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[center][b]Effluvial Crow (Plague)[/b] [b]Species Standard[/b][/center] [center] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726/44#post_43260472][size=2][color=red][b]What's new? 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[/LIST] [/columns][/indent] [b]Appearances/Lore[/b] [LIST] [*]Their namesake is twofold. The first originates from the bittersweet smell of smoke and rot that emanates from their tainted claws when they secrete their trademark strain of virus. The second is the smell of carnage that they leave in their wake from the destruction and bloodshed. [*]Very social and loyal to their clan, they have a crow-like protective nature for those they consider family. Most Crows carry an imposing reputation, and finding one of their red feathers nearby is considered a bad omen. [*][b]Contagion effects: [/b]Enhanced strength, bloodlust, fever, confusion (occurs/worsens over time, length of time varies from individual willpower or innate resistance). [*]Their dark, sleek bodies are adorn with light streaks that distort them during combat. This makes it hard to judge their distance, or accurately keep track of them when aiming or dodging. Additionally, their short, silken down makes them almost oil-slick and difficult to grab. [*]Rune-like markings are a naturally occurring pattern that can vary from earthy tones, to reds, and the copper-blue variants are signs of particularly gifted individuals. They normally harbour very little magic outside of the one naturally residing within their striking wings. [*]Combat obsessed, many Crows can be found roaming the edges of The Wandering Contagion luring out and infecting stray or foreign dragons whom they consider to be “worthy foes” in order to push them into what they believe to be “a pure fight”. [*]They use their infection as a means to draw out the fullest of their opponent’s strengths, then claim their bones as prizes. If the foe turns out to be too strong, they will not hesitate to flee and leave the rampaging dragon there as a testament to the potency of the Plaguemother’s strain. Creating an exceptional opponent is as much of a point of pride as defeating one. [center] [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=8&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=0&gender=1&tert=124&tertgene=14&winggene=22&wings=168&auth=522fb84b326e951500436d5882505145c69f4455&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [*]Rare copper-blue variants [i](tarnish/copper tertiary)[/i] are known to appear. Highly desirable, they are the subspecies standard for the epitome of “beauty” among their own kind. They can make a good living selling or trading their feathers to other Crows, but those who choose not to are viewed as an even more valuable prize worth fighting over. [/LIST] [b]Social[/b] [LIST] [*]Young are often reared under strict training regimes before they leave the nest (level 25), but early separation from parents can result in “strays” whose survival chances are significantly lower due to the frailness of their body in early life. Adults are quick to adopt strays if found, as opposed to abandoning them. They are very protective of their own kind in order to ensure success and survival of the species. They will help strengthen one another even if they originate from different clans. [*]Mages hold a lower social standing upon first impressions. It is an opinion can be swiftly challenged and changed on the battlefield. However… if one loses, they risk being demoted to home decorator and landscaper. Monks are regarded as lone wolves and may be considered as such at first. It is more a misunderstood anomaly rather than a defect . Both of them are regarded as deviants differing from the common berserker warriors. [*]Loves to collect red feathers and gold, prefers the former as gifts and the latter as currency. The odd magpie characteristic is embedded deep within their nature, and their lairs or private quarters are strewn with them. [*]Overall blunt and very straightforward personalities, they do not understand the need for airs and graces, but nor are they intentionally arrogant or rude as a result. They simply prefer to pass off diplomatic situations onto to the nearest Coatl. Crows naturally resonate better with others on the battlefield or through a friendly spar, no different than other Wildclaws, only varying in added intensity. [/LIST] [b]Combat[/b] Common Builds for Lore[i] (not mandatory)[/i]: [center][item=scratch] [item=rally]or[item=haste][item=eliminate][item=contuse][item=reflect] [item=berserker][item=berserker][item=berserker] [item=ambush][item=ambush][/center] [center][item=scratch] [item=rally]or[item=haste][item=eliminate][item=contaminate][item=reflect] [item=berserker][item=berserker][item=berserker] [item=ambush][item=ambush][/center] [center]Mages, monks and other variants have been known to appear, having further honed their abilities outside of their origins. The former being particularly rare, and even considered unusual.[/center] [b]Lore Stats and Abilities:[/b] [center]126 STR / 8 AGI / 6 VIT / 59 QCK (Standard Kelp Beds Two-Team/Glass Cannon Stats)[/center] [LIST] [*]Though capable on their own, they shine when in pairs; but one should be aware of ambushes of equal numbers further up the road. They synergize best with other Wildclaws, and even more so with other Crows. [*]High physical strength, and enhanced speed. They are glass cannons. [*]Intimidating wings can strike at enemy morale from a great distance [i](contuse)[/i]. The brighter red the wings, the greater the effect as well as their social standing among the species. When not in combat, they keep these “eyes” shielded from view. The innate magic is stored in their wings rather than their body. Exceptionally strong individuals can further use their wings to deflect projectiles back at their enemies [i](reflect)[/i] as long as the “eyes” are not damaged. [*]Offense is the best defense mentality. They aim to take out the foe as quickly as possible, utilising everything from surprise ambushes to coordinated attack bursts. Conversely, they are more disadvantaged when participating in long, drawn out battles. With that said, be warned that some Crows are shrewder than others, and it would be a critical mistake to overlook a potential monk or mage among their kind who could be not only more prudent, but doubly cunning in their approach. [*]The type of disease they inflict gives off berserker-like qualities where it causes the enemy to lose themselves in the elevated bloodlust. Healing items or spells only serve to bolster the strength of the contagion festering within them[i] (contaminate)[/i] and make matters considerably worse; to the extent that the victim will become a danger to all those around them, with little to no regard for themselves or their former companions. The greater the lifeforce of the victim, the hotter the disease burns until at last, the victim's body succumbs from physical strain. [*]At low doses, it can be used as a temporary strengthening agent to allies [i](rally/haste)[/i]… however one would have to beware of the consequences, as accidentally ingesting a healing brew shortly after could result in a sudden and dreadful turn of events. Likewise, it is not advised on those with weak immune systems. It is considered a last ditch option, or for the foolhardy and brave as survival is not guaranteed whether through succumbing to the disease itself, or the recklessness that comes before it. [*][b]Albino:[/b] Albino Effluvial Crows are also physically daunting creatures, but they are considerably more physically frail than their true Effluvial relatives in both endurance and vitality. However, their speed and power are proven to be quite comparable. Not only this, but they also hold one more advantage--their mutated viral strain. This virus allows them to procure a number of unwilling allies to their side to do battle in their stead. They need not out-compete their opponents if others have already done the work for them. [/LIST] [b]Courting/Breeding[/b] [center][item=Pomegranate Plumed Headdress] [item=Cloudberry Plumed Headdress][item=Black currant Plumed Headdress] [i](Albino)[/i] [i](Eboncrow)[/i][/center] [LIST] [*]Making a head ornament from one’s own feathers is the most intimate present one can give. It is worn proudly by their horns. It can be hard to identify one feather from another outside of the subspecies, but it is distinct among their own kind. Gifts of high quality meat or gold trinkets are commonly most welcome, and make for reliable offerings. As a “confession” to win over a potential mate, their kind performs a special courting dance that focuses greatly on the movement of their wings, which are bare and uncovered for the occasion. Good quality basalt and bones are used in the construction of their nests and counts as another intimate present when wishing to propose building a nest with an established partner. They value strength and reliability in one another. [*][b]Albino:[/b] As of the recent Riot of Rot (2019), a pestilent wave washing over the lands has triggered an unfathomable transformation within the Albino Crows and their Lesser variant. This has sparked extreme territorial changes as a result of the nature of their modified viral strains. Where courting and bonding once came as naturally as it would to any other of the Crow variants it has now transformed into something both as dangerous as it is complicated. They do not often trust anyone, not even (if not, especially) their own kind. Extreme sacrifices and acts of faith are shown, often involving one submitting to the other or striking a deal of some kind. For example, it is not entirely unusual for one to ask the other to sacrifice an "eye" on one of their wings in order to prove their sincerity... It is more than possible for equal relationships to form if both are of sound spirit and mind, especially if the two have known each other for a long period of time. When this happens, an unbreakable bond is formed between them, one that is not wise to test. [center][item=Tiny Feathers][item=Dark Basalt][item=Bone Fragments][/center] [*]Their nests are made of a mixture of crimson feathers, bone and basalt. Luxurious nests will have random golden trinkets scattered between the scarlet downs. [/LIST] [b]Diet[/b] [center][item=Heartred Croaker Leg][item=Molten Tadpole][/center] [LIST] [*][b]Meat.[/b] The redder the meat, the better. Their love of the color red borders on an ingrained obsession. Juicy, soft, freshly flayed and scarlet to the bone with a bit of marrow--these are the marks of decadence. They’ll take any meat with little complaint, including rotting and rotten, but their affections can be drawn through meeting their preferences. Some can hardly contain the excitement in their eyes. [/LIST] [b]Albinism[/b] [center][img]https://www1.flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=2&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=0&gender=1&tert=116&tertgene=14&winggene=22&wings=163&auth=e27c2e86066451dc02d611f4a78148910607580f&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [columns] [b]Primary Skink:[/b] White [b]Secondary Trail:[/b] Maize-White [b]Tertiary Runes:[/b] Tangerine to Coral range, Tarnish (considered rare), Copper (considered rare) [b]Level 20[/b] before they leave the nest (level 20+ to be registered) [/columns] [LIST] [*]A strange mutation that researchers believe to be linked to the genetic change of their unique virus. When an Albino Effluvial Crow is born they are often pale in color with occasional tints of remaining pigment lining their wings. Albino Crows can go on to produce more albino offspring, as what was formerly a recessive gene has now mutated into a dominant trait. However, the branching differences in their blood has made it almost impossible for them to pair with a normal Effluvial Crow without producing Jackdaw variations as offspring. [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/ERvfYT7.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/mlc0cHQ.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/vx7La0x.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/1R58dQ1.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/aNxYsoC.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/vmXjGV6.png[/img][/url] [*]Their viral strain links their victims to the Albino Lesser Crow that inflicted it. It is less aggressive and more sinister in its design, as it leaves a distinctive mark that changes surrounding pigments to a bright red. This mark gives off the appearance that closely resembles that of a flower. Each "flower" is slightly different in variation, but consists of the same key component of a center core, presumably where the injury was inflicted and signals the virus' entry point. [*]At first it seems as if there is no outside change within its victim aside from itching and a mild fever; however, once the mark has fully "bloomed," it begins to burn painfully in the presence of the Albino Crow releasing a unique trigger pheromone. This pheromone spurs forth symptoms that causes the victim intense pain, and prompts the "flower" to develop into a deep crimson. [*]An Albino Crow often uses this mark as either a one-sided "contract" of sorts to either keep unwilling dragons under its control, or as a ward to keep the dragons in question away from itself. Alongside this, they are capable of emitting an "aggression" pheromone that sends its marked victim into a berserker, bloodlust state, similar to the Effluvial Crow strain. This is often used to pit the mark bearer against others in battle and enter a crazed state that is easily mistaken for the work of a True Effluvial. [*]However, like all strains from the Crow family, it does not affect true Effluvial Crows, nor would it affect other Albino Crows in most cases. Though this list of exceptions does not include others such as Lesser Crows, Jackdaws and the two Ebon varieties. Likewise, dragons who are naturally resistant to viruses or possess incredible willpower are possibly able to endure, and perhaps even overcome this affliction. Due to this, Albino Crows do not often prefer to take up residence within the Scarred Wastelands, and may seek to dwell within other elemental territories that favor their strengths. [*]The virus is secreted and inflicted by claw puncture, but the pheromones are released from the "eye" of their wings. The process itself therefore consists of two-parts. Naturally if the mark bearer is both behaving oddly and their flower's pigment changes in color, it signals the fact that the Albino Crow responsible is currently active and nearby. [*]Destroying or damaging the “eye” on their wing can cripple an Albino that is over-reliant on this ability as a crutch. With that said, it would be wise not to forget that they too are of Effluvial origin, and are quite physically capable even without the help of their natural born boons. They still have traces of their Effluvial berserker strain within their claws alone and sustaining repeated attacks from it can fatally overexert one’s body. [*]Being afflicted by more than one Albino Crow at a time (i.e. marked twice) can potentially kill their mark bearer by overwhelming their immune systems. The nature of this mechanism further isolates Albino Crows from each other as well, and makes them fiercely territorial against their own kind. They make occasional exceptions to this rule primarily regarding their mate(s). A key difference to note: Albino Crows (rune-like patterns) can only trigger one pheromone type at a time, where as the Albino Lesser Crow (multiple-eyed peacock pattern) can make use of more subtle combinations at once. [*]Due to the potent nature of their viral secretion, they cannot reliably overtake familiars or Beastclans. Attempting to do so generally results in an accidental early demise for the creature involved. Similarly, dragons with particularly weak dispositions may not be able to endure the process. Though this is something that may not necessarily be enough to discourage a particularly persistent Albino Crow, especially with enough help from the magicks and sciences of Sornieth at their disposal, perhaps even the most feeble and infirm could be forced to survive--at least long enough to serve a purpose. [*]Since developing this mutation, future generations tend to lend themselves toward more aggressive, vain and even antagonistic personalities or tendencies. They are natural loners and the concept of trust or blind faith is generally perceived as weak or unreliable as a foundation for either friendships or bargaining. Words mean very little and one must go very far to genuinely impress those with more extreme psychological quirks. Raising a young Albino Crow should be done so with great care, as an early education and a proper upbringing can better ensure a healthy psychological accompanied with appropriate levels of empathy. [*]Due to the erratic and unique nature of Crow-related viral strains, finding an overall vaccine or cure is akin to a nigh impossible task. Even if one were to spend a lifetime developing a means to resolving the problem, another one would simply take its place within the span of not even a generation, but by simply being a different individual to the one being researched. Eradication is unfortunately the simplest solution to this difficult problem, if "simple" is indeed the word one could or should use here. [*]The species is made up of prolific breeders with alarmingly successful gene types not unlike the Eboncrow varieties, however their antagonistic, self-serving nature motivates them to either hunt each other down or vie for territory. This results in an overall more limited number of the species reaching adulthood (level 20+), and effectively tames the numbers of their population within their own kind. By the same token, it also makes surviving and known individuals something to be wary of... [*]Their stunning pale plumage, while beautiful, holds no value in Crow society. [/LIST] [center][item=Sepia-Edged Claw][item=Ash-Edged Claw][item=Black-Edged Claw][item=Sweetheart Claw] [item=Bewitching Ruby Clawrings][item=Bewitching Ruby Forejewels] [i](Known Tools)[/i][/center] [LIST][*]Tainted Claw-tip accessories have been known to be distributed to those trusted to do an Albino Crow’s bidding. These contaminated tools can be used to mark other dragons in the place of the Crow, who may then control them from the safety of the shadows.[/LIST] [center][item=Sepia Rose Garden][item=Sanguine Thorn Tangle][item=Pristine Thorn Tangle][item=Faerie Thorn Tangle][item=Gilded Thorn Tangle] [i](Common Attire)[/i][/center] [LIST][*]Albino Crows tend to lend themselves towards the flower-like motifs of their virus, and may dress accordingly to match. While on the one hand it is a fitting aesthetic, on the other it also a good means of protection. These outward pointed thorns are saturated with the Albino Crow’s contagion, which threaten to--at best, “mark” the attacker--or more likely, kill them if they are exposed to repeated doses during their assault. [*][b]Identifying a 1st generation Albino: [/b] Instead of wearing white plumed covers over their wings, they will don the same corresponding colors as their family--Reds for true Effluvials or a wide range of other colors if belonging to the Lessers. It is a little more difficult to know more about the individual through their feathered head ornaments alone, as those are often more telling about their mate than about themselves. Sometimes the headdresses can also be purely decorative if they are unattached, but the best way to determine that is by carefully studying the feathers themselves and see if they match the individual, if they belong to a different known Crow, or if they are of an entirely different species.[/LIST] [b]Melanism[/b] [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=10&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=0&gender=1&tert=94&tertgene=14&winggene=22&wings=10&auth=2906cbc56d1c04c96fdd14df91ce7a4b2d358d39&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [columns] [b]Primary Skink:[/b] Obsidian [b]Secondary Trail:[/b] Obsidian [b]Effluvial Crow Tertiary Runes:[/b] Tangerine to Coral range, Tarnish (considered rare), Copper (considered rare) [nextcol] [b]No level requirement for normal registry.[/b] [b]Level 20+ for special registry[/b] as a Crested Eboncrow. [/columns] [LIST] [*]This genetic variant, known as an “Eboncrow,” carries dominant alleles that produces dark characteristics in its body and wings. Close examination will reveal its original patterns, likening it to its Effluvial Crow origins. However this mutation, like the Albino Crow, has also affected its natural viral properties; and therefore, its way of life. Their wings are shorter for sharper mid-air turns and maneuverability; however they are magickless. Regardless, the Eboncrows are still able to wield normal Sornieth magic as well as any other dragon when given the chance, but are largely roguish fighters. [*]Despite being a variant of the Effluvial Crow, they are perhaps the most abundant and readily available type of Crow that can be found all throughout Sornieth, second only to Lesser Eboncrows. Due to the sheer formidable number of their relative population, there is little need in the way of rigorous training or intense survival measures to compensate for. What they lack in quality, they greatly make up for in quantity. [*][b]Contagion effects: [/b]Their viral strain is a mutated version of the Effluvial variety. It is odorless and more immediately fatal compared to its bolstering-blood frenzying cousin. Eboncrows are able to control the dose that is distributed to their victims. In small amounts, dizziness, nausea and confusion and thrashing are common symptoms that may not necessarily lead to death. Larger quantities can overstimulate the heart and lead to a quick death in a matter of minutes. Outwardly, it appears similar to a strong venom, but make no mistake that it is a bloodborne disease that can quickly spread to infect others that have made contact with it. It is important to note that Effluvial Crows are immune to their disease, but the inverse is not true. [*]A fairly clannish and social species, Eboncrows are typically found in large colonies known as a “Rookery.” They are an invasive species whose ability to quickly reproduce and outcompete native denizens earns it a troubling reputation. They get along easily with their own species as a whole and even actively work together with Lesser Eboncrows. However, they will still keep divided territories consisting of their own Rookery, similar to clans. [*]Their large numbers and their ability to freely cooperate has created a large information network among themselves where it can be traded, sold or distributed in turn for favors or rewards. Their eyes and ears are everywhere. While useful to take advantage of, this also makes the denizens of Sornieth rather wary when an Eboncrow is present within eavesdropping range. As a result, Eboncrows will disguise their distinctive patterns and wings by donning various attire and passing themselves as simply a common Wildclaw. [*]Their occupation in information trading has also opened more sinister opportunities in which many put their odorless viral strain to assassination work. Eboncrows [b]never[/b] work alone, and if you are being pursued by one, know that there are many more just out of sight. [/LIST] [center][item=obsidian roundhorn][item=ebony antlers][/center] [LIST] [*][b]Crested Eboncrows[/b] (level 20+) are long-lived, powerful, cunning and even talented individuals among their kind. Their survival and experience has made them grow larger in size over time. Their black feathers form a larger intimidating crest that is adorned by a set of longer curved or branching horns (though individuals may sometimes file them down). Where there is a pack (or a murder) of Eboncrows, there is always a Crested Eboncrow overseeing the operation. They are ruthless fighters who are adept at giving commands to their flock in the heat of battle. May sometimes be accompanied by Lesser Eboncrows. They have no sense of humor for insubordination, but also won't listen to anyone they regard as weaker than them. [*]Eboncrow feathers hold no value in Crow society. Among themselves, they are used as calling cards and death threats. There has been known circumstance where they notch lines into the quill of their feathers to use as a form of simple coded messages. They are distinct to one another down to the individual. [*]Still harboring a magpie behavior, they love gold and silver in equal measure. However, due to the size of their population and rookeries, there is often not enough to go around. Those on the bottom of the pecking order are forced to settle for iron and copper imitations, occasionally only owning one or two articles of actual prized jewelry passed down from their parents. Gems almost always go to those with higher standing. [*]They avoid taking contracts involving Effluvial Crows. There is often little to gain and much to lose, especially if their virus does not work on them. Likewise Effluvial Crows often do not go out of their way to accept work directly involving Eboncrows, finding their numbers and social repercussions to be “annoying” more than anything else. If this rule is broken, individuals involved tend to be held accountable over the entire species in order to minimize mass conflict. [*]They have no real relationship with Effluvial Crows, Lesser Crows or any Albino Crow variants as a species; preferring to keep to their own, their views are largely considered neutral--if not put on a strictly “do not bother” list to avoid bringing home unnecessary trouble. [/LIST] [b]Attires[/b] [center] [item=River Royalist Tail Rings][item=Golden Seraph Jewelry][item=Pomegranate Plumes][item=Golden Silks][item=Pomegranate Plumed Cover] [i]Common Attire[/i][/center] [LIST] [*]Crimson feathers and gold ornaments. Or anything in either colour. They almost always have something covering the “eyes” on their wings when not in serious combat, something which is shown only to potential mates, lovers and enemies. [center][item=Sanguine Plumage][item=bewitching ruby clawrings][item=unearthly onyx clawrings][item=Glowing Red Clawtips][/center] [*]Smouldering effluvial claws ripe with disease ([i]sanguine feathers, clawrings[/i]). A weaker, invisible aura can sometimes be present, only a faint distortion in the air or glowing claws gives it away ([i]glowing red claws or none equipped[/i]). [/LIST] [center][item=golden seraph headpiece][item=golden seraph wing ornament][item=golden seraph necklace][item=golden seraph hip drape][item=golden seraph tail bangle][/center] [b]Effluvial Crows and Golden Seraphs[/b] [LIST] [*]These prized pieces are often the results of hardwon battles. The gold that is used to craft them originates from melting down the possessions of their fallen opponents. It is generally assumed that if a Crow is wearing a seraph piece, that it once belonged to someone else in some other form. Wing and head pieces are more commonly seen, and usually crafted first over any other type so that they may be more prominently displayed. Very few Effluvials ever acquire enough good quality gold to craft even a single piece--those wearing several are a force to be reckoned with. [/LIST] [center] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=33411334] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/334114/33411334_350.png[/img] [/url] [/center]
Effluvial Crow (Plague)
Species Standard

  • Primary Skink: Coal
  • Secondary Trail: Tomato, Vermillion,
    Ruby, Red, Strawberry, Carmine,
    Garnet (unusual), Rust (unusual)
  • Tertiary Runes: Tangerine to Coral range,
    Tarnish (considered rare), Copper
    (considered rare)
  • Wildclaws only
  • Level 25 before they
    leave the nest (level 25 to be
    registered).

Appearances/Lore
  • Their namesake is twofold. The first originates from the bittersweet smell of smoke and rot that emanates from their tainted claws when they secrete their trademark strain of virus. The second is the smell of carnage that they leave in their wake from the destruction and bloodshed.
  • Very social and loyal to their clan, they have a crow-like protective nature for those they consider family. Most Crows carry an imposing reputation, and finding one of their red feathers nearby is considered a bad omen.
  • Contagion effects: Enhanced strength, bloodlust, fever, confusion (occurs/worsens over time, length of time varies from individual willpower or innate resistance).
  • Their dark, sleek bodies are adorn with light streaks that distort them during combat. This makes it hard to judge their distance, or accurately keep track of them when aiming or dodging. Additionally, their short, silken down makes them almost oil-slick and difficult to grab.
  • Rune-like markings are a naturally occurring pattern that can vary from earthy tones, to reds, and the copper-blue variants are signs of particularly gifted individuals. They normally harbour very little magic outside of the one naturally residing within their striking wings.
  • Combat obsessed, many Crows can be found roaming the edges of The Wandering Contagion luring out and infecting stray or foreign dragons whom they consider to be “worthy foes” in order to push them into what they believe to be “a pure fight”.
  • They use their infection as a means to draw out the fullest of their opponent’s strengths, then claim their bones as prizes. If the foe turns out to be too strong, they will not hesitate to flee and leave the rampaging dragon there as a testament to the potency of the Plaguemother’s strain. Creating an exceptional opponent is as much of a point of pride as defeating one.
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  • Rare copper-blue variants (tarnish/copper tertiary) are known to appear. Highly desirable, they are the subspecies standard for the epitome of “beauty” among their own kind. They can make a good living selling or trading their feathers to other Crows, but those who choose not to are viewed as an even more valuable prize worth fighting over.

Social
  • Young are often reared under strict training regimes before they leave the nest (level 25), but early separation from parents can result in “strays” whose survival chances are significantly lower due to the frailness of their body in early life. Adults are quick to adopt strays if found, as opposed to abandoning them. They are very protective of their own kind in order to ensure success and survival of the species. They will help strengthen one another even if they originate from different clans.
  • Mages hold a lower social standing upon first impressions. It is an opinion can be swiftly challenged and changed on the battlefield. However… if one loses, they risk being demoted to home decorator and landscaper. Monks are regarded as lone wolves and may be considered as such at first. It is more a misunderstood anomaly rather than a defect . Both of them are regarded as deviants differing from the common berserker warriors.
  • Loves to collect red feathers and gold, prefers the former as gifts and the latter as currency. The odd magpie characteristic is embedded deep within their nature, and their lairs or private quarters are strewn with them.
  • Overall blunt and very straightforward personalities, they do not understand the need for airs and graces, but nor are they intentionally arrogant or rude as a result. They simply prefer to pass off diplomatic situations onto to the nearest Coatl. Crows naturally resonate better with others on the battlefield or through a friendly spar, no different than other Wildclaws, only varying in added intensity.

Combat
Common Builds for Lore (not mandatory):

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Mages, monks and other variants have been known to appear, having further honed their abilities outside of their origins. The former being particularly rare, and even considered unusual.

Lore Stats and Abilities:

126 STR / 8 AGI / 6 VIT / 59 QCK
(Standard Kelp Beds Two-Team/Glass Cannon Stats)

  • Though capable on their own, they shine when in pairs; but one should be aware of ambushes of equal numbers further up the road. They synergize best with other Wildclaws, and even more so with other Crows.
  • High physical strength, and enhanced speed. They are glass cannons.
  • Intimidating wings can strike at enemy morale from a great distance (contuse). The brighter red the wings, the greater the effect as well as their social standing among the species. When not in combat, they keep these “eyes” shielded from view. The innate magic is stored in their wings rather than their body. Exceptionally strong individuals can further use their wings to deflect projectiles back at their enemies (reflect) as long as the “eyes” are not damaged.
  • Offense is the best defense mentality. They aim to take out the foe as quickly as possible, utilising everything from surprise ambushes to coordinated attack bursts. Conversely, they are more disadvantaged when participating in long, drawn out battles. With that said, be warned that some Crows are shrewder than others, and it would be a critical mistake to overlook a potential monk or mage among their kind who could be not only more prudent, but doubly cunning in their approach.
  • The type of disease they inflict gives off berserker-like qualities where it causes the enemy to lose themselves in the elevated bloodlust. Healing items or spells only serve to bolster the strength of the contagion festering within them (contaminate) and make matters considerably worse; to the extent that the victim will become a danger to all those around them, with little to no regard for themselves or their former companions. The greater the lifeforce of the victim, the hotter the disease burns until at last, the victim's body succumbs from physical strain.
  • At low doses, it can be used as a temporary strengthening agent to allies (rally/haste)… however one would have to beware of the consequences, as accidentally ingesting a healing brew shortly after could result in a sudden and dreadful turn of events. Likewise, it is not advised on those with weak immune systems. It is considered a last ditch option, or for the foolhardy and brave as survival is not guaranteed whether through succumbing to the disease itself, or the recklessness that comes before it.
  • Albino: Albino Effluvial Crows are also physically daunting creatures, but they are considerably more physically frail than their true Effluvial relatives in both endurance and vitality. However, their speed and power are proven to be quite comparable. Not only this, but they also hold one more advantage--their mutated viral strain. This virus allows them to procure a number of unwilling allies to their side to do battle in their stead. They need not out-compete their opponents if others have already done the work for them.

Courting/Breeding


(Albino) (Eboncrow)
  • Making a head ornament from one’s own feathers is the most intimate present one can give. It is worn proudly by their horns. It can be hard to identify one feather from another outside of the subspecies, but it is distinct among their own kind. Gifts of high quality meat or gold trinkets are commonly most welcome, and make for reliable offerings.

    As a “confession” to win over a potential mate, their kind performs a special courting dance that focuses greatly on the movement of their wings, which are bare and uncovered for the occasion.

    Good quality basalt and bones are used in the construction of their nests and counts as another intimate present when wishing to propose building a nest with an established partner. They value strength and reliability in one another.
  • Albino: As of the recent Riot of Rot (2019), a pestilent wave washing over the lands has triggered an unfathomable transformation within the Albino Crows and their Lesser variant. This has sparked extreme territorial changes as a result of the nature of their modified viral strains.

    Where courting and bonding once came as naturally as it would to any other of the Crow variants it has now transformed into something both as dangerous as it is complicated. They do not often trust anyone, not even (if not, especially) their own kind.

    Extreme sacrifices and acts of faith are shown, often involving one submitting to the other or striking a deal of some kind. For example, it is not entirely unusual for one to ask the other to sacrifice an "eye" on one of their wings in order to prove their sincerity...

    It is more than possible for equal relationships to form if both are of sound spirit and mind, especially if the two have known each other for a long period of time. When this happens, an unbreakable bond is formed between them, one that is not wise to test.
  • Their nests are made of a mixture of crimson feathers, bone and basalt. Luxurious nests will have random golden trinkets scattered between the scarlet downs.

Diet
  • Meat. The redder the meat, the better. Their love of the color red borders on an ingrained obsession. Juicy, soft, freshly flayed and scarlet to the bone with a bit of marrow--these are the marks of decadence. They’ll take any meat with little complaint, including rotting and rotten, but their affections can be drawn through meeting their preferences. Some can hardly contain the excitement in their eyes.

Albinism
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Primary Skink: White
Secondary Trail: Maize-White
Tertiary Runes: Tangerine to Coral range, Tarnish (considered rare), Copper (considered rare)
Level 20 before they leave the nest (level 20+ to be registered)
  • A strange mutation that researchers believe to be linked to the genetic change of their unique virus. When an Albino Effluvial Crow is born they are often pale in color with occasional tints of remaining pigment lining their wings. Albino Crows can go on to produce more albino offspring, as what was formerly a recessive gene has now mutated into a dominant trait. However, the branching differences in their blood has made it almost impossible for them to pair with a normal Effluvial Crow without producing Jackdaw variations as offspring.

