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[center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1933329][img]http://s009.radikal.ru/i309/1704/2b/8e0286da716b.png[/img][/url] [size=5][u][b]Breaking Point, Legacy of War Challenge[/b][/u][/size] [size=4][b]Breaking point. Noun. [i]The moment of greatest strain at which someone or something gives way.[/i][/b][/size] [u][b]What this is?[/b][/u] [b]This thread is here to catalogue my full Legacy of War Challenge. A Legacy of War Challenge is the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge with danger cranked up to high, heirs chosen through survival of the fittest. What better setting for this than the Scarred Wasteland, you might ask? None! You can find my challenge in the main Legacy of War thread, but this thread contains more lore events that occur between new generations, contested heirs, and nestings. This thread also has mates meeting, what happens in cooldown periods, and more. If you only want to read the bare bones, simply skip chapters listed in italics. My challenge has a slight difference from the others. The legacy line isn't so much obsessed with the idea of a legacy, so much as simple survival. The mates generally aren't forcing their hatchlings into battle to pluck out the strongest to continue the line. The Scarred Wasteland is just obsessed with killing all but the strongest.[/b] [u][b]Table of Contents:[/b][/u] Essential chapters bolded. These are the bare bones of the challenge. Assessments are nest overviews, ranking each hatchling from best to worst if chosen as generation heir. Introduction (You are here) [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27397908]Challenge Rules[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27397935]Art Credits and Affiliations[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27397972]Final Lineage Legacy[/url] - [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27795356][b]Legacy Founders[/b][/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27795414]Legacy Founders - Meeting[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27795860][b]Legacy Founders - Nest[/b][/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27795862]Legacy Founders - Nest Assessment[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327/4#post_27909666]Legacy Founders - Hatchling Preparation[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327/5#post_27911495][b]Legacy Founders - Heir Selection, Part 1[/b][/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327/6#post_27995591][b]Legacy Founders - Heir Selection, Part 2[/b][/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327/7#post_28649805]Generation Two - The Healer[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327/8#post_30315699]Generation Two - Difficult[/url] [u][b]Pinglist for updates:[/b][/u] @RoyalSorceress @FallowFreckles @IronPen @FlufferLover @queenmedusozoa @ElectriWinter @Drakenhart @Preheatedlizard @Skyeset @Dreamcoyote @CassieRose @Justdevon @SecondUNIT @Crazydoll86 [/center]
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Breaking Point, Legacy of War Challenge

Breaking point. Noun.
The moment of greatest strain at which someone or something gives way.


What this is?

This thread is here to catalogue my full Legacy of War Challenge. A Legacy of War Challenge is the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge with danger cranked up to high, heirs chosen through survival of the fittest. What better setting for this than the Scarred Wasteland, you might ask? None!

You can find my challenge in the main Legacy of War thread, but this thread contains more lore events that occur between new generations, contested heirs, and nestings. This thread also has mates meeting, what happens in cooldown periods, and more. If you only want to read the bare bones, simply skip chapters listed in italics.

My challenge has a slight difference from the others. The legacy line isn't so much obsessed with the idea of a legacy, so much as simple survival. The mates generally aren't forcing their hatchlings into battle to pluck out the strongest to continue the line. The Scarred Wasteland is just obsessed with killing all but the strongest.


Table of Contents:
Essential chapters bolded. These are the bare bones of the challenge.
Assessments are nest overviews, ranking each hatchling from best to worst if chosen as generation heir.

Introduction (You are here)
Challenge Rules
Art Credits and Affiliations
Final Lineage Legacy
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Legacy Founders
Legacy Founders - Meeting
Legacy Founders - Nest
Legacy Founders - Nest Assessment
Legacy Founders - Hatchling Preparation
Legacy Founders - Heir Selection, Part 1
Legacy Founders - Heir Selection, Part 2
Generation Two - The Healer
Generation Two - Difficult

Pinglist for updates:

