Welcome to Dragons of the Elements, a fantasy roleplay site. First established in December 2007, the site has since been relocated twice. Take flight as a powerful Elemental dragon, one of their Creations; or even their human or elven Rider! If you need anything feel free to contact a member of staff. Besides that, make yourself at home, and enjoy your time here at DotE!
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Sons & Daughters
Criss, son of the Water and Fire Elementals, is an angry and conflicted young dragon with a buried heart of gold. While many dragons are most at home in the sea or the sky, Criss prefers to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground, thank you so very much. But if he could only embrace his Water heritage, he would find that he can breathe underwater just as well as he can breathe air!
Hey guys! I thought it might be nice to have a new chat thread for an...almost...brand new year. =P
I just finished reading 'Ancillary Sword' (the sequel to 'Ancillary Justice', which you should all read!), finished playing 'Fire Emblem: Awakening', and am currently watching 'Trollhunters.' I'm also three days off my one year anniversary of working in my current job, one week off finishing the first D&D adventure I've ever run, and two months out from my favourite annual nerdcon (where I'll be dressing as Ahsoka Tano from 'Star Wars.')
So, what's new with you guys? Did you have a nice Christmas/New Years? Been writing or drawing any cool things? Seen any films you'd like to recommend...or anti-recommend? xP
Sure, I don't mind. Its all still in my head while I continue working out details. I would hope to be able to turn this into writing material one day. Its very nice to have feedback on it.
It actually started from a piece of dialogue that came to me one day: "Its been a century and a half and that's what you want to talk about?" I thought it was interesting and decided to work with it to see what I could do. Many, many tweaks later, I came up with the kingdom of Maha. Its a magical kingdom where people have the ability to turn into animals. Every person in Maha has this ability. I currently have two firm locations in my mind: Mahazi (the main city) and a yet to be named place inspired by Russia found in the mountains.
I have a lot of characters running around in my head but the main ones are the royal families found in Mahazi and Yet to Be Named Place. Mahazi Royals: King Dan - Queen Grace (deceased) Prince Denahi-missing Prince Anak
Prince Denahi had a child with Ahazara named Asaka (current heir to the throne).
Yet to Be Named Place Royals: Tsar (no name) - Tsarina Sonya Mikhail (heir to the throne) Alexei (for personal reasons I am trying to think of a way to make him 'illegitimate') Nika
To make him illegitimate, you could make it somebody else is his biological father? Either that or something like the interesting situation with Queen Elizabeth the First: according to the Catholic Church she was illegitimate (because the Pope didn't recognise her father's divorce to his previous wife, and subsequent re-marriage to Elizabeth's mother), but according to the Church of England (of which said father was the head) she was perfectly legitimate and the divorce recognised.
I have been considering the idea that Alexei and the other children share the same father but not the same mother. However, my only concern about that is that I have decided that this royal family has the ability to turn into wolves. So, their bonds with their family are very strong and not so easily broken. The Tsar wouldn't just sleep around with someone else. ... Or, I could have Alexei be a cousin to Mikhail and Nika. This way, they are still related, just not as closely as siblings. In this case, Alexei would still be raised with the others because his father is Ambassador in Mahazi.
Still ideas I'm tossing around and considering trying to see how dynamics work.
Something I began to work on today are the antagonists: Scavs (short for Scavengers) Their animal forms are all considered scavengers like hyenas, jackals, vultures, weasels amongst others. They are considered the lowest form in Maha and are looked down upon. They have no representation in council unlike everyone else (including foreigners). They are seen as untrustworthy and to be called a scav is the worst sort of insult. So, Princess Asaka recognizes this and decides to head into Scavenger Square where she almost gets killed by a cackle of hyenas but a scav named Eezuni saves her life. They become close and she realizes just how misrepresented the scavs actually are. I think it would be an interesting view to take on how she begins to fight for this group to show that not all of them are deserving of the treatment they receive.
In other news: if anyone else is playing 'Fire Emblem: Heroes', you should add me as a friend! Display name 'Thorn', friend code/ID is 6177073104 (just be sure to let me know it's you first, I don't accept random friend requests. xP).
Yeah, I've got names for some places and fleshed out the kingdom of Maha, as well as surrounding lands.
Nahazi-mountain kingdom of the north. Land of ice and snow. Inspired by Russian influences as well as a few Chinese.
Bahara-village that is the first defense against the warrior kingdom that borders Maha on the east
Fahara-forest city that is located in the West Woods
Pahazi-port city in the south (South Sea)
Mahazi is the central city in the kingdom in a large savanna-like plain. There is a river that runs through from the West Woods that branches at Mahazi. One branch goes towards Pahazi and the South Sea while the other heads east towards Bahara and the warrior kingdom. Beyond Maha, it turns into a roaring waterfall where the warrior kingdom makes their aerie home. I've decided that this kingdom (which I had a name for but it escapes me at the moment) is native American inspired with each warrior having their own hippogriff or griffin.