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  • Their viral strain links their victims to the Albino Lesser Crow that inflicted it. It is less aggressive and more sinister in its design, as it leaves a distinctive mark that changes surrounding pigments to a bright red. This mark gives off the appearance that closely resembles that of a flower. Each "flower" is slightly different in variation, but consists of the same key component of a center core, presumably where the injury was inflicted and signals the virus' entry point.
  • At first it seems as if there is no outside change within its victim aside from itching and a mild fever; however, once the mark has fully "bloomed," it begins to burn painfully in the presence of the Albino Crow releasing a unique trigger pheromone. This pheromone spurs forth symptoms that causes the victim intense pain, and prompts the "flower" to develop into a deep crimson.
  • An Albino Crow often uses this mark as either a one-sided "contract" of sorts to either keep unwilling dragons under its control, or as a ward to keep the dragons in question away from itself. Alongside this, they are capable of emitting an "aggression" pheromone that sends its marked victim into a berserker, bloodlust state, similar to the Effluvial Crow strain. This is often used to pit the mark bearer against others in battle and enter a crazed state that is easily mistaken for the work of a True Effluvial.
  • However, like all strains from the Crow family, it does not affect true Effluvial Crows, nor would it affect other Albino Crows in most cases. Though this list of exceptions does not include others such as Lesser Crows, Jackdaws and the two Ebon varieties. Likewise, dragons who are naturally resistant to viruses or possess incredible willpower are possibly able to endure, and perhaps even overcome this affliction. Due to this, Albino Crows do not often prefer to take up residence within the Scarred Wastelands, and may seek to dwell within other elemental territories that favor their strengths.
  • The virus is secreted and inflicted by claw puncture, but the pheromones are released from the "eye" of their wings. The process itself therefore consists of two-parts. Naturally if the mark bearer is both behaving oddly and their flower's pigment changes in color, it signals the fact that the Albino Crow responsible is currently active and nearby.
  • Destroying or damaging the “eye” on their wing can cripple an Albino that is over-reliant on this ability as a crutch. With that said, it would be wise not to forget that they too are of Effluvial origin, and are quite physically capable even without the help of their natural born boons. They still have traces of their Effluvial berserker strain within their claws alone and sustaining repeated attacks from it can fatally overexert one’s body.
  • Being afflicted by more than one Albino Crow at a time (i.e. marked twice) can potentially kill their mark bearer by overwhelming their immune systems. The nature of this mechanism further isolates Albino Crows from each other as well, and makes them fiercely territorial against their own kind. They make occasional exceptions to this rule primarily regarding their mate(s). A key difference to note: Albino Crows (rune-like patterns) can only trigger one pheromone type at a time, where as the Albino Lesser Crow (multiple-eyed peacock pattern) can make use of more subtle combinations at once.
  • Due to the potent nature of their viral secretion, they cannot reliably overtake familiars or Beastclans. Attempting to do so generally results in an accidental early demise for the creature involved. Similarly, dragons with particularly weak dispositions may not be able to endure the process. Though this is something that may not necessarily be enough to discourage a particularly persistent Albino Crow, especially with enough help from the magicks and sciences of Sornieth at their disposal, perhaps even the most feeble and infirm could be forced to survive--at least long enough to serve a purpose.
  • Since developing this mutation, future generations tend to lend themselves toward more aggressive, vain and even antagonistic personalities or tendencies. They are natural loners and the concept of trust or blind faith is generally perceived as weak or unreliable as a foundation for either friendships or bargaining. Words mean very little and one must go very far to genuinely impress those with more extreme psychological quirks. Raising a young Albino Crow should be done so with great care, as an early education and a proper upbringing can better ensure a healthy psychological accompanied with appropriate levels of empathy.
  • Due to the erratic and unique nature of Crow-related viral strains, finding an overall vaccine or cure is akin to a nigh impossible task. Even if one were to spend a lifetime developing a means to resolving the problem, another one would simply take its place within the span of not even a generation, but by simply being a different individual to the one being researched. Eradication is unfortunately the simplest solution to this difficult problem, if "simple" is indeed the word one could or should use here.
  • The species is made up of prolific breeders with alarmingly successful gene types not unlike the Eboncrow varieties, however their antagonistic, self-serving nature motivates them to either hunt each other down or vie for territory. This results in an overall more limited number of the species reaching adulthood (level 20+), and effectively tames the numbers of their population within their own kind. By the same token, it also makes surviving and known individuals something to be wary of...
  • Their stunning pale plumage, while beautiful, holds no value in Crow society.


(Known Tools)
  • Tainted Claw-tip accessories have been known to be distributed to those trusted to do an Albino Crow’s bidding. These contaminated tools can be used to mark other dragons in the place of the Crow, who may then control them from the safety of the shadows.

(Common Attire)
  • Albino Crows tend to lend themselves towards the flower-like motifs of their virus, and may dress accordingly to match. While on the one hand it is a fitting aesthetic, on the other it also a good means of protection. These outward pointed thorns are saturated with the Albino Crow’s contagion, which threaten to--at best, “mark” the attacker--or more likely, kill them if they are exposed to repeated doses during their assault.
  • Identifying a 1st generation Albino:
    Instead of wearing white plumed covers over their wings, they will don the same corresponding colors as their family--Reds for true Effluvials or a wide range of other colors if belonging to the Lessers.

    It is a little more difficult to know more about the individual through their feathered head ornaments alone, as those are often more telling about their mate than about themselves.

    Sometimes the headdresses can also be purely decorative if they are unattached, but the best way to determine that is by carefully studying the feathers themselves and see if they match the individual, if they belong to a different known Crow, or if they are of an entirely different species.

Melanism
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Primary Skink: Obsidian
Secondary Trail: Obsidian
Effluvial Crow Tertiary Runes: Tangerine to
Coral range, Tarnish (considered rare), Copper (considered rare)
No level requirement for normal registry.
Level 20+ for special registry as a Crested Eboncrow.

  • This genetic variant, known as an “Eboncrow,” carries dominant alleles that produces dark characteristics in its body and wings. Close examination will reveal its original patterns, likening it to its Effluvial Crow origins. However this mutation, like the Albino Crow, has also affected its natural viral properties; and therefore, its way of life. Their wings are shorter for sharper mid-air turns and maneuverability; however they are magickless. Regardless, the Eboncrows are still able to wield normal Sornieth magic as well as any other dragon when given the chance, but are largely roguish fighters.
  • Despite being a variant of the Effluvial Crow, they are perhaps the most abundant and readily available type of Crow that can be found all throughout Sornieth, second only to Lesser Eboncrows. Due to the sheer formidable number of their relative population, there is little need in the way of rigorous training or intense survival measures to compensate for. What they lack in quality, they greatly make up for in quantity.
  • Contagion effects: Their viral strain is a mutated version of the Effluvial variety. It is odorless and more immediately fatal compared to its bolstering-blood frenzying cousin. Eboncrows are able to control the dose that is distributed to their victims. In small amounts, dizziness, nausea and confusion and thrashing are common symptoms that may not necessarily lead to death. Larger quantities can overstimulate the heart and lead to a quick death in a matter of minutes. Outwardly, it appears similar to a strong venom, but make no mistake that it is a bloodborne disease that can quickly spread to infect others that have made contact with it. It is important to note that Effluvial Crows are immune to their disease, but the inverse is not true.
  • A fairly clannish and social species, Eboncrows are typically found in large colonies known as a “Rookery.” They are an invasive species whose ability to quickly reproduce and outcompete native denizens earns it a troubling reputation. They get along easily with their own species as a whole and even actively work together with Lesser Eboncrows. However, they will still keep divided territories consisting of their own Rookery, similar to clans.
  • Their large numbers and their ability to freely cooperate has created a large information network among themselves where it can be traded, sold or distributed in turn for favors or rewards. Their eyes and ears are everywhere. While useful to take advantage of, this also makes the denizens of Sornieth rather wary when an Eboncrow is present within eavesdropping range. As a result, Eboncrows will disguise their distinctive patterns and wings by donning various attire and passing themselves as simply a common Wildclaw.
  • Their occupation in information trading has also opened more sinister opportunities in which many put their odorless viral strain to assassination work. Eboncrows never work alone, and if you are being pursued by one, know that there are many more just out of sight.
  • Crested Eboncrows (level 20+) are long-lived, powerful, cunning and even talented individuals among their kind. Their survival and experience has made them grow larger in size over time. Their black feathers form a larger intimidating crest that is adorned by a set of longer curved or branching horns (though individuals may sometimes file them down). Where there is a pack (or a murder) of Eboncrows, there is always a Crested Eboncrow overseeing the operation. They are ruthless fighters who are adept at giving commands to their flock in the heat of battle. May sometimes be accompanied by Lesser Eboncrows. They have no sense of humor for insubordination, but also won't listen to anyone they regard as weaker than them.
  • Eboncrow feathers hold no value in Crow society. Among themselves, they are used as calling cards and death threats. There has been known circumstance where they notch lines into the quill of their feathers to use as a form of simple coded messages. They are distinct to one another down to the individual.
  • Still harboring a magpie behavior, they love gold and silver in equal measure. However, due to the size of their population and rookeries, there is often not enough to go around. Those on the bottom of the pecking order are forced to settle for iron and copper imitations, occasionally only owning one or two articles of actual prized jewelry passed down from their parents. Gems almost always go to those with higher standing.
  • They avoid taking contracts involving Effluvial Crows. There is often little to gain and much to lose, especially if their virus does not work on them. Likewise Effluvial Crows often do not go out of their way to accept work directly involving Eboncrows, finding their numbers and social repercussions to be “annoying” more than anything else. If this rule is broken, individuals involved tend to be held accountable over the entire species in order to minimize mass conflict.
  • They have no real relationship with Effluvial Crows, Lesser Crows or any Albino Crow variants as a species; preferring to keep to their own, their views are largely considered neutral--if not put on a strictly “do not bother” list to avoid bringing home unnecessary trouble.

Attires


Common Attire
  • Crimson feathers and gold ornaments. Or anything in either colour. They almost always have something covering the “eyes” on their wings when not in serious combat, something which is shown only to potential mates, lovers and enemies.
  • Smouldering effluvial claws ripe with disease (sanguine feathers, clawrings). A weaker, invisible aura can sometimes be present, only a faint distortion in the air or glowing claws gives it away (glowing red claws or none equipped).

Effluvial Crows and Golden Seraphs
  • These prized pieces are often the results of hardwon battles. The gold that is used to craft them originates from melting down the possessions of their fallen opponents. It is generally assumed that if a Crow is wearing a seraph piece, that it once belonged to someone else in some other form.

    Wing and head pieces are more commonly seen, and usually crafted first over any other type so that they may be more prominently displayed. Very few Effluvials ever acquire enough good quality gold to craft even a single piece--those wearing several are a force to be reckoned with.

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[center] [b]Lesser Crow (Plague)[/b] [b]Species Standard[/b] [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=8&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=3&gender=1&tert=81&tertgene=24&winggene=22&wings=62&auth=d5a06c29d9a110f3baad03d6061baf691eb3fdde&dummyext=prev.png[/img] [/center] [columns] [LIST] [*][b]Primary Skink:[/b] Coal [*][b]Secondary Trail:[/b] Tomato, Vermillion, Ruby, Red, Strawberry, Carmine, Garnet (unusual), Rust (unusual) [*][b]Tertiary Peacock Ranges: [/b]Any [/LIST][nextcol][LIST][*][b]Wildclaws only[/b] [*][b]Level 20[/b] before they leave the nest (level 20+ or higher to be registered) [*][b]Level 25[/b] Deviant Crow (optional) [/columns] [b]Appearances/Lore[/b] [LIST] [*]If an Effluvial Crow could be likened to a vainglorious berserker warrior, then the Lesser Crow could be considered a clever support mage or a beast tamer of sorts. They rely on their allies and/or familiars in battle, but are also capable of holding their own. Their way of life makes them fiendishly intelligent in order to make it to adulthood. [*]Regarded poorly by their Effluvial Crow counterparts as cowards, the two are actually closely related. It's suspected that Lesser Crows are the descendents of those that had been chased off, and have since evolved to survive the trying landscape of the Plaguebringer. [*]Their claws carry a slightly sweeter smell; still sickly and somewhat pungent--the disease festering within is noticeably different. The most striking difference in the two are the additional “lesser eye” markings on their wings and the absence of rune-like markings. These “lesser eyes” come in a rich variety of colors, making them quite attractive to gaze upon. [*]Lesser Crows are also known as an Effluvial Crow Variant, or “Variant Crow,” (abbr. as V.Crow). They are sometimes affectionately known by their companions as a “Velcrow.” This nickname stems from their tendency to stick to their allies like proverbial superglue. The name was coined by a thoroughly irritated Mirror after enduring a Lesser Crow’s persistent company for twelve days and twelve nights without a break in between until they were finally allowed into their clan. [*][b]Contagion effects:[/b] Enhanced strength and reaction time but at a significantly reduced rate. It safer to use on allies compared to that of the Effluvial Crow’s caustic strain. Their disease and its benefits are also short-lived and can be expected to only endure the battle before it fizzles out. The strain has an additional negative side-effect of separation anxiety and paranoia which can linger on its allies for a day, the latter being especially true if the contaminated is suddenly separated from the group. Those with strong willpower will have little problem overcoming this issue. Like a case of the common cold, their virus is always evolving and changing to negate immunity, but not so much that the symptoms that stem from it would alter wildly. It is applied via a small puncture from their claws. [*]They are not as combat-obsessed as their counterparts. Where the Effluvial Crow celebrates the individual strength of the Plaguemother’s virus, the Lesser Crow celebrates the unity that comes from it--rallying allies to their side. They seek to tie themselves to powerful clans, valuing the strength of their allies above that of their own. Lesser Crows perceive their own strain as a "polish" to make the other party shine. Having a strong ally is a source of pride and security for them. A strong clan is akin to a treasure box. This is where they differ heavily from the vainglorious Effluvial Crow, and it is considered a dire tension point. Effluvial Crows believe this dependent behavior is both lowly and cowardly-- that one should rely on their own strengths given to them by the Plaguemother, rather than using and hiding behind that of others. [*]Hunted and reviled by their sister species, the Lesser Crows have largely taken up residency in Rotrock Rim, putting The Abiding Boneyard squarely between the two. Here, they have refined their way of life and developed a tendency to attach themselves to strong travellers who have made it this far. [*]Effluvial Crows as a whole are immune to each other's diseases. A Lesser Crow’s strain is also ineffective on Effluvial Crows; however, the inverse is not true. A pure Crow strain can affect a Lesser Crow. The disease will burn slowly in them at reduced efficacy. [*]If caught by an Effluvial Crow, their wings will likely be the primary stake only second to their lives. These colorful wings are coveted as battle trophies by their counterparts and are often proudly displayed along the walls of their lairs as decoration. This makes living situations particularly… strenuous if both species were to reside together. There have been cases of wingless Lesser Crows roaming the lands, looking for a merciful clan to take them in. Their loss is both a blessing and a curse, as an Effluvial Crow will be more likely to ignore their presence, seeing either no sport in the pursuit or simply not able to recognize them as Crows general. [*]As of Riot of Rot (2019) The Riot of Rot brings with it a virulent strain--twisting and writhing its way through Sornieth in a pestilent wave, bringing with it new changes, such as the one recently observed within the Lesser Crows. Hunted relentlessly by their sister variant, the Effluvial Crow, their numbers were scarce and often only found harbored within the generosity of other dragon clans. However, the warmth of the Wyrmwound has far reaches, and in an effort to adapt and stubbornly root their existence, more varieties of Lesser Crow colors have been observed springing forth. The tertiary color range for Lesser Crows has now been fully unlocked, and all color ranges are viable! [/LIST] [b]Social[/b] [LIST] [*]Their young are carefully reared until they are of age and capable of holding their own (>level 20) for fear of being hunted by Effluvial Crows, or succumbing to natural pestilence. Rotrock Rim’s unrelenting nature molds these Lesser Crows to be more prudent and defensive than their aggressive counterparts. Despite that, they are still more frail than Effluvial Crows and will seek out safety in numbers. They do not stay together among their own species at the first sign of independence, preferring to find a new clan as soon as they are fully fledged in order to scatter their numbers and avoid the extermination of their kind. [*]Also loves to collect red feathers. A point of cultural confusion in dragonkind is that although both Crows and Lesser Crows enjoy receiving and collecting feathers... giving them one of the other's feathers by mistake is possibly the worst conceivable form of social faux pas imaginable. Insighting bloodthirsty fury in the former, and disgusted terror in the latter--it's best to have these types of gifts verified in advance by a trusted source--or just stick to meat and gold. [*]Lesser Crows appear somewhat more outwardly docile in temperament than pure Crows, and get on famously with Coatls. Instinctively social, they are quick to learn the likes and dislikes of their allies and put that information to good use in order to remain in good standing. Because they are not as openly confrontational as the Effluvial Crow, they are more manageable and do not bore as easily. It is a running joke that they are a sort of “domesticated Crow” but it is an unfounded, sweeping generalization due to their stark contrast in nature. They are fierce and wily, merely more careful in their approach and should not be looked down upon. Lesser Crow attacks are known to often come from behind. Their species happens to be notoriously vengeful as a whole with grudges that can span generations. [*]They gravitate towards strength and leadership and they will seek out other clans or individuals to join them. In return, they provide invaluable support and assistance. However, not all clans will accept them, as doing so may mean calamity and misfortune. Not only are these clans suddenly subject to the ire of Effluvial Crows, but it also effectively bars them from inviting said Crow species to their clan without considerable bloodshed first. Only an immensely strong or wise clan leader can attain both an Effluvial Crow and a Lesser Crow at the same time without one killing the other--or at least attempting to do so throughout their stay. Being able to host both is considered a prestigious status symbol, highlighting the presence of a truly formidable clan. While certainly an impressive feat, others might believe this to be a weakness to exploit. [/LIST] [b]Combat[/b] Common Builds for Lore[i] (not mandatory)[/i]: [center][item=anticipate] or [item=plumed anticipate] or [item=meditate] [item=vile bolt]or[item=concentration]or[item=contuse][item=haste][item=regeneration] [item=scholar][item=scholar][item=scholar] [item=ambush][item=ambush][/center] [center][item=anticipate] or [item=plumed anticipate] or [item=meditate] [item=bolster]or[item=concentration]or[item=contuse][item=haste][item=regeneration] [item=scholar][item=scholar][item=scholar] [item=ambush][item=ambush][/center] [b]Lore Stats and Abilities:[/b] [center]115 INT / 30 DEF / 23 VIT / 65 QCK (Level 25 Stats) (Two Fodder Mage Build Stats for Boreal Wood, Crystal Pools or Harpy's Roost. Warning: This is slow for fodder training, but it is cheap. Still under research. Credits to IndyMystery for this build.) [/center] [LIST] [*]They are more akin to support type units, utilizing their strain of disease to strengthen allies/familiars and sending them into battle. Their version of the strain is erratic and short-lived (access to vile bolt or pestilent slash, but not contaminate); however, this actually results in a valuable asset as their strain is significantly less risky to use on allies. To counter the lower potency, Lesser Crows are also versed in healing spells which are used to encourage the virus within allies to surge and multiply in strength. Additionally, it serves to mend any physical strain born of the virus' results or from general thrashing. Healing brews can likewise accomplish the same results at lower costs. Their "lesser eyes," serve as additional defense display in discouraging enemies from attacking them by looking as intimidating as possible. [*]Due to lack of concentrated magic in one area of their wings, they are not able to deflect projectiles (no access to reflect in canon), putting them at one disadvantage. They trade this drawback by being able to utilise a greater variety of support spells to help their allies, who they count on to flock to their side in times of need. [*]Lesser Crows are able to harden a larger surface area of their wings with defensive magic (anticipate/bolster). This makes them adept at counterattacking, allowing them to hold out long enough for either the enemy to tire, or for reinforcements to arrive. [*]They work well as a team with almost any dragon or familiar. Who they synergize best with depends entirely on who they’ve spent the most time training alongside. [*]They have one crucial advantage over the Effluvial Crow in that if the “source eye” is damaged, they can still continue battling for some time due to the stored energy harbored in their “lesser eyes”. This meaning, they can potentially stay in combat longer for endurance battles than their counterparts. Lesser Crows are known for their stamina and tenacious willpower. [*]Collects and uses an extensive variety of familiars. They are skilled at taming, and are able to infect their familiars with their virus. Their versatile nature makes them an interesting opponent in the fray as well as excellent tacticians. Generally, the stronger their familiars are, the greater their fighting capabilities stand on their own. Each of these Lesser Crows are unique in their approach, are no two are alike in their style. [*][b]Albino[/b]: Albino Lesser Crows, unlike their normal Lesser Crow counterpart, approach fights with wild abandon from the safety of the shadows. Their ability to take control of multiple beasts at a time is something used and abused with an extreme and merciless prejudice, often disregarding the welfare of those they have afflicted with their mark. If they are pushed and have exhausted an area’s natural abundance of fauna, they will then move on to the next, making their presence potentially ruinous to any natural ecosystems surrounding their territory. The wiser and the more experienced take better care of their stake, and if they cannot avoid confrontation, they may prefer to use a dragon’s own familiars against them in as subtle a manner as possible rather than give their own positions away. [/LIST] [b]Courting/Breeding[/b] [center][item=Pomegranate Plumed Headdress][item=Kiwi Plumed Headdress][item=Blueberry Plumed Headdress] [item=Cloudberry Plumed Headdress][item=Black Currant Plumed Headdress] [i](Albino) (Lesser Eboncrow)[/i][/center] [LIST] [*]Similar to the Effluvial Crow, they still offer head ornaments made of their own feathers as an intimate gift. These feathers can sometimes vary in color depending on the “lesser eyes” of the individual, but most of the time scarlets are more commonly chosen instead. [*]Their courting dance is a slower pace,, with more fluid movements to show off their agile bodies. The main focus is on that of their wings. This is one of the few times a Lesser Crow can be seen without their wing covers/armor. They spend a great of time with potential mates before “confessing” and have a tendency to prepare extravagant offerings as gifts [center][item=shining feather cluster][item=Tiny Feathers][item=Dark Basalt][item=Bone Fragments][/center] [*]Their nests are far more colorful with an additional range of plumes from the variant's feathers. Luxurious nests may have a smattering of matching colored jewels sprinkled within. [*]Though it is [b]VERY [/b]rare, some Effluvial Crows are known to take on a Lesser Crow as their mate at the risk of being ostracized by their existing family. They form a close relationship, where one focuses on agile strength, and the other acts as overall support. Records indicate that Effluvial Crows who choose to pair with a Lesser Crow are particularly attracted to ones with blue “lesser eyes,” likening their beauty to the "tarnish/copper" of their own kind. An Effluvial Crow mate is an invaluable asset to a Lesser Crow, due to their innate immunity to the pure Crow’s strain, they are better able to protect them and their offspring from being hunted. [*]Tensions may rise again if an Effluvial Crow were to successfully hatch from a clutch born of these two sister species. They may not choose to remain a part of this unusual family dynamic upon reaching maturity--and instead, seek strength and rejoin the main line. This situation is a dangerous one for any Lesser Crows in the family. [*][b]Albino:[/b] Albino Lesser Crows live often isolated lives away from others of their kind. Actively finding a mate is a precarious task that must be attempted with great care if they do not hold any former connections with those they wish to woo. Extravagant gifts are prepared and left within a respectable distance of their prospect's territory. Along with the offerings are several of their own white plumes containing trace pheromones to identify themselves and allow themselves to be found. If their sentiments have been reciprocated or piqued, they may be intrigued enough to leave a feather of their own as sign of invitation, permitting further entry into the depths of their territory. They are less extreme than their Albino Crow (runes) cousins and do not demand excessive sacrifice, preferring mutual gain over sacrifice and sentiments. [/LIST] [b]Diet[/b] [center][item=blackwing croaker leg][item=wartoad trainee][item=Heartred Croaker Leg][item=Molten Tadpole][/center] [LIST] [*][b]Meat. [/b]With no particular preference in color as a species, they are just happy to eat. Simple to cater to, as long as it’s fresh and there’s plenty of it, Lesser Crows won’t complain. They are easy to win over in this respect and require very little maintenance. However, that’s not to say that they wouldn’t notice another dragon being given the more premium cuts of meat from the corner of their eye... [/LIST] [center][url=https://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=53127908] [img]https://flightrising.com/rendern/350/531280/53127908_350.png[/img] [/url][/center] [b]Deviant Crows[/b] (Level 25 Lesser Crow): [LIST] [*]All Deviant Crows technically belong within the Lesser Crow family, but that is not to say that all Lesser Crows are therefore Deviant Crows as a result. [*]The "lesser eyes" on their wings have developed to lend them an even greater affinity for magic than before, along with the of means its subtle manipulation. Always the wayward child of the Plaguemother, no matter how distant a stem of its original blood, this Crow's magicks exudes an irrefutable influence over pains and pestilence alike. [*]Shedding their title as a "lesser" they adopted a "deviant" nature in its place. On the surface, it's difficult to differentiate the two based on the naivete of superficial appearances alone. However, their abilities are oceans apart and in some respects, their nature has drifted away from reliance and goodwill, and back to the Effluvial roots of survival and strength from a different perspective. [/LIST] [b]Evolved Abilities:[/b] [LIST] [*]Armed with the arsenal of known Sornieth magic, the Deviant Crow also has its own unusual and rather unique abilities up its sleeve. They are naturally talented healers in both a conventional sense... and a rather unsavory one too. [*]Their healing magic can mend the flesh and bone, but also bolster viral and bacterial strains by unnaturally fostering their numbers to an almost innumerable degree. To put forth one peculiar example--if their healing magic is used on the mark of an Albino Crow, it can cause the virus (normally concentrated and confined to a specific area) to both literally and figuratively "detonate" in place. [*]The sudden influx of growth occurs so violently that the flesh can swell and burst from within in splay and splatter. One one hand, a rather terrifying means of removing a normally unwelcome curse, but on the other hand, its manner of execution could also effectively put an end to all of the patient's/victim's mortal troubles in one fell motion depending on where the mark had been initially placed. Which, knowing the usual nature of the perpetrator, is often located somewhere of vital importance. [*]The Deviant Crow's ability to heal is a double-edged sword that can be both helpful or used as a means of offensive magic given enough creativity or natural biological misfortunes to go around. They can control this ability to varying degrees to ensure that not all results need be so... messy. In fact, they are even capable of administering it in ways that could coax existing contagions into mutating new and/or unusual symptoms outside its original form. [*]When coupled with their formerly "lesser strain," they can reproduce a close replica of the Effluvial berserker strain in their opponents/victims. Elevated bloodlust, dilated pupils, fever, confusion--all are a close similar, enough to frame a cousin in place of its own dirty deeds. [*]Though they still lack the morale-shattering effect or reflective abilities of the Effluvial wings, their ability to harden their own wings has increased tenfold. A pair of aegis wings, resistant to physical and magical attacks makes them a daunting opponent to face on the field. (Though it is a bit unwieldy to fly with.) [/LIST] [b]Preferred Weapons[/b] [center][item=plague tome][item=glass beaker][item=fine alchemical reduction][item=rubycap colony][/center] [LIST] [*]They arm themselves with vials, coated weaponry or cannisters of differing contagions, varying from those straight from the Wyrmwound or even varieties bought, sold or "borrowed" from other species and subspecies. [*]Coupled with their healing magic, it can be used to stir all manner of troubles and strife that are no doubt immediately deadly if they willed it so. [/LIST] [b]Potential Changes in Personality/Nature:[/b] [LIST] [*]Crows are a naturally inquisitive species, and the Deviant Crow will be as eager to test its abilities as its Effluvial cousin. But given their differences, their approach will also vary, though the sentiments will remain much the same--a trial of strength. [*]They will collect all manner of contagions and infect others, testing their healing abilities in varying measures while carefully cataloging its effects. Like the Effluvial, survivors of their abilities only serve to attract greater interest from them and may be subject to even more of their future attentions. Especially from those more... enthusiastic about furthering their personal education. [*]Less likely to rely on the goodwill of other clans, nor seek to join them to find strength among their allies... Deviant Crows may often struggle to separate the word "ally" from that of "test subject." [*]Because they are impossible to tell apart from Lesser Crows on the surface, the two groups do not actually get along. Mostly due to the issue being that Deviant Crows are prone to causing all manners of unwelcome trouble via their "research" and have no qualms masquerading as a common Lesser Crow in order to do so--making it harder for the already persecuted Lesser Crow to fit in. "It's simply more efficient that way, one would reply" as a matter of fact if you asked. [*]However, not all are without care nor empathy. There are cases where Deviants may use their abilities to benefit the growth of scientific communities and studies, potentially leading to cures. These individuals are either oblivious to their roots or have long abandoned their beliefs to their Plague origins. They are rare and sought out by those wishing to change the world. [/LIST] [b]Mad Survivalist Trait:[/b] [LIST] [*]Deviant Crows become stronger the more they find themselves in a bind. A built in "survival switch" from the persecution of their former bloodlines leads them to hardwired instincts that can flip on during dire straits. Anything and everything is both fine and fair. [*]Faster and stronger are a given in all Crow kind, but the Deviant Crow has something a little extra--the way their minds work become steadily more creative and unhinged. They become heightened to the potential of possibilities that may turn the tide of battle in ways that would not normally occur to them both physically or psychologically. [*]Their movements and strategies switch wildly to and fro as they begin to weave further opportunities for themselves in a high risk, high reward manner. During this time, their minds cease to record the events that occur and they will become oblivious to what happens after--if they prevail. [*]While locked within this mad survivalist state, some can even fully undergo temporary, but drastic personality changes ranging from lucid to the raving mad and nonsensical. Sometimes this is accompanied by a rambling of disturbing speech that is assumed to be another defense mechanism to psychologically throw off or used to attack the other party. [*]Trying to confront a Deviant Crow based on known variables and former study of the individual is, therefore, not recommended. It can all change in an instant and attempting to study one lost in this frenzied state is a high stakes gamble, as there is little to say that the next encounter would not be entirely different. [*]This sudden "turn" can occur even in the most placid, demure of Deviants. Even those who are unaware of their true natures as one. These individuals would be none the wiser before, nor after, allowing them to more or less continue on with their lives where they left off if there are no obvious signs of anything out of place. Ignorance is bliss. [*](Lore stats and builds may be respec'd from mage/healer builds to physical attackers during this state. All stats can be redistributed, but the effects are temporary until they exit this mode.) [/LIST] [b]Albinism[/b] [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=2&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=0&gender=0&tert=61&tertgene=24&winggene=22&wings=163&auth=498b05ef4a101c6af12244d5dc76eec92a5a53ec&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [indent][indent][columns] [b]Primary Skink:[/b] White [b]Secondary Trail:[/b] Maize-White [b]Tertiary Peacock:[/b] Any [b]Level 20[/b] before they leave the nest (level 20+ to be registered) [/columns][/indent][/indent] [LIST] [*]A strange mutation that researchers believe to be linked to the genetic change of their unique virus. When an Albino Lesser Crow is born they are often pale in color with occasional tints of remaining pigment lining their wings. Albino Lesser Crows can go on to produce more albino offspring, as what was formerly a recessive gene has now mutated into a dominant trait. However, the branching differences in their blood has made it almost impossible for them to pair with any other non-albino Crow bloodline without producing Jackdaw variations as offspring. [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/ERvfYT7.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/mlc0cHQ.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/vx7La0x.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/1R58dQ1.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/aNxYsoC.png[/img][/url][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2693447#post_39223036][img]https://i.imgur.com/vmXjGV6.png[/img][/url] [*]Their mutated virus links their victim to the Albino Lesser Crow that inflicted it. Less aggressive and more sinister, it leaves a distinctive mark that changes surrounding pigments to a bright red, giving off an appearance that almost resembles that of a flower. Each "flower" appears slightly different, but consists of the same component of a center core, presumably where the injury was inflicted and the virus' entry point. The center core then later becomes surrounded by inflamed "petals." The overall "bloom" becomes steadily more pronounced as time passes until it fully incubates within its new host, as if blossoming. Each "flower" is unique to the Albino Lesser Crow that inflicts it. They have a tendency to adopt this pattern as a crest, or a sort of signature. However! Due to the subdued nature of their virus, the flower from an Albino Lesser Crow are not immediately obvious until it comes in contact with a trigger pheromone. [*]Where the Albino Crow cannot take reliable control over beastclans and other small creatures, the Lesser Albino Crow has perfectly adapted to this niche. The flower-like mark alters the surrounding pigment of the affected area and "blooms" in place of the wound, overtaking their victim. Overall, their strain exerts a more reliable hold, and the multiple "lesser eyes" that line their wings can secrete more combinations of pheromones, drawing out much more complex reactions and exuding control over larger sphere of influence as a result. Destroying or damaging the certain sections of the wings can limit the type of pheromones that can be released. It may not necessarily be enough to stop them unless all "lesser eyes" along with the "source eye" are destroyed--but at this point, it is simply safer to sever both wings entirely, a feat that is much easier said than done. [*]The viral is secreted and inflicted by claw, but the pheromones are released from the many "lesser eyes" of their wings. The process itself therefore consists of two-parts. At first it seems as if there is no outside change within its victim aside from itching and a mild fever, however once the mark has "bloomed," it burns painfully in the presence of the Albino Lesser Crow responsible. This pheromone spurs forth symptoms that causes behavioral change in the victim, and causes the "flower" mark to flare from being previously unseen to that of a deep crimson. A Lesser Albino Crow often uses this ability as either a one-sided "contract" of sorts to keep unwilling creatures under its control, or as a means to ward them away if they are of a pacifist nature. [*]Exceptionally developed or mutated individuals could possibly even extend their reach unto dragon kind, but may not be able to fully glean the results that they are used to finding in familiars. They may also find their selection pool of available dragon kin to be either more limited, or their hold over them to be more subdued and limited to eliciting select emotional responses and triggering base physical urges. This is especially true the stronger the individual is in mind or in body--or if prove to be naturally resistant to all viral afflictions. Because of this, they prefer to target their enemies by using their own familiars or surrounding fauna against them. [*]Creatures afflicted by more than one Albino Lesser Crow at a time (i.e. marked twice) can potentially perish as a result due to their immune systems becoming overwhelmed. The nature of this mechanism can isolate Albino Lesser Crows from each other as well, and making them fiercely territorial against their own kind, with exception only to their mate(s). [*]Like all strains from the Crow family, this does not affect Effluvial Crows, nor does it affect other Albino Crows. Though this does not include varieties such as Lesser Crows, Jackdaws and the two Ebon branches. This further extends to Plague-aligned creatures and Beastclan, who are naturally resistant to viruses. Because of this, Albino Lesser Crows do not often take up residence within the Scarred Wastelands, preferring to dwell within other elemental territories that favor their strengths. [*]Unlike normal Lesser Crows, they do not lean towards bonding with their familiars, preferring to rule with the use of their mark for more consistent, faster results. Their personalities therefore may be more aloof, and perhaps aggressive or even vain as a result. They are notably more vicious in battle and unafraid of sacrificing allies or hurling large numbers against their foes. Raising a young Albino Lesser Crow should be done so with great care, as an early education and a proper upbringing can better ensure a healthy psychological accompanied with appropriate levels of empathy and grounding. [*]Due to the erratic and unique nature of Crow-related viral strains, finding an overall vaccine or cure is akin to a nigh impossible task. Even if one were to spend a lifetime developing a means to resolving the problem, another one would simply take its place within the span of not even a generation, but by simply being a different individual to the one being researched. Eradication is unfortunately the simplest solution to this difficult problem, if "simple" is indeed the word one could or should use here. [*]The species is made up of prolific breeders with alarmingly successful gene types not unlike the Eboncrow varieties, however their alarmingly antagonistic, self-serving nature motivates them to either hunt each other down or vie for territory. This results in an overall more limited number of the species reaching adulthood (level 20+), and effectively tames the numbers of their population within their own kind. By the same token, it also makes surviving and known individuals something to be wary of... [*]Their stunning pale plumage, while beautiful, holds no value in Crow society. [/LIST] [center][item=Sepia-Edged Claw][item=Ash-Edged Claw][item=Black-Edged Claw][item=Sweetheart Claw] [item=Bewitching Ruby Clawrings][item=Bewitching Ruby Forejewels] [i](Known Tools)[/i][/center] [LIST][*]Tainted Claw-tip accessories have been known to be distributed to those trusted to do an Albino Crow’s bidding. These contaminated tools can be used to mark other dragons in the place of the Crow, who may then control them from the safety of the shadows.[/LIST] [center][item=Sepia Rose Garden][item=Sanguine Thorn Tangle][item=Pristine Thorn Tangle][item=Faerie Thorn Tangle][item=Gilded Thorn Tangle] [i](Common Attire)[/i][/center] [LIST][*]Albino Crows tend to lend themselves towards the flower-like motifs of their virus, and may dress accordingly to match. While on the one hand it is a fitting aesthetic, on the other it also a good means of protection. These outward pointed thorns are saturated with the Albino Crow’s contagion, which threaten to--at best, “mark” the attacker--or more likely, kill them if they are exposed to repeated doses during their assault. [*][b]Identifying a 1st generation Albino: [/b] Instead of wearing white plumed covers over their wings, they will don the same corresponding colors as their family--Reds for true Effluvials or a wide range of other colors if belonging to the Lessers. It is a little more difficult to know more about the individual through their feathered head ornaments alone, as those are often more telling about their mate than about themselves. Sometimes the headdresses can also be purely decorative if they are unattached, but the best way to determine that is by carefully studying the feathers themselves and see if they match the individual, if they belong to a different known Crow, or if they are of an entirely different species.[/LIST] [b]Melanism[/b] [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=0&body=10&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=0&gender=1&tert=113&tertgene=24&winggene=22&wings=10&auth=6d726a8a60d6f16f7e8e99572e2a4859f5f42f53&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [indent][columns] [b]Primary Skink:[/b] Obsidian [b]Secondary Trail:[/b] Obsidian [b]Tertiary Peacock Ranges: [/b]Any [nextcol] [b]No level requirement for normal registry.[/b] [b]Level 20 for special registry[/b] as a Greater Eboncrow. [/columns][/indent] [LIST] [*]A genetic variant, known as a “Lesser Eboncrow.” They evolved alongside Eboncrow and Eboncrow society when a Lesser Crow ancestor had joined them long ago. They carry the same dominant alleles that produces dark characteristics in its body and wings. Close examination will reveal its original patterns, likening it to its Lesser Crow origins. However this mutation, like the albino Crow, has also affected its natural viral properties; and therefore, its way of life. [*]Lesser Eboncrows live together in large, mixed rookeries consisting of normal Ebons. They often have their own section where they keep to their own, finding more common interests (and personal space). They are among the most common variety of Crows readily found all across Sornieth, even more common than normal Ebons as a whole due to their dominant genes. [*]Their odorless strain of virus works in conjunction with the residual magic of their wings. Unlike Lesser Crows that channel theirs from a “source eye” to their “lesser eyes,” the Lesser Eboncrow has theirs evenly distributed and stored in their “lesser eye” as a whole. Their “source eye” are largely vestigial remains of their evolution. They have less concentrated magic, but they are more consistent and just as dangerous in other ways. [*][b]Wing magic: [/b]Their intense wings generate a hypnotic glow that can gently penetrate the night. All lesser eyes along their wings will light at once, putting their victims under a hypnotic trance, or sleep magic. The sleep magic may not always necessarily render victims unconscious, but may simply slow their movements and reaction time. Memory loss of recent events leading up to being exposed to its wing magic is also fairly common. Strong-willed individuals may resist this magic, varying from individual opponent down to the individual Lesser Eboncrow. [*][b]Contagion effects:[/b] Dizziness where subjects enter a trance-like state for several minutes depending on the dose. It weakens the will and makes them more susceptible to the hypnotic effects of their wings. It makes weak-willed individuals open to implanted suggestions that can last up to a day. Strong doses act as a knockout drug, but it is most certainly viral. Bloodborne, but short-lived the effects dissipate within the day. Immunity is hard to gain, as the virus itself is ever changing within its Eboncrow host. [*]Working together with Eboncrows as a whole. While one works in espionage and wetwork, the Lesser Eboncrows partake in the art of smuggling and thievery. Their wings make them excellent in deterring pursuers and concealing their identities, likewise they can use the lesser eyes to quickly flash signals in the dark to one another. The hypnotic magic can also assist in the opening of safe doors if there should be a helpful employee nearby with such knowledge. Mostly, they are renowned egg thieves. [/LIST] [center][item=obsidian roundhorn][item=ebony antlers][/center] [LIST] [*][b]Greater Eboncrow[/b] (level 20+): Where there is a pack of Lesser Eboncrows, they are likely overseen by one or more Greater Eboncrows in tow. These greater versions are long-lived, strong, and distinctly larger in size. They often have a large additional set of curved or branching obsidian horns (though it may not always be the case, as some may file theirs down). The magic of their wings and their viral strain are naturally more potent to match. Their ability to coordinate Lesser Eboncrows in the heat of battle are second to none. May sometimes be accompanied by normal Eboncrows. They have no sense of humor for insubordination, but also won't listen to anyone they regard as weaker than them. [*]Their feathers hold no value in Crow society, but are used as magic-infused traps. A feather from one of their lesser eyes can slowly radiate magic for up to six hours at a time, or enough to affect one individual before finally becoming spent. They’re often placed ahead in the paths of their victims alongside valuables, hoping they will be picked up and put under a mild hypnosis. [*]Still harboring a magpie behavior, they love gold and silver in equal measure. However, due to the size of their population and rookeries, there is often not enough to go around. Those on the bottom of the pecking order are forced to settle for iron and copper imitations, occasionally only owning one or two articles of actual prized jewelry passed down from their parents. Gems almost always go to those with higher standing. [*]They avoid taking contracts involving Effluvial Crows. There is often little to gain and much to lose, especially if their virus does not work on them. Adult Effluvial Crows are resistant to their wing magic due to their intense training, but young fledglings may find it troublesome. Likewise Effluvial Crows often do not go out of their way to accept work directly involving Eboncrows, finding their numbers and social repercussions to be “annoying” more than anything else. If this rule is broken, individuals involved tend to be held accountable over the entire species in order to minimize mass conflict. [*]They have no real relationship with Effluvial Crows, Lesser Crows or any Albino Crow variants, preferring to keep to their own, their views are largely considered neutral--if not put on a strictly “do not steal from” list to avoid bringing unnecessary home trouble. [/LIST] [b]Attires[/b] [center] [item=Golden Seraph Jewelry][item=Golden Silks][item=weathered scale wingplates][item=ivory scale wingplates][item=Pomegranate Plumed Cover][item=carapace arm][item=eerie cyan taildecor][item=haunting amber taildecor][item=bewitching ruby taildecor][item=eerie cyan pendants][item=haunting amber pendants][item=bewitching ruby pendants][item=ferocious banner][item=furious banner][item=brutal banner] [i]Common Attire[/i][/center] [LIST] [*]A Lesser Crow’s scarlet wing “eye" channels their innate magic to the other surrounding “lesser eyes” and acts as its main source. These variants do not normally remove the covers from their “source eyes” when in combat. Instead, they prefer to keep it protected and hidden from sight. They might even go as far as to don armor beneath their feather covers. Their "source eye" is ONLY shown to their lovers or potential mates. [*]They still enjoy partaking in gold and silks, but they have also have a liking for a wider variety of accessories that match their “lesser eyes.” [center][item=Sanguine Plumage][item=bewitching ruby clawrings][item=unearthly onyx clawrings][item=eerie cyan clawrings][item=fiendish emerald clawrings] [item=Glowing Red Clawtips][item=glowing blue clawtips][item=glowing green clawtips][/center] [*]Smouldering effluvial claws ripe with disease (sanguine feathers, clawrings). A weaker, invisible aura can sometimes be present, only a faint distortion in the air or glowing claws gives it away (glowing claws or none equipped). They make look similar to the Effluvial Crow, but they have a weaker strain that carries distinctly different scent. [/LIST] [center] [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=8&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=3&gender=0&tert=151&tertgene=24&winggene=22&wings=62&auth=0d54ffecd6db6fd0e5265de13ba26d902c4f7735&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center]
Lesser Crow (Plague)
Species Standard
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  • Primary Skink: Coal
  • Secondary Trail: Tomato, Vermillion,
    Ruby, Red, Strawberry, Carmine,
    Garnet (unusual), Rust (unusual)
  • Tertiary Peacock Ranges: Any
  • Wildclaws only
  • Level 20 before they leave the
    nest (level 20+ or higher to be registered)
  • Level 25 Deviant Crow (optional)

