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[center][b][u]Lore[/u][/b] [u]The Legend[/u] There is a rumor... Perhaps it is just a local legend, but few dragons or members of the beastclans dare to venture into the dense, evergreen forests of the Snowsquall Tundra. In particular, the northern woodlands, between the Frigid Floes and the Cloudscrape Crags. [i]That[/i] area in particular is known to be haunted. How do they know? "Haunted" sounds a little far-fetched, doesn't it? Well, there have been eye accounts to the ghosts living there, creeping in and disappearing like a late night fog. Skeptics claim that the witnesses were seeing things -- some trick of the light, or perhaps they mistook the ghosts for a more plausible creature. Even so, however, wandering to such wilds is ill-advised, and even the skeptics aren't sure enough to venture there. [u]The Pack[/u] Few dragons know the truth about this legend, which has only recently been established. The fact is that there really [i]is[/i] a pack of ghosts out there...kind of. Really, it's a pack of mirrors who look very ghostlike and who move about like specters. They also do claim to be ghosts, and many even believe that they are. However, they're as corporeal as any other. Just don't tell [i]them[/i] that. Or do. These "ghosts" are actually not malicious at all. In fact, their patriarch -- known in the tales as the Ghost King Idolon -- is quirky and has a screw or two loose, but is otherwise harmless and, in fact, friendly (even when he's attempting to be spooky.) In all likelihood, the worst that'll happen to you is that you'll wind up "haunted." That is, for the remainder of the duration of your stay in the ghosts' territory, Idolon will organize his pack and attempt to scare you with tricks, such as suddenly jumping at you from the shadows with a loud hiss and flared ears, or creating cold spots for you to walk into. (That is, cold even for the Southern Icefield. So, that's [i]cold[/i]!) After all, the pack has an image to maintain. Not to mention that Idolon sincerely believes he's a ghost, and feels the need to prove it if one of the living won't believe him. Why the image, you ask? Well, while Idolon himself doesn't mind getting to know other dragons -- corporeal or not -- is because of an agreement he has with his neighboring clan. Well, "neighboring" may not be the right word. The territory of the Clan of Hiemisfatum overlaps with the territory of the ghost pack. The two groups wound up forming an alliance, so the ghost pack can make use of the clan's resources, and the rumor of ghosts helps protect the clan from invaders. The two groups are on very friendly terms, and it was actually the leader of the clan who gave Idolon his name. (Idolon hasn't decided what to call himself, so the name Hiemisfatum gave him is the name that got around.) Idolon's mate and first hatchling also got "clan names" (each member of Hiemis' clan gets one upon joining.) EchoPlasma, Idolon's mate, is known as Ressomnus, and their eldest daughter, Willow, is known as Laterna. Discounting Idolon's, the ghosts' clan names aren't known outside of Hiemis' clan and the ghost pack. Despite the pack's close, familial nature, there [i]are[/i] members who choose to leave. No one tries to stop them, either, and, in fact, there is a member of the pack designated to show them along their way. That is the first daughter of the pack: Willow, known as "Willow the Wisp." Her job is to guide her younger siblings to their new resting places (that is, "homes") so that the restless spirits can safely find peace. Willow, herself, is rather good at keeping herself unseen from "mortal" eyes, and so only glimpses of her have ever been seen by dragons outside of the pack. There is one exception, though, since she doesn't try to hide herself from the Clan of Hiemisfatum. [u]Origins[/u] Idolon's story can be found [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=24762792]here[/url]. EchoPlasma's story can be found [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=25323129]here[/url]. Willow's story can be found [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=25810177]here[/url]. Read them, and you'll know the pack's origins! [b]Disclaimer[/b] While not required, it is recommended that you at least read the above 3 profiles if you plan on owning a Pack Ghost. [b]Clarification[/b] "Pack Ghosts" not to be confused with "Pac Ghosts," which are the ghosts from Pacman.[/center] [columns][b][u]Pack Ghost Qualifications[/u][/b] [b]Absolute[/b] Breed: Mirror Gender: Any Eyes: Ice, Lightning, Nature, Wind Primary Color: Pistachio Primary Genes: Basic, Iridescent, Jupiter Secondary Colors: Jade, Spearmint Secondary Genes: Current, Saturn Tertiary Colors: Azure to Jade Tertiary Genes: Spines, Thylacine, Smoke (Pistachio Tert+Jupiter ONLY) Lore: Descendants of [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=24762792]Idolon[/url] and [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=25323129]EchoPlasma[/url], whether directly or through their offspring, and likely having been a part of Idolon's pack at one point or other. [b]Variants[/b] [u]General Variant[/u] Breed: Mirror Gender: Any Eyes: Ice (preferred), Lightning, Nature, Wind Primary Color: Pistachio Primary Genes: Basic, Iridescent, Jupiter, Tapir Secondary Colors: Jade, Spearmint Secondary Genes: Current, Saturn, Safari, Bee, Striation Tertiary Colors: Denim to Swamp (excluding Shamrock) Tertiary Genes: Spines (Nature ONLY), Thylacine, Smoke Lore: Not descended from [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=24762792]Idolon[/url] and [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=25323129]EchoPlasma[/url], but from another pair of dragons with similar delusions. Or, being a dragon who developed such delusions him/herself, or just likes to take advantage of his/her appearance to pretend to be a ghost.[nextcol] [/columns] [columns][nextcol] [u]Pack Ghoul[/u] Breed: Mirror Gender: Any Eyes: Plague, Earth, Nature Primary Color: Seafoam Primary Gene: Iridescent Secondary Color: Algae Secondary Genes: Current, Daub, Freckle, Shimmer, Stripes Tertiary Color: White Tertiary Gene: Spines, Ghost, Scales Lore: The sworn enemies and natural predators of the Pack Ghosts. Their conflict is as legendary (among themselves -- not many outsiders actually know about it, which easily comes as a surprise to some of the more eccentric Pack Ghosts and Ghouls) as the one between the Plaguebringer and the Gladekeeper. Pack Ghouls, in actuality, are just as alive and well as Pack Ghosts -- and just as certain that they're undead. Pack Ghouls hunt Pack Ghosts -- their conflict is particularly intense in the Viridian Labyrinth, as both tend to live there -- in order to consume them. (In actuality, this results in harmless, toothless nomming, if one does manage to pin one down.) While Pack Ghosts are the "spirit" of one undead, Pack Ghouls are the corpse, and have gained a glistening residue all over their bodies, as well as an exposed skull and matching backbone spines. Their wings are also often dirty and rotting. Or so they believe, or pretend to believe. If the Pack Ghoul is aware that they're actually alive, they are just as likely to know that the Pack Ghosts are, too, and vise-versa. These Pack Ghouls tend to be into the facade for the fun of it, and are usually more competitive or playful than most Pack Ghosts, which are usually either apathetic or delusional. Pack Ghouls tend to run in packs -- albeit smaller ones than the Ghosts they hunt -- or are loners. If a large pack of Ghouls forms, it splits very quickly. Though Pack Ghouls are considered a variant of the Pack Ghost by the world at large, (or at least those who know about them; they're not as common as Pack Ghosts) Pack Ghouls and Pack Ghosts consider themselves entirely different subspecies -- or even different creatures altogether. Pack Ghouls also hate the preserving nature of Ice, and so never venture into the Souther Icefield if they can help it. They also severely dislike Fire, but to a much lesser extent. Abilities: Pack Ghouls [b]do not[/b] have the same abilities as Pack Ghosts, (excluding Nature Pack Ghouls) because of a lack of shared elements. Plague Pack Ghouls tend to fester more than other Pack Ghouls, and so disease clings to them. They are living bio hazards (when they choose to be) and are dangerous for non-Plague dragons to be around. Earth Pack Ghouls are particularly good at digging, and lying in wait partially buried underground. This hunting technique is similar to that of crocodilians, but in the ground rather than in water.