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!
Ivy had tripped and slashed through her hand just a few minutes ago, while the experience painful she was fine leaning against a tree wrapping a bandage around it. Though things would have been far less distracting if Talbot weren't wanting to tear the tree from the roots that had done this. As if it had a choice, sometimes he could have been so unreasonable. She sighed giving a laugh, well that was Talbot for you. After she finished her bandage the girl stood up and dusted off her pants, the dragon came rumbling through standing in front of her with a branch in his mouth.
"I got the branch." he said through his teeth as Ivy rolled her eyes leaning to one side and placing her hand on her hip.
"What good did that do? I just cut my hand that's all Talbot." Her red eyes scanned over him as he gave a snort and dropped the branch. Settling his large body on the ground she laughed and approached him running her good left hand up his snout happily as he gave a bit of a purr. She lied her head against his face, "Jeez your such a worry wart." she said softly as he flicked his tail extending his wings to rest next to him.
"Can you blame me, you get into so much trouble." he said a bit of smoke coming from his nostrils. Ivy sat down as he raised his head, using his chest plates as a pillow. It wasn't entirely a good pillow, but she was used to it and rather enjoyed leaning against him. "But at least you can take care of yourself." Ivy laughed a little bit. She wasn't a baby like he thought she was. Well she may only be eighteen, but that had nothing to do with it.
Trees and trees and yet more trees, as far as her considerably powerful eyes could see. Tsiaa locked her wings and glided, a sigh hissing through her parted beak. Trees were boring! The unbroken sea of green was monotonous to fly over and, in its own way, posed a danger - there was, as yet, no real landmark. She had no real way of knowing where- oh wait. This wasn't home, wasn't even her world. The old instincts that had seen her seeking out a landmark seemed to grin sheepishly, and shrug apologetically. Tsiaa snorted, and shook her head to clear her thoughts.
Really, though, she had been flying for a long, long time, going in a straight line just to see what, and who, she could find. So far? Nothing but this seemingly endless forest. While her Roost had been near a forest, the actual Roost was set atop a cliff. A wide, near flat expanse to be sure, but nearer the mountain than the trees. The location served a double purpose, as both easily defensible, and a good launching point for newly fledged gryphons and elder alike. Still, as much as these trees looked like the ones back home, she knew there were worlds apart. The winds just...smelled different, somehow.
Just as these thoughts appeared, keen eyes caught a flash of colour below, red stark against the endless greens and browns. Clacking her beak thoughtfully, the gryphon pulled up into a hover for all of a couple of moments, before pulling her wings in and surrendering to gravity's will. Here was someone, hopefully, who could show her the way out of this thrice-damned forest! As well, she hadn't seen hide nor hair of any other living thing, and the chatty gryphon was, admittedly, lonely.
Amongst the angry chitterings and calls of the forest's inhabitants, Tsiaa dropped through the canopy, bringing a few leaves with her for good measure. Snapping her wings open at the last moment, the gryphon fluttered them before landing easily, folding the pinions with great care, her golden gaze fixed on the scene before her.
The red turned out to be a creature, as she had hoped. But what kind of creature, she didn't know for sure. Scales, wings, horns. Massive, too, and armed to the teeth. Not that that much mattered to Tsiaa - nothing in her home-world had ever attempted to attack her, so why should it be different here? "I've never seen something like you", she said, finally. There wasn't any malice in the tone, just an obvious sense of wonder. Keen eyes blinked, and, with beak agape in a pleased grin, Tsiaa spoke again, excitement in her voice. "You're a dragon, aren't you? I'm looking for my dragon, you see, do you think - oh." Tsiaa looked crestfallen - literally, since her crest-feathers had flattened against her skull - as she noticed the human sat against the dragon's chest.
Well, at least they have humans here, she thought. If they have humans, they have to have elves. The gryphon recovered, somewhat comforted by the thought of a glaring match with a rival gryphon, and sat on her haunches, head to one side. "Let's start again. I'm Penna Tsiaa, and I am lost. Nice to meet you!"
It was a strange sight to see, a human and a dragon getting along so well. Most would assume it taboo if it weren't for the fact that their bond was as strong as anyone else's. Ivy had enough trouble with her life, being here with Talbot brought her some sense of peace from the horrible human world she hadn't really fit into to begin with. Most normal humans would have assumed her crazy, because her attitude was not as secluded as most would result from a childhood such as hers. And at eighteen years of age she had the wise saying of a one hundred year old elf to boot. Though she was well aware of her weakness, a painful reminder that she had to be careful no matter what corner she turned. Though with the hope that Talbot would be right by her side to the end.
Her red eyes would come to rest upon the creature that had confronted them, at first they widened with surprise. Then she would straighten herself and stare in awe for a few moments before Talbot's tail shifted over her then back to it's original position. Ivy loved birds, but this, this was something that amazed her even more and she took no offense to the way she was looked at before. After all she had been used to it during her high school days. Human children were the worst when it came to getting along with others and respecting each others wishes.
"Greetings, it's fine that is the reaction most non dragon creatures give when first arriving on these lands." Talbot said giving a short smile to the creature as Ivy sat up and was eager to talk with Penna. She smiled kindly closing her eyes for a short while before opening them again to examine her. Well, this forest was easy to get lost in she had to give her that. Without Talbot she probably wouldn't be able to navigate a few miles without running around in circles.
"My name's Ivy Walker, I'm Talbot's rider it's a pleasure to meet you." Ivy said resisting the urge to ask to touch her feathers. That was rude, very very rude and she mustn't show her weaker girlier side to an enemy no doubt. "It's alright, this place is easy to get lost in if you aren't careful. Without Talbot I wouldn't be able to tell top from bottom. You said you were looking for your dragon? What's his name?" Ivy asked, hoping she could help the girl in one way or another.
Tsiaa watched as the girl watched her right back, golden eyes meeting red. Red, that was an unusual colour, wasn't it? She had never met a landwalker elf with red eyes, and no gryphon had eyes like that, either. She saw the surprise in the expression, and Tsiaa tilted her head to one side, curious as to the cause.
"Greetings, it's fine that is the reaction most non dragon creatures give when first arriving on these lands." Tsiaa looked to the dragon, pleased that he didn't seem insulted or hostile. She was tired, though she would never admit that, and it was always nicer to have friends than enemies. The smile was returned, though the expression on a gryphon probably looked as friendly as the same on a dragon, just minus all the teeth. The human smiled, too, and Tsiaa felt substantially better about her opening ploy - some reason, people seemed to react better to you blundering in on them if you shouted about being lost. See? She was learning people skills. Kind of.
"My name's Ivy Walker, I'm Talbot's rider it's a pleasure to meet you." Ivy and Talbot. Right, she could easily remember those, and did so, fixing the names and faces into a mind that, despite some appearances to the contrary, was sharp, and rarely forgot anything. "It's alright, this place is easy to get lost in if you aren't careful. Without Talbot I wouldn't be able to tell top from bottom. You said you were looking for your dragon? What's his name?" Tsiaa perked her ears forward, a gryphon body language cue that said 'I am paying attention to you and being friendly' rather than 'I am focusing on you and preparing to pounce', because pouncing was not a good way to make friends.
"It's nice to meet you, too," she said, brightly. "Well, I haven't actually met my dragon yet", this admission was acoompnied by a sheepish flick of the ears. "But I'm working on it! I must have arrived here for a reason, so I'm looking for it. Or, well he or she, I suppose."
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