Appearances/Lore
  • If an Effluvial Crow could be likened to a vainglorious berserker warrior, then the Lesser Crow could be considered a clever support mage or a beast tamer of sorts. They rely on their allies and/or familiars in battle, but are also capable of holding their own. Their way of life makes them fiendishly intelligent in order to make it to adulthood.
  • Regarded poorly by their Effluvial Crow counterparts as cowards, the two are actually closely related. It's suspected that Lesser Crows are the descendents of those that had been chased off, and have since evolved to survive the trying landscape of the Plaguebringer.
  • Their claws carry a slightly sweeter smell; still sickly and somewhat pungent--the disease festering within is noticeably different. The most striking difference in the two are the additional “lesser eye” markings on their wings and the absence of rune-like markings. These “lesser eyes” come in a rich variety of colors, making them quite attractive to gaze upon.
  • Lesser Crows are also known as an Effluvial Crow Variant, or “Variant Crow,” (abbr. as V.Crow). They are sometimes affectionately known by their companions as a “Velcrow.” This nickname stems from their tendency to stick to their allies like proverbial superglue. The name was coined by a thoroughly irritated Mirror after enduring a Lesser Crow’s persistent company for twelve days and twelve nights without a break in between until they were finally allowed into their clan.
  • Contagion effects: Enhanced strength and reaction time but at a significantly reduced rate. It safer to use on allies compared to that of the Effluvial Crow’s caustic strain. Their disease and its benefits are also short-lived and can be expected to only endure the battle before it fizzles out. The strain has an additional negative side-effect of separation anxiety and paranoia which can linger on its allies for a day, the latter being especially true if the contaminated is suddenly separated from the group. Those with strong willpower will have little problem overcoming this issue. Like a case of the common cold, their virus is always evolving and changing to negate immunity, but not so much that the symptoms that stem from it would alter wildly. It is applied via a small puncture from their claws.
  • They are not as combat-obsessed as their counterparts. Where the Effluvial Crow celebrates the individual strength of the Plaguemother’s virus, the Lesser Crow celebrates the unity that comes from it--rallying allies to their side. They seek to tie themselves to powerful clans, valuing the strength of their allies above that of their own. Lesser Crows perceive their own strain as a "polish" to make the other party shine. Having a strong ally is a source of pride and security for them. A strong clan is akin to a treasure box. This is where they differ heavily from the vainglorious Effluvial Crow, and it is considered a dire tension point. Effluvial Crows believe this dependent behavior is both lowly and cowardly-- that one should rely on their own strengths given to them by the Plaguemother, rather than using and hiding behind that of others.
  • Hunted and reviled by their sister species, the Lesser Crows have largely taken up residency in Rotrock Rim, putting The Abiding Boneyard squarely between the two. Here, they have refined their way of life and developed a tendency to attach themselves to strong travellers who have made it this far.
  • Effluvial Crows as a whole are immune to each other's diseases. A Lesser Crow’s strain is also ineffective on Effluvial Crows; however, the inverse is not true. A pure Crow strain can affect a Lesser Crow. The disease will burn slowly in them at reduced efficacy.
  • If caught by an Effluvial Crow, their wings will likely be the primary stake only second to their lives. These colorful wings are coveted as battle trophies by their counterparts and are often proudly displayed along the walls of their lairs as decoration. This makes living situations particularly… strenuous if both species were to reside together. There have been cases of wingless Lesser Crows roaming the lands, looking for a merciful clan to take them in. Their loss is both a blessing and a curse, as an Effluvial Crow will be more likely to ignore their presence, seeing either no sport in the pursuit or simply not able to recognize them as Crows general.
  • As of Riot of Rot (2019)
    The Riot of Rot brings with it a virulent strain--twisting and writhing its way through Sornieth in a pestilent wave, bringing with it new changes, such as the one recently observed within the Lesser Crows. Hunted relentlessly by their sister variant, the Effluvial Crow, their numbers were scarce and often only found harbored within the generosity of other dragon clans.

    However, the warmth of the Wyrmwound has far reaches, and in an effort to adapt and stubbornly root their existence, more varieties of Lesser Crow colors have been observed springing forth.

    The tertiary color range for Lesser Crows has now been fully unlocked, and all color ranges are viable!

Social
  • Their young are carefully reared until they are of age and capable of holding their own (>level 20) for fear of being hunted by Effluvial Crows, or succumbing to natural pestilence. Rotrock Rim’s unrelenting nature molds these Lesser Crows to be more prudent and defensive than their aggressive counterparts. Despite that, they are still more frail than Effluvial Crows and will seek out safety in numbers. They do not stay together among their own species at the first sign of independence, preferring to find a new clan as soon as they are fully fledged in order to scatter their numbers and avoid the extermination of their kind.
  • Also loves to collect red feathers. A point of cultural confusion in dragonkind is that although both Crows and Lesser Crows enjoy receiving and collecting feathers... giving them one of the other's feathers by mistake is possibly the worst conceivable form of social faux pas imaginable. Insighting bloodthirsty fury in the former, and disgusted terror in the latter--it's best to have these types of gifts verified in advance by a trusted source--or just stick to meat and gold.
  • Lesser Crows appear somewhat more outwardly docile in temperament than pure Crows, and get on famously with Coatls. Instinctively social, they are quick to learn the likes and dislikes of their allies and put that information to good use in order to remain in good standing. Because they are not as openly confrontational as the Effluvial Crow, they are more manageable and do not bore as easily. It is a running joke that they are a sort of “domesticated Crow” but it is an unfounded, sweeping generalization due to their stark contrast in nature. They are fierce and wily, merely more careful in their approach and should not be looked down upon. Lesser Crow attacks are known to often come from behind. Their species happens to be notoriously vengeful as a whole with grudges that can span generations.
  • They gravitate towards strength and leadership and they will seek out other clans or individuals to join them. In return, they provide invaluable support and assistance. However, not all clans will accept them, as doing so may mean calamity and misfortune. Not only are these clans suddenly subject to the ire of Effluvial Crows, but it also effectively bars them from inviting said Crow species to their clan without considerable bloodshed first. Only an immensely strong or wise clan leader can attain both an Effluvial Crow and a Lesser Crow at the same time without one killing the other--or at least attempting to do so throughout their stay. Being able to host both is considered a prestigious status symbol, highlighting the presence of a truly formidable clan. While certainly an impressive feat, others might believe this to be a weakness to exploit.

Combat
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Lore Stats and Abilities:

115 INT / 30 DEF / 23 VIT / 65 QCK
(Level 25 Stats)

(Two Fodder Mage Build Stats for Boreal Wood, Crystal Pools or Harpy's Roost. Warning: This is slow for fodder training, but it is cheap. Still under research. Credits to IndyMystery for this build.)

  • They are more akin to support type units, utilizing their strain of disease to strengthen allies/familiars and sending them into battle. Their version of the strain is erratic and short-lived (access to vile bolt or pestilent slash, but not contaminate); however, this actually results in a valuable asset as their strain is significantly less risky to use on allies. To counter the lower potency, Lesser Crows are also versed in healing spells which are used to encourage the virus within allies to surge and multiply in strength. Additionally, it serves to mend any physical strain born of the virus' results or from general thrashing. Healing brews can likewise accomplish the same results at lower costs. Their "lesser eyes," serve as additional defense display in discouraging enemies from attacking them by looking as intimidating as possible.
  • Due to lack of concentrated magic in one area of their wings, they are not able to deflect projectiles (no access to reflect in canon), putting them at one disadvantage. They trade this drawback by being able to utilise a greater variety of support spells to help their allies, who they count on to flock to their side in times of need.
  • Lesser Crows are able to harden a larger surface area of their wings with defensive magic (anticipate/bolster). This makes them adept at counterattacking, allowing them to hold out long enough for either the enemy to tire, or for reinforcements to arrive.
  • They work well as a team with almost any dragon or familiar. Who they synergize best with depends entirely on who they’ve spent the most time training alongside.
  • They have one crucial advantage over the Effluvial Crow in that if the “source eye” is damaged, they can still continue battling for some time due to the stored energy harbored in their “lesser eyes”. This meaning, they can potentially stay in combat longer for endurance battles than their counterparts. Lesser Crows are known for their stamina and tenacious willpower.
  • Collects and uses an extensive variety of familiars. They are skilled at taming, and are able to infect their familiars with their virus. Their versatile nature makes them an interesting opponent in the fray as well as excellent tacticians. Generally, the stronger their familiars are, the greater their fighting capabilities stand on their own. Each of these Lesser Crows are unique in their approach, are no two are alike in their style.
  • Albino: Albino Lesser Crows, unlike their normal Lesser Crow counterpart, approach fights with wild abandon from the safety of the shadows. Their ability to take control of multiple beasts at a time is something used and abused with an extreme and merciless prejudice, often disregarding the welfare of those they have afflicted with their mark.

    If they are pushed and have exhausted an area’s natural abundance of fauna, they will then move on to the next, making their presence potentially ruinous to any natural ecosystems surrounding their territory.

    The wiser and the more experienced take better care of their stake, and if they cannot avoid confrontation, they may prefer to use a dragon’s own familiars against them in as subtle a manner as possible rather than give their own positions away.

Courting/Breeding


(Albino) (Lesser Eboncrow)
  • Similar to the Effluvial Crow, they still offer head ornaments made of their own feathers as an intimate gift. These feathers can sometimes vary in color depending on the “lesser eyes” of the individual, but most of the time scarlets are more commonly chosen instead.
  • Their courting dance is a slower pace,, with more fluid movements to show off their agile bodies. The main focus is on that of their wings. This is one of the few times a Lesser Crow can be seen without their wing covers/armor. They spend a great of time with potential mates before “confessing” and have a tendency to prepare extravagant offerings as gifts


  • Their nests are far more colorful with an additional range of plumes from the variant's feathers. Luxurious nests may have a smattering of matching colored jewels sprinkled within.
  • Though it is VERY rare, some Effluvial Crows are known to take on a Lesser Crow as their mate at the risk of being ostracized by their existing family. They form a close relationship, where one focuses on agile strength, and the other acts as overall support. Records indicate that Effluvial Crows who choose to pair with a Lesser Crow are particularly attracted to ones with blue “lesser eyes,” likening their beauty to the "tarnish/copper" of their own kind. An Effluvial Crow mate is an invaluable asset to a Lesser Crow, due to their innate immunity to the pure Crow’s strain, they are better able to protect them and their offspring from being hunted.
  • Tensions may rise again if an Effluvial Crow were to successfully hatch from a clutch born of these two sister species. They may not choose to remain a part of this unusual family dynamic upon reaching maturity--and instead, seek strength and rejoin the main line. This situation is a dangerous one for any Lesser Crows in the family.
  • Albino: Albino Lesser Crows live often isolated lives away from others of their kind. Actively finding a mate is a precarious task that must be attempted with great care if they do not hold any former connections with those they wish to woo.

    Extravagant gifts are prepared and left within a respectable distance of their prospect's territory. Along with the offerings are several of their own white plumes containing trace pheromones to identify themselves and allow themselves to be found.

    If their sentiments have been reciprocated or piqued, they may be intrigued enough to leave a feather of their own as sign of invitation, permitting further entry into the depths of their territory. They are less extreme than their Albino Crow (runes) cousins and do not demand excessive sacrifice, preferring mutual gain over sacrifice and sentiments.

Diet
  • Meat. With no particular preference in color as a species, they are just happy to eat. Simple to cater to, as long as it’s fresh and there’s plenty of it, Lesser Crows won’t complain. They are easy to win over in this respect and require very little maintenance. However, that’s not to say that they wouldn’t notice another dragon being given the more premium cuts of meat from the corner of their eye...

Deviant Crows (Level 25 Lesser Crow):
  • All Deviant Crows technically belong within the Lesser Crow family, but that is not to say that all Lesser Crows are therefore Deviant Crows as a result.
  • The "lesser eyes" on their wings have developed to lend them an even greater affinity for magic than before, along with the of means its subtle manipulation. Always the wayward child of the Plaguemother, no matter how distant a stem of its original blood, this Crow's magicks exudes an irrefutable influence over pains and pestilence alike.
  • Shedding their title as a "lesser" they adopted a "deviant" nature in its place. On the surface, it's difficult to differentiate the two based on the naivete of superficial appearances alone. However, their abilities are oceans apart and in some respects, their nature has drifted away from reliance and goodwill, and back to the Effluvial roots of survival and strength from a different perspective.

Evolved Abilities:
  • Armed with the arsenal of known Sornieth magic, the Deviant Crow also has its own unusual and rather unique abilities up its sleeve. They are naturally talented healers in both a conventional sense... and a rather unsavory one too.
  • Their healing magic can mend the flesh and bone, but also bolster viral and bacterial strains by unnaturally fostering their numbers to an almost innumerable degree. To put forth one peculiar example--if their healing magic is used on the mark of an Albino Crow, it can cause the virus (normally concentrated and confined to a specific area) to both literally and figuratively "detonate" in place.
  • The sudden influx of growth occurs so violently that the flesh can swell and burst from within in splay and splatter. One one hand, a rather terrifying means of removing a normally unwelcome curse, but on the other hand, its manner of execution could also effectively put an end to all of the patient's/victim's mortal troubles in one fell motion depending on where the mark had been initially placed. Which, knowing the usual nature of the perpetrator, is often located somewhere of vital importance.
  • The Deviant Crow's ability to heal is a double-edged sword that can be both helpful or used as a means of offensive magic given enough creativity or natural biological misfortunes to go around. They can control this ability to varying degrees to ensure that not all results need be so... messy. In fact, they are even capable of administering it in ways that could coax existing contagions into mutating new and/or unusual symptoms outside its original form.
  • When coupled with their formerly "lesser strain," they can reproduce a close replica of the Effluvial berserker strain in their opponents/victims. Elevated bloodlust, dilated pupils, fever, confusion--all are a close similar, enough to frame a cousin in place of its own dirty deeds.
  • Though they still lack the morale-shattering effect or reflective abilities of the Effluvial wings, their ability to harden their own wings has increased tenfold. A pair of aegis wings, resistant to physical and magical attacks makes them a daunting opponent to face on the field. (Though it is a bit unwieldy to fly with.)

Preferred Weapons
  • They arm themselves with vials, coated weaponry or cannisters of differing contagions, varying from those straight from the Wyrmwound or even varieties bought, sold or "borrowed" from other species and subspecies.
  • Coupled with their healing magic, it can be used to stir all manner of troubles and strife that are no doubt immediately deadly if they willed it so.

Potential Changes in Personality/Nature:
  • Crows are a naturally inquisitive species, and the Deviant Crow will be as eager to test its abilities as its Effluvial cousin. But given their differences, their approach will also vary, though the sentiments will remain much the same--a trial of strength.
  • They will collect all manner of contagions and infect others, testing their healing abilities in varying measures while carefully cataloging its effects. Like the Effluvial, survivors of their abilities only serve to attract greater interest from them and may be subject to even more of their future attentions. Especially from those more... enthusiastic about furthering their personal education.
  • Less likely to rely on the goodwill of other clans, nor seek to join them to find strength among their allies... Deviant Crows may often struggle to separate the word "ally" from that of "test subject."
  • Because they are impossible to tell apart from Lesser Crows on the surface, the two groups do not actually get along. Mostly due to the issue being that Deviant Crows are prone to causing all manners of unwelcome trouble via their "research" and have no qualms masquerading as a common Lesser Crow in order to do so--making it harder for the already persecuted Lesser Crow to fit in. "It's simply more efficient that way, one would reply" as a matter of fact if you asked.
  • However, not all are without care nor empathy. There are cases where Deviants may use their abilities to benefit the growth of scientific communities and studies, potentially leading to cures. These individuals are either oblivious to their roots or have long abandoned their beliefs to their Plague origins. They are rare and sought out by those wishing to change the world.

Mad Survivalist Trait:
  • Deviant Crows become stronger the more they find themselves in a bind. A built in "survival switch" from the persecution of their former bloodlines leads them to hardwired instincts that can flip on during dire straits. Anything and everything is both fine and fair.
  • Faster and stronger are a given in all Crow kind, but the Deviant Crow has something a little extra--the way their minds work become steadily more creative and unhinged. They become heightened to the potential of possibilities that may turn the tide of battle in ways that would not normally occur to them both physically or psychologically.
  • Their movements and strategies switch wildly to and fro as they begin to weave further opportunities for themselves in a high risk, high reward manner. During this time, their minds cease to record the events that occur and they will become oblivious to what happens after--if they prevail.
  • While locked within this mad survivalist state, some can even fully undergo temporary, but drastic personality changes ranging from lucid to the raving mad and nonsensical. Sometimes this is accompanied by a rambling of disturbing speech that is assumed to be another defense mechanism to psychologically throw off or used to attack the other party.
  • Trying to confront a Deviant Crow based on known variables and former study of the individual is, therefore, not recommended. It can all change in an instant and attempting to study one lost in this frenzied state is a high stakes gamble, as there is little to say that the next encounter would not be entirely different.
  • This sudden "turn" can occur even in the most placid, demure of Deviants. Even those who are unaware of their true natures as one. These individuals would be none the wiser before, nor after, allowing them to more or less continue on with their lives where they left off if there are no obvious signs of anything out of place. Ignorance is bliss.
  • (Lore stats and builds may be respec'd from mage/healer builds to physical attackers during this state. All stats can be redistributed, but the effects are temporary until they exit this mode.)

Albinism
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Primary Skink: White
Secondary Trail: Maize-White
Tertiary Peacock: Any
Level 20 before they leave the nest (level 20+ to be registered)
  • A strange mutation that researchers believe to be linked to the genetic change of their unique virus. When an Albino Lesser Crow is born they are often pale in color with occasional tints of remaining pigment lining their wings. Albino Lesser Crows can go on to produce more albino offspring, as what was formerly a recessive gene has now mutated into a dominant trait. However, the branching differences in their blood has made it almost impossible for them to pair with any other non-albino Crow bloodline without producing Jackdaw variations as offspring.