[/columns] [columns] [b]Hybrids[/b] This section is for official Pack Ghost/Other hybrid specifications. [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2611394/1]Decaying Skeletons[/url] Hybrid Name: Decaying Ghosts Breed: Mirror Gender: Any Eyes: Plague is most common, but any element can fit into this depending on whether the dragon was, lore-wise, a Pack Ghost or a Decaying Skeleton first Primary Color: Pistachio Primary Gene: Iridescent Secondary Color: Eldritch Secondary Genes: Current, Saturn Tertiary Color: Maize to Moon Tertiary Gene: Scales Lore: Pack Ghosts who have succumbed to the same ailment as Decaying Skeletons, or Decaying Skeletons who gain the delusions of Pack Ghosts. (There is currently no Pack Ghoul version of this, but that may change.) An Absolute Pack Ghost who becomes this hybrid is exceptionally rare.[nextcol][/columns] [center][b]Other Variants/Hybrids may be discovered/specified in time.[/b][/center] [columns][nextcol] [b][u]Desirable Qualities[/u][/b] - "Misty" Pack Ghosts have Jupiter, Saturn, and Smoke genes. Having all 3 is considered desirable among Pack Ghosts, especially of the Ice or Wind elements. - Pack Ghosts who seem to display "tricks of the light" have the rare iridescent gene. - Nature Pack Ghosts with spines are respected among other Pack Ghosts. - Lightning Pack Ghosts with Cyan tertiary genes are revered among other Lightning Pack Ghosts. [b][u]Abilities[/u][/b] Depending on your Pack Ghost's element (Ice, Lightning, Nature, or Wind), he or she will have the following ability. This applies to both Absolutes and Variants. Ice is the most common element. [b]Ice:[/b] Creating cold spots. [b]Lightning:[/b] Manipulating energy. [b]Nature:[/b] Being venomous. [b]Wind:[/b] Being especially wispy. In addition to these, all Pack Ghosts are relatively good at sneaking around, and being quiet. Furthermore, being Mirrors, they are capable of seeing both normally, and with thermal vision. This aids them greatly in murky, dark, or otherwise hard-to-see-in conditions. This is especially advantageous to Ice dragons, who can confuse other Mirrors with their ability to wield the cold.[/columns] [b][u]Directory[/u][/b] [columns][u]Known Ghost Packs[/u] - Idolon's Pack User: [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=249516]Cryoluxa[/url] Produces: Absolutes Distributes?: Yes Location: Snowsquall Tundra Woods Relations: Allies with the Clan of Hiemisfatum - Abode of Agony User: [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=269375]Japachi[/url] Produces: Absolutes, General Variants (Non-Idolon origins) (only Absolutes are currently being produced.) Distributes?: Yes Location: The border between the Wandering Contagion and the Reedcleft Ascent Relations: N/A - Ocigám Onilomer User: [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=228363]Yoikien[/url] Produces: Absolutes, General Variants (Non-Idolon origins) Distributes?: Yes (in the future) Location: Between and somewhat encompassing part of the Reedcleft Ascent and the Crystalspine Reaches (considering moving closer to the Twisting Crescendo) Relations: Unrequited (as of yet) allies with Idolon's Pack - Zephyr Spectres User: [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=222012]Skyfyre[/url] Produces: Absolutes, General Variants (General Variant tertiary colors/genes) Distributes?: Yes Location: The Cloudsong, on a cliff and floating platforms that overlook the Sea of a Thousand Currents Relations: Loosely allied with Idolon's Pack - [nextcol][/columns] [columns][nextcol] [u]Known Pack Ghosts[/u] Absolutes - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=24762792]Idolon[/url] (Patriarch - Idolon's Pack) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=25323129]EchoPlasma[/url] (Matriarch - Idolon's Pack) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=25810177]Willow[/url] (Guide - Idolon's Pack) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=26164099]Wisp[/url] - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=27416437]Kryoskharon[/url] - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=26164100]Shizuka[/url] - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=26559462]Apparition[/url] (Matriarch - Abode of Agony) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=28972945]Phantasm[/url] (2nd in Command - Abode of Agony) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=29799443]Poe[/url] - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=29559373]Future[/url] - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=26559461]Sarabi[/url] (Zephyr Spectres) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=31079692]Miseria[/url] (Zephyr Spectres) - Variants/Hybrids - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=26072760]Essence[/url] (General Variant; not related to Idolon and EchoPlasma; Patriarch - Abode of Agony) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=28996386]Ryuu[/url] (General Variant; not related to Idolon and EchoPlasma; Patriarch - Ocigám Onilomer) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=31079690]Spercheus[/url] (Zephyr Spectres) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=31079691]Marrow[/url] (Zephyr Spectres) - [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=47233500]Phantasmagoria[/url] (General Variant; not related to Idolon and EchoPlasma) - [u]Moved On[/u] Exalted; Absolutes, Variants, and Hybrids all listed here, with general specification to what category each belongs to. (i.e., "Pack Ghost/Ghost Hybrid", "Absolute", or "Lore Variant - Coatl".) - [/columns] [center][b]Feel free to submit your ghosts/packs to the list![/b][/center] [b][u]How to Submit a Ghost/Pack to This Directory[/u][/b] Send me a PM with the following form filled out (please put N/A to questions that don't apply) (In textboxes for ease of copypaste.) [u]Pack Ghosts[/u] [code][b]Pack Ghost's name -[/b] [b]Absolute, Variant, or Hybrid? -[/b] [b]If Hybrid, what subspecies is the Pack Ghost combined with? -[/b] [b]If Variant, what makes the Pack Ghost different from an Absolute Pack Ghost? (i.e., Pack Ghoul, different tertiary color, etc.) -[/b] [b]Genetic Relation to Idolon and EchoPlasma I.e., granddaughter, son, etc.) -[/b] [b]Current Pack? (If the dragon is a loner, mark as N/A.) -[/b] [b]Role in Current Pack? (If the Pack Ghost doesn't have a specified role, then mark as N/A.) -[/b] [b]IF EXALTED please let me know which deity the Pack Ghost was exalted to. -[/b][/code] [u]Ghost Packs[/u] [code][b]Pack's name -[/b] [b]What sort of Pack Ghosts are in the pack? (Absolute/Variant/Hybrid; list all that apply, and please specify what sort of Variants/Hybrids your pack produces; i.e., "Absolute, Variant - non-Idolon origins, and Hybrid - Crescendo Clans." Ghoul Packs would be considered a pack of variants. [u]Pack Ghouls will never coexist in the same pack as Pack Ghosts.