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Dragons

Dragons are a special family of reptiles that are found on very few planets, but are the most populous reptile family on the planet. Our cultures and civilisations revolve around dragons. We build defences, stables, dragonpads, all because we choose to either fear or embrace dragons.

There are eight dragon elements. We use elements to distinguish classes of dragons, based on their appearance, personalities and behaviours and feeding habits. Of course there are exceptions but this is generally how we categorise them. Some dragons will have a double element-typing. These dragons, simply referred to as double-element dragons, display features of multiple elements, such as night lights, a light/fire dragon.

Elements

Earth

The most well known dragon element, earth dragons are characterised by their rock-like personalities and appearances. Earth dragons are on the bulkier side, are usually duller in colouration and are territorial. Some even require rocks, stone, and lava in their diets, like the Quaker, the legendary Earth dragon.

Water

Water dragons are usually the ones to inhabit the oceans of Dracosei. Water dragons are one of my favourites, as they look vastly different to most other dragons. Water dragons are skilled hunters, able to swim at incredible speeds, and camouflage well with their environments.

Light

Light dragons are some of the rarest and most powerful dragons on the planet. They are seen as holy by some, and are worshipped in various cultures. Most light dragons have no form of fire, and much prefer fleeing instead of fighting. Light dragons are commonly found in colder environments.

Ice

Ice dragons are another rare element. Ice dragons are usually white or purple, breathe pure ice or boiling water, and live in cold/frozen environments. There are thousands of them around Maerkhor, also known as the Frozen Continent.

Fire

Fire dragons are another very well known dragon element. Fire dragons are characterised by their extremely hot and powerful fires, which differ them from other fire-breathing dragons under other elements. Fire dragons are often very colourful, too, mostly with reds, oranges and purples.

Lightning

Lightning dragons are a rarer variety. They are one of the more aggressive elements, and are seldom seen on land. Lightning dragons are able to store electrical energy in their bodies and expel it in different ways, such as out of their mouths or out the ends of their tails. They are exceptionally fast as well.

Nature

Nature is the most recent element to be named. Previously, nature dragons were just identified as earth dragons, but since there are so many they deserved their own category. Nature dragons are usually green in colour, live in forested environments, and are sometimes herbivorous.

Air

Air dragons are a common dragon species. They are on the larger side, with magnificently large wings. Air dragons almost never leave the air to land on the ground, some even remaining their entire lives in the sky, giving birth in the clouds.

Legendary Dragons

Legendary dragons are an incredibly rare group of dragons. Each element has one legendary dragon species aside from the Ice element with two. Legendary dragons distinguish themselves from other dragons by their immense size and power.

Each legendary dragon species are all a singular family line.. Each legendary dragon is genderless, laying one egg in its entire lifetime. This dragon will hatch as soon as the parent dies, replacing it as the resident legendary dragon. Legendary dragons cannot die, other than old age. If it is injured it will resort to forming a protective cocoon - this cocoon cannot be broken, and will not open until the dragon grows stronger than it was before.

  • Quaker (EARTH)
  • Labyrinthia (WATER)
  • Sunspitter (LIGHT)
  • Iciqueen (ICE)
  • Kingcicle (ICE)
  • Fire Frighter (FIRE)
  • Lightrifying (LIGHTNING)
  • Night Howler (NATURE)
  • Skyshifter (AIR)
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    Dragon Taming

    Dragon taming is not as difficult as one might expect. Even I've managed to tame a few dragons, that live on my own personal island and come on adventures with me sometimes. Some dragon species are much easier to tame than others, and have been domesticated for many hundreds of years, but some you wouldn't even dream of taming.

    The Royal Dragon Tamer is a special rank given to those with over a hundred dragons officially tamed, which is where you have a license for a particular dragon. With a hundred licenses for different dragons, you can head to your nearest dragon municipal and apply for a royal dragon tamer rank. The other way of getting a royal dragon tamer rank is by first obtaining a competence license. Competence licenses suggest you are, well, competent, suggesting that you are able to handle yourself around a variety of dragons.

    Dragon Hunting

    While dragon taming is popular, dragon hunting is just as popular. If you couldn't guess, dragon hunting is where you hunt a dragon. I am absolutely disgusted by those who hunt dragons, as they believe dragons are monsters and that they are a threat to everybody. Yes, dragons are dangerous, but they are only dangerous if you get in their way.

    Hunters have driven tons of dragon species to extinction, such as skelerents. The hunters that killed off the skelerent species still flaunt their successes, and have rubbed it in my face ever since they found out I hate them.

    I somewhat understand the hunting of certain species that may be considered pests, or if their populations got too out of hand. Like when the population of irondarts on the Sandstone Isles reached the tens of millions, something had to be done. They're not even supposed to be on the island, they live in much warmer places. I agree with the culling of irondarts on the Sandstone Isles, but there aren't many more cases where I am all for dragon hunting.


