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[center][color=#134a0c][font=Century Gothic][b][size=7]~ Wishlist ~[/size][/b][/center] [center][color=#64b05a][size=5][u][b]~ Missing Familiars ~[/b][/u][/center] [size=4][b]Dreamies...[/b][/size] [item=Boolean] [item=Cog Frog] [item=Bone Fiend] [item=Downy Fox Rat] [item=Driftwood Baron] [item=Dunhoof Ambassador] [item=Fawn Fox Rat] [item=Golden Bantam Fangar] [item=Golden Idol] [item=Mock Firebird] [item=Peacock Firebird] [item=Red-Footed Akirbeak] [item=Skycat] [item=Speedy] Boolean - Cog Frog - Bone Fiend - Downy Fox Rat - Driftwood Baron - Dunhoof Ambassador - Fawn Fox Rat - Golden Bantam Fangar - Golden Idol - Mock Firebird - Peacock Firebird - Red-Footed Akirbeak - Skycat - Speedy [item=Gale Wolf] [item=Spinel Vulstal] [item=Trick of the Light] [item=Umbra Wolf] [item=Serthis Archivist] Gale Wolf - Spinel Vulstal - Trick of the Light - Umbra Wolf - [b]Serthis Archivist[/b] [size=4][b]Missing ones from A to Z[/b][/size] [b]A + B[/b] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/familiar/art/23849_gray.png[/img] [nextcol][b]A[/b] Amberwing Waveskimmer / Amethyst King / Animated Armor / Anomalous Nekomata / Anomalous Skink / Antique Chair / Arcane Sprite / Ashen Bicorn Whale / Ashscale Ophiotaurus / Aurora Pangolin / Autumn Sea Dragon [b]B[/b] Ball-Jointed Bogsneak / Barking Jester / Barkskin Watcher / Barred Skira / Bearded Yeti / Bellus Glamortail / Black Dwarf Unicorn / Black-wing Hummingbird / Blackline Bicorn Whale / Blacktalon Striker / Blight Nymph / Bloodstone Beetle / Bluetail Skira / Bone Fiend / Boolean / Boulder Nymph / Bubble Brook Gecko / Bubble Nymph / Buff Laced Cockatrice / Butter Caiman / Buttercup Strangler [/columns] [b]C + D[/b] [columns][b]C[/b] Cactus Marzal / Calculating Candelabra / Candycane Xolo / Ceanothus Brawler / Candy Cockatrice / Ceanothus Brawler / Chocolate Ferret / Cinder Nymph / Cinderkelp Loach / Cloud Nymph / Coarsefur Yeti / Cog Frog / Colorburst Buttersnake / Colubrid Column / Conjoined Skink / Coral Carpenter / Corpse Cleaner / Corundum Chameleon / Cosmo Gecko / Crowned Roc / Crystalhide Jester / Curious Kettle [b]D[/b] Dappled Dunhoof / Darktouched Chimera / Daydream Puffer / Deepreal Hunter / Disoriented Spirit / Downy Fox Rat / Driftwood Baron / Dunhoof Ambassador / Dwarf Truffle / Dwarf Unicorn [nextcol][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/familiar/art/21713_gray.png[/img][/columns] [b]E + F + G[/b] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/familiar/art/25354_gray.png[/img] [nextcol][b]E[/b] Earth Sprite / Empress Beetle [b]F[/b] Fawn Fox Rat / Fire Sprite / Firebelly Weaver / Firefly Cockatrice / Five-toed Pilco / Flora Cerdae / Flower Nymph / Flowering Pohip / Fluted Pukasloth / Flutterbun / Frost Delver / Frostbite Dryad / Fungusbearing Phony [b]G[/b] Gale Wolf / Glamortail Hopper / Glasswing Flutter / Glossy Duskrat / Golden Bantam Fangar / Golden Featherfin / Golden Idol / Golden Kitsune / Golden Porpoise / Granite Thresher / Graveyard Guardian / Greatshell / Greenwing Razorclaw / Grove Piper[/columns] [b]H + I/J + L[/b] [columns][b]H[/b] Hati / Hawksbill Goliath / Highreach Bonepicker / Hippojay / Hulking Greatowl [b]I[/b] Ice Sprite / Ignited Imp / Inquisitive Shroud / Inscribed Pangolin / Irradiated Astronomer / Irregular Nekomata [b]L[/b] Lakelight Weaver / Lavaborne Hoax / Leftover Residue / Leopard Coralclimber / Light Sprite / Lightning Lancer / Lightning Sprite / Longhorn Capricat / Longneck Scrapper [nextcol][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/familiar/art/22852_gray.png[/img][/columns] [b]M + N + O[/b] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/familiar/art/23891_gray.png[/img] [nextcol][b]M[/b] Malevolent Spirit / Maned Cobra / Mantarune / Manticore / Maren Ambusher / Maren Currentfinder / Maren Scout / Maren Shark Hunter / Maren Warlock / Melon Marzal / Melprin / Mistral Minion / Mock Firebird / Molten Marauder / Molten Wartoad / Moonlight Fungi / Mossy Pohip / Mottled Sea Serpent [b]N[/b] Nature Sprite / Nightsky Fuiran / Noggle / Noxious Coralclimber [b]O[/b] Overcharged Silverbeast[/columns] [b]P + Q[/b] [columns][b]P[/b] Painted Centaur / Painted Protobeast / Palefoot Tadhop / Paradise Zalis / Patina Pangolin / Peacock Firebird / Peacock Spider / Perching Java Sparrow / Petalmane Floron / Pink-Tail Mole / Plague Sprite / Poltergeist Pile / Prancing Capricat / Princess Petal Gecko / Protobeast Quartz Cockatrice [b]R[/b] Ragepuff / Rainbow Sprite / Raptorik Ringmaster / Red-Footed Akirbeak / Rhodochrosite Crane / Riptide Clipper / Rivermouth Flatbill / Roc / Rosy Lake Cormorant / Rosy Peryton / Roundhorn Melprin / Ruffle Glasswing / Ruffletail Tadhop / Rusty Golem [nextcol][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/familiar/art/19573_gray.png[/img][/columns] [b]S + T[/b] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/familiar/art/21435_gray.png[/img] [nextcol][b]S[/b] Seaglass Swimmer / Seaweed Scavenger / Sentinel Mith / Serthis Archivist / Serthis Support / Shadow Sprite / Shale Thresher / Shellion / Shimmering Xolo / Shiny Residue / Silver Featherfin / Silver Kitsune / Sköll / Skycat / Skycrest Bicorn / Speckled Peacock Spider / Speedy / Spined Cobra / Spinel Vulstal / Spiney Whale / Spotted Faun / Spotted Pukasloth / Stardust Scholar / Stone Borer / Stormclaw Showman / Stormcloud Harpy / Sunbeam Dryad / Sunspot Clouddancer / Swallowtail Buttersnake [b]T[/b] Tar-Trooper Slarg / Tender Larail / Terra Tortoise / Transmuted Treasure / Travelling Garden / Trick of the Light / Tricolor Yapper / Tunnel Hydra / Tuxedo Floracat[/columns] [b]U + V/W + Z[/b] [columns][b]U[/b] Ultraram / Umberhorn Qiriq / Umbra Wolf / Undying Featherback [b]V+W[/b] Valorous Cape / Veiled Vision Wartoad / Wasteland Collector / Water Sprite / Wave Sweeper / Waveswell Sorcerer / White Rot Deer / Wind Sprite / Windcarve Harpy / Wood Ear Deer / Woodland Turkey [b]Z[/b] Zeeba [nextcol][img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/familiar/art/23817_gray.png[/img][/columns]
~ Wishlist ~


~ Missing Familiars ~


Dreamies...


Boolean - Cog Frog - Bone Fiend - Downy Fox Rat - Driftwood Baron - Dunhoof Ambassador - Fawn Fox Rat - Golden Bantam Fangar - Golden Idol - Mock Firebird - Peacock Firebird - Red-Footed Akirbeak - Skycat - Speedy


Gale Wolf - Spinel Vulstal - Trick of the Light - Umbra Wolf - Serthis Archivist



Missing ones from A to Z

A + B
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Amberwing Waveskimmer / Amethyst King / Animated Armor / Anomalous Nekomata / Anomalous Skink / Antique Chair / Arcane Sprite / Ashen Bicorn Whale / Ashscale Ophiotaurus / Aurora Pangolin / Autumn Sea Dragon


B
Ball-Jointed Bogsneak / Barking Jester / Barkskin Watcher / Barred Skira / Bearded Yeti / Bellus Glamortail / Black Dwarf Unicorn / Black-wing Hummingbird / Blackline Bicorn Whale / Blacktalon Striker / Blight Nymph / Bloodstone Beetle / Bluetail Skira / Bone Fiend / Boolean / Boulder Nymph / Bubble Brook Gecko / Bubble Nymph / Buff Laced Cockatrice / Butter Caiman / Buttercup Strangler


C + D
C
Cactus Marzal / Calculating Candelabra / Candycane Xolo / Ceanothus Brawler / Candy Cockatrice / Ceanothus Brawler / Chocolate Ferret / Cinder Nymph / Cinderkelp Loach / Cloud Nymph / Coarsefur Yeti / Cog Frog / Colorburst Buttersnake / Colubrid Column / Conjoined Skink / Coral Carpenter / Corpse Cleaner / Corundum Chameleon / Cosmo Gecko / Crowned Roc / Crystalhide Jester / Curious Kettle


D
Dappled Dunhoof / Darktouched Chimera / Daydream Puffer / Deepreal Hunter / Disoriented Spirit / Downy Fox Rat / Driftwood Baron / Dunhoof Ambassador / Dwarf Truffle / Dwarf Unicorn
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E + F + G
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Earth Sprite / Empress Beetle


F
Fawn Fox Rat / Fire Sprite / Firebelly Weaver / Firefly Cockatrice / Five-toed Pilco / Flora Cerdae / Flower Nymph / Flowering Pohip / Fluted Pukasloth / Flutterbun / Frost Delver / Frostbite Dryad / Fungusbearing Phony


G
Gale Wolf / Glamortail Hopper / Glasswing Flutter / Glossy Duskrat / Golden Bantam Fangar / Golden Featherfin / Golden Idol / Golden Kitsune / Golden Porpoise / Granite Thresher / Graveyard Guardian / Greatshell / Greenwing Razorclaw / Grove Piper


H + I/J + L
H
Hati / Hawksbill Goliath / Highreach Bonepicker / Hippojay / Hulking Greatowl


I
Ice Sprite / Ignited Imp / Inquisitive Shroud / Inscribed Pangolin / Irradiated Astronomer / Irregular Nekomata


L
Lakelight Weaver / Lavaborne Hoax / Leftover Residue / Leopard Coralclimber / Light Sprite / Lightning Lancer / Lightning Sprite / Longhorn Capricat / Longneck Scrapper
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M + N + O
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Malevolent Spirit / Maned Cobra / Mantarune / Manticore / Maren Ambusher / Maren Currentfinder / Maren Scout / Maren Shark Hunter / Maren Warlock / Melon Marzal / Melprin / Mistral Minion / Mock Firebird / Molten Marauder / Molten Wartoad / Moonlight Fungi / Mossy Pohip / Mottled Sea Serpent


N
Nature Sprite / Nightsky Fuiran / Noggle / Noxious Coralclimber


O
Overcharged Silverbeast


P + Q
P
Painted Centaur / Painted Protobeast / Palefoot Tadhop / Paradise Zalis / Patina Pangolin / Peacock Firebird / Peacock Spider / Perching Java Sparrow / Petalmane Floron / Pink-Tail Mole / Plague Sprite / Poltergeist Pile / Prancing Capricat / Princess Petal Gecko / Protobeast
Quartz Cockatrice


R
Ragepuff / Rainbow Sprite / Raptorik Ringmaster / Red-Footed Akirbeak / Rhodochrosite Crane / Riptide Clipper / Rivermouth Flatbill / Roc / Rosy Lake Cormorant / Rosy Peryton / Roundhorn Melprin / Ruffle Glasswing / Ruffletail Tadhop / Rusty Golem
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S + T
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Seaglass Swimmer / Seaweed Scavenger / Sentinel Mith / Serthis Archivist / Serthis Support / Shadow Sprite / Shale Thresher / Shellion / Shimmering Xolo / Shiny Residue / Silver Featherfin / Silver Kitsune / Sköll / Skycat / Skycrest Bicorn / Speckled Peacock Spider / Speedy / Spined Cobra / Spinel Vulstal / Spiney Whale / Spotted Faun / Spotted Pukasloth / Stardust Scholar / Stone Borer / Stormclaw Showman / Stormcloud Harpy / Sunbeam Dryad / Sunspot Clouddancer / Swallowtail Buttersnake


T
Tar-Trooper Slarg / Tender Larail / Terra Tortoise / Transmuted Treasure / Travelling Garden / Trick of the Light / Tricolor Yapper / Tunnel Hydra / Tuxedo Floracat


U + V/W + Z
U
Ultraram / Umberhorn Qiriq / Umbra Wolf / Undying Featherback


V+W
Valorous Cape / Veiled Vision
Wartoad / Wasteland Collector / Water Sprite / Wave Sweeper / Waveswell Sorcerer / White Rot Deer / Wind Sprite / Windcarve Harpy / Wood Ear Deer / Woodland Turkey