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  • Their mutated virus links their victim to the Albino Lesser Crow that inflicted it. Less aggressive and more sinister, it leaves a distinctive mark that changes surrounding pigments to a bright red, giving off an appearance that almost resembles that of a flower. Each "flower" appears slightly different, but consists of the same component of a center core, presumably where the injury was inflicted and the virus' entry point. The center core then later becomes surrounded by inflamed "petals." The overall "bloom" becomes steadily more pronounced as time passes until it fully incubates within its new host, as if blossoming. Each "flower" is unique to the Albino Lesser Crow that inflicts it. They have a tendency to adopt this pattern as a crest, or a sort of signature. However! Due to the subdued nature of their virus, the flower from an Albino Lesser Crow are not immediately obvious until it comes in contact with a trigger pheromone.
  • Where the Albino Crow cannot take reliable control over beastclans and other small creatures, the Lesser Albino Crow has perfectly adapted to this niche. The flower-like mark alters the surrounding pigment of the affected area and "blooms" in place of the wound, overtaking their victim. Overall, their strain exerts a more reliable hold, and the multiple "lesser eyes" that line their wings can secrete more combinations of pheromones, drawing out much more complex reactions and exuding control over larger sphere of influence as a result. Destroying or damaging the certain sections of the wings can limit the type of pheromones that can be released. It may not necessarily be enough to stop them unless all "lesser eyes" along with the "source eye" are destroyed--but at this point, it is simply safer to sever both wings entirely, a feat that is much easier said than done.
  • The viral is secreted and inflicted by claw, but the pheromones are released from the many "lesser eyes" of their wings. The process itself therefore consists of two-parts. At first it seems as if there is no outside change within its victim aside from itching and a mild fever, however once the mark has "bloomed," it burns painfully in the presence of the Albino Lesser Crow responsible. This pheromone spurs forth symptoms that causes behavioral change in the victim, and causes the "flower" mark to flare from being previously unseen to that of a deep crimson. A Lesser Albino Crow often uses this ability as either a one-sided "contract" of sorts to keep unwilling creatures under its control, or as a means to ward them away if they are of a pacifist nature.
  • Exceptionally developed or mutated individuals could possibly even extend their reach unto dragon kind, but may not be able to fully glean the results that they are used to finding in familiars. They may also find their selection pool of available dragon kin to be either more limited, or their hold over them to be more subdued and limited to eliciting select emotional responses and triggering base physical urges. This is especially true the stronger the individual is in mind or in body--or if prove to be naturally resistant to all viral afflictions. Because of this, they prefer to target their enemies by using their own familiars or surrounding fauna against them.
  • Creatures afflicted by more than one Albino Lesser Crow at a time (i.e. marked twice) can potentially perish as a result due to their immune systems becoming overwhelmed. The nature of this mechanism can isolate Albino Lesser Crows from each other as well, and making them fiercely territorial against their own kind, with exception only to their mate(s).
  • Like all strains from the Crow family, this does not affect Effluvial Crows, nor does it affect other Albino Crows. Though this does not include varieties such as Lesser Crows, Jackdaws and the two Ebon branches. This further extends to Plague-aligned creatures and Beastclan, who are naturally resistant to viruses. Because of this, Albino Lesser Crows do not often take up residence within the Scarred Wastelands, preferring to dwell within other elemental territories that favor their strengths.
  • Unlike normal Lesser Crows, they do not lean towards bonding with their familiars, preferring to rule with the use of their mark for more consistent, faster results. Their personalities therefore may be more aloof, and perhaps aggressive or even vain as a result. They are notably more vicious in battle and unafraid of sacrificing allies or hurling large numbers against their foes. Raising a young Albino Lesser Crow should be done so with great care, as an early education and a proper upbringing can better ensure a healthy psychological accompanied with appropriate levels of empathy and grounding.
  • Due to the erratic and unique nature of Crow-related viral strains, finding an overall vaccine or cure is akin to a nigh impossible task. Even if one were to spend a lifetime developing a means to resolving the problem, another one would simply take its place within the span of not even a generation, but by simply being a different individual to the one being researched. Eradication is unfortunately the simplest solution to this difficult problem, if "simple" is indeed the word one could or should use here.
  • The species is made up of prolific breeders with alarmingly successful gene types not unlike the Eboncrow varieties, however their alarmingly antagonistic, self-serving nature motivates them to either hunt each other down or vie for territory. This results in an overall more limited number of the species reaching adulthood (level 20+), and effectively tames the numbers of their population within their own kind. By the same token, it also makes surviving and known individuals something to be wary of...
  • Their stunning pale plumage, while beautiful, holds no value in Crow society.


(Known Tools)
  • Tainted Claw-tip accessories have been known to be distributed to those trusted to do an Albino Crow’s bidding. These contaminated tools can be used to mark other dragons in the place of the Crow, who may then control them from the safety of the shadows.

(Common Attire)
  • Albino Crows tend to lend themselves towards the flower-like motifs of their virus, and may dress accordingly to match. While on the one hand it is a fitting aesthetic, on the other it also a good means of protection. These outward pointed thorns are saturated with the Albino Crow’s contagion, which threaten to--at best, “mark” the attacker--or more likely, kill them if they are exposed to repeated doses during their assault.
  • Identifying a 1st generation Albino:
    Instead of wearing white plumed covers over their wings, they will don the same corresponding colors as their family--Reds for true Effluvials or a wide range of other colors if belonging to the Lessers.

    It is a little more difficult to know more about the individual through their feathered head ornaments alone, as those are often more telling about their mate than about themselves.

    Sometimes the headdresses can also be purely decorative if they are unattached, but the best way to determine that is by carefully studying the feathers themselves and see if they match the individual, if they belong to a different known Crow, or if they are of an entirely different species.

Melanism
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Primary Skink: Obsidian
Secondary Trail: Obsidian
Tertiary Peacock Ranges: Any
No level requirement for normal registry.
Level 20 for special registry as a Greater Eboncrow.
  • A genetic variant, known as a “Lesser Eboncrow.” They evolved alongside Eboncrow and Eboncrow society when a Lesser Crow ancestor had joined them long ago. They carry the same dominant alleles that produces dark characteristics in its body and wings. Close examination will reveal its original patterns, likening it to its Lesser Crow origins. However this mutation, like the albino Crow, has also affected its natural viral properties; and therefore, its way of life.
  • Lesser Eboncrows live together in large, mixed rookeries consisting of normal Ebons. They often have their own section where they keep to their own, finding more common interests (and personal space). They are among the most common variety of Crows readily found all across Sornieth, even more common than normal Ebons as a whole due to their dominant genes.
  • Their odorless strain of virus works in conjunction with the residual magic of their wings. Unlike Lesser Crows that channel theirs from a “source eye” to their “lesser eyes,” the Lesser Eboncrow has theirs evenly distributed and stored in their “lesser eye” as a whole. Their “source eye” are largely vestigial remains of their evolution. They have less concentrated magic, but they are more consistent and just as dangerous in other ways.
  • Wing magic: Their intense wings generate a hypnotic glow that can gently penetrate the night. All lesser eyes along their wings will light at once, putting their victims under a hypnotic trance, or sleep magic. The sleep magic may not always necessarily render victims unconscious, but may simply slow their movements and reaction time. Memory loss of recent events leading up to being exposed to its wing magic is also fairly common. Strong-willed individuals may resist this magic, varying from individual opponent down to the individual Lesser Eboncrow.
  • Contagion effects: Dizziness where subjects enter a trance-like state for several minutes depending on the dose. It weakens the will and makes them more susceptible to the hypnotic effects of their wings. It makes weak-willed individuals open to implanted suggestions that can last up to a day. Strong doses act as a knockout drug, but it is most certainly viral. Bloodborne, but short-lived the effects dissipate within the day. Immunity is hard to gain, as the virus itself is ever changing within its Eboncrow host.
  • Working together with Eboncrows as a whole. While one works in espionage and wetwork, the Lesser Eboncrows partake in the art of smuggling and thievery. Their wings make them excellent in deterring pursuers and concealing their identities, likewise they can use the lesser eyes to quickly flash signals in the dark to one another. The hypnotic magic can also assist in the opening of safe doors if there should be a helpful employee nearby with such knowledge. Mostly, they are renowned egg thieves.
  • Greater Eboncrow (level 20+): Where there is a pack of Lesser Eboncrows, they are likely overseen by one or more Greater Eboncrows in tow. These greater versions are long-lived, strong, and distinctly larger in size. They often have a large additional set of curved or branching obsidian horns (though it may not always be the case, as some may file theirs down). The magic of their wings and their viral strain are naturally more potent to match. Their ability to coordinate Lesser Eboncrows in the heat of battle are second to none. May sometimes be accompanied by normal Eboncrows. They have no sense of humor for insubordination, but also won't listen to anyone they regard as weaker than them.
  • Their feathers hold no value in Crow society, but are used as magic-infused traps. A feather from one of their lesser eyes can slowly radiate magic for up to six hours at a time, or enough to affect one individual before finally becoming spent. They’re often placed ahead in the paths of their victims alongside valuables, hoping they will be picked up and put under a mild hypnosis.
  • Still harboring a magpie behavior, they love gold and silver in equal measure. However, due to the size of their population and rookeries, there is often not enough to go around. Those on the bottom of the pecking order are forced to settle for iron and copper imitations, occasionally only owning one or two articles of actual prized jewelry passed down from their parents. Gems almost always go to those with higher standing.
  • They avoid taking contracts involving Effluvial Crows. There is often little to gain and much to lose, especially if their virus does not work on them. Adult Effluvial Crows are resistant to their wing magic due to their intense training, but young fledglings may find it troublesome. Likewise Effluvial Crows often do not go out of their way to accept work directly involving Eboncrows, finding their numbers and social repercussions to be “annoying” more than anything else. If this rule is broken, individuals involved tend to be held accountable over the entire species in order to minimize mass conflict.
  • They have no real relationship with Effluvial Crows, Lesser Crows or any Albino Crow variants, preferring to keep to their own, their views are largely considered neutral--if not put on a strictly “do not steal from” list to avoid bringing unnecessary home trouble.

Attires


Common Attire
  • A Lesser Crow’s scarlet wing “eye" channels their innate magic to the other surrounding “lesser eyes” and acts as its main source. These variants do not normally remove the covers from their “source eyes” when in combat. Instead, they prefer to keep it protected and hidden from sight. They might even go as far as to don armor beneath their feather covers. Their "source eye" is ONLY shown to their lovers or potential mates.
  • They still enjoy partaking in gold and silks, but they have also have a liking for a wider variety of accessories that match their “lesser eyes.”



  • Smouldering effluvial claws ripe with disease (sanguine feathers, clawrings). A weaker, invisible aura can sometimes be present, only a faint distortion in the air or glowing claws gives it away (glowing claws or none equipped). They make look similar to the Effluvial Crow, but they have a weaker strain that carries distinctly different scent.
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[center][size=5][b]Additional Subspecies Variants[/b][/size][/center] [center][b]Jackdaw[/b] (Crow bloodline) [b]Species Standard[/b][/center] [center] [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=121&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=3&gender=1&tert=140&tertgene=14&winggene=1&wings=121&auth=0ede5f51c2fe34762dcf7e4d6e22dfcb3f1d8581&dummyext=prev.png[/img] [/center] [indent][columns] [LIST] [*][b]Primary Skink:[/b] Any [*][b]Secondary Any:[/b] Any [*][b]Tertiary Runes/Peacock: [/b]Any [nextcol] [LIST] [*][b]Wildclaws only[/b] [*][b]No level restriction[/b] [/LIST] [/columns][/indent] [b]Appearances/Lore[/b] [LIST] [*]Jackdaws, also abbreviated as simply “Jacks” or even “Daws,” are often descendants of the [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726]Crow[/url] family in one manner or another. Their mixed bloodlines have carried some of the Crow’s more defining genetic traits all the way through to contemporary Sornieth. [*]These features can be seen in their sleek, downy furs with a long skink-like patternation that runs along their form. The rune-like markings persist in those with Effluvial blood, while intimidating feathered eyes adorn the wings of those with Lesser ancestry, firmly separating the two. [*]They are often smaller in size compared to Crows, thus earning them their affectionate--but no less dangerous--namesake. Some of the more deadly characteristics of the Crow line have been known to persist through the generations, or even mutate beyond recognition. This is true in the erratic nature of the Crow’s viral strain, which has been known to adapt or develop in spontaneous and unexpected ways. It had even become the source of much interest and experimentation among certain clans seeking to weaponize them for their own gain. [*]Depending on how far removed the bloodline has become, they may no longer carry the trademark “eye” on the each of their wings, or the utilise the potent magic that is stored within them. This does not necessarily work against the Jackdaw’s favor, as it most certainly makes them harder to identify in the face of persecution. Like the Crows, they are both clever and clannish. [*]As with all things in Crow society, the ones with vibrant red feathers hold higher rank. Their plumage is considered both beautiful and far more beautiful than other colors. Red is in their blood, both literally and figuratively; and this saying encompasses all of the Crows whether some care to openly admit it or not. [/LIST] [b]Social[/b] [LIST] [*]Those who are aware of their ancestry carry with it great pride and are known to venerate the true blooded. With their fervent dedication to their ancestral pride, the rift between Effluvial Crows and Lesser Crows grows larger than ever with each passing generation, as does their impact on Sornieth in dividing the clans that seek to house them both. Only the strong and the wise can hope to keep the seams from splitting. [*]However, there are always those who wish to break away from the shadow of the bloodline and earn recognition for based on their own merits. Thus, some of these descendants are known to rail against their ancestry and attempt to distinguish themselves as being more--and perhaps even stronger than the pure. These Jackdaws tend to have the most hidden agendas… Beware. [/LIST] [b]Relationship with Crows[/b] [LIST] [*]Effluvial Crows regard them as… keen little things. Somewhat endearing, like one would regard a puppy who is eager to join in. They otherwise hold neutral views on them. Preferring to rely on their own strengths, These Crows are more likely to put them to work in more menial odd jobs rather than allowing them to participate in the hunt itself. Despite the Jackdaw's lower standing, they are treated tremendously well here and are afforded a great deal of treasure and wealth--however, they are regarded as either pets or property in return. This situation is more likely for Jackdaws of red plumage, as those who possess stunning reds or captivating scarlets tend to find their place here. [*]Jackdaws may find more equal company among the Lesser Crows, as they are the most likely to see them as peers rather than simply servants, pets or lessers. They tend to thrive in clans where Lesser Crows hold more influence. It is here that many will find the opportunity to truly establish themselves as individuals and allow their natural abilities to shine. [*]Albino Crows, both the normal and the Lesser variety, were once known to make the best use of the Jackdaw's services... and who's to say that they still don't? Any relationship that once existed between the two variants has now been lessened since the mutation of both the Albino's viral strain. It would be more accurate to say that they are now hostages rather than partners in crime. Albino Effluvial Crows have a more direct approach, utilising their "marks" while Albino Lesser Crows may choose to use familiars, such as a venomous serpent, for example, and keep it quite literally to their throats. Those who are of more empathetic and sound mind may prefer to avoid the Jackdaws altogether along with majority of dragon kind, preferring a more isolated existence. [*]Due to the close nature and vast population of the Eboncrows (both Lesser and normal variety), they do not take kindly to a Jackdaw’s presence; seeing them as extra pintsized competition for what is considered already scarce treasure and/or goods to go around--or worse--servants of other Crows. They tend not to live together unless a greater influence in the group insists upon it, but even then, the Jackdaws may be left to paw only at the scraps when there is a blind eye. [/LIST] [center][size=5][b][color=maroon]Jackdaw Update: Crow Traits and Bloodlines[/b][/color][/size] [img]https://www1.flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=8&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=0&gender=1&tert=62&tertgene=14&winggene=22&wings=87&auth=495ff963a2b8ea06e7f6832ab8068f2f8bf742ef&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [indent]Jackdaws are dragons who carry Crow blood within their veins. Their mixed bloodlines carry over some defining traits, most notably with the slick, skink-like patternation on their bodies. Alongside some Crow-like appearances, they have also been able to inherit abilities from their predecessor(s), and possibly more than one, resulting in an unusual and varied arsenal unique to them. Their abilities are often weaker than their pure counterparts, but sometimes also possibly stronger. Crow blood is known to mutate easily, so trying to gauge which is the case is a difficult task.[/indent] [b]Instructions[/b] [indent]Build your Jackdaw with abilities of your choosing from between two different Crow variants, [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19JdmeeBhH_RMIlzzqqcVZU8E1aeVg3fYPKODo_pOHTo/edit?usp=sharing]or go here to have it generated for you if you want a little taste of RNG.[/url] 1. Select a total of two bloodlines that you want your Jackdaw to be related to in some manner: Effluvial Crow, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Albino Crows, Eboncrow, or Lesser Eboncrow. 2. Then mix and match by choosing one trait from each of the main categories: Viral Signature, Wing Trait, Latent Trait I, and Latent Trait II.[/indent] [b]The result will look something like this: [/b] [center][img]https://i.imgur.com/5BB55rf.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/I2uAqqZ.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/PzHDItB.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/6rhjTfC.png[/img][/center] [columns][color=transparent]xxxxxxxx[/color][size=4]Effluvial Crow x Albino Crow[/size] [color=transparent]xxxxxxxxxxxxx[/color](From left to right.) [nextcol] [b]Viral Signature:[/b] [Scarlet Brand] (Albino) [b]Wing Trait:[/b] [Manipulation] (Albino) [b]Latent Trait I:[/b] [Relentless Challenger] (Effluvial) [b]Latent Trait II: [/b][Viral Immunity (High)] (Effluvial) [/columns] [center][size=5][b]Jackdaw Trait Generator[/b][/size] (Click image to be directed to the sheet.) [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19JdmeeBhH_RMIlzzqqcVZU8E1aeVg3fYPKODo_pOHTo/edit?usp=sharing][img]https://i.imgur.com/eOQ5HXT.png[/img][/url][/center] [indent]This generator is fairly easy to use. Just click the drop down menus on either side and select a Crow bloodline. You'll see the results right away. There is a copy and paste BBCode box at the bottom that will generate a post detailing your Jackdaw's traits with full descriptions and images, and there's another box next to it for images only.[/indent] [center][img]https://imgur.com/EbsjJ7K.png[/img][/center] [size=5][b]Viral Signature[/b][/size] [center] [img]https://i.imgur.com/FLJ5mPI.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/94f3NR8.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/utD92Jf.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/hAYSNmb.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/ejp3Tju.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/rebpPSg.png[/img] From left to right: Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow[/center] [b]Effluvial Crow[/b] [Blind Berserker] [indent]A rare trait stemming from the Effluvial Crow bloodline. The Effluvial Crow’s trademark contagion. A distinctly bittersweet smell swiftly accompanies it once secreted from their claws, trailing a line of black smoke in its wake. If afflicted, enhanced strength, fever, dizziness and confusion are among the first symptoms to develop. Once it has fully incubated within its new host, one final symptom will appear at last--uncontrollable bloodlust. This strain is used to goad the Effluvial Crow’s opponent into attacking without pretense, allowing them both to engage in what is considered a “pure fight.” Healing potions only serve to strengthen the infection’s effects, speeding up what is already a dangerously quick process. The greater the lifeforce of the victim, the hotter the disease burns, until at last, the victim's body succumbs from physical strain, unable to keep up with their own rampaging madness. This type of strain is able to be used on all members of the Crow family with exception to the Effluvial Crows themselves--who are naturally immune. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.[/indent] [b]Lesser Crow[/b] [Bolsterstrain] [indent]A rare trait stemming from the Lesser Crow bloodline. The Lesser Crow’s strain was one branched from the Effluvial Crow’s. It has a slightly sweeter smell and emits a lighter colored smoke than that of its cousin. What is unique about this strain is that it is primarily used for support purposes. It bolsters their ally’s physical strengths as well as their reaction time, making it a very valuable asset in battle. However, it is short lived and usually only lasts for a round. There are some minor side-effects, as few things in life come for free. Those of weaker constitution--whether physically or mentally--may experience lingering side effects of paranoia and separation anxiety. Those who are stronger have little problem negating this problem. It is possible to administer repeated doses, as well as to manipulate its potency using a mixture of spells or potions. The contagion is delivered via a puncture wound from their claws.[/indent] [b]Deviant Crow[/b] [Pestilent Priest] [indent]A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. The Deviant Crow’s signature ability. A sinister ability disguised as a healing spell. When used on ordinary, clean wounds it will mend flesh and bone as quick as a flash. However, if used on any traces of infection type such as those from bacteria, viruses or of fungal original--the disease will react and suddenly worsen. Beneath the surface, the Deviant Crow’s “magic” duplicates the original contagion to obscene levels. Mutations are more than common during this stage and new side effects often spur forth without warning, creating new symptoms that were not originally there before--and that is if one has survived this far in. When used on their own claw-contagion (same as Lesser Crow’s), they can closely imitate the symptoms of an Effluvial Crow strain. Or if used on an Albino Mark, the sudden influx of the virus can cause the host’s flesh to burst--effectively detonating the area. It is activated via direct physical contact with their palms.[/indent] [b]Albino Crows[/b] [Scarlet Brand] [indent]A trait stemming from the Albino Crow bloodline. The dreaded scarlet brand--a contagion unique to the Albino Crow variant. Both the Effluvial (runes) line and the Lesser (peacock) line are able to apply markings on their victims that allow them to become more susceptible to the control of their wing-pheromones. It leaves a distinctive mark that changes surrounding pigments to a bright red. This mark gives off the appearance that closely resembles that of a flower. Each "flower" is slightly different in variation, but consists of the same key component of a center core, presumably where the injury was inflicted and signals the virus' entry point. Albino Crows often use this mark as either a one-sided "contract" of sorts to either keep unwilling dragons under its control, or as a ward to keep the dragons in question away from itself. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws. Key differences to note: Albino Effluvial Crows (runes) are able to mark dragons and Albino Lesser Crows (peacock) are able to mark Beastclans and familiars. The effectiveness of either outside of their normal respective territories creates very mixed, and often unsatisfactory results not limited to outright death.[/indent] [b]Eboncrow[/b] [Deathstrike] [indent]A trait stemming from the Eboncrow bloodline. Odorless and more immediately fatal compared to its bolstering-blood frenzying cousin. Eboncrows are able to control the dose that is distributed to their victims. In small amounts, dizziness, nausea and confusion and thrashing are common symptoms that may not necessarily lead to death but certainly extreme discomfort. Larger quantities can overstimulate the heart and lead to a quick death in a matter of minutes. Outwardly, it appears similar to a strong venom, but make no mistake that it is a bloodborne disease that can quickly spread to infect others that have made contact with it. It is important to note that Effluvial Crows are immune to their disease, but the inverse is not true. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws. It can be used in conjunction as a “combo ability” with the Lesser Eboncrow’s (peacock) strain to prevent the victim from succumbing to death when afflicted by their contagion. Between the two, this helps to ensure that there are far more useful hostages than there would be silent corpses.[/indent] [b]Lesser Eboncrow[/b] [Tranceclaw] [indent]A trait stemming from the Lesser Eboncrow bloodline. The contagion spurs on dizziness where subjects enter a trance-like state for several minutes depending on the dose. It weakens the will and makes them more susceptible to the hypnotic effects of their wings, making weak-willed individuals open to implanted suggestions that can last up to a day. Strong doses act as a knockout drug, but it is most certainly viral. Bloodborne, but short-lived the effects dissipate within less than a day. Immunity is hard to gain, as the virus itself is ever changing within its Lesser Eboncrow host. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws. It can be used in conjunction as a “combo ability” with the Eboncrow’s (runes) strain to prevent the victim from succumbing to death when afflicted by their contagion. Between the two, this helps to ensure that there are far more useful hostages than there would be silent corpses.[/indent] [size=5][b]Wing Traits[/b][/size] [center][img]https://i.imgur.com/hOPwRFJ.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/J1iHIJ5.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/ijtBUhA.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/OCWlvxb.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/VmNWyKo.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/6IQ8PRm.png[/img] From left to right: Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow[/center] [b]Effluvial Crow[/b] [Fated Feather] [indent]A Jackdaw-unique trait hailing directly from the Effluvial Crow bloodline. Though they cannot produce the trademark [Shatter Morale] ability that their relatives are known for. This trait instead allows them to be able to keenly identify feathers belonging to the different Crow variants within a quick glance--granting them invaluable utility for those looking to glimpse in on Crow society.. They are able to tell individual apart from individual at a glance, and are more attuned to the ways of fortune telling using said feathers. Their readings have an uncanny way of being fairly close to home.[/indent] [b]Lesser Crow[/b] [Mana Plume] [indent]A Lesser Crow trait, in which one’s wings are able to store a great deal of mana, making them apt candidates for those wishing to master the ways of mana and magic. However their stored magic is confined to only their wings and nowhere else in their body, making their wings a considerable weak point that cannot be completely protected with defensive magic. Plated wing covers are much advised.[/indent] [b]Deviant Crow[/b] [Aegis Wings] [indent]A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait that allows one to harden their wings to exceptional degrees--granting the both physical and magical protection. During this time while their wings are hardened, they may struggle to fly effectively and prefer to adhere to grounded forms of combat. This does mean that they are a force to be reckoned with when confronted within enclosed spaces.[/indent] [b]Albino Crows[/b] [Manipulation] [indent]An Albino Crow trait that acts in conjunction with the [Scarlet Brand] viral ability known to this variant. It allows the Albino Crow to influence their “marked” by releasing different varieties of pheromones. Albino Effluvial Crows can only emit one type of pheromone at a time, but their reign is generally absolute over their marked victims. These pheromones can both be used as defensive or offensive measures. Albino Lesser Crows can emit multiple types of pheromones and issue more complex, and perhaps even subtle commands. But it generally only really works well on the Beastclan and familiar type creatures.[/indent] [b]Eboncrow[/b] [Aerial Ace] [indent]A physical trait of Eboncrows, where one’s wings are a bit shorter, but also more finely shaped than most of the Crow variants. As a result they are swifter and more agile in aerial combat compared to their cousins. It makes them very formidable fighters as well as difficult to catch. Few are able to outfly a pair of Eboncrow wings in terms of speed and grace, but if one does not train up their stamina, then it may only be a matter of time before they are caught up to.[/indent] [b]Lesser Eboncrow[/b] [Caged Consciousness] [indent]A trait unique to the Lesser Eboncrows that pairs with their [Tranceclaw] contagion. Their wings can produce something of a hypnotic glow, one that is able to gently penetrate the night. This ability is capable of putting their victims under a hypnotic trance, or sleep magic. The sleep magic may not always necessarily render victims unconscious, but may simply slow their movements and reaction time. It can be used alone, but the effects will be weaker. [/indent] [size=5][b]Latent Traits I[/b][/size] [center][img]https://i.imgur.com/oYSugWQ.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/u6wYga6.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/4A60DW0.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/Hcm67Nc.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/Cfs1c9q.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/OhwqDb2.png[/img] From left to right: Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow[/center] [b]Effluvial Crow[/b] [Relentless Challenger] [indent]An Effluvial Crow latent perk. It replaces one’s knee-jerk “flight or fight'' reaction with simply “fight or fight.” It makes one’s personality dauntless in the face of danger. Not to be confused with blind foolishness, it instead allows one to adopt the persona of a true challenger ready to confront their opponents. It grants the individual the ability to appropriately size up their enemies to see if it is worth the time of day. Not only that, it ensures that fear is seldom ever a variable within the hearts of those with Effluvial blood running through it. Their minds are as clear as day.[/indent] [b]Lesser Crow[/b] [Stamina Surge] [indent]A Lesser Crow latent perk. It allows one to persist again and again, gaining a second wind once having seemingly fallen in battle. If this individual is given the time to rest and recover, they most certainly will before their opponents do. This makes them very effective in longer, drawn out battles than most other Crow variants.[/indent] [b]Deviant Crow[/b] [Insatiable Curiosity] [indent]A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. The individual is that of an ever curious one, sometimes to a fault, but often approached with a pragmatic, scientific mind. Being curious, after all, doesn’t necessarily mean one needs to be disorganized. They are quick to learn, only because it gives them the tools to learn more in turn, creating an endless cycle of exploring the unknown from both little to large. Developing an obsessive tendency towards their interests is not an entirely uncommon phenomenon.[/indent] [b]Albino Crows[/b] [Guided Accuracy] [indent]An Albino Crow latent perk. Aiming comes intuitively to them. They know where to strike and when. Of course, practice does help to make sure the hits land and nothing hits them in return; but they are otherwise instinctively guided to their opponent’s weaknesses and only limited by the extent of their physical abilities. Once that barrier has been removed, however... [/indent] [b]Eboncrow[/b] [Murder Brigade (Offense)] [indent]An Eboncrow latent perk. The individual works naturally well in groups--too well, in fact. They will prefer to be part of a mob rather than fight alone, but once having blended into the crowd of angry faces, they are able to weave in and out effortlessly, picking up hits where others leave off and sleuthing for other equally delicious opportunities to contribute.[/indent] [b]Lesser Eboncrow[/b] [Murder Brigade (Support)] [indent]A Lesser Eboncrow latent perk. This individual is a natural within mob fights. They are able to take true advantage of what it means to have strength in numbers. They instinctively know their place and how to best support their allies in the heat of battle, as well as help to chain their attacks into a series of combo assaults between them.[/indent] [size=5][b]Latent Traits II[/b][/size] [center][img]https://i.imgur.com/XA7JqPa.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/CqpvevY.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/fbk2Kgn.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/FTaQgc7.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/YCDOaag.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/44jCYHR.png[/img] From left to right: Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow[/center] [b]Effluvial Crow[/b] [Viral Immunity (High)] [indent]An Effluvial Crow latent perk. It makes them immune to all manners of maladies and infection alike. Nothing short of depths of the Wyrmwound itself is going to likely have a hold over them.[/indent] [b]Lesser Crow[/b] [Admirable Ally] [indent]A Lesser Crow latent perk. They have a strong and sincere attitude in assisting their allies in both physical and emotional aspects that transcends species barriers. This trait allows them to fit well in other clans completely unrelated to Crow society, and often sees to it that they fare well.[/indent] [b]Deviant Crow[/b] [Alter Ego] [indent]A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. It is referred to as the “mad survivalist” trait. When caught in dangerous situations, these individuals undergo a complete persona switch where anything and everything from dirty fighting to committing great sacrifices are both fair and fine--so long as it means that they can survive. Once out of danger they can revert back to their normal selves with no prior memories of the events… but activating this switch too many times can lead them to be permanently stuck in this state.[/indent] [b]Albino Crows[/b] [Appraising Eye] [indent]An Albino Crow latent perk. The individual is able to size up others--be it dragon or beast--in a predatory manner as to how best to make use of them. They can understand the potential of others and how they might best fit in a grand design somewhere.[/indent] [b]Eboncrow[/b] [Clawed Connections] [indent]An Eboncrow latent perk. Individuals with this trait are naturally good at making connections within all societies. Rules and etiquette come easily to them even if they don’t believe in it themselves. They can naturally find their way to a black market or ties with the societal underworld. Either way if there’s a question that needs answering, they usually know who to ask.[/indent] [b]Lesser Eboncrow[/b] [High Potential] [indent]A Lesser Crow latent perk. So long as these individuals survive the early stages of life and past their no doubt tumultuous adolescence, they are quite sure to thrive. They carry with them a high potential that only becomes greater with time--promising them places somewhere along the top--as long as they can effectively cultivate their strengths and cull their weaknesses.[/indent] [center][img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=81&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=3&gender=0&tert=38&tertgene=24&winggene=24&wings=134&auth=cc1033cd090edf551660d949222140a1e28e83f7&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [center][img]https://imgur.com/EbsjJ7K.png[/img][/center] [center][b]Effluvial Mynamime[/b] [b]Species Standard[/b] [img]https://imgur.com/aIjbbWD.png[/img][/center] [indent][columns] [b]No level requirement[/b] [b]Level 25 Special Registry[/b] [b]Primary Skink:[/b] Coal [b]Secondary Trail:[/b] Rust-Ruby range, Red-Strawberry range, Carmine, Garnet [nextcol] [indent][b]Tertiary Wraith/Squiggle/Skeletal: [/b] Tangerine-Coral range [b]Tertiary Plumage[/b]: Vermillion-Cerise range [b]Banescale only[/b][/indent] [/columns][/indent] [b]Description & Lore[/b] [LIST] [*]Native to the Scarred Wastelands, these creatures share close appearances to the Effluvial Crows by design, these aptly named "mimes" are not Crows themselves. Their names stem from their copycat habits of both "myna" and the word "mime" resulting in "mynamime". [*]They share the same streaked patternation, making it difficult to keep track of when it ducks and dives about the air. Their bright red trails are lined with eyes--more eyes than even the Effluvial or its Lesser ilk. They carry with them strong magic and an intimidating glow. [*]Equipped with an entirely unique viral strain, their victims become unnaturally attracted to the color red to the point of obsession. It then uses its bright, trailed wings to lure the infected dragon back to the territory of an Effluvial Crow, hoping to spark a battle in which it can then feast. [*]The red glow of its wings can be seen even in the depths of night, making it like moth to a flame for those who are afflicted by its virus. The magic in its wings makes it appear hazy, and allows it to produce an equally ill-defined afterimage. The effect gives off the terrifying effect of multiple crimson eyes peering downward from the sky not unlike those heard in eldritch stories. [*]The two species work closely together, one by baiting its victim to the point of an irrational rage, while the other fights the true fight to the death. Ultimately, the angrier and more berserk their opponents are, the more eager and thrilled the two tend to become. [*]Mynamimes are truly adept creatures at flight and have a tendency to kite their opponents by always staying just out of reach. They will do this continuously and lure other dragons and creatures alike into frenzied bloodlust, as well as deeper towards the depths of trouble. [*]They are able to sense minute chemical changes in their opponent's bodies and predict their movements/intentions by one step ahead. Being able to falsify one's natural biological reactions would be the best way to stay ahead--if not simply avoiding the creature entirely. [*]Like the Crow, it is attracted to shiny objects. Instead of donning them, however, they will hoard it jealously in the depths of its nest. [*]It is possible to bribe an Effluvial Mynamime to guide one to the nearest safe location... but it can be an unreliable escort if it sees that you are wearing more wealth than you are offering. This may result in a false lure, one may find their itinerary rearranged into an express appointment with peril, where the greedy Mynamime may partake from greater gems and gild. [*]Plumed Mynamimes are beloved pets and familiars to the Effluvial Crow. Their feathers are religiously groomed and considered a favorite decorative trinket among Crow-kind. These particular Mynas rarely see battle themselves, as they are kept in sheltered lives of luxury. [/LIST] [b]Scarlet Mesmer Myna[/b] (level 25) [LIST] [*]Scarlet Mesmer Mynas are significantly larger and capable of standing alone without the need for a symbiotic relationship with the Crows. They are the result of an individual having survived time and time again, battle-tested and disease-resistant--these Mynas no longer carry the "mime" moniker with them, as they copy nothing. [*]Their strain of virus has fully hybridized with the Effluvial Crow's. It is spread by scattering a fine dust from their scales to the wings, using strong powerful wing strokes, as well as an instinctive knowledge of how the currents of the pestilent winds flow. [*]The virus--now capable of invoking full audio-visual hallucinations within their afflicted victims--is combined with their mesmerizing wing magic to create a "rose-tinted world" where dragons from a surrounding radius are attracted in to fight among each other for reasons they, themselves aren't entirely sure of either. Only that they must, and will do so with all their heart and soul. [*]Lone victors of this impromptu coliseum are left to wander as the Scarlet Mesmer Myna collects its share of treats and treasures from among the dead and dying. [*]Its victor (if they go on to survive) gains the gift of immunity from the Myna virus and its variants, sparing them a repeated ill fate within the Wandering Contagion. It is a blessing earned as if designed and distributed by the Plaguemother herself--however, surviving also earns one the interest of a keen Effluvial Crow, for better or for worse. No one loves a strong victor more than they. [/LIST] [center][img]https://imgur.com/EbsjJ7K.png[/img][/center] [center] [b]Albino Mynamime[/b] [b]Species Standard[/b] [img]https://imgur.com/gbe0j5W.png[/img][/center] [indent][indent][columns] [b]No level requirement[/b] [b]Level 20+ Special Registry[/b] [b]Primary Skink:[/b] White [b]Secondary Trail:[/b] Maize-White [nextcol] [indent][b]Tertiary Wraith/Squiggle/Trimmings: [/b] Tangerine-Coral range [b]Tertiary Plumage[/b]: Vermillion-Cerise range [b]Banescale only[/b][/indent] [/columns][/indent][/indent] [b]Description & Lore[/b] [LIST] [*]The Albino variant of the Mynamime. Having no place among its Effluvial cousins, they share a symbiotic variation with both type of Albino Crows instead. [*]When infected with an Albino Crow's strain, Mynamimes do not undergo the usual changes. Instead--they are able to emit a hybridized copycat version of the Albino's trigger pheromone. Something that an Albino Crow may either find potentially useful or disconcerting depending on its outlook. [*]An Albino Mynamime can only undergo one "change" in its lifetime, effectively attaching it to the Albino Crow that it has been marked by. If abandoned, its chances of survival are very low, and other dragon clans may be reluctant to take them in. [*]A "pure" unmarked Albino Mynamime is considered an exotic item and may often appear in auctions. Plumed ones in particular are treated as a luxury purchase to show off one's wealth. [*]Due to its unique complementary biology, Albino Crows covet the Myna and are careful in controlling its numbers, lest it be used to inconvenience them. They generally serve as its messengers, wardens over its marked victims, or as a pair of (or several) watchful eyes. [*]An Albino Crow may lend its virus to the Myna by lacing its claws in contaminants, allowing it to mark others in its place and lure back its new find with its hybrid pheromone. [*]Storing very little magic in their wings--if any at all, they are notoriously difficult to detect and possess a very low presence. Aside from their bright coloration, there is very little to make one aware of it--except one thing, a song. [*]The frequencies of the Mynamime's singing can attract those marked by an Albino Crow, acting as a sort of involuntary summons. It has the ability to sing two different notes at a time with different frequencies each. [*]The first frequency is pleasant and melodic. It soothes the Marked and lures them in like a siren song. The second frequency is dizzying and disconcerting. It's difficult to tell where it's coming from, but it scatters one's thoughts and makes it hard to focus. The third frequency elicits pain--a head-splitting pain that promises relief just over the horizon, but never fulfills it. [*]Like the Effluvial Mynamime, the plumed version of the Albino Mynamime is also equally coveted by the Crow and regarded as a prized pet whose feathers are regarded as jewels and jewelry. [/LIST] [b]Snowy Yurei Myna[/b] (level 20+) [LIST] [*]The Snowy Yurei Myna or "Ghost Myna" is a fully matured, apex Albino Mynamime, having survived trials and tribulations. It loses its "mime" moniker without the need for a symbiotic relationship with an Albino Crow, as it can hold its own in battle. [*]It produces a hybridized version of the Albino Crow's strain. The result is several red, petal-like rashes breaking out in various places of the victim's body, fever, and labored breathing. It renders the victim very susceptible and sensitive to its song and its copied Crow pheromone. [*]On first impression, it is almost as if the Snowy Myna's singing itself is what is creating the viral spread, but it is actually the powdery residue of its scales breaking down into a fine dust, and scattering around its territory that is causing it. [*]The Snowy Yurei Myna can sing up to even greater, differing frequencies than the Albino Mynamime. It is something that has not been fully studied, and the results of it is considered widely unknown, if not a dangerous territory. [*]While the variations of its song and its combinations are shrouded in mystery, it is more than possible to die as a result of listening to it. But not all deaths are unpleasant, as they have been known to guide suffering souls to peaceful, merciful ends and can be sought out and deified for such purposes. [*]Rarely venturing out in the flesh, they pay visits to small shrines scattered about their territory to collect their tithes and tributes. Anyone who wishes to make a request of the Myna can hang a wooden talisman detailing one's wishes next to the shrine. If refused, it will have a claw struck through the request. If accepted, a specific song will be used to summon them--you will know if the song is meant for you, without a doubt. [/LIST] [center][img]https://imgur.com/EbsjJ7K.png[/img][/center] [center] [b]Ebon Mynamime[/b] [b]Species Standard[/b] [img]https://imgur.com/S00iBTx.png[/img][/center] [indent][indent][columns] [b]No level requirement[/b] [b]Level 20+ Special Registry[/b] [b]Primary Skink:[/b] Obsidian [b]Secondary Trail:[/b] Obsidian [nextcol] [indent][b]Tertiary Wraith/Squiggle/Plumage: [/b]Any [b]Banescale only[/b][/indent] [/columns][/indent][/indent] [b]Description & Lore[/b] [LIST] [*]The Ebon cousin to the Effluvial Mynamime. It is the most common type of Mynamime found in Sornieth. Its genetic origins can be traced back to the Wandering Contagion. [*]Despite possessing the antibodies for immunity, they are unable to produce their own active contagion and will rely on the Eboncrows and their ilk to regularly coat their talons to gain the effect. Between the two Ebon varieties to choose from, a Myna can utilise two different strains for different purposes. [*]Ebon Mynamimes often flock to the side of Greater or Crested Eboncrows, preferring to align themselves with strength and the promise of fortune. They have no qualms over [i]how[/i] they secure their place beside one, be it bumping down one of their own or weaker Eboncrow to do so. [*]Its wings contain powerful reflective magic. While stationary, the Ebon Mynamime can cocoon itself with its umbral webbing and render itself, as well as anything else within it, invisible. It can also deflect incoming magical (but not physical) projectiles. Because of this, larger wingspans are considered a desirable trait among the Mynas as well as those who seek to utilise them. [*]They possess [i]very[/i] good "hearing," and often spend their time skimming the winds for rumors, secrets and misspoken words. Along with their ability to camouflage themselves it is not unusual to find one perched near the lair of an influential individual of interest. (They do not actually listen with their ears, but pick up the smallest and most subtle vibrations through their spines and horns.) [*]Their good "hearing" translates to good speaking--and that translates further to unrivaled vocal mimicry. They can reproduce voices and sounds down to the frequency of the note. These uncanny creatures can even copy the song of the Albino Mynamime, but can only sing one frequency at a time. Ebon Mynamimes will use the voices of other dragons to deceive and to lure. [*]Their possible mimicry of the Albino Mynamime makes them insufferable pests to the Albino Mynamime and by extension, its Crow patron if it has one; the latter who will not hesitate to seek one out to put an end to it if it becomes too bothersome. [/LIST] [b]Feral Umbral Myna[/b] (level 20+) [LIST] [*]Like its cousins, this fully mature Myna loses its "mime" moniker and does not require any connections on behalf of the Eboncrows to survive. They are strong enough to contest even Crested and Greater Eboncrows alike if desired--but the two (or three) generally agree that it is more profitable to cooperate than not. [*]Rarely seen if ever, the Umbral Myna need not cover itself with its wings to conceal itself. As long as the "eyes" of its wings remain undamaged, it can stay camouflaged for days at a time without a break. [*]Allegedly, it is distinguished primarily by its size. It is significantly larger than the Ebon Mynamime and comes with a powerful, oppressive aura if revealed. But if it can help it, one is unlikely to catch sight of the creature unless what is happened upon is a corpse. [*]At this stage, it will have developed a unique virus of its own. It can distribute this contagion by scattering the fine, dust-like residue from its scales directly at its victim as it passes by in cloaked form. The severity of it can range from a simple sore throat, a change in sound, or complete silence that can last a day, or an eternity. At this stage, the Umbral Myna will have already assumed the target's voice for their own devices. [*]Not only can the Umbral Myna mimic sounds, it can cloak itself to take on the appearance of other items roughly its size or smaller. It should be noted that these are illusions of its wings and nothing more. Touching what is assumed to be an empty space will still give way to the sleek texture of cool scales if one were to reach out. [*]Equipped with powerful, crushing talons they have no trouble getting their claws dirty if need be. They are brutal and unforgiving with their attacks, preferring to shatter bones than to rend flesh. [*]It's fighting tactics once flushed is what gives it its "feral" title. It fights with wild abandon from the get-go, which can take inexperienced dragons aback. The Myna can constantly disappear and reappear at a moment's notice, striking with intent to kill... preferably from behind. [/LIST] [center][img]https://imgur.com/EbsjJ7K.png[/img][/center] [center] [b]Crowborne[/b] (Subspecies x Crow Collaborations) [img]http://flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=10&bodygene=20&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=0&gender=1&tert=116&tertgene=14&winggene=20&wings=10&auth=06a724160b9957d4aca8291ba2cccea08d45a485&dummyext=prev.png[/img] [/center] [indent][columns] [LIST] [*][b]Primary*:[/b] Check directory guidelines [*][b]Secondary*:[/b] Check directory guidelines [*][b]Tertiary*:[/b] Check directory guidelines [*][b]*Must have at least ONE of the following genes[/b]: Skink, Trail, Runes, Peacock.[/LIST] [nextcol] [LIST] [*][b]Wildclaw only[/b] but may collab with any subspecies type, including non-WC breeds. [*][b]No level restriction[/b] [*][b]Level 20+[/b] Special Registry (if applicable)[/LIST] [/columns][/indent] [center][b][url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wEmXrU1f2BFNKgKly8oPv4ZUCeNmTdEudrUb-mZ3FzE/edit?usp=sharing]Click here to go to the Crowborne Directory and see all available species, requirements, and registration information![/url][/b][/center] [LIST] [*]A uniquely specialized hybrid of any variety of Crow and another existing subspecies of Sornieth. Their finely mixed bloodlines usually result in distinct traits of their own, and going as far as to form their own branching species in many cases. One can liken them to a specialized sort of Jackdaw. [*]Unlike Jackdaws these "Crowborne" beings may exhibit 1/3 distinct Crow genes (skink, trail, runes or peacock) as opposed to the Jackdaw's 2/3 (skink and runes or peacock). They also come in a variety of exotic colors, often betraying some clues to the other half of their combined blood (their color guidelines can vary, so be sure to check the directory under the one you're interested in). [*]Due to the widespread population of Crows, there are more and more new variants appearing as time progresses. Their viral and fighting capabilities vary wildly, as does their relationship with the pure-blooded themselves. Make no mistake, these feathered creatures are no less formidable... especially as many carry with them a sinister or even unnatural origin. [*]The clannish nature of Crows may mean that these variants are never truly accepted, as such the case with Jackdaws, however it is not unlikely that they will combine their efforts towards achieve a common goal. [*](Each Crow x Subspecies collaboration has its own uniquely tailored lore! Check out the Crowborne directory link above to see them all, as well as how to submit your own if you are a subspecies creator!) [/LIST] [center][img]http://www1.flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=64&bodygene=15&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=3&gender=0&tert=2&tertgene=6&winggene=22&wings=64&auth=c0da29acaf5f5d342c99b3249a38e3bf0c806467&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [b]Affiliates[/b] [columns] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2397522][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/coliseum/portraits/529641/52964031.png[/img][/url] [center][i]Hivemind[/i][/center] [nextcol] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2478506][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/coliseum/portraits/521281/52128098.png[/img][/url] [center][i]Prions[/i][/center] [nextcol] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2700031/1][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/coliseum/portraits/541789/54178826.png[/img][/url] [center][i]Pestilent Vultures[/i][/center] [/columns] [columns] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2744245/1][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/coliseum/portraits/539789/53978892.png[/img][/url] [center][i]Blightbound[/i][/center] [nextcol] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2803295][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/coliseum/portraits/556819/55681815.png[/img][/url] [center][i]Ephemeral Buzzards[/i][/center] [nextcol] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2748776/1][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/coliseum/portraits/568610/56860918.png[/img][/url] [center][i]Starshrikes [/i][/center][/columns] [columns] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2722400][img]https://imgur.com/jnIcCvt.png[/img] [center][i]Blooming Grove Sickness[/i][/center] [nextcol] [url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2412017/1][img]https://imgur.com/Tbgx8T1.png[/img][/url] [center][i]Necromancers[/i][/center][/columns]
Additional Subspecies Variants
Jackdaw
(Crow bloodline)
Species Standard
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  • Primary Skink: Any
  • Secondary Any: Any
  • Tertiary Runes/Peacock: Any
  • Wildclaws only
  • No level restriction