@RoyalSorceress @FallowFreckles @IronPen @FlufferLover @queenmedusozoa @ElectriWinter @Drakenhart @Preheatedlizard @Skyeset @Dreamcoyote @CassieRose @Justdevon @SecondUNIT @Crazydoll86
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[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2044950][b]The rules of a Legacy of War Challenge[/b], copied and pasted from the Challenge thread.[/url] This would be a good place to note that most pictures here are courtesy of the Scrying Workshop to avoid spoilers. [quote="The Base Rules"] 1. Begin with your founder -- a triple-basic dragon with a plentiful breed (Fae, Guardian, Mirror, or Tundra). The other challenges recommend buying or hatching a G1, but you could be lazy like me and buy the cheapest triple-basic plentiful dragon on the Auction House. 2. Buy the founder a mate. The only rules here is that they must be breedable with the founder and cost 10kt or less! [LIST] [*]The original Legacy Challenge states that they must be in the same flight as your founder (or heir, by extension), but as far as I'm concerned this is optional. Others will do Flight unification projects with their generation challenge as well, and that's perfectly fine, too! No matter what you do, though, don't go over the price ceiling! [/LIST] 3. When they're both RTB, breed them. [i]Only their first nest for any given breeding counts for this challenge[/i], but don't worry if you get one-egged. In a way, you're considered lucky for that.... 4. If you had a one-egg nest, then congratulations! That hatchling is your heir by default, and there will be no bloodshed in this generation. However, if you had two to five eggs, go to the [b]heir selection[/b] quote box below this one. Follow the instructions there. 5. Once your heir has been selected (or defaulted to), buy them a mate. This mate must be worth 10kt times the current generation number [i]or less[/i] off the Auction House. So for Gen 2 your price ceiling will be 20kt, for Gen 3 it will be 30kt, and so on. 6. Continue until the tenth generation's nest has hatched. The final survivor will be the winning dragon! [/quote] As with the original Legacy Challenge, [b]the goal is to get a respectable triple-gened dragon by the end.[/b] All right! Now how about those heirs? As mentioned, getting a one-egg nest is in a way a relief, as no one has to die. But if you end up with two to five, you naturally want the strongest dragon to carry on the legacy... [quote="Heir Selection (For Nests with 2+ Eggs)"] Wait for these dragons to grow up because they need to be adults in order to compete in the Coliseum. [i]Do not sell or exalt any of them in the meantime.[/i] Once they are adults, they will be forced to battle in order to determine who carries on the legacy -- and yes, this includes the dragons that made no genetic progress! Some general rules for these scenarios are as follows: --- 1. You must keep a battle streak going, [i]even if your dragons level up between fights.[/i] This is to prevent you from inputting points into areas that would allow one contender to be more likely to succeed over another. 2. You cannot use any sort of potion or spell on your contenders to heal them or boost their stats temporarily. 3. You cannot alter the contenders' starting battle stones. 4. When a contender faints, [i]they are considered defeated or dead,[/i] and thus disqualified from being your heir. 5. For most of these scenarios, a third level-one dragon may join in at least one battle streak. This will be called a "coach," and if they faint, it has no effect on what happens. You may also alter their battle stones beforehand, if you so wish. [i]This is optional, as you can go into a battle with less than three dragons, but recommended to extend the drama.[/i] --- Now, depending on how many hatchlings your nest had, here is how the battles will occur... [center]~ [b]2 Eggs[/b][/center] 1. Send both of the contenders (and the coach, if using one) to the Training Fields. Begin your battle streak. If you use a coach and they faint first, keep going; they have no effect on the final outcome. 2. Keep going until one of the contenders faints! The survivor will carry on the legacy. [center][b]3 Eggs[/b][/center] 1. Send all three of the contenders into the Training Fields. Begin your battle streak. 2. When one of the contenders faints, [i]keep going.[/i] They may look alive, but they have been officially disqualified. 3. When another contender faints, you may stop! The survivor will carry on the legacy. [center][b]4 Eggs[/b][/center] 1. Send the first two contenders [i]by birth order[/i] (hatchlings 1 and 2) into the Training Fields (with a coach, if using). Begin your battle streak. If you use a coach and they faint first, keep going; they have no effect on the final outcome. 2. Keep going until one of them faints. Set aside the survivor for now. 3. Repeat step one, but with the final two contenders [i]by birth order[/i] (hatchlings 3 and 4). If you used a coach for the first round, you may either re-use the same one or pick a new one. 4. Keep going until one of them faints. Set aside the survivor for now. 5. Take the victors of the first two battle streaks into a new streak (with whichever coach you prefer or a fresh one, if desired). [i]You can only give a coach stat points before this final round![/i] 6. Commence the final battle streak with the winners from the first two and keep going until one of them faints. The survivor will carry on the legacy. [center][b]5 Eggs[/b][/center] 1. Flip a coin. If it lands on heads, then the middle hatchling (3) will be in a trio with the first two hatchlings (1 and 2). If it lands on tails, then the middle hatchling will be in a trio with the last two hatchlings (4 and 5). 2. Whether the trio goes first or the duo and the coach go first depends on which group the middle hatchling ended up in. If the coin landed on heads, then the trio goes first; if it landed on tails, then the duo goes first. Either way, [i]the group with the first two hatchlings in it goes first.[/i] 3. Perform the battles in each group as follows: [LIST] [*]For the trio group, take the three contenders to the Training Fields and begin a battle streak. Like with the 3-egg nest, the first fainter isn't ushered out between streaks; though they will appear alive, they are disqualified upon fainting. Keep going until a second dragon faints. Set aside the survivor for now. [*]For the duo group, take the two contenders (and a coach, optionally) to the Training Fields and begin a battle streak. Like with all battles that may have a coach, whether they faint or not doesn't matter. Keep going until one of the contenders faints. Set aside the survivor for now. [/LIST] 4. Once the two survivors in each trial have been selected, bring them (and the coach from the duo group, if applicable) to the Training Fields once more. Begin your final battle streak and keep going until one of the contenders faints. The other one is the sole survivor and will carry on the legacy. [/quote]
The rules of a Legacy of War Challenge, copied and pasted from the Challenge thread.

This would be a good place to note that most pictures here are courtesy of the Scrying Workshop to avoid spoilers.
The Base Rules wrote:
1. Begin with your founder -- a triple-basic dragon with a plentiful breed (Fae, Guardian, Mirror, or Tundra). The other challenges recommend buying or hatching a G1, but you could be lazy like me and buy the cheapest triple-basic plentiful dragon on the Auction House.

2. Buy the founder a mate. The only rules here is that they must be breedable with the founder and cost 10kt or less!

  • The original Legacy Challenge states that they must be in the same flight as your founder (or heir, by extension), but as far as I'm concerned this is optional. Others will do Flight unification projects with their generation challenge as well, and that's perfectly fine, too! No matter what you do, though, don't go over the price ceiling!

