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[url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=34266090] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/342661/34266090_350.png[/img] [/url] The blind, [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=44650214] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/446503/44650214_350.png[/img] [/url] The assassin, [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=39626142] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/396262/39626142_350.png[/img] [/url] And the warrior. The three shall end the fight and bring peace back to the clans. The three dragons looked at eachother. "So how are we gonna defeat it?" Said the blind wildclaw, scrapping the ground with one of her claws. "Easy! Fight it!" Said the Ridgeback "No no no. They probably want us to fight it." Said the assassin, picking out a couple of acids and poisons. "So what's your idea, Winter?" Asked the ridgeback. "I dunno. Magic?" Winter replied, holding out her talons with a bit of dirt, which turned into snow. (Because she is the ice element woo.) "That.. actually sounds like a good idea." Said the Wildclaw and Ridgeback. "But where would we find it?" Asked the ridgeback. "Couldn't you use your fancy shmancy magic to find it?" "I am no magic dragon, but I don't think that's how it works." Said Edryd (the assassin), Winter nodded sadly. "So now do we just fly and search every crevice and cave for it?"suggested the ridgeback. "I mean, I could try to enchant a beetle to go to the mimic and we follow it, that's what I can actually do." Winter said, Edryd and Phenteo perked. "Why couldn't you have told us?" Both said. "Well one, I can't see, two, I am not too bad at it and I don't want anyone using my powers much." Replied Winter, picking up a small bettle, and whispered to it, and it turned a glossy green and flew in a direction of a small ravine cave. "Come on! We have to follow it!" Edryd said, and grabbed winters talons and flew to lead her, Phenteo following quickly. After a while of following the beetle throughout the ravine they found the mimic. It smelled of decay and there were many, many bones scattered about along with semi decayed bodies. "Well well well, if it isnt you three." The mimic said, walking out of the shadows. Winterglow flinched when the mimic put a talon over her snout. "If it wasn't for you three I could have killed your entire clan, then move on to the next clan." It continued. "But I don't see a path in the future. " it said. Edryd got a poisoned dagger from her Satchel and slowly handed it to Winter, whom after the Mimic had turned around, whispered to the dagger, afterwards it whizzed out of her talons and into the back of mimic, whom gasped. "I see what you did." It said, it's voice shaking. Edryd got a couple more daggers, handing them the winter whom only held onto them for a bit. "Why do you want to destroy all of the clans?" Winter asked. "Easy. I want to rule over the continent." The mimic said. Winter nodded, and whispered to the beetle, and flew and landed on the Mimics snout, and the beetle turned into a iron band around the mimics snout, before the mimic passed out asleep. "What did you do?" Edryd asked. "Simple spell. I cant tell you." Winter replied, and they all navigated out of the cave to rebuild the clan.

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The blind,

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The assassin,

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And the warrior.
The three shall end the fight and bring peace back to the clans.

The three dragons looked at eachother.
"So how are we gonna defeat it?" Said the blind wildclaw, scrapping the ground with one of her claws.
"Easy! Fight it!" Said the Ridgeback
"No no no. They probably want us to fight it." Said the assassin, picking out a couple of acids and poisons.
"So what's your idea, Winter?" Asked the ridgeback.
"I dunno. Magic?" Winter replied, holding out her talons with a bit of dirt, which turned into snow. (Because she is the ice element woo.)
"That.. actually sounds like a good idea." Said the Wildclaw and Ridgeback.
"But where would we find it?" Asked the ridgeback. "Couldn't you use your fancy shmancy magic to find it?"
"I am no magic dragon, but I don't think that's how it works." Said Edryd (the assassin), Winter nodded sadly.
"So now do we just fly and search every crevice and cave for it?"suggested the ridgeback.
"I mean, I could try to enchant a beetle to go to the mimic and we follow it, that's what I can actually do." Winter said, Edryd and Phenteo perked.
"Why couldn't you have told us?" Both said.
"Well one, I can't see, two, I am not too bad at it and I don't want anyone using my powers much." Replied Winter, picking up a small bettle, and whispered to it, and it turned a glossy green and flew in a direction of a small ravine cave.
"Come on! We have to follow it!" Edryd said, and grabbed winters talons and flew to lead her, Phenteo following quickly.

After a while of following the beetle throughout the ravine they found the mimic. It smelled of decay and there were many, many bones scattered about along with semi decayed bodies.

