Dragonkind

Dragons are viewed as one of the highest order beings of the Second Creation but speculation still abounds regarding the evolution and true nature of Dragonkind. However most scholars agree that they existed long before the Downfall of the Third Creation, with life spans stretching so long as to make them effectively immortal. It is thought that they represent the very first form of the Second Creation to emerge, albeit in a much more primitive form than the Dragons found in modern times within the Realm of Strife. The most common theory is that these primeval dragons began to absorb and master the spiritual forces at work in the Realms of Origin. After countless eons the dragons gained supremacy over all other beings of spirit and substance, becoming caretakers, guardians, and even rulers over their own Realms of Origin.

After the Downfall of the Third Creation, it is believed that like so many other beings, the Dragons were cast out of their Realms of Origin, exiled to the Realm of Strife. Though some speculate that the Dragons remain one of the few creatures capable of crossing between Realms. However, if this is truly the case then it is one of their most closely guarded secrets. The recent emergence of the Primeval Dragon Flight within the Realm of Strife (sometimes also referred to as Steel Dragons), has thrown many of the theories regarding Dragons into uncertainty; do they represent the original form of Dragonkind before some among them evolved into more advanced species according to their Realms of Origin? Or did all Dragons arrive upon the Realm of Strife in this form, only to be altered by the rampant spiritual energies like so many other beings during the birth of the Realm of Strife? Regardless, the Dragons are powerful and intelligent creatures, adept at magic but also wielding tooth and claw to deadly effect when they so desire.

Within some Dragonflights there also exists a meta-race called Draconids which are no true part of Creation but instead a hybrid between Dragonkind and the mortal races of the Third Creation. These creatures are the result of breeding programs; some voluntary and others quite the opposite, but generally always reviled by the mortal races. This cross breeding is only possible because mature adult Dragons possess a limited ability to manipulate the Substance of Creation and take on the forms of the Third Creation. In these forms they can mate with males and females of the mortal races, their union resulting in hard shelled eggs, similar to true dragon eggs, though generally much smaller. Due to the limited capacity and often fatal risk to mortal females who bear Draconid eggs, those Dragons wishing to create Draconids on a large scale generally seek the more practical solution of having a female dragon impregnated by a mortal male, allowing for a large clutch of eggs to be produced. Either way, to some Dragon flights these practices are seen as abhorrent so Draconids do not necessarily exist within all Dragonflights.

Each Dragonflight takes on their own unique characteristics and are ruled by a powerful Regal Dragon. Their habitats, temperament, and attitudes towards ‘mortals’ vary greatly between each Dragonflight.

Amethyst Dragon Flight

All members of the Amethyst Dragon Flight, whether true dragons or Draconids, have an affinity for Common/Mana Spirit Powers, giving them increased critical hit chance with Common/Mana powers. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

Amethyst Dragons are immune to all Common/Mana damage, while Draconids are resistance and therefore only take half damage from any Common/Mana damage.

The Amethyst Dragon Flight, sometimes also referred to as the Purple dragon flight, are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Neutral

Tendency: Chaos

Temperament: Meddlesome

Realm of Origin: Wonders

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: Halfling, Human

Racial Ability: Mana Aura

Spirit Powers: Common/Mana

Stance on Experimentation: The Amethyst Dragon Flight actively encourages and even participates in mortals efforts to create or manipulate Common/Mana spirit powers

Use of Draconids: yes

Gold Dragon Flight

All members of the Gold Dragon Flight have an affinity for Light/Sun Spirit Powers, giving them increased critical hit chance with Light/Sun powers. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

Gold Dragons are immune to all Light/Sun damage.

The Gold Dragon Flight are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Good

Tendency: Order

Temperament: Detatched

Realm of Origin: Dawn

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: Human

Racial Ability: Bright Aura

Spirit Powers: Light/Sun

Stance on Experimentation: The Gold Dragon Flight monitors mortals efforts to create or manipulate Light/Sun spirit powers

Use of Draconids: no

Black Dragon Flight

All members of the Black Dragon Flight, whether true dragons or Draconids, have an affinity for Dark/Shadow Spirit Powers, giving them increased critical hit chance with Dark/Shadow powers. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

Black Dragons are immune to all Dark/Shadow damage, while Draconids are resistance and therefore only take half damage from any Dark/Shadow damage.

Breath attacks cause Dark/Shadow damage but are NOT considered to be spirit powers and therefore do not benefit from any Spirit bonuses, nor can they be negated/cancelled by abilities or powers effecting spirit powers.

The Black Dragon Flight, sometimes also referred to as the Onyx dragon flight, are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Evil

Tendency: Order

Temperament: Meddlesome

Realm of Origin: The Void

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: Elven, Human, Orc

Racial Ability: Withering Breath

Spirit Powers: Dark/Shadow

Stance on Experimentation: The Black Dragon Flight actively encourages and even participates in mortals efforts to create or manipulate Dark/Shadow spirit powers

Use of Draconids: yes

Red Dragon Flight

All members of the Red Dragon Flight, whether true dragons or Draconids, have an affinity for Fire/Heat Spirit Powers, giving them increased critical hit chance with Fire/Heat powers. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

Red Dragons are immune to all Fire/Heat damage, while Draconids are resistance and therefore only take half damage from any Fire/Heat damage.

Breath attacks cause Fire/Heat damage but are NOT considered to be spirit powers and therefore do not benefit from any Spirit bonuses, nor can they be negated/cancelled by abilities or powers affecting spirit powers.

