thick scales. these are usually glossy and sky colored, usually what the sky looked like when they were about to hatch. their wings are very movable, they can twist them around and upside down. their wings also appear to be very strong, as they sometimes use them for rock climbing. they can do all sorts of tricks in the air, because of their flexible wings. their horns are long, and usually black and shiny.
can move their wings about, they breathe a glow-in -the-dark mist that hardens into a diamond-like substance and can act as a poision, they can raise and lower their scales, and they glow underneath.
this race can't lay clutches of eggs, so they can only have one at a time. the tradition for royalty is that the queen lays exactly one egg, which is made sure it is a female early on by a quick exposure to their scale's light. the egg is kept safe for a year, and when the dragonet hatches, it is given a tiny set of bells to put on it's horns. these grow with the dragonet, and as they grow older, more sets are given. as soon as the dragon comes to age, a ceremony is held, tattooing a royal symbol on the dragon's snout. the current queen and her daughter is Queen Stormglow and Princess Cloudshine.
some of the dragons in this tribe belive in a sort of dragon god called by 'he-she-it' or 'the one who lies above'. this dragon is a combanation of all the other dragons, and has every single attribute and magic that could exist.
their tribe has never had an animus, but has always had a magic exclusive to their tribe. if the egg is exposed to a lunar eclipse, then the scales give off an ultraviolet light underneath, and the dragon has powers. These powers, dubbed 'Luneabiit' (loon-uh-beet) which means moon-gone in a mysterious language now not known.
Luneabiit powers can include any one of these:
the ability to posion people with their light, take away their glow, turn into shadows, float without using their wings,hypnotysm and impenetrable scales and claws. these are all Recorded powers, but they hope more could be discovered.
ways to tell if anyone has powers:
purple-black light from the underside of their scales, their eyes are a sharp violet, black claws.
their entire island is mountains rising out of the sea, just off the coast. they are used to thin air and relatively strong winds. their architecture is white and black marble structures, fitted to the side of mountains. their structures are decorated with vibrant blue flowers that smell of honey and beautiful vines.
their race's scales may be hard, but the underside is brittle, so their scales can be cracked from underneath, or even ripped off. fire and ice may bounce off their scales, but vemon will explode if it comes in contact with the chemical that glows in their scales
their diet consists of meats and fruits, and they have to eat a special kind of fruit that helps them produce the chemical that makes their scales glow. they usually take a nap in the middle of the night, and one in the middle of the day, so they can practice with their scales, flying and glowmist. they usually have races and other lively tasks to keep healthy. this is also a way for the queen to talk to her subjects.
they fancy themselves very talented in a mental way, because they are good at reading other's personalities. some have gone so far as saying they all automatically have mind-reading powers, but the queens and scholars know this is not true. some also think they can contact the dead.
they celebrate the solstices and the equinoxes, but the winter solstice holds their hearts. Any dragons hatched on a winter solstice are part of a higher social class, called the Lunatus (moonborn) because the moon is usually full and bright on that day. they also celebrate the passing of the crown, in which a new queen is coronated, and a summer holiday called sumall, which they celebrate the sun.
language: they speak standard Pyrihhian, but they also speak Snick, a language that involves clicking their scales shut to make a noise. they have words for different sequences, sometimes involving a flash of light.
they live on a mountain range in the sea. it is just off the coast of the sand kingdom, a place they call home. they call their land Monuntain (mo-known-tun) after the mountains. the main city is a spiral around the tallest mountain, Blaisetop, with the palace at the peak. the rest of the kingdom is villages sprinkled around the kingdom with their own exports, for example, one village may sell herbs and fruit, and name their dragonets after herbs and fruits.
like i have said above, a dragon pair can only have one or two eggs at a time, and their entire schedule is then devoted to the dragonet until it reaches adulthood (considered to be 10 years). thus, a couple usually only has 3 or four dragonets in it's entire life. if they have 3, then they would have spent 30 years of their life caring for their childeren. this keeps population to the minimum.
the parents supervise the play of the childeren, but they usually go through a series of training lessons, like learning to use glowmist, learning Snick, flying and other useful skills. if they reach a certain point, they are moved up into the next grade. there are 30 total grades, and you are expected to pass 3 a year until you are eleven.
List of dragons (a)=adoptable
Royalty (listed in order of importance)
- Queen Stormglow (lunabiit)
- Princess Cloudshine (lunabiit)
- King Cirrublaze
- Moonfire, a great artisain and poet
- Queen SunFlare (Lunabiit)
- Rainglimmer the first lunabiit
- wingflect (a)
- CelestiShine the first queen
noces (second class, basically those who don't live in the palace, but are important)
- Starglory the healer (a)
driht ( normal people)
- Clickflash (a)
- Halley (a)
- comet (a)
- Nimbusgleam (Cloudshines secret admirer)
- ionburst (a)
- skyspark (A)
Song by Moonfire of the Nirvanawings
to those who fly on gilded wings
their scales abright
fly forever free
like a fiery sun
and bring the light
To queens before
and queens ahead
protect your comrades well
let the royal bells ring
and bring sweet music to my ears
to the lovely skies
they tell no lies
lift our wings up high
we wish for you
when we need to flySo carry me away