"Well well well, if it isnt you three." The mimic said, walking out of the shadows.
Winterglow flinched when the mimic put a talon over her snout. "If it wasn't for you three I could have killed your entire clan, then move on to the next clan." It continued. "But I don't see a path in the future. " it said.
Edryd got a poisoned dagger from her Satchel and slowly handed it to Winter, whom after the Mimic had turned around, whispered to the dagger, afterwards it whizzed out of her talons and into the back of mimic, whom gasped.
"I see what you did." It said, it's voice shaking.
Edryd got a couple more daggers, handing them the winter whom only held onto them for a bit.
"Why do you want to destroy all of the clans?" Winter asked.
"Easy. I want to rule over the continent." The mimic said.
Winter nodded, and whispered to the beetle, and flew and landed on the Mimics snout, and the beetle turned into a iron band around the mimics snout, before the mimic passed out asleep.
"What did you do?" Edryd asked.
"Simple spell. I cant tell you." Winter replied, and they all navigated out of the cave to rebuild the clan.
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[center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=34792099] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/347921/34792099_350.png[/img] [/url][/center] [b]Dahlia[/b] is a Plague Dragon whose egg was found and hatched within her Nature clan. Since the day she was born, she was raised to act as an ambassador to Plague Flight on the behalf of the dragons. She, like the other dragon ambassadors, was staying home to celebrate the holidays when the Mimic incident occurred. She takes it upon herself to use her massive size and strength to restrain the dragon the Mimic bonded itself to. [center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=33879317] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/338794/33879317_350.png[/img] [/url][/center] [b]Lotus [/b]is a Shadow dragon who is somewhat familiar with mimics, his familiar being a friendly creature of that type, and gifted with the ability to see ethereal creatures. By no means is Lotus a fighter. Using his magic, he sifts through dreams and purges nightmares from existence, allowing dragons to sleep at night, even if they are prone to terrible visions. Though he would rather flee from conflict, his loyal heart would never permit him. He faces danger even when frightened, a true representation of what it means to have courage. Although he is not sure what other dragons deem to be items of value, he hopes to help find the mimic by sensing the creature's influence over the dragon it controls. Because of nightmares, Lotus knows some of the deepest fears of even the strongest dragons in his clan. He also desperately wishes to ensure the safety of his mate, Vanda, who, as a decorator and designer of the clan, could have easily found the Mimic and thought it was a shiny trinket. [center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=34170755] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/341708/34170755_350.png[/img] [/url][/center] [b]Iberis[/b] is the typical caregiver in the clan who babysits hatchlings whenever their parents are away. Even mischievous Tundras can't run off and commit an act of mischief if their guardian never requires rest. Iberis does not fight, but her armored body means she can emerge from scuffles unharmed even despite her lack of experience. Deathly afraid for the clan's recently born hatchlings who have seemingly vanished in the chaos, and also unaware of where her mate, Coffee is, she has much reason to be concerned. Because Iberis takes constant interest in other dragons to make up for her overall lack of adventuring (Because Snappers rarely stay in one place like she does usually), she is likely to know the likes of others and what dragons would hoard or deem valuable. She knows if a potted plant or a painting is what counts as precious, or if traditional gold counts. Using her knowledge of other dragons, Iberis hopes to examine their individual hoards while hidden from sight and identify items that seem to be new, and identify the mimic. _________________________________________________ The lair was a decent size, a dense grove of trees with branches interwoven so tightly that no rain could enter. While the roots within the strange labyrinth of trees were dry within the interior, life-giving water sustained them from the outside. Rivers flowed through carefully-constructed canals and aqueducts, and the roots themselves were dense enough to handle even the heaviest foot traffic from all sorts of dragons and familiars alike. Indeed, Dahlia, Lotus, and Iberis all found their clan's lair within the Gladeveins to be a masterpiece. Iberis regretfully looked at the Nocturne who had nearly ripped out Lotus' throat, now peacefully asleep, "Datura would neve do something like this in his right mind..." It was terrible, they would have to leave him outside. Not many creatures would dare to disturb even a small dragon, especially not so close to a clan's lair, but he still seemed so defenseless, in the Snapper's eyes. "We have to go back in," Dahlia responded, a few too many eyes for what a normal Guardian should possess gazing back into the yawning mouth of their home. Suddenly it no longer seemed so welcome, "Both of you have mates that are still inside. If we don't, then everyone could get killed. We don't have that many Nocturnes to begin with, but it didn't make a difference. Nobody wanted to hurt their own family, and everything was in chaos." Lotus rubbed his sore throat with a soft paw, "I'm so glad I have a mane, I might have been gone for sure..." A bird-like mask floated behind him, small, and bizarre, but he could see the wispy tail and claws attached to it. "It's not you, is it, Lupin?" The mask moved from side to side, the friendly mimic familiar shaking its head. Lotus looked down regretfully, "I'm so sorry...." Dahlia pinched the edge of Lotus' cloak with a claw, "We're looking for a mimic, but Lupin has been with you for a long time, I don't think he would decide now of all times to hurt us. It has to be one that has hostile intentions." The Plague dragon jerked her pale head in the lair's direction, "We need to stop talking. Keep to the walls, even if they can't see us, they can probably still bump into us or hear us." She didn't wait for any replies before going in and pressing herself against the tree trunks, trying to make her large body as small as possible. The other two dragons wordlessly followed, Lupin floating behind them. They slowly entered, and past the dark entrance, the pale glow of blue tree sap illuminated the cavern: the nests of the many resident Fae dragons. Faint shadows could be seen in a few, no doubt the residents, desperately trying to hide. Dahlia halted, and backed up slightly, nudging a crumpled body on the ground, "Vetch tried to fend them off." She said. A Fae with black wings had collapsed, the metallic structures he wore still crackling with a few sparks of Lightning magic. Vetch was well-known by the other dragons in the clan, a warrior who fought up close rather than at a distance, like other Fae. Even as tiny as he was, he would have boldly wrestled with an attacking Nocturne, but it seemed that he'd been badly hurt, claw marks slicing through his jacket. He twitched at Dahlia's touch, "He's alive, barely." She said grimly. Iberis gazed at the nests, a few with glittering gemstones stuck to their exteriors, "I don't think a Fae is responsible." She said. She turned her gaze to a tunnel that led off into complete darkness "All the other dens are past the Bogsneak area. There's usually always someone over here protecting the entrance. Where's Quince?" Lotus gazed into the shadows, "Injured." He responded. As if in reply, a pained groan accompanied a shape shifting in the corner. A colorful Bogsneak with succulents growing all along his back, thanks to some Light magic, opened one pale yellow eye, "Lotus?" he spoke quietly, as if afraid to draw attention to himself. The tundra moved to cross the cavern to his side, but he was stopped, "Don't come over here." There was a giggle from within the darkness of the Bogsneak area. It was another Noctune, and an elliptical pupil darted to look back uneasily. "Juniper...she's stronger...than she looks..." He closed his eyes uneasily when a pale white and black hide briefly appeared in the darkness. The laughter was even closer now. "Get out of here." He fell silent when a beautiful striped Nocturne with greenish wings and lacy markings emerged, looking around, searching for the source of the voices she had heard. She looked directly at Lotus, but after a moment, turned and went back into the Bogsneak's area. She couldn't see the three. Dahlia nudged Lotus silently, "We have to." She whispered. Uneasily, they began to cross. "I told you not to-" Quince fell silent again when shrieking laughter and a scream of terror echoed into the cavern from the darkness. Iberis lowered her head next to the Bogsneak, "We know how to stop this," She whispered, "There's no time, but the Nocturnes can't see us." "Then hurry...Parsnip is still...inside...." He choked, eyes closing. Parsnip, Quince's mate. The trio pressed forward, flinching as another chorus of freakish laughter echoed. ______________________________________________________ Calling any section of the clan's lair by the name of a specific dragon breed wasn't entirely accurate. Although the Bogsneak area was extremely dark, and even allowed some water to seep through into the ground to make it more suitable and 'boggy' for them, so many mated pairs in the clan were between different breeds that plenty of dragons wouldn't be found in their usual areas. Same-species pairs seemed a rarity, except amongst the Imperials, who all scattered their particular dwellings far from each other, even if they were close friends. Lotus stuck closely to the left wall of the tree-made cavern, warily watching as Juniper stood over a tan bogsneak with coral-hued wings and scars on his body. One of the two ambassadors to the Fire Flight, Geum, was a bogsneak. The Nocturne had managed to flip him over onto his back, and he was closing his eyes, trying to feign unconsciousness. He was trying not to hurt her, or get hurt himself. The Tundra silently hoped that Geum wouldn't be hurt, but he knew if they tried to fight Juniper then they'd blow their cover. Dahlia pushed him, and he kept walking. They cautiously went around Juniper, and peered into the area's alcoves where the individual dragons or mated pairs resided. Each time Iberis would shake her head, looking at the hoards. Quince and Parsnip's hoard was nothing but the usual pile of succulents, tiny orbs of portable light magic nestled into roots sustaining them while minimizing how much light actually entered the living area. Nothing seemed unusual apart from a tiny pot of bamboo, but given that Parsnip was from Wind, it must have been hers. Parsnip was nowhere to be found. Peering into another alcove, they saw a Spiral and a Bogsneak, both unconscious. Lantana, the Bogsneak, was far worse-off than her mate, Dock. She was covered in cuts and bite marks, no doubt, she had been trying to shield her mate. Spirals were small and delicate, a Nocturne would do a lot of damage. Had Juniper alone done all of this, or had she worked together with another Nocturne? Realizing there was nothing in the area, they proceeded past it, and were greeted by another chorus of giggles. ______________________________________ "Stay back! I'll rip you apart!" A female Wildclaw snarled, her face covered by a dark mask, skulls hanging from armor and a black-and-white-cap adorning her head. Primula was a strong fighter, and her mate, Sangii, coiled up behind her as if ready to strike, was well-versed in the use of ice magic. Even so, Primula clearly didn't want the Coatl to fight. Looking further in, the clan archivist Almond, another Coatl, and Driea, yet another of the breed, were both cornered inside Primula and Sangii's alcove. All of the clan's Coatl's were currently trapped, and depending on Primula to keep the Nocturne's from coming in. The Nocturnes, however, didn't seem to care that they were there. When Primula moved to step forward, she was met with a swift slash of claws to knock her back. They were being held prisoner, the trio realized. It was only two Nocturnes, but they were both powerful. Hellebore, one of two Earth ambassadors, laughed frighteningly, her lovely gemstone adornments seemingly dirtied from fighting. The other Nocturne, Yaari, who had yet to receive a new name since coming into the clan, as was tradition, was also there. That left only one Nocturne unaccounted for, Ginger, the mate of Vetch, who seemed to be nowhere near the Fae who was injured by the entrance. Primula snarled again as she was beaten back, and suddenly glimpsed the three from the corner of her eye, and waved a claw as if to warn them to flee. The two nocturnes looked in their direction, and then immediately turned their focus back to her. The Wildclaw's red eyes widened, but she didn't have time to think before Yaari tackled her. "Run!" Dahlia growled, as Hellebore charged into the alcove. They had broken past Primula's defenses and the Coatls were at the Nocturne's mercy. The three ran across, and finally, they arrived at the largest part of the Lair. __________________________________________________________ The Imperials and Guardians home had patches that allowed light through the trees, with exposed water below them. Even then, it was wide enough here that the massive dragons could walk without ever getting wet. Cries of pain greeted them, and they approached the first alcove, bringing them face-to-face with a young adult imperial with red wings and reflective black scales. At the sound of Dahlia's footsteps, he flinched back, and an array of green eyes opened all along the sides of his body. Aderyn was born with far more eyes than normal, for whatever reason. Apparel was an option for any dragon except for him, it seemed. The eyes were tougher than normal ones, but even though fabric didn't seem to hurt them, given he could close them, he was bothered by half his extended vision being blocked. "Dahlia....Iberis?" He lifted his head and turned to look at them, revealing ugly cuts along his side, some having deliberately targeted his eyes. "Aderyn, sweetie, what happened? It doesn't look like a Nocturne did this!" Iberis touched a flat foot to his face in horror. "A Nocturne? No..." He shook his head, "I didn't see a Nocturne. It was another Imperial that did this." "Who?" "Zinnia. If it had just been Nocturnes, the larger breeds could have stopped them. But an Arcane breath-user? Our strongest fighters are all away on expeditions to bring back gifts, we stood no chance." "Is anyone else still able to do anything?" Lotus asked, "Where is your father, Lycoris?" Dahlia followed. "Mom and dad are both out cold. Zinnia didn't kill them, thank Gladekeeper...but I'm the only one who is even conscious right now." "Then stay here and pretend to have fainted." Iberis told him. She looked up at Dahlia, "Where is Zinnia's alcove? The mimic must be there." "This way," The Guardian growled, "I hope we can do this. Iberis, if she attacks I need you. You're arcane, so you have natural resistance to whatever she does." ___________________________________________ A gigantic pink Imperial with an enchanted cloak, and brilliant magenta crystals growing from her body, hunched over a pile of gold and gemstones, seemingly talking to herself. "Oh, we will find her, no worries, your rule is assured." There was an abnormal, high-pitched fit of laughter following this, truly uncharacteristic. There was no way she was in her right mind. Zinnia's magical prowess in the Arcane arts was signaled by the crystals, the aura that she gave off so powerful they sprouted on her Jaguar-patterned scales seemingly from nothing, and even covered her clothes. A close friend often helped her remove them, should they become too troublesome or large, but Zinnia for the most part left them. It was her pride and joy as a dragon of the Arcane element, even if she was loyal to Gladekeeper. She did not care if the spikes on her body frightened anyone. As pink sparks flew from her spiky adornments, however, the trio could only be aware that one of the worst-possible dragons had become bound to a mimic. An Imperial, the largest possible breed of dragon, dangerous for a Guadian to tackle alone in physical battles. A powerful Arcane dragon; although the clan belonged to Nature, and such dragons were naturally resistant, plenty of Non-Nature dragons lived there, and not a single member of the trio was born to a nest under Gladekeeper's protection. "She's not a Nocturne, so she will probably see us," Lotus whispered, "I sense something amiss in her hoard. Something in there has to be the mimic." "Lotus, I need to get close so I can pin her down. Iberis, you lead. Once I have her, the two of you need to hurry and catch that mimic." Dahlia said, lowering her head, preparing to charge. "I'll go first," Iberis said, and the Snapper stepped out of the dark alcove into the light, the sound of her footsteps alerting the deranged Imperial. Zinnia swiveled around and tilted her head to one side, bright pink eyes spotting the newcomer. "Hehehehehehe!" The laughing was very unnerving, "Oh....was it Iberis? How good to see you!" She giggled again, "Where have you been? We've been looking for you." "You must be Zinnia, I'm aware I'm quite famous, being the only Snapper in the clan, but I don't believe we've formally met." Iberis said as if nothing were wrong, keeping her voice pleasant, and continuing to approach slowly. "Indeed, we haven't! But glad all the same!" Her voice became a hoarse sort of whisper, although it projected through the entire room as if deliberate, [i]"We've been expecting you."[/i] "You have?" Iberis did not stop approaching, and was very close now, gazing up at the Imperial's face. "Yes, silly! But where are the others?" Her head tilted sharply to one side. "Dragons have gone missing, and we can't have [i]that[/i]..." Iberis shook her head, "Who's missing? You keep saying 'we' but who are you referring to?" A sharp cackle emitted from Zinnia at this, "Oh....my new friend...you'll love them, and so will everyone else, once we [i]find the ones we need to find[/i]." Her voice became thundering and harsh at the last statement. "Iberis, Lotus, quick! Find that mimic!" Dahlia came charging and leapt onto Zinnia, spreading out her wings to help her pin down the Imperial. Sharp magical crystals scraped against tree roots and piles of gold as the mimic-controlled dragon was pinned on her back. Zinnia screeched, and her tail lashed around, digging the razor-sharp crystals on it into the Plague ambassador's back, [i]"What are you doing!?"[/i] Her roars were deafening. Iberis quickly rushed into the hoard, tossing around piles of gold coins. Zinnia seemed to like classic treasure, but because the Snapper didn't know her, she was at a disadvantage of finding anything out of the ordinary. Lotus emerged out of the shadows, Lupine, the Masked Phantom familiar, came down from the leaves above, having hidden himself, "Lupin, surely you can find it." The Tundra began rapidly sorting through coins himself, as Dahlia endured painful lashes from Zinnia's spiny tail against her back, "Hurry!" She yelled, clearly in pain. Iberis saw Lupin begin circling a golden lamp. "There!" She shouted, and dove for the sparkling lamp. The lamp twitched, and suddenly floated away out of reach, a green mist spewing from its opening, coiling around and rearing up as the form of a cobra hissed at the two. "That's the mimic!" Lotus cried, "We have to catch it!" The serpentine mimic swirled around as if attempting to flee, when it froze. Nobody else would see anything other than a floating mask, but Lotus saw ghostly blue claws wrapping themselves tightly around the lamp, "That's it! Hold it Lupin!" The Tundra leapt and his claws wrapped tightly around the lantern, as the mimic whirled around and hissed in his face. "No! Leave my friend alone!" Zinnia screeched, as she finally rolled and tossed Dahlia off her back. She turned to attack Lotus. "Don't even think about it!" Dahlia roared, tackling her again. An errant bolt of arcane energy flew at Lotus, but Iberis stepped into its path at the last minute, gasping with pain when it struck and dissipated over her scales. "Get it out of the cave! We need its control gone!" The two dragons broke into a run, carrying the angered mimic with them, as Dahlia fought to stall the Imperial under its control. They kept going as a trio of Nocturnes flew past. Juniper, Hellebore, and Yaari had all heard the commotion, and were clearly coming to rescue their 'master'. Despite this, they could not see Lotus or Iberis, and the mimic's protests did not seem to attract their interest. "Go!" Aderyn raised his head, and turned, rising to his feet, as injured as he was, and running to follow the Nocturnes, intending to help Dahlia if possible. ______________________________ The moon was high in the sky as Iberis and Lotus broke out of the lair, "We need Shadowsong!" Iberis said. "Shadowsong! We've found the mimic!" Lotus cried. The mimic hissed and spat at the two, but now there was only silence. "...what do we do?" Lotus asked worriedly. It was at this moment that a high-pitched laugh came from the cavern, and Zinnia burst from the clan's lair, "That wasn't very nice!" A halo of arcane energy appeared around the Imperial's head as she readied an attack. "Where's Dahlia!?" Iberis demanded, "Alive, but barely!" Zinnia said, carefree, "My nocturne friends have her trapped!" She laughed as a bolt of pink energy was sent flying their way. And promptly nullified by a pillar of vines that seemed to come from the sky above. "What?" Zinnia hissed. A melodious voice filled the air, and Zinnia began to look sleepy, before promptly collapsing on the ground. The serpentine mimic, the source of trouble, seemed even more enraged, as its form lost all cohesiveness, and dissipated, the vapor retreating into the lamp. The two looked up expecting to see constellations, but instead, they saw a familiar black Nocturne with wings mottled by various colors. "Ginger!?" Iberis cried. The Nocturne, who was known for her remarkable lack of copycat tendencies, landed, and her claws gripped the lantern, Lotus relinquishing it. Ginger kept singing, as a chorus of Nocturnes followed Zinnia out of the cave, and promptly fell under the spell of her melody, also collapsing into slumber. Dahlia and Aderyn, both heavily injured with cuts and wounds all over, burst out of the lair and stopped, mystified. Aderyn must have freed Dahlia from the Nocturnes. Ginger continued a bit, before stopping, and falling silent, looked down at the lantern, "I should have stayed home, had I known. I had thought our own clan would be safe from mimics, but it seems I was arrogant." "....you?" Iberis asked with disbelief. "I am a special kind of Nocturne. One who fights mimics." She said, looking at the few conscious dragons present. "Where's Datura?" "Asleep, someone named Shadowsong freed him." "Another someone trying to protect the clans." Ginger held the mimic lamp and turned it over in her claws, "Everything is safe now, but dragons are probably hurt." There was a touch of sadness in her eyes. "Is Vetch...?" "I'm okay." A monotone voice replied, as the Fae limped from the darkness to stand next to Aderyn and Dahlia. Geum soon appeared, followed by Quince, and Parsnip, as well. Dragons from the entire clan were slowly emerging to see what had happened. "I should have stayed home." Ginger looked at her mate regretfully. "You were protecting all the dragons. Not just us." Vetch replied. "Well..." She turned her focus back to the lamp, "I'll be taking this, then." She opened her wings and vanished with the mimic in tow. Everyone turned to look at Vetch for answers. The Fae did not know what their looks meant entirely. "We can discuss it later. She will come back when that mimic has been disposed of. We need to treat the injured." Dahlia cracked a grin, even as messed up as she was. "Who would have thought the one missing Nocturne would be saving us." "Let them sleep." Vetch looked at the unconscious ones who had been under the Mimic's control. "They won't remember any of this. Don't hold it against them." "I know." Iberis walked over to Zinnia, "If we told them, they'd feel guilty." "Well, let's spread the word that it's safe." Lotus said. "Where are the hatchlings?" Iberis asked, suddenly looking worried again. Two tiny hatchlings, a Spiral and a Bogsneak, emerged next to the other dragons. "They were hiding with me." Parsnip said. "I wasn't going to let someone hurt them." "Well...let's get things cleaned up. Before the sun rises." Vetch said. "We will pretend an enemy Beastclan did this."

