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!
Raven isn't a very social dragon by nature; most of the time she quite happily enjoys the company of her reanimated corpses. She gives them names and personas of their own when she's bored and lonely, but at some point the curious little beast will seek others for companionship. However, the youngster's communication skills are severely lacking. When she does try to speak to others her voice often carries a monotonous vibe, incorrectly portraying a certain level of disinterest. On top of that, being the daughter of death and darkness doesn't really hit the ear of others well. Many more times than not it causes those she approaches to turn the other way.
Even though she lacks interactions skills that does not dampen this youngling's curiosity. She is quite eager when given the chance to study someone or something. Though most of the time she prefers to observe rather than experience; rarely will she expose herself unless intensely tempted by whatever is present.
Patience is nearly endless within this elemental; she has no problem waiting years for a plan to bud into fruition. She is silent in her affairs and thinks deeply before acting. Sometimes too deeply to were she loses interest.
This young dragon's vocals are very similar to that of her mothers; eerie. A whispering echo clearly audible. Yet her voice does not hold a deep tone to it, instead it sounds very childlike. Almost holding a certain innocence within it. She also, like her mother, does not roar nor snarl, but instead has an array of bird-like sounds including - but not limited to- squawks, screeches, hissing and clicking with her powerful tongue.
*At this moment in time Raven is still very young, some of these traits of hers will develop over time, but for the most part she will act along these guidelines. Just much more child-like and wild.
Once fully grown this slender she-dragon will reach the height of around eight in a half feet tall; consisting mostly of legs and neck. She is about four-ish feet of legs, one and a half-ish of torso and about three-ish of neck. For now she stands at a mere two and a half feet with her proportions holding an awkwardness to them; body needs to grow into said legs and neck. Clinging to her sleek build are tiny tight black scales that from afar look leather-like as her father's do. Running along her belly are large thicker plates; protecting her tender area like a deep purple shield.
The face of this creature is quite interesting indeed. Structurally it resembles that of the father, though not as sharp, but more feminine. Small bird fluff surrounds the female's face -from where the jawline ends, around the back of the ears, around the front of the antlers, to the forehead- along with small feathers strutting out from said fluff. The further these feathers get from the face the more they curve upwards slightly. These raven features taper about a foot and a half to two feet down the back and front of her neck; the sides end much sooner. When angered or startled these features will puff up and out.
Her antlers are much different then her mothers for they curve back and split into only three points. They are thinner then most, but are solid and strong.
The coloration of this beast does not vary much. Everything on her is a sleek black tone. The only exception is the deep purple plates that line her belly and even those are so dark in color that the only time their hue shows is when the light hits them just right. Even the dragon's eyes are void of any tint, but a small circular center that is the lightest of blues that it almost seems white. It glows faintly in the dark making the creature quite an eerie sight.
Raven doesn't possess the typical set of teeth as most beasts do. Along both sides of her snout are sharply pointed blade-like plates that blend seamlessly with her skin. The inside of her mouth holds hundreds of tiny razor teeth as well making for double penetration when used; a thick blue bird tongue sits between these tiny needles.
The wings of this creature are something of great beauty; reaching far and wide. Their structure is that of the dragon's father with a slight twist. The exterior is covered in a tough rubbery black hide, but closer toward the main wing bone protrudes various layers of large raven feathers. The interior is a smooth soft material coated in sleek black.
The tail of this dragon is quite long in comparison to her body, twice the length. It is quite thick where it begins, but tapers out to an almost whiplike weapon. From her rump grows the same fluff that surrounds her face. It transforms into small to medium-large feathers that extend about three feet down her tail. Creating a bird-like tail where the dragon one starts.
*As a hatchling her wings are very small and not of much use. They can flap about and she may be able to make it a foot or so in the air, but nothing major. Definitely no flying yet. Her antlers are also tiny; just little nubs that only poke out about two inches.
When it comes to physical combat Raven still has some learning to do. The only thing that saves her while on solid ground is that gorgeous whip-tail of hers. On land she is awkward due to the weird behaviors she has picked up from the blackbirds, but in the sky she is a beast. She is able to preform complex aerial maneuvers; using her sleek and flexible build to their full advantages.
Due to Raven's slender, light, and bird-like qualities she possess' superb speed & agility while in the air. However, on land she is not as swift. She kind of hops around, but awkwardly since she walks on all fours. The youngster really has to stop watching the blackbirds. Sometimes others can even catch her attempting to strut on two legs.
Razor sharp black talons protrude from her smaller front paws and larger hind ones. The latter carries more danger to them then the former as her back limbs are much stronger physically and pack one hell of a kick.
Whip-like tail that she is learning to use quite gracefully; if used properly it can split flesh.
The dragon's bite is twice as deadly. The outer 'fangs' cause deep gashes and the inner teeth are that of a serrated blade; ripping flesh apart when pulled.
Raven's abilities mostly reflect that of her mothers. She is able to reanimate corpses, however, she can not bring back the souls of those creatures. The bodies of the dead can come in handy when you don't care to dirty your own... claws. The black dragon prefers to battle this way as the rotting corpses that she raises fair decently against foes. They can take quite a few physical hits thought they may fall apart in the process. However, these undead beings take great damage when struck by elemental attacks. Some even disintegrate on impact. The raising of bodies also takes a great toll on the user. Since Raven is unable to push the souls back into their bodies she has to use bits of her own. This causes her to weaken physically and when a reanimated body is destroyed it is like a punch to her heart.