[/u]) -[/b] [b]Do Pack Ghosts from your pack ever leave? (i.e., do you sell your dragons?) Please answer "Yes" or "No." -[/b] [b]Where does your pack reside? (Please be as specific as possible. Note that the location must be somewhere in Sornieth. I.e., "The Shrieking Wilds.") -[/b] [b]Does your pack have any particular relations with other packs/clans? (i.e., "Yes; allied with Idolon's pack." Please only list relations with clans if the relationship with that clan is especially integral to that pack.) -[/b][/code] [u][b]Q&A[/b][/u] [b]Q:[/b] Where can I get a Pack Ghost? [b]A:[/b] I breed Idolon and EchoPlasma to make Absolute Pack Ghosts. There are usually Pack Ghosts available in my hatchery, so feel free to ask to be put on their pinglist. Also, other hatcheries or breeding pairs will be listed on this thread. [b]Q:[/b] I want to breed Pack Ghosts! But am I allowed to? [b]A:[/b] Of course! Just make sure to follow the requirements, and to label your ghosts properly. (I.e., as a General Variant and what makes your ghost pair a variant pair.) Also, I'd appreciate it if you contacted me to tell me about your breeding pair and ask any other questions you may have about them. [b]Q:[/b] I bought a Pack Ghost, but I changed its breed/genes. Is it still a Pack Ghost? [b]A:[/b] [i]In part[/i] this depends on who the ghost's parents were. The closer they are to Idolon and EchoPlasma, the tighter their familial bonds will be to them, kind of like how many generations apart dragons have to be for the breeding mechanic. However, technically speaking, the dragon would take a step down from "Absolute." So, if the dragon was already a Variant, it wouldn't be considered a Pack Ghost anymore (provided its genes don't match with "Variant" gene specifications.) If it was an Absolute beforehand, it would become a Variant [i]in lore only.[/i] (Known as a "Lore Variant.") [b]Q:[/b] You keep talking about familial bonds. What if my dragon's a rebel who wants to distance him/herself from the family? [b]A:[/b] That's totally up to you (unless the dragon had lore to the contrary beforehand and there was nothing to prompt such a sudden change in heart.) However, that doesn't mean that other Pack Ghosts won't still feel a sense of "one of us" around your dragon. [b]Q:[/b] Does my Pack Ghost have to be living? [b]A:[/b] Pack Ghosts that are actual ghosts would be considered a Hybrid with other ghostly subspecies. Please look [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gde/1771018]here[/url] to see which subspecies fits your Hybrid Pack Ghost fits best. Otherwise, it follows the same rules as changing breed/genes. [b]Q:[/b] If my Pack Ghost is listed in your directory and I change something about it that changes its status, or I sell it/exalt it, do I need to tell you about it? [b]A:[/b] [i]Yes,[/i] please do. I want to keep this directory up to date, and if another user gets involved, it's important that he or she understands just what they've purchased. (So please let him or her know if you give/trade/sell him/her a Pack Ghost.) [b]Q:[/b] What's a "Lore Variant" and how is it different from a "Variant?" [b]A:[/b] A Lore Variant is a dragon that used to be a Pack Ghost Absolute, but had a gene or breed change that didn't meet the Pack Ghost Variant specifications. A Pack Ghost Absolute that changes its genes to something within the Pack Ghost Variant specifications, but not within the Pack Ghost Absolute specifications, becomes a Pack Ghost Variant. If it changes something but remains within the Pack Ghost Absolute specifications, then it remains a Pack Ghost Absolute. If a Pack Ghost Variant changes its genes/breed to something outside of the Pack Ghost Variant specifications, it ceases to be a Pack Ghost. Pack Ghosts [i]can[/i] become Pack Ghouls if their colors/genes change to match Pack Ghoul specifications, but the lore repercussions are huge. [b]Q:[/b] What if I change my dragon's colors? [b]A:[/b] Same as above, to a degree. Just check to see if it still meets the specifications. However, even Pack Ghost Absolutes will cease to be Pack Ghosts if their colors no longer fit the Pack Ghost specifications, and will not become any sort of Variant until the colors meet the criteria again. [b]Q:[/b] I changed my dragon's colors/breed/genes from something else, and now he/she fits Pack Ghost requirements! Can he/she become a Pack Ghost? [b]A:[/b] Yes! Just make sure to find the type that your dragon fits into. (I.e., if the dragon has no genetic relation to Idolon and EchoPlasma, it will be a Variant.) [b]Q:[/b] I have a Pack Ghost breeding pair! Am I allowed to form another pack? [b]A:[/b] Yes! As Pack Ghosts spread throughout Sornieth, it makes sense that some might start their own packs. It also makes sense that dragons with a similar mindset as Idolon would start their own packs. Just make sure to stay true to the specifications for Pack Ghosts listed here. [b]Q:[/b] I have a Ghost Pack! Can my pack ally with/have rivalries with/be enemies with other packs? [b]A:[/b] Of course! Packs are communal by nature, which means that such relationships are bound to form. Just make sure that you don't break established canon, and that you follow the specifications for what constitutes a Pack Ghost (Absolutes and Variants included) as per the subspecies. [b]Q:[/b] Are Pack Ghosts who are directly descended from my breeding pair automatically considered Absolutes? [b]A:[/b] No. Absolute Pack Ghosts must meet the Absolute Pack Ghost specifications listed here, even if they originated from another pack that has never heard of Idolon's pack. [b]Q:[/b] Can I submit someone else's Pack Ghost/Hatchery/etc. for him/her? [b]A:[/b] No. If you see someone selling Pack Ghosts or something, you may contact the other person about it, but please let that person decide what to do about his or her dragons/business. They can speak for themselves. The only exception to this is if you're acting as a translator because of a foreign language. (I'm an English-speaker and am not very fluent in any other language.) [b]Q:[/b] Should I ping you on this thread or are you subscribed to it? [b]A:[/b] I'm subscribed to it, but pings are probably okay. (We'll see after it happens what my preference is. XD So, this may change.) But really, a better way to contact me is probably through PM. [b]Q:[/b] Do both dragons in my breeding pair have to be descendants of Idolon and EchoPlasma for them to produce Absolutes? [b]A:[/b] Not at all! Only one parent has to be descended from them. [center][b]If you have any more questions, feel free to send me a PM![/b] [b][u]Where to get Pack Ghosts[/u][/b] [center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2022044/]Cryo's Lore Hatchery[/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/baz/2011274/1] Dark Winds Hatchery[/url][/center] [b][u]Related Links/Affiliates[/u][/b] [center] [Url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gde/1771018][img]http://orig08.deviantart.net/36a5/f/2016/081/d/f/subspecies1_by_myserpentine-d9w4m9m.png[/IMG][/url] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2085891/1][img]http://i.imgur.com/hWPi0Ar.png[/img][/url] [/center] [b][u]Credits[/u][/b] - Concept and written work by me, Cryoluxa. (Will add more as more applies!)
Lore


