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Tea Time!
Jan 15, 2020, 22:54:32
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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The dragons of Sornieth have developed a taste for tea! Fox rats and Talonclasp pendants return for a limited time.






Tea Time

Once only a family affair in smaller lairs, many dragons of all diets have developed a taste for tea and an appreciation of beautiful tea sets.

The bamboo tea set is a rare drop from Harpy's Roost.



Bamboo Tea Set


A variety of additional tea sets are available from time to time in the treasure marketplace for those shoppers with a passion for tea! They may also drop rarely from iron and gilded chests, or be gifted rarely by Pinkerton.




Gothic Tea Set




Humble Tea Set




Meadow Tea Set




Sweet Tea Set




Crystalline Gala Skin Contest

The seventh annual Crystalline Gala will begin January 26, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Cycling Items

The following items are available from now until January 23 at 22:00 in the gem marketplace, after which point they will cycle out again for a period of time.
Status Update
Jan 15, 2020, 06:23:13
Site Status | By Mutron
An issue where dragons that were hatched on January 9 did not become adults has been fixed. Players may need to do a hard refresh (Ctrl+F5) if they are still seeing hatchling images for these dragons.
Dragons not aging in the AH?
Jan 15, 2020, 06:20:35
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
All the hatchlings that should have aged up during rollover should now be adults. You may need to do a hard refresh (Ctrl+F5) in some cases if the dragon is still showing a hatchling image.

Thanks for reporting the issue!
Dragons not aging in the AH?
Jan 15, 2020, 06:12:35
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Mutron
Hello all, while we tried to run all of the jobs that normally occur during rollover, it appears the one responsible for aging up hatchlings was missed. I am looking into this now.
Status Update
Jan 13, 2020, 15:21:06
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Custom Progenitor Dragon!
Two hour maintenance window next week
Jan 10, 2020, 12:50:35
Pressia wrote on 2020-01-10 12:43:03:
Ah, well, maintenance keeps the site running, even if it is a little boring! Still very important.

Yup! We only characterize it as "boring" sometimes because the maintenances are for site backend updates and support, not feature or gameplay releases.
Two hour maintenance window next week
Jan 10, 2020, 12:39:17
It's backend (boring) maintenance. We just need a little bit longer for this one.
Status Update
Jan 07, 2020, 17:42:57
Site Status | By Aequorin
Strange Chests will disintegrate after 06:00 server time on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Be sure to open all of them before then or you'll be left with a pile of Nocturnal Dust!
Ancient Fans & Underbelly
Jan 07, 2020, 02:13:37
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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Two new genes make their way to the ancient breeds.





Underbelly & Fans
Underbelly has expanded to the Banescale breed. This newly discovered ancient gene can be found in the treasure marketplace, and will change the belly color of your Banescale dragons.

Fans have expanded to the Gaoler breed. This newly discovered ancient gene can be found in the gem marketplace, and adds large fans down the length of your gaoler dragons.
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Lair Tabs

With the addition of a 16th breed, we thought it prudent to increase the number of lair tabs for sorting. Lairs now support 20 tabs (up from 15) Tabs 16-20 cost 50,000 treasure each.




Crystalline Gala Skin Contest

The seventh annual Crystalline Gala will begin January 26, 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in celebration! Click here for more information!
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Additional Updates
  • A Banescale breed icon has been added to emojis.
  • Animated enemies in the game database have had scrolling animations corrected.
  • Squiggle on Banescale males has been corrected to have the same colors as females and hatchlings.
  • Metallic on all banescales has had a missing layer of shadow restored, making it extra shiny like the other examples of metallic.
  • Alloy on all banescales has had a missing layer of shadow restored, making it extra shiny like the other examples of alloy.
Status Update
Jan 06, 2020, 22:50:32
Site Status | By Undel
The Crystalline Gala festival celebrating the ice flight will happen on January 26th 2020, and we're running a skin and accent contest in preparation!
Status Update
Jan 06, 2020, 13:16:33
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: 2020!
Swipp Buddy
Jan 05, 2020, 09:11:04
It appears that Swipp wanted to end NotN with a bang!

To honor Swipp's wishes, we're keeping these 3 active swaps active until the next rotation (about 50 minutes). All other NotN swaps have been deactivated, so the next set of offers should be back to normal.

(Unless RNG decides to prove me wrong by reselecting these last 3 offers!)
Strange chest still available
Jan 05, 2020, 09:03:21
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Ketchalin

All NotN swaps are now deactivated - except those 3, because it would be unfair to remove them halfway through.