Dahlia is a Plague Dragon whose egg was found and hatched within her Nature clan. Since the day she was born, she was raised to act as an ambassador to Plague Flight on the behalf of the dragons. She, like the other dragon ambassadors, was staying home to celebrate the holidays when the Mimic incident occurred. She takes it upon herself to use her massive size and strength to restrain the dragon the Mimic bonded itself to.

Lotus is a Shadow dragon who is somewhat familiar with mimics, his familiar being a friendly creature of that type, and gifted with the ability to see ethereal creatures. By no means is Lotus a fighter. Using his magic, he sifts through dreams and purges nightmares from existence, allowing dragons to sleep at night, even if they are prone to terrible visions. Though he would rather flee from conflict, his loyal heart would never permit him. He faces danger even when frightened, a true representation of what it means to have courage. Although he is not sure what other dragons deem to be items of value, he hopes to help find the mimic by sensing the creature's influence over the dragon it controls. Because of nightmares, Lotus knows some of the deepest fears of even the strongest dragons in his clan. He also desperately wishes to ensure the safety of his mate, Vanda, who, as a decorator and designer of the clan, could have easily found the Mimic and thought it was a shiny trinket.

Iberis is the typical caregiver in the clan who babysits hatchlings whenever their parents are away. Even mischievous Tundras can't run off and commit an act of mischief if their guardian never requires rest. Iberis does not fight, but her armored body means she can emerge from scuffles unharmed even despite her lack of experience. Deathly afraid for the clan's recently born hatchlings who have seemingly vanished in the chaos, and also unaware of where her mate, Coffee is, she has much reason to be concerned. Because Iberis takes constant interest in other dragons to make up for her overall lack of adventuring (Because Snappers rarely stay in one place like she does usually), she is likely to know the likes of others and what dragons would hoard or deem valuable. She knows if a potted plant or a painting is what counts as precious, or if traditional gold counts. Using her knowledge of other dragons, Iberis hopes to examine their individual hoards while hidden from sight and identify items that seem to be new, and identify the mimic.