Z
Zeeba
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[center][color=#b8a948][font=Century Gothic][b][size=5][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1838332/2#post_21070488]~ Historic Tales ~[/url][/size][/b][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=4][u][b]~ [GALA 2017] Journey into Snowspire Caverns ~[/b][/u][/center] [quote=*][center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/1][img]http://i.imgur.com/i817nXG.png[/img][/url][/center] For generations, clan elders have told tales of the terrible secrets that lie buried deep within the caverns of the Fortress of Ends. Horrifying monsters with their images frozen solid in blocks of eternal ice, treasure hoards brimming with gemstones and gold, a glimpse into the history of Sornieth - all of the things a dragon in search of adventure could only dream of. While most of your clan may be content to spend their Gala engaging in political pleasantries, gathering snowflakes, and dining away the evenings, some dragons wish for something a bit more exciting... [/quote] [right][size=2]* quoted from the [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/1][GALA 2017] Journey into Snowspire Caverns[/url] story-based event hosted by @squidragon /// credit: [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/2092302/1]art by Ruude[/url] /// All rights belong to the [GALA 2017] team![/size][/right] [center][size=4]Dragons participating in the expedition: [b]The Vortex Squad[/b][/size][/center] [quote=The Adventurer -] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=27918533] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/279186/27918533_350.png[/img] [/url] [center][size=4]Dragon Name: [b]Loki[/b] Dragon ID#: [b]27918533[/b] Dragon's Pronouns: [b]He/Him[/b][/size][center] [nextcol] [b][Curious][/b] - "Even as a hatchling, I have been itching to just fly off somewhere and my mom had to drag me back to the nest after running after older adventurers. Ah, the good old times! Good for me, I have never lost my hunger for adventure. Let us go make a new discovery~" [b][Cooperative][/b] - "Company is always welcome! I like to have someone to talk and share things with! I was once told, I'm a peace maker and the 'one-to-go-to' dragon whenever a disagreement is about to get out of hand." [b][Fight][/b] - "Come on~ I'm an adventurer! I'm totally able to look out for myself." Why do you descend into these caves? [b]"I don't know - It seemed like a good idea at the time."[/b] (curiosity... defenitely xD ) Loki has chosen the the following skills: [b]Climbing[/b] / [b]Survival[/b] / [b]Light Magic[/b] Flip a coin. Decide your fate... [b][Heads][/b] [/columns][/quote] [quote=The Warrior - ] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=21996779] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/219968/21996779_350.png[/img] [/url] [center][size=4] Dragon Name: [b]Avalanche [/b]/ Lance Dragon ID#: [b]21996779[/b] Dragon's Pronouns: [b]He/Him[/b][/size][/center] [nextcol] [b][Cautious][/b] - "I'm the thinker, observer and strategist of our group. One has to be! What woulb be happening otherwise! I just like to take everything in consideration before acting... is that so bad?" [b][Cooperative][/b] - "Hmm, I'm one of the teachers back home in the Warrior Squad. Being part of such a big group and being one of the higherups, I knows quite well how to collaborate and use the others strong points to everyones advantage. It's my job to do so." [b][Fight][/b] - " 'A dragon's gotta do what a dragon's gotta do!' No problem with a fight here! I'm more than willing to protect my friends and to fight off the enemy." Why do you descend into these caves? [b]Knowledge [/b]- "Being the trainer of young recrutes, a new adventure always has its benefits! I want to learn a lot from it." Avalanche has chosen the the following skills: [b]Combat[/b] / [b]Awareness[/b] / [b]Cartography[/b] Flip a coin. Decide your fate... [b][Tails][/b] [/columns][/quote] [quote=The Healer - ] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=28325947] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/283260/28325947_350.png[/img] [/url] [center][size=4] Dragon Name: [b]Aztec [/b] Dragon ID#: [b]28325947[/b] Dragon's Pronouns: [b]He/Him[/b][/size][/center] [nextcol] [b][Curious][/b] - "Well, seems like I am another rather curious dragon for this team. I'm always ready to study something new and uninvestigated... Maybe some new plants for a new cure...?" [b][Cooperative][/b] - "I've been part of something like this before. It was way before I joined my current clan, so we have jet to do something together as a team... but Avalanche and I are quite used to integrate with others, and Loki is a kind soul ready to listen and to share his thougs. Seems like, we will be able to work together quite well...." [b][Flight][/b] - "If the situations turns out to be too dire and one of my friends could be in great danger, sure.. I'm the first one to voice misgivings. I'm not a coward--mind you--and I'm able to look after myself; but I still prefer 'Safety first!' " Why do you descend into these caves? [b]"I don't know - It seemed like a good idea at the time."[/b] (Precaution, I didn't want to let those two out of sight... Who knows what they'd get themself into!) Avalanche has chosen the the following skills: [b]First Aid[/b] / [b]Beasts[/b] / [b]Botany[/b] Flip a coin. Decide your fate... [b][Heads][/b] [/columns][/quote] [center][size=7][font=Comic Sans MS][b]Logbook[/b][/size][/font][/center] [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/18#post_25112117]Team[/url] | [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/56#post_25227466]Entry 1[/url] | [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/67#post_25260927]Entry 2[/url] | [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/85#post_25318701]Entry 3[/url] | [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/93#post_25412175]Entry 4[/url] | [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/96#post_25471355]Entry 5[/url] | [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/99#post_25525256]Entry 6[/url] | [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/105#post_25651575]Entry 7[/url] [/center] [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 1 - Rockfall[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: Jan 23, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Southern Icefield - The entrance to Snowspire Caverns[/indent] After three days and three nights of flying across the harsh and icy peaks of the Fortress of Ends, we, The Vortex Squad, have finally arrived at our destination. Our guide, a frazzled, robin-blue fae called Harold, had led us twisting and turning through massive glacial spires, rocky peaks, and stone-cold trenches cracked into the ice. As we traveled, our hearts fluttering with anticipation, we scanned the cold and cloudy horizons, hoping that each cave we passed might be our destination. At one point, Harold stopped the party to rest beneath the thinned branches of an old and scraggly pine tree, turned to the group, and said: [i]'Well, I was pretty sure the cave entrance was half a kilometer back, but I didn't seem to spot it... You wait here while I circle around. Don't worry! I'll be back shortly.'[/i] As these things always seem to go, the guide was not back shortly. We waited two and a half hours before he returned, by which point the sun had already begun to set and the nighttime chill set in. The fae touched down in the branches of the pine tree, turned to us, and said: [i]'Silly me! We hadn't passed it at all. It's just a few kilometers ahead.'[/i] And so, we gathered our gear and continued on. When we finally came to our destination, we found the cave mouth to be a dark and foreboding sight. The stalactites and stalagmites stuck out like crooked teeth in a gaping maw, and the faded sign haphazardly nailed to the nearest tree simply said: [b]'Don't.'[/b] You might wonder what it was that we were not supposed to do, but to those of us standing at the gateway to those caverns, feeling the icy breeze ascending from the depths within, it was obvious. Don't enter. Of course, that was exactly what we would later do. After making our camp for the night and taking an inventory of our food and equipment, we went to sleep. [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: Jan 24, 2017 [b]Location[/b]: Rockfall Caverns - The camp at the base of the trench[/indent] Next morning we ate our breakfast, fastened our hooks and lamps carefully to our belts, waved goodbye to our trusty guide, and entered the cave. The first stretch of the cave was relatively quiet. The wildlife was few and far between, although we were able to get a good look at some fascinating species of bats, and those first few hours were marked by the collection of a variety of standard geological and biological samples. As we walked further, the cave began to branch apart into dozens of passageways, each leading in a slightly different direction but still looking quite the same. It soon became clear how the decision dynamics of The Vortex Squad would go. Our group turned out to get along quite well together. For every decision, we took a vote and chose the option most favorable amongst the group. And so, we walked and walked and walked. As the earth beneath us became loose and rocky, Loki stopped suddenly. Turning to the group, he flicked out his tail and tapped the earth before us: [i]'I believe we may be on unstable grounds. I think it is best if we find another way.'[/i] As we were just about to turn around, we noticed something sparkling ever so slightly at the opposite end of the passage. Curiosity piqued, we decided to brave the unstable passage, treading as lightly as possible. Carefully making our way across the passageway, one step at a time, we had nearly reached the opposite end of the cavern when the floor caved out beneath us. Bruised and battered by the falling rocks and disoriented by the sudden collapse, we found ourselves quickly plummeting to the bottom of a great trench. Fortunately, Avalanche had seen this coming and was able to call out a warning just as the rocks collapsed around us. We quickly jumped to the nearest stable platform and watched as the floor around us crumbled into the darkness below. Stranded at the edge of the cliff with our return passage blocked beneath piles of rubble, there were two options. We could climb down into the trench below, or we could attempt to move the rubble and head back in the direction we came from. Feeling that the deepest parts of the caverns might hold the most fascinating secrets, we decided to try descending into the trench. Gazing down into the darkness below with little idea of how far down this pit might go, we prepared ourselves for the descent. Loki, confident that he could easily climb down to the bottom, led the way, jumping between pillars of ice and clinging to the jagged rock edges. With his guidance, we were able to make our way to the bottom of the trench unharmed. By the time we had reached what we thought to be the base of the trench, we were ready to make our camp for the day. And so, we logged our activities, ate our meal, and rested. [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/56#post_25227466]X[/url][/center] [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 2 - Unusual Botany[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: Jan 26, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Down the Pit - Camp at the Sample Cavern[/indent] We awoke to darkness and an eerie sense of silence. The only sounds were the distant drip of water and the occasional flutter of bat wings. Uncertain of whether it was day or night, but feeling rested enough, we figured this was as good a time as any to pack up and continue our journey. We spent what seemed like hours wandering through the branching passageways, each coated in a number of different species of plant and fungus. It was almost uncanny how much life was growing down in these incredibly dark and phenomenally cold places. In fact, it was too uncanny. Aztec, growing suspicious of the unusual lifeforms in the area, began to examine them in close detail. There was no good reason for them to be growing here so abundantly, with little source of nourishment, and something about them didn't seem quite right. After minutes of poking and prodding of leaves and mushrooms, Aztec turned to the group with an unexpected discovery: 'These plants... they seem to be feeding off of this strange and unidentifiable powder. Look, it's all over the walls, and even in the air. And do you see how twisted and misshapen they've grown? This can't possibly be good for our lungs.' As nervous as these plants might have made us, they were only plants and no strong and brave dragon flees from plants. We decided to continue on. As we continued to walk, collecting samples of the plantlife around us, when we noticed that we had started... *yawn* to grow.... *yawn* quite sleepy... That's funny... oooooh look at those colors..... spinningggggggg..... Spinning colors is never a good sign, so Aztec pulled a trio of masks out of his first aid kit and forced the entire party to put one on. Having regained our wits, we wondered if maybe, just maybe, this was a bad idea. Even though this place was clearly dangerous and these plants were clearly out to get us, we had already spent far too much time traveling through these passages to turn back now. No! We had to keep going, stay strong, and carry on! By some miracle, our determination was met with success. We eventually came to a large, open cavern with very little in the way of plants. The air was clear to breathe again, and this place contained a number of interesting samples for us to collect. After helping ourselves to some fascinating rocks and gemstones, we set up our camp for the night, ate our meal, logged our activities, and slept. [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/67#post_25260927]X[/url][/center] [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 3 - Bioluminescence[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: Jan 28, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Underground Ecosystem - Camp in the Ice-Coated Tunnel[/indent] The Vortex Squad awoke suddenly to the site of a small glowing mouse sitting atop Aztec's head. Shaking the creature off, we all stared at it in curiosity. It was covered in tiny bioluminescent baubles and, as we looked up, we could see several more similar creatures running around in the distance, their lights bobbing up and down in the passages of the cave. After a few minutes of watching in confusion, we ate, packed our things, and followed the little glowing mice - wherever they might lead us. As we progressed, we noticed a bright light coming from the cavern ahead. Following it, slightly worried about what it might be, we eventually came to a breathtaking sight. The passage opened up into a massive underground ecosystem where everything was bioluminescent. Little animals scurried around, glowing. Plants grew along the walls and up towards the ceiling, glowing. Glowing insects buzzed around glowing flowers and glowing bats slept atop the glowing ceiling. We wondered what the cause of this might be, and noticed a thin, clear dust drifting throughout the air of the room. Yet, we had no trouble breathing and did not seem to be experiencing any harmful effects. As we continued through the bioluminescent caverns, picking up a number of samples along the way, we wondered how there could be so much life in what we had expected to be such a barren and lifeless cave. It was then that Avalanche stopped and told the group to stay quiet. As we listened, we could hear the sounds of what seemed to be a very large creature moving through the vines. But we were no cowards. We moved towards the sounds, hoping to get a glimpse of whatever they might be. It was then that we realized we need to look up. And as we did so, we found ourselves face to face with a massive, glowing spider. As the spider dropped from the ceiling towards us, our team readied for the inevitable combat. Avalanche, pushing the rest of us out of the way, scurried around the legs of the beast, distracting and disorienting it. Just moments later, he flew up and around the spider, digging his teeth and claws into the creature's neck. Clawing at its back in desperation, the spider tried to scrape the attacker off onto the nearby wall, without success. It was then that Avalanche took his opportunity to deliver the final blow, eliminating his opponent. Our enemy defeated, we continued on into a smaller side passageway. After a few hours of following the small and winding tunnels, we eventually came to a massive, peculiarly straight tunnel with rough, ice-coated sides. It measured perhaps 100 meters in width and an equal number in height. We followed this tunnel for another few hours, collecting various samples from the walls, before setting our camp, eating our meal, logging our activities, and going to sleep. [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/85#post_25318701]X[/url][/center] [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 4 - A Close Encounter[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: Feb 01, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Near the Massive Underground Room - Camp in the Tunnels[/indent] There was no dawn, and we couldn't be sure of what time it was - or even what day it was - but nevertheless we awoke feeling quite rested. Taking the time to eat a meal and pack up our items, we soon found ourselves up and ready for another day of exploration. It was not long into the day's walk that our path began to spiral upwards. Although we had not yet seen any creatures, we had heard the frequent shuffling of tiny footsteps echoing through the halls. We knew we were not alone, and we were not afraid, although we soon would be. It was later in the day when we came to a large, circular hole in the wall. Seeing the movement inside, we approached cautiously, turning our lanterns down as dim as they could go. We found ourselves looking down into the most massive room we had yet seen. At the center of this large and round chamber, was a writhing mass of tentacles and eyeballs and teeth. Nearing 200 meters tall, and equally wide, it was easily the largest living creature we had ever laid our eyes upon. Around it, thousands of tiny version of this similar creature were all feeding a constant flow of various plants and animals to the 'mother.' There were stacks of grasses and plants arranged in nests, where all of these strange and horrible creatures wiggled about. In that moment, the exact same thing was going through all of our heads 'Great dragon gods what kind of horror is that?!' Of course, we did not have too long to take in this situation, as it was soon after that the 'mother' had spotted us, reaching one of its tentacles up through the hole, which was conveniently situated about halfway to the ceiling of the massive room. We knew we had to act, and quickly. We backed away from the hole as Loki climbed into a nook in the passageway, beckoning for his teammates to follow. There we stayed, quietly waiting and watching as the beast's tendril blindly felt around the passageway. Quietly creeping from our hiding place to get another look at the creature, we... 'hey! Is that a nocturne egg?! Is that thing eating dragon babies like popcorn?!' This was bad. Very bad. We needed to hatch quite the plan if we were to take out a horror like this. We knew that there had to be a way for us to fight this thing that didn't simply involve conventional combat. Because, let's face it, we were not going to be able to take down anything that big. Not with only the three of us. As we watched this thing function, we looked around the room, hoping to get a few ideas. Aztec, having spent a good few minutes deep in thought, eventually pointed to the ceiling of the cavern: 'Do you see all those cracks up there? There's even a hole just above the creature's head. Perhaps we could collapse the ceiling down onto it. I'm not sure how we could do it, but if we can find a way up there we might be able to get a better look.' We began to thoroughly search the area to see if we could find a passage that would lead us upwards, above the creature. Fortunately, Avalanche's map would do just the trick. We began to go back, through all the tunnels we had passed, until finally we began to move upwards. When we had nearly reached the top, we found a secluded place that we thought might be safe enough for a bit of rest, we made our camp, logged our activities, ate our meal, and slept (in shifts, for safety). [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/93#post_25412175]X[/url][/center] [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 5 - Hall of Mirrors[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: Feb 04, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Above the 'Mother'-Room - Camp in the Crystalline Caves[/indent] 'Morning' came - and it brought with it aching backs and cold toes. By this point, we were beginning to grow a bit tired of having to sleep on the cold, hard ground, but our trip was nearly halfway done and there was still so much more to see. We ate our breakfast, packed our camp, and hopped up to continue our journey. We had not been looking for long when we came across the beautiful sight of sparkling gemstones, everywhere. As we entered a series of crystalline caverns the passages became tighter and more jagged, and the crystals more and more reflective - almost creating a hall of mirrors that easily disoriented us as we wandered through. The light from our lanterns flickered against the floors, walls, and ceiling, bouncing around the corners and sometimes nearly blinding us upon hitting a gemstone at just the wrong angle. We continued through these caves, although slowly and cautiously, taking samples as we went and hoping that we would not become lost. Fortunately, Avalanche's map kept us on track and headed in the right direction. Eventually we made our way to the center of these caverns - and up ahead we could see a promising pit in the floor, but it was unfortunately blocked by a thin crystalline wall. Aztec punched the wall with all of his might, allowing us to make our way into the chamber. Now able to pass through the wall, we were able to look into the hole in the cavern floor. We had the perfect, bird's-eye view of the large open chamber containing the horrible 'mother' of all mutants. The creature, a writhing mass of black tentacles and eyes, wiggled about, eating the dragon eggs and other foods that the tiny, similar creatures brought it. Now that we were here, we realized that we needed to be very careful. The horrible creature could easily reach one of its tendrils up through the hole to grab us. This was a good time to be stealthy. Loki beckoned us away from the pit, showing us how to disguise ourselves with bits of leaves and moss, covering up our bright scales with dirt and mud to assist in this task. When we had finished making ourselves look like ordinary rocks and plantlife, we crouched down at the edge of the hole, peering over the side. From here, we watched the creatures, taking notes and learning as much as we could. One of the things we first noticed, is that it was quite clear that these 'creatures' had once been a relatively normal form of wildlife. Years of exposure to the dust had left them strange and mutated, with unusual black tentacles and extra eyes and other limbs. Some of the creatures had mutated more than others. There were creatures nearly recognizable as mice and bats, and others that had long since left their status as 'normal wildlife' behind. The second thing that became clear is that the 'mother' was nearly entirely dependent on the smaller creatures. It was so large that it could no longer fit through the tunnels, leaving its children to dig tunnels, collect food from the caverns above, and perhaps even venture outside of the cave itself. The fact that it was eating nocturne eggs, helpless beastclan individuals, and other surface-dwelling creatures indicated that the appetite of this thing may be forcing the helpers to the surface. The third and final thing that we noticed, is that the cause of all of this seemed to be the dust, which was drifting up from narrow slots in the floor. Creatures collected the dust in piles and licked it up - almost as if it were a source of energy itself. The creatures had such a great appetite for it that there was nearly none on the walls or in the air in this chamber. When we grew tired of watching the creature, we retreated into a secluded corner of the crystalline caves to make our camp and sleep in shifts. We still had the full intention of trying to take it down - as it was clearly a serious hazard to dragonkind - but we needed to be fully rested in order to do so. 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Avalanche dove straight for the creature's eyeballs, weaving in and out between the swatting tentacles and clawing them to pieces, one by one. Aztec took to the air and spiraled around the monster, slashing at its tentacles and biting into its flesh. We all continued to attack, trying as hard as we could, but we grew more and more weak and wounded, and it just kept fighting. It was so strong, and soon, in a moment of hesitation, we found ourselves scooped up one at a time and dropped into a prison of ice. We were so weak and hurt from fighting that we could barely stand, let alone break our way out of the thick, frozen stone walls. Collapsing into a pile, we only wished that we had spent a bit more time preparing. Eventually the world around us faded as we slowly froze. In those last few moments, we had thought that we would be trapped forever - but, if that were the case, you're probably wondering how you're reading this. 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We like to think of it that way. We, The Vortex Squad, were not going to let our time as genuine 100% dragon popsicles get us down. The next thing we remembered was a rather warm tingling in our toes. The warm tingling began to spread to our legs, and our tail, and soon we realized we could move. Loki was the first to open his eyes, soon finding himself staring directly into the face of... our entire clan. Yes, the [i]entire clan[/i] noticed that we had been missing for a few weeks and came down to dig us out. What an embarassment! All of those dragons making a big trek into the cave, going out of their way to drop whatever important [i]surface things[/i] they were doing just so they could dig their neighbors out of a trench. When we had all melted, dried off, and begun to recover, our clanmates told us of the [i]immense trouble[/i] they had gone through in cutting us out of the ice like some certified fresh ice cubes and hoisting the blocks of ice up through the trenches and out of the cave. And that's not even considering the weeks it took to find us! At least they were happy to have the information we had gathered, although it certainly felt like they didn't even need it. With the whole clan there, they had no problem taking down the big monsters, and they didn't even save us any of the goodies. Well, we got a few things each, but it wasn't the same. At the end of the day, we don't regret our quest into the cave. We don't even really regret getting frozen and failing miserably. If we hadn't needed a good rescue, the clan wouldn't have been able to find nearly as much stuff because most of them would have never bothered to enter the cave. We only regret that we didn't get to keep any of it because we should 'be thankful they didn't just leave us there.' [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/forga/2089268/105#post_25651575]X[/url][/center] [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [center][size=1]RESOURCES DIVIDER [url=http://canzeda.deviantart.com/art/Divider-245049073]X[/url] [url=http://canzeda.deviantart.com/art/Divider-II-205834303]X[/url][/size][/center]


~ [GALA 2017] Journey into Snowspire Caverns ~


* wrote:
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For generations, clan elders have told tales of the terrible secrets that lie buried deep within the caverns of the Fortress of Ends. Horrifying monsters with their images frozen solid in blocks of eternal ice, treasure hoards brimming with gemstones and gold, a glimpse into the history of Sornieth - all of the things a dragon in search of adventure could only dream of. While most of your clan may be content to spend their Gala engaging in political pleasantries, gathering snowflakes, and dining away the evenings, some dragons wish for something a bit more exciting...
* quoted from the [GALA 2017] Journey into Snowspire Caverns story-based event hosted by @squidragon /// credit: art by Ruude /// All rights belong to the [GALA 2017] team!



Dragons participating in the expedition:
The Vortex Squad

The Adventurer - wrote:

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Dragon Name: Loki
Dragon ID#: 27918533
Dragon's Pronouns: He/Him
[Curious] - "Even as a hatchling, I have been itching to just fly off somewhere and my mom had to drag me back to the nest after running after older adventurers. Ah, the good old times! Good for me, I have never lost my hunger for adventure. Let us go make a new discovery~"

[Cooperative] - "Company is always welcome! I like to have someone to talk and share things with! I was once told, I'm a peace maker and the 'one-to-go-to' dragon whenever a disagreement is about to get out of hand."

[Fight] - "Come on~ I'm an adventurer! I'm totally able to look out for myself."

Why do you descend into these caves?
"I don't know - It seemed like a good idea at the time."
(curiosity... defenitely xD )

Loki has chosen the the following skills: Climbing / Survival / Light Magic

Flip a coin. Decide your fate... [Heads]

The Warrior - wrote:

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Dragon Name: Avalanche / Lance
Dragon ID#: 21996779
Dragon's Pronouns: He/Him
[Cautious] - "I'm the thinker, observer and strategist of our group. One has to be! What woulb be happening otherwise! I just like to take everything in consideration before acting... is that so bad?"

[Cooperative] - "Hmm, I'm one of the teachers back home in the Warrior Squad. Being part of such a big group and being one of the higherups, I knows quite well how to collaborate and use the others strong points to everyones advantage. It's my job to do so."

[Fight] - " 'A dragon's gotta do what a dragon's gotta do!' No problem with a fight here! I'm more than willing to protect my friends and to fight off the enemy."

Why do you descend into these caves?
Knowledge - "Being the trainer of young recrutes, a new adventure always has its benefits! I want to learn a lot from it."

Avalanche has chosen the the following skills: Combat / Awareness / Cartography

Flip a coin. Decide your fate... [Tails]

The Healer - wrote:

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Dragon Name: Aztec
Dragon ID#: 28325947
Dragon's Pronouns: He/Him
[Curious] - "Well, seems like I am another rather curious dragon for this team. I'm always ready to study something new and uninvestigated... Maybe some new plants for a new cure...?"

