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!
It was hot, even for her. She walked slowly, her dusty converse stained with the dry earth. One hand gripped tight on her quiver strap while the other was planted above her eyes as a shade. Even with the small relief her hand gave her, those emerald eyes were still squinted. She could see the waves of heat as they radiated off the ground, distorting her vision. These were The Barrens: An unforgiving, wasteland of death. It's said anyone or anything to step foot in this land has never returned. The very thought of this land can strike fear into the hearts of grown men. One can only imagine the terrified thoughts racing through minds of the unfortunate souls. I should've brought a hat.
Aleia wiped the sweat accumulating on her forehead with the back of her hand. She's been walking for a while now, the terrain unchanging before her. The red head began counting how many alive things she could see. So far she was up to four: A beetle, a spider, an ant, and a small shrub of dry grass she'd accidentally stepped on-- So technically three.
One might ask what a girl, especially one such as herself, is doing in a place as heartless as this one. Izett. Aleia was looking for the dragon that dwelled here, simple as that. She'd heard great things, more or less, about the riders of the fire beast; They were praised back in her hometown. She wanted to be like them, needed to be like them.
So here she was. A lovely flower in the middle of a barren wasteland searching for the deadly fire dragon that she might abide by. So cliché.
The Fire territory was typically void of any guests, and those that absentmindedly entered had a small chance of escaping. The vast planes of the Barrens were far too difficult to navigate—in fact, a number of adolescent fire creations had previously fallen victim to the unforgiving region. The Elemental, of course, knew the land like the back of her metaphorical hand. She knew of every crack and crevice that riddled the Barrens, of every minuscule shrub that adorned Mt. Fury. Hardly a thing befell upon this region without her prior knowledge.
And now she had an unexpected visitor.
Izett could not pinpoint exactly what this thing was; it certainly wasn't a creation of her's, nor did she recognize it to be a spawn of the other elements. It was... Different. Very different. Something that she could not decipher.
Perhaps it was time for a closer look.
The serpent released a prolonged breath, clouds of smoke ushering from her nostrils. Her scales let off an audible crack as she moved her body forward, slowly sliding through the labyrinth which she created. This unknown creature was not far from her location. A small smirk caressed her features as she accelerated her speed, her snake-like figure zipping across the channel and towards her designated location.
Her arrival was prompt, having taken less than five minutes to reach her destination. She brought herself to an abrupt halt.
Ooh, jusst above my head. Let'ss give them a show.
Her smirk reignited, her head pointed skywards as she nudged past the loose dirt. Excellent. Her body recoiled slightly, channeling her concentration.
Izett lunged upwards with full force, shooting past the dirt as she quickly protruded from the earth below. Her body rocketed upwards like a funnel, scales zipping past the girl at breakneck speeds.
Her eyes locked with the intruding human, bringing the uppermost portion of her body back to the ground it extended from. She layed flat on the surface of the Barrens, her four eyes dimmed from the intense sunlight.
"What do we have here?" She cooed.
The wyrm brought herself around the being, her immense form coiling around the child.
"Iss it friend? Iss it foe?" She paused, proceeding to encircle Aleia.
"Either way, it iss prey."
((I'm sorry Izett is scary she just wants to plaaaaay xD also, I kind of got lazy towards the end. Sorry about that. EDIT: oh yeah @wolf haha ping pong pang prong ))
Aleia didn't realize how content she was with the unchanging scene until it changed. A large mass split the earth in front of her, a little too close for her liking. She took a few delicate steps back, both hands shielding her face from the flying dirt. She didn't remove them until she heard the graveling voice.
It took her eyes a while to adjust before Aleia realized what she was looking at. Who she was looking at. The large snake-like beast stared daggers at her, the four eyes only doubling it's effect. The dragon spoke more, the red-head only catching the last part.
"You must be Izett," Aleia spoke, her lovely voice ringing through the barrens, despite the sound of scales scraping the earth. "I'm a friend, Aleia." The girl looked up at the circling Izett, her body spinning to remain eye contact. Perhaps she didn't realize the severity of the situation, or maybe she didn't care. "You shocked me for a second there," Aleia smiled, kicking the toe of her converse at the red earth. "I didn't expect you to come out of the ground. Then again, you gotta keep cool somehow right?"