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The lair was a decent size, a dense grove of trees with branches interwoven so tightly that no rain could enter. While the roots within the strange labyrinth of trees were dry within the interior, life-giving water sustained them from the outside. Rivers flowed through carefully-constructed canals and aqueducts, and the roots themselves were dense enough to handle even the heaviest foot traffic from all sorts of dragons and familiars alike. Indeed, Dahlia, Lotus, and Iberis all found their clan's lair within the Gladeveins to be a masterpiece.

Iberis regretfully looked at the Nocturne who had nearly ripped out Lotus' throat, now peacefully asleep, "Datura would neve do something like this in his right mind..." It was terrible, they would have to leave him outside. Not many creatures would dare to disturb even a small dragon, especially not so close to a clan's lair, but he still seemed so defenseless, in the Snapper's eyes.

"We have to go back in," Dahlia responded, a few too many eyes for what a normal Guardian should possess gazing back into the yawning mouth of their home. Suddenly it no longer seemed so welcome, "Both of you have mates that are still inside. If we don't, then everyone could get killed. We don't have that many Nocturnes to begin with, but it didn't make a difference. Nobody wanted to hurt their own family, and everything was in chaos."

Lotus rubbed his sore throat with a soft paw, "I'm so glad I have a mane, I might have been gone for sure..." A bird-like mask floated behind him, small, and bizarre, but he could see the wispy tail and claws attached to it. "It's not you, is it, Lupin?" The mask moved from side to side, the friendly mimic familiar shaking its head. Lotus looked down regretfully, "I'm so sorry...."

Dahlia pinched the edge of Lotus' cloak with a claw, "We're looking for a mimic, but Lupin has been with you for a long time, I don't think he would decide now of all times to hurt us. It has to be one that has hostile intentions."

The Plague dragon jerked her pale head in the lair's direction, "We need to stop talking. Keep to the walls, even if they can't see us, they can probably still bump into us or hear us."

She didn't wait for any replies before going in and pressing herself against the tree trunks, trying to make her large body as small as possible. The other two dragons wordlessly followed, Lupin floating behind them.

They slowly entered, and past the dark entrance, the pale glow of blue tree sap illuminated the cavern: the nests of the many resident Fae dragons. Faint shadows could be seen in a few, no doubt the residents, desperately trying to hide. Dahlia halted, and backed up slightly, nudging a crumpled body on the ground, "Vetch tried to fend them off." She said.

A Fae with black wings had collapsed, the metallic structures he wore still crackling with a few sparks of Lightning magic. Vetch was well-known by the other dragons in the clan, a warrior who fought up close rather than at a distance, like other Fae. Even as tiny as he was, he would have boldly wrestled with an attacking Nocturne, but it seemed that he'd been badly hurt, claw marks slicing through his jacket. He twitched at Dahlia's touch, "He's alive, barely." She said grimly.

Iberis gazed at the nests, a few with glittering gemstones stuck to their exteriors, "I don't think a Fae is responsible." She said. She turned her gaze to a tunnel that led off into complete darkness "All the other dens are past the Bogsneak area. There's usually always someone over here protecting the entrance. Where's Quince?"

Lotus gazed into the shadows, "Injured." He responded. As if in reply, a pained groan accompanied a shape shifting in the corner.

A colorful Bogsneak with succulents growing all along his back, thanks to some Light magic, opened one pale yellow eye, "Lotus?" he spoke quietly, as if afraid to draw attention to himself. The tundra moved to cross the cavern to his side, but he was stopped, "Don't come over here."

There was a giggle from within the darkness of the Bogsneak area. It was another Noctune, and an elliptical pupil darted to look back uneasily. "Juniper...she's stronger...than she looks..." He closed his eyes uneasily when a pale white and black hide briefly appeared in the darkness. The laughter was even closer now.

"Get out of here." He fell silent when a beautiful striped Nocturne with greenish wings and lacy markings emerged, looking around, searching for the source of the voices she had heard. She looked directly at Lotus, but after a moment, turned and went back into the Bogsneak's area. She couldn't see the three.

Dahlia nudged Lotus silently, "We have to." She whispered.

Uneasily, they began to cross.

"I told you not to-" Quince fell silent again when shrieking laughter and a scream of terror echoed into the cavern from the darkness.

Iberis lowered her head next to the Bogsneak, "We know how to stop this," She whispered, "There's no time, but the Nocturnes can't see us."

"Then hurry...Parsnip is still...inside...." He choked, eyes closing.

Parsnip, Quince's mate.

The trio pressed forward, flinching as another chorus of freakish laughter echoed.

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Calling any section of the clan's lair by the name of a specific dragon breed wasn't entirely accurate. Although the Bogsneak area was extremely dark, and even allowed some water to seep through into the ground to make it more suitable and 'boggy' for them, so many mated pairs in the clan were between different breeds that plenty of dragons wouldn't be found in their usual areas. Same-species pairs seemed a rarity, except amongst the Imperials, who all scattered their particular dwellings far from each other, even if they were close friends.

Lotus stuck closely to the left wall of the tree-made cavern, warily watching as Juniper stood over a tan bogsneak with coral-hued wings and scars on his body. One of the two ambassadors to the Fire Flight, Geum, was a bogsneak. The Nocturne had managed to flip him over onto his back, and he was closing his eyes, trying to feign unconsciousness. He was trying not to hurt her, or get hurt himself.

The Tundra silently hoped that Geum wouldn't be hurt, but he knew if they tried to fight Juniper then they'd blow their cover. Dahlia pushed him, and he kept walking. They cautiously went around Juniper, and peered into the area's alcoves where the individual dragons or mated pairs resided. Each time Iberis would shake her head, looking at the hoards.

Quince and Parsnip's hoard was nothing but the usual pile of succulents, tiny orbs of portable light magic nestled into roots sustaining them while minimizing how much light actually entered the living area. Nothing seemed unusual apart from a tiny pot of bamboo, but given that Parsnip was from Wind, it must have been hers. Parsnip was nowhere to be found.

Peering into another alcove, they saw a Spiral and a Bogsneak, both unconscious. Lantana, the Bogsneak, was far worse-off than her mate, Dock. She was covered in cuts and bite marks, no doubt, she had been trying to shield her mate. Spirals were small and delicate, a Nocturne would do a lot of damage.

Had Juniper alone done all of this, or had she worked together with another Nocturne?

Realizing there was nothing in the area, they proceeded past it, and were greeted by another chorus of giggles.

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"Stay back! I'll rip you apart!" A female Wildclaw snarled, her face covered by a dark mask, skulls hanging from armor and a black-and-white-cap adorning her head. Primula was a strong fighter, and her mate, Sangii, coiled up behind her as if ready to strike, was well-versed in the use of ice magic. Even so, Primula clearly didn't want the Coatl to fight. Looking further in, the clan archivist Almond, another Coatl, and Driea, yet another of the breed, were both cornered inside Primula and Sangii's alcove.

All of the clan's Coatl's were currently trapped, and depending on Primula to keep the Nocturne's from coming in. The Nocturnes, however, didn't seem to care that they were there. When Primula moved to step forward, she was met with a swift slash of claws to knock her back. They were being held prisoner, the trio realized.

It was only two Nocturnes, but they were both powerful. Hellebore, one of two Earth ambassadors, laughed frighteningly, her lovely gemstone adornments seemingly dirtied from fighting. The other Nocturne, Yaari, who had yet to receive a new name since coming into the clan, as was tradition, was also there.

That left only one Nocturne unaccounted for, Ginger, the mate of Vetch, who seemed to be nowhere near the Fae who was injured by the entrance.

Primula snarled again as she was beaten back, and suddenly glimpsed the three from the corner of her eye, and waved a claw as if to warn them to flee.

The two nocturnes looked in their direction, and then immediately turned their focus back to her. The Wildclaw's red eyes widened, but she didn't have time to think before Yaari tackled her.

"Run!" Dahlia growled, as Hellebore charged into the alcove.

They had broken past Primula's defenses and the Coatls were at the Nocturne's mercy.

The three ran across, and finally, they arrived at the largest part of the Lair.

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The Imperials and Guardians home had patches that allowed light through the trees, with exposed water below them. Even then, it was wide enough here that the massive dragons could walk without ever getting wet.

Cries of pain greeted them, and they approached the first alcove, bringing them face-to-face with a young adult imperial with red wings and reflective black scales. At the sound of Dahlia's footsteps, he flinched back, and an array of green eyes opened all along the sides of his body. Aderyn was born with far more eyes than normal, for whatever reason. Apparel was an option for any dragon except for him, it seemed. The eyes were tougher than normal ones, but even though fabric didn't seem to hurt them, given he could close them, he was bothered by half his extended vision being blocked.

"Dahlia....Iberis?" He lifted his head and turned to look at them, revealing ugly cuts along his side, some having deliberately targeted his eyes.

"Aderyn, sweetie, what happened? It doesn't look like a Nocturne did this!" Iberis touched a flat foot to his face in horror.

"A Nocturne? No..." He shook his head, "I didn't see a Nocturne. It was another Imperial that did this."

"Who?"

"Zinnia. If it had just been Nocturnes, the larger breeds could have stopped them. But an Arcane breath-user? Our strongest fighters are all away on expeditions to bring back gifts, we stood no chance."

"Is anyone else still able to do anything?" Lotus asked,

"Where is your father, Lycoris?" Dahlia followed.

"Mom and dad are both out cold. Zinnia didn't kill them, thank Gladekeeper...but I'm the only one who is even conscious right now."