[Cooperative] - "I've been part of something like this before. It was way before I joined my current clan, so we have jet to do something together as a team... but Avalanche and I are quite used to integrate with others, and Loki is a kind soul ready to listen and to share his thougs. Seems like, we will be able to work together quite well...."

[Flight] - "If the situations turns out to be too dire and one of my friends could be in great danger, sure.. I'm the first one to voice misgivings. I'm not a coward--mind you--and I'm able to look after myself; but I still prefer 'Safety first!' "


Why do you descend into these caves?
"I don't know - It seemed like a good idea at the time."
(Precaution, I didn't want to let those two out of sight... Who knows what they'd get themself into!)

Avalanche has chosen the the following skills: First Aid / Beasts / Botany

Flip a coin. Decide your fate... [Heads]



Logbook

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Entry 1 - Rockfall
Date: Jan 23, 2017
Location: Southern Icefield - The entrance to Snowspire Caverns

After three days and three nights of flying across the harsh and icy peaks of the Fortress of Ends, we, The Vortex Squad, have finally arrived at our destination. Our guide, a frazzled, robin-blue fae called Harold, had led us twisting and turning through massive glacial spires, rocky peaks, and stone-cold trenches cracked into the ice. As we traveled, our hearts fluttering with anticipation, we scanned the cold and cloudy horizons, hoping that each cave we passed might be our destination. At one point, Harold stopped the party to rest beneath the thinned branches of an old and scraggly pine tree, turned to the group, and said: 'Well, I was pretty sure the cave entrance was half a kilometer back, but I didn't seem to spot it... You wait here while I circle around. Don't worry! I'll be back shortly.'

As these things always seem to go, the guide was not back shortly. We waited two and a half hours before he returned, by which point the sun had already begun to set and the nighttime chill set in. The fae touched down in the branches of the pine tree, turned to us, and said: 'Silly me! We hadn't passed it at all. It's just a few kilometers ahead.' And so, we gathered our gear and continued on.

When we finally came to our destination, we found the cave mouth to be a dark and foreboding sight. The stalactites and stalagmites stuck out like crooked teeth in a gaping maw, and the faded sign haphazardly nailed to the nearest tree simply said: 'Don't.' You might wonder what it was that we were not supposed to do, but to those of us standing at the gateway to those caverns, feeling the icy breeze ascending from the depths within, it was obvious. Don't enter.

Of course, that was exactly what we would later do. After making our camp for the night and taking an inventory of our food and equipment, we went to sleep.

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Date: Jan 24, 2017
Location: Rockfall Caverns - The camp at the base of the trench

Next morning we ate our breakfast, fastened our hooks and lamps carefully to our belts, waved goodbye to our trusty guide, and entered the cave.

The first stretch of the cave was relatively quiet. The wildlife was few and far between, although we were able to get a good look at some fascinating species of bats, and those first few hours were marked by the collection of a variety of standard geological and biological samples. As we walked further, the cave began to branch apart into dozens of passageways, each leading in a slightly different direction but still looking quite the same. It soon became clear how the decision dynamics of The Vortex Squad would go. Our group turned out to get along quite well together. For every decision, we took a vote and chose the option most favorable amongst the group.

And so, we walked and walked and walked.

As the earth beneath us became loose and rocky, Loki stopped suddenly. Turning to the group, he flicked out his tail and tapped the earth before us: 'I believe we may be on unstable grounds. I think it is best if we find another way.'

As we were just about to turn around, we noticed something sparkling ever so slightly at the opposite end of the passage. Curiosity piqued, we decided to brave the unstable passage, treading as lightly as possible.

Carefully making our way across the passageway, one step at a time, we had nearly reached the opposite end of the cavern when the floor caved out beneath us. Bruised and battered by the falling rocks and disoriented by the sudden collapse, we found ourselves quickly plummeting to the bottom of a great trench.

Fortunately, Avalanche had seen this coming and was able to call out a warning just as the rocks collapsed around us. We quickly jumped to the nearest stable platform and watched as the floor around us crumbled into the darkness below.

Stranded at the edge of the cliff with our return passage blocked beneath piles of rubble, there were two options. We could climb down into the trench below, or we could attempt to move the rubble and head back in the direction we came from. Feeling that the deepest parts of the caverns might hold the most fascinating secrets, we decided to try descending into the trench.

Gazing down into the darkness below with little idea of how far down this pit might go, we prepared ourselves for the descent.

Loki, confident that he could easily climb down to the bottom, led the way, jumping between pillars of ice and clinging to the jagged rock edges. With his guidance, we were able to make our way to the bottom of the trench unharmed.

By the time we had reached what we thought to be the base of the trench, we were ready to make our camp for the day. And so, we logged our activities, ate our meal, and rested.
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Entry 2 - Unusual Botany
Date: Jan 26, 2017
Location: Down the Pit - Camp at the Sample Cavern

We awoke to darkness and an eerie sense of silence. The only sounds were the distant drip of water and the occasional flutter of bat wings. Uncertain of whether it was day or night, but feeling rested enough, we figured this was as good a time as any to pack up and continue our journey.

We spent what seemed like hours wandering through the branching passageways, each coated in a number of different species of plant and fungus. It was almost uncanny how much life was growing down in these incredibly dark and phenomenally cold places.

In fact, it was too uncanny. Aztec, growing suspicious of the unusual lifeforms in the area, began to examine them in close detail. There was no good reason for them to be growing here so abundantly, with little source of nourishment, and something about them didn't seem quite right. After minutes of poking and prodding of leaves and mushrooms, Aztec turned to the group with an unexpected discovery: 'These plants... they seem to be feeding off of this strange and unidentifiable powder. Look, it's all over the walls, and even in the air. And do you see how twisted and misshapen they've grown? This can't possibly be good for our lungs.'

As nervous as these plants might have made us, they were only plants and no strong and brave dragon flees from plants. We decided to continue on.

As we continued to walk, collecting samples of the plantlife around us, when we noticed that we had started... *yawn* to grow.... *yawn* quite sleepy... That's funny... oooooh look at those colors..... spinningggggggg.....

Spinning colors is never a good sign, so Aztec pulled a trio of masks out of his first aid kit and forced the entire party to put one on. Having regained our wits, we wondered if maybe, just maybe, this was a bad idea.

Even though this place was clearly dangerous and these plants were clearly out to get us, we had already spent far too much time traveling through these passages to turn back now. No! We had to keep going, stay strong, and carry on!

By some miracle, our determination was met with success.

We eventually came to a large, open cavern with very little in the way of plants. The air was clear to breathe again, and this place contained a number of interesting samples for us to collect. After helping ourselves to some fascinating rocks and gemstones, we set up our camp for the night, ate our meal, logged our activities, and slept.
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Entry 3 - Bioluminescence
Date: Jan 28, 2017
Location: Underground Ecosystem - Camp in the Ice-Coated Tunnel

The Vortex Squad awoke suddenly to the site of a small glowing mouse sitting atop Aztec's head. Shaking the creature off, we all stared at it in curiosity. It was covered in tiny bioluminescent baubles and, as we looked up, we could see several more similar creatures running around in the distance, their lights bobbing up and down in the passages of the cave.

After a few minutes of watching in confusion, we ate, packed our things, and followed the little glowing mice - wherever they might lead us.

As we progressed, we noticed a bright light coming from the cavern ahead. Following it, slightly worried about what it might be, we eventually came to a breathtaking sight. The passage opened up into a massive underground ecosystem where everything was bioluminescent. Little animals scurried around, glowing. Plants grew along the walls and up towards the ceiling, glowing. Glowing insects buzzed around glowing flowers and glowing bats slept atop the glowing ceiling. We wondered what the cause of this might be, and noticed a thin, clear dust drifting throughout the air of the room. Yet, we had no trouble breathing and did not seem to be experiencing any harmful effects.

As we continued through the bioluminescent caverns, picking up a number of samples along the way, we wondered how there could be so much life in what we had expected to be such a barren and lifeless cave.

It was then that Avalanche stopped and told the group to stay quiet. As we listened, we could hear the sounds of what seemed to be a very large creature moving through the vines.

But we were no cowards. We moved towards the sounds, hoping to get a glimpse of whatever they might be. It was then that we realized we need to look up. And as we did so, we found ourselves face to face with a massive, glowing spider.

As the spider dropped from the ceiling towards us, our team readied for the inevitable combat.

Avalanche, pushing the rest of us out of the way, scurried around the legs of the beast, distracting and disorienting it. Just moments later, he flew up and around the spider, digging his teeth and claws into the creature's neck. Clawing at its back in desperation, the spider tried to scrape the attacker off onto the nearby wall, without success. It was then that Avalanche took his opportunity to deliver the final blow, eliminating his opponent.

Our enemy defeated, we continued on into a smaller side passageway.

After a few hours of following the small and winding tunnels, we eventually came to a massive, peculiarly straight tunnel with rough, ice-coated sides. It measured perhaps 100 meters in width and an equal number in height. We followed this tunnel for another few hours, collecting various samples from the walls, before setting our camp, eating our meal, logging our activities, and going to sleep.
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Entry 4 - A Close Encounter
Date: Feb 01, 2017
Location: Near the Massive Underground Room - Camp in the Tunnels

There was no dawn, and we couldn't be sure of what time it was - or even what day it was - but nevertheless we awoke feeling quite rested. Taking the time to eat a meal and pack up our items, we soon found ourselves up and ready for another day of exploration.

It was not long into the day's walk that our path began to spiral upwards. Although we had not yet seen any creatures, we had heard the frequent shuffling of tiny footsteps echoing through the halls. We knew we were not alone, and we were not afraid, although we soon would be.

It was later in the day when we came to a large, circular hole in the wall. Seeing the movement inside, we approached cautiously, turning our lanterns down as dim as they could go. We found ourselves looking down into the most massive room we had yet seen. At the center of this large and round chamber, was a writhing mass of tentacles and eyeballs and teeth. Nearing 200 meters tall, and equally wide, it was easily the largest living creature we had ever laid our eyes upon. Around it, thousands of tiny version of this similar creature were all feeding a constant flow of various plants and animals to the 'mother.' There were stacks of grasses and plants arranged in nests, where all of these strange and horrible creatures wiggled about.

In that moment, the exact same thing was going through all of our heads 'Great dragon gods what kind of horror is that?!'

Of course, we did not have too long to take in this situation, as it was soon after that the 'mother' had spotted us, reaching one of its tentacles up through the hole, which was conveniently situated about halfway to the ceiling of the massive room. We knew we had to act, and quickly.

We backed away from the hole as Loki climbed into a nook in the passageway, beckoning for his teammates to follow. There we stayed, quietly waiting and watching as the beast's tendril blindly felt around the passageway.

Quietly creeping from our hiding place to get another look at the creature, we... 'hey! Is that a nocturne egg?! Is that thing eating dragon babies like popcorn?!' This was bad. Very bad. We needed to hatch quite the plan if we were to take out a horror like this.

We knew that there had to be a way for us to fight this thing that didn't simply involve conventional combat. Because, let's face it, we were not going to be able to take down anything that big. Not with only the three of us. As we watched this thing function, we looked around the room, hoping to get a few ideas.

Aztec, having spent a good few minutes deep in thought, eventually pointed to the ceiling of the cavern: 'Do you see all those cracks up there? There's even a hole just above the creature's head. Perhaps we could collapse the ceiling down onto it. I'm not sure how we could do it, but if we can find a way up there we might be able to get a better look.'

We began to thoroughly search the area to see if we could find a passage that would lead us upwards, above the creature.

Fortunately, Avalanche's map would do just the trick. We began to go back, through all the tunnels we had passed, until finally we began to move upwards.

When we had nearly reached the top, we found a secluded place that we thought might be safe enough for a bit of rest, we made our camp, logged our activities, ate our meal, and slept (in shifts, for safety).
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Entry 5 - Hall of Mirrors
Date: Feb 04, 2017
Location: Above the 'Mother'-Room - Camp in the Crystalline Caves

'Morning' came - and it brought with it aching backs and cold toes. By this point, we were beginning to grow a bit tired of having to sleep on the cold, hard ground, but our trip was nearly halfway done and there was still so much more to see. We ate our breakfast, packed our camp, and hopped up to continue our journey.

We had not been looking for long when we came across the beautiful sight of sparkling gemstones, everywhere. As we entered a series of crystalline caverns the passages became tighter and more jagged, and the crystals more and more reflective - almost creating a hall of mirrors that easily disoriented us as we wandered through. The light from our lanterns flickered against the floors, walls, and ceiling, bouncing around the corners and sometimes nearly blinding us upon hitting a gemstone at just the wrong angle. We continued through these caves, although slowly and cautiously, taking samples as we went and hoping that we would not become lost.

Fortunately, Avalanche's map kept us on track and headed in the right direction.

Eventually we made our way to the center of these caverns - and up ahead we could see a promising pit in the floor, but it was unfortunately blocked by a thin crystalline wall.

Aztec punched the wall with all of his might, allowing us to make our way into the chamber.

Now able to pass through the wall, we were able to look into the hole in the cavern floor. We had the perfect, bird's-eye view of the large open chamber containing the horrible 'mother' of all mutants. The creature, a writhing mass of black tentacles and eyes, wiggled about, eating the dragon eggs and other foods that the tiny, similar creatures brought it.

Now that we were here, we realized that we needed to be very careful. The horrible creature could easily reach one of its tendrils up through the hole to grab us. This was a good time to be stealthy.

Loki beckoned us away from the pit, showing us how to disguise ourselves with bits of leaves and moss, covering up our bright scales with dirt and mud to assist in this task. When we had finished making ourselves look like ordinary rocks and plantlife, we crouched down at the edge of the hole, peering over the side.

From here, we watched the creatures, taking notes and learning as much as we could.

One of the things we first noticed, is that it was quite clear that these 'creatures' had once been a relatively normal form of wildlife. Years of exposure to the dust had left them strange and mutated, with unusual black tentacles and extra eyes and other limbs. Some of the creatures had mutated more than others. There were creatures nearly recognizable as mice and bats, and others that had long since left their status as 'normal wildlife' behind.

The second thing that became clear is that the 'mother' was nearly entirely dependent on the smaller creatures. It was so large that it could no longer fit through the tunnels, leaving its children to dig tunnels, collect food from the caverns above, and perhaps even venture outside of the cave itself. The fact that it was eating nocturne eggs, helpless beastclan individuals, and other surface-dwelling creatures indicated that the appetite of this thing may be forcing the helpers to the surface.

The third and final thing that we noticed, is that the cause of all of this seemed to be the dust, which was drifting up from narrow slots in the floor. Creatures collected the dust in piles and licked it up - almost as if it were a source of energy itself. The creatures had such a great appetite for it that there was nearly none on the walls or in the air in this chamber.

When we grew tired of watching the creature, we retreated into a secluded corner of the crystalline caves to make our camp and sleep in shifts. We still had the full intention of trying to take it down - as it was clearly a serious hazard to dragonkind - but we needed to be fully rested in order to do so.
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Entry 6 - It Lies in Wait
Date: Feb 08, 2017
Location: ????? - ??Inside a prison of ice??

I don't think anyone in our party got much sleep - not when we had the task ahead of us at the front of our minds. We knew what we had to do, to save the little dragon eggs that did not ask for this fate, but we were not sure we were brave enough to do it...

We all stared down on the creature from above. It would take all three of us, at the peak of our abilities, to take it down. We didn't know if we could do it, but we had to try. There was no use waiting any longer.

Standing all together, ready for action, we planned to jump in 3... 2... 1...

Avalanche dove straight for the creature's eyeballs, weaving in and out between the swatting tentacles and clawing them to pieces, one by one.

Aztec took to the air and spiraled around the monster, slashing at its tentacles and biting into its flesh.

We all continued to attack, trying as hard as we could, but we grew more and more weak and wounded, and it just kept fighting. It was so strong, and soon, in a moment of hesitation, we found ourselves scooped up one at a time and dropped into a prison of ice. We were so weak and hurt from fighting that we could barely stand, let alone break our way out of the thick, frozen stone walls. Collapsing into a pile, we only wished that we had spent a bit more time preparing.

Eventually the world around us faded as we slowly froze. In those last few moments, we had thought that we would be trapped forever - but, if that were the case, you're probably wondering how you're reading this.
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Entry 7 - Lost in the Ice
Date: Feb 11, 2017
Location: Outside the Cave - The Clan Camp

It is an excellent thing that dragons are such hardy creatures. We are built to survive in the harshest of environments, some swimming in lava, some roaming the plaguelands, some dwelling deep beneath the sea, and some sleeping in very, very cold places. Wherever we go, dragons are good at surviving - and, primarily, good at sleeping.

Most older dragons have known a good year-long hibernation period, and some have slept for decades. Sometimes you just need a good rest, and although what we were engaged in was not a good rest, it was, nevertheless, a rest. Sort of. We like to think of it that way. We, The Vortex Squad, were not going to let our time as genuine 100% dragon popsicles get us down.

The next thing we remembered was a rather warm tingling in our toes. The warm tingling began to spread to our legs, and our tail, and soon we realized we could move. Loki was the first to open his eyes, soon finding himself staring directly into the face of... our entire clan. Yes, the entire clan noticed that we had been missing for a few weeks and came down to dig us out. What an embarassment! All of those dragons making a big trek into the cave, going out of their way to drop whatever important surface things they were doing just so they could dig their neighbors out of a trench.

When we had all melted, dried off, and begun to recover, our clanmates told us of the immense trouble they had gone through in cutting us out of the ice like some certified fresh ice cubes and hoisting the blocks of ice up through the trenches and out of the cave. And that's not even considering the weeks it took to find us!

At least they were happy to have the information we had gathered, although it certainly felt like they didn't even need it. With the whole clan there, they had no problem taking down the big monsters, and they didn't even save us any of the goodies. Well, we got a few things each, but it wasn't the same.