3. When they're both RTB, breed them. Only their first nest for any given breeding counts for this challenge, but don't worry if you get one-egged. In a way, you're considered lucky for that....

4. If you had a one-egg nest, then congratulations! That hatchling is your heir by default, and there will be no bloodshed in this generation. However, if you had two to five eggs, go to the heir selection quote box below this one. Follow the instructions there.

5. Once your heir has been selected (or defaulted to), buy them a mate. This mate must be worth 10kt times the current generation number or less off the Auction House. So for Gen 2 your price ceiling will be 20kt, for Gen 3 it will be 30kt, and so on.

6. Continue until the tenth generation's nest has hatched. The final survivor will be the winning dragon!

As with the original Legacy Challenge, the goal is to get a respectable triple-gened dragon by the end.

All right! Now how about those heirs? As mentioned, getting a one-egg nest is in a way a relief, as no one has to die. But if you end up with two to five, you naturally want the strongest dragon to carry on the legacy...

Heir Selection (For Nests with 2+ Eggs) wrote:
Wait for these dragons to grow up because they need to be adults in order to compete in the Coliseum. Do not sell or exalt any of them in the meantime. Once they are adults, they will be forced to battle in order to determine who carries on the legacy -- and yes, this includes the dragons that made no genetic progress!

Some general rules for these scenarios are as follows:

---

1. You must keep a battle streak going, even if your dragons level up between fights. This is to prevent you from inputting points into areas that would allow one contender to be more likely to succeed over another.

2. You cannot use any sort of potion or spell on your contenders to heal them or boost their stats temporarily.

3. You cannot alter the contenders' starting battle stones.

4. When a contender faints, they are considered defeated or dead, and thus disqualified from being your heir.

5. For most of these scenarios, a third level-one dragon may join in at least one battle streak. This will be called a "coach," and if they faint, it has no effect on what happens. You may also alter their battle stones beforehand, if you so wish. This is optional, as you can go into a battle with less than three dragons, but recommended to extend the drama.

---

Now, depending on how many hatchlings your nest had, here is how the battles will occur...

~

2 Eggs

1. Send both of the contenders (and the coach, if using one) to the Training Fields. Begin your battle streak. If you use a coach and they faint first, keep going; they have no effect on the final outcome.

2. Keep going until one of the contenders faints! The survivor will carry on the legacy.

3 Eggs

1. Send all three of the contenders into the Training Fields. Begin your battle streak.

2. When one of the contenders faints, keep going. They may look alive, but they have been officially disqualified.

3. When another contender faints, you may stop! The survivor will carry on the legacy.

4 Eggs

1. Send the first two contenders by birth order (hatchlings 1 and 2) into the Training Fields (with a coach, if using). Begin your battle streak. If you use a coach and they faint first, keep going; they have no effect on the final outcome.

2. Keep going until one of them faints. Set aside the survivor for now.

3. Repeat step one, but with the final two contenders by birth order (hatchlings 3 and 4). If you used a coach for the first round, you may either re-use the same one or pick a new one.

4. Keep going until one of them faints. Set aside the survivor for now.

5. Take the victors of the first two battle streaks into a new streak (with whichever coach you prefer or a fresh one, if desired). You can only give a coach stat points before this final round!

6. Commence the final battle streak with the winners from the first two and keep going until one of them faints. The survivor will carry on the legacy.

5 Eggs

1. Flip a coin. If it lands on heads, then the middle hatchling (3) will be in a trio with the first two hatchlings (1 and 2). If it lands on tails, then the middle hatchling will be in a trio with the last two hatchlings (4 and 5).

2. Whether the trio goes first or the duo and the coach go first depends on which group the middle hatchling ended up in. If the coin landed on heads, then the trio goes first; if it landed on tails, then the duo goes first. Either way, the group with the first two hatchlings in it goes first.

3. Perform the battles in each group as follows:

  • For the trio group, take the three contenders to the Training Fields and begin a battle streak. Like with the 3-egg nest, the first fainter isn't ushered out between streaks; though they will appear alive, they are disqualified upon fainting. Keep going until a second dragon faints. Set aside the survivor for now.

  • For the duo group, take the two contenders (and a coach, optionally) to the Training Fields and begin a battle streak. Like with all battles that may have a coach, whether they faint or not doesn't matter. Keep going until one of the contenders faints. Set aside the survivor for now.

4. Once the two survivors in each trial have been selected, bring them (and the coach from the duo group, if applicable) to the Training Fields once more. Begin your final battle streak and keep going until one of the contenders faints. The other one is the sole survivor and will carry on the legacy.
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[u][b]Art credits:[/b][/u] [LIST] [*]All art in the thread is clickable and links back to its source. [*]The thread's main icon was made by [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=209755]Akaineko[/url], and is free to use from [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1933329]this thread[/url]. [*]Any art that is not clickable is almost definitely official Flight Rising art. If you think it isn't, feel free to ping me. I may have missed linking it. [/LIST] [u][b]Affiliates:[/b][/u] [LIST] [*][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/qnc/2044950]The main Legacy of War Challenge thread[/url]. Start your own or look for more to follow! [*]Running your own Legacy of War Challenge? Ping me and I'll add you to this list. [*][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2215214/1#post_2215214][b]Wild Warriors - Eat or Be Eaten[/b][/url] [/LIST] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2211488][img]http://i.imgur.com/uGG6ZIl.png[/img][/url]
Art credits:
  • All art in the thread is clickable and links back to its source.
  • The thread's main icon was made by Akaineko, and is free to use from this thread.
  • Any art that is not clickable is almost definitely official Flight Rising art. If you think it isn't, feel free to ping me. I may have missed linking it.

