The Fifth Element Lineage in Breeding Posted July 27, 2018 On 7/16/2018 at 4:07 AM, Lastalda said: My last suggestion for assigning DC mana to our elements was this: EARTH - Earth WATER - Water, Ice WIND - Air, Lightning FIRE - Fire, Light (if referring to physical light) LIFE - Magi, Light (if referring to spiritual light) UNASSOCIATED: Life, Dark, Death, Time, and Balance/Neutral. My suggested wording (as an example): old: FIRE - Dragons who control or are comprised of fire or electricity. Also those that resemble fire or the sun or which are controlled by or strongly tied to the sun. new: FIRE - Dragons who control or are comprised of fire or electricity. Also those that resemble fire or the sun or which are controlled by or strongly tied to the sun, OR dragons strongly tied to Light mana (if referring to physical light) or Fire mana. Any comments/further suggestions on this? Oh, and while we're at this, can we add "or have a strong affinity to and tolerance of flame or intense heat (possibly those living only in volcanic areas)" to the Fire criteria, please? Because that makes so much sense, and most of us have been using it that way forever, anyway, I think... (That would shift the focus from necessarily "being (on) fire" towards including "loving fire". But seriously, a dragon breed who really loves fire and scorching heat is IMHO at least a good a candidate for an elemental category called Fire as one whose hatching cycle is merely associated with the sun... ) Any other descriptions that might benefit from an update, while we're at it? I like a LOT of what you have on here. The only things I'd add/change specifically are that I'd add Life and Death in our Life category. (sorry, Dark, Time and Balance, y'all are SOL.) Round 1 - Rewording definitions Here's my first go at some rewordings..... EARTH - Dragons comprised of, strongly resembling, or able to control rock, metal, and/or dirt, POSSIBLY those residing in the earth OR Dragons strongly tied to Earth Mana. FIRE - Dragons who are comprised of, control, or have a strong affinity for and tolerance to flame, electricity, or intense heat. Also included are those that resemble fire or the sun or which are controlled by or strongly tied to the sun, POSSIBLY those living only in volcanic regions, OR Dragons strongly tied to Light Mana (if referring to physical light) or Fire Mana. LIFE - Dragons who rely on or are affected by a very specific part of nature (excluding those mentioned elsewhere), which must be different from the majority of other breeds. Dragons who have control of magic in a way that is different from other breeds, possess mana pertaining to mental or spiritual control, having a significant positive or negative effect on the world that is different from other breeds, or having a significant effect on a very specific part of nature which must be different than the majority of other breeds, OR Dragons strongly tied to Magi Mana, Light (if referring to referring to spiritual light) Mana, Life Mana, or Death Mana. WATER - Dragons who are comprised of or control water in either its liquid or solid state. Also those that live in water in its liquid or solid state the entirety of their lives. OR Dragons strongly tied to Water Mana or Ice Mana. WIND - Dragons comprised of gas or with a strong connection to weather, the atmosphere, or the cosmos. POSSIBLY those that spend a majority of their time in the air. OR Dragons strongly tied to Air Mana or Lightening Mana.