At the end of the day, we don't regret our quest into the cave. We don't even really regret getting frozen and failing miserably. If we hadn't needed a good rescue, the clan wouldn't have been able to find nearly as much stuff because most of them would have never bothered to enter the cave. We only regret that we didn't get to keep any of it because we should 'be thankful they didn't just leave us there.'
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[center][color=#b8a948][font=Century Gothic][b][size=5][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1838332/2#post_21070488]~ Historic Tales ~[/url][/size][/b][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=4][u][b]~ Lair Review (Mar 15, 2017)~ By @Petall[/b][/u][/center] One is always curious about: "how do others see onself". So I decided to ask for my very first lair review. There were some question I wanted to see answered, like "how does Petall sees my lair and dragons", "what kind of dragons were able to catch the attention" or "would my favorite ones be part of the line up". It was very interesting and reading through the final review really made my day! It's so nice to hear what others like about the dragons in your lair and to see, what their favorite ones would be. Here you can have a look at the sweet review, I got from the lovely Petall: [center]~~~ ~~~[/center] ----- [center]~~~ ~~~[/center] First off, I am so so sorry with the wait. Life has been crazy with starting a new job, but honestly, this should have been done a lot sooner. But that aside, I'm finally getting a start on these, so let's take a look at your lair! As a sorry for this taking so long, I'll review an extra dragon, so that will be seven dragons, plus two honorable mentions. I haven't even gotten to your lair properly yet, because I've been looking at your lore thread, and I have to say, I love how you've organized it! It's so informative, and so nicely designed, and everything is so nicely explained! I'm probably going to continue to look at it while I choose the dragons to talk about to make sure I have all the information about your dragons. I also have to say, I love the maps you drew, and the language thing is really fascinating!!! I wish I could spend more time talking about the amazingness of your lore thread, but I wouldn't ever get to the dragons if I did! Although, I do want to say, I love the stories you have in here! [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=22084771][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/220848/22084771.png[/img][/url] [nextcol]I had a hard time choosing a dragon, you have so many nice looking ones! In the end, I had to go with Tharkay, because he was one of the first dragons to catch my eye. He certainly is a very handsome fellow! Okay, after reading his lore, I am so glad I chose Tharkay, he is a fascinating dragon, and honestly, he seems like such a sweetheart! I also really like how interesting his past is. His profession is so creative too! I definately felt warm fuzzy feelings thinking about hatchlings hearing chimes as they hatch, and I love how your clan has that custom. Honestly, that's what I love most about Tharkay. Oh! I almost forgot to talk about his appearance! First off, I love his apparel, especially that top, and the nice amber gleam his earring gives off. his genes are also amazing, and I love how his butterfly stands out, but in a pale, subtle way that doesn't take away from his darker look![/columns] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=18726107][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/187262/18726107.png[/img][/url] [nextcol]Okay, Arawn is an incredibly handsome dragon. I love love love what you've done with him! His colours are amazing, especially the tan of his accent and his apparel. It contrasts so nicely with his dark primary and light tertiary. Speaking of the accent, that is one amazing accent! It looks perfect on him, and honestly, I think it was the accent that made me choose to talk about this guy. Now, onto lore. This dragon sounds so sweet (pun intended this time), and I love how he has the quirk of having such a sweet tooth! Normally, dragons who are Coli fighters in lore are not given many traits other than those associated with the Coli (which is not necessarily a bad thing), so it was refreshing to see the life Arawn lives outside of the Coli![/columns] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=19521012][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/195211/19521012.png[/img][/url] [nextcol]The first thing I have to say is wow! The contrast of that accent! That accent is one of my favourites of all time, but I don't think I've ever seen it in such striking contrast to a dragon's colours. It's stunning, and honestly an incredible touch! She also looks so mysterious with her birdskulls and cowl! It's honestly a really cool look, and it gives her so much character! I see she doesn't have her lore written out yet, other than being the assistant ambassador, but when you write it, can you let me know? I've grown really attached to Nimue since first laying my eyes on her, and I'm really curious about her personality and how she handles her role in the clan![/columns] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=27561573][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/275616/27561573.png[/img][/url] [nextcol]Thamina caught my eye while I was looking through your lore thread initially, so when I saw her in my lair, I knew I had to talk about her. okay, I know I've talked a lot about accents for other dragons of yours, but I just have to mention her accent too because frankly, she looks so elegant in it, and I just don't want to take my eyes off her! i also love her apparel, that lab coat is super super cool, and the scarf adds a really nice touch! Okay, Thamina is honestly such a precious character! She seems so sweet, and friendly, and I love her to pieces. I love characters like her, I love her love for life and optimism and calmness. She sounds like a fascinating character, and I love the way she thinks. Her story is so sweet, and I wish this girl all the best in life.[/columns] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=23532412][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/235325/23532412.png[/img][/url] [nextcol]I have a weakness for dragons that are pure white with another colour, and Cadoc is no exception! I am a huge fan of his colours, especially how his eyes match his wings. The basic gene actually works really well for him here. It kind of makes him even more white, and that just adds to the contrast. I don't know if you are planning on leaving it basic or not, because I've commented on how nice basic looks on certain dragons before, only to be told they have a gene plan, but I'm still going to say it. That basic looks really really really good! I also love how simplistic his apparel looks, it gives him a really cool vibe!I just read his lore, and I have to say I'm really proud of this dude! Social interaction is not easy, and everyone has their challenges. I am glad to see that he is making an effort. He sounds like a fascinating dragon, and I wish him well! I'm glad he has found such a great friend in Clot![/columns] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=28354802][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/283549/28354802.png[/img][/url] [nextcol]Keres also has a really cool look! It's not gorgeous in the same way a gem-gened skydancer would look, but her duller colours and bookish apparel really looks nice! I am especially a fan of her runes. And her hat. And her scarf. And her accent. Okay, everything about her is just my favourite. She is wearing all my favourite styles of apparel, and I have a weakness for accents that involve paper and writing. It's not really surprising that I chose Keres. Reading her lore makes me love her even more. I love her empathy and her emotional aspects. As a more emotional person myself, I can definitely relate to her! I can also relate to the shy aspects of her personality, as I used to be rather shy. Honestly, I relate to Keres in a lot of ways. I didn't plan on saying that, but honestly, that might be why I love her so much. You've done a great job with her![/columns] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=19790008][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/197901/19790008.png[/img][/url] [nextcol]Feign is a gorgeous fellow! I love all his bright colours, and how they contrast with the white! He reminds me very much of the wind flight aesthetic (A lot of that probably comes from his accent) and I love the colour of steampunk apparel you have chosen for him! Also, Feign has some really cool lore! I love how his past is shrouded in mystery, and I love how far he's come! I love some good character development, and I think it's sweet how Blossom has had such an impact on his life. I think it's really sweet! Makes me wonder what more I could do with the travelling dragons that stop by my clan.[/columns] Honorable Mentions: [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=27649263][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/276493/27649263.png[/img][/url] - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=19528828][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/195289/19528828.png[/img][/url] You have a phenomenal lair! Honestly, I can tell you have put a lot of time and effort and thought into everything, and it really spruces up, well, everything! Your lore is so creative and interesting, and your dragons are all so unique! You lair is honestly one of my favourites that I have ever reviewed, and that's saying a lot, because I review a lot of lairs! Keep up the good work, and Honestly, I will definately be coming back to poke through your lair at some point to see what other lore you write for the dragons who do not yet have it! [center]~~~ ~~~[/center] ----- [center]~~~ ~~~[/center] Ahhh! Thank you soooo much for this Petall! Also: thank you for taking the time do even do this! It sounds like you had so much to do lately and I hope you everything will settle down soon for you! I had no problem waiting for a bit. ;3 It was so worth it! I'm so glad, happy and honoured to hear you enjoyed looking through my lair!! You can't see it, but I was defenitely blushing and smirking quite a lot while reading your post. ^///^ I really enjoyed doing the maps and I'm so glad, you liked them too! Your review really made my day! I loved to see, who you've picked and read through your thoughts about them! Tharkay's defenitely one of my favorites ;3 If possible, I'd so love to hear the tunes of his wind chimes in RL. Regarding Nimue: I have her character planned out inside my head, but lately didn't have the time to write her story down. It's still an unfinished bussines I have to tend to! I'll defenitely let you know, when I start/finished working on her. Nimue is going to be a 'helper' for my Ambassadors, working together with all of them whenever one encounters a clan, where someone (yep, this girl) 'special' is needed. Oh, Keres is also one of those dragons I'm looking forward to! Her story will be intertwined with Myst's (the Honorable Mention). It's going to be a little scary story... but I don't want to spoil anything. Once again: I'm so glad and honoured you decided to take a stroll around my lair and that you come to like some of my dragons. :3 THANK YOU SO MUCH for reviewing my lair!! I hope, we'll get to welcome you to our lair again in the future!! We'd defenitely love to do so^^


~ Lair Review (Mar 15, 2017)~
By @Petall


One is always curious about: "how do others see onself". So I decided to ask for my very first lair review. There were some question I wanted to see answered, like "how does Petall sees my lair and dragons", "what kind of dragons were able to catch the attention" or "would my favorite ones be part of the line up". It was very interesting and reading through the final review really made my day! It's so nice to hear what others like about the dragons in your lair and to see, what their favorite ones would be.

Here you can have a look at the sweet review, I got from the lovely Petall:

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First off, I am so so sorry with the wait. Life has been crazy with starting a new job, but honestly, this should have been done a lot sooner. But that aside, I'm finally getting a start on these, so let's take a look at your lair!

As a sorry for this taking so long, I'll review an extra dragon, so that will be seven dragons, plus two honorable mentions.

I haven't even gotten to your lair properly yet, because I've been looking at your lore thread, and I have to say, I love how you've organized it! It's so informative, and so nicely designed, and everything is so nicely explained! I'm probably going to continue to look at it while I choose the dragons to talk about to make sure I have all the information about your dragons. I also have to say, I love the maps you drew, and the language thing is really fascinating!!! I wish I could spend more time talking about the amazingness of your lore thread, but I wouldn't ever get to the dragons if I did! Although, I do want to say, I love the stories you have in here!

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I had a hard time choosing a dragon, you have so many nice looking ones! In the end, I had to go with Tharkay, because he was one of the first dragons to catch my eye. He certainly is a very handsome fellow! Okay, after reading his lore, I am so glad I chose Tharkay, he is a fascinating dragon, and honestly, he seems like such a sweetheart! I also really like how interesting his past is. His profession is so creative too! I definately felt warm fuzzy feelings thinking about hatchlings hearing chimes as they hatch, and I love how your clan has that custom. Honestly, that's what I love most about Tharkay. Oh! I almost forgot to talk about his appearance! First off, I love his apparel, especially that top, and the nice amber gleam his earring gives off. his genes are also amazing, and I love how his butterfly stands out, but in a pale, subtle way that doesn't take away from his darker look!

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Okay, Arawn is an incredibly handsome dragon. I love love love what you've done with him! His colours are amazing, especially the tan of his accent and his apparel. It contrasts so nicely with his dark primary and light tertiary. Speaking of the accent, that is one amazing accent! It looks perfect on him, and honestly, I think it was the accent that made me choose to talk about this guy. Now, onto lore. This dragon sounds so sweet (pun intended this time), and I love how he has the quirk of having such a sweet tooth! Normally, dragons who are Coli fighters in lore are not given many traits other than those associated with the Coli (which is not necessarily a bad thing), so it was refreshing to see the life Arawn lives outside of the Coli!

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The first thing I have to say is wow! The contrast of that accent! That accent is one of my favourites of all time, but I don't think I've ever seen it in such striking contrast to a dragon's colours. It's stunning, and honestly an incredible touch! She also looks so mysterious with her birdskulls and cowl! It's honestly a really cool look, and it gives her so much character! I see she doesn't have her lore written out yet, other than being the assistant ambassador, but when you write it, can you let me know? I've grown really attached to Nimue since first laying my eyes on her, and I'm really curious about her personality and how she handles her role in the clan!

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Thamina caught my eye while I was looking through your lore thread initially, so when I saw her in my lair, I knew I had to talk about her. okay, I know I've talked a lot about accents for other dragons of yours, but I just have to mention her accent too because frankly, she looks so elegant in it, and I just don't want to take my eyes off her! i also love her apparel, that lab coat is super super cool, and the scarf adds a really nice touch! Okay, Thamina is honestly such a precious character! She seems so sweet, and friendly, and I love her to pieces. I love characters like her, I love her love for life and optimism and calmness. She sounds like a fascinating character, and I love the way she thinks. Her story is so sweet, and I wish this girl all the best in life.

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I have a weakness for dragons that are pure white with another colour, and Cadoc is no exception! I am a huge fan of his colours, especially how his eyes match his wings. The basic gene actually works really well for him here. It kind of makes him even more white, and that just adds to the contrast. I don't know if you are planning on leaving it basic or not, because I've commented on how nice basic looks on certain dragons before, only to be told they have a gene plan, but I'm still going to say it. That basic looks really really really good! I also love how simplistic his apparel looks, it gives him a really cool vibe!I just read his lore, and I have to say I'm really proud of this dude! Social interaction is not easy, and everyone has their challenges. I am glad to see that he is making an effort. He sounds like a fascinating dragon, and I wish him well! I'm glad he has found such a great friend in Clot!

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Keres also has a really cool look! It's not gorgeous in the same way a gem-gened skydancer would look, but her duller colours and bookish apparel really looks nice! I am especially a fan of her runes. And her hat. And her scarf. And her accent. Okay, everything about her is just my favourite. She is wearing all my favourite styles of apparel, and I have a weakness for accents that involve paper and writing. It's not really surprising that I chose Keres. Reading her lore makes me love her even more. I love her empathy and her emotional aspects. As a more emotional person myself, I can definitely relate to her! I can also relate to the shy aspects of her personality, as I used to be rather shy. Honestly, I relate to Keres in a lot of ways. I didn't plan on saying that, but honestly, that might be why I love her so much. You've done a great job with her!

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Feign is a gorgeous fellow! I love all his bright colours, and how they contrast with the white! He reminds me very much of the wind flight aesthetic (A lot of that probably comes from his accent) and I love the colour of steampunk apparel you have chosen for him! Also, Feign has some really cool lore! I love how his past is shrouded in mystery, and I love how far he's come! I love some good character development, and I think it's sweet how Blossom has had such an impact on his life. I think it's really sweet! Makes me wonder what more I could do with the travelling dragons that stop by my clan.


Honorable Mentions:
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You have a phenomenal lair! Honestly, I can tell you have put a lot of time and effort and thought into everything, and it really spruces up, well, everything! Your lore is so creative and interesting, and your dragons are all so unique! You lair is honestly one of my favourites that I have ever reviewed, and that's saying a lot, because I review a lot of lairs! Keep up the good work, and Honestly, I will definately be coming back to poke through your lair at some point to see what other lore you write for the dragons who do not yet have it!

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Ahhh! Thank you soooo much for this Petall! Also: thank you for taking the time do even do this! It sounds like you had so much to do lately and I hope you everything will settle down soon for you! I had no problem waiting for a bit. ;3 It was so worth it!

I'm so glad, happy and honoured to hear you enjoyed looking through my lair!! You can't see it, but I was defenitely blushing and smirking quite a lot while reading your post. ^///^ I really enjoyed doing the maps and I'm so glad, you liked them too!

Your review really made my day! I loved to see, who you've picked and read through your thoughts about them!

Tharkay's defenitely one of my favorites ;3 If possible, I'd so love to hear the tunes of his wind chimes in RL. Regarding Nimue: I have her character planned out inside my head, but lately didn't have the time to write her story down. It's still an unfinished bussines I have to tend to! I'll defenitely let you know, when I start/finished working on her. Nimue is going to be a 'helper' for my Ambassadors, working together with all of them whenever one encounters a clan, where someone (yep, this girl) 'special' is needed. Oh, Keres is also one of those dragons I'm looking forward to! Her story will be intertwined with Myst's (the Honorable Mention). It's going to be a little scary story... but I don't want to spoil anything.

Once again: I'm so glad and honoured you decided to take a stroll around my lair and that you come to like some of my dragons. :3 THANK YOU SO MUCH for reviewing my lair!! I hope, we'll get to welcome you to our lair again in the future!! We'd defenitely love to do so^^
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~ Dragon Roles and Lore Progress ~


Lore
* = I'm very happy as it is at the moment (but are still a WIP)
# = have something written down, but defenitely need some more work...
// = have nothing at the moment...



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Azure - Mage/Elder/Leader *
Alec - Hunter/Elder/Leader # //
Krashos - Treasure Hunter/Traveler * #
Mythos - Teacher/Historian/Storyteller #
Tharkay - Wind Chimes Maker *

Etain - Diplomat/Teacher #
Yongrui - Light Ambassador/Trickster *
Tiamat - Nanny/Dancer *#
Sorey - Trainer/Captain *
Sarka - Warrior/Lieutenant *

Izarre - Knowledge Keeper/Collector *#
Ealasaid - Genealogist *
Haven - Mapmaker *
Kylar - ????? *#
Nuria - Pyrotechnist *#

Feign - Traveler *
Thirel - Leader of Coliseum Fighters *##
Aelwyn - Coliseum Fighter/Scolar ##
Arawn - Coliseum Fighter/Sweet Tooth *#
Nox - Astronomer/Teacher/Dreamer *
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Fiendark - Strategist **#
Erion - Wind Ambassador #
Kalki - Shadow Ambassador //
Llyr - Water Ambassador //
Mahkah - Earth Ambassador #

Ctirad - Nature Ambassador *
Crevan - Ice Ambassador *
Althea - Arcane Ambassador #
Cinaed - Fire Ambassador ##
Ishkur - Lightning Ambassador *#

Clot - Plague Ambassador #
Ronan - Beastclan Ambassador
xxxx - Associate Ambassador //
Rasputin - Herbalist/Pharmacist # //
Thamina - Pharmacist Apprentice *

Aztec - Physician *#
Hien - Psychiatrist/Peacemaker *
Fawn - Leader of Coliseum Fighters/Hunter
Keahi - Coliseum Fighter #
Tengen - Coliseum Fighter/Womanizer #

Page 3

Aram - Courier/Informant *##
Flynn - Flying Courier/Informant #
Dalcenti - Chief Merchant // #
Kharis - Treasurer # //
Cadoc - Jeweller * #

Fuchur - Sales Organizer(Blind) #
Keao - Innkeeper ##
Kaida - Elder/Cook *#
Eione - Operator of the Baths #
Edval - Elder/Warrior/General *(rewor.)

Tybal - Elder/Colonel *(reworking)
Avalanche - Warrior/Major *
Urho - Warrior/SFC *
Calla - Warrior/Corporal #
Tala - Warrior/Private #

Rauha - The Alchemist // #
Adrasteia - The Crafter #
Snek - Combat Sorceress +
Soren - Potion Brewer *#
Voriksha - Librarian *
xxxxxx
Page 4

Seshat - Scared Scrib of the Library ##
Desiree - Designer/Dressmaker *
Tinuel - The Painter * #
Zayin - Poet //
Fiendre - Traveler/Tinker *(reworking)

Walder - Elder/Beastmaster #
Glomma - Gardener/Herbalist *#
xxxxx - Florist/Floral Arts //
Nuada - Toy Maker // #
Haeln - Sugar confectioner and Chocolatier * ##

Kryles - Traveler/Seeker of the past * //
Kierce - Traveler/Globetrotter #
Loki - Traveler/Wanderer #
Mishka - Traveler/Leader of the Treasure Hunter *##
Rohan - Treasure Hunter //

Gahiji - Treasure Hunter # //
Kaleen - Treasure Hunter //
Myst - The Ghost //
Tien - Service at the Humming Chimes Inn //
Khimera - Secret Keeper #

Page 5

Kiah - Hatchling Trainer-Second in Command *
Navin - ????? //
Eshana - Traveling Parents and Hatchling Caretaker *
Skadi - The Ice Walker #
Levan - Glassblower //

Anhur - ???? //
xxx - Necromancer #
Hanuel - ???? //
Veleda - The Seeress #
xxxx - linguist/translator //

Eiriol - The Sorcerer ##
Myldwen - ???? //
Nestor - Traveler Dragon --

xxxxxx
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~ Dragon Roles and Lore Progress ~


Lore
* = I'm very happy as it is at the moment (but are still a WIP)
# = have something written down, but defenitely need some more work...
// = have nothing at the moment...