If RNG cooperates, the next rotation will not include any of those remaining swaps, and they will become inactive for the year.

- What're the odds that we got 3 NotN swaps in 1 go?!
Status Update
Jan 04, 2020, 09:22:13
Site Status | By Aequorin
REMINDER: Night of the Nocturne ends tomorrow, SUNDAY January 5, 2020 at 06:00 server time.

All unopened Strange Chests will disintegrate at 06:00 server time on WEDNESDAY January 8, 2020.
Like Button Overlaps Generate Code
Jan 03, 2020, 17:17:28
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @buggy101

The Facebook Like button has been told to settle down - it should function normally now.
Status Update
Jan 03, 2020, 00:04:56
Site Status | By Kaepora
Lair tab descriptions now support basic text formatting and emoji.
Status Update
Dec 27, 2019, 14:52:59
Site Status | By Kaepora
You can now filter items in the Game Database by whether or not they are stored in your hoard and/or vault.
Status Update
Dec 26, 2019, 11:34:44
Site Status | By Aequorin
Night of the Nocturne Dragon Share Theme Week: Stolen Shadows.
Swipp NotN trades
Dec 23, 2019, 16:05:42
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Additional update:
Undel wrote on 2019-12-23 13:07:35:
We've upped the amount of NotN swipp trades from 40/189 to 70/219.

Since there are multiple copies of each NotN trade in the system, it's possible for swipp and his daughters to pull up the same recipe. But hopefully this will make them appear a bit more frequently.
Swipp NotN trades
Dec 23, 2019, 13:22:28
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thank you @HawkSirius - A visual bug relating to the catalog has been fixed. You can now view all 8 Strange Chest trades.

The code that randomly selects Swipp trades was not affected.
NOTN Chat
Dec 23, 2019, 13:07:35
We've upped the amount of NotN swipp trades from 40/189 to 70/219.

Since there are multiple copies of each NotN trade in the system, it's possible for swipp and his daughters to pull up the same recipe. But hopefully this will make them appear a bit more frequently.
Status Update
Dec 23, 2019, 11:30:47
Site Status | By Kaepora
Selective Feeding now includes a Feed Again button. This will not show up if all dragons are full.
empty strange chests?
Dec 22, 2019, 14:29:23
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Undel
Mutron has corrected this thanks to your reports.

Scroll Stealer & Kyorinrin had a little boo boo in the code that prevented them from displaying, though you still should have a copy in your hoard.

So the items you received were likely Scroll Stealer or Kyorinrin.
Status Update
Dec 22, 2019, 08:45:29
Site Status | By Mutron
We have allocated more resources to the Coliseum to hopefully address the slowness affecting both the Coliseum itself and the site as a whole.
PSA: Save your gathering turns!
Dec 22, 2019, 06:50:47
Joxar didn't pop up because Joxar and Festive Favors aren't a part of Night of the Nocturne. But—we hear you and we're actively discussing player feedback on this issue.

edit: You still have gathering turns for today. All players receive an additional 15 gathering turns for the first day of Night of the Nocturne. They do disappear after rollover, so be sure to use them before then!
Night of the Nocturne 2019
Dec 22, 2019, 06:31:14
Forelle wrote on 2019-12-22 06:22:04:
Is there no glowing globe vista this year? At least it's not in the post.

@Forelle, looks like it got missed in the post (it's updated now) but it is still a part of the event and in the treasure marketplace. Thank you for catching that!
Night of the Nocturne 2019
Dec 22, 2019, 06:16:41
HenryTheArcher wrote on 2019-12-22 06:06:05:
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
Strange Chests will disintegrate after 06:00 server time, January 8, 2019. Be sure to open all of them before the event ends!
January 8, 2020 would be great.

@HenryTheArcher

This has been fixed. Thanks a lot, Time Devourer.
Night of the Nocturne 2019
Dec 22, 2019, 06:00:30
Happy Night of the Nocturne! As always, please remember to stay on topic and post your suggestions in our Suggestions Forum!
Night of the Nocturne 2019
Dec 22, 2019, 05:59:02
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From the veiled brambles and branches of the Tangled Wood, the elusive Nocturnes are beginning to spread across the realm. These oft-hidden dragons are again leaving the comfort of their dreary habitats and traversing Sornieth under the cover of darkness. On this, the shortest day of the year, Nocturne dragons rule the skies.



