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!
Siru, polite as ever, deliberately ignored Shazirka's statement about the mushrooms. It would take too much time to explain it all right now...besides, now Isador was turning towards Shazirka with an almost equally ridiculous grin on his features, and it was all Siru could do not to sigh aloud.
"You should take us to the waterfall, Zirka! I could do with a little more fun right now. Err...Keedonna, would you...?"
"No," said the elder dragon, flatly.
Shazirka, as though some mystical force drew him to whoever least wanted him around, bounded over to Keed.
"You can do that later! I haven't seen you two in...FOREVER! Keed, did you ever work out why that dragon in the water was...?"
And he just doesn't stop. Siru would have dearly liked to tune out altogether, but instead he merely interrupted to draw the larger dragon's attention.
"Shazirka," he began, raising his voice a little so that he could actually be heard. "Why don't you tell us a little about your travels? We were just talking about the different lands."
ooc: Isa has a nickname for Shazirka. I figured he wouldn't mind. Please let me know if I'm mistaken. =P).
BIC: Acacia was a little disappointed that Shazirka had moved on from talking about the waterfall. He talked so quickly and about so many things that it was difficult to keep up with him. She didn't realize that others simply either tuned him out completely or used selective listening. It made her head spin a little and she moved around the larger dragons, heading back to Siru. She sat on one of his forepaws just as he addressed Shazirka.
"Oh, sure! What do you want to hear about first? How far should I go back? I met the Life Ambassador once and he was really funny. His name was only one letter! Then he went back to the Life territory and that was kind of fun but it was a little plain," Shazirka said with a chuckle, as if recalling a joke of some sort.
The furry dragon flicked his tail and wriggled as if uncomfortable, unable to keep still for long. He had sat for only a moment before rising to his feet again.
"Have you guys heard about what happened in the Dark territory? It's called Dragonsdive or Dragonsheep something like that. That's all dragons seem to be talking about nowadays."
Shazirka actually paused, looking from one dragon to another to gauge their reactions to his news.
OOC: Yeah, that's fine. Shazirka really goes with the flow...until he gets bored of the flow, that is.
Siru smiled as Acacia approached to sit atop his paw, then his eyes narrowed momentarily as Shazirka mentioned 'Dragonsdeep'.
He glanced at Isador, who had gone quiet; and then at Keedonna, who seemed at most unimpressed. Neither seemed inclined to say much at all, and so Siru turned back to Shazirka and spoke:
"I think everyone's heard of Dragonsdeep by now," he said, trying to keep his tone light. "Are you planning on going there, Shazirka?"
As long as they didn't get onto the topic of how it had been uncovered, and what he consequently thought of his Creator, Siru saw no harm in this discussion. And Shazirka was nowhere near as...perceptive, as that Rider they'd met. He'd probably be more interested in discussing theories and exaggerated tales than anything like that.
"I haven't been there myself, but I've heard of it from others," Keed interjected, deciding to speak up after all.
Shazirka was disappointed for only a moment before seeming to shrug this off. "Go there?!"
The orange and black striped creation moved quickly to stand in front of Siru, eyes wide, ears up, tail stretched out and slightly curved up. Clearly, he was ready for anything. He stayed this way for only a moment before turning his head to look over his shoulder at Keed.
"No place could be as awesome as the Jungle of Crouching Dragons. I've heard that it's all just a bunch of caves, filled with glowy plants and monsters!" Here Shazirka lowered his voice to a more conspiratorial tone which made him sound raspy and almost mature.
At the mention of glowy plants, Acacia suddenly looked up at Shazirka with a curious expression on her face. "I've seen a Water creation that glows. Her name is Glowstick." The miniscule Water creation then shuddered, as if recalling something horrendous. "I don't know why any dragon would choose to go to a place that has monsters. Monsters kill dragons."
Glowstick? Surely...what, does she look like a stick?
Mentally shaking the thought from his head, Siru tilted it to the side and swept his nose towards the left and up- an unusual and somewhat archaic motion, both a sign of acknowledgement and of reflection, which he'd picked up off an older Creation some time ago.
"Indeed," he said, resuming his usual posture. "I don't wish for any of us to be harmed, myself. Perhaps it will be for the best to steer clear of that place. To glean tales of interest from passing fools, and such."
Isador rather clumsily mimicked Siru's gesture. He had calmed down since the start of their conversation, Siru noted, and there was now perhaps even a trace of melancholy about his behaviour...though not enough, it seemed, to prevent him from making the following rather brainless proposition.
