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Dragons, dragons everywhere! **
« on: November 08, 2005, 11:27:17 AM »
 I am basing my world on dragons, different types, not just your basic fire breathing lizard. I would like some ideas on some different types that you guys might be able to come up with or that you have used.

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Re: Dragons, dragons everywhere!
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2005, 11:37:31 AM »
TALUS WYRMS

Black scaled and fierce, these dragons can't fly.
The physical build is more like that of the raptor.
they are scavangers by nature and often hunt in packs.
they do have wings but they are used more to defend them selves as they can't fly
along their backs the have three rows of spines the middle larger than the outer.
many dragons have the ability to converse with other beings, where as these stay out of all affairs save their own.
they do have a lashing tongue and a slime ball that they rarely emmit.
inteligence is a matter to speak of they don't posses the wisdom of a old dragon but they do have the wits to attack when the  seemingly have the upper hand unless they are angered then they attack anything that comes within their teritory
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Re: Dragons, dragons everywhere!
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2005, 01:44:39 PM »
KRANES DRAKE

Kranes Drakes are large black dragons that feed on the magical energy of the river Kranes. Every hour, like a cocktower, their skin flashes bright blue. They are very ferocious and territorial, and if any one goes near the river, they are bound to be attacked by a roaming Kranes Drake. Scholars who have researched and followed around Kranes Drakes have discovered that once in a while, they dissapear utterly. Some believe that they transport themselves to another plane, another dimension, but others just say the drake is going invisible for some reason or another; but no ones knows if they truly have this ability. The Kranes Drakes are one of the reasons the two nations of Kcrahathea are seperated. Kranes Drakes are some of the largest dragons in Kcrahathea. There is very few differences between males and females, one of them being only their reproductive organs. One of the most interesting things about these dragons is that they lay their eggs in the river Kranes.
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Re: Dragons, dragons everywhere!
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2005, 06:07:46 PM »
Hyrizi Dragons

Named for the jungles that they are found in, the Hyrizi Dragon is only a dragon in apperance.  About the size of a large bird of prey this reptile is a scavanger through and through.  It has an extremely poisonous bite, so bad in fact that many who are bite by one of these beast die within a minute.  Of course, that are possible the most excruciating pain they've ever experianced in their lives.  The poison works by rapidly dissolving the flesh of the victim, breaking the cell down into its basic compounds and leaving them there.

They will eat anything that used to move but has stopped now, and will eat til they can't even pick themselves up and fly away.  With acids in their stomach that are so corrosive that they can eat through the hide of a normal dragon, they will eat any part of the corpse that they can get their mouth on.  And if their body can't use it, like the bones, it will be excreted at a later date.

They are generally solitary creatures, and will only allow another member of their race in their territory during mating system.  The females are slightly bigger than the males too.

They look just like a normal dragon, except they are a dark shade of green, and they are roughly 33-55 cm long (from nosetip to the end of their tail)
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Re: Dragons, dragons everywhere!
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2005, 11:24:19 AM »
sagic the idea was nice, i have heard of animals living off of magic but there are some nice differences. one question though where do they go when they disapear.

pariah that is a great idea venomus bite that destroys the skin perfect.
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Re: Dragons, dragons everywhere!
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2005, 09:07:33 PM »
This is a little blurb I wrote about dragons for my Ageratos setting...

The Dragons of Ageratos are (or were, I haven't decided yet if there are any left) terrible forces of nature, beings of immense strength and incredible power, beings of incontrivertible evil. It is often said among the darker cults that the dragons descended onto the Earth from the darknesses between the constellations, and label them among the foremost of the foulnesses of the Outer World.
Dragons are semi-mythical, incredibly powerful, and hideously evil creatures. None are exactly alike; some are giant amphibian beasts like toads or salamanders, others are huge creatures like a mix between lion, serpent, and man, some are vaguely insectoid monstrosities, and some lack physical bodies at all.
Dragons are also very wise, despite their destructive and evil natures. They possess secrets which were brought down from beyond the stars in the earliest gulfs of time, know sorceries perpetrated by the inhuman ones who ruled the world before Man, and other esoteric secrets which none can imagine. Many sorcerors have tried to make the devil's bargain with a dragon, though all inevitably fell to the strength or the trickery of these foul monsters.
Dragons speak their own language, an animalistic tongue of shrieks, roars, croaks, and rumbles. However, they are wise enough to speak any tongue once they have listened to it for a while; even the most complex languages come easily to these reptilian polyglots. They are named in their own language, and men call them after these names, rendering the noises of the dragon language into words, and generally giving them a fearful title.

