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!
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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 Drassil Basin, Siru had called it. It was a very, very, very big place, especially for the miniscule Water creation. She loved all of the activity and the water. All in all, the Earth territory wasn't so bad a place to be. She wondered what it would be like to ride the waterfalls all the way down to the bay but unless a flying dragon could get her up there, she could not act on it.
Siru had said that he was going to introduce her to his friends. Trusting Siru, she liked the idea and waited patiently for the Earth creation to arrive. Having met a few dragons now and one Rider, Acacia knew that she may or may not like Siru's friends. Either way, she wanted to please her friend and would do her best to show him that his friends were her friends, too. As she waited, she had so much to look at!
Acacia was right at the edge of the bay, the water tempting her for a swim. However, she contented herself with dipping her tail into the water and allowing it to float there while she stayed under the shade of a large fern. There was only one thing that made Acacia uneasy: meeting strange dragons without Siru beside her. There was a HUGE tree in the middle of the bay and there were plenty of dragons flying, lounging and some even trying to fish-which Acacia found extremely amusing-at this tree. It was why she had decided not to enter the water and remain in hiding until Siru came to find her.
bic: I was worried. I'm so glad to see you! Keed said you'd be fine, Keed said that, but I wasn't sure. He'll be fine, he's smart, she said; or something like that. Anyway, you're here, that's great! We have so much to catch up on.
Siru resisted the urge to sigh as he wove through the trees fringing the Drassil. The yellow dragon was not usually quite this talkative but, today, even Keed's snappish retorts didn't keep him quiet for long. Isador was trotting through the forest just ahead of the bright-winged dragon, pausing every now and again to allow his companions to catch up, flailing tail clearing large expanses of foliage in his wake. Siru looked up at Keed, seeing his own exasperation reflected in her every move, and smiled slightly to himself. Isa was perhaps her closest friend, but she too was evidently tired of his behaviour for the day.
"Yes Isador, her name is Acacia," he said, in response to the Light Creation's latest rambling remarks. "She's very small, likely the smallest dragon you've ever seen, but you shouldn't make a big deal of it, okay?"
"I know you, and you're little, and I don't make a big deal of that!" said Isador cheerfully. "It'll be fiiiinne."
Keed shook her head in exasperation.
"Isa, I don't know what's got into you today. Did you eat something poisonous?"
Isador huffed softly.
"No, I'm not that stupid," he scoffed. "No, I'm just really glad to see my friends! Alive and everything. And making new friends is nice."
The bay came into sight up ahead. Siru motioned for his friends to wait a moment, before he stepped out into the open, gaze searching out the fern under which he'd left the tiny Water Creation. Perhaps she was swimming? He couldn't see from this angle but, as Siru inched closer, he craned his neck forward and began to speak.
"Acacia?" he called. "I've brought some friends for you to meet. They might appear a little intimidating but, I assure you, I would trust these two with my life."
He recalled that Acacia could be somewhat nervous around larger dragons, and hoped to alleviate her fears before she caught sight of his two imposing companions. Siru had no intention of spending that afternoon absorbed in tiny dramas.
ooc: For reference (because too lazy to add it to their bios just yet); Isa is 8'3" and Keed is 8'0". =P
She was definitely nervous when she met Siru and Eronde, so he can infer from that even if they've never run into other large dragons together.
BIC: "Siru! I'm so glad to see you. I kept wondering when you would be coming and hoping that no other dragons would find me before then! Now here you are and I'm safe!" Acacia said, running to meet him and stepping eagerly onto one of his front paws.
The little Water creation had nothing to fear now. Her confidence in the Earth creation was unshakeable. Recalling that he had gone to fetch his friends, she began to look around for other dragons. Then, she saw them. They were much bigger than Siru and that meant they were much much bigger than she was.
For a moment, there was worry in Acacia's eyes. Then, she looked up at Siru and seemed to steady herself. She sat up straight but her tail was stretched out and, if it weren't for her sitting on Siru, she would probably have run and hid. She had never met two strange dragons at the same time. Even Siru's presence couldn't completely ease that.