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Night of the Nocturne is the annual celebration of one of Flight Rising's Limited breeds. Once a year, Nocturne breed change scrolls become available exclusively during this event! Nocturnes have a 30-day breeding cooldown and eat Meat and Insects.
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Event Details

From now until January 5th, 06:00 server time, it will be possible to obtain Nocturne Dragons in the following ways:
  • Finding rare Unhatched Nocturne Eggs.
  • Finding very rare Breed Change: Nocturne scroll items.

The items above will be found in Strange Chests--baffling containers left by the breed during their only two weeks of activity. Nocturnes aren't keen to just shower the realm in gifts, however. Several of these chests have a vicious mind of their own, and some are now known to be under the protection of some new clever and camouflaged foes...

In order to find these chests, use any gathering skill in any elemental region or battle Mimic monsters in the Coliseum. Mimics can be encountered in all Coliseum areas, with higher level mimics having a greater chance to drop a chest. New this year, all coliseum enemies will have a low chance of dropping event items, but mimics will have a much better chance than a normal opponent. If you can't battle, don't worry! Baldwin is always seeking new alchemists to help him craft the perfect brew to unlock the secrets of these chests.

It will also be rarely possible to find Unhatched Nocturne Eggs while scavenging in any elemental region.

After two weeks have passed, Nocturnes, their eggs, and their Strange Chests will become scarce until next year, when they again return.



To help kick off the event, we have granted all players an additional 15 Gathering Turns for today only! We recommend using them right away, because if they aren't, they'll disappear after the next rollover.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:
Strange Chests will disintegrate after 06:00 server time, January 8, 2020. Be sure to open all of them before the event ends!




Nocturne Lore

Engineered by the Shadowbinder herself to be covert, hidden, and adaptable, Nocturne dragons have the incredible ability mimic the sounds, motions, and behaviors of other dragons and creatures. This interesting adaptation can have its drawbacks, though. Find out more about the Shadowbinder's sneaky sentinels in the lore article below:
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What's New This Year?

Another year brings new chances at unique Night of the Nocturne exclusive items! Here are some of the new items you can expect to see as part of the event.


Strange Chests

In addition to previous years' prizes, the following items now also have a chance to appear within Strange Chests:








Treasure Marketplace

The following items have a chance to stock in the Treasure Marketplace:













Gem Marketplace

The following items have stocked in the Gem Marketplace:






Baldwin's Bubbling Brew

The following new items can now be crafted within Baldwin's cauldron:


Level 7:


Level 10:




Returning Items

While everyone will no doubt be hunting for the new items, you'll also have a chance to get your hands on items from past incarnations of Night of the Nocturne!

Strange Chests

The following items will be making an reappearance within Strange Chests. Most of these items will show up at a lower rate than that of newer items above.


































Treasure Marketplace

The following items have a chance to make a reappearance in the Treasure Marketplace:






























Gem Marketplace

The following items have restocked in the Gem Marketplace:















Baldwin's Bubbling Brew

The following returning items can once again be crafted within Baldwin's cauldron:


Returning Level 1 Recipes:

Returning Level 2, 3 Recipes:

Returning Level 4 Recipes:


Returning Level 5 Recipes:

Returning Level 6 Recipes:

Returning Level 7 Recipes:

Returning Level 8 Recipes:

Returning Level 9 Recipes:



Swipp's Swap Stand

Not to be outdone, Swipp, Pipp, and Tripp are rolling their cart throughout the realm, taking advantage of the festivities. They'll once again have the following trades available:

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Status Update
Dec 21, 2019, 09:11:41
Site Status | By Mutron
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 05:30 - 06:00 Server Time on Sunday, December 22. During this period Flight Rising will be unavailable.
“Depleted food points”
Dec 17, 2019, 20:38:42
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @Plasmafire and thanks to @Zenzic who replied to this before I did.

The text has now been updated to be more clear when using selective feeding:
# dragons went hungry due to depleted or incompatible food stores”.

If you use default feeding, or click the "any food" button (the one with all 4 food types), then the response will use the old language.
Status Update
Dec 17, 2019, 20:26:09
Site Status | By Kaepora
All items on the Alerts page can now be cleared at once using the Remove All Alerts button.
Status Update
Dec 17, 2019, 09:06:41
Site Status | By Xhaztol
It is now possible to exercise more control over what food type your dragons will eat first when you feed them.