"Still, Shazirka, we're brave! We can help make the tunnels safe. Don't worry Siru, I can get rid of the monsters. I-"
"Isa," Keed snapped, cutting him off rather sharply. "Think about what you're saying. Those tunnels are huge. In all likelihood- if there are indeed monsters, as the stories say- there could be as many as there are dragons in this territory, or even the whole island."
"Oh, Isa, have you ever faced monsters before? Why would you do something like that?" Acacia asked, eyes wide.
The little Water creation crouched, shaking where she was on Siru's paw. This conversation was getting far too scary for her liking. She flicked her long tail in front of her, almost like a flimsy barrier between herself and the images of scary things that she could easily conjure in her mind's eye. For such a small, naïve dragon, she had rather an active imagination, not helped by the things she learned as her world expanded thanks to Siru. Why had Shazirka started this conversation?
The Earth creation in question frowned, not liking the turn of the conversation himself. Then, he snorted and smiled broadly.
"Get serious, you guys! Ysera wouldn't let a lot of monsters live in Dragonsdeep. She knew about that place long before anyone else. There's nothing our Elemental can't handle, right, Siru?"
Shazirka turned to look at Siru, one ear straight up and one flared out slightly to the side so that he looked lopsided and completely ridiculous.
Siru looked down at Acacia, scared and trembling atop his forepaw. From this angle, he would be unable to catch her eye or try to reassure her with a smile, and so instead he spoke as softly as he was able, with a faint note of humour:
"It's perfectly fine, Acacia. Isador here can take care of himself, he's not quite so brainless as he now appears."
He looked up to see that Keed was glaring at Isador, her wings half flared, clearly frustrated. She was speaking too quietly for Siru to hear but, nonetheless, from Isador's body language it seemed that she was not exactly being encouraging. Siru could tell that the rest of the conversation was going to become less than perfectly friendly if somebody didn't do something soon, and it would hardly do to leave Acacia with such a poor impression of his friends. So when Shazirka spoke up, he considered his response carefully, turning things over and over in his mind for many moments. There wasn't only the issue of monsters to consider here, there was Ysera as well. What should he say? She wasn't the most popular of Elementals at present, it wouldn't do to seem too fond of her- even Isador had seemed twitchy when he mentioned her earlier that day.
"Of course," he said, at length. "Nonetheless, the stories must have some basis in fact. It would do well for us to avoid those tunnels. But, perhaps, we should turn to less startling topics. You say that you've met the Life Ambassador? That must have been quite the experience."
At her friend's reassurance, Acacia managed to relax and stop herself from trembling. She sat up slowly and studied the other dragons around her. The conversation's flow was starting to change. The little Water creation's terror from only a moment before ebbed. Life...
At the mention of this Element, Acacia thought fondly of the Life Rider that she and Siru had met. She had never met a Rider or a human before. They weren't dangerous and Jester had certainly been friendly.
"Yes, that dragon was so funny. He was as helpless as a hatchling in the jungle. He wouldn't have made it out at all without my help," Shazirka boasted, long tail curling with pleasure and his chest puffing out slightly.
It would be quite ridiculous, Siru knew, for an Elemental to appoint an Ambassador who was helpless. Still, he humoured the Earth dragon with a polite smile. And perhaps there was some truth to his words- Siru himself was no fool but, in spite of this, he was likely only alive now because of Shazirka.
"It's fortunate for him that you were there, then," Siru said. "The Jungle of Crouching dragons is where you found him, I presume? It's not a hospitable place, to be sure, even for the most resilient of foreigners."
"I got lost there, once," Isador interjected, with a solemn nod. He had broken away from Keed, who looked somewhat relieved at his now calmer demeanour, and moved closer to Siru and Shazirka. "I wouldn't have made it out alive if not for my friends."
"What other jungles are there? The jungle is the place to be for me...If you're not me, then you wish you were," Shazirka said with a chuckle.
"I liked it there but it's nothing like the ocean," Acacia said, sounding wistful as she mentioned the place where she had been created and once lived.
It had been some time now since the little Water creation had seen the ocean and she missed the salty tang in the air and the tug and flow of the ocean's currents. None of the dragons surrounding her now had most likely never been there or could survive there for long. She completely missed the fact that not one of them could live there like she could. She only admired each of them, mostly for their size but also for being so different from every other dragon she had ever met before. The other thought that never crossed her mind was that she had survived the ocean without friends.
Acacia never realized how strong and capable she really was and that size had nothing to do with the strengths of her friends.
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