Appearances/Lore
  • Jackdaws, also abbreviated as simply “Jacks” or even “Daws,” are often descendants of the Crow family in one manner or another. Their mixed bloodlines have carried some of the Crow’s more defining genetic traits all the way through to contemporary Sornieth.
  • These features can be seen in their sleek, downy furs with a long skink-like patternation that runs along their form. The rune-like markings persist in those with Effluvial blood, while intimidating feathered eyes adorn the wings of those with Lesser ancestry, firmly separating the two.
  • They are often smaller in size compared to Crows, thus earning them their affectionate--but no less dangerous--namesake. Some of the more deadly characteristics of the Crow line have been known to persist through the generations, or even mutate beyond recognition. This is true in the erratic nature of the Crow’s viral strain, which has been known to adapt or develop in spontaneous and unexpected ways. It had even become the source of much interest and experimentation among certain clans seeking to weaponize them for their own gain.
  • Depending on how far removed the bloodline has become, they may no longer carry the trademark “eye” on the each of their wings, or the utilise the potent magic that is stored within them. This does not necessarily work against the Jackdaw’s favor, as it most certainly makes them harder to identify in the face of persecution. Like the Crows, they are both clever and clannish.
  • As with all things in Crow society, the ones with vibrant red feathers hold higher rank. Their plumage is considered both beautiful and far more beautiful than other colors. Red is in their blood, both literally and figuratively; and this saying encompasses all of the Crows whether some care to openly admit it or not.

Social
  • Those who are aware of their ancestry carry with it great pride and are known to venerate the true blooded. With their fervent dedication to their ancestral pride, the rift between Effluvial Crows and Lesser Crows grows larger than ever with each passing generation, as does their impact on Sornieth in dividing the clans that seek to house them both. Only the strong and the wise can hope to keep the seams from splitting.
  • However, there are always those who wish to break away from the shadow of the bloodline and earn recognition for based on their own merits. Thus, some of these descendants are known to rail against their ancestry and attempt to distinguish themselves as being more--and perhaps even stronger than the pure. These Jackdaws tend to have the most hidden agendas… Beware.

Relationship with Crows
  • Effluvial Crows regard them as… keen little things. Somewhat endearing, like one would regard a puppy who is eager to join in. They otherwise hold neutral views on them. Preferring to rely on their own strengths, These Crows are more likely to put them to work in more menial odd jobs rather than allowing them to participate in the hunt itself.

    Despite the Jackdaw's lower standing, they are treated tremendously well here and are afforded a great deal of treasure and wealth--however, they are regarded as either pets or property in return. This situation is more likely for Jackdaws of red plumage, as those who possess stunning reds or captivating scarlets tend to find their place here.
  • Jackdaws may find more equal company among the Lesser Crows, as they are the most likely to see them as peers rather than simply servants, pets or lessers. They tend to thrive in clans where Lesser Crows hold more influence. It is here that many will find the opportunity to truly establish themselves as individuals and allow their natural abilities to shine.
  • Albino Crows, both the normal and the Lesser variety, were once known to make the best use of the Jackdaw's services... and who's to say that they still don't?

    Any relationship that once existed between the two variants has now been lessened since the mutation of both the Albino's viral strain. It would be more accurate to say that they are now hostages rather than partners in crime.

    Albino Effluvial Crows have a more direct approach, utilising their "marks" while Albino Lesser Crows may choose to use familiars, such as a venomous serpent, for example, and keep it quite literally to their throats.

    Those who are of more empathetic and sound mind may prefer to avoid the Jackdaws altogether along with majority of dragon kind, preferring a more isolated existence.
  • Due to the close nature and vast population of the Eboncrows (both Lesser and normal variety), they do not take kindly to a Jackdaw’s presence; seeing them as extra pintsized competition for what is considered already scarce treasure and/or goods to go around--or worse--servants of other Crows. They tend not to live together unless a greater influence in the group insists upon it, but even then, the Jackdaws may be left to paw only at the scraps when there is a blind eye.
Jackdaw Update:
Crow Traits and Bloodlines


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Jackdaws are dragons who carry Crow blood within their veins. Their mixed bloodlines carry over some defining traits, most notably with the slick, skink-like patternation on their bodies.

Alongside some Crow-like appearances, they have also been able to inherit abilities from their predecessor(s), and possibly more than one, resulting in an unusual and varied arsenal unique to them.

Their abilities are often weaker than their pure counterparts, but sometimes also possibly stronger. Crow blood is known to mutate easily, so trying to gauge which is the case is a difficult task.

Instructions

Build your Jackdaw with abilities of your choosing from between two different Crow variants, or go here to have it generated for you if you want a little taste of RNG.

1. Select a total of two bloodlines that you want your Jackdaw to be related to in some manner: Effluvial Crow, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Albino Crows, Eboncrow, or Lesser Eboncrow.

2. Then mix and match by choosing one trait from each of the main categories:
Viral Signature, Wing Trait, Latent Trait I, and Latent Trait II.

The result will look something like this:
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Viral Signature: [Scarlet Brand] (Albino)
Wing Trait: [Manipulation] (Albino)
Latent Trait I: [Relentless Challenger] (Effluvial)
Latent Trait II: [Viral Immunity (High)] (Effluvial)
Jackdaw Trait Generator
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This generator is fairly easy to use. Just click the drop down menus on either side and select a Crow bloodline. You'll see the results right away.

There is a copy and paste BBCode box at the bottom that will generate a post detailing your Jackdaw's traits with full descriptions and images, and there's another box next to it for images only.
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Viral Signature
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From left to right:
Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow

Effluvial Crow
[Blind Berserker]

A rare trait stemming from the Effluvial Crow bloodline.

The Effluvial Crow’s trademark contagion. A distinctly bittersweet smell swiftly accompanies it once secreted from their claws, trailing a line of black smoke in its wake.

If afflicted, enhanced strength, fever, dizziness and confusion are among the first symptoms to develop. Once it has fully incubated within its new host, one final symptom will appear at last--uncontrollable bloodlust.

This strain is used to goad the Effluvial Crow’s opponent into attacking without pretense, allowing them both to engage in what is considered a “pure fight.” Healing potions only serve to strengthen the infection’s effects, speeding up what is already a dangerously quick process.

The greater the lifeforce of the victim, the hotter the disease burns, until at last, the victim's body succumbs from physical strain, unable to keep up with their own rampaging madness.

This type of strain is able to be used on all members of the Crow family with exception to the Effluvial Crows themselves--who are naturally immune. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.

Lesser Crow
[Bolsterstrain]

A rare trait stemming from the Lesser Crow bloodline.

The Lesser Crow’s strain was one branched from the Effluvial Crow’s. It has a slightly sweeter smell and emits a lighter colored smoke than that of its cousin.

What is unique about this strain is that it is primarily used for support purposes. It bolsters their ally’s physical strengths as well as their reaction time, making it a very valuable asset in battle. However, it is short lived and usually only lasts for a round.

There are some minor side-effects, as few things in life come for free. Those of weaker constitution--whether physically or mentally--may experience lingering side effects of paranoia and separation anxiety. Those who are stronger have little problem negating this problem.

It is possible to administer repeated doses, as well as to manipulate its potency using a mixture of spells or potions. The contagion is delivered via a puncture wound from their claws.

Deviant Crow
[Pestilent Priest]

A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait.

The Deviant Crow’s signature ability. A sinister ability disguised as a healing spell. When used on ordinary, clean wounds it will mend flesh and bone as quick as a flash.

However, if used on any traces of infection type such as those from bacteria, viruses or of fungal original--the disease will react and suddenly worsen. Beneath the surface, the Deviant Crow’s “magic” duplicates the original contagion to obscene levels.

Mutations are more than common during this stage and new side effects often spur forth without warning, creating new symptoms that were not originally there before--and that is if one has survived this far in.

When used on their own claw-contagion (same as Lesser Crow’s), they can closely imitate the symptoms of an Effluvial Crow strain. Or if used on an Albino Mark, the sudden influx of the virus can cause the host’s flesh to burst--effectively detonating the area. It is activated via direct physical contact with their palms.

Albino Crows
[Scarlet Brand]

A trait stemming from the Albino Crow bloodline.

The dreaded scarlet brand--a contagion unique to the Albino Crow variant. Both the Effluvial (runes) line and the Lesser (peacock) line are able to apply markings on their victims that allow them to become more susceptible to the control of their wing-pheromones.

It leaves a distinctive mark that changes surrounding pigments to a bright red. This mark gives off the appearance that closely resembles that of a flower. Each "flower" is slightly different in variation, but consists of the same key component of a center core, presumably where the injury was inflicted and signals the virus' entry point.

Albino Crows often use this mark as either a one-sided "contract" of sorts to either keep unwilling dragons under its control, or as a ward to keep the dragons in question away from itself. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.

Key differences to note: Albino Effluvial Crows (runes) are able to mark dragons and Albino Lesser Crows (peacock) are able to mark Beastclans and familiars. The effectiveness of either outside of their normal respective territories creates very mixed, and often unsatisfactory results not limited to outright death.

Eboncrow
[Deathstrike]

A trait stemming from the Eboncrow bloodline.

Odorless and more immediately fatal compared to its bolstering-blood frenzying cousin. Eboncrows are able to control the dose that is distributed to their victims.

In small amounts, dizziness, nausea and confusion and thrashing are common symptoms that may not necessarily lead to death but certainly extreme discomfort. Larger quantities can overstimulate the heart and lead to a quick death in a matter of minutes.

Outwardly, it appears similar to a strong venom, but make no mistake that it is a bloodborne disease that can quickly spread to infect others that have made contact with it. It is important to note that Effluvial Crows are immune to their disease, but the inverse is not true. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.

It can be used in conjunction as a “combo ability” with the Lesser Eboncrow’s (peacock) strain to prevent the victim from succumbing to death when afflicted by their contagion. Between the two, this helps to ensure that there are far more useful hostages than there would be silent corpses.

Lesser Eboncrow
[Tranceclaw]

A trait stemming from the Lesser Eboncrow bloodline.

The contagion spurs on dizziness where subjects enter a trance-like state for several minutes depending on the dose. It weakens the will and makes them more susceptible to the hypnotic effects of their wings, making weak-willed individuals open to implanted suggestions that can last up to a day.

Strong doses act as a knockout drug, but it is most certainly viral. Bloodborne, but short-lived the effects dissipate within less than a day. Immunity is hard to gain, as the virus itself is ever changing within its Lesser Eboncrow host. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.

It can be used in conjunction as a “combo ability” with the Eboncrow’s (runes) strain to prevent the victim from succumbing to death when afflicted by their contagion. Between the two, this helps to ensure that there are far more useful hostages than there would be silent corpses.

Wing Traits
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From left to right:
Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow

Effluvial Crow
[Fated Feather]

A Jackdaw-unique trait hailing directly from the Effluvial Crow bloodline.

Though they cannot produce the trademark [Shatter Morale] ability that their relatives are known for. This trait instead allows them to be able to keenly identify feathers belonging to the different Crow variants within a quick glance--granting them invaluable utility for those looking to glimpse in on Crow society..

They are able to tell individual apart from individual at a glance, and are more attuned to the ways of fortune telling using said feathers. Their readings have an uncanny way of being fairly close to home.

Lesser Crow
[Mana Plume]

A Lesser Crow trait, in which one’s wings are able to store a great deal of mana, making them apt candidates for those wishing to master the ways of mana and magic.

However their stored magic is confined to only their wings and nowhere else in their body, making their wings a considerable weak point that cannot be completely protected with defensive magic. Plated wing covers are much advised.

Deviant Crow
[Aegis Wings]

A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait that allows one to harden their wings to exceptional degrees--granting the both physical and magical protection.

During this time while their wings are hardened, they may struggle to fly effectively and prefer to adhere to grounded forms of combat. This does mean that they are a force to be reckoned with when confronted within enclosed spaces.

Albino Crows
[Manipulation]

An Albino Crow trait that acts in conjunction with the [Scarlet Brand] viral ability known to this variant. It allows the Albino Crow to influence their “marked” by releasing different varieties of pheromones.

Albino Effluvial Crows can only emit one type of pheromone at a time, but their reign is generally absolute over their marked victims. These pheromones can both be used as defensive or offensive measures.

Albino Lesser Crows can emit multiple types of pheromones and issue more complex, and perhaps even subtle commands. But it generally only really works well on the Beastclan and familiar type creatures.

Eboncrow
[Aerial Ace]

A physical trait of Eboncrows, where one’s wings are a bit shorter, but also more finely shaped than most of the Crow variants. As a result they are swifter and more agile in aerial combat compared to their cousins. It makes them very formidable fighters as well as difficult to catch.

Few are able to outfly a pair of Eboncrow wings in terms of speed and grace, but if one does not train up their stamina, then it may only be a matter of time before they are caught up to.

Lesser Eboncrow
[Caged Consciousness]

A trait unique to the Lesser Eboncrows that pairs with their [Tranceclaw] contagion. Their wings can produce something of a hypnotic glow, one that is able to gently penetrate the night.

This ability is capable of putting their victims under a hypnotic trance, or sleep magic. The sleep magic may not always necessarily render victims unconscious, but may simply slow their movements and reaction time. It can be used alone, but the effects will be weaker.

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Effluvial Crow
[Relentless Challenger]

An Effluvial Crow latent perk. It replaces one’s knee-jerk “flight or fight'' reaction with simply “fight or fight.” It makes one’s personality dauntless in the face of danger. Not to be confused with blind foolishness, it instead allows one to adopt the persona of a true challenger ready to confront their opponents.

It grants the individual the ability to appropriately size up their enemies to see if it is worth the time of day. Not only that, it ensures that fear is seldom ever a variable within the hearts of those with Effluvial blood running through it. Their minds are as clear as day.

Lesser Crow
[Stamina Surge]

A Lesser Crow latent perk. It allows one to persist again and again, gaining a second wind once having seemingly fallen in battle. If this individual is given the time to rest and recover, they most certainly will before their opponents do. This makes them very effective in longer, drawn out battles than most other Crow variants.

Deviant Crow
[Insatiable Curiosity]

A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. The individual is that of an ever curious one, sometimes to a fault, but often approached with a pragmatic, scientific mind. Being curious, after all, doesn’t necessarily mean one needs to be disorganized.

They are quick to learn, only because it gives them the tools to learn more in turn, creating an endless cycle of exploring the unknown from both little to large. Developing an obsessive tendency towards their interests is not an entirely uncommon phenomenon.

Albino Crows
[Guided Accuracy]

An Albino Crow latent perk. Aiming comes intuitively to them. They know where to strike and when. Of course, practice does help to make sure the hits land and nothing hits them in return; but they are otherwise instinctively guided to their opponent’s weaknesses and only limited by the extent of their physical abilities.

Once that barrier has been removed, however...

Eboncrow
[Murder Brigade (Offense)]

An Eboncrow latent perk. The individual works naturally well in groups--too well, in fact. They will prefer to be part of a mob rather than fight alone, but once having blended into the crowd of angry faces, they are able to weave in and out effortlessly, picking up hits where others leave off and sleuthing for other equally delicious opportunities to contribute.