The Earth creation could most likely feel her slight tremble as she met the gazes of the others. "Hello, my name is Acacia. Siru says that you are his friends. I'm his friend. So that means we're friends." Acacia looked up at Siru. "Right, Siru?"
OOC: Yes, she is very little.
Also, Siru, you did eat something poisonous. Shazirka knows. If asked, he will definitely share the tale.
If Isa doesn't calm down, I don't know if Siru Acacia could handle Isa and Shazirka at the same time.
Siru looked down at the small dragon perched on his fore paw. She was trembling somewhat but, nonetheless, called out to the others. Bravery, he supposed. She certainly wasn't shy, when it came to it. The Earth dragon had his back to them and thus was unable to see, but he hoped that Isador wasn't about to say something foolish.
"That's right, Acacia," Siru said, with a little smile to emphasise his words. "We're all friends here. Right Keed?"
He called to her over his shoulder, well aware that Keedonna would probably make a better first impression than her oddly boisterous companion. To nobody's undue surprise, however, Isador cut in first.
"Wow," he said, sounding practically lost for words. "You're...you're tiny! Tiny dragon. Hello!"
"Isa!" snapped Keed, sounding respectably shocked, though Siru suspected she she was 'putting on' the tone more than anything. "I apologise for my friend, he's...a fool. He will be more respectful in the future."
Siru could practically hear Keed glaring at the Light Creation, and resisted the urge to laugh. It was good to be home. Even if home was currently a little...different, and there was a peculiar sense of danger in the air, even; he wouldn't be anywhere else. He shuffled slightly, trying not to jostle Acacia too much, so that they were side on to the other two. Isador was hanging back, looking a little sheepish; and Keed was in the process of inclining the entire front portion of her body into one of her characteristically strange bows.
"I'm Keedonna, and it's my pleasure to meet you," she said, indicating the Water dragon.
Acacia blinked at Isa and then laughed her bubbly laugh. "You sound just like Shazirka!...Though, you don't really look like him and he's a bit bigger than you and he's rather...bouncy."
The Water creation looked a little puzzled at Keed's strange gesture, having never seen anything like it. What was she doing, anyway? Before Acacia could ask, the dragoness introduced herself. Yes, these two dragons were very nice. She was glad to now have friends in common with Siru.
"Are you both Earth creations? I'm a Water creation," Acacia said, relaxing enough to draw her long tail in close to her body.
Isador laughed. He seemed a little nervous, Siru felt, though he supposed that appearance could just be a natural result of him finally calming down. Or, far more likely, it was a reaction to being compared to Shazirka: by far one of the most regrettably useful dragons the Earth Creation had come to know.
"Shazirka? You know him too?" Isador exclaimed. "He's my friend! Unless you mean a different Shazirka..."
"Surely there's only one Shazirka," Keed interjected.
Isador glanced at her only briefly, before turning back to Acacia.
"A Water Creation? I thought you might be Earth! Water is nice though- I like swimming myself, just not too often. Err anyway, no, I'm not an Earth Creation. I'm a Light dragon, and my name is Isador, and it's nice to meet you."
Siru looked down at Acacia, still perched on his paw, and wondered what she was thinking. Not that it really mattered...in any case, he should probably say something himself.
"Isador and Keed may not be from these lands originally, but they live here a lot," he said. "They bring certain...non-local perspectives to our conversations, which are always useful to observe."
*** ooc: I would just like to make it clear that Isa is not normally this close in personality to Shazirka. He's just a bit hyped up. =P
BIC: "Me? Earth? Oh no! I'm not an Earth creation! So, you're not Earth creations, either." Acacia wondered if she would meet creations of all the Elements someday.
With Siru, that seemed more likely. The little Water creation listened to Siru speak. What he said confused her a little. She thought she knew what non-local meant (that Isador and Keed were not Earth creations) but how could someone observe a conversation if they were also part of that conversation? She decided it would be best not to ask.
Acacia had come to the understanding that too many questions were not good. Perhaps Siru had simply meant that she should observe them? She rose to her feet and stepped off of Siru. Since Isador and Keed had shown that they weren't dangerous and taking comfort from the fact that Siru was still close by, Acacia moved towards the two new dragons. Isa was closer and she stopped just at his claw-tips, not comfortable touching him just yet.