"Then stay here and pretend to have fainted." Iberis told him. She looked up at Dahlia, "Where is Zinnia's alcove? The mimic must be there."

"This way," The Guardian growled, "I hope we can do this. Iberis, if she attacks I need you. You're arcane, so you have natural resistance to whatever she does."

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A gigantic pink Imperial with an enchanted cloak, and brilliant magenta crystals growing from her body, hunched over a pile of gold and gemstones, seemingly talking to herself. "Oh, we will find her, no worries, your rule is assured." There was an abnormal, high-pitched fit of laughter following this, truly uncharacteristic. There was no way she was in her right mind.

Zinnia's magical prowess in the Arcane arts was signaled by the crystals, the aura that she gave off so powerful they sprouted on her Jaguar-patterned scales seemingly from nothing, and even covered her clothes. A close friend often helped her remove them, should they become too troublesome or large, but Zinnia for the most part left them. It was her pride and joy as a dragon of the Arcane element, even if she was loyal to Gladekeeper. She did not care if the spikes on her body frightened anyone.

As pink sparks flew from her spiky adornments, however, the trio could only be aware that one of the worst-possible dragons had become bound to a mimic. An Imperial, the largest possible breed of dragon, dangerous for a Guadian to tackle alone in physical battles. A powerful Arcane dragon; although the clan belonged to Nature, and such dragons were naturally resistant, plenty of Non-Nature dragons lived there, and not a single member of the trio was born to a nest under Gladekeeper's protection.

"She's not a Nocturne, so she will probably see us," Lotus whispered, "I sense something amiss in her hoard. Something in there has to be the mimic."

"Lotus, I need to get close so I can pin her down. Iberis, you lead. Once I have her, the two of you need to hurry and catch that mimic." Dahlia said, lowering her head, preparing to charge.

"I'll go first," Iberis said, and the Snapper stepped out of the dark alcove into the light, the sound of her footsteps alerting the deranged Imperial.

Zinnia swiveled around and tilted her head to one side, bright pink eyes spotting the newcomer.

"Hehehehehehe!" The laughing was very unnerving, "Oh....was it Iberis? How good to see you!" She giggled again, "Where have you been? We've been looking for you."

"You must be Zinnia, I'm aware I'm quite famous, being the only Snapper in the clan, but I don't believe we've formally met." Iberis said as if nothing were wrong, keeping her voice pleasant, and continuing to approach slowly.

"Indeed, we haven't! But glad all the same!" Her voice became a hoarse sort of whisper, although it projected through the entire room as if deliberate, "We've been expecting you."

"You have?" Iberis did not stop approaching, and was very close now, gazing up at the Imperial's face.

"Yes, silly! But where are the others?" Her head tilted sharply to one side. "Dragons have gone missing, and we can't have that..."

Iberis shook her head, "Who's missing? You keep saying 'we' but who are you referring to?"

A sharp cackle emitted from Zinnia at this, "Oh....my new friend...you'll love them, and so will everyone else, once we find the ones we need to find." Her voice became thundering and harsh at the last statement.

"Iberis, Lotus, quick! Find that mimic!"

Dahlia came charging and leapt onto Zinnia, spreading out her wings to help her pin down the Imperial. Sharp magical crystals scraped against tree roots and piles of gold as the mimic-controlled dragon was pinned on her back.

Zinnia screeched, and her tail lashed around, digging the razor-sharp crystals on it into the Plague ambassador's back, "What are you doing!?" Her roars were deafening.

Iberis quickly rushed into the hoard, tossing around piles of gold coins. Zinnia seemed to like classic treasure, but because the Snapper didn't know her, she was at a disadvantage of finding anything out of the ordinary. Lotus emerged out of the shadows, Lupine, the Masked Phantom familiar, came down from the leaves above, having hidden himself, "Lupin, surely you can find it."

The Tundra began rapidly sorting through coins himself, as Dahlia endured painful lashes from Zinnia's spiny tail against her back, "Hurry!" She yelled, clearly in pain.

Iberis saw Lupin begin circling a golden lamp. "There!" She shouted, and dove for the sparkling lamp.

The lamp twitched, and suddenly floated away out of reach, a green mist spewing from its opening, coiling around and rearing up as the form of a cobra hissed at the two. "That's the mimic!" Lotus cried, "We have to catch it!"

The serpentine mimic swirled around as if attempting to flee, when it froze. Nobody else would see anything other than a floating mask, but Lotus saw ghostly blue claws wrapping themselves tightly around the lamp, "That's it! Hold it Lupin!"

The Tundra leapt and his claws wrapped tightly around the lantern, as the mimic whirled around and hissed in his face.

"No! Leave my friend alone!" Zinnia screeched, as she finally rolled and tossed Dahlia off her back. She turned to attack Lotus.

"Don't even think about it!" Dahlia roared, tackling her again. An errant bolt of arcane energy flew at Lotus, but Iberis stepped into its path at the last minute, gasping with pain when it struck and dissipated over her scales.

"Get it out of the cave! We need its control gone!"

The two dragons broke into a run, carrying the angered mimic with them, as Dahlia fought to stall the Imperial under its control.

They kept going as a trio of Nocturnes flew past. Juniper, Hellebore, and Yaari had all heard the commotion, and were clearly coming to rescue their 'master'. Despite this, they could not see Lotus or Iberis, and the mimic's protests did not seem to attract their interest.

"Go!" Aderyn raised his head, and turned, rising to his feet, as injured as he was, and running to follow the Nocturnes, intending to help Dahlia if possible.

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The moon was high in the sky as Iberis and Lotus broke out of the lair, "We need Shadowsong!" Iberis said.

"Shadowsong! We've found the mimic!" Lotus cried.

The mimic hissed and spat at the two, but now there was only silence.

"...what do we do?" Lotus asked worriedly.

It was at this moment that a high-pitched laugh came from the cavern, and Zinnia burst from the clan's lair, "That wasn't very nice!"

A halo of arcane energy appeared around the Imperial's head as she readied an attack.

"Where's Dahlia!?" Iberis demanded,

"Alive, but barely!" Zinnia said, carefree, "My nocturne friends have her trapped!" She laughed as a bolt of pink energy was sent flying their way.


And promptly nullified by a pillar of vines that seemed to come from the sky above.


"What?" Zinnia hissed.


A melodious voice filled the air, and Zinnia began to look sleepy, before promptly collapsing on the ground. The serpentine mimic, the source of trouble, seemed even more enraged, as its form lost all cohesiveness, and dissipated, the vapor retreating into the lamp.


The two looked up expecting to see constellations, but instead, they saw a familiar black Nocturne with wings mottled by various colors.

"Ginger!?" Iberis cried.

The Nocturne, who was known for her remarkable lack of copycat tendencies, landed, and her claws gripped the lantern, Lotus relinquishing it.

Ginger kept singing, as a chorus of Nocturnes followed Zinnia out of the cave, and promptly fell under the spell of her melody, also collapsing into slumber.

Dahlia and Aderyn, both heavily injured with cuts and wounds all over, burst out of the lair and stopped, mystified. Aderyn must have freed Dahlia from the Nocturnes.

Ginger continued a bit, before stopping, and falling silent, looked down at the lantern, "I should have stayed home, had I known. I had thought our own clan would be safe from mimics, but it seems I was arrogant."

"....you?" Iberis asked with disbelief.

"I am a special kind of Nocturne. One who fights mimics." She said, looking at the few conscious dragons present. "Where's Datura?"

"Asleep, someone named Shadowsong freed him."

"Another someone trying to protect the clans." Ginger held the mimic lamp and turned it over in her claws, "Everything is safe now, but dragons are probably hurt."

There was a touch of sadness in her eyes. "Is Vetch...?"

"I'm okay." A monotone voice replied, as the Fae limped from the darkness to stand next to Aderyn and Dahlia. Geum soon appeared, followed by Quince, and Parsnip, as well. Dragons from the entire clan were slowly emerging to see what had happened.

"I should have stayed home." Ginger looked at her mate regretfully.

"You were protecting all the dragons. Not just us." Vetch replied.

"Well..." She turned her focus back to the lamp, "I'll be taking this, then."

She opened her wings and vanished with the mimic in tow.

Everyone turned to look at Vetch for answers.

The Fae did not know what their looks meant entirely. "We can discuss it later. She will come back when that mimic has been disposed of. We need to treat the injured."

Dahlia cracked a grin, even as messed up as she was. "Who would have thought the one missing Nocturne would be saving us."

"Let them sleep." Vetch looked at the unconscious ones who had been under the Mimic's control. "They won't remember any of this. Don't hold it against them."

"I know." Iberis walked over to Zinnia, "If we told them, they'd feel guilty."

"Well, let's spread the word that it's safe." Lotus said.

"Where are the hatchlings?" Iberis asked, suddenly looking worried again.

Two tiny hatchlings, a Spiral and a Bogsneak, emerged next to the other dragons. "They were hiding with me." Parsnip said. "I wasn't going to let someone hurt them."

