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Be the Dragon

Discussion in 'Questing' started by Hangwind, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    AN: This is done under heavy influence of Tylenol and various other painkillers. This Quest may or may not survive. Voting will be open for 24 hours or so.

    Year 0

    You are the mightiest of creatures, born to rule a thousand miles in every direction! Magic and might are yours to command! You are the fury of the stars! You are the light of the sun! You are...well, right now you're an egg. One of several. But which one?

    [] The red one: Fire is your breath, magma your blood! The traditional dragon, this represents a well rounded approach.

    [] The blue one: Water covers you, protects you, the embrace of the sea is your comfort. A water dwelling dragon, you grow stronger than many of your brethren. However, you lose the ability to use a breath weapon.

    [] The white one: The ice calls, it's silent beauty beckoning you. An icy dragon well suited to the tundra, your magic grows quickly! However, your body is adapted towards endurance of hunger rather than strength.

    [] The yellow one: Hear the rumble, see the flash, but you'll never catch the lightning! An ambush predator, you strike with the power of electricity in your breath, killing in a flash before you grab your prey. You don't want to get in a fair fight though, as your mana and body grow much more slowly than any other dragon's.

    [] The golden one: Magic? Might? Breathing? HA! the true heritage of a dragon is hoarding! You are below average in all ways except one: Gold. Your scales are actual gold, and your hoard (and thus your ability to draw on its power) grows far faster than any others.

    [] The leathery one: Adapt or die. You are the result of a dragon mating with something else. What? Well, that's quite a question... (Will randomize a list of things for the mother dragon to have mated with, then roll on it. Feel free to add suggestions)
     
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  2. Vanestus

    Vanestus Versed in the lewd.

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    [X] The leathery one: Adapt or die. You are the result of a dragon mating with something else. What? Well, that's quite a question... (Will randomize a list of things for the mother dragon to have mated with, then roll on it. Feel free to add suggestions)
     
  3. Honorbound

    Honorbound Connoisseur of Lolis

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    [X] The leathery one: Adapt or die. You are the result of a dragon mating with something else. What? Well, that's quite a question... (Will randomize a list of things for the mother dragon to have mated with, then roll on it. Feel free to add suggestions)
     
  4. themisticShroud

    themisticShroud The Crimson King

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    [X] The leathery one: Adapt or die. You are the result of a dragon mating with something else. What? Well, that's quite a question... (Will randomize a list of things for the mother dragon to have mated with, then roll on it. Feel free to add suggestions)
     
  5. Honorbound

    Honorbound Connoisseur of Lolis

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    Hmm... I wonder what we'll end up with as a father, it might be something interesting.
     
  6. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    I've currently got a list of slightly over forty possibilities.
     
  7. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Closed.

    ...well...I'm not sure I want to come up with a backstory for that result...

    Your father? An Ancient Treebeast

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. themisticShroud

    themisticShroud The Crimson King

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    HOLY SHIT!! THAT'S AWESOME!
    Also take the time for the backstory don't beat yourself up for it though :);)
     
  9. Honorbound

    Honorbound Connoisseur of Lolis

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    IT'S ANCIENT TREE DRAGON TIME!
    Hmm... I wonder what that will give us? Bark skin? Nature control? Etc. etc?
     
  10. Conu

    Conu Dazed and confused?

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    Every time some one tries to get romantic a giant tree with a shotgun turns up to 'dissuade' them.
     
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  11. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Ancient is a very specific appellation. It means that a given Treebeast is over 2300 years old at a minimum.

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    In a cave high above a verdant forest, there is a clutch of eggs. Out of them, five have extremely hard shells, looking like ostrich eggs painted in various colors. The sixth on the other hand, that one is strange. It has the general shape of an egg, but it seems soft, less like a protective shell, and more like a leathery bag. A container instead of a shield. And now the container is moving. A strange series of snaps sounds as the thing inside the egg shifts violently, the egg falling as the supports that had kept its shape consistent are destroyed. The movement becomes more violent, the egg squirming oddly as it rolled around. Suddenly it swells, whatever is inside pushing in every direction as hard as possible.

    And the egg is unscathed, but for a small hole where a single claw pushed out.the egg roils again, the thing inside twisting until a small nose pokes out, breathing its first breeze of fresh air. Soon enough, the nose pulls back in and claws begin worrying at the hole, catching and tearing it a little further with every motion, until finally three claws catch all at one. With a violent jerk, the egg is pulled open, and out spills a tiny brown dragon. You. You have been born!

    To an outside observer, you look superficially like a typical dragonling, with a long graceful body, small wings that snap and flutter before falling back tight to your body, and the usual teeth and claws as hunger makes you hiss and stretch. However, there are more than a couple of oddities about you. Most obviously, normal dragonlings don't have scales made of bark. Rather than the smooth hardness normal to dragons, yours are rougher, softer, and a mottled shade of brown. More, your claws, instead of being bone-like, are actually wood! A light tan, they aren't any softer or duller than a normal dragon's, but they do stand out. Finally, no normal dragonling has those harsh white eyes. Over all, you look unusual. Or you would, if there were anybody there to see you. As it is though, you find yourself more interested in your surroundings than yourself.

    You are surrounded by stone, but you can see fairly clearly with the anemic light shining in the mouth of the cave. The cave slopes down gently like a ramp, bottoming out into a small depression where you had been placed. It continues further on, but you can't see how far thanks to a gigantic corpse that has been laid out. You have no idea what it is, but the smell of the old blood makes your stomach quiver in anticipation. You take a step forward...

    And hear a crack. A tiny sound, but it echoes in the cave and your head snaps around to find the source. One of the other eggs is hatching! Deep inside you, some cold instinct whispers to destroy this thing, this rival. Destroy it before it can hatch, eat its egg, eat all of the eggs. Only then can you be safe...

    [] Attack the one that's hatching. Eat it, and all the others.
    [] Ignore it for now, and rip at the corpse. It will take a bit of time for the egg to fully hatch, and you really want to get something in your stomach.
    [] Eat your egg? A strange thing to do, but you're not exactly the most normal of dragons. And your instinct says that your egg should be edible.
    [] Write-in with justification. (Write-ins may be vetoed)
     
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  12. redaeth

    redaeth Stubborn pedantrist

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    [X] Ignore it for now, and rip at the corpse. It will take a bit of time for the egg to fully hatch, and you really want to get something in your stomach.
     
  13. Vanestus

    Vanestus Versed in the lewd.

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    [X] Eat your egg? A strange thing to do, but you're not exactly the most normal of dragons. And your instinct says that your egg should be edible.
     
  14. Hangwind

    Hangwind Not too sore, are you?

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    Voting closes at 9pm EST.

    Closed!

    1d2 time and 1d6 time!
    Hangwind rolled 1 die of 2 faces, total: 2
    For: Choices
    Rolled on: January-21-2017, 02:05am
    2

    Hangwind rolled 1 die of 6 faces, total: 2
    For: Hatching
    Rolled on: January-21-2017, 02:06am
    2
     
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  15. Flybye

    Flybye Getting some practice in, huh?

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    • Don't necro. This is against Rule 7.
    Hey what the breath weapon is it fire or healing breath or magical plant growth