    SOME DRAGON SKETCHES FROM MY ADVENTURES

    Skyfire by Mochi
    Female Boltfrill by Mochi
    Threadtail by Mochi
    Potbelly by Mochi
    AIR
    Skyshifter
    Crested Puffpoison
    Maquake
    Pygmy Shufflefin
    Stormdarter
    Wind Whistler
    AIR/LIGHT
    Windmane
    EARTH
    Quaker
    Bouldersmash
    Daggerclaw
    Diamoon
    Ridge Runner
    Scaleshedder
    Shovelnose
    Skyfire
    EARTH/NATURE
    Scuttlebug
    Terramaw
    Thorntail
    EARTH/WATER
    Potbelly
    FIRE
    Fire Frighter
    Death's Head
    Demoisilion
    Feathered Firefang
    Fiery Imp
    Infernasaur
    Irondart
    Skyhawk
    Skysinge
    Smoulderdash
    ICE
    Iciqueen
    Kingcicle
    Craflabbergaster
    Draglacier
    Penguin Paddletail
    Polarigyce
    Wolfreeze
    ICE/AIR
    Tundratail
    LIGHT
    Sunspitter
    Cosmeteor
    Crested Rubyscale
    Dwitch
    Feathered Fangmaster
    Iridescent Diamondback
    Lightweaver
    Vestirious
    Yellow Viper
    LIGHT/FIRE
    Night Light
    LIGHTNING
    Lightrifying
    Jolthorn
    Metalclaw
    Shockingly Shocker
    Night Owl
    Boltfrill
    Thundertail
    Zapdragon
    LIGHTNING/AIR
    Stormgazer
    NATURE
    Night Howler
    Cavernous Creeper
    Clawing
    Egg-Eater
    Fangtooth
    Floradrake
    Hornshredder
    Leafhopper
    Sapsipper
    Scentinettle
    Scissor-Claw
    Shimmerwing
    Shroomy
    Threadtail
    Undead Swiftskull
    NATURE/FIRE
    Venomous Fireskull
    NATURE/EARTH
    Cliffhanger
    WATER
    Labyrinthia
    Anglertooth
    Aquasoar
    Brinebelly
    Reefsnapper
    River Ridgeback
    Sawtooth
    Spitfire
    Squirtling
    Terrafin
    Thorpedo
    Waverider
    WATER/EARTH
    Geosaur
    Cliffhanger by Mochi
    Scissor-Claw by Mochi

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    Dec 29, 2022 09:58 by TJ Trewin

    Draaagonnns!!! Omg I love these, especially all the names for them :D (Brinebelly is my favourite so far)


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    Jan 6, 2023 12:07 by Mochi

    Thank you so much!! I'll have to get that dragon written down soon then >:)

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    Dec 29, 2022 13:21 by E. Christopher Clark

    I love all the lore you've established around these dragons, and I especially love the different types and the lists of names over in the sidebar. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd be choosing between Infernasaur and Craflabbergaster.

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    Jan 6, 2023 12:09 by Mochi

    Thank you so much! Dragons are the most important part of my world, so I'm glad that you enjoyed this article :)

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    Jan 6, 2023 11:57 by Marc Zipper

    I love all these Dragons. You did an amazing job with them out of lore and the naming of all the different types of Dragons. I love the artwork showing how different these dragons can be. I would still love to go make some friends with some of these Dragons.

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    Jan 6, 2023 12:10 by Mochi

    Thank youuu! You can definitely befriend some, many dragon species are domesticated and make great pets!

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    Jan 18, 2023 20:44 by Kay

    Dragons! Always love a dragon. Here the article talks about a world that's developed around animal-like dragons inhabiting the world, as both a source of companionship and as dangers. There's a detailed list of all the different species and subspecies, though it's a bit overwhelming. I like the additions of the illustrations at the bottom, helps me get a better idea of what all these different dragons look like.

    Feb 21, 2023 17:45 by Mochi

    Thank you so much! I hope the sidebar wasn't too overwhelming D:

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    Feb 21, 2023 15:25

    Kelly Pawlik at Kobold Press loved this entry for WorldEmber! <3 She asked me to pass on her feedback to you!   1.I love that this entry is done as a naturalist’s field journal entry. Having their personal thoughts mixed with factual information is nice and leads to mild questions as to whether or not the narrator is reliable.   2.Dragons in this world feel a bit like Pokemon. This is neat and leads to questions of how they got as domesticated as I presume they are.   3.The focus on new types of dragons, other than the classic element based ones is refreshing.

    Feb 21, 2023 17:46 by Mochi

    Oh my gosh, I am so honoured! I really appreciate all of the kind words, please pass on to her my thanks! <3 :D

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