The Legend

There is a rumor...

Perhaps it is just a local legend, but few dragons or members of the beastclans dare to venture into the dense, evergreen forests of the Snowsquall Tundra. In particular, the northern woodlands, between the Frigid Floes and the Cloudscrape Crags. That area in particular is known to be haunted.

How do they know? "Haunted" sounds a little far-fetched, doesn't it? Well, there have been eye accounts to the ghosts living there, creeping in and disappearing like a late night fog.

Skeptics claim that the witnesses were seeing things -- some trick of the light, or perhaps they mistook the ghosts for a more plausible creature. Even so, however, wandering to such wilds is ill-advised, and even the skeptics aren't sure enough to venture there.


The Pack

Few dragons know the truth about this legend, which has only recently been established. The fact is that there really is a pack of ghosts out there...kind of.

Really, it's a pack of mirrors who look very ghostlike and who move about like specters. They also do claim to be ghosts, and many even believe that they are. However, they're as corporeal as any other. Just don't tell them that.

Or do. These "ghosts" are actually not malicious at all. In fact, their patriarch -- known in the tales as the Ghost King Idolon -- is quirky and has a screw or two loose, but is otherwise harmless and, in fact, friendly (even when he's attempting to be spooky.) In all likelihood, the worst that'll happen to you is that you'll wind up "haunted." That is, for the remainder of the duration of your stay in the ghosts' territory, Idolon will organize his pack and attempt to scare you with tricks, such as suddenly jumping at you from the shadows with a loud hiss and flared ears, or creating cold spots for you to walk into. (That is, cold even for the Southern Icefield. So, that's cold!) After all, the pack has an image to maintain. Not to mention that Idolon sincerely believes he's a ghost, and feels the need to prove it if one of the living won't believe him.

Why the image, you ask? Well, while Idolon himself doesn't mind getting to know other dragons -- corporeal or not -- is because of an agreement he has with his neighboring clan. Well, "neighboring" may not be the right word. The territory of the Clan of Hiemisfatum overlaps with the territory of the ghost pack. The two groups wound up forming an alliance, so the ghost pack can make use of the clan's resources, and the rumor of ghosts helps protect the clan from invaders. The two groups are on very friendly terms, and it was actually the leader of the clan who gave Idolon his name. (Idolon hasn't decided what to call himself, so the name Hiemisfatum gave him is the name that got around.) Idolon's mate and first hatchling also got "clan names" (each member of Hiemis' clan gets one upon joining.) EchoPlasma, Idolon's mate, is known as Ressomnus, and their eldest daughter, Willow, is known as Laterna. Discounting Idolon's, the ghosts' clan names aren't known outside of Hiemis' clan and the ghost pack.

