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!
The day was a lot more appreciated by Fenris than the night in the city, mainly because it's lit up naturally by the sun than by those street lights. Heading towards the outskirts of the city, he semi glared at the people by him. How can they be so damn comfortable here? He thought, frowning as the city noises get to him. Too many people and too many cars for him to like it here.
Ignoring the crowd and trying to block the sounds of the city, he entered the only place he actually likes: the park. A lot less people were there and while he could still hear cars and the like, the change in scenery was greatly appreciated by the country guy. He felt he could relax slightly and relax he did. He leaned against a near by tree, watching the people walk by.
As he relaxed, his eyes had an indifferent look in them. He had all the time in the world today, seeing as how he had the day off from work. It felt like a long time since he had this much time for himself. Of course, he was constantly busy on the farm but that was different. He was content working on the farm. Now, well...he wasn't. Holding back a sigh he looked up at the cloudy sky, watching them float past the city.
The city. How different it was from the Isle of Dragons, especially the Fire territory, Criss' home. He had been hatched there, his mother being Izett, the Fire Elemental. It had been the only place he knew for years, until a suggestion from a Death creation, his sometimes-friend Imp, drew him to the human world. It had been a shock, the first time he had come, a quarter of a century ago.
The Lesser Elemental had been seeking a Rider. Twenty-five years later and he had yet to find one. No human seemed right. He had made infrequent trips back, his loneliness urging him on. Now, he had his amber eyes on the dark one, as Criss referred to the young man that reminded the dragon of himself.
Cities were hated places. They were too crowded, with nasty polluted air. Humans were a curious but fearful bunch. It had taken time for Criss to learn how best to travel in their world. He did so mostly at night.
Now, the red and blue dragon was breaking his own rule. The park was full of trees and dirt and concrete paths for people and their pet dogs to traverse. He had found a place where best to see the dark one without showing himself to the other people in the park. The foliage hid him well enough except from the one that he chose to see him. All the young man had to do was bring his gaze back to earth and he would see the narrow pointed face of a dragon looking back at him.
@allice Hey, it works. I know what you mean, though. I've never had any of my characters in the human world so to make that adjustment took a little doing on my part.
The sky was calming and familiar, though it was ruined by the city's outline. Too used was he to the open, unhindered sky above more open space to truly appreciate this sight. Whoever said the sky is the same no matter where you go is getting kicked in the face. Fenris thought, irritated. With another sigh he returned his gaze to the park and froze slightly.
Eyes widened slightly, he was quite surprised to see a dragon staring at him. He kept staring at the dragon for a few minutes, observing the mythical creature. It was very large and seemed to have a perfect split between red and blue for coloring. Looking into the amber eyes of the dragon, Fenris was far more curious than afraid. After all, the dragon didn't attack him.
With his curiosity building he walked towards the dragon, keeping his eyes locked onto his. Well, he assumed it was a he. He definitely didn't want to check. He didn't want to end up scarred for life or killed! There was one question on his mind at the moment that he just couldn't help but ask.
"What's a dragon doin' in Montgomery?" He muttered with a questioning look.
It took a few moments for the young human to return Criss' gaze. He had waited too long and while his patience wasn't the best, he was willing to work with this potential. He kept his own amber eyes on the human and watched the slight show of surprise on his face. As he had observed over the last few days, he had noticed that this particular human wasn't overly expressive. He definitely liked that.
"What is a young man who doesn't care for the city any more than I do doing here?" Criss returned the human's question with one of his own.
The Lesser Elemental figured that this particular human wouldn't take to that. Best to know this potential's limits as soon as possible, especially before any commitment was made.
When the dragon spoke, he stopped walking and scowled. The talking was less of a surprise to Fenris because it was a dragon. Why shouldn't it be able to speak? But the question it asked was a very touchy one to ask the man. The answer wasn't something he'd be willing to express to just anyone, even if that one was a dragon.
"Don't exactly have ta answer that, do I?" Although spoken like a question, it was definitely a statement. He spoke harshly, glaring down the dragon.
"'Sides, you didn't answer my question." He continued, crossing his arms. He wondered why this creature even bothered to be here, talking with him. The dragon's question made him realize that he hated the city just like Fenris did but that didn't explain why he'd be here.
Ah, there it was. The fierce glower that Criss had seen before, directed at a policeman but still...This human would do nicely as his Rider, he felt sure. Not just anyone could survive in the Fire territory. You couldn't be weak to live there...
Confident now in his choice, Criss stepped forward slightly, in order to sit comfortably, long tail curled against one flank.
"No, you don't have to answer any of my questions. Just like I don't have to answer any of yours. However...I'm here in this wretched place because I've been searching for someone," Criss began, continuing to gauge the human's reaction.
There was no way that the Lesser Elemental would just blurt out everything about himself. In this respect, there was a trace, however slight, of his fearsome parents.