Affiliates:
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[center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1933329][img]http://s009.radikal.ru/i309/1704/2b/8e0286da716b.png[/img][/url] [size=4][u][b]Final Legacy Lineage[/b][/u][/size][/center] [center][b]This is where the full lineage will be listed at the end of the challenge. Until then, I'll only post links to each mated pair per generation. If you haven't read up the point of the link, I would advise against clicking on it due to [i]spoilers[/i]. VoxxVoleur will not be held responsible for readers spoiling heirs for themselves. :) The goal of this challenge is...[/b] -A legacy of lore. -A triple-gened final heir with desert colors. [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27795356]Generation One - Founders[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327/8#post_30315699]Generation Two[/url] Generation Three Generation Four Generation Five Generation Six Generation Seven Generation Eight Generation Nine Generation Ten - Final[/center]
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Final Legacy Lineage

This is where the full lineage will be listed at the end of the challenge. Until then, I'll only post links to each mated pair per generation. If you haven't read up the point of the link, I would advise against clicking on it due to spoilers.

VoxxVoleur will not be held responsible for readers spoiling heirs for themselves. :)

The goal of this challenge is...

-A legacy of lore.
-A triple-gened final heir with desert colors.

Generation One - Founders
Generation Two
Generation Three
Generation Four
Generation Five
Generation Six
Generation Seven
Generation Eight
Generation Nine
Generation Ten - Final
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[center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1933329][img]http://s009.radikal.ru/i309/1704/2b/8e0286da716b.png[/img][/url] [size=4][u][b]Legacy Founders[/b][/u][/size][/center] [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=52&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=1&tert=114&tertgene=0&winggene=0&wings=139&auth=4158dbd66086fce261cfa3f86841b88fa84c324c&dummyext=prev.png[/img] In her first hour of life, she had already seen much. A clattering of hooves, a slithering of scales, shouts of pain, and a quaking ground. A battlefield. A time before, seconds had it been, she had tried to scrape and pry her way out of her egg. Now, she curled around herself to hide. The membrane of her egg was torn through by light and racing shadows, until it was punctured. She would have screamed, but her egg was still filled with that oozing liquid. Pain flared through one of her frills and time rushed on as the liquid around her poured out. The membrane deflated, trapping her within. In her first hour she struggled to free herself, and once she finally did she fell asleep amidst broken weapons and pools of blood. [center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1449587][img]http://orig12.deviantart.net/337a/f/2015/147/4/4/fr__plague_by_baelfin-d8uyn7k.png[/img][/url][/center] [right][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=51&bodygene=10&breed=4&element=2&gender=0&tert=151&tertgene=5&winggene=11&wings=57&auth=e3e806ba69e1957a413d7a4b03529968b7a3765c&dummyext=prev.png[/img] Abandoned. Yes, that would be the word for it. Fate, life, the Gods, whatever mattered in the world had abandoned him. Hunger panged throughout him, the sun beat down on him, and sweat baked into his feathers. He was exhausted. His muscles were beyond done with this trudging along in the endless, arid dirt. But he knew better. He knew that he would die if he stopped. They did tell him not to get lost. [rule] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27795414][i]Click for the next chapter - Legacy Founders Meeting[/i][/url][/right]
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Legacy Founders

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In her first hour of life, she had already seen much. A clattering of hooves, a slithering of scales, shouts of pain, and a quaking ground. A battlefield. A time before, seconds had it been, she had tried to scrape and pry her way out of her egg. Now, she curled around herself to hide. The membrane of her egg was torn through by light and racing shadows, until it was punctured.

She would have screamed, but her egg was still filled with that oozing liquid. Pain flared through one of her frills and time rushed on as the liquid around her poured out. The membrane deflated, trapping her within.

In her first hour she struggled to free herself, and once she finally did she fell asleep amidst broken weapons and pools of blood.

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dragon?age=1&body=51&bodygene=10&breed=4&element=2&gender=0&tert=151&tertgene=5&winggene=11&wings=57&auth=e3e806ba69e1957a413d7a4b03529968b7a3765c&dummyext=prev.png

Abandoned.

Yes, that would be the word for it.

Fate, life, the Gods, whatever mattered in the world had abandoned him. Hunger panged throughout him, the sun beat down on him, and sweat baked into his feathers. He was exhausted. His muscles were beyond done with this trudging along in the endless, arid dirt.

But he knew better.

He knew that he would die if he stopped.

They did tell him not to get lost.