Lesser Eboncrow
[Murder Brigade (Support)]

A Lesser Eboncrow latent perk. This individual is a natural within mob fights. They are able to take true advantage of what it means to have strength in numbers. They instinctively know their place and how to best support their allies in the heat of battle, as well as help to chain their attacks into a series of combo assaults between them.

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Effluvial Crow
[Viral Immunity (High)]

An Effluvial Crow latent perk. It makes them immune to all manners of maladies and infection alike. Nothing short of depths of the Wyrmwound itself is going to likely have a hold over them.

Lesser Crow
[Admirable Ally]

A Lesser Crow latent perk. They have a strong and sincere attitude in assisting their allies in both physical and emotional aspects that transcends species barriers. This trait allows them to fit well in other clans completely unrelated to Crow society, and often sees to it that they fare well.

Deviant Crow
[Alter Ego]

A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. It is referred to as the “mad survivalist” trait. When caught in dangerous situations, these individuals undergo a complete persona switch where anything and everything from dirty fighting to committing great sacrifices are both fair and fine--so long as it means that they can survive.

Once out of danger they can revert back to their normal selves with no prior memories of the events… but activating this switch too many times can lead them to be permanently stuck in this state.

Albino Crows
[Appraising Eye]

An Albino Crow latent perk. The individual is able to size up others--be it dragon or beast--in a predatory manner as to how best to make use of them. They can understand the potential of others and how they might best fit in a grand design somewhere.

Eboncrow
[Clawed Connections]

An Eboncrow latent perk. Individuals with this trait are naturally good at making connections within all societies. Rules and etiquette come easily to them even if they don’t believe in it themselves. They can naturally find their way to a black market or ties with the societal underworld. Either way if there’s a question that needs answering, they usually know who to ask.

Lesser Eboncrow
[High Potential]

A Lesser Crow latent perk. So long as these individuals survive the early stages of life and past their no doubt tumultuous adolescence, they are quite sure to thrive. They carry with them a high potential that only becomes greater with time--promising them places somewhere along the top--as long as they can effectively cultivate their strengths and cull their weaknesses.
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Effluvial Mynamime
Species Standard
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No level requirement
Level 25 Special Registry
Primary Skink: Coal
Secondary Trail: Rust-Ruby range,
Red-Strawberry range,
Carmine, Garnet
Tertiary Wraith/Squiggle/Skeletal:
Tangerine-Coral range
Tertiary Plumage:
Vermillion-Cerise range
Banescale only

Description & Lore
  • Native to the Scarred Wastelands, these creatures share close appearances to the Effluvial Crows by design, these aptly named "mimes" are not Crows themselves. Their names stem from their copycat habits of both "myna" and the word "mime" resulting in "mynamime".
  • They share the same streaked patternation, making it difficult to keep track of when it ducks and dives about the air. Their bright red trails are lined with eyes--more eyes than even the Effluvial or its Lesser ilk. They carry with them strong magic and an intimidating glow.
  • Equipped with an entirely unique viral strain, their victims become unnaturally attracted to the color red to the point of obsession. It then uses its bright, trailed wings to lure the infected dragon back to the territory of an Effluvial Crow, hoping to spark a battle in which it can then feast.
  • The red glow of its wings can be seen even in the depths of night, making it like moth to a flame for those who are afflicted by its virus. The magic in its wings makes it appear hazy, and allows it to produce an equally ill-defined afterimage. The effect gives off the terrifying effect of multiple crimson eyes peering downward from the sky not unlike those heard in eldritch stories.
  • The two species work closely together, one by baiting its victim to the point of an irrational rage, while the other fights the true fight to the death. Ultimately, the angrier and more berserk their opponents are, the more eager and thrilled the two tend to become.
  • Mynamimes are truly adept creatures at flight and have a tendency to kite their opponents by always staying just out of reach. They will do this continuously and lure other dragons and creatures alike into frenzied bloodlust, as well as deeper towards the depths of trouble.
  • They are able to sense minute chemical changes in their opponent's bodies and predict their movements/intentions by one step ahead. Being able to falsify one's natural biological reactions would be the best way to stay ahead--if not simply avoiding the creature entirely.
  • Like the Crow, it is attracted to shiny objects. Instead of donning them, however, they will hoard it jealously in the depths of its nest.
  • It is possible to bribe an Effluvial Mynamime to guide one to the nearest safe location... but it can be an unreliable escort if it sees that you are wearing more wealth than you are offering. This may result in a false lure, one may find their itinerary rearranged into an express appointment with peril, where the greedy Mynamime may partake from greater gems and gild.
  • Plumed Mynamimes are beloved pets and familiars to the Effluvial Crow. Their feathers are religiously groomed and considered a favorite decorative trinket among Crow-kind. These particular Mynas rarely see battle themselves, as they are kept in sheltered lives of luxury.

Scarlet Mesmer Myna (level 25)
  • Scarlet Mesmer Mynas are significantly larger and capable of standing alone without the need for a symbiotic relationship with the Crows. They are the result of an individual having survived time and time again, battle-tested and disease-resistant--these Mynas no longer carry the "mime" moniker with them, as they copy nothing.
  • Their strain of virus has fully hybridized with the Effluvial Crow's. It is spread by scattering a fine dust from their scales to the wings, using strong powerful wing strokes, as well as an instinctive knowledge of how the currents of the pestilent winds flow.
  • The virus--now capable of invoking full audio-visual hallucinations within their afflicted victims--is combined with their mesmerizing wing magic to create a "rose-tinted world" where dragons from a surrounding radius are attracted in to fight among each other for reasons they, themselves aren't entirely sure of either. Only that they must, and will do so with all their heart and soul.
  • Lone victors of this impromptu coliseum are left to wander as the Scarlet Mesmer Myna collects its share of treats and treasures from among the dead and dying.
  • Its victor (if they go on to survive) gains the gift of immunity from the Myna virus and its variants, sparing them a repeated ill fate within the Wandering Contagion. It is a blessing earned as if designed and distributed by the Plaguemother herself--however, surviving also earns one the interest of a keen Effluvial Crow, for better or for worse. No one loves a strong victor more than they.
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Albino Mynamime
Species Standard
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No level requirement
Level 20+ Special Registry
Primary Skink: White
Secondary Trail: Maize-White
Tertiary Wraith/Squiggle/Trimmings:
Tangerine-Coral range
Tertiary Plumage:
Vermillion-Cerise range
Banescale only

Description & Lore
  • The Albino variant of the Mynamime. Having no place among its Effluvial cousins, they share a symbiotic variation with both type of Albino Crows instead.
  • When infected with an Albino Crow's strain, Mynamimes do not undergo the usual changes. Instead--they are able to emit a hybridized copycat version of the Albino's trigger pheromone. Something that an Albino Crow may either find potentially useful or disconcerting depending on its outlook.
  • An Albino Mynamime can only undergo one "change" in its lifetime, effectively attaching it to the Albino Crow that it has been marked by. If abandoned, its chances of survival are very low, and other dragon clans may be reluctant to take them in.
  • A "pure" unmarked Albino Mynamime is considered an exotic item and may often appear in auctions. Plumed ones in particular are treated as a luxury purchase to show off one's wealth.
  • Due to its unique complementary biology, Albino Crows covet the Myna and are careful in controlling its numbers, lest it be used to inconvenience them. They generally serve as its messengers, wardens over its marked victims, or as a pair of (or several) watchful eyes.
  • An Albino Crow may lend its virus to the Myna by lacing its claws in contaminants, allowing it to mark others in its place and lure back its new find with its hybrid pheromone.
  • Storing very little magic in their wings--if any at all, they are notoriously difficult to detect and possess a very low presence. Aside from their bright coloration, there is very little to make one aware of it--except one thing, a song.
  • The frequencies of the Mynamime's singing can attract those marked by an Albino Crow, acting as a sort of involuntary summons. It has the ability to sing two different notes at a time with different frequencies each.
  • The first frequency is pleasant and melodic. It soothes the Marked and lures them in like a siren song. The second frequency is dizzying and disconcerting. It's difficult to tell where it's coming from, but it scatters one's thoughts and makes it hard to focus. The third frequency elicits pain--a head-splitting pain that promises relief just over the horizon, but never fulfills it.
  • Like the Effluvial Mynamime, the plumed version of the Albino Mynamime is also equally coveted by the Crow and regarded as a prized pet whose feathers are regarded as jewels and jewelry.

Snowy Yurei Myna (level 20+)
  • The Snowy Yurei Myna or "Ghost Myna" is a fully matured, apex Albino Mynamime, having survived trials and tribulations. It loses its "mime" moniker without the need for a symbiotic relationship with an Albino Crow, as it can hold its own in battle.
  • It produces a hybridized version of the Albino Crow's strain. The result is several red, petal-like rashes breaking out in various places of the victim's body, fever, and labored breathing. It renders the victim very susceptible and sensitive to its song and its copied Crow pheromone.
  • On first impression, it is almost as if the Snowy Myna's singing itself is what is creating the viral spread, but it is actually the powdery residue of its scales breaking down into a fine dust, and scattering around its territory that is causing it.
  • The Snowy Yurei Myna can sing up to even greater, differing frequencies than the Albino Mynamime. It is something that has not been fully studied, and the results of it is considered widely unknown, if not a dangerous territory.
  • While the variations of its song and its combinations are shrouded in mystery, it is more than possible to die as a result of listening to it. But not all deaths are unpleasant, as they have been known to guide suffering souls to peaceful, merciful ends and can be sought out and deified for such purposes.
  • Rarely venturing out in the flesh, they pay visits to small shrines scattered about their territory to collect their tithes and tributes. Anyone who wishes to make a request of the Myna can hang a wooden talisman detailing one's wishes next to the shrine. If refused, it will have a claw struck through the request. If accepted, a specific song will be used to summon them--you will know if the song is meant for you, without a doubt.
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Ebon Mynamime
Species Standard
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No level requirement
Level 20+ Special Registry
Primary Skink: Obsidian
Secondary Trail: Obsidian
Tertiary Wraith/Squiggle/Plumage: Any
Banescale only

Description & Lore
  • The Ebon cousin to the Effluvial Mynamime. It is the most common type of Mynamime found in Sornieth. Its genetic origins can be traced back to the Wandering Contagion.
  • Despite possessing the antibodies for immunity, they are unable to produce their own active contagion and will rely on the Eboncrows and their ilk to regularly coat their talons to gain the effect. Between the two Ebon varieties to choose from, a Myna can utilise two different strains for different purposes.
  • Ebon Mynamimes often flock to the side of Greater or Crested Eboncrows, preferring to align themselves with strength and the promise of fortune. They have no qualms over how they secure their place beside one, be it bumping down one of their own or weaker Eboncrow to do so.
  • Its wings contain powerful reflective magic. While stationary, the Ebon Mynamime can cocoon itself with its umbral webbing and render itself, as well as anything else within it, invisible. It can also deflect incoming magical (but not physical) projectiles. Because of this, larger wingspans are considered a desirable trait among the Mynas as well as those who seek to utilise them.
  • They possess very good "hearing," and often spend their time skimming the winds for rumors, secrets and misspoken words. Along with their ability to camouflage themselves it is not unusual to find one perched near the lair of an influential individual of interest. (They do not actually listen with their ears, but pick up the smallest and most subtle vibrations through their spines and horns.)
  • Their good "hearing" translates to good speaking--and that translates further to unrivaled vocal mimicry. They can reproduce voices and sounds down to the frequency of the note. These uncanny creatures can even copy the song of the Albino Mynamime, but can only sing one frequency at a time. Ebon Mynamimes will use the voices of other dragons to deceive and to lure.
  • Their possible mimicry of the Albino Mynamime makes them insufferable pests to the Albino Mynamime and by extension, its Crow patron if it has one; the latter who will not hesitate to seek one out to put an end to it if it becomes too bothersome.

Feral Umbral Myna (level 20+)
  • Like its cousins, this fully mature Myna loses its "mime" moniker and does not require any connections on behalf of the Eboncrows to survive. They are strong enough to contest even Crested and Greater Eboncrows alike if desired--but the two (or three) generally agree that it is more profitable to cooperate than not.
  • Rarely seen if ever, the Umbral Myna need not cover itself with its wings to conceal itself. As long as the "eyes" of its wings remain undamaged, it can stay camouflaged for days at a time without a break.
  • Allegedly, it is distinguished primarily by its size. It is significantly larger than the Ebon Mynamime and comes with a powerful, oppressive aura if revealed. But if it can help it, one is unlikely to catch sight of the creature unless what is happened upon is a corpse.
  • At this stage, it will have developed a unique virus of its own. It can distribute this contagion by scattering the fine, dust-like residue from its scales directly at its victim as it passes by in cloaked form. The severity of it can range from a simple sore throat, a change in sound, or complete silence that can last a day, or an eternity. At this stage, the Umbral Myna will have already assumed the target's voice for their own devices.
  • Not only can the Umbral Myna mimic sounds, it can cloak itself to take on the appearance of other items roughly its size or smaller. It should be noted that these are illusions of its wings and nothing more. Touching what is assumed to be an empty space will still give way to the sleek texture of cool scales if one were to reach out.
  • Equipped with powerful, crushing talons they have no trouble getting their claws dirty if need be. They are brutal and unforgiving with their attacks, preferring to shatter bones than to rend flesh.
  • It's fighting tactics once flushed is what gives it its "feral" title. It fights with wild abandon from the get-go, which can take inexperienced dragons aback. The Myna can constantly disappear and reappear at a moment's notice, striking with intent to kill... preferably from behind.
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Crowborne
(Subspecies x Crow Collaborations)

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  • Primary*:
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  • Secondary*:
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  • Tertiary*:
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  • *Must have at least ONE
    of the following genes
    :
    Skink, Trail, Runes, Peacock.
  • Wildclaw only
    but may collab with any
    subspecies type,
    including non-WC breeds.
  • No level restriction
  • Level 20+ Special Registry
    (if applicable)
  • A uniquely specialized hybrid of any variety of Crow and another existing subspecies of Sornieth. Their finely mixed bloodlines usually result in distinct traits of their own, and going as far as to form their own branching species in many cases. One can liken them to a specialized sort of Jackdaw.
  • Unlike Jackdaws these "Crowborne" beings may exhibit 1/3 distinct Crow genes (skink, trail, runes or peacock) as opposed to the Jackdaw's 2/3 (skink and runes or peacock). They also come in a variety of exotic colors, often betraying some clues to the other half of their combined blood (their color guidelines can vary, so be sure to check the directory under the one you're interested in).
  • Due to the widespread population of Crows, there are more and more new variants appearing as time progresses. Their viral and fighting capabilities vary wildly, as does their relationship with the pure-blooded themselves. Make no mistake, these feathered creatures are no less formidable... especially as many carry with them a sinister or even unnatural origin.
  • The clannish nature of Crows may mean that these variants are never truly accepted, as such the case with Jackdaws, however it is not unlikely that they will combine their efforts towards achieve a common goal.
  • (Each Crow x Subspecies collaboration has its own uniquely tailored lore! Check out the Crowborne directory link above to see them all, as well as how to submit your own if you are a subspecies creator!)
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Affiliates