"Well...let's get things cleaned up. Before the sun rises." Vetch said. "We will pretend an enemy Beastclan did this."
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[center][I]The task of finding the mimic before their clan's destruction fell to three dragons from the depths of Fellreach. These three hailed from a place not even the foul mimics could withstand - the dreaded Exclusion Zone, shrouded in a choking fog and tainted to its core with deadly radiation. The first: the well-known Shadis, who explores even the darkest of caves. [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=24502822] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/245029/24502822_350.png[/img] [/url] The second: Griever, the most level-headed of the group. [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=47477967] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/474780/47477967_350.png[/img] [/url] Finally, the third: Epsilon, a strangely unafflicted Nocturne. [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=37044584] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/370446/37044584_350.png[/img] [/url][/I] ~~~ The three looked out from the stand of rust-colored trees, gazing out at the dragons jerkily wandering outside the boundaries of the Zone. Chills crept across their spines as they watched their clanmates succumb, one by one, to the strange madness spreading across the caves. Epsilon spoke up in a strained whisper. "Why? What happened to them? Why aren't we affected, like them?" Shadis hissed softly, his face betraying horror at the distracted fluttering of his Webwing, enthralled just like the rest of his clanmates. Griever sighed quietly, careful not to attract the attention of a stray clanmate wandering closer to the trees. "I'm not sure. The first I heard was that the Nocturnes were acting strange before all of this... [I]occurred[/I], but I never would've imagined it would have affected the whole clan like this..." The Spiral shook his head at the stumbling Guardian in front of them - Citlali, one of the clan's oracles, and chief thaumaturge. "Oddly enough, Mzinchaleft was one of the first to fall prey to whatever this is - I saw him myself a little while before everyone else found him. How strange, that the strongest-willed Nocturne of the clan could be taken so low in such a short amount of time..." Griever paused, turning his head towards the younger Nocturne beside him. "Even stranger - you stand here, miraculously unaffected. Why are you here, young one? Why do you remain yourself, despite your kind falling first?" Epsilon bristled at the Spiral's words, spitting at him venomously. "You think I know why I'm still sane? Look at where we are! We've got more to worry about than a simple trick! What if the [I]others[/I] fell to this too?" The Nocturne shivered, stopping abruptly. "Well, let's just say we're going to have more of an issue if the other four have fallen. I don't know about you, but meeting my maker at the claws of Rawr or Tunneler does [I]not[/I] sound fun." Shadis hissed in agreement, reminded of his own fights with Pilot, a large Guardian who also inhabited the Zone. "That does pose quite the issue, Epsilon... if the others have succumbed as well, we are no longer safe here in our home. Greater dangers than our clanmates outside lurk inside the boundaries of our Zone. Whatever's controlling our clanmates outside won't try to kill itself by venturing in here, but if-" Griever's hushed tone cut off at the sound of a guttural growl, carried on the still air. All three dragons stiffened. [I]The growl came from behind them.[/I] A glowing Wildclaw emerged from the dead foliage, eyes shining through the tattered remains of her mask. Her sharpened claws glinted dangerously in the dim light, extended out to their full length. Epsilon gasped in horror. "Tunneler… How'd she get her mask off? [I]Where's Rawr? Oh Eleven we're going to die I'm not-"[/I] Griever hissed at the dragon creeping closer to the group, and spat at his companions. He positioned himself between the crazed Wildclaw and his friends, raising his arms against the threat in front of him. "Keep yourself alive, stay out of sight of the others! Find whatever did this!" His words cut off as he caught Tunneler's hand in his, her claws digging into his arm. "Now [I][b]run![/b][/I]" ~~~ [/center]
The task of finding the mimic before their clan's destruction fell to three dragons from the depths of Fellreach. These three hailed from a place not even the foul mimics could withstand - the dreaded Exclusion Zone, shrouded in a choking fog and tainted to its core with deadly radiation.

The first: the well-known Shadis, who explores even the darkest of caves.

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The second: Griever, the most level-headed of the group.

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Finally, the third: Epsilon, a strangely unafflicted Nocturne.

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The three looked out from the stand of rust-colored trees, gazing out at the dragons jerkily wandering outside the boundaries of the Zone. Chills crept across their spines as they watched their clanmates succumb, one by one, to the strange madness spreading across the caves.

Epsilon spoke up in a strained whisper.
"Why? What happened to them? Why aren't we affected, like them?"

Shadis hissed softly, his face betraying horror at the distracted fluttering of his Webwing, enthralled just like the rest of his clanmates. Griever sighed quietly, careful not to attract the attention of a stray clanmate wandering closer to the trees.

"I'm not sure. The first I heard was that the Nocturnes were acting strange before all of this... occurred, but I never would've imagined it would have affected the whole clan like this..."
The Spiral shook his head at the stumbling Guardian in front of them - Citlali, one of the clan's oracles, and chief thaumaturge.
"Oddly enough, Mzinchaleft was one of the first to fall prey to whatever this is - I saw him myself a little while before everyone else found him. How strange, that the strongest-willed Nocturne of the clan could be taken so low in such a short amount of time..."

Griever paused, turning his head towards the younger Nocturne beside him.

"Even stranger - you stand here, miraculously unaffected. Why are you here, young one? Why do you remain yourself, despite your kind falling first?"

Epsilon bristled at the Spiral's words, spitting at him venomously.
"You think I know why I'm still sane? Look at where we are! We've got more to worry about than a simple trick! What if the others fell to this too?"

The Nocturne shivered, stopping abruptly.

"Well, let's just say we're going to have more of an issue if the other four have fallen. I don't know about you, but meeting my maker at the claws of Rawr or Tunneler does not sound fun."

Shadis hissed in agreement, reminded of his own fights with Pilot, a large Guardian who also inhabited the Zone.

"That does pose quite the issue, Epsilon... if the others have succumbed as well, we are no longer safe here in our home. Greater dangers than our clanmates outside lurk inside the boundaries of our Zone. Whatever's controlling our clanmates outside won't try to kill itself by venturing in here, but if-"

Griever's hushed tone cut off at the sound of a guttural growl, carried on the still air. All three dragons stiffened.
The growl came from behind them.

A glowing Wildclaw emerged from the dead foliage, eyes shining through the tattered remains of her mask. Her sharpened claws glinted dangerously in the dim light, extended out to their full length.

Epsilon gasped in horror.
"Tunneler… How'd she get her mask off? Where's Rawr? Oh Eleven we're going to die I'm not-"

Griever hissed at the dragon creeping closer to the group, and spat at his companions. He positioned himself between the crazed Wildclaw and his friends, raising his arms against the threat in front of him.

"Keep yourself alive, stay out of sight of the others! Find whatever did this!"

His words cut off as he caught Tunneler's hand in his, her claws digging into his arm.

"Now run!"

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[url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=47467312] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/474674/47467312_350.png[/img] [/url] The mirror stared up, still gasping for breath as if the nocturne still had its talons around her throat. [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=47232787] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/472328/47232787_350.png[/img] [/url] Her friend, a pearlcatcher, sighed. "Mira, please, quit the theatrics, we need to find the mimic. For the good of our lair... Wynna, come one." [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=47232786] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/472328/47232786_350.png[/img] [/url] His sister nodded. "Gesinge, I, I don't think this is a good idea. The mimic took out our entire lair, and you know how many strong dragons there were there!! We'd be crushed!!" Gesinge laughed. "Wynna, don't be so down! We're still here, aren't we? We have to do this, even if our company is..." He motioned at the mirror. "Less than favorable." "Hey!!" Mira shrieked, causing the other two to shush her. She got up, clutching the jewels around her neck. "I am more than capable of holding my own agains these mimics!!" "Says the dragon who didn't even put up a fight when that nocturne latched it's claws around her-" Gesinge started. "ENOUGH!!" Wynna yelled. "We have to focus! It does our clanmates nothing to be arguing like hatchlings!" The other two were silenced. "Come on. Find the mimic, remember?" And they were off. The three had traveled through the lair, avoiding dragons when they could. It was painful to see them like this, faes trapped in bars of sap, nocturnes giggling gleefully as if enjoying this... they didn't want to think about it. "Mira, quit looking that..." Gesinge started, but saw what she had been staring at. A mirror, a crown of bones around his head, wearing healer's robes. He was so similar to Mira except by the color of his stomach. "Miro..." Miro grinned, holding out a goblet. It almost seemed to shift, the colors too beautiful to look away from. Mira reached out to take it... Wynna swatted it away, and Miro let out a horrible scream. The goblet shifted, becoming a chest, then a goblet, before seemingly deciding on a chest again. Gesinge lept upon it, tearing into it, while the other two looked on. Soon, it was nothing but a pile of boards, and a lone spirit-like being. It began to float away, seeking to escape, before Wynna grabbed a nearby bottle and forced the entity into it. It was trapped. "What were you THINKING?!" Gesinge roared as the mimic's influence slowly began to wear off of the lair. "You could have doomed us all!!" "I just, he was..." Mira trailed off as Gesinge stormed away, Wynna following him with a sympathetic expression. "I just..."

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The mirror stared up, still gasping for breath as if the nocturne still had its talons around her throat.

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Her friend, a pearlcatcher, sighed. "Mira, please, quit the theatrics, we need to find the mimic. For the good of our lair... Wynna, come one."

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His sister nodded. "Gesinge, I, I don't think this is a good idea. The mimic took out our entire lair, and you know how many strong dragons there were there!! We'd be crushed!!"
Gesinge laughed. "Wynna, don't be so down! We're still here, aren't we? We have to do this, even if our company is..." He motioned at the mirror. "Less than favorable."
"Hey!!" Mira shrieked, causing the other two to shush her. She got up, clutching the jewels around her neck. "I am more than capable of holding my own agains these mimics!!"
"Says the dragon who didn't even put up a fight when that nocturne latched it's claws around her-" Gesinge started.
"ENOUGH!!" Wynna yelled. "We have to focus! It does our clanmates nothing to be arguing like hatchlings!" The other two were silenced. "Come on. Find the mimic, remember?" And they were off.