(NOTE: This will not be enabled by default; you can toggle this extra option on in your Account Settings.)
Status Update
Dec 16, 2019, 15:14:53
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Your Favorite Dragon of 2019!
Aequorin, you failed.
Dec 16, 2019, 10:18:20
Knock it off.
Status Update
Dec 16, 2019, 07:53:56
Site Status | By Aequorin
Less than three (3) hours left to claim your two (2) Clanbound Unhatched Banescale Eggs! Hurry over to Galore's Glorious Gifts before 10:30 server time TODAY (12/16) before this offer permenantly expires!
Status Update
Dec 15, 2019, 10:30:01
Site Status | By Aequorin
Only 24 hours left to collect your two (2) Clanbound Unhatched Banescale Eggs! If you haven't yet, go to Galore's right now—this offer expires Monday, December 16th at 10:30 server time!
Genes/vials not linking to Morphology
Dec 13, 2019, 15:16:18
Forum Post | Bug Report Forums | By Kaepora
Thanks for the report @SuperHappy. Please try this now in any forum post.

The first touch/click should open the tooltip, a second touch/click after the tooltip opens should now function like any old link.

Unlike the outfit widget, which has a known destination, we are only building the predict morphology URL when it's needed (on click). iOS views that as a threat and was blocking it. This new code is meant to get around that.
Status Update
Dec 13, 2019, 13:30:51
Site Status | By Kaepora
Swipp Swap’s Stand now features a full catalog to search and filter all swaps.
Status Update
Dec 13, 2019, 12:49:08
Site Status | By Kaepora
Gene Scroll and Eye Vial icons will now link to Predict Morphology in the forum and many other sections of the site.
Status Update
Dec 12, 2019, 22:07:15
Site Status | By Kaepora
The Game Database share feature now includes easy access to the item icon BBCode tag.
Frigidfin Expedition 2019
Dec 12, 2019, 06:00:20
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Another chilling winter is about to howl across the realm and dragons everywhere are taking advantage of an unusually bountiful fishing season!




The Frigidfin Expedition, one of Flight Rising's quarterly "micro-holidays", is in full swing! From Thursday, December 12th (06:00 Server Time) to Monday, December 16th (06:00 Server Time), all players will experience a couple of battle-related boosts!


Bountiful Battles

For the duration of the Frigidfin Expedition, all all Coliseum enemies will have the chance to drop seafood items in addition to their normal loot. Dragon clans everywhere are taking this time to stock up on fishes, clams, sharks, sponges, corals, snails, shrimp and more to feed them through the winter.


Battle EXP Boost

During the event, all battles will yield 50% additional EXP, so now is a perfect time for dragons to train. Grab your newest team and head out into battle!


Furry Fishers

Dragonkind are not the only ones taking advantage of the prosperous fishing season. As the oceans, lakes, and rivers teem with life, enterprising critters rush the shores. A few unique species of beaver capitalize on this seafood surge, catching fish not only for themselves, but as currency in a primitive barter system with waterfaring dragon clans. For the duration of the Frigidfin Expedition, these toothy familiars will drop fairly commonly in the Coliseum and rarely during Fishing. Once the expedition has concluded, they'll go back into hiding, but may run into one or two while Fishing.
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Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Right on schedule, the seasons are here to usher us into a new phase of the year. Right after rollover on December 21, autumn-themed items will cycle out of the Marketplace and winter-themed items will cycle in!



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December 22 - January 5

The mischievous Nocturne dragons return for their annual fortnight of mayhem. Strange and whimsical creatures and items will start appearing all over Sornieth. Get your hands on apparel, vistas, and familiars specifically unique to this event!

It's also the only part of the year where you can obtain Breed Change: Nocturne and Unhatched Nocturne Egg!
I'm scared for tomorrow.
Dec 11, 2019, 15:19:42
I told you it would be fine
Status Update
Dec 10, 2019, 16:59:48
Site Status | By Kaepora
Lair filters are no longer lost when switching between lair tabs.
Status Update
Dec 10, 2019, 11:17:25
Site Status | By Aequorin
Dragon Share Theme Week: Banescale!
Status Update
Dec 10, 2019, 11:14:05
Site Status | By Kaepora
Locked, higher level recipes are no longer completely hidden in Baldwin's Bubbling Brew. They can be previewed and searched at all alchemy levels.
[music] Born in Fire and Flame Piece
Dec 10, 2019, 04:39:52
I'm speechless. This is beautiful. Thank you so much.
[ART] The Ancient Firebird Hypothesis
Dec 09, 2019, 18:03:47
I’ll be honest, the team was laughing when we saw this pop up in the forums before the release. It was shockingly close!
So what are Banescales?
Dec 09, 2019, 15:11:21
Banescale aren't a proto or ancestor of any modern breed, coatls, ridgebacks, etc.

