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~~~Glidewings are an ocean-dwelling tribe, though they cannot breath under water, they spend 9 months of the year at sea, untill they reach the age of 50(dy).
A P P E A R A N C E
Driftwings have tough skin that is always black, and is covered in feathers. They are always coloured on the
grey-scale, always having shades of white, grey or black feathers. They have a wing-span larger that any tribe, though their body is one of the smallest. These wings are used for soaring - a form of flight that requires little to no movement of the wings - to save energy. Driftwings also have a 'main' on their heads and necks, which stops at the sail on their back. The sail on their backs is cartilage that cannot be folded down, and is covered in thick skin. the skin on their sails is usually washed-out, dulled or blackened. the colours of their sails can be shades of blues, pinks, purples, yellows, greens and reds. Driftwing royals will have vibrant coloured sails. Driftwings also have side 'fins' at the start of their tail, much like their sail, but can be folded back, and is usually the colour of the driftwing. Their 'main' starts again where the sail finishes.
Driftwings always have small black eyes, besides the prophesied 'Shearwater dragonet'
Driftwings have hooked claws so as o make it easier to snatch fish out of the water. Their massive wings have a different shape to most dragons, being incredibly long, but also thin. This is to help them soar above the ocean like an albatross to reduce energy loss.
A B I L I T I E S
Driftwings have a unique ability to sleep-fly. Much like an albatross, they can 'seperate' their brains train of thought. While most of their brain is in 'sleep mode' some of their brain can concentrate on flight, this is helpful when your a dragon who spends 9 months at see, and only lands on the water to catch fish.
Driftwings are extremely agile. This is due to their giant wings and their sails. their sails are incredibly handy for steering, just a twitch of their fins can result in an extremely tight turn.
Wing lock - 'Drift'
There is a phrase commonly used by Driftwings that goes 'It's Drift time' usually said when flying in groups to alert the other members that a driftwing is about to lock their wings into a straight position, resulting in a sudden burst of speed. This is commonly called the 'Drift' mode by the tribe, and is the position of the wings when soaring.
Driftwings are incredibly good climbers. This is because of their short, hooked claws that can grip the side of cliffs with ease.
Sky lines are what the Driftwings follow to find places. To Pyrrhia, follow the red line. To Pantala, follow the green line. To the Drift Isles, follow the bright blue. And to the missing places, follow the black-and-blue.
C U L T U R E
Driftwings have a rich and bold culture. From the Banding ceremony, to the Drift years, to the crystal crowning, to the final flight.
The Banding Cerimony
Drift Shell Cerimony
The Drift years
The Crystal Crowning
T E R I T O R YDriftwings territory is somewhere in-between Pyrrhia and Pantala, and bit up, near the colder regions. Driftwings, whether it is for spring, or the older dragons who stay at the ground, live in the Drift Isles.
D R A G O N E T S
R O Y A L T Y
H I S T O R Y
N A M I N G
Driftwing parents name their dragonets. Names of Driftwings are usually of seabirds and water currents.
- Fairy (type of prion & tern)