The three had traveled through the lair, avoiding dragons when they could. It was painful to see them like this, faes trapped in bars of sap, nocturnes giggling gleefully as if enjoying this... they didn't want to think about it.
"Mira, quit looking that..." Gesinge started, but saw what she had been staring at. A mirror, a crown of bones around his head, wearing healer's robes. He was so similar to Mira except by the color of his stomach. "Miro..."
Miro grinned, holding out a goblet. It almost seemed to shift, the colors too beautiful to look away from. Mira reached out to take it...
Wynna swatted it away, and Miro let out a horrible scream. The goblet shifted, becoming a chest, then a goblet, before seemingly deciding on a chest again. Gesinge lept upon it, tearing into it, while the other two looked on. Soon, it was nothing but a pile of boards, and a lone spirit-like being. It began to float away, seeking to escape, before Wynna grabbed a nearby bottle and forced the entity into it. It was trapped.
"What were you THINKING?!" Gesinge roared as the mimic's influence slowly began to wear off of the lair. "You could have doomed us all!!"
"I just, he was..." Mira trailed off as Gesinge stormed away, Wynna following him with a sympathetic expression. "I just..."
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With enough distance behind them, the three dragons met to discuss their strategy. [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=24750000] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/247501/24750000_350.png[/img] [/url] "Well, there's only two other Nocturnes at home," Ivoryspire said. "So, at least the damage should be minimal." [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=41796889] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/417969/41796889_350.png[/img] [/url] "Not to be a downer," Sheridan spoke up, "but one of our two foes is Endimion. You know, the local delivery dragon?" Endimion. Bit of an odd one him. Older than he looked, unknown origins, enjoyed the simple life of delivering packages and letters to the other members of the clan. Super strong too. No one was quite sure how he got that way, but he just said it was to ensure the packages got to their destination without issue. But how did a delivery dragon get that strong in the first place? [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=24303033] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/243031/24303033_350.png[/img] [/url] "Ugh, what a pain," Edith complained. "Again? After last year? Can't someone just enforce a lockdown rule every year? So we don't have to deal with these mimics again?" "I bet it was one of those dolts from R&D," Ivoryspire spat. "I swear they never follow proper safety precautions. One of them blew his own toe off you know." "In any case," Sheridan said, "we should be on our toes. Regardless of who brought the mimic in, it's now effecting the entire clan. Be on the lookout for any treasure that's just too good to be true." The three dragons returned to the edge of their clan, the small desert town now silent and empty. An eerie ghost town of what it was before. "Okay," Sheridan whispered to the other two. "Ivoryspire should scout the area." "What? Why me?" the Spiral asked. "I mean, scavenging is what you do..." "Some of us insist on carrying a big pearl with us everywhere," Edith taunted. "Bad for stealth." Ivoryspire rolled her eyes as Sheridan leaned back, offended. With a quick look of her surroundings, she quietly glided over the desert rock and sand, being sure to look for anything that may lead her the mimic. After a patrolling the edge of town, she came across Phantom's sale cart, now abandoned in the wake of the Nocturne attack. Phantom was the local con artist. Somehow the Pearlcatcher could convince every traveler who came by, as well as a few of the locals, that the random junk he found was actually rare artifacts imbued with magical power. Oh, of course he'd be the one to bring the mimic in. Ivoryspire glanced around at the various trinkets and treasures in his cart. She wasn't much familiar with his stock, given that she had always seen through the cunning dragon's lies, but one item in particular caught her attention. An ornate mirror, glistening in the sunlight, seemed to beckon her closer. She quizzically peered into the reflective glass and for a moment, only saw herself looking back. But just as she was about to look away, her face morphed into a monster's. "Gah!" Ivoryspire tumbled back in surprise. The face in the mirror stared at her a moment, and then growled in frustration. "Ah! You must be...!" Before she could finish her thought, two shadows leaped into the air in the distance. Two Nocturne-shaped shadows. With a gulp, and realizing what was coming for her, Ivoryspire took off in a mad dash for her two friends. She approached at blindingly fast speeds and whizzed by. "Found it found it run run run!" "Wha?" Edith saw the two Nocturnes giving chase and immediately understood. The two other dragons followed the Spiral back to the safety of Shadowsong. They'd simply let a much powerful dragon deal with the angry Nocturnes this year. But for now, the three dragons swore to enact some actual precautions for mimic clan takeovers.
With enough distance behind them, the three dragons met to discuss their strategy.


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"Well, there's only two other Nocturnes at home," Ivoryspire said. "So, at least the damage should be minimal."


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"Not to be a downer," Sheridan spoke up, "but one of our two foes is Endimion. You know, the local delivery dragon?"

Endimion. Bit of an odd one him. Older than he looked, unknown origins, enjoyed the simple life of delivering packages and letters to the other members of the clan. Super strong too. No one was quite sure how he got that way, but he just said it was to ensure the packages got to their destination without issue. But how did a delivery dragon get that strong in the first place?


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"Ugh, what a pain," Edith complained. "Again? After last year? Can't someone just enforce a lockdown rule every year? So we don't have to deal with these mimics again?"

"I bet it was one of those dolts from R&D," Ivoryspire spat. "I swear they never follow proper safety precautions. One of them blew his own toe off you know."

"In any case," Sheridan said, "we should be on our toes. Regardless of who brought the mimic in, it's now effecting the entire clan. Be on the lookout for any treasure that's just too good to be true."

The three dragons returned to the edge of their clan, the small desert town now silent and empty. An eerie ghost town of what it was before.

"Okay," Sheridan whispered to the other two. "Ivoryspire should scout the area."

"What? Why me?" the Spiral asked.

"I mean, scavenging is what you do..."

"Some of us insist on carrying a big pearl with us everywhere," Edith taunted. "Bad for stealth."

Ivoryspire rolled her eyes as Sheridan leaned back, offended. With a quick look of her surroundings, she quietly glided over the desert rock and sand, being sure to look for anything that may lead her the mimic. After a patrolling the edge of town, she came across Phantom's sale cart, now abandoned in the wake of the Nocturne attack.

Phantom was the local con artist. Somehow the Pearlcatcher could convince every traveler who came by, as well as a few of the locals, that the random junk he found was actually rare artifacts imbued with magical power.

Oh, of course he'd be the one to bring the mimic in.

Ivoryspire glanced around at the various trinkets and treasures in his cart. She wasn't much familiar with his stock, given that she had always seen through the cunning dragon's lies, but one item in particular caught her attention. An ornate mirror, glistening in the sunlight, seemed to beckon her closer. She quizzically peered into the reflective glass and for a moment, only saw herself looking back. But just as she was about to look away, her face morphed into a monster's.

"Gah!" Ivoryspire tumbled back in surprise. The face in the mirror stared at her a moment, and then growled in frustration.

"Ah! You must be...!"

Before she could finish her thought, two shadows leaped into the air in the distance. Two Nocturne-shaped shadows.

With a gulp, and realizing what was coming for her, Ivoryspire took off in a mad dash for her two friends. She approached at blindingly fast speeds and whizzed by.

"Found it found it run run run!"