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Hivemind
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Prions
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Pestilent Vultures
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Blightbound
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Ephemeral Buzzards
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Starshrikes
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Blooming Grove Sickness
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Necromancers
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[center][img]https://imgur.com/EbsjJ7K.png[/img][/center] [center] [b]Magpie (Mutation)[/b] [b]Species Standard[/b] [img]https://www1.flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=177&bodygene=9&breed=10&element=3&eyetype=8&gender=1&tert=98&tertgene=14&winggene=24&wings=2&auth=4d2907d00fd502ef2d8f3d154c3a4b3db0afc2d9&dummyext=prev.png[/img] [/center] [columns] [LIST] [*][b]Primary Piebald:[/b] Lead-Obsidian [*][b]Secondary Noxtide:[/b] White-Moon [*][b]Tertiary Runes: [/b]Orca-Obsidian range, Smoke (considered unusual), Platinum (considered unusual), Orca (considered rare) [/LIST][nextcol][LIST][*][b]Wildclaws only[/b] [*][b]Level 20[/b] survival of the fittest (level 20+ or higher to be registered) [*][b]*Dark Sclera:[/b] Awakened (optional) [i]*Faceted/Primal/Multi is acceptable too[/i] [/columns] [b]Appearances/Lore[/b] [LIST] [*]A type of changeling Crow able to adopt the appearances--and to some extent, abilities--of other Crows. As a strange hybrid of the species, they get their "runes" from their Effluvial Crow side, while their mutated "lesser eyes" could be explained as being a result from their Lesser Crow blood. Their natural pigmentation in their true form is a black and white leucism earning them the “Magpie” moniker. [*]A fully mature Magpie can change their patterns and coloration to seamlessly adapt to different forms--be it Effluvial, Lesser, Albinos, Ebons or Jacks. (Though they cannot seem to grow the crested horns trademarked to powerful Crested/Greater Ebon-types, they can certainly wear a prosthetic or claim that they've filed it down for aesthetic purposes; and if they're strong enough no one will likely question them twice regarding the matter… that’s not to say that it wouldn’t bother them a little on the inside anyway.) [*]When they are young, they cannot change their appearance at will due to a built in safety mechanism, and will instead, continue to resemble their adoptive family while none the wiser. Once they have "awoken," they will be able to switch between different Crow variations (or even Wildclaws) on a superficial level after having sufficiently studied them. [*]They cannot fully replicate a Crow's appearance and take their place, nor can they change the color of their eyes--but they can certainly blend into the species as a unique individual of it. Though if one has not studied their mark enough prior to trying to blend in among them, then there may be noticeable discrepancies ranging from subtle to obvious... [*]Magpie mothers either swap Crow eggs with their own, or sneak them in if they think they can get away with an unnoticed addition or three. The egg immediately blends in with the surrounding type and adopts a closely resembling pattern/form, with the resulting young taking on the appearance of the Crow type it is raised with. The hatchling’s body goes on to produce lifelong antibodies of that one particular type of viral strains as it lives with their new family and does not change once established. Their immunity follows the same Crow contagion hierarchy-- If raised with True Effluvials -- Immune to all Crow strains (the most ideal). If raised with Lessers -- Immune to Lesser strain. If raised with Albinos -- Immune to Albino strains. If raised with Ebons -- Immune to Ebon strains. The same trend follows the vast variations of the Jackdaw and Crowborne type. [*]Immunity aside, they are able to produce a viral mimic to imitate the different Crow contagions once they've come into enough contact. They can copy only one type of strain at a time. [*]If a Magpie were raised among Effluvials, it could later expose itself in the territory or victim of an Albino Crow and mimic its viral strains while remaining unaffected by it when things finally boil down to an inevitable encounter. However if they were raised among Lesser Crows, they may be in considerable trouble when up against an Albino Crow, for they can mimic their viral strains, but not their emitted pheromones--and in this case, they may even be subjected to the virus itself creating a curious case where they are able to become both the afflicted and afflicting at the same time--thus a ripe tool for this particular Crow type to use when seeking to spread their influence. [*]They lack the trademark "eye" that all Crows possess, and instead have three smaller "eyes" on each of their wings. This unusual set of organs is what allows them to mimic appearances. If both sets of eyes on either side become fully damaged, they will not be able to conceal their true form until it's healed--something that can take up to a month if the injury is severe, or only a matter of hours if it is simply scratched. They tend to instinctively conceal themselves during this time and hide from prying eyes, as well as avoid any mirrors or reflective surfaces. They will do this starting from a young age without even realising the reasons behind it as if protecting their psyche from becoming aware of what they are. A young Magpie that has seen its true form prior to awakening will usually have a mental block placed on the event. Each set of the eyes corresponds with the side of the body that they are concealing. If the right side becomes completely damaged, then you may end up with a half-Magpie appearance on the right and half-Crow appearance on the left. Likewise, if only one of the six eyes are damaged, then they may only lose control over a portion somewhere on their body while mostly retaining their false form, allowing them to continue doing business while concealing odd areas. [*]Fallen feathers retain the Magpie's mimicked appearance at the time. If camouflaged then they will look the part, if uncamouflaged then they will appear monochromatic with noticeable streaks. The latter find is a rarity among collectors, as you'll almost never see a Magpie in its true form unless it allows it. Having obtained one almost undoubtedly means that a Magpie has left themselves inexplicably vulnerable--it is a true prize coveted by True Effluvials if won through battle. [/LIST] [b]Social[/b] [LIST] [*]They have a weak sense of personal identity when young due to a hardcoded survival instinct, but once reaching maturity they can "awaken" and develop strong personalities with equally strong convictions. A Magpie possessing dark sclera in their natural state is a sign that they have awakened to their true form. [*]Depending on their upbringing, they can and will usually either continue to play the part that they were raised with and enjoy it--or turn antagonistic and use their gained immunity and mimicked abilities to their advantage--sometimes even against their own adoptive family and their species if wronged. However no matter what, they are unlikely to reveal their true identities to their family for fear of rejection and will ruthlessly seek to erase those who stumble upon their little secret. [*]Because of their physiological nature, they are considered excellent wild card tools against existing Crow-types and may find themselves in a position where they are manipulated or used--or use and manipulate in turn. They make excellent Crow-specialized mercenaries or assassins if correctly groomed, mostly because their loyalties to each species are a little more confused; but it entirely depends on the individual and the surrounding circumstances. It should be noted that this type of arrangement rarely lasts long without something severe keeping a Magpie in their place. They can and will continue to learn, if not possibly outpace those seeking to control them, eventually turning the tides and becoming immovable pillars themselves with a nose for false truths and fishy tales--if they survive that long. [*]Most Magpies perish at a young age, arguably a large portion of their population stops around here--but once they have surpassed this phase in life, there is little that stands in their way; and they have a wily habit of staying three steps ahead of the game before ever showing their faces as a result of their past. Along that note, they hold grudges similar to that of the Lesser Crow--long, spanning and completely unforgiving to those who wronged them or used them. Their primary drawback is their owed to their slow start in life, discrimination, persecution, as well as working through the arduous task of finding themselves or being comfortable in their own skins as they are. If they make it to adulthood and settle their psyche, they are almost always set for life--it is getting there that is entirely the heart of the problem. [/LIST] [b]Combat[/b] [LIST] [*]Their strengths lay in their physiological advantages, adaptability and their sharp intelligence later in life. The rest depends on their upbringing, for if raised among True Effluvials, they can hope to be as strong as a True Effluvial themselves given the proper combat training. [*]Magpies tend to lack the same capacity for wing magicks or abilities as their mimicked families. The primary function of their wings is to camouflage them and thus they cannot fully produce the pheromones Albino Crows can, or completely replicate the powerful, morale-damaging weakening effect from True Effluvial wings. Defensive capabilities of Lesser Crow wings or the hypnotic effect of Lesser Eboncrows also suffer a bit of a damper. This often adds up to a bit of hurt pride, frustration and an overall rather confused Magpie, up until they awaken to their true form. [*]Once awakened, their regenerative abilities are second to none in the Crow family and they can recover swiftly from non-fatal injuries in the span of one to two weeks depending on its severity. This makes them dangerous foes who have the capacity to learn more about their opponent’s fighting styles and tactics to try again and again so long as they are not killed. [/LIST] [b]Courting[/b] [LIST] [*]It is likely due to a pheromone related attraction, but once they are of age, male Magpies have a tendency to gravitate towards female ones even if they are in the midst of adopting the appearances and lifestyles of another Crow variant. Unfortunately, they cannot explain the reasoning behind it themselves, especially as this event can occur well before reaching their "awakened" and fully matured state, causing them a great deal of initial internal dismay. [*]This strong romantic attraction is often a source of chaos for Crow clans if the variants that they are copying are different enough, happen to be mutually antagonistic, or are in the midst of a feud. The matter is further complicated if the desired female is already taken with one of the species she is currently living among. Because this is not an unknown event among Crows, instances of "star-crossed lovers" can incite clans or families to investigate and if need be, forcibly injure the eye of their wings to see if the unsavory behaviour is the result of a lifelong deception or just an equally unhappy coincidence. If one or the other wishes to keep hold of their current lives, then they will also keep their relationship a secret. Any resulting eggs are likewise planted in secrecy, thus perpetuating the cycle of life in the shadows. [*]Another possible outcome for the awakened is that they may be persuaded to abandon their established lives up until now and micmic the species that their mate is currently part of, finding a place among them and masquerade a new life as one of their own. It is a hairy situation that tests the complexities of culture, love and loyalty. [/LIST] [b]Nesting[/b] [LIST] [*]Magpies are unlikely to raise any eggs themselves even if living among a Crow species due to the fact that it could damage their child's chances of safely developing a strong immunity; something the parents cannot provide themselves. This can lead to a compromised adulthood or an early death. As such, they will usually opt to raise a hatchling from the nest that they swapped their eggs with or pitch in from afar in times of need. [*]Magpie mothers are very particular about the nests they intrude upon... Crows that are cunning and cruel may not hesitate to lightly scratch their hatchling's wings to look for physical changes--which would immediately oust a young Magpie before its life has even begun. But if the family raising them is too weak and unreliable, then it can also make room for an early demise, or worse--maturing into a weak adult. They must be careful in their decisions. Getting to the nest itself is also another problem, but not one that is beyond the capabilities of a fully fledged adult Magpie under normal circumstances. For this reason, while True Effluvial nests are the best choice immunity and strength-wise in the long term, they are also among the riskiest to integrate among due to their purist, die-hard, battle-ready lifestyle where incurring injuries are common and training is tough. Only the strongest, hardiest Magpie makes it to adulthood here by their own merits--and if not that, then through the knowing mercy of the Effluvial parents provided their own eggs were not replaced at the cost of gaining a Magpie child. [*]If ousted, accepted Magpie hatchlings may be tested harsher than their "siblings," but if they pass then it may be possible to earn a true spot of their own, and tend to hold unwavering pride and loyalty in having done so. Though not allowed to have children of their own with other Effluvials, they are still welcome to live among them and even take part in raising others. [*]By contrast, Eboncrow nests of either variety are among the worst choices due to the extremely clannish nature of the species. They stick heavily to their own and tend to be suspicious and unwelcoming of others--a trait they already possess even without the addition of a Magpie-shaped variable. Getting to their nest unnoticed is almost impossible with so many watchful eyes about per Rookery. They also will not hesitate to test their hatchlings' wings to look for discrepancies. Wary Crested or Greaters may pressure unwilling parents into the act. Being ousted here is among the worst case scenarios as it means possible death or life as the absolute bottom-tier servitude, if not groomed for unsavoury tasks. [*]Both variants of Albino Crows will happily welcome the curious addition--usually as future tools, of course. But it is difficult to read the wildly erratic behaviour of either type of Albino Crows, much less their whimsical, and often self-serving motivations. It is entirely unknown what may motivate a Magpie mother to leave her young in one's care, but it is a decision that has not been entirely written off. Some of the greatest amounts of historical chaos created by Crowkind has been a direct result of an ousted Magpie in the care of an Albino Crow--the chaos being mostly revenge related. There are, of course, outliers to this story, but they rarely end well for anyone involved, including the area's surrounding inhabitants. [*]Lesser Crows with good temperaments are the safest option, and they may not even mind if discovered provided one of their own eggs has not been exchanged at a cost. It is a reliable home for a young Magpie to develop in, but may not perhaps reach their fullest potential compared to being in the care of another type of Crow. However, the resulting offspring adapt well in Sornieth society and their shared environment with other dragons can lead them to obtaining better socioeconomic successes that may have been closed off to them elsewhere. It is here that Magpie mercenaries (as opposed to ones masquerading as True Effluvial mercenaries) are often born and lend their services out for better or for worse. [*]Unawoken Magpie parents are generally none the wiser to the truth when nesting. Their eggs resemble the species that they are copying if not something in between, but still rather passable. However once hatched, their offspring will lack the vital immunity they require in order to survive in Crow society and rarely make it past the early stages without serious intervention. [/LIST] [b]Attire[/b] [LIST] [*]They will wear what their families wear, and abide by the same cultural practices be it reading feathered fortunes, parting ways to find other dragon clans, squabbling among other Ebons, or donning a rose thorn attire. When they have "awakened" they may choose to continue to indulge in this sense of fashion and its packaged traditions, or change entirely depending on their world views and/or ambitions, they become free individuals in this sense. [/LIST] [center][img]https://www1.flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=10&bodygene=9&breed=10&element=6&eyetype=8&gender=0&tert=7&tertgene=14&winggene=24&wings=74&auth=76e5dfcaf3b0912e39e81bb1c9d551e19be63228&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [center][img]https://imgur.com/EbsjJ7K.png[/img][/center] [center][b]Chimeral Jackdaw[/b] (Magpie bloodline) [b]Species Standard[/b][/center] [center] [img]https://www1.flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=8&bodygene=9&breed=10&element=2&eyetype=0&gender=1&tert=161&tertgene=14&winggene=22&wings=60&auth=53cdfcdab0e7c805e482fd656ed0dac3afad11d6&dummyext=prev.png[/img] [/center] [indent][columns] [LIST] [*][b]Primary Piebald:[/b] Any [*][b]Secondary Any:[/b] Any [*][b]Tertiary Runes/Peacock: [/b]Any [nextcol] [LIST] [*][b]Wildclaws only[/b] [*][b]No level restriction[/b] [/LIST] [/columns][/indent] [b]Appearances/Lore[/b] [LIST] [*]Jackdaws descended from Magpie blood. They lack the distinct sleek patterns known to most of Crow-kind, and instead possess a more naturally mottled coupled with patches of white when in their natural state. [*]Similar to the common Jackdaw, they are often slightly smaller in size compared to their Crow cousins. Chimeral Jackdaws also possesses characteristics that may be passed down through their bloodline and inherit abilities through their lineage. [*]Unlike their Magpie ancestors, not all Chimeral Jackdaws are capable of full camouflage and cannot alter their entire appearance. In return, they might have inherited other Crow wing traits in their place, or even nothing at all. This leaves them even more severely disadvantaged in Crow society than they already are, and such individuals may prefer to settle their lives masquerading as a common Wildclaw instead. [*]Most Chimeral Jackdaws prefer to at least adopt the appearances of the trademark skink pattern and hide their patched bodies in order to fit in with their common cousins. It is rare for them to be able to change multiple traits, and it is entirely dependent on the traits of their wings. [*]Their rate of healing is much faster than common Crows, but less than that of their Magpie ancestors. They are quick to recover and their potential to wield a greater variety of abilities makes them extremely versatile both at home and in battle. [*]Due to the dominant nature of Magpie blood, even common Jackdaws themselves may feel threatened by their existence, as most times the next generation of hatchlings will take on these traits over existing common Crow blood. This often leads them to becoming excluded once their true natures have been discovered. [*]As with all things in Crow society, the ones with vibrant red feathers hold higher rank. Their plumage is considered both beautiful and far more beautiful than other colors. Red is in their blood, both literally and figuratively; and this saying encompasses all of Crows whether some care to openly admit it or not. [/LIST] [b]Social[/b] [LIST] [*]Those who can are careful to conceal their true nature and may even prefer to masquerade as a common Jackdaw. Unlike Magpies, Chimeral Jackdaws discover their true nature relatively early on and have no need for an "awakening," but in turn they lack the means to reach the high potential of equal cunning and must work for it. [*]They are close competitors to Eboncrows for work, and though the two rarely cooperate together they are both extremely capable species and ideal candidates in anything regarding espionage, intelligence or masters of visual arts. [*]Chimeral Jackdaws are fondly looked after by other Magpies and those who cannot conceal themselves will be taken in by those who can. They are clannish among their own kind and seen as pests by others due to the nature of their abilities and their genetics. [/LIST] [b]Relationship with Crows[/b] [LIST] [*]Majority of Crows can be largely intolerant to Chimeral Jackdaws given that at least with common Jackdaws, their own blood may resurface and weave in and out of the generations. Where as the Chimeral variants can heavily alter bloodlines and leave little room for recovery. [*]Common Jackdaws tend to possess mixed reactions regarding them. On one hand they share similar circumstances of falling between the genetic gaps, on the other hand some may be less receptive to the idea of those who can hide among them hoping to go unnoticed. First impressions are important, and often a gamble. [*]It is possible for Chimeral Jackdaws to live within Crow clans, mostly under the role of servitude and on the clause that they are either forbidden to have children of their own, but may share in the raising of others. Despite the uneven roles, they are capable of living full and happy lives here under those that accept them. [*]Magpie clans are the most accepting of them and their presence--even going as far as to harbor them for as long as they can. Here they are treated more as equals and can find their way both in love and in work. [/LIST] [center][size=5][b][color=maroon]Crow Traits and Bloodlines[/b][/color][/size] [img]https://www1.flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=76&bodygene=9&breed=10&element=6&eyetype=0&gender=0&tert=124&tertgene=14&winggene=22&wings=1&auth=b4d88f30dbd0350cad6cdb602e753e1672e25cc0&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [indent]Chimeral Jackdaws are dragons who carry Magpie blood within their veins. Their mixed bloodlines carry over some defining traits, most notably a mottled patternation on their bodies. Alongside some Magpie-like appearances, they have also been able to inherit abilities from their predecessor(s), and possibly more than one, resulting in an unusual and varied arsenal unique to them. Their abilities are often weaker than their pure counterparts, but sometimes also possibly stronger. Crow blood is known to mutate easily, so trying to gauge which is the case is a difficult task.[/indent] [b]Instructions[/b] [indent]Build your Chimeral Jackdaw with abilities of your choosing from between two different Crow variants, [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19JdmeeBhH_RMIlzzqqcVZU8E1aeVg3fYPKODo_pOHTo/edit?usp=sharing]or go here to have it generated for you if you want a little taste of RNG.[/url] 1. Select one bloodline that you want your Chimeral Jackdaw to be related to in some manner: Effluvial Crow, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Albino Crows, Eboncrow, or Lesser Eboncrow. 2. Then mix and match by choosing one trait from the Magpie bloodline, and then one other from your previously selected Crow bloodline.[/indent] [b]The result will look something like this: [/b] [center][img]https://i.imgur.com/UdMWsND.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/gb3TtHb.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/PzHDItB.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/6rhjTfC.png[/img][/center] [columns][color=transparent]xxxxxxxx[/color][size=4]Effluvial Crow x Magpie[/size] [color=transparent]xxxxxxxxxxxxx[/color](From left to right.) [nextcol] [b]Viral Signature:[/b] [Viral Mimicry] (Magpie) [b]Wing Trait:[/b] [Chimeral Crow] (Magpie) [b]Latent Trait I:[/b] [Relentless Challenger] (Effluvial) [b]Latent Trait II: [/b][Viral Immunity (High)] (Effluvial) [/columns] [center][size=5][b]Jackdaw Trait Generator[/b][/size] (Click image to be directed to the sheet.) [url=https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19JdmeeBhH_RMIlzzqqcVZU8E1aeVg3fYPKODo_pOHTo/edit#gid=1666230929][img]https://i.imgur.com/JhdenLc.png[/img][/url][/center] [indent]This generator is fairly easy to use. Just click the drop down menu on right side and select a Crow bloodline. You'll see the results right away. There is a copy and paste BBCode box at the bottom that will generate a post detailing your Chimeral's traits with full descriptions and images, and there's another box next to it for images only.[/indent] [center][img]https://imgur.com/EbsjJ7K.png[/img][/center] [size=5][b]Viral Signature[/b][/size] [center] [img]https://i.imgur.com/UdMWsND.png[/img] Magpie [img]https://i.imgur.com/FLJ5mPI.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/94f3NR8.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/utD92Jf.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/hAYSNmb.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/ejp3Tju.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/rebpPSg.png[/img] From left to right: Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow[/center] [b]Magpie[/b] [Viral Mimicry] [indent]A unique Magpie contagion. These individuals are able to produce a viral mimic which closely imitates other Crow contagions. Though it requires a bit of exposure to the other species first in order to develop. Only one type of strain may be copied at a time, but during the transition period it is possible for two different ones to temporarily mix in a diluted state. As it is not a true version of the virus, it may also be subject to some discrepancies in the way it interacts with others. Majority of the time, however, it acts a close copy of the original. One of the more interesting possible combinations involves the Lesser Eboncrow's strain coupled with the Effluvial's. While lost in a berserker rage from one, they are also subject to the trance-like effect of the other, making it possible to order their target unto others rather than simply be left with blindly rampaging. [/indent] [b]Effluvial Crow[/b] [Blind Berserker] [indent]A rare trait stemming from the Effluvial Crow bloodline. The Effluvial Crow’s trademark contagion. A distinctly bittersweet smell swiftly accompanies it once secreted from their claws, trailing a line of black smoke in its wake. If afflicted, enhanced strength, fever, dizziness and confusion are among the first symptoms to develop. Once it has fully incubated within its new host, one final symptom will appear at last--uncontrollable bloodlust. This strain is used to goad the Effluvial Crow’s opponent into attacking without pretense, allowing them both to engage in what is considered a “pure fight.” Healing potions only serve to strengthen the infection’s effects, speeding up what is already a dangerously quick process. The greater the lifeforce of the victim, the hotter the disease burns, until at last, the victim's body succumbs from physical strain, unable to keep up with their own rampaging madness. This type of strain is able to be used on all members of the Crow family with exception to the Effluvial Crows themselves--who are naturally immune. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.[/indent] [b]Lesser Crow[/b] [Bolsterstrain] [indent]A rare trait stemming from the Lesser Crow bloodline. The Lesser Crow’s strain was one branched from the Effluvial Crow’s. It has a slightly sweeter smell and emits a lighter colored smoke than that of its cousin. What is unique about this strain is that it is primarily used for support purposes. It bolsters their ally’s physical strengths as well as their reaction time, making it a very valuable asset in battle. However, it is short lived and usually only lasts for a round. There are some minor side-effects, as few things in life come for free. Those of weaker constitution--whether physically or mentally--may experience lingering side effects of paranoia and separation anxiety. Those who are stronger have little problem negating this problem. It is possible to administer repeated doses, as well as to manipulate its potency using a mixture of spells or potions. The contagion is delivered via a puncture wound from their claws.[/indent] [b]Deviant Crow[/b] [Pestilent Priest] [indent]A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. The Deviant Crow’s signature ability. A sinister ability disguised as a healing spell. When used on ordinary, clean wounds it will mend flesh and bone as quick as a flash. However, if used on any traces of infection type such as those from bacteria, viruses or of fungal original--the disease will react and suddenly worsen. Beneath the surface, the Deviant Crow’s “magic” duplicates the original contagion to obscene levels. Mutations are more than common during this stage and new side effects often spur forth without warning, creating new symptoms that were not originally there before--and that is if one has survived this far in. When used on their own claw-contagion (same as Lesser Crow’s), they can closely imitate the symptoms of an Effluvial Crow strain. Or if used on an Albino Mark, the sudden influx of the virus can cause the host’s flesh to burst--effectively detonating the area. It is activated via direct physical contact with their palms.[/indent] [b]Albino Crows[/b] [Scarlet Brand] [indent]A trait stemming from the Albino Crow bloodline. The dreaded scarlet brand--a contagion unique to the Albino Crow variant. Both the Effluvial (runes) line and the Lesser (peacock) line are able to apply markings on their victims that allow them to become more susceptible to the control of their wing-pheromones. It leaves a distinctive mark that changes surrounding pigments to a bright red. This mark gives off the appearance that closely resembles that of a flower. Each "flower" is slightly different in variation, but consists of the same key component of a center core, presumably where the injury was inflicted and signals the virus' entry point. Albino Crows often use this mark as either a one-sided "contract" of sorts to either keep unwilling dragons under its control, or as a ward to keep the dragons in question away from itself. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws. Key differences to note: Albino Effluvial Crows (runes) are able to mark dragons and Albino Lesser Crows (peacock) are able to mark Beastclans and familiars. The effectiveness of either outside of their normal respective territories creates very mixed, and often unsatisfactory results not limited to outright death.[/indent] [b]Eboncrow[/b] [Deathstrike] [indent]A trait stemming from the Eboncrow bloodline. Odorless and more immediately fatal compared to its bolstering-blood frenzying cousin. Eboncrows are able to control the dose that is distributed to their victims. In small amounts, dizziness, nausea and confusion and thrashing are common symptoms that may not necessarily lead to death but certainly extreme discomfort. Larger quantities can overstimulate the heart and lead to a quick death in a matter of minutes. Outwardly, it appears similar to a strong venom, but make no mistake that it is a bloodborne disease that can quickly spread to infect others that have made contact with it. It is important to note that Effluvial Crows are immune to their disease, but the inverse is not true. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws. It can be used in conjunction as a “combo ability” with the Lesser Eboncrow’s (peacock) strain to prevent the victim from succumbing to death when afflicted by their contagion. Between the two, this helps to ensure that there are far more useful hostages than there would be silent corpses.[/indent] [b]Lesser Eboncrow[/b] [Tranceclaw] [indent]A trait stemming from the Lesser Eboncrow bloodline. The contagion spurs on dizziness where subjects enter a trance-like state for several minutes depending on the dose. It weakens the will and makes them more susceptible to the hypnotic effects of their wings, making weak-willed individuals open to implanted suggestions that can last up to a day. Strong doses act as a knockout drug, but it is most certainly viral. Bloodborne, but short-lived the effects dissipate within less than a day. Immunity is hard to gain, as the virus itself is ever changing within its Lesser Eboncrow host. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws. It can be used in conjunction as a “combo ability” with the Eboncrow’s (runes) strain to prevent the victim from succumbing to death when afflicted by their contagion. Between the two, this helps to ensure that there are far more useful hostages than there would be silent corpses.[/indent] [size=5][b]Wing Traits[/b][/size] [center] [img]https://i.imgur.com/gb3TtHb.png[/img] Magpie [img]https://i.imgur.com/hOPwRFJ.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/J1iHIJ5.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/ijtBUhA.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/OCWlvxb.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/VmNWyKo.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/6IQ8PRm.png[/img] From left to right: Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow[/center] [b]Magpie[/b] [Chimeral Crow] [indent]The Magpie's most important trait--its ability to camouflage itself by altering its outside appearance. Though it cannot shape flesh and bone, they can certain reflect different colors and patterns to suit their needs. Chimeral Jackdaws who inherit this trait may find that their ability to use it heavily differs from one individual to the next. Some only able to change certain aspects of themselves, while others can influence multiple areas--but more often than not, only true Magpies are able to conceal their entire bodies.[/indent] [b]Effluvial Crow[/b] [Fated Feather] [indent]A Jackdaw-unique trait hailing directly from the Effluvial Crow bloodline. Though they cannot produce the trademark [Shatter Morale] ability that their relatives are known for. This trait instead allows them to be able to keenly identify feathers belonging to the different Crow variants within a quick glance--granting them invaluable utility for those looking to glimpse in on Crow society.. They are able to tell individual apart from individual at a glance, and are more attuned to the ways of fortune telling using said feathers. Their readings have an uncanny way of being fairly close to home.[/indent] [b]Lesser Crow[/b] [Mana Plume] [indent]A Lesser Crow trait, in which one’s wings are able to store a great deal of mana, making them apt candidates for those wishing to master the ways of mana and magic. However their stored magic is confined to only their wings and nowhere else in their body, making their wings a considerable weak point that cannot be completely protected with defensive magic. Plated wing covers are much advised.[/indent] [b]Deviant Crow[/b] [Aegis Wings] [indent]A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait that allows one to harden their wings to exceptional degrees--granting the both physical and magical protection. During this time while their wings are hardened, they may struggle to fly effectively and prefer to adhere to grounded forms of combat. This does mean that they are a force to be reckoned with when confronted within enclosed spaces.[/indent] [b]Albino Crows[/b] [Manipulation] [indent]An Albino Crow trait that acts in conjunction with the [Scarlet Brand] viral ability known to this variant. It allows the Albino Crow to influence their “marked” by releasing different varieties of pheromones. Albino Effluvial Crows can only emit one type of pheromone at a time, but their reign is generally absolute over their marked victims. These pheromones can both be used as defensive or offensive measures. Albino Lesser Crows can emit multiple types of pheromones and issue more complex, and perhaps even subtle commands. But it generally only really works well on the Beastclan and familiar type creatures.[/indent] [b]Eboncrow[/b] [Aerial Ace] [indent]A physical trait of Eboncrows, where one’s wings are a bit shorter, but also more finely shaped than most of the Crow variants. As a result they are swifter and more agile in aerial combat compared to their cousins. It makes them very formidable fighters as well as difficult to catch. Few are able to outfly a pair of Eboncrow wings in terms of speed and grace, but if one does not train up their stamina, then it may only be a matter of time before they are caught up to.[/indent] [b]Lesser Eboncrow[/b] [Caged Consciousness] [indent]A trait unique to the Lesser Eboncrows that pairs with their [Tranceclaw] contagion. Their wings can produce something of a hypnotic glow, one that is able to gently penetrate the night. This ability is capable of putting their victims under a hypnotic trance, or sleep magic. The sleep magic may not always necessarily render victims unconscious, but may simply slow their movements and reaction time. It can be used alone, but the effects will be weaker. [/indent] [size=5][b]Latent Traits I[/b][/size] [center] [img]https://i.imgur.com/rsczes0.png[/img] (Magpie) [img]https://i.imgur.com/oYSugWQ.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/u6wYga6.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/4A60DW0.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/Hcm67Nc.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/Cfs1c9q.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/OhwqDb2.png[/img] From left to right: Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow[/center] [b]Magpie[/b] [Birds of a Feather] [indent]A Magpie latent perk. It allows for quick observations between visual media. They can spot minute differences almost right away, and likewise quickly study their marks. In practice, this allows them to use their wing traits to seamlessly camouflage among the other species and reflect the correct patterns in the correct places, alongside its exact colors. In other applications, they make for an ability that produces great artists or allow them ease in the art of facial recognition, spy differences in handwriting, identify counterfeit currencies or anything that else that their eyes can pick up and discern between.[/indent] [b]Effluvial Crow[/b] [Relentless Challenger] [indent]An Effluvial Crow latent perk. It replaces one’s knee-jerk “flight or fight'' reaction with simply “fight or fight.” It makes one’s personality dauntless in the face of danger. Not to be confused with blind foolishness, it instead allows one to adopt the persona of a true challenger ready to confront their opponents. It grants the individual the ability to appropriately size up their enemies to see if it is worth the time of day. Not only that, it ensures that fear is seldom ever a variable within the hearts of those with Effluvial blood running through it. Their minds are as clear as day.[/indent] [b]Lesser Crow[/b] [Stamina Surge] [indent]A Lesser Crow latent perk. It allows one to persist again and again, gaining a second wind once having seemingly fallen in battle. If this individual is given the time to rest and recover, they most certainly will before their opponents do. This makes them very effective in longer, drawn out battles than most other Crow variants.[/indent] [b]Deviant Crow[/b] [Insatiable Curiosity] [indent]A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. The individual is that of an ever curious one, sometimes to a fault, but often approached with a pragmatic, scientific mind. Being curious, after all, doesn’t necessarily mean one needs to be disorganized. They are quick to learn, only because it gives them the tools to learn more in turn, creating an endless cycle of exploring the unknown from both little to large. Developing an obsessive tendency towards their interests is not an entirely uncommon phenomenon.[/indent] [b]Albino Crows[/b] [Guided Accuracy] [indent]An Albino Crow latent perk. Aiming comes intuitively to them. They know where to strike and when. Of course, practice does help to make sure the hits land and nothing hits them in return; but they are otherwise instinctively guided to their opponent’s weaknesses and only limited by the extent of their physical abilities. Once that barrier has been removed, however... [/indent] [b]Eboncrow[/b] [Murder Brigade (Offense)] [indent]An Eboncrow latent perk. The individual works naturally well in groups--too well, in fact. They will prefer to be part of a mob rather than fight alone, but once having blended into the crowd of angry faces, they are able to weave in and out effortlessly, picking up hits where others leave off and sleuthing for other equally delicious opportunities to contribute.[/indent] [b]Lesser Eboncrow[/b] [Murder Brigade (Support)] [indent]A Lesser Eboncrow latent perk. This individual is a natural within mob fights. They are able to take true advantage of what it means to have strength in numbers. They instinctively know their place and how to best support their allies in the heat of battle, as well as help to chain their attacks into a series of combo assaults between them.[/indent] [size=5][b]Latent Traits II[/b][/size] [center] [img]https://i.imgur.com/VmJglEL.png[/img] (Magpie) [img]https://i.imgur.com/XA7JqPa.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/CqpvevY.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/fbk2Kgn.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/FTaQgc7.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/YCDOaag.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/44jCYHR.png[/img] From left to right: Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow[/center] [b]Magpie[/b] [Copied Immunity] [indent]Magpie mothers either swap Crow eggs with their own, or sneak them in if they think they can get away with an unnoticed addition or three. The egg immediately blends in with the surrounding type and adopts a closely resembling pattern/form, with the resulting young taking on the appearance of the Crow type it is raised with. This trait allows the hatchling’s body goes on to produce lifelong antibodies of that one particular type of viral strains as it lives with their new family and does not change once established. Their immunity follows the same Crow contagion hierarchy-- If raised with True Effluvials -- Immune to all Crow strains (the most ideal). If raised with Lessers -- Immune to Lesser strain. If raised with Albinos -- Immune to Albino strains. If raised with Ebons -- Immune to Ebon strains. The same trend follows the vast variations of the Jackdaw and Crowborne type. [/indent] [b]Effluvial Crow[/b] [Viral Immunity (High)] [indent]An Effluvial Crow latent perk. It makes them immune to all manners of maladies and infection alike. Nothing short of depths of the Wyrmwound itself is going to likely have a hold over them.[/indent] [b]Lesser Crow[/b] [Admirable Ally] [indent]A Lesser Crow latent perk. They have a strong and sincere attitude in assisting their allies in both physical and emotional aspects that transcends species barriers. This trait allows them to fit well in other clans completely unrelated to Crow society, and often sees to it that they fare well.[/indent] [b]Deviant Crow[/b] [Alter Ego] [indent]A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. It is referred to as the “mad survivalist” trait. When caught in dangerous situations, these individuals undergo a complete persona switch where anything and everything from dirty fighting to committing great sacrifices are both fair and fine--so long as it means that they can survive. Once out of danger they can revert back to their normal selves with no prior memories of the events… but activating this switch too many times can lead them to be permanently stuck in this state.[/indent] [b]Albino Crows[/b] [Appraising Eye] [indent]An Albino Crow latent perk. The individual is able to size up others--be it dragon or beast--in a predatory manner as to how best to make use of them. They can understand the potential of others and how they might best fit in a grand design somewhere.[/indent] [b]Eboncrow[/b] [Clawed Connections] [indent]An Eboncrow latent perk. Individuals with this trait are naturally good at making connections within all societies. Rules and etiquette come easily to them even if they don’t believe in it themselves. They can naturally find their way to a black market or ties with the societal underworld. Either way if there’s a question that needs answering, they usually know who to ask.[/indent] [b]Lesser Eboncrow[/b] [High Potential] [indent]A Lesser Crow latent perk. So long as these individuals survive the early stages of life and past their no doubt tumultuous adolescence, they are quite sure to thrive. They carry with them a high potential that only becomes greater with time--promising them places somewhere along the top--as long as they can effectively cultivate their strengths and cull their weaknesses.[/indent] [center][img]https://www1.flightrising.com/dgen/preview/dragon?age=1&body=10&bodygene=9&breed=10&element=10&eyetype=0&gender=0&tert=113&tertgene=14&winggene=22&wings=74&auth=d4fc3e2473e539240978b1e6eddce4bca9120538&dummyext=prev.png[/img][/center] [center][img]https://imgur.com/EbsjJ7K.png[/img][/center]
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Magpie (Mutation)
Species Standard
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  • Primary Piebald: Lead-Obsidian
  • Secondary Noxtide: White-Moon
  • Tertiary Runes: Orca-Obsidian range,
    Smoke (considered unusual),
    Platinum (considered unusual),
    Orca (considered rare)
  • Wildclaws only
  • Level 20 survival of the fittest
    (level 20+ or higher to be registered)
  • *Dark Sclera: Awakened (optional)
    *Faceted/Primal/Multi is acceptable too

Appearances/Lore
  • A type of changeling Crow able to adopt the appearances--and to some extent, abilities--of other Crows. As a strange hybrid of the species, they get their "runes" from their Effluvial Crow side, while their mutated "lesser eyes" could be explained as being a result from their Lesser Crow blood. Their natural pigmentation in their true form is a black and white leucism earning them the “Magpie” moniker.
  • A fully mature Magpie can change their patterns and coloration to seamlessly adapt to different forms--be it Effluvial, Lesser, Albinos, Ebons or Jacks. (Though they cannot seem to grow the crested horns trademarked to powerful Crested/Greater Ebon-types, they can certainly wear a prosthetic or claim that they've filed it down for aesthetic purposes; and if they're strong enough no one will likely question them twice regarding the matter… that’s not to say that it wouldn’t bother them a little on the inside anyway.)
  • When they are young, they cannot change their appearance at will due to a built in safety mechanism, and will instead, continue to resemble their adoptive family while none the wiser. Once they have "awoken," they will be able to switch between different Crow variations (or even Wildclaws) on a superficial level after having sufficiently studied them.
  • They cannot fully replicate a Crow's appearance and take their place, nor can they change the color of their eyes--but they can certainly blend into the species as a unique individual of it. Though if one has not studied their mark enough prior to trying to blend in among them, then there may be noticeable discrepancies ranging from subtle to obvious...
  • Magpie mothers either swap Crow eggs with their own, or sneak them in if they think they can get away with an unnoticed addition or three. The egg immediately blends in with the surrounding type and adopts a closely resembling pattern/form, with the resulting young taking on the appearance of the Crow type it is raised with. The hatchling’s body goes on to produce lifelong antibodies of that one particular type of viral strains as it lives with their new family and does not change once established.

    Their immunity follows the same Crow contagion hierarchy--

    If raised with True Effluvials -- Immune to all Crow strains (the most ideal).
    If raised with Lessers -- Immune to Lesser strain.
    If raised with Albinos -- Immune to Albino strains.
    If raised with Ebons -- Immune to Ebon strains.

    The same trend follows the vast variations of the Jackdaw and Crowborne type.
  • Immunity aside, they are able to produce a viral mimic to imitate the different Crow contagions once they've come into enough contact. They can copy only one type of strain at a time.
  • If a Magpie were raised among Effluvials, it could later expose itself in the territory or victim of an Albino Crow and mimic its viral strains while remaining unaffected by it when things finally boil down to an inevitable encounter.

    However if they were raised among Lesser Crows, they may be in considerable trouble when up against an Albino Crow, for they can mimic their viral strains, but not their emitted pheromones--and in this case, they may even be subjected to the virus itself creating a curious case where they are able to become both the afflicted and afflicting at the same time--thus a ripe tool for this particular Crow type to use when seeking to spread their influence.
  • They lack the trademark "eye" that all Crows possess, and instead have three smaller "eyes" on each of their wings. This unusual set of organs is what allows them to mimic appearances.

    If both sets of eyes on either side become fully damaged, they will not be able to conceal their true form until it's healed--something that can take up to a month if the injury is severe, or only a matter of hours if it is simply scratched.

    They tend to instinctively conceal themselves during this time and hide from prying eyes, as well as avoid any mirrors or reflective surfaces. They will do this starting from a young age without even realising the reasons behind it as if protecting their psyche from becoming aware of what they are. A young Magpie that has seen its true form prior to awakening will usually have a mental block placed on the event.

    Each set of the eyes corresponds with the side of the body that they are concealing. If the right side becomes completely damaged, then you may end up with a half-Magpie appearance on the right and half-Crow appearance on the left. Likewise, if only one of the six eyes are damaged, then they may only lose control over a portion somewhere on their body while mostly retaining their false form, allowing them to continue doing business while concealing odd areas.
  • Fallen feathers retain the Magpie's mimicked appearance at the time. If camouflaged then they will look the part, if uncamouflaged then they will appear monochromatic with noticeable streaks. The latter find is a rarity among collectors, as you'll almost never see a Magpie in its true form unless it allows it. Having obtained one almost undoubtedly means that a Magpie has left themselves inexplicably vulnerable--it is a true prize coveted by True Effluvials if won through battle.

Social
  • They have a weak sense of personal identity when young due to a hardcoded survival instinct, but once reaching maturity they can "awaken" and develop strong personalities with equally strong convictions. A Magpie possessing dark sclera in their natural state is a sign that they have awakened to their true form.
  • Depending on their upbringing, they can and will usually either continue to play the part that they were raised with and enjoy it--or turn antagonistic and use their gained immunity and mimicked abilities to their advantage--sometimes even against their own adoptive family and their species if wronged. However no matter what, they are unlikely to reveal their true identities to their family for fear of rejection and will ruthlessly seek to erase those who stumble upon their little secret.
  • Because of their physiological nature, they are considered excellent wild card tools against existing Crow-types and may find themselves in a position where they are manipulated or used--or use and manipulate in turn.

    They make excellent Crow-specialized mercenaries or assassins if correctly groomed, mostly because their loyalties to each species are a little more confused; but it entirely depends on the individual and the surrounding circumstances.

    It should be noted that this type of arrangement rarely lasts long without something severe keeping a Magpie in their place. They can and will continue to learn, if not possibly outpace those seeking to control them, eventually turning the tides and becoming immovable pillars themselves with a nose for false truths and fishy tales--if they survive that long.
  • Most Magpies perish at a young age, arguably a large portion of their population stops around here--but once they have surpassed this phase in life, there is little that stands in their way; and they have a wily habit of staying three steps ahead of the game before ever showing their faces as a result of their past.

    Along that note, they hold grudges similar to that of the Lesser Crow--long, spanning and completely unforgiving to those who wronged them or used them.

    Their primary drawback is their owed to their slow start in life, discrimination, persecution, as well as working through the arduous task of finding themselves or being comfortable in their own skins as they are. If they make it to adulthood and settle their psyche, they are almost always set for life--it is getting there that is entirely the heart of the problem.

Combat
  • Their strengths lay in their physiological advantages, adaptability and their sharp intelligence later in life. The rest depends on their upbringing, for if raised among True Effluvials, they can hope to be as strong as a True Effluvial themselves given the proper combat training.
  • Magpies tend to lack the same capacity for wing magicks or abilities as their mimicked families. The primary function of their wings is to camouflage them and thus they cannot fully produce the pheromones Albino Crows can, or completely replicate the powerful, morale-damaging weakening effect from True Effluvial wings. Defensive capabilities of Lesser Crow wings or the hypnotic effect of Lesser Eboncrows also suffer a bit of a damper. This often adds up to a bit of hurt pride, frustration and an overall rather confused Magpie, up until they awaken to their true form.
  • Once awakened, their regenerative abilities are second to none in the Crow family and they can recover swiftly from non-fatal injuries in the span of one to two weeks depending on its severity. This makes them dangerous foes who have the capacity to learn more about their opponent’s fighting styles and tactics to try again and again so long as they are not killed.

Courting
  • It is likely due to a pheromone related attraction, but once they are of age, male Magpies have a tendency to gravitate towards female ones even if they are in the midst of adopting the appearances and lifestyles of another Crow variant. Unfortunately, they cannot explain the reasoning behind it themselves, especially as this event can occur well before reaching their "awakened" and fully matured state, causing them a great deal of initial internal dismay.
  • This strong romantic attraction is often a source of chaos for Crow clans if the variants that they are copying are different enough, happen to be mutually antagonistic, or are in the midst of a feud. The matter is further complicated if the desired female is already taken with one of the species she is currently living among.

    Because this is not an unknown event among Crows, instances of "star-crossed lovers" can incite clans or families to investigate and if need be, forcibly injure the eye of their wings to see if the unsavory behaviour is the result of a lifelong deception or just an equally unhappy coincidence.

    If one or the other wishes to keep hold of their current lives, then they will also keep their relationship a secret. Any resulting eggs are likewise planted in secrecy, thus perpetuating the cycle of life in the shadows.
  • Another possible outcome for the awakened is that they may be persuaded to abandon their established lives up until now and micmic the species that their mate is currently part of, finding a place among them and masquerade a new life as one of their own. It is a hairy situation that tests the complexities of culture, love and loyalty.

Nesting
  • Magpies are unlikely to raise any eggs themselves even if living among a Crow species due to the fact that it could damage their child's chances of safely developing a strong immunity; something the parents cannot provide themselves. This can lead to a compromised adulthood or an early death. As such, they will usually opt to raise a hatchling from the nest that they swapped their eggs with or pitch in from afar in times of need.
  • Magpie mothers are very particular about the nests they intrude upon... Crows that are cunning and cruel may not hesitate to lightly scratch their hatchling's wings to look for physical changes--which would immediately oust a young Magpie before its life has even begun.

    But if the family raising them is too weak and unreliable, then it can also make room for an early demise, or worse--maturing into a weak adult. They must be careful in their decisions. Getting to the nest itself is also another problem, but not one that is beyond the capabilities of a fully fledged adult Magpie under normal circumstances.

    For this reason, while True Effluvial nests are the best choice immunity and strength-wise in the long term, they are also among the riskiest to integrate among due to their purist, die-hard, battle-ready lifestyle where incurring injuries are common and training is tough.

    Only the strongest, hardiest Magpie makes it to adulthood here by their own merits--and if not that, then through the knowing mercy of the Effluvial parents provided their own eggs were not replaced at the cost of gaining a Magpie child.
  • If ousted, accepted Magpie hatchlings may be tested harsher than their "siblings," but if they pass then it may be possible to earn a true spot of their own, and tend to hold unwavering pride and loyalty in having done so. Though not allowed to have children of their own with other Effluvials, they are still welcome to live among them and even take part in raising others.
  • By contrast, Eboncrow nests of either variety are among the worst choices due to the extremely clannish nature of the species. They stick heavily to their own and tend to be suspicious and unwelcoming of others--a trait they already possess even without the addition of a Magpie-shaped variable.

    Getting to their nest unnoticed is almost impossible with so many watchful eyes about per Rookery. They also will not hesitate to test their hatchlings' wings to look for discrepancies. Wary Crested or Greaters may pressure unwilling parents into the act.