Page 1

Azure - Mage/Elder/Leader *
Alec - Hunter/Elder/Leader # //
Krashos - Treasure Hunter/Traveler * #
Mythos - Teacher/Historian/Storyteller #
Tharkay - Wind Chimes Maker *

Etain - Diplomat/Teacher #
Yongrui - Light Ambassador/Trickster *
Tiamat - Nanny/Dancer *#
Sorey - Trainer/Captain *
Sarka - Warrior/Lieutenant *

Izarre - Knowledge Keeper/Collector *#
Ealasaid - Genealogist *
Haven - Mapmaker *
Kylar - ????? *#
Nuria - Pyrotechnist *#

Feign - Traveler *
Thirel - Leader of Coliseum Fighters *##
Aelwyn - Coliseum Fighter/Scolar ##
Arawn - Coliseum Fighter/Sweet Tooth *#
Nox - Astronomer/Teacher/Dreamer *
xxxxxx
Page 2

Fiendark - Strategist **#
Erion - Wind Ambassador #
Kalki - Shadow Ambassador //
Llyr - Water Ambassador //
Mahkah - Earth Ambassador #

Ctirad - Nature Ambassador *
Crevan - Ice Ambassador *
Althea - Arcane Ambassador #
Cinaed - Fire Ambassador ##
Ishkur - Lightning Ambassador *#

Clot - Plague Ambassador #
Ronan - Beastclan Ambassador
xxxx - Associate Ambassador //
Rasputin - Herbalist/Pharmacist # //
Thamina - Pharmacist Apprentice *

Aztec - Physician *#
Hien - Psychiatrist/Peacemaker *
Fawn - Leader of Coliseum Fighters/Hunter
Keahi - Coliseum Fighter #
Tengen - Coliseum Fighter/Womanizer #

Page 3

Aram - Courier/Informant *##
Flynn - Flying Courier/Informant #
Dalcenti - Chief Merchant // #
Kharis - Treasurer # //
Cadoc - Jeweller * #

Fuchur - Sales Organizer(Blind) #
Keao - Innkeeper ##
Kaida - Elder/Cook *#
Eione - Operator of the Baths #
Edval - Elder/Warrior/General *(rewor.)

Tybal - Elder/Colonel *(reworking)
Avalanche - Warrior/Major *
Urho - Warrior/SFC *
Calla - Warrior/Corporal #
Tala - Warrior/Private #

Rauha - The Alchemist // #
Adrasteia - The Crafter #
Snek - Combat Sorceress +
Soren - Potion Brewer *#
Voriksha - Librarian *
xxxxxx
Page 4

Seshat - Scared Scrib of the Library ##
Desiree - Designer/Dressmaker *
Tinuel - The Painter * #
Zayin - Poet //
Fiendre - Traveler/Tinker *(reworking)

Walder - Elder/Beastmaster #
Glomma - Gardener/Herbalist *#
xxxxx - Florist/Floral Arts //
Nuada - Toy Maker // #
Haeln - Sugar confectioner and Chocolatier * ##

Kryles - Traveler/Seeker of the past * //
Kierce - Traveler/Globetrotter #
Loki - Traveler/Wanderer #
Mishka - Traveler/Leader of the Treasure Hunter *##
Rohan - Treasure Hunter //

Gahiji - Treasure Hunter # //
Kaleen - Treasure Hunter //
Myst - The Ghost //
Tien - Service at the Humming Chimes Inn //
Khimera - Secret Keeper #

Page 5

Kiah - Hatchling Trainer-Second in Command *
Navin - ????? //
Eshana - Traveling Parents and Hatchling Caretaker *
Skadi - The Ice Walker #
Levan - Glassblower //

Anhur - ???? //
xxx - Necromancer #
Hanuel - ???? //
Veleda - The Seeress #
xxxx - linguist/translator //

Eiriol - The Sorcerer ##
Myldwen - ???? //
Nestor - Traveler Dragon --

xxxxxx
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@Juri01

I'm so glad you loved your lair review so much! I had a lot of fun doing it! Also,thanks for adding me to your clan allies! I love the way you described my clan!

One thing I should mention is that I didn't actually create the clan symbol. I appreciate the credit, but the credit should actually go to papadoux.

Also, I should have asked this all at once, but could I be put on a pinglist for updates to your lore thread?

I hope you have a wonderful day!
@Juri01

I'm so glad you loved your lair review so much! I had a lot of fun doing it! Also,thanks for adding me to your clan allies! I love the way you described my clan!

One thing I should mention is that I didn't actually create the clan symbol. I appreciate the credit, but the credit should actually go to papadoux.

Also, I should have asked this all at once, but could I be put on a pinglist for updates to your lore thread?

I hope you have a wonderful day!
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[center][color=#b8a948][font=Century Gothic][b][size=5][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1838332/2#post_21070488]~ Historic Tales ~[/url][/size][/b][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=4][u][b]~ [WS 2017] Labyrinthine Levitos Tours~[/b][/u][/center] [quote][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2172126#post_26858842][img]http://img10.deviantart.net/aedb/i/2017/110/4/8/banners_welcome_01_by_adriannavo-db6ktqu.png[/img][/url] [center]Here at the Labyrinthine Levitos Tours, we're excited to take you on a meandering gondola ride throughout the glistening canals of our fair city! Sign-up for one of our famous tours highlighting the important cultural and historical sights of the exclusive city of Levitos, before Levitos once more retreats into the Sea of a Thousand Currents! Each tour is led by one of our highly trained expert gondoliers, offering a unique perspective to the "floating city". [/center] [/quote] [right][size=2]* quoted from the [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2172126#post_26858850][WS] Labyrinthine Levitos Tours[/url] CYOA event hosted by @Krycelli /// credit: [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2172126#post_26858850]0MintoMidnight for the graphics[/url] /// All rights belong to the [WS] team![/size][/right] [center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=26889717][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/268898/26889717_350.png[/img][/url][/center] [center][size=7][font=Comic Sans MS][b]Travel Journal [/b][/size][/font][/center] [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 1 - Arrival[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: April 23, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Sea of a Thousand Currents - City of Levitos[/indent] I've always loved the Sea--have been fascinated by the beautiful element water. Back home at Clan Àidhear I opened and now operate the Baths near the Inn. Travelers and members of the clan alike can relax in a comforting atmosphere, while I get the chance to collect secrets. Have I already mentioned, that secrets are another of my favourite occupations? Well, a couple of weeks ago I overheard some travelers talking about a misterious place--the city of [b]Levito[/b]. It is stated, that Levito will only surface for a week at longest and only during the Wavecrest Saturnalia before it'll once more retreat into the Sea of a Thousand Currents. I knew immediately that I just HAD to get there and see this city with my very own eyes! Closing my Bath was no option, so I entrusted it to my capable staff. After that, I set flight towards the Sea of a Thousand Currents... And then I arrived! The glistening canals of this fair city. Never have I been to a place like this before, with it's narrow streets and dark canals twisting around each other in an intricate, amazing knot. It seems like every building and bridge is competing with it's neighbor to be more ornate and more spectacular. Every corner seemed to lead to another surprise and I have to exercise caution not to get lost inside this watery maze. After wandering around this newly risen city, I couldn't help but feel that a week is too short a time to explore an entire place. It saddened me; but as I rounded a corner, I suddenly noticed a motley group of dragons loitering around a few docked gondolas. Some dragon waved everyone nearer while shouting their invitations... [center][i]"We are sorry for the delay! Welcome to the Labyrinthine Levitos Tours! This way, dear travelers! You got to the right place! Sign up for your gondola tour throughout the city of Levitos! You should not miss this opportunity! Gondola tours through Levitos! Sign up now!"[/i][/center] Upon catching site of a potential customer, the gondoliers all seem eager to sway everyone into their boat, promising grand sites, smooth waters, and a chance to get off ones feet. It was the opportunity I was looking for. I had some words with one of the gondolieres--who's gondola, I was told, has the lovely name 'Projected Perfection'-- and then signed up for a tour with him. Let the tour begin~ [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 2 - Artistry[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: April 24, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Cannaregio District - Conchcorde Bridge[/indent] After we set off, the gondoliere directed us to the local Cannaregio District. It's a lovely neighborhood encompassing the small communities of Levitos. When I started to ask questions, my guide was very eager to tell me more about his city... [center][i]"The Cannaregio Flats are known for their impressive architecture. There are also many artists flocking to this region to show off their wares. Actually, before I first rented a flat in Cannaregio I wasn't particularly keen on this area. It felt 'somehow sad' compared with other parts of this beautiful city. But as I started to spend more and more time here, I warmed to it considerably. It's away from the main street, very quiet with some picturesque canals and secretive, atmospheric corners. Well, it also has convenient transport links, useful shops and decent bars and restaurants. It doesn't have the tourist cachet or the youthfulness of other areas, but it's a good and well-balanced neighbourhood. I really love it here..."[/i][/center] Gliding along the canal, my tour guide also told me about the history of the Cannaregio Flats and the great historical dragons that helped construct the simple flats. Then suddenly, in the midst of him telling me about the three great failures of the Conchcorde Bridge, an artist interrupt my guide as he thrusted a gleaming piece of jewelry at me from the edge of the canal. It was quite beautiful, colors glinting from the sunlight as I turn it around in appreciation. It wasn't the most expensive thing I’ve seen so far and it was lovely... but I didn't need it necessarily. I still wanted to support the artist and so I handed over the money. Then I noticed this certain expression of my gondolier. One could tell, he had his eye on the piece of jewelry but he still remained silent, taking his job to only guide me to heart. So I didn't hesitate and offered him the purchased good. He'd told me so much about himself and this city, it just felt like the right thing to do. When he accepted the gift--after a lot of persuading on my behalf--his eyes lit up and a happy smile appeared on his face. With the possibility of having obtained a new friendship we continued on with the tour. [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 3 - Crossroad[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: April 25, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Approaching Belltower Plaza - On the canals[/indent] As we continued along our route, the canal winded through the neighborhoods approaching the Belltower Plaza. The Belltower Plaza, I was told, is famous for its looming Belltower, adorned with fluted coral columns above which rests the bellfry inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Each side of the bellfry normally depicts a visage of the Tidelord and this year they’ve remodeled one side to portray the Daughter of the Sea! That sounded quite remarkable, and I was quite excited to have the chance to see it this Wavecrest. Then the gondola stopped. As I turned to my guide, I noticed this embarrassed and apologetic expression of his. [center][i]"I'm so sorry! I completely forgot about it! The neighborhood between Canareggio Flats and the Belltower Plaza is currently under construction and sometimes attracts... well, unusual visitors. I should have tured into another canal a little while ago. If I continue on, I can't completely ensure your safety--but there is still another route! It is safe, although longer and we might not have time to visit the last stop on the tour if we take it...."[/i][/center] Only then I started to notice a distinct run-down appearance to some of the buildings, and some bridges appear to have a few loose stones missing. The 'unusual visitors' part also sounded quite troublesome. It was tempting to sit back and leave the decision to my friendly guide. But that would have meant to take the safest route around while maybe missing some very interesting and unique parts of the city. [i]"It's fine! Please, head straight throught. We're going to be alright."[/i] I just said, smiling and looking forward to get around the next corner. [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 4 - Dubious Encounter[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: April 26, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: An unremarked area - Some alley of Levitos[/indent] We made our way through the dingy, often unremarked area of Levitos. The buildings do seem to be packed more closely together here, and many of the alleys between them seem cluttered and misleading. At this point, I was glad for at least the gondolier as another ally through the streets. At the same time, I was glad to traverse through the somewhat isolated canals rather than the clustered streets. Crouded places, tourists shouting and gaping everywhere--I really hated that part of visiting other places. Sometimes, I wished I could be the only one traveling the streets so I could take my time to look at everything more closely, without this uncomfortable feeling of hecticness, touristic hustle and bustle. It takes away so much of the experience, the feeling you could get of certain places. As we approached one of the sturdier looking bridges, I notice a cloaked figure stopping at the apex of the bridge. Reaching into their cloak, they pull out a glowing flask and hang it over the bridge. At first I though they might try to drop it on our gondola and opend my mouth for a shout of warning, until I heared them say [i]“I believe you will be needing this…”[/i] What was that dubious figure talking about?! They hold the potion aloft, waiting for me to react. There were questions and thoughts racing inside my head. 'Could I trust this figure? What was inside that flask? Why should I be needing it in the future?' My guide was particular quiet. 'Did he also notice the figure? Why wouldn't he have seen them? Couldn't he give me a little hint, how to react to everything?' I shook my head to calm down my agitated mind. 'It won't do any harm to take it with me for now. I can always decide later, if I want to actually use it...' And I reached up and accepted the potion. [i]"What is this? Why would I be needing th..." [/i]I started to ask aloud, but the figure was already gone. [center][size=2][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2172126/22#post_26933905]x[/url][/size][/center] [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 5 - Mysterious Gift[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: April 27, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Belltower Plaza - Near Castello Reef[/indent] After t You reach up and take hold of the potion. The stranger lets it go easily and swiftly continues on their journey across the bridge. Your gondolier makes no comment as you pass under the bridge, coming to the Belltower Plaza. The Plaza itself is full of commotion, packed with many tourists such as yourself seeing one of Levitos’ most famous sites. But you can’t linger here forever, and you’re steered through more canals continuing to wind your way throughout the city. You’ve taken so many turns at this point you’re sure you’d be lost trying to get back to the start of the tour without your guide. They continue the tour describing the rich history of the Castello Reef, which you are now approaching. Many students take up residence in this district to study the prophetic bubbles that sometimes breach the surface. In fact it was one such “ingenious” student that caused the chaos mere weeks ago, when dragons were ushered out of the Sea in a misguided attempt to appease the Tidelord. Breaking off mid-speech, they point out a silvery glowing orb rising from the surface of the water. As you watch it, you start to make out a shape...yes, definitely draconic, almost perhaps resembling yourself...? As you lean in to get a closer look though, you feel the gondola take a sharp dip as you offset its balance. If you lunge for the bubble, you might be able to glimpse its final message. Do you take a final look or steady the boat and leave the prophesying for the more experienced dragons? Go for it! [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 6 - Unintentional Bath[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: April 28, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Castello Reef - Canal and merchant district[/indent] After t You lunge for the bubble! In it, you definitely recognize yourself, and you get the sense rewards are in your future. As the bubble pops in your face, you realize you're more than halfway out the gondala and fall straight out of it. You splash about for a second, attempting to right yourself in the busy canal, before a strong arm reaches down and pulls you back into the gondola. They chuckle at your eager curiosity, and let you in on the fact that few can resist such temptations. You haven’t been the first to be fished out of the canal, and they doubt you’ll be the last. They point out that you’ve arrived at the Ca d’Oro district, and in fact you immediately recognize the House of Gold from the brochures at the start of the tour. The house literally glows in the sunlight reflecting off the gold inlay surrounding the building, clearly showing its strong ties to the neighboring Sunbeam Ruins, and you’re glad that it shouldn’t take long to dry off from your brief swim. As you take a look around, you see that this district is quite different from the residential neighborhoods you’ve been traversing. It’s clear this is mainly a merchant district with the canal streets lined with shops, galleries, and restaurants. The canals near the Ca d’Oro are much more crowded than you’ve been experiencing, and you get caught in a spot of traffic on the water. While waiting for an opening amongst the surrounding watercraft, you overhear a loud Spiral clearly distraught over a shop that appears to be closed. It seems someone has put off shopping for their anniversary until the last minute, only to find the store closed the day they needed it. A glance at the shop window does seem to show a variety of gifts, from candies, jewelry, perfumes, plushes, and many elegantly framed portraits. Do you offer to help the procrastinating Spiral, or hold onto the potion, unsure what effects it might have? * Offer Potion [center][img]http://orig07.deviantart.net/7c30/f/2011/111/5/3/divider_ii_by_rbsrdesigns-d3ejqrj.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 7 - Barter[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: April 29, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Ca d'Oro - Infront the store[/indent] After t You call over to the Spiral, and explain that you’ve overheard their plight. You’re not sure why, but you were given this bottle and you think it might be meant for them. You offer the unlabeled bottle, and when the Spiral inspects it further, they seem ecstatic. It’s apparently the exact same scent as the perfume they were hoping to buy from that shop, and it’s the only one that sells it in all of Levitos. Which also means they can only get it this time of year. They’ve no idea how you were able to get this, but are entirely grateful for you help. The Spiral offers you the cost of the potion, insisting you accept, and you’re surprised at how costly it actually was. Do you accept the Spirals offer or politely decline any compensation? * yes accept [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 7 - Returing Home[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: April 30, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: City of Levitos - Leaving Ca d'Oro[/indent] After t You graciously accept the Spiral’s offer and wish them a wonderful Anniversary during the festival. Your gondolier pushes you back into the busy district as you say your well-wishes to the Spiral. Leaving the Ca d’Oro behind, they mention that your tour is coming to a close. During the ceremony, you’re able to indulge and buy souvenirs for any members of your clan that might not have been able to make it this year. You’ve helped a dragon in their time of need and were ultimately rewarded for it. You still have the jewelry from your earlier tour, and you decide to wear it with you during the ceremony. It matches perfectly with the mask you’ve been given for the festival, and you receive many compliments on it throughout the night. You’re glad to be able to bring a piece of this mysterious city home with you, and look forward to recounting your story to the others in your clan. [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [center][img]http://imgur.com/MMQFuRO.png[/img][/center]


~ [WS 2017] Labyrinthine Levitos Tours~

Quote:
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Here at the Labyrinthine Levitos Tours, we're excited to take you on a meandering
gondola ride throughout the glistening canals of our fair city!
Sign-up for one of our famous tours highlighting the important cultural and historical sights of the exclusive city of Levitos, before Levitos once more retreats into the Sea of a Thousand Currents!
Each tour is led by one of our highly trained expert gondoliers, offering a unique perspective to the "floating city".
* quoted from the [WS] Labyrinthine Levitos Tours CYOA event hosted by @Krycelli
/// credit: 0MintoMidnight for the graphics /// All rights belong to the [WS] team!


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Travel Journal
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Entry 1 - Arrival
Date: April 23, 2017
Location: Sea of a Thousand Currents - City of Levitos

I've always loved the Sea--have been fascinated by the beautiful element water. Back home at Clan Àidhear I opened and now operate the Baths near the Inn. Travelers and members of the clan alike can relax in a comforting atmosphere, while I get the chance to collect secrets. Have I already mentioned, that secrets are another of my favourite occupations?

Well, a couple of weeks ago I overheard some travelers talking about a misterious place--the city of Levito. It is stated, that Levito will only surface for a week at longest and only during the Wavecrest Saturnalia before it'll once more retreat into the Sea of a Thousand Currents. I knew immediately that I just HAD to get there and see this city with my very own eyes! Closing my Bath was no option, so I entrusted it to my capable staff. After that, I set flight towards the Sea of a Thousand Currents...