The Red Dragon Flight, sometimes also referred to as the Ruby dragon flight, are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Evil

Tendency: Chaos

Temperament: Quarrelsome

Realm of Origin: The Furnace

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: Elven, Human, Orc

Racial Ability: Fire Breath

Spirit Powers: Fire/Heat

Stance on Experimentation: The Red Dragon Flight overlooks mortals efforts to create or manipulate Fire/Heat spirit powers

Use of Draconids: yes

Blue Dragon Flight

All members of the Blue Dragon Flight, whether true dragons or Draconids, have an affinity for Water/Frost Spirit Powers, giving them increased critical hit chance with Water/Frost powers. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

Blue Dragons are immune to all Water/Frost damage, while Draconids are resistance and therefore only take half damage from any Water/Frost damage.

Breath attacks cause Water/Frost damage but are NOT considered to be spirit powers and therefore do not benefit from any Spirit bonuses, nor can they be negated/cancelled by abilities or powers affecting spirit powers.

The Blue Dragon Flight, sometimes also referred to as the Sapphire dragon flight, are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Good

Tendency: Order

Temperament: Guarded

Realm of Origin: Stillness

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: Elven, Human

Racial Ability: Frost Breath

Spirit Powers: Water/Frost

Stance on Experimentation: The Blue Dragon Flight moderates mortals efforts to create or manipulate Water/Frost spirit powers

Use of Draconids: yes

Bronze Dragon Flight

All members of the Bronze Dragon Flight, whether true dragons or Draconids, have an affinity for Earth/Land Spirit Powers, giving them increased critical hit chance with Earth/Land powers. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

Bronze Dragons are immune to all Earth/Land damage, while Draconids are resistance and therefore only take half damage from any Earth/Land damage.

Breath attacks cause Earth/Land damage but are NOT considered to be spirit powers and therefore do not benefit from any Spirit bonuses, nor can they be negated/cancelled by abilities or powers affecting spirit powers.

The Bronze Dragon Flight are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Good

Tendency: Balance

Temperament: Friendly

Realm of Origin: The Forge

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: Dwarf, Gnome

Racial Ability: Lava Breath

Spirit Powers: Earth/Land

Stance on Experimentation: The Bronze Dragon Flight discourages mortals efforts to create or manipulate Earth/Land spirit powers

Use of Draconids: yes

White Dragon Flight

All members of the White Dragon Flight, whether true dragons or Draconids, have an affinity for Air/Storm Spirit Powers, giving them increased critical hit chance with Air/Storm powers. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

White Dragons are immune to all Air/Storm damage, while Draconids are resistance and therefore only take half damage from any Air/Storm damage.

Breath attacks cause Air/Storm damage but are NOT considered to be spirit powers and therefore do not benefit from any Spirit bonuses, nor can they be negated/cancelled by abilities or powers effecting spirit powers.

The White Dragon Flight, sometimes also referred to as the Opal dragon flight, are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Good/Evil (Civil War)

Tendency: Chaos

Temperament: Detached

Realm of Origin: Storms

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: Elven, Human

Racial Ability: Lightning Breath

Spirit Powers: Air/Storm

Stance on Experimentation: The White Dragon Flight overlooks mortals efforts to create or manipulate Air/Storm spirit powers

Use of Draconids: yes

Green Dragon Flight

All members of the Green Dragon Flight, whether true dragons or Draconids, have an affinity for Nature/Wild Spirit Powers, giving them increased critical hit chance with Nature/Wild powers. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

Green Dragons are immune to all Nature/Wild damage, while Draconids are resistance and therefore only take half damage from any Nature/Wild damage.

Breath attacks cause Nature/Wild damage but are NOT considered to be spirit powers and therefore do not benefit from any Spirit bonuses, nor can they be negated/cancelled by abilities or powers affecting spirit powers.

The Green Dragon Flight, sometimes also referred to as the Emerald dragon flight, are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Good

Tendency: Balance

Temperament: Friendly

Realm of Origin: Eden

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: Wild Elven

Racial Ability: Poison Breath

Spirit Powers: Nature/Wild

Stance on Experimentation: The Green Dragon Flight moderate mortals efforts to create or manipulate Nature/Wild spirit powers

Use of Draconids: yes

Silver Dragon Flight

All members of the Silver Dragon Flight have an affinity for Celestial/High Spirit Powers, giving them increased critical hit chance with Celestial/High powers. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

Silver Dragons are immune to all Celestial/High damage.

The Silver Dragon Flight, sometimes also referred to as the Grey dragon flight, are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Neutral

Tendency: Balance

Temperament: Detached

Realm of Origin: The Cosmos

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: High Elven

Racial Ability: Cosmic Aura

Spirit Powers: Celestial/High

Stance on Experimentation: The Silver Dragon Flight strongly discourages mortals efforts to create or manipulate Celestial/High spirit powers

Use of Draconids: no

Primeval Dragon Flight

All members of the Primeval Dragon Flight have an affinity for Melee combat, giving them increased critical hit chance with Melee. These bonuses are already included where applicable.

The Primeval Dragon Flight, sometimes also referred to as the Steel dragon flight, are… (physical description coming soon)

Alignment: Neutral

Tendency: Balance

Temperament: Bestial/Feral

Realm of Origin: Strife

Habitat in the Realm of Strife: coming soon…

Favored Humanoid Forms: cannot take humanoid forms

Racial Ability: Baleful Roar

Spirit Powers: None

Stance on Experimentation: N/A

Use of Draconids: no

False Dragon Flight

coming soon…