Despite the pack's close, familial nature, there are members who choose to leave. No one tries to stop them, either, and, in fact, there is a member of the pack designated to show them along their way. That is the first daughter of the pack: Willow, known as "Willow the Wisp." Her job is to guide her younger siblings to their new resting places (that is, "homes") so that the restless spirits can safely find peace. Willow, herself, is rather good at keeping herself unseen from "mortal" eyes, and so only glimpses of her have ever been seen by dragons outside of the pack. There is one exception, though, since she doesn't try to hide herself from the Clan of Hiemisfatum.

Origins

Idolon's story can be found here.
EchoPlasma's story can be found here.
Willow's story can be found here.

Read them, and you'll know the pack's origins!


Disclaimer
While not required, it is recommended that you at least read the above 3 profiles if you plan on owning a Pack Ghost.

Clarification
"Pack Ghosts" not to be confused with "Pac Ghosts," which are the ghosts from Pacman.

Pack Ghost Qualifications


Absolute

Breed: Mirror
Gender: Any
Eyes: Ice, Lightning, Nature, Wind
Primary Color: Pistachio
Primary Genes: Basic, Iridescent, Jupiter
Secondary Colors: Jade, Spearmint
Secondary Genes: Current, Saturn
Tertiary Colors: Azure to Jade
Tertiary Genes: Spines, Thylacine, Smoke (Pistachio Tert+Jupiter ONLY)
Lore: Descendants of Idolon and EchoPlasma, whether directly or through their offspring, and likely having been a part of Idolon's pack at one point or other.


Variants

General Variant

Breed: Mirror
Gender: Any
Eyes: Ice (preferred), Lightning, Nature, Wind
Primary Color: Pistachio
Primary Genes: Basic, Iridescent, Jupiter, Tapir
Secondary Colors: Jade, Spearmint
Secondary Genes: Current, Saturn, Safari, Bee, Striation
Tertiary Colors: Denim to Swamp (excluding Shamrock)
Tertiary Genes: Spines (Nature ONLY), Thylacine, Smoke
Lore: Not descended from Idolon and EchoPlasma, but from another pair of dragons with similar delusions. Or, being a dragon who developed such delusions him/herself, or just likes to take advantage of his/her appearance to pretend to be a ghost.

Pack Ghoul

Breed: Mirror
Gender: Any
Eyes: Plague, Earth, Nature
Primary Color: Seafoam
Primary Gene: Iridescent
Secondary Color: Algae
Secondary Genes: Current, Daub, Freckle, Shimmer, Stripes
Tertiary Color: White
Tertiary Gene: Spines, Ghost, Scales
Lore: The sworn enemies and natural predators of the Pack Ghosts. Their conflict is as legendary (among themselves -- not many outsiders actually know about it, which easily comes as a surprise to some of the more eccentric Pack Ghosts and Ghouls) as the one between the Plaguebringer and the Gladekeeper. Pack Ghouls, in actuality, are just as alive and well as Pack Ghosts -- and just as certain that they're undead. Pack Ghouls hunt Pack Ghosts -- their conflict is particularly intense in the Viridian Labyrinth, as both tend to live there -- in order to consume them. (In actuality, this results in harmless, toothless nomming, if one does manage to pin one down.) While Pack Ghosts are the "spirit" of one undead, Pack Ghouls are the corpse, and have gained a glistening residue all over their bodies, as well as an exposed skull and matching backbone spines. Their wings are also often dirty and rotting. Or so they believe, or pretend to believe. If the Pack Ghoul is aware that they're actually alive, they are just as likely to know that the Pack Ghosts are, too, and vise-versa. These Pack Ghouls tend to be into the facade for the fun of it, and are usually more competitive or playful than most Pack Ghosts, which are usually either apathetic or delusional. Pack Ghouls tend to run in packs -- albeit smaller ones than the Ghosts they hunt -- or are loners. If a large pack of Ghouls forms, it splits very quickly. Though Pack Ghouls are considered a variant of the Pack Ghost by the world at large, (or at least those who know about them; they're not as common as Pack Ghosts) Pack Ghouls and Pack Ghosts consider themselves entirely different subspecies -- or even different creatures altogether. Pack Ghouls also hate the preserving nature of Ice, and so never venture into the Souther Icefield if they can help it. They also severely dislike Fire, but to a much lesser extent.
Abilities: Pack Ghouls do not have the same abilities as Pack Ghosts, (excluding Nature Pack Ghouls) because of a lack of shared elements. Plague Pack Ghouls tend to fester more than other Pack Ghouls, and so disease clings to them. They are living bio hazards (when they choose to be) and are dangerous for non-Plague dragons to be around. Earth Pack Ghouls are particularly good at digging, and lying in wait partially buried underground. This hunting technique is similar to that of crocodilians, but in the ground rather than in water.

Hybrids

This section is for official Pack Ghost/Other hybrid specifications.


Decaying Skeletons

Hybrid Name: Decaying Ghosts
Breed: Mirror
Gender: Any
Eyes: Plague is most common, but any element can fit into this depending on whether the dragon was, lore-wise, a Pack Ghost or a Decaying Skeleton first
Primary Color: Pistachio
Primary Gene: Iridescent
Secondary Color: Eldritch
Secondary Genes: Current, Saturn
Tertiary Color: Maize to Moon
Tertiary Gene: Scales
Lore: Pack Ghosts who have succumbed to the same ailment as Decaying Skeletons, or Decaying Skeletons who gain the delusions of Pack Ghosts. (There is currently no Pack Ghoul version of this, but that may change.) An Absolute Pack Ghost who becomes this hybrid is exceptionally rare.


Other Variants/Hybrids may be discovered/specified in time.

Desirable Qualities

- "Misty" Pack Ghosts have Jupiter, Saturn, and Smoke genes. Having all 3 is considered desirable among Pack Ghosts, especially of the Ice or Wind elements.
- Pack Ghosts who seem to display "tricks of the light" have the rare iridescent gene.
- Nature Pack Ghosts with spines are respected among other Pack Ghosts.
- Lightning Pack Ghosts with Cyan tertiary genes are revered among other Lightning Pack Ghosts.