A friend, she claims. It would have little impact on her ultimate fate, although the elemental appreciated her consent.
Not to say that she didn't enjoy the futile struggling of her defiant finds.
"You shocked me for a second there, I didn't expect you to come out of the ground."
Izett was taken aback by the girl's relative composure, although she hardly allowed it to hinder her straining process. The dragon's body proceeded to tighten around the girl, the circle in which she stood concaved by the beast's protruding scales.
Why sso calm, child? Accusstomed to sseeing the sserpent of fire?
"I didn't expect you to come out of the ground. Then again, you gotta keep cool somehow right?"
Izett's envelopment ceased, her orb-like eyes widening at the remark.
Her head dipped towards the girl, muzzle hovering mere inches before Aleia.
"I am a god," she hissed, her hushed voice tainting the otherwise silent area. Her brows furrowed. She heaved her head backwards in one rhythmic motion, body raised to block out the sun.
"I command the flamess through the flick of my tail!" her voice split through the quiet aroma, the earth shaking beneath her bellowing rage. A spout of fire alighted around her body.
"The molten lava gushess by my mere will!" the cracks of the Barrens radiated a red aura, as if they were prepared to explode.
"Water evaporatess at my pressence, bowing before itss rightful ruler!" Her lethal hiss let loose a bout of steam, the territory surging with rage. The previously dormant setting was transformed into an active site of destruction; lava oozed from the pores of the wasteland, fire spanning across the plain. The entire territory was nothing but a time bomb ready to tick.
It took but a moment for the dragon to concede, the land slowly returning to its quite state of being.
Aleia awaited patiently as Izett coiled her body tighter. She took a shuffled step foward, avoiding on of the dragons spines. It moved dangerously close to the pale flesh on her thigh. She wasn't very worried about the current situation; It was going well so far right?
Then Izetts voice sliced the silence like a knife. Aleia cocked her head slightly as the dragon tasted 'cool' on her tounge. Did she not understand? That question was promptly answered as a shadow cascaded over the red-head. She sighed briefly and dropped her tired hand down to her side. Maybe it was wrong, but as Izetts mussel came with in inches, Aleia had the overbearing urge to touch the scaly flesh. That urge was too shot down as the serpent shaped dragons body enveloped in flames.
If it wasn't hot before it was now. Aleia widened her stance and crouched slightly as the ground began to shake as Izett spoke. Her face remained unchanging as the ordeal developed. The dry ground cracked, globs of molten lava ozzing out. Aleia fanned herself rapidly, the heat getting the better of her. She looked slightly annoyed now, perhaps upset at Izett's tantrum.
As soon as it's started, it was over. Though the heat subsided only slightly, it was enough to bring some relief. The sun burned her eyes once more but Aleia settled for squinting; her hand hurt anyway. The girl regained her previous composer and made eye contact with Izett.
"I can see that," She spoke calmly, becoming more aware of the coiling spines. "Whats going on here?" Aleia waved her arms around her to address Izetts body. A small smirk crept across her face, a mixture of mischief and situation irony. "You don't consider me a threat do you?"
"What's going on here? You don't consider me a threat do you?"
A bark of laughter erupted from the elemental's mouth, stray sparks spewing from her gullet. A threat! What, that puny creature? The dragon had faced an array of potential threats in her lifetime, but none grande enough to end her reign. Humans were merely playthings! Toothpicks!
"Not at all, you fool! I do not concern mysself with petty humanss who have losst their way."
She bowed her head slightly, saying, "Unless I wissh to redecorate my graveyard."
Despite her defiant attitude, Aleia did have the common sense to flich when sparks flew her way as Izett laughed. The red head could almost see the thoughts running through the dragons menicing eyes. Finally she revived her answer and gave the elemental a half smile and crossed her arms.
"Then we shouldn't have a problem." Aleia shuffled he feet a bit to stay under Izetts shadow. The next line from the dragon sent some chills down the girls spine, but she played it off nicely. "Good thinking! This place could use redecorating. It's a wasteland... Literally."
Last Edit: May 4, 2014 22:47:21 GMT by Deleted
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