Click for the next chapter - Legacy Founders Meeting
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[center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1933329][img]http://s009.radikal.ru/i309/1704/2b/8e0286da716b.png[/img][/url] [size=4][u][b][i]Legacy Founders Meeting[/i][/b][/u][/size] A thick, iron scent carried on the wind, drawing a young Pearlcatcher towards it. Quentrell pawed through fallen weapon racks and walked around limp bodies. The small settlement had been raided and he was hoping to find something of use. Food, he had already found. He tried multiple weapons, but none really fit his claws in the right way. He did find a couple pieces of broken armor that he could put together in a night. Those would work. Then he stepped into something wet. Flinching, hoping he didn’t step in a blood pool, he glanced down to see a crumpled Fae. He bit his lip, nudging it slightly. A small flutter. Blinking a few times, he quickly scooped the dragon up. He rummaged through his findings and came up with a scarf to wrap her in, the Fae looked like a her up close. It would work for the time being. He took a cursory look around, before hurrying off to his own little den for the night. The night was spent hunched over a small rock, as his claws worked on putting the armor pieces he had found back together. They didn’t look like they were in great condition, nor were they from the same set, but armor was armor. He would rather be protected. He glanced over to the smaller dragon repeatedly through the hours, but she didn’t budge the whole time. He fell asleep in a safer place than where she had been. Fluttering… Fluttering. What was fluttering? He pried an eye open in the dim lighting to see more movement than color. Ah, his Fae friend had awoken. She looked a lot like the morning, desert colors. Probably why she was still alive. “Nice to see that you’re awake.” he said, still shaking sleep off. The fluttering stopped. “Who are… you?” an unsure monotone response. “Quentrell, you?” “Where am I?” He was ignored, that was pleasant. Not really, but maybe non-deadly company was. “You are in my lair, my dear.” He waved off her quizzical expression - he thought it was quizzical at least, turning to sort through a couple of his bags. Travel supplies. Scraps. Ah, food. He continued speaking, seeing how his friend was silent. “I found you amidst a rather nasty place. Wherever you are from was raided. Looked like you were the only one alive.” He glanced over his shoulder to see her frills flicking back and forth, as if she was trying to understand. He sighed quietly, not able to blame her. Her voice was higher, but still oddly monotoned to his ears. “Just me?” “Yep, just you. Looked like zero survivors.” “Zero?” “Zero.” “Say, do you have a name?” he asked again. “Zero…” “Okay, I’ll hold you to that though.” Quentrell murmured. [rule] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327#post_27795860][i]Click for the next chapter - Legacy Founders Nest[/i][/url] [/center]
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Legacy Founders Meeting

A thick, iron scent carried on the wind, drawing a young Pearlcatcher towards it. Quentrell pawed through fallen weapon racks and walked around limp bodies. The small settlement had been raided and he was hoping to find something of use. Food, he had already found. He tried multiple weapons, but none really fit his claws in the right way. He did find a couple pieces of broken armor that he could put together in a night. Those would work.

Then he stepped into something wet. Flinching, hoping he didn’t step in a blood pool, he glanced down to see a crumpled Fae. He bit his lip, nudging it slightly. A small flutter. Blinking a few times, he quickly scooped the dragon up. He rummaged through his findings and came up with a scarf to wrap her in, the Fae looked like a her up close. It would work for the time being. He took a cursory look around, before hurrying off to his own little den for the night.

The night was spent hunched over a small rock, as his claws worked on putting the armor pieces he had found back together. They didn’t look like they were in great condition, nor were they from the same set, but armor was armor. He would rather be protected. He glanced over to the smaller dragon repeatedly through the hours, but she didn’t budge the whole time. He fell asleep in a safer place than where she had been.

Fluttering…

Fluttering. What was fluttering?

He pried an eye open in the dim lighting to see more movement than color. Ah, his Fae friend had awoken. She looked a lot like the morning, desert colors. Probably why she was still alive.

“Nice to see that you’re awake.” he said, still shaking sleep off.

The fluttering stopped.

“Who are… you?” an unsure monotone response.

“Quentrell, you?”

“Where am I?”

He was ignored, that was pleasant. Not really, but maybe non-deadly company was.

“You are in my lair, my dear.”

He waved off her quizzical expression - he thought it was quizzical at least, turning to sort through a couple of his bags. Travel supplies. Scraps. Ah, food. He continued speaking, seeing how his friend was silent.

“I found you amidst a rather nasty place. Wherever you are from was raided. Looked like you were the only one alive.”

He glanced over his shoulder to see her frills flicking back and forth, as if she was trying to understand. He sighed quietly, not able to blame her. Her voice was higher, but still oddly monotoned to his ears.

“Just me?”

“Yep, just you. Looked like zero survivors.”

“Zero?”

“Zero.”

“Say, do you have a name?” he asked again.

“Zero…”

“Okay, I’ll hold you to that though.” Quentrell murmured.