Examples (mythical dragons from Agera history)-

Achash, Furnace of the Underworld
Achash was a terrible destroyer, an enormous beast who terrified the people of Styrash. An a quatic behemoth like a toad or salamander, he had a long, fleshy body which was at turns snaky or squat like a toad's. He had six limbs; two pairs were squat, splay-toed limbs which sat halfway along his slimy bulk; the other pair were gnarled arms, with horrible hands possessing dozens of tendril-like fingers tipped with claws like broken glass. His salamander-esque head, with it's bulging toadish throat, had two pairs of balefully-glowing eyes.
Achash was called the Dragon of Gluttony, and also of Greed. He denuded entire mountainsides and cities of life in his search for satiety. He was called the Furnace of the Underworld, for the fire in his belly never ceased, and he was wont to vomit forth huge tides of flame and molten gold upon his enemies.
Achash was finally defeated by Unydis, the Last Emperor of Styrash, so clever he outwitted even the Furnace of the Underworld. Unydis slew him, and his corpse dropped into the marshy lake which he dwelt in; thereafter, the Dragon's Lake became eternally befouled, and to this day continues to steam and belch forth ingots of poisonous gold.
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Re: Dragons, dragons everywhere!
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2005, 07:07:36 AM »
The Nathami

Not all dragons are scaly saurian beasts. As the flow of time progresses, some younger gifted individuals pick less terrifying forms, , and pass them on to their descendants, for a dragons view of himself is as important in determining his appearance as is his heritage and environment, for they are creatures of both spirit and flesh alloyed, and closely tied to the flows of natural energies.

The Nathami, for example, are forest-dwelling and form, unlike their fiercer cousins, close family groups, with several related individuals sharing a patch of forest.
Their long sleek bodies are furred, with the hair plaing in various earthen tones, shifting to red and yellow in the fall. Leathery wings sprout from their backs, adorned with tufts of longer hair the owner tends to and takes care of with pride. Most different from their reptilian cousins, the heads of the Nathami are long and sleek, with large colourful eyes, very lively mimics, a mane of royal proportions and two stalks with puffy fur patches on their ends instead of horns. As a forest-dwelling species, the Nathami run as often as they fly, and thus their legs are longer and well-developed - they belong to the swiftest species of dragon both on the ground and in the air, a boon offset by their rather small size - deeds as swallowing men whole or breaking down castle battlements with the swipe of a paw are certainy beyond them.

The Nathami tend to be artistic and philosophical in nature, less tenacious and far varied in interests than your average gold-hungry dragon.
With an extensive array of nature-related spells they shape the terrain and plants around their dwellings, both for increased security and aesthetic value. Also, they arrange ideal conditions for wild game to dwell in their surroundings, and lure various forsest dwellers, such as fae, for example, to dwell in their vicinity, exchanging security and advice for services and company. Also, small communities of less civilized (and decadent) elves seek out the territory of the Nathami.

Works, both artistic and literary, as well as items crafted by their surprisingly dextrous paws (though some of them possess briefly sentients with more delicate hands to work art) are highly sought after, if not readily available.

Curious, self-confident and quick-witted, the Nathami tend to meddle in the affairs in their vicinity, but mostly through proxies, minions, or in disguise. Their love of mystery, playing games and a well-developed need for privacy and security mean that the Nathami are not keen on revealing their identity. So, while not malevolent per se, they might arrange conflicts between potential enemies, or create fake threats to draw attention away from their domain.
Yes, they are territorial and guard their little gardens well. Yes, they are a little aloof and proud. And, they like to play games with unwary travellers and have a rather rough sense of humour - much like some of the fay they live alongside with. But still they are better neigbours than their larger, greedy, rampaging kin.
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The Hydros
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2005, 09:24:10 AM »
Pahru,the Demon of the Storm Winds and Lightning,sowed the seeds of his own destruction when he stormed into the Place of the Sun God in the absence of the great Solar Monarch,and stole away as swiftly as he had come,making good his escape on the back of his swiftest lightning bolt at his command,once he had seized the the Sun God's virgin bride,fairest and most dazzling of all the daughters of the Sky Queen. Given to the proud and haughty Sun God in order to ensure that he would never cease his daily journey across the skies in his vast chariot,Pharu had long coveted her as his own. Now she was finally his.