    Being ousted here is among the worst case scenarios as it means possible death or life as the absolute bottom-tier servitude, if not groomed for unsavoury tasks.
  • Both variants of Albino Crows will happily welcome the curious addition--usually as future tools, of course. But it is difficult to read the wildly erratic behaviour of either type of Albino Crows, much less their whimsical, and often self-serving motivations. It is entirely unknown what may motivate a Magpie mother to leave her young in one's care, but it is a decision that has not been entirely written off.

    Some of the greatest amounts of historical chaos created by Crowkind has been a direct result of an ousted Magpie in the care of an Albino Crow--the chaos being mostly revenge related. There are, of course, outliers to this story, but they rarely end well for anyone involved, including the area's surrounding inhabitants.
  • Lesser Crows with good temperaments are the safest option, and they may not even mind if discovered provided one of their own eggs has not been exchanged at a cost. It is a reliable home for a young Magpie to develop in, but may not perhaps reach their fullest potential compared to being in the care of another type of Crow.

    However, the resulting offspring adapt well in Sornieth society and their shared environment with other dragons can lead them to obtaining better socioeconomic successes that may have been closed off to them elsewhere. It is here that Magpie mercenaries (as opposed to ones masquerading as True Effluvial mercenaries) are often born and lend their services out for better or for worse.
  • Unawoken Magpie parents are generally none the wiser to the truth when nesting. Their eggs resemble the species that they are copying if not something in between, but still rather passable. However once hatched, their offspring will lack the vital immunity they require in order to survive in Crow society and rarely make it past the early stages without serious intervention.

Attire
  • They will wear what their families wear, and abide by the same cultural practices be it reading feathered fortunes, parting ways to find other dragon clans, squabbling among other Ebons, or donning a rose thorn attire.

    When they have "awakened" they may choose to continue to indulge in this sense of fashion and its packaged traditions, or change entirely depending on their world views and/or ambitions, they become free individuals in this sense.
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Chimeral Jackdaw
(Magpie bloodline)
Species Standard
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  • Primary Piebald: Any
  • Secondary Any: Any
  • Tertiary Runes/Peacock: Any
  • Wildclaws only
  • No level restriction

Appearances/Lore
  • Jackdaws descended from Magpie blood. They lack the distinct sleek patterns known to most of Crow-kind, and instead possess a more naturally mottled coupled with patches of white when in their natural state.
  • Similar to the common Jackdaw, they are often slightly smaller in size compared to their Crow cousins. Chimeral Jackdaws also possesses characteristics that may be passed down through their bloodline and inherit abilities through their lineage.
  • Unlike their Magpie ancestors, not all Chimeral Jackdaws are capable of full camouflage and cannot alter their entire appearance. In return, they might have inherited other Crow wing traits in their place, or even nothing at all. This leaves them even more severely disadvantaged in Crow society than they already are, and such individuals may prefer to settle their lives masquerading as a common Wildclaw instead.
  • Most Chimeral Jackdaws prefer to at least adopt the appearances of the trademark skink pattern and hide their patched bodies in order to fit in with their common cousins. It is rare for them to be able to change multiple traits, and it is entirely dependent on the traits of their wings.
  • Their rate of healing is much faster than common Crows, but less than that of their Magpie ancestors. They are quick to recover and their potential to wield a greater variety of abilities makes them extremely versatile both at home and in battle.
  • Due to the dominant nature of Magpie blood, even common Jackdaws themselves may feel threatened by their existence, as most times the next generation of hatchlings will take on these traits over existing common Crow blood. This often leads them to becoming excluded once their true natures have been discovered.
  • As with all things in Crow society, the ones with vibrant red feathers hold higher rank. Their plumage is considered both beautiful and far more beautiful than other colors. Red is in their blood, both literally and figuratively; and this saying encompasses all of Crows whether some care to openly admit it or not.

Social
  • Those who can are careful to conceal their true nature and may even prefer to masquerade as a common Jackdaw. Unlike Magpies, Chimeral Jackdaws discover their true nature relatively early on and have no need for an "awakening," but in turn they lack the means to reach the high potential of equal cunning and must work for it.
  • They are close competitors to Eboncrows for work, and though the two rarely cooperate together they are both extremely capable species and ideal candidates in anything regarding espionage, intelligence or masters of visual arts.
  • Chimeral Jackdaws are fondly looked after by other Magpies and those who cannot conceal themselves will be taken in by those who can. They are clannish among their own kind and seen as pests by others due to the nature of their abilities and their genetics.

Relationship with Crows
  • Majority of Crows can be largely intolerant to Chimeral Jackdaws given that at least with common Jackdaws, their own blood may resurface and weave in and out of the generations. Where as the Chimeral variants can heavily alter bloodlines and leave little room for recovery.
  • Common Jackdaws tend to possess mixed reactions regarding them. On one hand they share similar circumstances of falling between the genetic gaps, on the other hand some may be less receptive to the idea of those who can hide among them hoping to go unnoticed. First impressions are important, and often a gamble.
  • It is possible for Chimeral Jackdaws to live within Crow clans, mostly under the role of servitude and on the clause that they are either forbidden to have children of their own, but may share in the raising of others. Despite the uneven roles, they are capable of living full and happy lives here under those that accept them.
  • Magpie clans are the most accepting of them and their presence--even going as far as to harbor them for as long as they can. Here they are treated more as equals and can find their way both in love and in work.
Crow Traits and Bloodlines

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Chimeral Jackdaws are dragons who carry Magpie blood within their veins. Their mixed bloodlines carry over some defining traits, most notably a mottled patternation on their bodies.

Alongside some Magpie-like appearances, they have also been able to inherit abilities from their predecessor(s), and possibly more than one, resulting in an unusual and varied arsenal unique to them.

Their abilities are often weaker than their pure counterparts, but sometimes also possibly stronger. Crow blood is known to mutate easily, so trying to gauge which is the case is a difficult task.

Instructions

Build your Chimeral Jackdaw with abilities of your choosing from between two different Crow variants, or go here to have it generated for you if you want a little taste of RNG.

1. Select one bloodline that you want your Chimeral Jackdaw to be related to in some manner: Effluvial Crow, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Albino Crows, Eboncrow, or Lesser Eboncrow.

2. Then mix and match by choosing one trait from the Magpie bloodline, and then one other from your previously selected Crow bloodline.

The result will look something like this:
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Viral Signature: [Viral Mimicry] (Magpie)
Wing Trait: [Chimeral Crow] (Magpie)
Latent Trait I: [Relentless Challenger] (Effluvial)
Latent Trait II: [Viral Immunity (High)] (Effluvial)
Jackdaw Trait Generator
(Click image to be directed to the sheet.)

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This generator is fairly easy to use. Just click the drop down menu on right side and select a Crow bloodline. You'll see the results right away.

There is a copy and paste BBCode box at the bottom that will generate a post detailing your Chimeral's traits with full descriptions and images, and there's another box next to it for images only.
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Viral Signature
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Magpie

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From left to right:
Effluvial, Lesser Crow, Deviant Crow, Both Albino Crows, Eboncrow, Lesser Eboncrow

Magpie
[Viral Mimicry]

A unique Magpie contagion. These individuals are able to produce a viral mimic which closely imitates other Crow contagions. Though it requires a bit of exposure to the other species first in order to develop.

Only one type of strain may be copied at a time, but during the transition period it is possible for two different ones to temporarily mix in a diluted state. As it is not a true version of the virus, it may also be subject to some discrepancies in the way it interacts with others. Majority of the time, however, it acts a close copy of the original.

One of the more interesting possible combinations involves the Lesser Eboncrow's strain coupled with the Effluvial's. While lost in a berserker rage from one, they are also subject to the trance-like effect of the other, making it possible to order their target unto others rather than simply be left with blindly rampaging.

Effluvial Crow
[Blind Berserker]

A rare trait stemming from the Effluvial Crow bloodline.

The Effluvial Crow’s trademark contagion. A distinctly bittersweet smell swiftly accompanies it once secreted from their claws, trailing a line of black smoke in its wake.

If afflicted, enhanced strength, fever, dizziness and confusion are among the first symptoms to develop. Once it has fully incubated within its new host, one final symptom will appear at last--uncontrollable bloodlust.

This strain is used to goad the Effluvial Crow’s opponent into attacking without pretense, allowing them both to engage in what is considered a “pure fight.” Healing potions only serve to strengthen the infection’s effects, speeding up what is already a dangerously quick process.

The greater the lifeforce of the victim, the hotter the disease burns, until at last, the victim's body succumbs from physical strain, unable to keep up with their own rampaging madness.

This type of strain is able to be used on all members of the Crow family with exception to the Effluvial Crows themselves--who are naturally immune. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.

Lesser Crow
[Bolsterstrain]

A rare trait stemming from the Lesser Crow bloodline.

The Lesser Crow’s strain was one branched from the Effluvial Crow’s. It has a slightly sweeter smell and emits a lighter colored smoke than that of its cousin.

What is unique about this strain is that it is primarily used for support purposes. It bolsters their ally’s physical strengths as well as their reaction time, making it a very valuable asset in battle. However, it is short lived and usually only lasts for a round.

There are some minor side-effects, as few things in life come for free. Those of weaker constitution--whether physically or mentally--may experience lingering side effects of paranoia and separation anxiety. Those who are stronger have little problem negating this problem.

It is possible to administer repeated doses, as well as to manipulate its potency using a mixture of spells or potions. The contagion is delivered via a puncture wound from their claws.

Deviant Crow
[Pestilent Priest]

A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait.

The Deviant Crow’s signature ability. A sinister ability disguised as a healing spell. When used on ordinary, clean wounds it will mend flesh and bone as quick as a flash.

However, if used on any traces of infection type such as those from bacteria, viruses or of fungal original--the disease will react and suddenly worsen. Beneath the surface, the Deviant Crow’s “magic” duplicates the original contagion to obscene levels.

Mutations are more than common during this stage and new side effects often spur forth without warning, creating new symptoms that were not originally there before--and that is if one has survived this far in.

When used on their own claw-contagion (same as Lesser Crow’s), they can closely imitate the symptoms of an Effluvial Crow strain. Or if used on an Albino Mark, the sudden influx of the virus can cause the host’s flesh to burst--effectively detonating the area. It is activated via direct physical contact with their palms.

Albino Crows
[Scarlet Brand]

A trait stemming from the Albino Crow bloodline.

The dreaded scarlet brand--a contagion unique to the Albino Crow variant. Both the Effluvial (runes) line and the Lesser (peacock) line are able to apply markings on their victims that allow them to become more susceptible to the control of their wing-pheromones.

It leaves a distinctive mark that changes surrounding pigments to a bright red. This mark gives off the appearance that closely resembles that of a flower. Each "flower" is slightly different in variation, but consists of the same key component of a center core, presumably where the injury was inflicted and signals the virus' entry point.

Albino Crows often use this mark as either a one-sided "contract" of sorts to either keep unwilling dragons under its control, or as a ward to keep the dragons in question away from itself. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.

Key differences to note: Albino Effluvial Crows (runes) are able to mark dragons and Albino Lesser Crows (peacock) are able to mark Beastclans and familiars. The effectiveness of either outside of their normal respective territories creates very mixed, and often unsatisfactory results not limited to outright death.

Eboncrow
[Deathstrike]

A trait stemming from the Eboncrow bloodline.

Odorless and more immediately fatal compared to its bolstering-blood frenzying cousin. Eboncrows are able to control the dose that is distributed to their victims.

In small amounts, dizziness, nausea and confusion and thrashing are common symptoms that may not necessarily lead to death but certainly extreme discomfort. Larger quantities can overstimulate the heart and lead to a quick death in a matter of minutes.

Outwardly, it appears similar to a strong venom, but make no mistake that it is a bloodborne disease that can quickly spread to infect others that have made contact with it. It is important to note that Effluvial Crows are immune to their disease, but the inverse is not true. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.

It can be used in conjunction as a “combo ability” with the Lesser Eboncrow’s (peacock) strain to prevent the victim from succumbing to death when afflicted by their contagion. Between the two, this helps to ensure that there are far more useful hostages than there would be silent corpses.

Lesser Eboncrow
[Tranceclaw]

A trait stemming from the Lesser Eboncrow bloodline.

The contagion spurs on dizziness where subjects enter a trance-like state for several minutes depending on the dose. It weakens the will and makes them more susceptible to the hypnotic effects of their wings, making weak-willed individuals open to implanted suggestions that can last up to a day.

Strong doses act as a knockout drug, but it is most certainly viral. Bloodborne, but short-lived the effects dissipate within less than a day. Immunity is hard to gain, as the virus itself is ever changing within its Lesser Eboncrow host. It is delivered via a puncture from their claws.

It can be used in conjunction as a “combo ability” with the Eboncrow’s (runes) strain to prevent the victim from succumbing to death when afflicted by their contagion. Between the two, this helps to ensure that there are far more useful hostages than there would be silent corpses.

Wing Traits
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Magpie
[Chimeral Crow]

The Magpie's most important trait--its ability to camouflage itself by altering its outside appearance. Though it cannot shape flesh and bone, they can certain reflect different colors and patterns to suit their needs.

Chimeral Jackdaws who inherit this trait may find that their ability to use it heavily differs from one individual to the next. Some only able to change certain aspects of themselves, while others can influence multiple areas--but more often than not, only true Magpies are able to conceal their entire bodies.

Effluvial Crow
[Fated Feather]

A Jackdaw-unique trait hailing directly from the Effluvial Crow bloodline.

Though they cannot produce the trademark [Shatter Morale] ability that their relatives are known for. This trait instead allows them to be able to keenly identify feathers belonging to the different Crow variants within a quick glance--granting them invaluable utility for those looking to glimpse in on Crow society..

They are able to tell individual apart from individual at a glance, and are more attuned to the ways of fortune telling using said feathers. Their readings have an uncanny way of being fairly close to home.

Lesser Crow
[Mana Plume]

A Lesser Crow trait, in which one’s wings are able to store a great deal of mana, making them apt candidates for those wishing to master the ways of mana and magic.

However their stored magic is confined to only their wings and nowhere else in their body, making their wings a considerable weak point that cannot be completely protected with defensive magic. Plated wing covers are much advised.

Deviant Crow
[Aegis Wings]

A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait that allows one to harden their wings to exceptional degrees--granting the both physical and magical protection.

During this time while their wings are hardened, they may struggle to fly effectively and prefer to adhere to grounded forms of combat. This does mean that they are a force to be reckoned with when confronted within enclosed spaces.

Albino Crows
[Manipulation]

An Albino Crow trait that acts in conjunction with the [Scarlet Brand] viral ability known to this variant. It allows the Albino Crow to influence their “marked” by releasing different varieties of pheromones.

Albino Effluvial Crows can only emit one type of pheromone at a time, but their reign is generally absolute over their marked victims. These pheromones can both be used as defensive or offensive measures.

Albino Lesser Crows can emit multiple types of pheromones and issue more complex, and perhaps even subtle commands. But it generally only really works well on the Beastclan and familiar type creatures.

Eboncrow
[Aerial Ace]

A physical trait of Eboncrows, where one’s wings are a bit shorter, but also more finely shaped than most of the Crow variants. As a result they are swifter and more agile in aerial combat compared to their cousins. It makes them very formidable fighters as well as difficult to catch.

Few are able to outfly a pair of Eboncrow wings in terms of speed and grace, but if one does not train up their stamina, then it may only be a matter of time before they are caught up to.

Lesser Eboncrow
[Caged Consciousness]

A trait unique to the Lesser Eboncrows that pairs with their [Tranceclaw] contagion. Their wings can produce something of a hypnotic glow, one that is able to gently penetrate the night.

This ability is capable of putting their victims under a hypnotic trance, or sleep magic. The sleep magic may not always necessarily render victims unconscious, but may simply slow their movements and reaction time. It can be used alone, but the effects will be weaker.

Latent Traits I
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Magpie
[Birds of a Feather]

A Magpie latent perk. It allows for quick observations between visual media. They can spot minute differences almost right away, and likewise quickly study their marks.

In practice, this allows them to use their wing traits to seamlessly camouflage among the other species and reflect the correct patterns in the correct places, alongside its exact colors.

In other applications, they make for an ability that produces great artists or allow them ease in the art of facial recognition, spy differences in handwriting, identify counterfeit currencies or anything that else that their eyes can pick up and discern between.

Effluvial Crow
[Relentless Challenger]

An Effluvial Crow latent perk. It replaces one’s knee-jerk “flight or fight'' reaction with simply “fight or fight.” It makes one’s personality dauntless in the face of danger. Not to be confused with blind foolishness, it instead allows one to adopt the persona of a true challenger ready to confront their opponents.

It grants the individual the ability to appropriately size up their enemies to see if it is worth the time of day. Not only that, it ensures that fear is seldom ever a variable within the hearts of those with Effluvial blood running through it. Their minds are as clear as day.

Lesser Crow
[Stamina Surge]

A Lesser Crow latent perk. It allows one to persist again and again, gaining a second wind once having seemingly fallen in battle. If this individual is given the time to rest and recover, they most certainly will before their opponents do. This makes them very effective in longer, drawn out battles than most other Crow variants.

Deviant Crow
[Insatiable Curiosity]

A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. The individual is that of an ever curious one, sometimes to a fault, but often approached with a pragmatic, scientific mind. Being curious, after all, doesn’t necessarily mean one needs to be disorganized.

They are quick to learn, only because it gives them the tools to learn more in turn, creating an endless cycle of exploring the unknown from both little to large. Developing an obsessive tendency towards their interests is not an entirely uncommon phenomenon.

Albino Crows
[Guided Accuracy]

An Albino Crow latent perk. Aiming comes intuitively to them. They know where to strike and when. Of course, practice does help to make sure the hits land and nothing hits them in return; but they are otherwise instinctively guided to their opponent’s weaknesses and only limited by the extent of their physical abilities.

Once that barrier has been removed, however...

Eboncrow
[Murder Brigade (Offense)]

An Eboncrow latent perk. The individual works naturally well in groups--too well, in fact. They will prefer to be part of a mob rather than fight alone, but once having blended into the crowd of angry faces, they are able to weave in and out effortlessly, picking up hits where others leave off and sleuthing for other equally delicious opportunities to contribute.

Lesser Eboncrow
[Murder Brigade (Support)]

A Lesser Eboncrow latent perk. This individual is a natural within mob fights. They are able to take true advantage of what it means to have strength in numbers. They instinctively know their place and how to best support their allies in the heat of battle, as well as help to chain their attacks into a series of combo assaults between them.

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Magpie
[Copied Immunity]

Magpie mothers either swap Crow eggs with their own, or sneak them in if they think they can get away with an unnoticed addition or three. The egg immediately blends in with the surrounding type and adopts a closely resembling pattern/form, with the resulting young taking on the appearance of the Crow type it is raised with.

This trait allows the hatchling’s body goes on to produce lifelong antibodies of that one particular type of viral strains as it lives with their new family and does not change once established.

Their immunity follows the same Crow contagion hierarchy--

If raised with True Effluvials -- Immune to all Crow strains (the most ideal).
If raised with Lessers -- Immune to Lesser strain.
If raised with Albinos -- Immune to Albino strains.
If raised with Ebons -- Immune to Ebon strains.
The same trend follows the vast variations of the Jackdaw and Crowborne type.


Effluvial Crow
[Viral Immunity (High)]

An Effluvial Crow latent perk. It makes them immune to all manners of maladies and infection alike. Nothing short of depths of the Wyrmwound itself is going to likely have a hold over them.

Lesser Crow
[Admirable Ally]

A Lesser Crow latent perk. They have a strong and sincere attitude in assisting their allies in both physical and emotional aspects that transcends species barriers. This trait allows them to fit well in other clans completely unrelated to Crow society, and often sees to it that they fare well.

Deviant Crow
[Alter Ego]

A very rare Lesser Crow latent trait known as a “Deviant” trait. It is referred to as the “mad survivalist” trait. When caught in dangerous situations, these individuals undergo a complete persona switch where anything and everything from dirty fighting to committing great sacrifices are both fair and fine--so long as it means that they can survive.

Once out of danger they can revert back to their normal selves with no prior memories of the events… but activating this switch too many times can lead them to be permanently stuck in this state.

Albino Crows
[Appraising Eye]

An Albino Crow latent perk. The individual is able to size up others--be it dragon or beast--in a predatory manner as to how best to make use of them. They can understand the potential of others and how they might best fit in a grand design somewhere.

Eboncrow
[Clawed Connections]

An Eboncrow latent perk. Individuals with this trait are naturally good at making connections within all societies. Rules and etiquette come easily to them even if they don’t believe in it themselves. They can naturally find their way to a black market or ties with the societal underworld. Either way if there’s a question that needs answering, they usually know who to ask.

Lesser Eboncrow
[High Potential]

A Lesser Crow latent perk. So long as these individuals survive the early stages of life and past their no doubt tumultuous adolescence, they are quite sure to thrive. They carry with them a high potential that only becomes greater with time--promising them places somewhere along the top--as long as they can effectively cultivate their strengths and cull their weaknesses.
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[center][size=5][b]Effluvial Crow[/b][/size][/center] [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/FLJ5mPI.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/KNSNFw4.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/oYSugWQ.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/XA7JqPa.png[/img][/url][/center] [code][center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/FLJ5mPI.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/KNSNFw4.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/oYSugWQ.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/XA7JqPa.png[/img][/url][/center][/code] [b]Effluvial Crow Exclusive[/b] [Shatter Morale] (Wing Trait) [indent]Bright red wings that shatter the morale of their enemies. It is a sight rarely seen unless an Effluvial Crow chooses to bare their wings, removing any covers that may have once concealed the large “eye” on their wing. The effects are immediate and a change of pressure can be felt. It is overwhelming and raw. It’s difficult to say if it is mostly due to a change in one’s perception, or if it is genuinely emitted from the Effluvial themselves. Such a thing is only ever shown to their enemies or to their lovers. Weaker dragons will run at the sight of it, feeling oppressed by its terrible “gaze.” This, in turn, saves the Effluvial Crow the trouble of fighting through mobs in order to get to the meat of things--their leader or equivalent--whom they would much prefer to be sparring with, and without being interrupted by those who are insignificant. Additionally, exceptionally developed members of the species can deflect incoming projectiles using their wings, of both magical and non-magical nature. Skilled users of this can even use it to reflect them back unto their enemies, or ricochet targeted healing and support spells to their advantage.[/indent] [center][size=5][b]Lesser Crow[/b][/size][/center] [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/94f3NR8.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/J1iHIJ5.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/u6wYga6.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/CqpvevY.png[/img][/url][/center] [code][center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/94f3NR8.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/J1iHIJ5.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/u6wYga6.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/CqpvevY.png[/img][/url][/center][/code] [center][size=5][b]Deviant Crow[/b][/size][/center] [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/utD92Jf.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/ijtBUhA.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/4A60DW0.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/fbk2Kgn.png[/img][/url][/center] [code][center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/utD92Jf.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/ijtBUhA.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/4A60DW0.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/fbk2Kgn.png[/img][/url][/center][/code] [center][size=5][b]Albino Crows[/b][/size][/center] [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/hAYSNmb.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/OCWlvxb.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/Hcm67Nc.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/FTaQgc7.png[/img][/url][/center] [code][center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/hAYSNmb.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/OCWlvxb.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/Hcm67Nc.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/FTaQgc7.png[/img][/url][/center][/code] [center][size=5][b]Eboncrow[/b][/size][/center] [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/ejp3Tju.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/VmNWyKo.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/Cfs1c9q.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/YCDOaag.png[/img][/url][/center] [code][center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/ejp3Tju.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/VmNWyKo.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/Cfs1c9q.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/YCDOaag.png[/img][/url][/center][/code] [center][size=5][b]Lesser Eboncrow[/b][/size][/center] [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/rebpPSg.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/6IQ8PRm.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/OhwqDb2.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/44jCYHR.png[/img][/url][/center] [code][center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/rebpPSg.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/6IQ8PRm.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/OhwqDb2.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/44jCYHR.png[/img][/url][/center][/code] [center][size=5][b]Magpie[/b][/size][/center] [center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/UdMWsND.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/gb3TtHb.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/rsczes0.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/VmJglEL.png[/img][/url][/center] [code][center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/UdMWsND.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/gb3TtHb.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/rsczes0.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/VmJglEL.png[/img][/url][/center][/code]
Banner, Buttons and Layout

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Banner
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/vOxsFyw.png[/img][/url]

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Crow Calligraphy Style
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/PzoPTNg.png[/img][/url]

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Effluvial Crow
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/gy7lfx1.png[/img][/url]

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Albino Crow
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/y93lBK6.png[/img][/url]

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Eboncrow
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/TmDlUGc.png[/img][/url]

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Magpie
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/z2rPFWd.png[/img][/url]

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Warm-feathered Jackdaws
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_33798585][img]https://i.imgur.com/E3q1R3j.png[/img][/url]

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Cool-feathered Jackdaws
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2648224][img]https://i.imgur.com/jMYjG1m.png[/img][/url]

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Chimeral Jackdaws
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2648224][img]https://i.imgur.com/FFCd91L.png[/img][/url]

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Crowdrone
(Hivemind x Effluvial Crow Collab)
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_33798585][img]https://i.imgur.com/AV8go4L.png[/img][/url]

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Blightcrows
(Blightbound x Effluvial Crow Collab)
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_33798585][img]https://imgur.com/YRystMD.png[/img][/url]

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Prioncrows
(Prions x Effluvial Crow Collab)
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_33798585][img]https://imgur.com/HZaUgJv.png[/img][/url]

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Starcrows
(Starshrike x Effluvial Crow Collab)
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_33798585][img]https://imgur.com/pDrQ6s3.png[/img][/url]

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Blooming Crows
(Blooming Grove Sickness x Effluvial Crow Collab)
Original button edited by Alfamangle
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_33798585][img]https://imgur.com/97z5rRP.png[/img][/url]


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Necromancer Crows
(Necromancers x Effluvial Crow Collab)
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_33798585][img]https://imgur.com/Usd7Cyb.png[/img][/url]


Layouts

Effluvial Crow w/Fortunes
*Note: The Feathered Fortune code generator has been designed to work with this particular layout, so you can copy and paste it instantly.
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Effluvial Crow/Lesser Crow
Click here for code (Pastebin)DtzcbMY.png

Albino Effluvial/Lesser Albino
Click here for code (Pastebin)OPgREoP.png

Eboncrow/Lesser Eboncrow
Click here for code (Pastebin)kyR33te.png
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Normal Albino Crow Markings
(Free for all Albino Crows to use)
Codes in order from left to right
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/ERvfYT7.png[/img][/url]
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/mlc0cHQ.png[/img][/url]
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/vx7La0x.png[/img][/url]
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/1R58dQ1.png[/img][/url]
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/aNxYsoC.png[/img][/url]
Code:
[url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/vmXjGV6.png[/img][/url]
Effluvial Crow
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Code:
[center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/FLJ5mPI.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/KNSNFw4.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/oYSugWQ.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/XA7JqPa.png[/img][/url][/center]


Effluvial Crow Exclusive
[Shatter Morale] (Wing Trait)

Bright red wings that shatter the morale of their enemies. It is a sight rarely seen unless an Effluvial Crow chooses to bare their wings, removing any covers that may have once concealed the large “eye” on their wing.

The effects are immediate and a change of pressure can be felt. It is overwhelming and raw. It’s difficult to say if it is mostly due to a change in one’s perception, or if it is genuinely emitted from the Effluvial themselves. Such a thing is only ever shown to their enemies or to their lovers.

Weaker dragons will run at the sight of it, feeling oppressed by its terrible “gaze.” This, in turn, saves the Effluvial Crow the trouble of fighting through mobs in order to get to the meat of things--their leader or equivalent--whom they would much prefer to be sparring with, and without being interrupted by those who are insignificant.

Additionally, exceptionally developed members of the species can deflect incoming projectiles using their wings, of both magical and non-magical nature. Skilled users of this can even use it to reflect them back unto their enemies, or ricochet targeted healing and support spells to their advantage.
Lesser Crow
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Code:
[center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/94f3NR8.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/J1iHIJ5.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/u6wYga6.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/CqpvevY.png[/img][/url][/center]
Deviant Crow
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Code:
[center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/utD92Jf.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/ijtBUhA.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/4A60DW0.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/fbk2Kgn.png[/img][/url][/center]
Albino Crows
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Code:
[center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/hAYSNmb.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/OCWlvxb.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/Hcm67Nc.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/FTaQgc7.png[/img][/url][/center]
Eboncrow
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Code:
[center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/ejp3Tju.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/VmNWyKo.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/Cfs1c9q.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/YCDOaag.png[/img][/url][/center]
Lesser Eboncrow
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Code:
[center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/rebpPSg.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/6IQ8PRm.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/OhwqDb2.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/44jCYHR.png[/img][/url][/center]

Magpie
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Code:
[center][url=https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/drs/2464726#post_2464726][img]https://i.imgur.com/UdMWsND.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/gb3TtHb.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/rsczes0.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][img]https://i.imgur.com/VmJglEL.png[/img][/url][/center]
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@Viviwren this subspecies looks pretty cool! How do you price them?
@Viviwren this subspecies looks pretty cool! How do you price them?
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@RadientAngel

Hullo! I'm glad you like them.

I originally priced them by looking up Wildclaw prices on the AH for level 25 and saw that they averaged around 500G-600G. I opted to go with 300G to make it better affordable to everyone, and making it closer in price range to normal level 25 species too. On top of the price of the actual subspecies, training costs and the fact that these were pure second generation, I felt 300G would be considered better than reasonable costs.

I'm also flexible in offering discounts to those on my hatchery pinglist, discounts to Plague flight as well as discounts to new members. Full refunds are also available within a month in case of any sort of buyer's regret.

The original reason behind the pricing and the subspecies is to keep their value for their owners. So that anyone who owns one pretty much is ensured their spending should they ever decide to sell and recoup, or even spin a profit. My goal is both to benefit the owner and the dragon, so that they also have better chances of finding new homes over being exalted, ensuring the survival and value of the subspecies.


tl;dr version: I price mine at 300G each, but pinglist/flight/new member discounts are available.
@RadientAngel

Hullo! I'm glad you like them.

I originally priced them by looking up Wildclaw prices on the AH for level 25 and saw that they averaged around 500G-600G. I opted to go with 300G to make it better affordable to everyone, and making it closer in price range to normal level 25 species too. On top of the price of the actual subspecies, training costs and the fact that these were pure second generation, I felt 300G would be considered better than reasonable costs.

I'm also flexible in offering discounts to those on my hatchery pinglist, discounts to Plague flight as well as discounts to new members. Full refunds are also available within a month in case of any sort of buyer's regret.

The original reason behind the pricing and the subspecies is to keep their value for their owners. So that anyone who owns one pretty much is ensured their spending should they ever decide to sell and recoup, or even spin a profit. My goal is both to benefit the owner and the dragon, so that they also have better chances of finding new homes over being exalted, ensuring the survival and value of the subspecies.


tl;dr version: I price mine at 300G each, but pinglist/flight/new member discounts are available.
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@Viviwren O.O

. . . Guess I should start saving.
@Viviwren O.O

. . . Guess I should start saving.
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@Viviwren
would it be possible to buy a hatchling and train them yourself?
@Viviwren
would it be possible to buy a hatchling and train them yourself?
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@WitchHunt
Ah, sorry! I'm looking to make sure they all get trained before they go.
@WitchHunt
Ah, sorry! I'm looking to make sure they all get trained before they go.
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