And then I arrived! The glistening canals of this fair city. Never have I been to a place like this before, with it's narrow streets and dark canals twisting around each other in an intricate, amazing knot. It seems like every building and bridge is competing with it's neighbor to be more ornate and more spectacular. Every corner seemed to lead to another surprise and I have to exercise caution not to get lost inside this watery maze.

After wandering around this newly risen city, I couldn't help but feel that a week is too short a time to explore an entire place. It saddened me; but as I rounded a corner, I suddenly noticed a motley group of dragons loitering around a few docked gondolas. Some dragon waved everyone nearer while shouting their invitations...

"We are sorry for the delay! Welcome to the Labyrinthine Levitos Tours!
This way, dear travelers! You got to the right place!
Sign up for your gondola tour throughout the city of Levitos!
You should not miss this opportunity!
Gondola tours through Levitos! Sign up now!"

Upon catching site of a potential customer, the gondoliers all seem eager to sway everyone into their boat, promising grand sites, smooth waters, and a chance to get off ones feet. It was the opportunity I was looking for. I had some words with one of the gondolieres--who's gondola, I was told, has the lovely name 'Projected Perfection'-- and then signed up for a tour with him.

Let the tour begin~

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Entry 2 - Artistry
Date: April 24, 2017
Location: Cannaregio District - Conchcorde Bridge

After we set off, the gondoliere directed us to the local Cannaregio District. It's a lovely neighborhood encompassing the small communities of Levitos. When I started to ask questions, my guide was very eager to tell me more about his city...

"The Cannaregio Flats are known for their impressive architecture. There are also many artists flocking to this region to show off their wares.

Actually, before I first rented a flat in Cannaregio I wasn't particularly keen on this area. It felt 'somehow sad' compared with other parts of this beautiful city. But as I started to spend more and more time here, I warmed to it considerably. It's away from the main street, very quiet with some picturesque canals and secretive, atmospheric corners. Well, it also has convenient transport links, useful shops and decent bars and restaurants. It doesn't have the tourist cachet or the youthfulness of other areas, but it's a good and well-balanced neighbourhood. I really love it here..."

Gliding along the canal, my tour guide also told me about the history of the Cannaregio Flats and the great historical dragons that helped construct the simple flats. Then suddenly, in the midst of him telling me about the three great failures of the Conchcorde Bridge, an artist interrupt my guide as he thrusted a gleaming piece of jewelry at me from the edge of the canal. It was quite beautiful, colors glinting from the sunlight as I turn it around in appreciation. It wasn't the most expensive thing I’ve seen so far and it was lovely... but I didn't need it necessarily. I still wanted to support the artist and so I handed over the money.

Then I noticed this certain expression of my gondolier. One could tell, he had his eye on the piece of jewelry but he still remained silent, taking his job to only guide me to heart. So I didn't hesitate and offered him the purchased good. He'd told me so much about himself and this city, it just felt like the right thing to do. When he accepted the gift--after a lot of persuading on my behalf--his eyes lit up and a happy smile appeared on his face.

With the possibility of having obtained a new friendship we continued on with the tour.

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Entry 3 - Crossroad
Date: April 25, 2017
Location: Approaching Belltower Plaza - On the canals

As we continued along our route, the canal winded through the neighborhoods approaching the Belltower Plaza. The Belltower Plaza, I was told, is famous for its looming Belltower, adorned with fluted coral columns above which rests the bellfry inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Each side of the bellfry normally depicts a visage of the Tidelord and this year they’ve remodeled one side to portray the Daughter of the Sea!

That sounded quite remarkable, and I was quite excited to have the chance to see it this Wavecrest. Then the gondola stopped. As I turned to my guide, I noticed this embarrassed and apologetic expression of his.

"I'm so sorry! I completely forgot about it! The neighborhood between Canareggio Flats and the Belltower Plaza is currently under construction and sometimes attracts... well, unusual visitors. I should have tured into another canal a little while ago. If I continue on, I can't completely ensure your safety--but there is still another route! It is safe, although longer and we might not have time to visit the last stop on the tour if we take it...."

Only then I started to notice a distinct run-down appearance to some of the buildings, and some bridges appear to have a few loose stones missing. The 'unusual visitors' part also sounded quite troublesome. It was tempting to sit back and leave the decision to my friendly guide. But that would have meant to take the safest route around while maybe missing some very interesting and unique parts of the city.

"It's fine! Please, head straight throught. We're going to be alright." I just said, smiling and looking forward to get around the next corner.


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Entry 4 - Dubious Encounter
Date: April 26, 2017
Location: An unremarked area - Some alley of Levitos

We made our way through the dingy, often unremarked area of Levitos. The buildings do seem to be packed more closely together here, and many of the alleys between them seem cluttered and misleading. At this point, I was glad for at least the gondolier as another ally through the streets. At the same time, I was glad to traverse through the somewhat isolated canals rather than the clustered streets. Crouded places, tourists shouting and gaping everywhere--I really hated that part of visiting other places. Sometimes, I wished I could be the only one traveling the streets so I could take my time to look at everything more closely, without this uncomfortable feeling of hecticness, touristic hustle and bustle. It takes away so much of the experience, the feeling you could get of certain places.

As we approached one of the sturdier looking bridges, I notice a cloaked figure stopping at the apex of the bridge. Reaching into their cloak, they pull out a glowing flask and hang it over the bridge. At first I though they might try to drop it on our gondola and opend my mouth for a shout of warning, until I heared them say “I believe you will be needing this…”

What was that dubious figure talking about?! They hold the potion aloft, waiting for me to react. There were questions and thoughts racing inside my head. 'Could I trust this figure? What was inside that flask? Why should I be needing it in the future?' My guide was particular quiet. 'Did he also notice the figure? Why wouldn't he have seen them? Couldn't he give me a little hint, how to react to everything?'

I shook my head to calm down my agitated mind. 'It won't do any harm to take it with me for now. I can always decide later, if I want to actually use it...' And I reached up and accepted the potion.

"What is this? Why would I be needing th..." I started to ask aloud, but the figure was already gone.

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Entry 5 - Mysterious Gift
Date: April 27, 2017
Location: Belltower Plaza - Near Castello Reef

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You reach up and take hold of the potion. The stranger lets it go easily and swiftly continues on their journey across the bridge. Your gondolier makes no comment as you pass under the bridge, coming to the Belltower Plaza. The Plaza itself is full of commotion, packed with many tourists such as yourself seeing one of Levitos’ most famous sites. But you can’t linger here forever, and you’re steered through more canals continuing to wind your way throughout the city. You’ve taken so many turns at this point you’re sure you’d be lost trying to get back to the start of the tour without your guide. They continue the tour describing the rich history of the Castello Reef, which you are now approaching. Many students take up residence in this district to study the prophetic bubbles that sometimes breach the surface. In fact it was one such “ingenious” student that caused the chaos mere weeks ago, when dragons were ushered out of the Sea in a misguided attempt to appease the Tidelord. Breaking off mid-speech, they point out a silvery glowing orb rising from the surface of the water. As you watch it, you start to make out a shape...yes, definitely draconic, almost perhaps resembling yourself...? As you lean in to get a closer look though, you feel the gondola take a sharp dip as you offset its balance. If you lunge for the bubble, you might be able to glimpse its final message.
Do you take a final look or steady the boat and leave the prophesying for the more experienced dragons? Go for it!

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Entry 6 - Unintentional Bath
Date: April 28, 2017
Location: Castello Reef - Canal and merchant district

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You lunge for the bubble! In it, you definitely recognize yourself, and you get the sense rewards are in your future. As the bubble pops in your face, you realize you're more than halfway out the gondala and fall straight out of it. You splash about for a second, attempting to right yourself in the busy canal, before a strong arm reaches down and pulls you back into the gondola. They chuckle at your eager curiosity, and let you in on the fact that few can resist such temptations. You haven’t been the first to be fished out of the canal, and they doubt you’ll be the last. They point out that you’ve arrived at the Ca d’Oro district, and in fact you immediately recognize the House of Gold from the brochures at the start of the tour. The house literally glows in the sunlight reflecting off the gold inlay surrounding the building, clearly showing its strong ties to the neighboring Sunbeam Ruins, and you’re glad that it shouldn’t take long to dry off from your brief swim. As you take a look around, you see that this district is quite different from the residential neighborhoods you’ve been traversing. It’s clear this is mainly a merchant district with the canal streets lined with shops, galleries, and restaurants. The canals near the Ca d’Oro are much more crowded than you’ve been experiencing, and you get caught in a spot of traffic on the water. While waiting for an opening amongst the surrounding watercraft, you overhear a loud Spiral clearly distraught over a shop that appears to be closed. It seems someone has put off shopping for their anniversary until the last minute, only to find the store closed the day they needed it. A glance at the shop window does seem to show a variety of gifts, from candies, jewelry, perfumes, plushes, and many elegantly framed portraits.
Do you offer to help the procrastinating Spiral, or hold onto the potion, unsure what effects it might have? *
Offer Potion

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Entry 7 - Barter
Date: April 29, 2017
Location: Ca d'Oro - Infront the store

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You call over to the Spiral, and explain that you’ve overheard their plight. You’re not sure why, but you were given this bottle and you think it might be meant for them. You offer the unlabeled bottle, and when the Spiral inspects it further, they seem ecstatic. It’s apparently the exact same scent as the perfume they were hoping to buy from that shop, and it’s the only one that sells it in all of Levitos. Which also means they can only get it this time of year. They’ve no idea how you were able to get this, but are entirely grateful for you help. The Spiral offers you the cost of the potion, insisting you accept, and you’re surprised at how costly it actually was.
Do you accept the Spirals offer or politely decline any compensation? *
yes accept

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Entry 7 - Returing Home
Date: April 30, 2017
Location: City of Levitos - Leaving Ca d'Oro

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You graciously accept the Spiral’s offer and wish them a wonderful Anniversary during the festival. Your gondolier pushes you back into the busy district as you say your well-wishes to the Spiral. Leaving the Ca d’Oro behind, they mention that your tour is coming to a close. During the ceremony, you’re able to indulge and buy souvenirs for any members of your clan that might not have been able to make it this year. You’ve helped a dragon in their time of need and were ultimately rewarded for it. You still have the jewelry from your earlier tour, and you decide to wear it with you during the ceremony. It matches perfectly with the mask you’ve been given for the festival, and you receive many compliments on it throughout the night. You’re glad to be able to bring a piece of this mysterious city home with you, and look forward to recounting your story to the others in your clan.

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[center][color=#b8a948][font=Century Gothic][b][size=5][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1838332/2#post_21070488]~ Historic Tales ~[/url][/size][/b][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=4][u][b]~ [FF 2017] Ember Toss ~[/b][/u][/center] [quote][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/1][img]https://puu.sh/xdhS1/e503623717.png[/img][/url] [center]The Night Market offers plenty of distractions: enticing scents, new sights, and even strange sounds envelope the festival. A certain stall set off to the side lures dragon in a certain game. Ones uses forge billows to encourage sparks to fly from embers into the open mouths of various bottles! The moment a spark lands inside a bottle, the interior bursts into various patterns of fire. '[i]Wanna try your claw at Ember Toss?[/i]'[/center] [/quote] [right][size=2]* quoted from the [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/1][FF] Ember Toss Game Stall[/url] CYOA event hosted by @Falconair /// credit: [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/1#post_28955707]Artwork from @ Drytil, @ Seikii; Bottle Art from @ protowilson[/url] /// All rights belong to the [FF] team![/size][/right] [center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=22682620] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/226827/22682620_350.png[/img] [/url][/center] [center][size=7][font=Comic Sans MS][b]Travel Journal [/b][/size][/font][/center] [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Day 1 - Stroll through The Night Market[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: August 27, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: The Ashfall Waste - Festival ground [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/8#post_29100756]x[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/16#post_29115216]x[/url] [/indent] I've always wanted to have a stroll through the Night Market and when our immediate neighbour from Ashfall Wast held its annual Flameforgers Festival, I just had to come visit. Right as I got here, I had a look at the plentyfull offers and distractions fromm all this wounderfull stalls. What an exciting festival! I just couldn't decide where to look first! Suddenly, a strange flash of color and the sound of talons scraping the ground got my attention and I felt drawn towards a certain stall set off to the side. Many other dragons surrounded the place, using forge billows to encourage sparks to fly from embers into the open mouths of various bottles. Then the bottles bursted into various patterns of fire! I just [i]had [/i]to get even closer. A large snapper operating the stall invited the curious me to take part in the game as well and within second I got myself 3 free tosses. It was was my very first time playing this kind of game but I'll try my very best! Let's see what's going to happen... It took the snapper a moment to fetch out bellows that were large enough for my talons (one of the rather unpleasant features of being a dragon my size), but she was prepared and had three of them sitting on the floor. After some brief instructions she stepped aside so I could try my luck. The first attempt lit one of the common bottles - a flickering candle and flame. So far, so good! I was quite surprised as I'm usually not that good at these kind of games. A light breeze sent the sparks of my second attempt drifting upwards instead of towards the bottles. '[i]Well, no luck this time[/i],' I thought, as one lucky spark landed inside the rare bottle, igniting the image of a burning sun!! Couldn't believe it as even the last attempt struck home, creating another flickering candle inside a bottle. Fuller, the nice dragon hosting the game, smiled at me, "[i]Nicely done. Good control.[/i]" I couldn't tell her it was all because of a sudden lucky streak and so I just smiled back. She deftly collected the three lit bottles, selected an armful of Ashfall Wastes delicacies and a couple of toys from the shelves above the forge, and handed everything over to me inside a crate. [i]"Enjoy the rest of the night!"[/i] "[i]Thank you very much! These are lovely! Have a good night too.[/i]" That was all I could say, very unlike me as I'm usually not that dense, than I gave a last thankfull smile and joined the on-rushing crowds of dragons back into the maze of stalls. [u][b]Obtained magic bottles day 1 - Ignite~[/b][/u] [size=1][i]Common/Rare/Uncommon[/i][/size] [img]http://imgur.com/QTeMrhB.png[/img] [img]http://imgur.com/rvbsV8h.png[/img] [img]http://imgur.com/yRxiwbS.png[/img] [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Day 2 - The overexcited Pyrotechnist[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: August 28, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Festival ground - Fuller's stall [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/21#post_29121470]x[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/25#post_29127916]x[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/25#post_29128221]x[/url][/indent] [columns][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=33510631][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/335107/33510631.png[/img][/url] [nextcol]. [nextcol]After I had such a good time yesterday, I came back to the Night Market today. But I was not alone this time I was accompanied by the clan's Pyrotechnist Nuria--an overexcited Bogsneak-lady. My friend had noticed the beautiful bottles I brought home and decided to have a look around the Night Market too. I had no idea what I was getting myself into![/columns] We couldn't walk around and enjoy the place very long as Nuria urged to get to the game as soon as possible. After reaching Fuller's stall and getting in line for playing Nuria just wouldn't stop admiring and pestering the poor Snapper with all kind of questions about the Fire magic that keeps those flames burning long after whatever fuels them should have burned out. I tried to calm her down a couple of times so she wouldn't disturb the other dragons while playing, but there seems to be no end to her excitement- I just hoped, Fuller wouldn't mind my friend so we'd be able to play the game in the end too! At that point, I deeply regretted having shown Nuria the bottles at all. We got lucky and Nuria was so glad as she won her first own bottle! But she couldn't believe it when she got the same bottle type three times in a row. It peeved her so much that I just had to get her another set of tosses so she could try again. Fingers crossed she'll get them soon! Otherwise poor me is going to stand there all night! Nuria isn't one to give up halfway through! Then we got another four commons and even two rares, but that wasn't enough for Nuria. We had to try again... until I had to drag my friend home! She was very close to obsessivly spend every bit of Glowing Embers on the game and I knew, the next day she'd be quite angry at herself for doing so. We both learned something important during the festival: Nuria would never go alone to participate at such an event, and I would certainly not let her accompany me for quite some time (my poor wallet). [u][b]Obtained magic bottles day 2 - Forest Fire~[/b][/u] [img]http://imgur.com/lwW1zcs.png[/img][s]x12[/s] x11 [img]http://imgur.com/eqsIWrd.png[/img]x2 [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Day 3 - The Gamer[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: August 29, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: At the Market - Fuller's Stall [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/32#post_29139280]x[/url][/indent] After the fiasco of the other day, I returned alone to the Night Market early this morning. I just wanted to apologize about my friends behaviour... and maybe play the other round or two. I didn't want to admit it, but me too wanted to complete my very own collection of firy bottles. And after the first free tosses I already got two common and an uncommon one. Now all I have to do was getting the rare bottle with the sweet firefly-design inside... The goddess of luck was looking over me today!! I was able to collect all three of them! I'm quite excited and completely forgot my food purchases and some familiars at the stall. Well, I hope Fuller will love the little snack. I could imagine, the familiars would love to help her out if it's going to get too crowded in the evening; they'd make wonderful helpers~ [u][b]Obtained magic bottles day 3 - Forest Fire~[/b][/u] [img]http://imgur.com/1R1qPQu.png[/img]x6 [img]http://imgur.com/goefvmD.png[/img] [img]http://imgur.com/bRzaioz.png[/img] [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Day 4 - Patronizing Friend[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: August 30, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Festive Grounds - Fuller's place [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/47#post_29160878]x[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/48#post_29161782]x[/url][/indent] I didn't had much time hanging around at a certain stall as yesterday I had to accompany a [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=35044280]young traveler[/url]--who had visited our clan--around Night Market. We had a great time strolling through by the different shacks, trying to find the most unique ones. Early this day we bid each other farewell and Aiterra continued on her travel alone. Today the Market was already buzzing with energy when I got there. Didn't thought it would get more bustling each passing day! I decided to pay Fuller's stall my daily visit and try my luck on the Ember Toss again. I couldn't wait to see todays designs and add them to my growing collection. BUT, to my unpleasant surprise my dear companion--a Spirit of Fire-- was [i]completely [/i]patronizing todays game, not letting me do even one little toss! Thank you [i]so much[/i] my friend! Well, he did quite a good job... I guess. We got lucky, winning a couple of common and even a rare bottle! As we're trying to collect all three designs, we decided to try again and so we were able to get all of them. [u][b]Obtained magic bottles day 4 - Forged Hearts~[/b][/u] [img]http://imgur.com/fp82OCZ.png[/img]x17 [img]http://imgur.com/cw5WjiA.png[/img]x3 [img]http://imgur.com/hahYuYT.png[/img] [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Day 5 - Lasting Memories[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: August 31, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Festival ground - The game [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/58#post_29175584]x[/url][/indent] The festivities were in full swing once again when I arrived later this evening to have my try at the Ember Toss game. I was curious about the theme Fuller had decided on for today and therefor closely observed the bottles that were being lit by the other dragons. The common one displayed an image in shape of a sword. An object I'm not so found of as it only remembers me about quite the number of dragons penchant for violence and their several slogans about war, death, destruction, and the pointlessness and folly of military adventure whenever diplomacy was thrust aside. But at the same time it also symbolizes protection, righteousness, and justice. The shield being the theme for the uncommon bottle was a great touch by Fuller. A beautiful symbol standing for protection and warding. I'd love to have this bottle in my collection. I've never once borded a ship but it too is bearing so many meanings for me. [i]'One can’t say one knows everything about the world whilst staying at home, one has to travel to see, feel and get in contact with a place.'[/i] A sweet symbol of peace and bridging the gap between clans and dragons. Couldn't wait to try to get each one of them! And I really did! Also, it was my first time breaking two bottles. I had no idea who that even happened. After helping Fuller collect all bits of broken glass I headed home to get some sleep. Seems like I really a snatch of sleep... [u][b]Obtained magic bottles day 5 - War & Peace~[/b][/u] [img]http://imgur.com/bJyBq0w.png[/img]x7 [img]http://imgur.com/xkgwQCB.png[/img]x3 [img]http://imgur.com/kAmKTYM.png[/img] [img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/trinket/788.png[/img] [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Day 6 - Finding the Proper Thing[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: September 01, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Festival grounds - Fuller's stall [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/68#post_29196375]x[/url][/indent] We are getting close to the end of festival time and I once more went to pay Fuller a visit. Throughout the day spent my whole time getting some souvenirs for everyone in the family and while for some dragons it was a quite the easy task, it was rather difficult to find the perfect one for others. So, I had to spent all day strolling from stall to stall, looking at every good and item on offer, bargaining with merchants and spending quite the number of Glowing Embers in the end. It was rather late at night when I got to try my luck at the Toss Game. Very soon all three bottle design were stowed away in my pocket... but I couldn't restrain myself and so I continued playing for another then rounds. I accidentally shattered one of the bottles again and helped tidy up once again. Not my most glorious moment, but I just had fun talking with Fuller the whole time... [u][b]Obtained magic bottles day 6 - Magic~[/b][/u] [img]http://imgur.com/Eu6QIO4.png[/img]x20 [img]http://imgur.com/Mwhf11P.png[/img]x3 [img]http://imgur.com/sgJvFZ0.png[/img]x4 [img]http://flightrising.com/images/cms/trinket/788.png[/img] [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Day 7 - Final Encounter[/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: September 02, 2017 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Fuller's stall - The last game [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2259329/79#post_29214942]x[/url][/indent] It feels a little bit melancholic to write about the last day, as I couldn't write down everything I did during the whole festival, but today was a great day, the successful conclusion of a very exciting week and I so enjoyed everything about it. The youngsters and elders back home will love to hear about my experience here in Ashfall Waste. After seven days of meeting dragons I haven’t seen for quite some time, but also encountering new ones, having great talks with them, today was the day for [i]good byes[/i]. But I think, I prefer to say [i]see you at the next festival[/i] as I really hope to meet again in the future. [i]"Fuller? Happy last day of Flameforger's Festival! "And thank you very much for hosting this great game! I really had fun coming here every day. Could I get some last tosses, please?"[/i] [u][b]Obtained magic bottles day 6 - Mather~[/b][/u] [img]http://imgur.com/wxqiqcR.png[/img] [img]http://imgur.com/MWombZr.png[/img] [img]http://imgur.com/5nIwXas.png[/img] [center][img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/48f3/f/2011/208/a/b/divider_by_canzeda-d41w92p.png[/img][/center]