Great Job FR
Dec 09, 2019, 13:19:36
parasites wrote on 2019-12-09 13:05:54:
you can't even tell they're essentially the ancient versions of coatls!

They may both be Flamecaller's children, but banescale are not ancient or proto-coatls. Banescale are banescale and coatls are coatls.

@parasites
New Ancient Breed: Banescale
Dec 09, 2019, 11:06:49
Kael1030 wrote on 2019-12-09 10:55:50:
They look so awesome *O*

are the unhatched banescale eggs a one time thing with their arrival or will we be able to get them other ways like normal/nocturne/bogsneak eggs?

@Kael1030, unhatched banescale eggs are one-time only for their release.
New Ancient Breed: Banescale
Dec 09, 2019, 10:18:02
Happy Ancient Day!

Quick reminder to please stay on topic, and if you have any suggestions, please feel free to post them in the Suggestions Forum!
New Ancient Breed: Banescale
Dec 09, 2019, 10:07:18
Forum Post | Announcements & News | By Undel
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A tragic defeat was not enough to eradicate the fierce and formidable Banescale, the ancient forward warriors of the Flamecaller. A mighty sacrifice, buried deep and forgotten by history, has paid off. A new dragon breed rises.

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We’re excited to announce that the next addition to our ancient breeds system, the Banescale, have now been launched. Ancient Breeds are a way for the Flight Rising team to release more regular dragon content, with a few restrictions to make that possible. You can read about the ancient breed system in our Developer Update on the subject.


Banescale

In a long-forgotten battle between the Flamecaller and Icewarden, the mighty Banescale paid a devastating price for their aggressive siege on the Southern Icefield, which in the ancient era had been extending its enormous landmass to threaten the continent. Thought to be eradicated, they were long forgotten, until recent events resurrected their final clutch.

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The Banescale rejoin dragonkind through their young, hatched from the nurturing warmth of new lava flows created during the events of Bounty of the Elements.

You can read more about the revival of the Banescale in our short story, Born in Fire and Flame, and gain some knowledge of their characteristics in the Encyclopedia.

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Unhatched Banescale Eggs

To celebrate the debut of the Banescale breed, all active players can, at this moment, visit Galore’s Glorious Gifts and pick up two (2) free Clanbound Unhatched Banescale Eggs to welcome the long-hidden creatures into their lairs!



You will have until Monday, December 16th @ 10:30 server time to claim your gifts.

If you’re looking to change more of your dragons into Banescale, breed change scrolls will be overstocking in the Treasure Marketplace for this next week and at regular amounts thereafter.



Banescale Genes: Unique & Parallel

It wouldn't be an Ancient Breed release without an impressive slate of unique and parallel genes!
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Unique Genes

You can pick up the following unique Banescale genes in the Treasure & Gem Marketplace:





You can create the following unique Banescale genes using Baldwin’s Bubbling Brew:



You can find the following unique Banescale genes by battling monsters in the Coliseum:



You can find the following unique Banescale genes by trading items at Swipp's Swap Stand:




Parallel Genes

In addition to the unique genes above, Banescale can also exhibit parallel genes that resemble those found in modern dragons. These genes will be available through the same type of gameplay that their identical counterparts are. The parallel genes releasing today are:







Banescale Forum Vista

You can show off your newfound Banescale hype by sporting the following forum vista, now available in the Treasure Marketplace:



New Emojis

A set of adorable Banescale emojis are now available!

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Upcoming Events

Hold up, there! This December is just getting started.

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December 12 - 16

Flight Rising's annual fish-themed "micro-holiday", Frigidfin Expedition, is just around the corner. As with last year's version, all Coliseum monsters will grant 50% bonus XP as well as have a chance to drop additional fish food items, so it's an excellent time to level up your dragons and stock up on food!
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December 22 - January 5

The mischievous Nocturne dragons return for their annual fortnight of mayhem. Strange and whimsical creatures and items will start appearing all over Sornieth. Get your hands on apparel, vistas, and familiars specifically unique to this event!

It's also the only part of the year where you can obtain Breed Change: Nocturne and Unhatched Nocturne Egg!
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