Abilities
Depending on your Pack Ghost's element (Ice, Lightning, Nature, or Wind), he or she will have the following ability. This applies to both Absolutes and Variants. Ice is the most common element.

Ice: Creating cold spots.
Lightning: Manipulating energy.
Nature: Being venomous.
Wind: Being especially wispy.

In addition to these, all Pack Ghosts are relatively good at sneaking around, and being quiet. Furthermore, being Mirrors, they are capable of seeing both normally, and with thermal vision. This aids them greatly in murky, dark, or otherwise hard-to-see-in conditions. This is especially advantageous to Ice dragons, who can confuse other Mirrors with their ability to wield the cold.


Directory

Known Ghost Packs

- Idolon's Pack
User: Cryoluxa
Produces: Absolutes
Distributes?: Yes
Location: Snowsquall Tundra Woods
Relations: Allies with the Clan of Hiemisfatum

- Abode of Agony
User: Japachi
Produces: Absolutes, General Variants (Non-Idolon origins) (only Absolutes are currently being produced.)
Distributes?: Yes
Location: The border between the Wandering Contagion and the Reedcleft Ascent
Relations: N/A

- Ocigám Onilomer
User: Yoikien
Produces: Absolutes, General Variants (Non-Idolon origins)
Distributes?: Yes (in the future)
Location: Between and somewhat encompassing part of the Reedcleft Ascent and the Crystalspine Reaches (considering moving closer to the Twisting Crescendo)
Relations: Unrequited (as of yet) allies with Idolon's Pack

- Zephyr Spectres
User: Skyfyre
Produces: Absolutes, General Variants (General Variant tertiary colors/genes)
Distributes?: Yes
Location: The Cloudsong, on a cliff and floating platforms that overlook the Sea of a Thousand Currents
Relations: Loosely allied with Idolon's Pack

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Known Pack Ghosts

Absolutes

- Idolon (Patriarch - Idolon's Pack)
- EchoPlasma (Matriarch - Idolon's Pack)
- Willow (Guide - Idolon's Pack)
- Wisp
- Kryoskharon
- Shizuka
- Apparition (Matriarch - Abode of Agony)
- Phantasm (2nd in Command - Abode of Agony)
- Poe
- Future
- Sarabi (Zephyr Spectres)
- Miseria (Zephyr Spectres)
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Variants/Hybrids

- Essence (General Variant; not related to Idolon and EchoPlasma; Patriarch - Abode of Agony)
- Ryuu (General Variant; not related to Idolon and EchoPlasma; Patriarch - Ocigám Onilomer)
- Spercheus (Zephyr Spectres)
- Marrow (Zephyr Spectres)
- Phantasmagoria (General Variant; not related to Idolon and EchoPlasma)
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Moved On
Exalted; Absolutes, Variants, and Hybrids all listed here, with general specification to what category each belongs to. (i.e., "Pack Ghost/Ghost Hybrid", "Absolute", or "Lore Variant - Coatl".)

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Feel free to submit your ghosts/packs to the list!



How to Submit a Ghost/Pack to This Directory
Send me a PM with the following form filled out (please put N/A to questions that don't apply)
(In textboxes for ease of copypaste.)

Pack Ghosts
Code:
[b]Pack Ghost's name -[/b] [b]Absolute, Variant, or Hybrid? -[/b] [b]If Hybrid, what subspecies is the Pack Ghost combined with? -[/b] [b]If Variant, what makes the Pack Ghost different from an Absolute Pack Ghost? (i.e., Pack Ghoul, different tertiary color, etc.) -[/b] [b]Genetic Relation to Idolon and EchoPlasma I.e., granddaughter, son, etc.) -[/b] [b]Current Pack? (If the dragon is a loner, mark as N/A.) -[/b] [b]Role in Current Pack? (If the Pack Ghost doesn't have a specified role, then mark as N/A.) -[/b] [b]IF EXALTED please let me know which deity the Pack Ghost was exalted to. -[/b]

Ghost Packs
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[b]Pack's name -[/b] [b]What sort of Pack Ghosts are in the pack? (Absolute/Variant/Hybrid; list all that apply, and please specify what sort of Variants/Hybrids your pack produces; i.e., "Absolute, Variant - non-Idolon origins, and Hybrid - Crescendo Clans." Ghoul Packs would be considered a pack of variants. [u]Pack Ghouls will never coexist in the same pack as Pack Ghosts.[/u]) -[/b] [b]Do Pack Ghosts from your pack ever leave? (i.e., do you sell your dragons?) Please answer "Yes" or "No." -[/b] [b]Where does your pack reside? (Please be as specific as possible. Note that the location must be somewhere in Sornieth. I.e., "The Shrieking Wilds.") -[/b] [b]Does your pack have any particular relations with other packs/clans? (i.e., "Yes; allied with Idolon's pack." Please only list relations with clans if the relationship with that clan is especially integral to that pack.) -[/b]

Q&A

Q: Where can I get a Pack Ghost?
A: I breed Idolon and EchoPlasma to make Absolute Pack Ghosts. There are usually Pack Ghosts available in my hatchery, so feel free to ask to be put on their pinglist. Also, other hatcheries or breeding pairs will be listed on this thread.

Q: I want to breed Pack Ghosts! But am I allowed to?
A: Of course! Just make sure to follow the requirements, and to label your ghosts properly. (I.e., as a General Variant and what makes your ghost pair a variant pair.) Also, I'd appreciate it if you contacted me to tell me about your breeding pair and ask any other questions you may have about them.

Q: I bought a Pack Ghost, but I changed its breed/genes. Is it still a Pack Ghost?
A: In part this depends on who the ghost's parents were. The closer they are to Idolon and EchoPlasma, the tighter their familial bonds will be to them, kind of like how many generations apart dragons have to be for the breeding mechanic. However, technically speaking, the dragon would take a step down from "Absolute." So, if the dragon was already a Variant, it wouldn't be considered a Pack Ghost anymore (provided its genes don't match with "Variant" gene specifications.) If it was an Absolute beforehand, it would become a Variant in lore only. (Known as a "Lore Variant.")