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She drew closer to it only to have him gently bat her away. “Can’t we-” “No. Let them hatch on their own.” Both were still for a beat as the others jostled around, barely bouncing off of each other. “But-” “No, Zero. Let them be.” He nuzzled the disgruntled Fae, before staring intently at the first egg. A pointed frill prodded the egg’s membrane from the inside, poking it outward. It retracted only to jab hard enough to pop the membrane. The egg deflated, spilling out the ooze and half of a small frilled dragon. “Fae.” Zero said hushed, batting her wings as Quentrell gently pulled the Fae from the membrane that she was half covered in. [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=52&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=1&tert=17&tertgene=5&winggene=11&wings=44&auth=8ceccb22b0307c62287f1dbb69e0edb3963bcd44&dummyext=prev.png[/img] The hatchling blinked a few times, rustling her wings back and forth to remove the slime coating them. She yawned, dropping her head in her father’s lap. He chuckled and cooed and at the little one’s steady gaze. His mate fluttered in excitement, before dropping off his shoulder to observe the other eggs. Once the movement out of the corner of his eye ceased, he looked to see where she had gone. He stood dazed for a second, seeing yet another hatchling staring right back at Zero. Neither of them heard the egg hatch. “Let him be. He’ll need time to eat and drink the egg, Zero.” The pair gazed at the larger hatchling, at least five times the size of the first. He was a pure beige Pearlcatcher, matching the Wasteland’s sands perfectly. The hatchling carefully set himself down in front of the remnants of his egg, intent on turning it into his pearl. [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=51&bodygene=10&breed=4&element=2&gender=0&tert=19&tertgene=0&winggene=0&wings=51&auth=04fa7629f2dbae715648c4c616cd952601209759&dummyext=prev.png[/img] Quentrell petted the little Fae in his lap, watching his mate carefully. ZeroHour’s frills rose and fell with what seemed to be her thoughts. Their second hatchling silently, steadily chewed on the reeking remnants of his egg. He was glad they didn’t remember hatchlinghood, because those eggs had to be the most vile out of all that could be eaten. A pop akin to a balloon’s pop had them turning to the next egg. A stony Pearlcatcher clawed and wriggled her way out of the membrane, refusing to let it trap her. He nodded again to Zero, impressed that they had Pearlcatchers and two at that. The girl nodded, proudly shaking off the goo. [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=52&bodygene=0&breed=4&element=2&gender=1&tert=22&tertgene=0&winggene=0&wings=53&auth=1559470c53652f854ff0db874b7c722c22de6cd1&dummyext=prev.png[/img] The last two eggs jostled against each other, before one tumbled over and onto a bauble that lay in the nest. It punctured the egg, stopping the hearts of its parents. ZeroHour made an alarmed noise as she trembled, slowly flying over to the egg. While Quentrell didn’t move, every muscle in him tensed. Did they already lose one? ZeroHour plucked another Fae from the egg. She looked him over carefully, before reporting: “No injuries.” Her frills lowered into their normal position. Quentrell sighed, relaxing once more. “Lucky guy. Bright too.” Quentrell’s eyes widened, as the slime rolled off of the Fae. [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=51&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=0&tert=90&tertgene=0&winggene=0&wings=84&auth=4b79e20de0e8518fde9d3b4442a09f2c8b153136&dummyext=prev.png[/img] His wings were fiery, a clear lack of camouflage. He could already see that he was larger than his Fae sister, but he was already wary of that one’s chances of surviving. He was too bright. ZeroHour glanced around at the hatchlings, before ducking over to the outside of the nest. She disappeared over the edge of it with how small she was. “Zero?” “Egg.” He frowned laying the hatchling sleeping in his lap onto the nest. He peered over the top of the nest’s edge, careful not to disturb their Pearlcatchers - unlike one of their other, brighter hatchlings from their girl’s hissing sound. The last egg rocked back and forth for some time, before splitting open. The egg completely drained and deflated, leaving a lump inside of it. ZeroHour flitted to its side, but the hatchling within writhed before thrashing enough to break through the top of the membrane. Another Fae wriggled out, looking around at her parents. ZeroHour cooed over her. [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=51&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=1&tert=126&tertgene=5&winggene=0&wings=139&auth=116cf32468cd4b86c84bb36febe5d26f839ca10e&dummyext=prev.png[/img] “She looks like you.” Quentrell said cheerfully. “They’re all so cute.” ZeroHour said with a pleased frill wave, helping the little one clean off. [img]http://flightrising.com/images/nests/2/5healthy_0dead.png[/img] [rule] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/2194327/4#post_27909666][i]Click for the next chapter - Generation 2 - Preparation[/i][/url][/center]
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Legacy Founders Nest

A few weeks had past since Quentrell had found the Fae, who he named ‘ZeroHour’ seeing that she had no name to tell him. After days of discussing survivability with her constantly flitting around the lair and him doing his best to ignore it, they decided to nest. Assuming the hatchlings could pick up as easily on finding food for themselves as Zero had, it would give them all better odds of survival.

Not a bad deal, all things considered.

Both of them were laying in the nest when a soft crackling jolted them awake. Quentrell uncurled from around a couple of the eggs, and ZeroHour flitted into the air, darting around each egg. The Pearlcatcher carefully turned a couple of them over, before gesturing to the faint fissure in one membrane. His mate gasped, perching on his shoulder. She drew closer to it only to have him gently bat her away.

“Can’t we-”

“No. Let them hatch on their own.”

Both were still for a beat as the others jostled around, barely bouncing off of each other.

“But-”

“No, Zero. Let them be.”

He nuzzled the disgruntled Fae, before staring intently at the first egg. A pointed frill prodded the egg’s membrane from the inside, poking it outward. It retracted only to jab hard enough to pop the membrane. The egg deflated, spilling out the ooze and half of a small frilled dragon.

“Fae.” Zero said hushed, batting her wings as Quentrell gently pulled the Fae from the membrane that she was half covered in.

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The hatchling blinked a few times, rustling her wings back and forth to remove the slime coating them. She yawned, dropping her head in her father’s lap. He chuckled and cooed and at the little one’s steady gaze.

His mate fluttered in excitement, before dropping off his shoulder to observe the other eggs. Once the movement out of the corner of his eye ceased, he looked to see where she had gone. He stood dazed for a second, seeing yet another hatchling staring right back at Zero. Neither of them heard the egg hatch.

“Let him be. He’ll need time to eat and drink the egg, Zero.”