"I guess you like it here in the Earth territory. Do you like it because Siru is here or do you like it because it reminds you of the Light territory? I've never been there. Is it nice, where you come from, Isa?" Acacia asked, looking up at the yellow dragon.
OOC: Oh, I understand. Its just the first impression he's making on Acacia.
Siru watched with veiled surprise as Acacia clambered off his paw and made her way towards the others. She halted, close enough to Isador for him to send her flying with a single twitch of his claw. Acacia must surely know that: the little Creation was getting brave. Or, she trusted Siru's judgement. The Earth dragon took pride in that thought.
Isa looked thoughtful for a moment, then nodded his head sharply.
"I think it's nice here, and that probably is because it's a bit like home. And I have friends here too, that helps. Siru isn't my only friend here, but he was one of the first. Home is nice, too...a bit like this, no trees nearly this big though," here, he nodded in the direction of Terra.
"And there are mountains. Lots of mountains. I do think...I think it's not as nice here though, since the quake. Lots of dragons got hurt, and many left for other lands. But I think it will get better."
Siru couldn't help but admire Isador's optimism. He didn't share in it, of course- a part of him wasn't certain things would ever get better, at least not in their lifetime. He glanced over at Keed, to find her looking back at him, likely sharing the Earth dragon's opinions. But they kept that to themselves for now, instead observing Acacia and Isador to see what happened next.
Acacia nodded her head thoughtfully, a gesture she had picked up rather recently, from Jester, the Life Rider. She looked briefly at Keed, wondering if the dragoness would add anything but perhaps she was waiting to be asked? Deciding that she felt more comfortable talking to one dragon at a time, the little Water creation turned her attention back to Isador. She looked pleased for a moment, before slowly drawing her long tail close to her and allowing it's very tip to flick lightly against one of Isa's claws.
"You're right, Isa. Having friends really does help. The Water territory is nothing like any of the others I've been to. Certainly not like here. I didn't see much before the Quake," here Acacia trembled slightly at the memory, "but I don't understand why dragons would leave. Didn't the Quake effect every land?" Acacia took a short pause, as if debating whether to say something more. Then, "What are mountains? I've seen lots of things but I've not seen any of those."
"Mountains?!" Isador exclaimed. "You don't..? Err, sorry. They're like..." "Big hills," Keed interjected, sighing. "Yeah!" Isador turned back to Acacia with a wide grin. "Big hills. I know some are, they're like covered in snow and rock and stuff. But the mountains back home, they're covered in grass and trees- they're only really a pain when you're trying to fly past 'em, otherwise I think they're really nice."
Siru wondered, unable to keep a (very brief) frown from his features, how Acacia had managed to never encounter a mountain before. Surely in all her time swimming around the island...she probably just hadn't realised what they were. Just called them 'hills' perhaps, or had no name for them.
"I'll recognize mountains when I see them now," Acacia said.
Unused to staying still for so long, especially on land, Acacia moved past Isador and walked over to Keed. She got as close to the dragoness as she had to Isador. Keed was a little smaller than Isador but that slight size difference didn't do much for Acacia. She wondered, sometimes, why she had been created so small. She didn't believe that any other dragon was her size.
It made the miniscule Water creation feel different, unable to relate to other dragons. They didn't know what it was like to be afraid of everyone. Other dragons didn't have to live like she did. Acacia didn't realize she was lost in thought but deciding that she didn't like her own thoughts, she pulled back and quickly glanced at Siru, reassuring herself that her friend was still there. She smiled at Siru and then looked back up to Keed.
"Have you known Siru and Isador very long, Keed? I've known Siru for a little while now. My life was very different before I met him," Acacia said.
Isador bounced back to Siru's side as Acacia left, and the smaller dragon raised his gaze to meet the incoming Light Creation.
Isador bent his neck downward, and lowered his voice conspiratorially. "Are all Water Creations this little?" he asked. "It seems odd, considering Olorzxx is..." He trailed off. Siru shook his head. "No, Isador. They're not. Acacia, so far as I can tell, is an exceptionally unique individual."