~ [FF 2017] Ember Toss ~

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The Night Market offers plenty of distractions: enticing scents, new sights, and even strange sounds envelope the festival. A certain stall set off to the side lures dragon in a certain game. Ones uses forge billows to encourage sparks to fly from embers into the open mouths of various bottles! The moment a spark lands inside a bottle, the interior bursts into various patterns of fire. 'Wanna try your claw at Ember Toss?'
* quoted from the [FF] Ember Toss Game Stall CYOA event hosted by @Falconair
/// credit: Artwork from @ Drytil, @ Seikii; Bottle Art from @ protowilson
/// All rights belong to the [FF] team!


Travel Journal
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Day 1 - Stroll through The Night Market
Date: August 27, 2017
Location: The Ashfall Waste - Festival ground x x

I've always wanted to have a stroll through the Night Market and when our immediate neighbour from Ashfall Wast held its annual Flameforgers Festival, I just had to come visit. Right as I got here, I had a look at the plentyfull offers and distractions fromm all this wounderfull stalls. What an exciting festival! I just couldn't decide where to look first! Suddenly, a strange flash of color and the sound of talons scraping the ground got my attention and I felt drawn towards a certain stall set off to the side. Many other dragons surrounded the place, using forge billows to encourage sparks to fly from embers into the open mouths of various bottles. Then the bottles bursted into various patterns of fire! I just had to get even closer.

A large snapper operating the stall invited the curious me to take part in the game as well and within second I got myself 3 free tosses. It was was my very first time playing this kind of game but I'll try my very best! Let's see what's going to happen...

It took the snapper a moment to fetch out bellows that were large enough for my talons (one of the rather unpleasant features of being a dragon my size), but she was prepared and had three of them sitting on the floor. After some brief instructions she stepped aside so I could try my luck.

The first attempt lit one of the common bottles - a flickering candle and flame. So far, so good! I was quite surprised as I'm usually not that good at these kind of games. A light breeze sent the sparks of my second attempt drifting upwards instead of towards the bottles. 'Well, no luck this time,' I thought, as one lucky spark landed inside the rare bottle, igniting the image of a burning sun!! Couldn't believe it as even the last attempt struck home, creating another flickering candle inside a bottle.

Fuller, the nice dragon hosting the game, smiled at me, "Nicely done. Good control." I couldn't tell her it was all because of a sudden lucky streak and so I just smiled back. She deftly collected the three lit bottles, selected an armful of Ashfall Wastes delicacies and a couple of toys from the shelves above the forge, and handed everything over to me inside a crate. "Enjoy the rest of the night!"

"Thank you very much! These are lovely! Have a good night too." That was all I could say, very unlike me as I'm usually not that dense, than I gave a last thankfull smile and joined the on-rushing crowds of dragons back into the maze of stalls.


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Day 2 - The overexcited Pyrotechnist
Date: August 28, 2017
Location: Festival ground - Fuller's stall x x x

33510631.png . After I had such a good time yesterday, I came back to the Night Market today. But I was not alone this time I was accompanied by the clan's Pyrotechnist Nuria--an overexcited Bogsneak-lady. My friend had noticed the beautiful bottles I brought home and decided to have a look around the Night Market too.

I had no idea what I was getting myself into!

We couldn't walk around and enjoy the place very long as Nuria urged to get to the game as soon as possible. After reaching Fuller's stall and getting in line for playing Nuria just wouldn't stop admiring and pestering the poor Snapper with all kind of questions about the Fire magic that keeps those flames burning long after whatever fuels them should have burned out. I tried to calm her down a couple of times so she wouldn't disturb the other dragons while playing, but there seems to be no end to her excitement-

I just hoped, Fuller wouldn't mind my friend so we'd be able to play the game in the end too! At that point, I deeply regretted having shown Nuria the bottles at all.

We got lucky and Nuria was so glad as she won her first own bottle! But she couldn't believe it when she got the same bottle type three times in a row. It peeved her so much that I just had to get her another set of tosses so she could try again. Fingers crossed she'll get them soon! Otherwise poor me is going to stand there all night! Nuria isn't one to give up halfway through!
Then we got another four commons and even two rares, but that wasn't enough for Nuria. We had to try again... until I had to drag my friend home! She was very close to obsessivly spend every bit of Glowing Embers on the game and I knew, the next day she'd be quite angry at herself for doing so. We both learned something important during the festival: Nuria would never go alone to participate at such an event, and I would certainly not let her accompany me for quite some time (my poor wallet).


Obtained magic bottles day 2 - Forest Fire~
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Day 3 - The Gamer
Date: August 29, 2017
Location: At the Market - Fuller's Stall x

After the fiasco of the other day, I returned alone to the Night Market early this morning. I just wanted to apologize about my friends behaviour... and maybe play the other round or two.

I didn't want to admit it, but me too wanted to complete my very own collection of firy bottles. And after the first free tosses I already got two common and an uncommon one. Now all I have to do was getting the rare bottle with the sweet firefly-design inside...

The goddess of luck was looking over me today!! I was able to collect all three of them! I'm quite excited and completely forgot my food purchases and some familiars at the stall. Well, I hope Fuller will love the little snack. I could imagine, the familiars would love to help her out if it's going to get too crowded in the evening; they'd make wonderful helpers~


Obtained magic bottles day 3 - Forest Fire~
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Day 4 - Patronizing Friend
Date: August 30, 2017
Location: Festive Grounds - Fuller's place x x

I didn't had much time hanging around at a certain stall as yesterday I had to accompany a young traveler--who had visited our clan--around Night Market. We had a great time strolling through by the different shacks, trying to find the most unique ones. Early this day we bid each other farewell and Aiterra continued on her travel alone.

Today the Market was already buzzing with energy when I got there. Didn't thought it would get more bustling each passing day! I decided to pay Fuller's stall my daily visit and try my luck on the Ember Toss again. I couldn't wait to see todays designs and add them to my growing collection. BUT, to my unpleasant surprise my dear companion--a Spirit of Fire-- was completely patronizing todays game, not letting me do even one little toss! Thank you so much my friend!
Well, he did quite a good job... I guess. We got lucky, winning a couple of common and even a rare bottle! As we're trying to collect all three designs, we decided to try again and so we were able to get all of them.


Obtained magic bottles day 4 - Forged Hearts~
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Day 5 - Lasting Memories
Date: August 31, 2017
Location: Festival ground - The game x

The festivities were in full swing once again when I arrived later this evening to have my try at the Ember Toss game. I was curious about the theme Fuller had decided on for today and therefor closely observed the bottles that were being lit by the other dragons.

The common one displayed an image in shape of a sword. An object I'm not so found of as it only remembers me about quite the number of dragons penchant for violence and their several slogans about war, death, destruction, and the pointlessness and folly of military adventure whenever diplomacy was thrust aside. But at the same time it also symbolizes protection, righteousness, and justice.

The shield being the theme for the uncommon bottle was a great touch by Fuller. A beautiful symbol standing for protection and warding. I'd love to have this bottle in my collection.

I've never once borded a ship but it too is bearing so many meanings for me. 'One can’t say one knows everything about the world whilst staying at home, one has to travel to see, feel and get in contact with a place.' A sweet symbol of peace and bridging the gap between clans and dragons.

Couldn't wait to try to get each one of them!
And I really did! Also, it was my first time breaking two bottles. I had no idea who that even happened. After helping Fuller collect all bits of broken glass I headed home to get some sleep. Seems like I really a snatch of sleep...


Obtained magic bottles day 5 - War & Peace~
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Day 6 - Finding the Proper Thing
Date: September 01, 2017
Location: Festival grounds - Fuller's stall x

We are getting close to the end of festival time and I once more went to pay Fuller a visit. Throughout the day spent my whole time getting some souvenirs for everyone in the family and while for some dragons it was a quite the easy task, it was rather difficult to find the perfect one for others.

So, I had to spent all day strolling from stall to stall, looking at every good and item on offer, bargaining with merchants and spending quite the number of Glowing Embers in the end.

It was rather late at night when I got to try my luck at the Toss Game. Very soon all three bottle design were stowed away in my pocket... but I couldn't restrain myself and so I continued playing for another then rounds. I accidentally shattered one of the bottles again and helped tidy up once again. Not my most glorious moment, but I just had fun talking with Fuller the whole time...


Obtained magic bottles day 6 - Magic~
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Day 7 - Final Encounter
Date: September 02, 2017
Location: Fuller's stall - The last game x

It feels a little bit melancholic to write about the last day, as I couldn't write down everything I did during the whole festival, but today was a great day, the successful conclusion of a very exciting week and I so enjoyed everything about it. The youngsters and elders back home will love to hear about my experience here in Ashfall Waste.

After seven days of meeting dragons I haven’t seen for quite some time, but also encountering new ones, having great talks with them, today was the day for good byes. But I think, I prefer to say see you at the next festival as I really hope to meet again in the future.

"Fuller? Happy last day of Flameforger's Festival!
"And thank you very much for hosting this great game! I really had fun coming here every day. Could I get some last tosses, please?"



