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!
Dates formatted as: Day/Month 11/02:February Activity Check. 07/08: The island's residents don't know of it yet, but they will soon enough! Introducing The Caverns of Infinite Night. 16/05: We farewell Pine, our dedicated staff member of over five years, and wish her luck in her future endeavours. 23/01: Character spotlight added to the sidebar! Up first is Shydra- prophet of the Dragon Mother, Vaseera.
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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!
Okay, I know they're annoying. But we need them, if we don't want everything to dissolve into a great glistening ball of chaos! Although they are not all directly specified here, standard proboards rules also apply.
1: Power playing and God modding, This is a big no no. We all know our characters are powerful dragons, but let's be serious: a Creation is not going to take everything over. Likewise; even an Elemental is not going to be infallible! It's not going to be much fun for the other players if yours is. Be respectful of other people's characters, don't make yours invincible, and don't try to control others. This is a golden rule of role play, so please be courteous of your fellow role players.
2: Ooc: Except for brief, relevant notes attached to your roleplay posts to explain or highlight particular aspects of the piece, please keep "ooc" conversation to the appropriate sections of the forum. If you want to discuss movies, cat pictures or other things, there are boards for that, as well as personal messaging for one-on-one conversation!
3: IC post length: Please write a good (I.E. not two lines) paragraph per post at the very minimum- but go for quality over quantity. Of course, there is that dreaded demon known as Writer's Block! If by chance it decides to prey upon your creative juices, don't worry. We'll understand.
4: Get along, Please keep ic problems ic. No one needs to be hated because their character likes to mess stuff up. If you really have a problem ooc don't call the person out in the chat box either, if it comes down to it contact the staff and work it out with them. Get along with each other, and if you really, really, need to fight, take it to instant messaging or off site please. Proboards may yell at you for yelling at each other, and we don't want that, do we?
5: Please keep it PG-13, in keeping with Proboards rules. Your characters may curse, but please don't have them continually drop uncensored f-bombs. Violence is fine, but if you make anyone ill with your intense love of gory detail, then we may have some issues! As for relationships, just remember the fade-to-black rule and we shall hopefully be fine. As a natural extension of all of this, you must be thirteen or over to join this site, also in keeping with Proboards rules. If you do not meet the age requirement, your account will be deleted from this forum.
6: Liquid time, There is this cool thing called liquid time. It does not mean your character can be in more than one place at once. It means you can have more than one thread at a time, in different places and points in time, using the same character. But keep it reasonable. Make sure if your character breaks something that it shows up in a thread further down the line.
So, that's about it. Not too many rules for you to remember, I hope! Anyway: happy role playing, and I hope you can make yourself at home in our little community. =)
If you have any issues with other members or with site content, feel free to contact a member of staff and let them know of your concerns. They'll be more than happy to help you work things out!
Last Edit: Jul 9, 2015 12:38:54 GMT by Samantha: general tidying up + addressing issues
Kaguya: Hope you all are well just stopped by to reminisce about the old times
Jun 7, 2021 16:51:53 GMT
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