And so he bore his comely prize up into the stormy hights of his relam,where he rent her garments to shreds with his lecherous,grasping claws,determined to take by force that which could never be his by right. But even as the fiend grabbed the celestial maiden's unblemished body and begun to straddle her,the furious warriors of the Sun God swept in like a great avenging wave of golden light,eager to slavage their lord's honor and eradicate the despicable one that had dared to lay claim to that was the Sun God's alone by right. And a hundred blades forged of the purest sun rays plunged into Pharu's body,ripping apart his body that yet heaved in violent spasms of intense pleasure. And as his dark life-blood sprung forth in a black welter,it mingled with the silver seed gushing from his erect phallus,collecting in a tiny pool.

Born of his frustrated desire,to be so close to realizing his dream,only to have it snatched from his clutches in the final moment,the hundred and one Hydros arose into existence from the font of Pahru's blood and seed runing together,soaring away on the swift winds before the astonished eyes of the Sun God's warriors.

Sinous serpents composed entirely of roiling black storm clouds and wrathful lightning,the Hydros are filled with an intrinstic loathing and hatred of the Sun. Not a day passes without them ascending to the lofty heights of the Sun God's domain. Spitting forth vicious bolts of lightning and pounding sheets of rain,they are times when they succeed in devouring so many of his warriors,that the mighty Sun is forced to flee his residence temporarily and seek refuge elsewhere. And so the sky is mired in darkness,until the Sun God can return with his brothers to do do battle with the Hydros and drive them back into their turbulent haunts. But always they return,their great apetites urging them to lay waste to the creations of the Sun God,and swallow as many of them as their maws can close over. Never shall they cease until they ultimately achieve their ambition of devouring the Sun God himself.

 As belligerent and deadly as they may seem,only beings made of the purest sun-light need fear being eaten by them. Flesh,human or otherwise,cannot whet their apetite. However,the Hydros are by no means harmless to the world of mortals. If they ever succeed in their nefarious golf of blotting out the sun's light for good,the whole of earthly creation will perish.
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Re: Dragons, dragons everywhere!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2005, 10:57:01 AM »
The Amphether

A green Dagon found in the south of Mexico. Hypersencitive eyes, feathery frill around head, legless serpentlike body, very large wings, and a feathery tail. An enormous creature whom would find refuge in the old Aztec temples.

 A Gracefull Dragon whos scales have a feather like cuality, which have a sparkling golden appearance. These beautifull creatures nest among the reeds on lakesides oroff shore islands, most rarely found inside Aztec temples.
 
 Its forms of attack are flaming breath, construction, andtail lash, making these creatures hard to bring down. Their extremly tuff scales purtect them from any piercing blade or fire substance,in case they burn themselves. And becouse of that Amphethers would now and again kill bacteria of of themselves by diving into volcanic lava. when they emerged and were spotted they were believed to be a legless phoenix.

 Dragons being emortal creatures, will never die of old age but why are there none today? Man. Because of our need to be the superior being we've kiled Dragons with our guns construction. we've rid most of there home lands and destroyed their food. it isn't sertain howmany are left on the earth but there is bound to be atleast one dragon of each species of dragons.

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The Cave Dragon
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2005, 10:44:45 PM »
Exerts rom the journal of the explorer Sir Clark Jonsen,

...the 17th day of the 3rd month of the 37th year of King Sammath of Saars

Our native guide abandoned us today.  He said that we were entering into 'huyio.'  The interpreter said that the word either means 'most holy and blest by the gods', or 'vile and that the gods are inflicting their wrath upon it because of the evils that the clan that lived there once committed.'  Either way it comes out the same, none of the natives will enter it.  These cave dwellers are cowardly lizards, being more skittish than a horse and harder to control than a cat.

He tells tales of how demons live here.  The descriptions sound like a wingless dragon.  What I don't understand however is why they are so afraid of it.  Most of the creatures down here can only 'see' warm things when there is no light, and the lizardfolk are cold-blooded and often hunt in complete darkness.