"Wha?" Edith saw the two Nocturnes giving chase and immediately understood. The two other dragons followed the Spiral back to the safety of Shadowsong. They'd simply let a much powerful dragon deal with the angry Nocturnes this year. But for now, the three dragons swore to enact some actual precautions for mimic clan takeovers.
---Work in Progress--- [center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=40155927] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/401560/40155927.png[/img] [/url][/center] This is Thistle, one of the clan's mages. She has powerful nature and fire magic as well as her natural lightning magic. She is very shy, and keeps to herself and her books but when she is needed, she will fight. [center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=31730143] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/317302/31730143.png[/img][/url][/center] Snowshake is a newcomer to the clan who travelled from the Tangled Woods with Kerwynn and Kriss. He is a good fighter, but does have a soft side, and does whatever he can to help his clanmates. [center][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=40891539] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/408916/40891539.png[/img][/url][/center] Umbara is very serious and rarely talks, but when he does it is wise to listen. He speaks only the truth, and often the words of the Shadowbinder. But he has a secret only one other dragon knows. He is part of an organisation called the Shadowbinder's Spies who inform their mother of everything that happens outside of her reach. His knowledge of the Shadow territories may be useful to the quest. He hides his face behind a mask of brambles. ----------------------- Snowshake gasped and looked from the nocturne to the others. "We need to tell [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=35007380]Ashy[/url]," He said. The other two nodded. "Quickly," Umbara added in a deep rumble. [i]I wonder if [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=33154061]Kriss[/url] is ok,[/i] He wondered. When they reached their clan's bamboo clearing Ashy was waiting for them. "Where were you?" She growled. "The clan is a mess, and I have no idea why. Something made Kriss and [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=37745642]Mayara[/url] go insane. They ran off into the forest after wrecking the food storages and terrorising the hatchlings. They took [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=35142566]Sparrow[/url] and [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=35141481]Macaw[/url] with them." "We were hunting with [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=46324270]Wasp[/url], and she went crazy too," Snowshake said. "Then we met another Nocturne, but she wasn't crazy. She told us that this was all because of a creature called a mimic." "I know where they went," Umbara murmered. They all turned to look at him. He stared unfazed back at them. "The Tangled Woods. There must be some sort of prison there." He didn't tell them it was because of the telekinetic link he had with his now insane mate Kriss. Usually there was a steady flow of words between them, but now her mind was jumbled and unfocused. When he tried to calm her, her thoughts retaliated with a fierce wave of raging emotions. Through the mess of emotions, Umbara managed to pick out some landmarks to guide him. Spinerock falls. The pink grove. Tall root spire. "Then what are you waiting for?" Ashy said. "Go find them." "But, I thought you would want someone more qualified than us." Thistle protested. "Like [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=21685742]Tony[/url]." Ashy rolled her eyes. "Tony got badly hurt trying to stop Kriss from taking Macaw. He also thought it would be a good time to try out one of his new suits. He ended up dislocating his own arm and almost disintegrating Macaw instead of saving him." A huge bang went off from behind Ashy followed by a torrent of cursing. "Language!" Ashy yelled at him. "Be quiet, Ashy!" Tony roared back. Ashy laughed and returned her attention to Thistle. "You'd better hurry before Tony dislocates his other arm." Without another command needed, Umbara leaped into the sky on silent wings. Thistle had no choice but to follow him with Snowshake close behind. Umbara seemed to know where to go, and Thistle didn't question it. She thought he had come from a Shadow clan that surely had this problem with Nocturnes many times before, so it would make sense he knew where they were headed. In reality, Umbara couldn't have known any less about mimics. His thoughts were confused by his mate's and he could barely think straight. "Snowshake," he growled. As the Tundra flapped beside him he said, "Look for a waterfall crowned by towering spires of rock, then a clearing edged with blooming cherry trees. Then head north for half a day until you reach a tower shrouded with thick vines." "Is there something wrong?" Snowshake asked nervously. "No, just in case something happens to me. And you know the Tangled Wood best." Snowshake nodded. In the distance he could already see the first landmark on the borders of the Tangled Wood. The Spinerock falls was an enormous waterfall that emptied a river from the shadow territories into the Sea of a Thousand Currents. "Is that it?" He asked Umbara. The enormous Imperial looked up with a wince on his face. "Yup." Kriss was giving him a headache. The maniacal laughter, the never ending stream of insane thoughts, it was enough to drive him crazy. A day later, the Spire was in sight.
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This is Thistle, one of the clan's mages. She has powerful nature and fire magic as well as her natural lightning magic. She is very shy, and keeps to herself and her books but when she is needed, she will fight. Snowshake is a newcomer to the clan who travelled from the Tangled Woods with Kerwynn and Kriss. He is a good fighter, but does have a soft side, and does whatever he can to help his clanmates. Umbara is very serious and rarely talks, but when he does it is wise to listen. He speaks only the truth, and often the words of the Shadowbinder. But he has a secret only one other dragon knows. He is part of an organisation called the Shadowbinder's Spies who inform their mother of everything that happens outside of her reach. His knowledge of the Shadow territories may be useful to the quest. He hides his face behind a mask of brambles.


Snowshake gasped and looked from the nocturne to the others. "We need to tell Ashy," He said. The other two nodded.

"Quickly," Umbara added in a deep rumble. I wonder if
Kriss is ok,
He wondered.

When they reached their clan's bamboo clearing Ashy was waiting for them. "Where were you?" She growled. "The clan is a mess, and I have no idea why. Something made Kriss and Mayara go insane. They ran off into the forest after wrecking the food storages and terrorising the hatchlings. They took Sparrow and Macaw with them."

"We were hunting with
Wasp, and she went crazy too," Snowshake said. "Then we met another Nocturne, but she wasn't crazy. She told us that this was all because of a creature called a mimic."

"I know where they went," Umbara murmered. They all turned to look at him. He stared unfazed back at them. "The Tangled Woods. There must be some sort of prison there."

He didn't tell them it was because of the telekinetic link he had with his now insane mate Kriss. Usually there was a steady flow of words between them, but now her mind was jumbled and unfocused. When he tried to calm her, her thoughts retaliated with a fierce wave of raging emotions. Through the mess of emotions, Umbara managed to pick out some landmarks to guide him.

Spinerock falls.
The pink grove.
Tall root spire.

"Then what are you waiting for?" Ashy said. "Go find them."

"But, I thought you would want someone more qualified than us." Thistle protested. "Like Tony."

Ashy rolled her eyes. "Tony got badly hurt trying to stop Kriss from taking Macaw. He also thought it would be a good time to try out one of his new suits. He ended up dislocating his own arm and almost disintegrating Macaw instead of saving him." A huge bang went off from behind Ashy followed by a torrent of cursing. "Language!" Ashy yelled at him.

"Be quiet, Ashy!" Tony roared back.

Ashy laughed and returned her attention to Thistle. "You'd better hurry before Tony dislocates his other arm."

Without another command needed, Umbara leaped into the sky on silent wings. Thistle had no choice but to follow him with Snowshake close behind. Umbara seemed to know where to go, and Thistle didn't question it. She thought he had come from a Shadow clan that surely had this problem with Nocturnes many times before, so it would make sense he knew where they were headed.

In reality, Umbara couldn't have known any less about mimics. His thoughts were confused by his mate's and he could barely think straight.

"Snowshake," he growled. As the Tundra flapped beside him he said, "Look for a waterfall crowned by towering spires of rock, then a clearing edged with blooming cherry trees. Then head north for half a day until you reach a tower shrouded with thick vines."

"Is there something wrong?" Snowshake asked nervously.

"No, just in case something happens to me. And you know the Tangled Wood best."

Snowshake nodded. In the distance he could already see the first landmark on the borders of the Tangled Wood. The Spinerock falls was an enormous waterfall that emptied a river from the shadow territories into the Sea of a Thousand Currents.

"Is that it?" He asked Umbara. The enormous Imperial looked up with a wince on his face. "Yup."

Kriss was giving him a headache. The maniacal laughter, the never ending stream of insane thoughts, it was enough to drive him crazy.

A day later, the Spire was in sight.
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[url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=21965682] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/219657/21965682_350.png[/img] [/url] Myth is ready to go and loving every moment of this strange adventure! With any luck, she'll get to study how mimics can have such an intense influence on Nocturnes before they have to destroy it. [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=1020886] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/10209/1020886_350.png[/img] [/url] Luyu is on the case! If it can really be called "on the case" when she's already 99.9% sure of who brought in the mimic. But hey, still need to actually find them. Luyu is the clan's best fighter, so it's fortunate that she's one of the dragons on the team. [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=1034360] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/10344/1034360_350.png[/img] [/url] And Malik, the librarian of the clan. He's actually Luyu's surrogate brother and used to train with her, so he has some tricks up his sleeves. He's the most collected of the three, so hopefully he can keep them on task long enough to save the clan...

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Myth is ready to go and loving every moment of this strange adventure! With any luck, she'll get to study how mimics can have such an intense influence on Nocturnes before they have to destroy it.


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Luyu is on the case! If it can really be called "on the case" when she's already 99.9% sure of who brought in the mimic. But hey, still need to actually find them. Luyu is the clan's best fighter, so it's fortunate that she's one of the dragons on the team.


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And Malik, the librarian of the clan. He's actually Luyu's surrogate brother and used to train with her, so he has some tricks up his sleeves. He's the most collected of the three, so hopefully he can keep them on task long enough to save the clan...
Ill probably come back and write some lore, but for now ill leave these guys here: [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=22604941] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/226050/22604941_350.png[/img] [/url] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=17947158] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/179472/17947158_350.png[/img] [/url] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=24197139] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/241972/24197139_350.png[/img] [/url]
Ill probably come back and write some lore, but for now ill leave these guys here:


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[url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=43914331] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/439144/43914331_350.png[/img] [/url] Vario is the leader of the group. He has taken down dark spirits before, and even been possessed by one, so he knows how to deal with them. [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=16467369] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/164674/16467369_350.png[/img] [/url] Belisma is the guardian spirit of the lair, so it's her duty to destroy threats to the clan. She is also immune to the influence of other spirits. [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=14451350] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/144514/14451350_350.png[/img] [/url] Justice's charge is a Nocturne, and she'll do anything to save her from the mimic. She's the only one in the party with the sheer willpower and conviction needed to defeat a powerful spirit. (Story coming soon!)

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Vario is the leader of the group. He has taken down dark spirits before, and even been possessed by one, so he knows how to deal with them.

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Belisma is the guardian spirit of the lair, so it's her duty to destroy threats to the clan. She is also immune to the influence of other spirits.

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Justice's charge is a Nocturne, and she'll do anything to save her from the mimic. She's the only one in the party with the sheer willpower and conviction needed to defeat a powerful spirit.

(Story coming soon!)
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[size=5][b][color=156806]please read this i bled for it[/b][/size] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=46385805] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/463859/46385805_350.png[/img] [/url] [color=156806]Onella [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=47552835] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/475529/47552835_350.png[/img] [/url] Escherichia (Cher) (pretend she's fully gened oof) [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=6755141] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/67552/6755141_350.png[/img] [/url] Darktide [url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1glN6R3r0FE3C2D825qqF9rSRohZjw2yqKhHerA5Psvc/edit?usp=sharing]Read the lore by clicking here; I moved it to Drive because the forum post got so long lmAO[/url]
please read this i bled for it

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Onella

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Escherichia (Cher) (pretend she's fully gened oof)

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Darktide

Read the lore by clicking here; I moved it to Drive because the forum post got so long lmAO
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