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!
Swirrmos is not the type that is typically seen around too many others since most of his time is spent in the depths. The greatest thing that people notice about him at first is his size so many are rather scared of him. His hunger is always well known as he always needs to be eating more and more to fuel his huge form. He is not rather picky about what he finds in the oceans to devour. This means that many human vessels, large aquatic animals, and even sometimes Creations can get caught up in the feeding frenzy. He is not malicious about hunting these things down, but it happens that sometimes his hunger can get the best of him. When this happens, which is typically right after he wakes up, his Creations and Riders learn quickly to stay far away from him.
When he is actually satisfied he is a rather calm and collected. There is very little that really seems to get to him since there is actually little that can effect him or his simple Ocean domain. It gives him an air of confidence and uncaring about much of the rest of the island. The calls of the other Elementals are largely the only thing that keeps him from just staying underwater. Even his Creations largely tend to keep themselves away from him, unless they are large enough to not be mistaken as food.
Swirrmos is an enormous leviathan of the ocean. From head to tail tip this huge beast can stretch out to over 100 meters long and stands at about 20 meters just at the shoulder, making him as large as most sporting stadiums. This is without him really having long legs to stand upon like many dragons, his arms and legs being formed by long clawed flippers. Every inch of his long body is covered in scales that are as hard as diamonds and shimmer from the constant wetness that always seems to cling to him. Each scale locking together to form a hide that makes him rather slow when he is out on land.
Every ridge along his back forms up to huge curved spikes. They trail all the way along his spine and down his powerful tail all the way to the end. His tail is wide and powerful, nearly making up half of his overall length. His flippers are unlike many other dragon's limbs. More akin to a turtle's limbs as they are boney flippers each one ending in long claws that can rend his prey and are each larger than a human.
His most obvious weapons are typically the ones that are also used the most. His long flippers each ending in claws that are larger than most humans and able to cut through solid stone with ease. His large head filled with huge teeth made for crushing even the largest of prey. Huge spikes running down his backside that can harm anyone getting close or he might be falling onto. His long powerful tail is largely used to power him through the water, though it can be devastating if swept around to crush a foe or even to wrap around larger prey.
His less obvious weapons include his breath weapon. He can shoot out highly pressurized water that can be focused into a cutting beam or even molded into a sphere to crush and contain his prey. Another thing that will surprise many is his speed when in the water. Outside he is a lumbering giant, but in the water he can moved faster than nearly anything else in the oceans.
No one knows where and when he and the other Elementals came from, but he has always taken to guarding the boundaries of the island. Keeping those that might prove dangerous away or simply eating those that looked tempting enough to snack on.
His dwelling has always been down beneath the waves only coming to the surface when major events or the other Elementals attempt to summon him. Very little is seen or known about him and his daily activities. Many of the people outside of the island know stories about him, the Leviathan of the Oceans that keep pesky creatures away. Though more often than not these are intercepted because they are easy meals more than anything else.
Swirmos has many powers over water and the oceans at his command that are used for far more than combat. He has to work to control the waters even when he comes out onto land, otherwise there will be a great tidal surge that can sweep away large amounts of beech and cause destruction. If he requires it he can even create large bubbles under the ocean in order to give silly land creatures the ability to breathe though with rather limited movement or they endanger ruining their air source.
Compared to many Elementals he has fewer Riders than many over the years. Largely due to the fact that mortals are typically scared witless at the prospect of living underwater for large periods of time. Even those that he has cared enough to bless with the ability to breathe underwater have tended to not adapt well to the underwater life.
Therefore the only ones that typically are able to adapt are those who were originally seafarers that managed to get past his defenses in the first place or underwater creatures such as Merfolk. There are even times where he has claimed that human creatures were too noisy and tedious and has tried having a dolphin Rider. This did not work well, though it did teach him a valuable lesson about trying to understand aquatic creatures.
The foundations of his lair are largely big remnants of the lost city Atlantis as well as any large ship parts that he has claimed and brought back down with him. There is no order to what he keeps there, though the natural growths of underwater plants and coral make it a bright place to be. Schools of small fish can easily be seen, as they are too small for Swirrmos to get nearly any benefit from eating.
Rashan "Are you real? And are you fun?" Shydra "Vaseera shall have mercy on us all, even my worst enemies." Viamor "This world will freeze."
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