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 had taken longer than Imp expected to reach the Dark territory. Not only was the Death territory changed by the earthquake but, when they had reached the border between Death and Darkness, the Dark territory was gone! The Death creation had been completely shocked by this information and he could only stand at the edge of the Death territory and look at the ocean now lapping so close by. He and Raven had come across the opening of a cave and Imp was thoughtful. Not all of the Dark creations could have died and he figured that they had to be in the cave.
So...with Raven beside him, Imp entered the darkness.
the dark territory wasn't very far from death, but the recent disaster had changed the landscape considerably, which caused the trek there to take longer than expected. although, the hatching that followed behind the tiny dragon had no concept about the differences in the land. to her, this was all new. she had no idea what her father's territory had looked like before the earthquake. never would she know of the beauty that once was, for now the land had been swallowed by the sea. raven did not notice imp's shock at the absences of land, she was far too enthralled by the sparkling sea. her wide, pupiless eyes looked out at the vast expanse of water, awestruck by it's beauty.
the young dragon was quite speechless, not sure of what magical place they had stumbled into. her escort had not said much on the journey and she was too distracted by all the new scenery to ask any questions. just as the elemental daughter was about to comment on the crashing waves, she saw that her company was heading toward the cave. raven quickly hobbled after him, her awkward way of standing on two feet making it difficult for walking.
Imp's bulbous red eyes took in the darkness of the caves. He sensed other dragons and other life down the tunnels. He had no idea the place had a name. For the most part, it had been a quiet, if eventful, journey. He had taken the time to cast a look at the hatchling every now and again.
It wouldn't do to tire Raven out before they reached her father.
"Listen, Raven, if you need a break or something, let me know," Imp said.
More silence as they continued on a ways. That's when the tunnels forked into three separate ones. The Death creation paused. Thus far, Raven hadn't caused any trouble but she was still rather young. In his experience, the younger the dragon, the more trouble they were.
"Follow me, don't lead. You could easily get lost down here," Imp said, finishing the thought with, we could easily get lost down here.
the elemental daughter tried her best to see what this mysterious cave had hidden within, although her night vision wasn't really all that keen nor was her shadow manipulation able to ride the area of darkness. oh, but how much fun the hatchling would be able to have with all these shadows. she could play with them until the night descended and the sun rose again. the dragon could scare some many others when first entering the cave. it would be such fun considering raven had only had the chance to spook the black birds of the death territory, but she would have to save that for another time.
the hatchling waddled behind the tiny dragon, still on two paws. the 'bird walk' was quite difficult for the young dragoness to sustain for long periods of time, but it was her preferred way of travel nonetheless. "nooo, i'm fine." she lied, not wanting to stop the adventure. oh no, this elemental wanted to see all that there was to see. taking a break didn't sound exciting at all. she would rest later, when her eyes were tired of searching through the darkness.
raven's head perked up at her companion's voice. "ookay!" she chirped, not at all distraught about having to follow rather than lead. the hatching had no idea where she was or where to go, the last thing she was worried about was running off on her own. she was just happy that imp had brought her along. this was a real treat to her and she didn't want to mess up the chance of another adventure in the future, over bad behavior.
"which way to go?" the elemental questioned with a tilt of her head as she stepped up beside her escort, her little wings flapped in anticipation.
Imp couldn't believe how ridiculously pleased he was when he recognized the light of adventure and curiosity that Raven showed. He wasn't sure if she would always be that way or it was just because she was a naive hatchling...Or not so naive after all, Imp thought with amusement as he caught the Lesser Elemental in her first lie. He stayed still for a moment to look at Raven before smiling at her. Then, he laughed his low, chuckling laugh, not unlike the croaking of a raven.
"Hatchling, if you are to remain with me for any length of time and I don't know when we'll find your father, then I suggest you don't lie to me. I'll always find you out," Imp said.
The Death creation was hardly mad and he had kept his tone as light and easy as he could make it with its naturally low and raspy quality. He couldn't believe how quickly he had become endeared to the little hatchling. He had few friends (just one that he kept consistently) but he believed he would have quite a lot of fun with Raven, as long as she didn't grow up too quickly. He even found her bird-like voice and the way she spoke enchanting. Eien help him!