Q: You keep talking about familial bonds. What if my dragon's a rebel who wants to distance him/herself from the family?
A: That's totally up to you (unless the dragon had lore to the contrary beforehand and there was nothing to prompt such a sudden change in heart.) However, that doesn't mean that other Pack Ghosts won't still feel a sense of "one of us" around your dragon.

Q: Does my Pack Ghost have to be living?
A: Pack Ghosts that are actual ghosts would be considered a Hybrid with other ghostly subspecies. Please look here to see which subspecies fits your Hybrid Pack Ghost fits best. Otherwise, it follows the same rules as changing breed/genes.

Q: If my Pack Ghost is listed in your directory and I change something about it that changes its status, or I sell it/exalt it, do I need to tell you about it?
A: Yes, please do. I want to keep this directory up to date, and if another user gets involved, it's important that he or she understands just what they've purchased. (So please let him or her know if you give/trade/sell him/her a Pack Ghost.)

Q: What's a "Lore Variant" and how is it different from a "Variant?"
A: A Lore Variant is a dragon that used to be a Pack Ghost Absolute, but had a gene or breed change that didn't meet the Pack Ghost Variant specifications. A Pack Ghost Absolute that changes its genes to something within the Pack Ghost Variant specifications, but not within the Pack Ghost Absolute specifications, becomes a Pack Ghost Variant. If it changes something but remains within the Pack Ghost Absolute specifications, then it remains a Pack Ghost Absolute. If a Pack Ghost Variant changes its genes/breed to something outside of the Pack Ghost Variant specifications, it ceases to be a Pack Ghost. Pack Ghosts can become Pack Ghouls if their colors/genes change to match Pack Ghoul specifications, but the lore repercussions are huge.

Q: What if I change my dragon's colors?
A: Same as above, to a degree. Just check to see if it still meets the specifications. However, even Pack Ghost Absolutes will cease to be Pack Ghosts if their colors no longer fit the Pack Ghost specifications, and will not become any sort of Variant until the colors meet the criteria again.

Q: I changed my dragon's colors/breed/genes from something else, and now he/she fits Pack Ghost requirements! Can he/she become a Pack Ghost?
A: Yes! Just make sure to find the type that your dragon fits into. (I.e., if the dragon has no genetic relation to Idolon and EchoPlasma, it will be a Variant.)

Q: I have a Pack Ghost breeding pair! Am I allowed to form another pack?
A: Yes! As Pack Ghosts spread throughout Sornieth, it makes sense that some might start their own packs. It also makes sense that dragons with a similar mindset as Idolon would start their own packs. Just make sure to stay true to the specifications for Pack Ghosts listed here.

Q: I have a Ghost Pack! Can my pack ally with/have rivalries with/be enemies with other packs?
A: Of course! Packs are communal by nature, which means that such relationships are bound to form. Just make sure that you don't break established canon, and that you follow the specifications for what constitutes a Pack Ghost (Absolutes and Variants included) as per the subspecies.

Q: Are Pack Ghosts who are directly descended from my breeding pair automatically considered Absolutes?
A: No. Absolute Pack Ghosts must meet the Absolute Pack Ghost specifications listed here, even if they originated from another pack that has never heard of Idolon's pack.

Q: Can I submit someone else's Pack Ghost/Hatchery/etc. for him/her?
A: No. If you see someone selling Pack Ghosts or something, you may contact the other person about it, but please let that person decide what to do about his or her dragons/business. They can speak for themselves. The only exception to this is if you're acting as a translator because of a foreign language. (I'm an English-speaker and am not very fluent in any other language.)

Q: Should I ping you on this thread or are you subscribed to it?
A: I'm subscribed to it, but pings are probably okay. (We'll see after it happens what my preference is. XD So, this may change.) But really, a better way to contact me is probably through PM.

Q: Do both dragons in my breeding pair have to be descendants of Idolon and EchoPlasma for them to produce Absolutes?
A: Not at all! Only one parent has to be descended from them.


If you have any more questions, feel free to send me a PM!


Where to get Pack Ghosts



Related Links/Affiliates
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Credits

- Concept and written work by me, Cryoluxa.
(Will add more as more applies!)
[b][u]Updates![/u][/b] 11/15/2016 - Thread complete! 11/23/2016 - Pack Ghosts are an [b]official[/b] subspecies! 11/23/2016 - Added first Pack Ghost residing outside of Idolon's pack to the directory! 11/28/2016 - Finished spiffing up the page with custom dividers etc.! 11/28/2016 - Adjusted the "abilities" section to include more detail on the Mirrors' eyes. 12/3/2016 - Added the first Ghost Pack to form (apart from Idolon's) to the directory! 12/7/2016 - Began planning for the first (annual?) Ghosts of Christmas Packs event! 12/10/2016 - The first official Pack Ghost Hybrid is [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2059772]pending[/url]! 12/16/2016 - New Pack Ghost Variant added! 12/16/2016 - The first official Pack Ghost Hybrid is up! 12/17/2016 - The first General Variant Pack Ghost was added to the directory! 12/19/2016 - The (first annual?) Ghost of Christmas Packs event is underway! 12/19/2016 - New official Pack Ghost badge available! 12/20/2016 - Idolon finally decided to refer to himself as Idolon...and thinks he's called himself that since the beginning... 12/25/2016 - The (first annual?) Ghosts of Christmas Packs event concluded. It was a fair success! 10/31/2017 - The first Halloween Pack Ghosts were hatched, and among them, the first iridescent hatch from Idolon and EchoPlasma! 10/31/2017 - Safari and Bee added to the possible General Variant Pack Ghost secondary genes! 11/1/2017 - Tapir and Striation added to the possible General Variant Pack Ghost primary and secondary genes! 6/2/2018 - All images broke. We are plain now. [b][u]Badge[/u][/b] [s]Have a Pack Ghost? Feel free to show off how official it is with this badge![/s] Want to make a badge for Pack Ghosts? We'd love to feature it for our Pack Ghost owners! [code]Nothing to see here yet.[/code]
Updates!