Meanwhile, Keed chuckled softly in acknowledgement of Acacia's words. "Depends on what you mean, Acacia. I'm a lot older than either of them. But I've known Siru most of his life, we met through a mutual friend. Then, I met Isador through Siru in turn. What about you? How did you meet our esteemed comrade?"
She cast a smirk in Siru's direction as she made this remark, which he politely ignored. He had to be careful not to engage Keed too much, after all. Her teasing sense of humour could be nigh on unbearable at times.
Esteemed comrade? What was that? Acacia hoped that it meant good friend but perhaps it meant something else. Deciding that Keed would, like Siru, correct her if she was wrong, Acacia thought back to when she first met Siru. It seemed so long ago but it hadn't been, not really.
"I met Siru when I decided to follow the water into new territory. I was trying to get away from someone trying to eat me, which is," here Acacia shook her head, "No, was, the usual for me. I was scared of him but his wings were pretty and when he made no move to eat me, I didn't know what to think. No one had done that before. Siru was the first nice dragon I had ever met. He's the only dragon that I trust. Though, if we all are now friends," Acacia glanced at Isador as she spoke, "then I can trust you, too." The little Water creation tentatively reached out a foot to touch Keed's claw and smiled at her.
Siru twitched his wings proudly. They were rather magnificent, if he did say so himself. Shimmering in all the colours of the rainbow, matching his equally fetching eyes...it was rather intriguing that she should mention them as a reason for trusting him. For, if Siru correctly recalled-
"Yeah!" Isador chimed in, right on cue. "I knew that, too. A dragon with wings like that couldn't be bad news. Plus he's really small. I mean, not like you, but...I don't know if Siru could hurt me even if he tried."
Would you like to bet on that, Isador?
Keed rolled her eyes at Isa, before returning her attention to Acacia. The larger dragon made no effort to remove her paw, instead smiling softly down at the tiny dragoness.
"Of course, Acacia. Nobody here would want to hurt you. I can't even imagine why somebody would eat another dragon!"
Her eyes, however, showed that this was not the whole truth. A certain sadness, beyond the smile. Isador, oblivious to this, hurried to join them from his position near to Siru.
"That's right!" he exclaimed, happily. "It's always good to make new friends, and you can definitely trust us. I don't eat dragons either. Just animals mostly. Sometimes plants. I don't like mushrooms though."
ooc: Don't worry, Keed has never eaten another dragon herself. That's not what I'm getting at here. xD
BIC: Acacia laughed her bubbly laugh and flicked her tail in Isa's direction. It was her first time ever initiating in play and it was all thanks to-
"HEY YOU GUYS! I didn't know you were here! I was with Acacia and Siru but then I got bored and found something so much FUN to do and then I decided that I wanted to fly down the waterfall and it was AWESOME! You should really try it. Isador, did you say you hate mushrooms? Me too! Did you know that they're poisonous? Some dragons don't," here Shazirka cast a swift glance in Siru's direction. "Plants are so yucky and I can't believe Acacia actually eats fish."
Shazirka made a face and shivered. While he spoke, he had been bouncing around to each dragon in turn. He was very agile on his feet and Acacia didn't even have to worry that he would step on her. He finally stopped and had a big grin on his face, as if he had said or done something extremely funny and was waiting for everyone else to catch up with the joke. Even while his body was still, his tail was not as it continually flicked.
Acacia sighed, already tired of Shazirka. However, she had learned that the orange and black striped dragon had great respect for Siru and she hoped that her dear friend would get the bouncy furball under control. Though, going down a waterfall did sound like fun...If Siru wasn't interested, she didn't want to leave with Shazirka, of all dragons. The miniscule Water creation turned her attention to Isador and Keed, gauging their reactions to the energetic Earth creation.
OOC: In case you didn't catch that, Acacia learned how to play from Shazirka. He is good for something! Also, feel free to take control of him if you'd like in your replies. For your reference, Shazirka is ten feet tall.
Kaguya: Hope you all are well just stopped by to reminisce about the old times
Jun 7, 2021 16:51:53 GMT
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