"Let's go this way," Imp said, heading for the tunnel on the left, moving at a sedate pace and trying to dislodge such kind thoughts from his head; it really didn't suit.
raven's ears perked up at the odd, yet familiar sound that the tiny creation beside her made. it reminded her of the blackbirds that lived by her home, they must be wondering where the feathered dragoness was. not a day went by without her talking to them. they must be soooo bored. she thought while trying to figure out what the blackbirds did when she was not around. however, the young dragon did not have long to think about such things for her train of thought was interrupted by the sound of her escort's voice.
once his words were heard, the hatchling's long, slender neck scrunched down into her shoulders, feathers jutted out everywhere. embarrassment plagued her entire being as she was caught in her lie. "i'm sooorry, imp." she voiced in a slightly panicked tone -with a short squawk at the end- like a child who just got caught doing something they weren't suppose to do. her neck slowly stretched out to it's previous state, only this time it hung low. "i just wanted too exploore." raven cooed, her previous worry erased at the sign that the death creation wasn't upset by her fib, but a slight sting of the ego remained. the dragoness did not want to rattle the nerves of the first dragon that she met, besides her mother. it was her goal to be as best behaved as possible while with imp. she did not want to be seen as a bother and have him fly away after all.
after imp's words, pale orbs looked over at the tunnel to the left of them and eyed it curiously. for a few seconds she did not realize that her escort had already begin his journey into the hole. "ooh! wait foor me!" she called out in that low, eerie voice of hers. quickly she waddled after the creation, whip-like tail swaying behind her.
Imp hadn't noticed that Raven had suddenly stopped paying attention. What did he know of hatchlings and their short attention spans?
"Your apology is accepted, Raven. Exploring is very fun. Don't you recall me telling you so? This is what I do with my life for the most part," Imp said conversationally.
This Lesser Elemental, unlike the other that the Death creation knew, was rather quite charming. Was that her power, he wondered or was that just the way of babies? He honestly didn't know. He also wondered if he could relate easier to this part Death dragon because he shared her Element or because she was so innocent that she really didn't know better. Again, another question he couldn't answer but that was fine with him.
raven trailed behind the tiny creation, body waddling as she did so. she was happy to hear that her new found friend was not upset in the least by her. the hatchling marched on with a crooked smile on her haunting face. "explooring is such fun!" she chirped in a hushed tone.
as they progressed further down the tunnel, the young dragon begin to feel the weight of the cave walls. she hadn't realized how close they were becoming. the daughter of death and darkness was used to the outside world. where she could look up and see a vast sky, not that of rock and dirt. where she saw what lingered ahead of her, instead of darkness swallowing her sight. even though half of the dragoness' dna was that of the dark element, she did not have the ability to see through it, so the pitch black left her feeling defenseless. she could not see much of anything that laid in wait ahead. what would happen if there was some great beast beyond their sight? laying in wait for some unsuspecting beings to cross it's path. the thought was a tad unsettling to one so young. normally, the hatchling's mother would accompany her to new territories, but this time she only had a small creature to defend her if anything should go astray. what would she do if such a situation arose? raven was far to young to defend herself against anything bigger than she. an awkward caw came from her bladed jaws.
the thoughts were unpleasant and the hatchling ruffled her head feathers in an attempt to redirect her mind. "immp, what places have you exploored?" she cooed in an attempt to distract her wandering mind.
Imp noted the hatchling's hushed tone. He cast a curious glance at her, pondering for the first time if she were afraid and intimidated. She did not have her parents with her and he was hardly a reassuring presence. There was really nothing he could do about her fear, other than keep up his own confidence. Thus far, there had been nothing to be afraid of and Imp felt completely at ease in his new surroundings; granted he was used to such things.
"Oh, all sorts of places. I frequent most the Fire and Death territories, one because I have a friend there and the other because it is the land of my Element. However, I have been to all of the lands except for that of Life, Ice, Water and Time. To get to the Life territory, one must cross formidable mountains and unless you know the way, it is much too dangerous. The other territories I mentioned are past the Life territory and thus, unreachable by me, especially since I can't fly," Imp explained, twitching his limp wings.
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