Obtained magic bottles day 6 - Mather~
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- updated dragons and their infos~
- updated dragons and their infos~
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[center][color=#b8a948][font=Century Gothic][b][size=5][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1838332/2#post_21070488]~ Historic Tales ~[/url][/size][/b][/center] [center][color=#000000][size=4][u][b]~ The epidemic ~ Collaboration between Beastclans and dragons[/b][/u][/center] [columns][img]https://s1.postimg.cc/4u2z4ckmrj/Hor-divider-200_copy.png[/img] [nextcol][img]https://s18.postimg.cc/8ky1scxvd/DBR5.png[/img] [nextcol][img]https://s1.postimg.cc/4u2z4ckmrj/Hor-divider-200_copy.png[/img][/columns] [center][font= Monotype Corsiva][size=5]"I am far from taking upon myself the credit of exhausting my subject in the present observations. It is highly probable that I may fail the battle against the incoming wave of this calamitous event. Still less do I warrant that the diseases, which during the time in question have undergone an exhaustive scientific examination, shall remain the same in all future years. “One thing most especially do I aim at. It is my wish to state how things have gone lately; how they have been in this flight, and how they have been in this the clan which we live in. "The observations in the following form my ground-work. It is thus that I would add my mite, such as it is, towards the foundation of a work that, in my humble judgment, shall be beneficial to dragon race and beastkin alike. Posterity will complete it, since to them it shall be given to take the full view of the gruesome events and the measures taken to counteract ‘em."[/size][/font][/center] [right][size=2]Mortality and Survival: An observation of the epidemic affecting wild beastkin and dragon companions XXIV.I.MMXVIII[/size] [font=Monotype Corsiva][size=4][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/176456]DeWitte[/url] Spiral[/size][/font][size=2], Medic and Scientist[/size][/right] [img]https://s1.postimg.cc/1vqp0udfv3/Hor-divider-640_copy.png[/img] [right][size=1]Art Assets by [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2257922]x[/url][/size][/right] The current outbreak began in late October [size=1]2017[/size], close to the date when the plague dragons started preparing for the 'Riot of Rot' festivities. It started somehow small. Beastclan Ambassador [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&id=111431&tab=dragon&did=28463426]Ronan[/url] was staying with the clan for over a month now as he had to undergo yet another of these never ending postgraduate training sessions at the Ambassador Training Center. The reclusive dragon was impatient for going back to his outpost in the Beastclan territory as he felt more at home there as he'd ever feel with his fellow dragons at Àidhear. To start his day, Ronan would usually take a morning stroll throughout the whole clan to chatter with the beastkinds living inside the clan and those just coming by to say hello. Although the Harpy Beastclan lives in their own settlements, they still are a common sight at clan Àidhear. But over the last week the ambassador started noticing a sudden drop in beastkinds approaching him during his walk. It was very rare not seeing a harpy fly over, or a longneck bustle around the gathering point. Nowadays, comparatively few could be spotted there. Ronan continued with is investigation and decided to pay the parcel service at [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&id=111431&tab=dragon&did=20323854]Dalcenti[/url]’s storehouse a visit. Usually, numerousness harpies would help out the shipping by carrying packages and goods between clans. Today not one aid was present. Only a very confused and worried merchant greeted one at the storehouse doors. As being to one with the closest affiliation to their beastkind neighbors, Ronan took on the task of finding out what exactly was going on right now in the beastclan territory. Reaching his outpost, Ronan was approached by the beastclans healer. '[i]Ambassador Ronan[/i]', one of the healers said. [i]'Do you have a moment?'[/i] The speaker didn't hesitated, entered the dragons cave and set down. The beastkind in these parts usually did not wait for an offer to make itself comfortable, so Ronan wasn’t offended by them invading his home. [i]'Sure. What is it?'[/i] Their faces already told him, that something was very wrong and this not the time for small talk. [i]'We have come to you seeking help'[/i], they reluctantly said. [i]'Our kind has sickened with an illness we don’t seem able to cure.'[/i] [i]'Can you describe it, dear friend? I might not be very knowledgeable, but I will send for our healer [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=28325947]Aztec[/url]. He'll certainly know what we should do!'[/i] So Ronan simply listened to them and wrote everything down. He did not recognize the illness and therefore swiftly got in contact with the health care dragons back home. It didn’t took them long to arrive on site and start their examinations. But the physician soon had to admit to himself, that he too had no idea what kind of illness this was. So, more and more beastkinds tribes started showing the same signs and fell ill. Even though the healers and dragons were able to help some of the sick beastkind by chance, ultimately the rapid spread of the disease turned the illness into an [b]epidemic[/b]. [i]‘How is she?’[/i] One of the healers asked a young harpy girl sitting next to an elderly woman of her tribe, holding the hand of the patient. A bowl of water stood next to them, a wetted cloth on the forehead was meant to provide alleviation from the fever. [i]‘Gran's burning up and her breathing sounds funny. Her fingers are extremely cold... and she started losing more feathers.'[/i] Not able to keep talking the girl kept caressing the old lady's talons, desperately trying to keep the tears in. [i]'It's good you're here, she wanted to tell you all something.'[/i] Granny always knew more than she let on, and she even knew it was time she had to give away some of her secrets. Being that one step away from leaving Sornieth forever made her see some already forgotten memories more clearly than she’d hoped. The harpy always understood the significance of things, and had therefore kept a collection of all sorts of them hidden at the very back of her cave. Now was the time to give them away to those in need of them. [i]‘Young ones, hear me.'[/i] Talking wasn’t easy, but she had to tell them. [i]'This is not the first time. It happened once bevore, a long time ago. Many died. Then we called them. Like today. ..... Got something for you in my treasury. Find the dragon's book.... it will help....'[/i] After these last words she closed her eyes forever and went ahead. Beastkind and dragons paid their last respect to the old lady, thanking her for giving everyone a smal ray of hope. Together they went to investigate the 'treasury' and to search for the 'dragon's book'. One had the feeling, the crooked old bookcases leaning against the walls of the cave would fall over and crumble into dust the moment someone just grazes them. By the looks of it, all these scrolls, books and parchements had been sitting there for quite a while, while being more and more forgotten by the world. They spent hours looking for that certain book. With no idea of its looks, it was quite hard to find within that literature hodgepodge. But then, someone finally called out. The book was found. Bound in brown leather, cracked and dry with age, the thin volume smelled faintly of herbs and dust. The pages within were brittle and what remained of the book’s original stitching was barely holding it together. A faint scrawl on the inside of the cover declared that the journal once belonged to [font=Monotype Corsiva][size=4][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/dragon/176456]DeWitte[/url] Spiral[/font]; likely to be some medic or scientist from a long time ago. The first page began in the middle of a sentence, suggesting that either there are pages missing or that there was another volume before this one; unfortunately, the journal’s poor condition made it impossible to tell which. The journal was brought outside and back to Ronan’s outpost. Healers and dragons were soon absorbed in bygone times, reading about events so similar to those of today... ...... [center][i]"Escape quickly, escape far away, return late--these are three herbs in times of need![/i]”[/center] The beastclans healer used to say those words to their kind. And so families already afflicted with the disease carried it along to the next tribe, spreading it even further. After their own healers started to get sick too, it was quite the lucky coincidence that a young harpy noticed that none of the dragons living with and looking after their sick beastkind companions were getting infect. In reasoning they concluded, that it'd be save to ask the dragons for help in the matter to overcome this crisis. During the time DeWitte Spiral wrote his thesis, little was known of the illnesses cause or the correct treatment. The shamans and healers the Beastclans could not met the demands of treating all affected beastkind, yet. Therefore the medical service of dragonkind started to provide medical care and later on additional epidemic control not only for its allies but also for the warring clans of the Talonok. According to the found journal, DeWitte and his medical trainees provided diagnostics, treatment, and even tried to find a prophylaxis of this particular disease. Apparently, it was the first attempt to establish some kind of facilities for research, confinements for the already contaminated and production of a proper medication. A mobile laboratory was provided to the areas populated by beastkinds where they could perform a series of field investigations. During DeWittes times, dragons acquired valuable expert know-ledge and experience on the '[b]Pale Death[/b]'--useful for medical support not only just then, but also for those in the not too distant future. ...... [i]They have it[/i], Aztec observed. All the patients’ feathers or pelt turned strangely pale, as if losing all its colors. Some already lost most of it and the revealed bare skin started to turn. Despite the name of the disease, it actually attacked the lungs. It ate away on the victims until they were less and less able to breath, causing their blood to weaken. In the end, weakened as they were and more vulnerable to other illnesses, they would either succumb to their high fever or simply suffocate. [i]‘Is there a cure?’[/i] [i]‘Yes and no,'[/i] Aztec replied. [i]‘There are treatments that ease the symptoms, but they do not kill the disease. The patient’s body must do that. We can only help them maintain their strength and initiate the healing process.'[/i] [i]‘Young ones are in the greatest danger as well as the elderly and week,’[/i] another dragon raised his head after reading out loud from the script in his talons. [i]‘Healthy adults would spend a week in a high fever, but then they slowly recover.’[/i] [i]‘But they’re not,’[/i] one of the beast kind healers stated. [i]‘My sister’s child died yesterday. The boy has just reached adulthood!’[/i] The cave fell silent as all exchanged concerned looks. [i]‘It seems like this illness has grown more potent since its last outbreak. We must be extra careful it does not spread to the other tribes! We also have to find those who already left and isolate them from others. If it’s not too late already…'[/i] Beastkind and Dragonkin worked close together while trying to heal the disease. Based on the model described in DeWitte's scientific work they established facilities for research, confinements to isolate the ill to prevent the spread as much as possible; as well as a mobile laboratory to find the right medication. But the local dragonkind and familiars were not the only ones being affected by the epidemic. The traveler [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=31231659]Atasna[/url] and her companion Darnell had to stay with clan Àidhear for quite some time, after the little one got sick too. The traveler dragon was so kind as to leave a copy of her journal behind, so it can be recorded and added to the new thesis, that's about to be written. [center][img]http://i.imgur.com/t75SpEm.png[/img][/center] [indent][size=4][font=Lucida Console][b]Entry 4 - Bedrest, Setbacks and [/b][/size] [font=Lucida Console][b]Date[/b]: 05 October 2017 - 26 January 2018 [font=Lucida Console][b]Location[/b]: Àidhear – Near Twisting Crescendo [/indent] [b]05th October – .......[/b] As one can see, I couldn’t keep up with my daily records these last few months. A lot has happened since I left the Mirrorlight Promenade and I just found some time to write everything down. That day on the road we encountered a flock of harpies. They were friendly and even invited us over to have a quick meal with them. My companion, a Obscuring Goblin named Darnell, spotted some well packed boxes and goods in their possession. First I thought those harpies specialized in luring in travelers to rob them off their possession, but then they started telling us about their connections to a clan in the wind tribe. Saying, they were being employed at the parcel service and currently out to run an errand. They even invited us to pay the [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1838332#post_19563362]Àidhear [/url]a visit whenever we'd travel through the Windswept Plateau. 'IT', started only a week or so later. I sat in the grassy steppe with the nice calming breeze and all I wanted was for Darnell to be well again. As harsh as it sounds, I was tired of this flu of his. I could hear his coughs even in my dreams and would often wake up because of them. They started soon after our encounter with the harpies. Darnell and I had just decided to turn south and travel towards Zephyr Steppes, when he suddenly stopped, and rested a hand on a trunk for balance. His usually dark face seemed paler as a cloud. We were close to the Cloudsong and our destination when I noticed another change in Darnell's condition. [i]'Are you okay?'[/i] I asked as his back bent, and his hand gripped his stomach. The little ones eyes went wide and all he was able to say was [i]'I think, I'm gonna be sick...'[/i]. After, he slumped down the tree trunk and all I could do, was taking him in my talons and fly as fast as I could! This was no simple flu. There was something very wrong with my companion and the sooner I got to that clan the better! He was passed out by the time I arrived at Clan Àidhear. A [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=dragon&id=111431&did=38402391]Skydancer lady [/url]was the first to notice us when we came close to the settlement. I called out for help and as soon as she saw Darnell, she got pale herself and redirected me to some kind of facilities at the outskirts. After setting down, our guide led me inside, only then I recognized the place being some kind of hospital. While looking around I noticed way too many beastkind and familiars laying on their sickbeds--but, not a single ill dragon. The Skydancer started by giving the illness my friend had a name: the [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1838332/5#post_31431007]'Pale Death'[/url]. At that point, I was freaking out. It took the medical dragons quite some time to calm me down. The things they told me weren’t of much help, but I was thankful someone knew what was going on. It was [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1838332/5#post_31431007]an epidemic[/url], one only affecting beastkind and familiars. Darnell must have gotten infected when we encountered those harpies a week ago. Now, all I could do was waiting and taking care of my friend. I don't remember who many days I stayed with Darnell before I was dragged outside by a fearsome looking [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&id=111431&tab=dragon&did=26889717]Imperial[/url] and be forced to take a bath; and some rest. They all promised me to take good care of my companion. Upon reaching my assigned room at the Inn this evening I didn't even felt like undressing. Fully clothed and still stained with the smell of medicine and sickness I collapsed into bed. After many wakeful nights spent sitting next to Darnell, the soft bedding felt so welcoming and I drifted off to sleep almost immediately. [center][img]http://i.imgur.com/3RrgWAt.png[/img][/center] They continued for months saving lives, loosing others, until the pharmacist [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=28325947]Rasputin[/url] achieve a breakthrough! He was able to find a certain composition of herbs that would stop the illness in its initial stage. The patient would be confronted with much less agressive form of disease. Although they were not able to find a cure for the '[b]Pale Death[/b]' at that very moment, they decided to continue searching and collaborating with each other. The knowledge still hidden in Beastclan territory as well as in dragonkind libraries would be


~ The epidemic ~
Collaboration between Beastclans and dragons


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"I am far from taking upon myself the credit of exhausting my subject
in the present observations. It is highly probable that I may fail the battle against the incoming wave of this calamitous event. Still less do I warrant that the diseases, which during the time in question have undergone an exhaustive scientific examination, shall remain the same in all future years.

“One thing most especially do I aim at. It is my wish to state how things have gone lately; how they have been in this flight, and how they have been in this the clan which we live in.

"The observations in the following form my ground-work. It is thus that I would
add my mite, such as it is, towards the foundation of a work that,
in my humble judgment, shall be beneficial to dragon race and beastkin alike.
Posterity will complete it, since to them it shall be given to take the full view of
the gruesome events and the measures taken to counteract ‘em."

Mortality and Survival: An observation of the epidemic
affecting wild beastkin and dragon companions XXIV.I.MMXVIII

DeWitte Spiral, Medic and Scientist

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The current outbreak began in late October 2017, close to the date when the plague dragons started preparing for the 'Riot of Rot' festivities.

It started somehow small.

Beastclan Ambassador Ronan was staying with the clan for over a month now as he had to undergo yet another of these never ending postgraduate training sessions at the Ambassador Training Center. The reclusive dragon was impatient for going back to his outpost in the Beastclan territory as he felt more at home there as he'd ever feel with his fellow dragons at Àidhear.

To start his day, Ronan would usually take a morning stroll throughout the whole clan to chatter with the beastkinds living inside the clan and those just coming by to say hello. Although the Harpy Beastclan lives in their own settlements, they still are a common sight at clan Àidhear. But over the last week the ambassador started noticing a sudden drop in beastkinds approaching him during his walk. It was very rare not seeing a harpy fly over, or a longneck bustle around the gathering point. Nowadays, comparatively few could be spotted there.

Ronan continued with is investigation and decided to pay the parcel service at Dalcenti’s storehouse a visit. Usually, numerousness harpies would help out the shipping by carrying packages and goods between clans. Today not one aid was present. Only a very confused and worried merchant greeted one at the storehouse doors.

As being to one with the closest affiliation to their beastkind neighbors, Ronan took on the task of finding out what exactly was going on right now in the beastclan territory.

Reaching his outpost, Ronan was approached by the beastclans healer.


'Ambassador Ronan', one of the healers said. 'Do you have a moment?' The speaker didn't hesitated, entered the dragons cave and set down. The beastkind in these parts usually did not wait for an offer to make itself comfortable, so Ronan wasn’t offended by them invading his home.

'Sure. What is it?' Their faces already told him, that something was very wrong and this not the time for small talk.

'We have come to you seeking help', they reluctantly said. 'Our kind has sickened with an illness we don’t seem able to cure.'

'Can you describe it, dear friend? I might not be very knowledgeable, but I will send for our healer Aztec. He'll certainly know what we should do!' So Ronan simply listened to them and wrote everything down. He did not recognize the illness and therefore swiftly got in contact with the health care dragons back home.

It didn’t took them long to arrive on site and start their examinations. But the physician soon had to admit to himself, that he too had no idea what kind of illness this was. So, more and more beastkinds tribes started showing the same signs and fell ill. Even though the healers and dragons were able to help some of the sick beastkind by chance, ultimately the rapid spread of the disease turned the illness into an epidemic.

‘How is she?’ One of the healers asked a young harpy girl sitting next to an elderly woman of her tribe, holding the hand of the patient. A bowl of water stood next to them, a wetted cloth on the forehead was meant to provide alleviation from the fever.

‘Gran's burning up and her breathing sounds funny. Her fingers are extremely cold... and she started losing more feathers.' Not able to keep talking the girl kept caressing the old lady's talons, desperately trying to keep the tears in. 'It's good you're here, she wanted to tell you all something.'

Granny always knew more than she let on, and she even knew it was time she had to give away some of her secrets. Being that one step away from leaving Sornieth forever made her see some already forgotten memories more clearly than she’d hoped. The harpy always understood the significance of things, and had therefore kept a collection of all sorts of them hidden at the very back of her cave. Now was the time to give them away to those in need of them.

‘Young ones, hear me.' Talking wasn’t easy, but she had to tell them. 'This is not the first time. It happened once bevore, a long time ago. Many died. Then we called them. Like today. ..... Got something for you in my treasury. Find the dragon's book.... it will help....'

After these last words she closed her eyes forever and went ahead. Beastkind and dragons paid their last respect to the old lady, thanking her for giving everyone a smal ray of hope. Together they went to investigate the 'treasury' and to search for the 'dragon's book'.

One had the feeling, the crooked old bookcases leaning against the walls of the cave would fall over and crumble into dust the moment someone just grazes them. By the looks of it, all these scrolls, books and parchements had been sitting there for quite a while, while being more and more forgotten by the world.

They spent hours looking for that certain book. With no idea of its looks, it was quite hard to find within that literature hodgepodge. But then, someone finally called out. The book was found.

Bound in brown leather, cracked and dry with age, the thin volume smelled faintly of herbs and dust. The pages within were brittle and what remained of the book’s original stitching was barely holding it together.

A faint scrawl on the inside of the cover declared that the journal once belonged to DeWitte Spiral; likely to be some medic or scientist from a long time ago. The first page began in the middle of a sentence, suggesting that either there are pages missing or that there was another volume before this one; unfortunately, the journal’s poor condition made it impossible to tell which.

The journal was brought outside and back to Ronan’s outpost. Healers and dragons were soon absorbed in bygone times, reading about events so similar to those of today...

......

"Escape quickly, escape far away, return late--these are three herbs in times of need!

The beastclans healer used to say those words to their kind. And so families already afflicted with the disease carried it along to the next tribe, spreading it even further.

After their own healers started to get sick too, it was quite the lucky coincidence that a young harpy noticed that none of the dragons living with and looking after their sick beastkind companions were getting infect. In reasoning they concluded, that it'd be save to ask the dragons for help in the matter to overcome this crisis.

During the time DeWitte Spiral wrote his thesis, little was known of the illnesses cause or the correct treatment. The shamans and healers the Beastclans could not met the demands of treating all affected beastkind, yet. Therefore the medical service of dragonkind started to provide medical care and later on additional epidemic control not only for its allies but also for the warring clans of the Talonok.

According to the found journal, DeWitte and his medical trainees provided diagnostics, treatment, and even tried to find a prophylaxis of this particular disease. Apparently, it was the first attempt to establish some kind of facilities for research, confinements for the already contaminated and production of a proper medication.

A mobile laboratory was provided to the areas populated by beastkinds where they could perform a series of field investigations. During DeWittes times, dragons acquired valuable expert know-ledge and experience on the 'Pale Death'--useful for medical support not only just then, but also for those in the not too distant future.

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They have it, Aztec observed. All the patients’ feathers or pelt turned strangely pale, as if losing all its colors. Some already lost most of it and the revealed bare skin started to turn. Despite the name of the disease, it actually attacked the lungs. It ate away on the victims until they were less and less able to breath, causing their blood to weaken. In the end, weakened as they were and more vulnerable to other illnesses, they would either succumb to their high fever or simply suffocate.

‘Is there a cure?’

‘Yes and no,' Aztec replied. ‘There are treatments that ease the symptoms, but they do not kill the disease. The patient’s body must do that. We can only help them maintain their strength and initiate the healing process.'

‘Young ones are in the greatest danger as well as the elderly and week,’ another dragon raised his head after reading out loud from the script in his talons. ‘Healthy adults would spend a week in a high fever, but then they slowly recover.’

‘But they’re not,’ one of the beast kind healers stated. ‘My sister’s child died yesterday. The boy has just reached adulthood!’

The cave fell silent as all exchanged concerned looks.

‘It seems like this illness has grown more potent since its last outbreak. We must be extra careful it does not spread to the other tribes! We also have to find those who already left and isolate them from others. If it’s not too late already…'


Beastkind and Dragonkin worked close together while trying to heal the disease. Based on the model described in DeWitte's scientific work they established facilities for research, confinements to isolate the ill to prevent the spread as much as possible; as well as a mobile laboratory to find the right medication.


But the local dragonkind and familiars were not the only ones being affected by the epidemic. The traveler Atasna and her companion Darnell had to stay with clan Àidhear for quite some time, after the little one got sick too. The traveler dragon was so kind as to leave a copy of her journal behind, so it can be recorded and added to the new thesis, that's about to be written.

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Entry 4 - Bedrest, Setbacks and
Date: 05 October 2017 - 26 January 2018
Location: Àidhear – Near Twisting Crescendo

05th October – .......

As one can see, I couldn’t keep up with my daily records these last few months. A lot has happened since I left the Mirrorlight Promenade and I just found some time to write everything down.

That day on the road we encountered a flock of harpies. They were friendly and even invited us over to have a quick meal with them. My companion, a Obscuring Goblin named Darnell, spotted some well packed boxes and goods in their possession. First I thought those harpies specialized in luring in travelers to rob them off their possession, but then they started telling us about their connections to a clan in the wind tribe. Saying, they were being employed at the parcel service and currently out to run an errand. They even invited us to pay the Àidhear a visit whenever we'd travel through the Windswept Plateau.

'IT', started only a week or so later. I sat in the grassy steppe with the nice calming breeze and all I wanted was for Darnell to be well again. As harsh as it sounds, I was tired of this flu of his. I could hear his coughs even in my dreams and would often wake up because of them. They started soon after our encounter with the harpies. Darnell and I had just decided to turn south and travel towards Zephyr Steppes, when he suddenly stopped, and rested a hand on a trunk for balance. His usually dark face seemed paler as a cloud.

We were close to the Cloudsong and our destination when I noticed another change in Darnell's condition. 'Are you okay?' I asked as his back bent, and his hand gripped his stomach. The little ones eyes went wide and all he was able to say was 'I think, I'm gonna be sick...'. After, he slumped down the tree trunk and all I could do, was taking him in my talons and fly as fast as I could! This was no simple flu. There was something very wrong with my companion and the sooner I got to that clan the better!

He was passed out by the time I arrived at Clan Àidhear. A Skydancer lady was the first to notice us when we came close to the settlement. I called out for help and as soon as she saw Darnell, she got pale herself and redirected me to some kind of facilities at the outskirts.

After setting down, our guide led me inside, only then I recognized the place being some kind of hospital. While looking around I noticed way too many beastkind and familiars laying on their sickbeds--but, not a single ill dragon. The Skydancer started by giving the illness my friend had a name: the 'Pale Death'. At that point, I was freaking out.

It took the medical dragons quite some time to calm me down. The things they told me weren’t of much help, but I was thankful someone knew what was going on. It was an epidemic, one only affecting beastkind and familiars. Darnell must have gotten infected when we encountered those harpies a week ago. Now, all I could do was waiting and taking care of my friend.

I don't remember who many days I stayed with Darnell before I was dragged outside by a fearsome looking Imperial and be forced to take a bath; and some rest. They all promised me to take good care of my companion.

Upon reaching my assigned room at the Inn this evening I didn't even felt like undressing. Fully clothed and still stained with the smell of medicine and sickness I collapsed into bed. After many wakeful nights spent sitting next to Darnell, the soft bedding felt so welcoming and I drifted off to sleep almost immediately.

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They continued for months saving lives, loosing others, until the pharmacist Rasputin achieve a breakthrough! He was able to find a certain composition of herbs that would stop the illness in its initial stage. The patient would be confronted with much less agressive form of disease.

Although they were not able to find a cure for the 'Pale Death' at that very moment, they decided to continue searching and collaborating with each other. The knowledge still hidden in Beastclan territory as well as in dragonkind libraries would be
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- added the dragon Chomsky and his lore
- worked on the clan's understanding of language

As I also used @Kitiara and @Rayleigh original idea of the different languages, I wanted to let you two know about this ^^
- added the dragon Chomsky and his lore
- worked on the clan's understanding of language

As I also used @Kitiara and @Rayleigh original idea of the different languages, I wanted to let you two know about this ^^
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