...21/3/37

We can't find Karl.  Most of the group believes that he got eaten by one of the predators around here, or that he fell into a hole somewhere without seeing it.  I don't think so though, he's been talking about ditching the party for a while, says he feels scared down here.  I can almost understand what he's talking about too, it's seems like the passages are getting smaller, and that the air is just on the edge of habitable, always either to hot or cold, to dry or wet.

I was talking to Skir (the interpreter) about what tales he's heard of these Cave Dragons, and have compiled a rough list of the abilities of these beasts.  It seems that they are blind, to both colors and heat, which would seem to put them at a distinct disadvantage in this dismay environment, but they seem to use sounds like bats to help find their way around.  Beyond that they are believed to be gifted with the ability to tell what is and isn't alive, and they have even better noses than most of their fellow predators down here.  It is said that they can smell a drop of blood from a mile away.  Most of the tales talked about how they burned up wayward hunters with their fire, how it supposedly sucks the very air out of your lungs.

...4/4/37

We lost two more scientists today.  We found one of them, he was burned to a crisp.  The weird thing about it was that the clothes that he was wearing were largely untouched, singed from heat but not ruined like a normal fire would do. (white phosphorus)

...4/7/37

Skir died today.  We came upon one of the monstrosities, while it was feeding on the fresh corpse of Karl.  Most of us got away but Skir was nursing a twisted ankle and couldn't run fast enough.  However I finally got a good look at their fire.  It seems to ignite soon after it leaves the dragon's mouth, but only really flares when it hits the skin of the victim.  Yet again it appeared that the clothes were mostly untouched, certainly not as badly damaged as they should have been for how bad his corpse was burned.  I'm starting to think that the natives were right to call this place 'huyio' and I think it might be a good idea if we left now.

...4/8/37

That no good son of a whore Hydilsen has betrayed us all.  I'm the only one left alive.  It turns out the wretch was a necromancer after all, I should have trusted that shaman about him being the death of us all.  I found a cave full of methane when I ran, I think Ill take out the backstabbing traitor and his vile spawn there.  I'm leaving this in the camp, and I hope that the next expedition down here finds this so that they know what's happened.  If she's still alive tell my family that I love them.

...From the notes of Lord Bryant Clark the Royal Wizard of King Sammath of Saars

After reading the journal of the first expedition leader I would like to explain some more about this 'Cave Dragon' of the lower regions of the realm of the Semyna (Lizardfolk).  It is a solitary predator, so not to be feared as a great hunter like some of the pack hunters of the depths.  The greatest cause of danger is its ability to shot a jet of jelly-like substance that will ignite when exposed to moisture from a special sac located in its lower chest.  Its main use of this is to drive off other predators and scavengers from its food, or to cover its trail when retreating a fight that it can't win.  It is one of the few truly warm-lifed dragons, and is also a blind albino, which matters little in the darkness that eternally plagues these depths.  It seems to have excellent hearing, seeming to use sound to find its way around (much like bats), an excellent sense of smell (the tales tell of them being able to smell shed blood from miles away), and the ability to see the aura's that living creatures exude.  All in all this remarkable creature may pose a signifigent risk to our explorers and I suggest that we find some way to protect them better than they already are.  I would also like 4 males and 4 females to be captured for further examination in a more controlled environment.

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Re: Dragons, dragons everywhere! **
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2006, 08:53:40 AM »
over the horizon we see a bright fire, burning the bodies of the dead. moving closer and closer still me and my friends came upon the men that were watching the fire.
"Why so many to watch a fire do they get out of control here quickly." I said.
"Nay its not the fire we watch, we watch for fire snakes." said a man the was half and as tall as me.
psst... pssssst... rhrrrarrrr...
"there here put out the fire put it out now hurry."
But no such luck I saw with my owns eyes the terible destruction that a fire snake can leave. I even lost my left eye before I he was slayed."

fire snakes
diffenitive features: the glowing scales that mimik fire, shifting from red to orange to blue to yellow
a mane of flowing fire
coal black eyes
built more like eastern dragons than western
there talons not only slash but burn
they travel through fire and are often seen in small flames that they cannoy come through
cannot fly and does not live on this plane but in a realm that requires fire for travel
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