I'm not sure if I want Fahara to be just the woods, hemmed in by mountains, or if there is a kingdom beyond it.
Beyond Nahazi, there is a kingdom where dragons dwell alongside humans.
To the very far east, beyond the warrior kingdom (which is a broad, open plain where the warriors hunt) is a jungle that is rather dangerous for the strange flora and fauna to be found there. Sentient creatures live there but not much is known about them because they keep to themselves. Though, it is well known that any stranger that enters the jungle never makes it out alive. I'm still deciding whether I want this jungle to be a peninsula or not.
I've got more but this is all just geography for now.
Hello, hello! I know it's been a long while. What's been up with me? Well, schooling, work, trying to fix some relationships which is exhausting. Christmas and New Year's were off for me. No one was really home and it didn't feel like the holidays, but that's okay. Let's see... I've been working hard on art projects, but haven't been writing recently and am dying to get back to it. The pains of college.
I finished Orson Card's Pathfinder trilogy and while they are good, I have to admit the ending of the last book is quite unsatisfactory. I feel like he rushed the ending and couldn't come up with much for it. It left me craving for more of the story and disappointed with how it ended.
Um... Oh! My roommate bought me a giant stuffed teddy bear today for a late Christmas present. It's a black bear and I named him Sampson. He's adorable and I love him.
Samantha: And Paradox was amazing Dae! I enjoyed writing Adutaine opposite them. =)
Apr 23, 2018 12:02:57 GMT
Samantha: I get that Blazeh, no worries. <3 The site is pretty dead, it was just me and 27th and we couldn't keep it going on our own.
Apr 23, 2018 12:00:45 GMT
DaeSiggil: Oops, I know I haven't often helped by disappearing as I did. But still thinking about this place! <3
Apr 18, 2018 16:11:08 GMT
Verridith: Hey hon, love you guys but haven't seen anything happen since 2017 ;A; hope all are well! But have to remove you from BTACD's sister sites. I'm sorry! </3 </3 </3
Apr 6, 2018 12:22:38 GMT
Samantha: Exactly! It can be tricky, back home most of my friends are just from school, university or work. xD And it was lovely. They were all so lovely, the ones I was with spent the whole time talking about history, it was fun and edumacational.
Sept 30, 2017 10:02:29 GMT
27th: Wow! You got to have dinner with the authors? Making new friends is always nice. I know that struggle as I don't socialize like my peers.
Sept 12, 2017 18:00:11 GMT
Samantha: that great at doing haha (I don't like going out to parties and stuff, which seems to be the main way people my age socialise.)
Sept 11, 2017 23:11:00 GMT
Samantha: -looks at timestamp on last reply- Eeeek, apologies for the delay! But yeah it was AMAZING. My favourite author signed my favourite book, and we even had dinner with the authors one of the nights. Plus, I made some new friends, which I don't tend to be
Sept 11, 2017 23:10:37 GMT
27th: That sounds very cool! I would have loved going to something like that.
Aug 20, 2017 21:03:22 GMT
Samantha: It just means 'science fiction and fantasy.' So it was a conference for authors of these things, and scholars who study them!
Aug 19, 2017 21:10:27 GMT
27th: Glad you had a good time in Sweden! What is SFF?
Aug 11, 2017 16:08:48 GMT
Samantha: Sorry for the disappearance. I was in Sweden for an SFF conference- it was pretty cool!
Aug 11, 2017 10:48:27 GMT
Samantha: It's sad, yeah. We need more members to have more staff, we need more staff to keep the place active, and we need to have the place active to get more members. Sort of a vicious cycle. =P
Jul 31, 2017 16:46:13 GMT
Samantha: The problem is that the main person who likes to run contests, Riv, also has a tendency to disappear. xD And I don't have the time and the energy to run this place proper on my own.
Jul 31, 2017 16:45:38 GMT
27th: Yes, it is a lot of work. Though, I agree it could be worth the effort. As far as contests go, we've tried them here at DotE before. I don't know how well any of them worked but we it couldn't hurt to try.
Jul 30, 2017 5:53:42 GMT
R: Could try a contest?
Jul 29, 2017 4:40:04 GMT
shadow: Well. Yea. That also is a lot of work. It would be worth it though
Jul 28, 2017 4:12:51 GMT
27th: Well, recruitment would be key to that. Contacting the members we already have to try and get them to participate here would also be part of that.
Jul 26, 2017 15:52:29 GMT
shadow: I wonder what would happen if we tried to make it alive again
Jul 25, 2017 19:48:19 GMT