The pair gazed at the larger hatchling, at least five times the size of the first. He was a pure beige Pearlcatcher, matching the Wasteland’s sands perfectly. The hatchling carefully set himself down in front of the remnants of his egg, intent on turning it into his pearl.

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Quentrell petted the little Fae in his lap, watching his mate carefully. ZeroHour’s frills rose and fell with what seemed to be her thoughts. Their second hatchling silently, steadily chewed on the reeking remnants of his egg.

He was glad they didn’t remember hatchlinghood, because those eggs had to be the most vile out of all that could be eaten.

A pop akin to a balloon’s pop had them turning to the next egg. A stony Pearlcatcher clawed and wriggled her way out of the membrane, refusing to let it trap her. He nodded again to Zero, impressed that they had Pearlcatchers and two at that. The girl nodded, proudly shaking off the goo.

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The last two eggs jostled against each other, before one tumbled over and onto a bauble that lay in the nest. It punctured the egg, stopping the hearts of its parents. ZeroHour made an alarmed noise as she trembled, slowly flying over to the egg. While Quentrell didn’t move, every muscle in him tensed. Did they already lose one?

ZeroHour plucked another Fae from the egg. She looked him over carefully, before reporting:

“No injuries.”

Her frills lowered into their normal position. Quentrell sighed, relaxing once more.

“Lucky guy. Bright too.” Quentrell’s eyes widened, as the slime rolled off of the Fae.

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His wings were fiery, a clear lack of camouflage. He could already see that he was larger than his Fae sister, but he was already wary of that one’s chances of surviving. He was too bright.

ZeroHour glanced around at the hatchlings, before ducking over to the outside of the nest. She disappeared over the edge of it with how small she was.

“Zero?”

“Egg.”

He frowned laying the hatchling sleeping in his lap onto the nest. He peered over the top of the nest’s edge, careful not to disturb their Pearlcatchers - unlike one of their other, brighter hatchlings from their girl’s hissing sound.

The last egg rocked back and forth for some time, before splitting open. The egg completely drained and deflated, leaving a lump inside of it. ZeroHour flitted to its side, but the hatchling within writhed before thrashing enough to break through the top of the membrane. Another Fae wriggled out, looking around at her parents. ZeroHour cooed over her.

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“She looks like you.” Quentrell said cheerfully.

“They’re all so cute.” ZeroHour said with a pleased frill wave, helping the little one clean off.

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[center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1933329][img]http://s009.radikal.ru/i309/1704/2b/8e0286da716b.png[/img][/url] [size=4][u][b][i]Legacy Founders Nest - Assessment[/i][/b][/u][/size][/center] [columns][img]http://i.imgur.com/wcQanxx.png[/img][nextcol][img]http://i.imgur.com/DgPV3E3.png[/img][nextcol][img]http://i.imgur.com/SANfzQo.png[/img][nextcol][img]http://i.imgur.com/Z2QAbvu.png[/img][nextcol][img]http://i.imgur.com/Jidflzy.png[/img][/columns] [b]A quick overview of the hatchlings in terms of the challenge. I'll be ranking them in terms of best heir for the challenge i.e. the most upgrades, the best upgrades, the best challenge fitting colors. I'll also include notes on best lore continuation and personal preference. Hatchlings ranked from best to worst:[/b] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=51&bodygene=10&breed=4&element=2&gender=0&tert=19&tertgene=0&winggene=0&wings=51&auth=04fa7629f2dbae715648c4c616cd952601209759&dummyext=prev.png[/img][nextcol]The second child who silently hatched without anyone noticing. [b]Assiel has...[/b] [LIST] [*]A Tier One breed upgrade. [*]1 Tier One gene upgrade. [*]XXY coloration perfect for the Scarred Wasteland as a whole. [/LIST] [b]Lore assessment:[/b] Assiel is the kind of dragon who could hide himself and his lair easily. I could see him battling as an assassin type, catching food and trespassers with traps. The legacy would have high survivability.[/columns] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=52&bodygene=0&breed=4&element=2&gender=1&tert=22&tertgene=0&winggene=0&wings=53&auth=1559470c53652f854ff0db874b7c722c22de6cd1&dummyext=prev.png[/img][nextcol]The proud fighter takes second place for preferred heir. [b]Sarannah has...[/b] [LIST] [*]A Tier One breed upgrade. [*]Darker colors fitting for stalking the Wasteland nights. [/LIST] [b]Lore assessment:[/b] Sarannah is a tough and proud girl who can fight to defend herself and her legacy. She would be a strong contender for continuing the line. [/columns] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=51&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=1&tert=126&tertgene=5&winggene=0&wings=139&auth=116cf32468cd4b86c84bb36febe5d26f839ca10e&dummyext=prev.png[/img][nextcol]The last hatchling, pushed aside by her Fae brother and forced to fight her way out of her egg with even more difficulty. [b]Corinthia has...[/b] [LIST] [*]1 Tier One gene upgrade. [*]The perfect mix of her parents' looks, both fitting for the Wasteland and a delight in the challenge. [/LIST] [b]Lore assessment:[/b] Corinthia is the underdog who has to fight to survive. I won't spoil the next lore update, but put simply - she is willing to fight for it. In personal preference, she is my second preferred heir for lore. [/columns] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=52&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=1&tert=17&tertgene=5&winggene=11&wings=44&auth=8ceccb22b0307c62287f1dbb69e0edb3963bcd44&dummyext=prev.png[/img][nextcol]The firstborn who hatched well before the others. There was a pause between her hatching and Assiel's. [b]Lin has...[/b] [LIST] [*]2 Tier One gene upgrades. [/LIST] [b]Lore assessment:[/b] Lin is a sweet girl who has initiative, but is lacking in strength. She's not interested in fighting, which is a necessary skill in the Scarred Wasteland. Her lore makes her very likable, but she's definitely not an ideal heir in terms of legacy survivability. [/columns] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=51&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=0&tert=90&tertgene=0&winggene=0&wings=84&auth=4b79e20de0e8518fde9d3b4442a09f2c8b153136&dummyext=prev.png[/img][nextcol]The lucky, rambunctious boy who could have died, didn't die, and then proceeded to bother Sarannah, while she was working on forming a pearl. [b]Marlais has...[/b] [LIST] [*]No upgrades. [*]Secondary color downgrade. His wings are anti-camouflage. [*]Tertiary color downgrade. His tertiary is a bright blue. [*]Overall assessment: Looks like a pool toy when scried. [/LIST][/columns] [b]Marlais's lore assessment:[/b] I know I shouldn't hold his colors against him, but [i][url=http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=51&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=0&tert=90&tertgene=5&winggene=14&wings=84&auth=690bd11e4400841cba789c0a9bda19d257c5373b&dummyext=prev.png]he looks like a pool toy[/url][/i]. Theoretically, he could probably land on his feet as the heir, but his survivability seems low and his bright colors scream food. [b]To recap:[/b] [LIST=1] [*]Double Beige PC, Assiel, is ideal. [*]Triple basic PC, Sarannah, is a second for challenge upgrades, but the last hatched Fae, Corinthia, has better lore. [*]The firstborn Fae, Lin, is decent in upgrades, but isn't fitting for lore. [*]Marlais looks like a pool toy, has no upgrades, and is actually a downgrade. [/LIST] [columns][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=51&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=0&tert=90&tertgene=5&winggene=14&wings=84&auth=690bd11e4400841cba789c0a9bda19d257c5373b&dummyext=prev.png[/img][nextcol][i][b]Are you kidding me, pool toy boy?[/b][/i][/columns]
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Legacy Founders Nest - Assessment
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A quick overview of the hatchlings in terms of the challenge. I'll be ranking them in terms of best heir for the challenge i.e. the most upgrades, the best upgrades, the best challenge fitting colors. I'll also include notes on best lore continuation and personal preference.