Fenris watched as the dragon moved to sit down, obviously not leaving anytime soon. It was a little surreal to be speaking to a dragon but he didn't care. He felt that their personalities were close to being the same from what he observed. He chuckled a little at the dragon's phrasing.
"Wretched would be one word for it, yeah." He agreed, relaxing his stance ever so slightly. "I doubt you'd find your person here, though."
He didn't know who he was searching for and yes he didn't count himself in the possibilities. Why would he? He saw no reason to. However, he was a little curious about him, mostly because he was a dragon. Why kind of person was he searching for in the first place? He thought.
Criss was pleased that, once one got past that tough outer core, the human was pleasant enough to speak with. The red and blue dragon cocked his head slightly as he looked at his companion. He did realize that they had yet to exchange names but Criss had done this purposefully. No need to share any more than absolutely necessary. This was too important to rush or mess up.
"What makes you think that? Why wouldn't I find the person I'm looking for here?...in this park, I believe you people call these places," Criss said, flicking his tail with clear disdain.
Fenris was very curious about this dragon, though he'd never show it. Of course since he's never seen a dragon before now that was bound to happen. But the reason why the dragn was here was very interesting. Who was he searching for? A human? Or maybe another dragon? What do dragons look for anyway? He'd wouldn't ask these questions of course. They weren't really that important.
"I don't mean just the park. I meant in all of Montgomery." He clarified to the dragon. "And I haven't exactly met anyone a dragon'll be interested in."
"Montgomery. Is this what you call this city? I don't pay attention to such details. I've come here because it is a place I've yet to look..."
Here, Criss paused, amber eyes studying the human with an unflinching gaze. Yes, this human would do for a Rider, he felt sure. There was still more to be found out but that would be the fun part, now. For the first time, he felt a flash of excitement run through him, causing his neck frill to flare up slightly and his blunt claws to flex in the ground for a moment before he regained his composure. The Lesser Elemental snorted, a glimmer of amusement in his eyes.
"How do you know what sort of human a dragon would be interested in? What do you know of dragons," Criss asked.
@allice Its fine. In conversations, its natural to have shorter posts.
"Yeah, that's what it's called." Fenris confirmed. The dragon's words seemed to confirm something to the man and he noded once. "You've searched for a while then." It was no question, merely a statement of observation. So that meant that the dragon was looking for someone even he didn't know or this person was elusive to him. Interesting indeed but why would a dragon spend so much time searching?
Fenris watched as the dragon moved slightly in a way that he could call excitement, perhaps. What got him so excited? He wondered briefly thn noted the look the dragon had in his eyes. Amusement. Towards him? Possibly. As he listened to the questions, he smirked slightly and shrugged his shoulders.
"I know nothin' about dragons." He responded easily. "And I don't know what kind of person a dragon would be interested in, only that they'd have ta be tough. And you won't find many of those 'round here, not in a city."
"Tough, yes. Toughness is agreeable to some dragons but not all. What about you, what is your name? Do you consider yourself to be tough," Criss asked.
The red and blue dragon had yet to supply his own name but he would in due time. As they spoke, he kept his senses alert to the rest of the park. He could hear other humans walking about and chattering on in their way, some with dogs. These were nuisances to be avoided. Thus far, none had come to disturb the human and Criss.
Fenris hummed slightly at the questions. "Yeah, I guess I am strong. Don't play the braggin' game though." He said, shrugging a bit. He knew he was tough, tougher than most for sure, but he never spoke of it. He let people figure it out. "And I don't give my name out to someone unless they do the same." He said a bit pointedly. "But fer now, I'm Fenris."
Luckily enough for him and the dragon people hardly frequent this park, especially at this time. It was both a pity and something he was grateful for. A pity because no one found the want or need to spend time in what little nature they have. He was grateful that it was quiet and he didn't have to share it with others, especially when he didn't feel particularly happy. "So what's yer name?"
"Fenris, my name is Criss. Do you wonder where I come from?" Criss asked, testing out the human's name.
Yes, a suitable name for a Rider. Now to explain fully to the human about why Criss was there and what role that he hoped Fenris would play. For the first time, he wondered what would happen if Fenris did not agree. The thought lasted all of a second before he quashed it. Of course he would comply.
"Criss, huh? Nice ta meet ya, I suppose." Fenris tilted his head ever so slightly. "Well, ya certainly don't live here. And I guess I'm a bit curious." He admitted, shrugging. He did wonder why a dragon would even exist in the first place. It was a curious thought and perhaps they have been around just as long if not longer than humans.
He didn't know why he was calm talking to a dragon. Maybe because he's not really all that normal, not like others who would most likely either freak out or attack Criss. Unlike them, Fenris liked tough creatures and he supposed dragons would definitely fit into that category. So, he waited for the now named dragon to tell him whatever it was he wanted to tell him.
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