Another power of hers is that she is able to sense the presence of the dead within the earth ( able to tell if there is a body buried ). Poison & disease immunity is another thing she inherited from Eien. They rarely affect her unless extremely potent, but even then neither could kill her. At most they'll cause some wooziness or headaches. Very minor effects.
As for her ability to breath fire, well, it is none existent. This is where her father's genes kick in. She is able to produce a very chilled breath from her lungs. Though it isn't able to cause very serious damage. This power is mainly used for scare tactics or causing minor frostbite.
Another power this elemental hybrid possess' for mainly kicks is the ability to manipulate shadows. She can move and change existing ones, but they are pretty useless. They cannot harm anyone or be pulled up from where they cling, just morphed into other shapes. Mostly the dragon just uses them to spook others. The power of fright can be quite useful at times.
Not only does this dragon have a physical likeness to birds, but she is also able to communicate with them. She is more fluent in raven speak, but is able to decipher other bird tongues.
*Since she is so young Raven can only use her whip-tail, tiny talons, and teeth as physical weapons. As for abilities she is able to sense bodies within a certain radius of herself, but has not yet learned how to raise them. She can breath frost, manipulate shadows and also speak with birds; mainly ravens and crows for now.
Little Spider is quite a little trouble maker like the majority of her kind. Thankfully, due to her age she is pretty harmless. Before she was taken from her realm the child would participate in acts of thieving for food, tripping others and placing bugs in sandwiches. This behavior often got her a good smack in the face, which the little blood sucker never took kindly to. Now that she is in unfamiliar lands her demeanor has receded quite considerably. Before where the tiny beast would normally act brashly she now clings to her new care taker; Daughter of Death & Darkness. Although, Raven doesn't mind this at all for the whole reason of taking the elven child was to possess something of the living. Being Mama Raven also fills her chest with an unfamiliar feeling that she can't quite place yet.
The young elf is quite the fearful creature now that she has been taken out of her comfort zone. She rarely speaks, even to Raven (which upsets the dragon greatly). Although, sometimes a quiet giggle will escape her dark lips while watching the elemental's puppet show of corpses. They can be quite funny when juggling their own bony heads. The little tot also greatly enjoys flying and the fear that resides within her slowly dwindles the longer she is with Raven. At first the girl thought she was going to be eaten, but after waking many mornings with all limbs present the thought seemed less and less likely.
Spider is a little ragamuffin. She possess' long, unkept, thick black hair (when Raven doesn't have time to groom her) and big blue eyes. Her body is small and malnourished; causing her to only reach the height of two foot two. The garments that cover the child's thin body are rather worn; a faded black & grey striped sweater and black jeans. Tied around her neck is a blue & black checkered bandana which seems much newer than her other pieces of clothing; possibly stolen from some unsuspecting pedestrian.
The elf's complexion is that of a deep dark grey with darker scales riding up and around the sides of her face. These compact scales almost cover her entire back; tapering down to her tail bone and curving around her behind to cover her entire legs & tops of feet. They curve around her shoulder blades and run along the tops of her arms and hands.
Sharp facial features.
Spider is the offspring of a chupacabra mother that lived quite like a succubus and that many males just could not resist. How the two met is a mystery to the little girl, but even if she had grown up by her mother's side she would never be inclined to reveal such information. In fact she never once spoke about the man before to the child. It was as if the youngling did not have a father. That topic was one only recently questioned by the girl at the age of three; seeing others of her age holding the hands of much older males made Spider wonder why she didn't have one herself. Questions about her father only provoked harsh responses from her mother. The older Spider got the more frustrated she became when no answers were given and a slick tongue of her own began to develop. Although mother didn't tolerate such behavior and often lashed out physically. Even though it was usually just a light tap to the face or behind something about it didn't settle right with the child. It may be one of the reasons why being taken from home wasn't all that upsetting.
On the night of her kidnapping, the blood-sucking girl was rummaging through trash cans in the back alleyway of her apartment complexes' building. It was dark; the streets lit only by dim street lamps. Like most other nights the child had to entertain herself while her mother entertained 'guests'. Spider had always been too young to realize the nastiness of her mother, but she forever hated when eleven men were brought back to their tiny home. Even though the youngster enjoyed being outside she did not enjoy being out in the dark. Alone. Many nights she would hide under steps or play on neighbors swing sets until she was fetched.
While pulling out some old broken toys from a tin can that she had to fashion boxes together to reach, a loud noise made her jump and fall backwards onto the cold cement. Even though the drop was only a few feet, to a child it was immense. It caused the tot to spit out a few quiet sobs, but nothing more. She had dealt with far worse from anger strangers. Quickly she sat up and turned toward the direction of the unknown sound; a crinkled scaly face glared into the darkness. "Who's there?!" She yelled. "You can't scare me!" The little elf picked herself up off the ground and took a step forward, tiny fists balled in anger.
However, what walked out from the shadows was something unexpected, unfathomable by the child. Her big blue eyes widened in shock and awe, fists loosened and bold stance faltered. The towering beast approached her with a curious tint in it's eerie orbs; clicking its blue tongue and voicing low squawks. It all happened so fast that to this day the child barely recalls what had taken place. All she remembers is tears of fear streaming down her face and black feathers encasing her small body. She then woke up in a strange place with the creature encircled around her like a mother would her child. "You are mine now, Little Spider."
Tiny teeth. Small switchblade.
She will not be played until Raven is an adolescent. Also, Spider is the name given to her by Raven. Her real name is
played by: SpiEde ▪ face claim: someone from somewhere
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