Hatchlings ranked from best to worst:

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Assiel has...
  • A Tier One breed upgrade.
  • 1 Tier One gene upgrade.
  • XXY coloration perfect for the Scarred Wasteland as a whole.

Lore assessment: Assiel is the kind of dragon who could hide himself and his lair easily. I could see him battling as an assassin type, catching food and trespassers with traps. The legacy would have high survivability.
dragon?age=0&body=52&bodygene=0&breed=4&element=2&gender=1&tert=22&tertgene=0&winggene=0&wings=53&auth=1559470c53652f854ff0db874b7c722c22de6cd1&dummyext=prev.png The proud fighter takes second place for preferred heir.
Sarannah has...
  • A Tier One breed upgrade.
  • Darker colors fitting for stalking the Wasteland nights.

Lore assessment: Sarannah is a tough and proud girl who can fight to defend herself and her legacy. She would be a strong contender for continuing the line.
dragon?age=0&body=51&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=1&tert=126&tertgene=5&winggene=0&wings=139&auth=116cf32468cd4b86c84bb36febe5d26f839ca10e&dummyext=prev.png The last hatchling, pushed aside by her Fae brother and forced to fight her way out of her egg with even more difficulty.
Corinthia has...
  • 1 Tier One gene upgrade.
  • The perfect mix of her parents' looks, both fitting for the Wasteland and a delight in the challenge.
Lore assessment: Corinthia is the underdog who has to fight to survive. I won't spoil the next lore update, but put simply - she is willing to fight for it. In personal preference, she is my second preferred heir for lore.
dragon?age=0&body=52&bodygene=0&breed=1&element=2&gender=1&tert=17&tertgene=5&winggene=11&wings=44&auth=8ceccb22b0307c62287f1dbb69e0edb3963bcd44&dummyext=prev.png The firstborn who hatched well before the others. There was a pause between her hatching and Assiel's.
Lin has...
  • 2 Tier One gene upgrades.
Lore assessment: Lin is a sweet girl who has initiative, but is lacking in strength. She's not interested in fighting, which is a necessary skill in the Scarred Wasteland. Her lore makes her very likable, but she's definitely not an ideal heir in terms of legacy survivability.
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Marlais has...
  • No upgrades.
  • Secondary color downgrade. His wings are anti-camouflage.
  • Tertiary color downgrade. His tertiary is a bright blue.
  • Overall assessment: Looks like a pool toy when scried.
Marlais's lore assessment: I know I shouldn't hold his colors against him, but he looks like a pool toy. Theoretically, he could probably land on his feet as the heir, but his survivability seems low and his bright colors scream food.

To recap:

  1. Double Beige PC, Assiel, is ideal.
  2. Triple basic PC, Sarannah, is a second for challenge upgrades, but the last hatched Fae, Corinthia, has better lore.
  3. The firstborn Fae, Lin, is decent in upgrades, but isn't fitting for lore.
  4. Marlais looks like a pool toy, has no upgrades, and is actually a downgrade.
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