11/15/2016 - Thread complete!
11/23/2016 - Pack Ghosts are an official subspecies!
11/23/2016 - Added first Pack Ghost residing outside of Idolon's pack to the directory!
11/28/2016 - Finished spiffing up the page with custom dividers etc.!
11/28/2016 - Adjusted the "abilities" section to include more detail on the Mirrors' eyes.
12/3/2016 - Added the first Ghost Pack to form (apart from Idolon's) to the directory!
12/7/2016 - Began planning for the first (annual?) Ghosts of Christmas Packs event!
12/10/2016 - The first official Pack Ghost Hybrid is pending!
12/16/2016 - New Pack Ghost Variant added!
12/16/2016 - The first official Pack Ghost Hybrid is up!
12/17/2016 - The first General Variant Pack Ghost was added to the directory!
12/19/2016 - The (first annual?) Ghost of Christmas Packs event is underway!
12/19/2016 - New official Pack Ghost badge available!
12/20/2016 - Idolon finally decided to refer to himself as Idolon...and thinks he's called himself that since the beginning...
12/25/2016 - The (first annual?) Ghosts of Christmas Packs event concluded. It was a fair success!
10/31/2017 - The first Halloween Pack Ghosts were hatched, and among them, the first iridescent hatch from Idolon and EchoPlasma!
10/31/2017 - Safari and Bee added to the possible General Variant Pack Ghost secondary genes!
11/1/2017 - Tapir and Striation added to the possible General Variant Pack Ghost primary and secondary genes!
6/2/2018 - All images broke. We are plain now.


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OMG thank you for pinging me! I love this subspecies!! And their lore!!!!!! :DDDD
OMG thank you for pinging me! I love this subspecies!! And their lore!!!!!! :DDDD
Wanna art trade?
@Yoikien

I had a hunch you might. :) And thank you for the compliments.
@Yoikien

I had a hunch you might. :) And thank you for the compliments.
Ahsjajdjlajd i want to bump this XD
But I can't D:
(Idk if this can be considered as a bump or?)
But iDK MAN i like this too much to get this unnoticed :y
put in your hachery a link to this! I'll help you bumpin' your sale post!
(Edit oh nvm i see you already did XD)
(WelL are you ok with the bumpin' thing? :0, if yes ill start! If not im ok! :D)
Ahsjajdjlajd i want to bump this XD
But I can't D:
(Idk if this can be considered as a bump or?)
But iDK MAN i like this too much to get this unnoticed :y
put in your hachery a link to this! I'll help you bumpin' your sale post!
(Edit oh nvm i see you already did XD)
(WelL are you ok with the bumpin' thing? :0, if yes ill start! If not im ok! :D)
Wanna art trade?
@Yoikien

Heheheh! Well, I'm glad you like it so much! But really, I don't mind the thread not being on page 1 of Dragon Share. Personally, I think a better way to get the word out is in Dragons Wanted, and in talking about Pack Ghosts with people you think would be interested in the subspecies.

Though, I have to warn you, that the subspecies is still pending. I haven't gotten word back yet from NocturneAlley that the subspecies is official yet. Maybe I should shoot over a PM...
@Yoikien

Heheheh! Well, I'm glad you like it so much! But really, I don't mind the thread not being on page 1 of Dragon Share. Personally, I think a better way to get the word out is in Dragons Wanted, and in talking about Pack Ghosts with people you think would be interested in the subspecies.

Though, I have to warn you, that the subspecies is still pending. I haven't gotten word back yet from NocturneAlley that the subspecies is official yet. Maybe I should shoot over a PM...
Yeah maybe you should! :D
tho if they dont get to the subspecies status... that would mean you´ll have to work a little bit or expand more in their lore( and or genes idk)! Dont lose hope!

maybe i can help you givin´ ideas and lair space XD?
tho i can/will boop ur sale post n look in the dragon wanted XD
Yeah maybe you should! :D
tho if they dont get to the subspecies status... that would mean you´ll have to work a little bit or expand more in their lore( and or genes idk)! Dont lose hope!

maybe i can help you givin´ ideas and lair space XD?
tho i can/will boop ur sale post n look in the dragon wanted XD
Wanna art trade?
@Cryoluxa I didn't even know there was a place to make a subspecies official ._.

On another note: I need one of these :o Do you have any for sale right now?
@Cryoluxa I didn't even know there was a place to make a subspecies official ._.

On another note: I need one of these :o Do you have any for sale right now?
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@Cyberstrike @Yoikien

Well, I know you had to submit it to the directory for Ice Flight and get Ice subspecies approved that way for them to be official. (Tried that route initially and was told that Pack Ghosts weren't Ice-specific enough, which was helpful feedback, so now I'm just making them a general one.) I'm really not entirely sure if submitting the subspecies is required for it to be an official general subspecies or if it just adds you to the list, but I'm going to do my best to do this right. So, erring on the side of caution. (Also, shot over the PM, asked the question. We'll see what happens. :))

Also, Cyberstrike, indeed, I am selling them. :) I have 4 available right now, and they're priced relatively low, I think. Go ahead and check out my hatchery to browse, and let me know if you find one you like. Thank you for your interest in Pack Ghosts!
@Cyberstrike @Yoikien

Well, I know you had to submit it to the directory for Ice Flight and get Ice subspecies approved that way for them to be official. (Tried that route initially and was told that Pack Ghosts weren't Ice-specific enough, which was helpful feedback, so now I'm just making them a general one.) I'm really not entirely sure if submitting the subspecies is required for it to be an official general subspecies or if it just adds you to the list, but I'm going to do my best to do this right. So, erring on the side of caution. (Also, shot over the PM, asked the question. We'll see what happens. :))

Also, Cyberstrike, indeed, I am selling them. :) I have 4 available right now, and they're priced relatively low, I think. Go ahead and check out my hatchery to browse, and let me know if you find one you like. Thank you for your interest in Pack Ghosts!
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