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2013-02-14 - Happy Valentine's Day

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It's been a long time since I've actually liked one of the holiday releases. I've been okay with most of them, but I really like these. The foot positioning and detail on the front and back looks odd, but I still like them. I am disappointing they're not males. I would really like to have a male pink valentine.

 

Looks like they have some kind of prop too, which is great since the original valentine did have one.

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They're 'holding' majeek~

 

Love these, especially the purple <3 also like the white~

 

Now to find decent mates e3e and surnames

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Yay, they grew up - love the description and how it ties into the the flower gifting!

 

Thanks to the spriters and everyone who worked on this valentine event~! <3

 

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They are breathtaking beautiful and the description is awesome! Very well done!

 

Thank you to the Spriter and all who are involved!!!

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The new dragons are beautiful and I love their sleek design! The valentine (gift) heart they are holding is so sweet too! Thanks Corteo, the spriter, for the awesome dragon design!

 

Thanks TJ, for the fun flower gifting event, and to everyone else involved in designing the flowers, vase & greenery.

 

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"The mystery gardenia - DragCave's best kept secret since Neglected Dragons"

 

Ooh. Great work, Corteo. This is definitely right up there with Rosebuds!

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Glad you guys like the dragons!! I know it isn't helpful, but their name is from the Azerbaijiani "arı şanı" or "hive". I know it doesn't make sense but it will when you get the extra info about them.

 

Which leads me to my next point - A huge thank you to Walker! She concepted these dragons, and you have her to thank for her adorable descriptions. Since these are her babies I imagine she'll be along sooner or later with some extra info. =o

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Glad you guys like the dragons!! I know it isn't helpful, but their name is from the Azerbaijiani "arı şanı" or "hive". I know it doesn't make sense but it will when you get the extra info about them.

 

Which leads me to my next point - A huge thank you to Walker! She concepted these dragons, and you have her to thank for her adorable descriptions. Since these are her babies I imagine she'll be along sooner or later with some extra info. =o

Can't wait until then.

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The adults are lovely. I was a bit disappointed to see another pink dragon when the eggs first dropped, but I can't stay disappointed after seeing these. Nice job, Corteo -- thanks for this lovely creature! And I love, love, love their description! biggrin.gif (Edited to add that I just saw Corteo's post and so I have to add a thanks to Walker!)

 

Thanks to TJ and all the spriters for the flower event. I have had fun sending both to friends and random scrolls. My bouquet is beautiful and mostly purple which pleases and amuses me. laugh.gif

 

And speaking of amusement, I have had great fun following this thread and watching you all struggle mightily to solve the mystery of the alt gardenia. xd.png I don't have one, but that really doesn't bother me. There are lots of the flowers that I don't have, but I really like the purple theme that is going on here.

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Not a fan of the Valentine Dragons for reasons of personal preference, but the sprite is very well done.

 

Thank you Corteo!

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xd.png Jeez Cort, think you've got enough Valentines releases?? (*looks around awkwardly* Any SA or ToD members???)

Thanks so much, I love them and their description just makes them all the better to me! <3

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xd.png Jeez Cort, think you've got enough Valentines releases?? (*looks around awkwardly* Any SA or ToD members???)

Thanks so much, I love them and their description just makes them all the better to me! <3

Hah, yeah! I love both the DC and ToD Val dragons! Thanks Cort for both of the awesome releases! <3

 

Edit:: And of course, how can I forget Walker!? Thanks for thinking up these beauties! <333

Edited by tikigurl91

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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH, I'm finally glad I can admit these are my babies. Here's the extra info you lovely people wanted:

 

Dragon Species Name: Arsani Dragon (Plural is Arsanii)

 

Size: The average is around 15’, but can vary depending on age and other factors.

 

General Behavior: Arsani Dragons live in hives, the size of which is only limited by the abundance of food and water in their habitat. They’re a hive minded species, which means group identity takes precedence over individual identity. Each Arsani functions as a ‘worker bee’ for the hive, each with different functions and jobs depending on their talent; however, unlike a true bee hive, Arsanii do not have a ‘queen’ of any sort. Each worker has equal status to her sisters.

 

Since they place such heavy emphasis on group identity, the hurt of another Arsani Dragon is akin to a hurt of their own. Because of this, they go out of their way to ensure the safety and happiness of their hivemates (covered in description). Arsani in captivity substitute this hive for the dragons and humans they are raised around. In their minds, they will often see their friends and family as extensions of themselves (quite literally). They provide them with the same sort of care and affection as they would hivemates.

 

Intelligence is relative. The larger the group they are raised in, the higher their IQ becomes. Arsanii from the largest of hives can even be more intelligent than humans (although, not by much). They consult their hivemates in almost everything, and the combined power of their intellect often leads to many creative and interesting solutions and answers. This effect is also mirrored in captive Arsanii; the more they experience at a young age, the higher their IQ tends to be. If raised in the company of loving humans and dragons, their intelligence levels out around that of a toddler (although, this is boosted considerably if another Arsani Dragon resides with them). A neglected Arsanii with little socialization usually does not live long, but if they manage to make it to adulthood their intellect remains at that of a canine.

 

This same theory also applies to their magical abilities. It’s common practice not to keep more than two Arsanii in a household, because otherwise the spells they cast may be too strong for their keepers to contain (if ever the need should arise). This way no one gets hurt when an Arsanii casts a defensive spell out of fear. However, most of the time, an Arsani Dragon will use their magical abilities for altruistic reasons. They’re enthusiastic to aide in spells, which makes them good company for magicians and white dragons in particular. The most common type of defensive magic they perform is shields to block attacks, but if someone outside their own person is in danger they can (and will) go on the attack.

 

Mating/Parenting Behavior: Arsanii are extremely open to almost any mate during their breeding season. They only breed their own kind for a narrow window of time near the beginning of spring, so they’ll usually settle for the nearest available and willing male. The species itself has no set mating rituals, but they will often mimic the practices of the male’s species in order to best attract his attention. However, they do have a slight preference towards magically inclined breeds (magis, blacks, whites, etc.) in order to strengthen the next generation’s magical abilities.

 

The concept of parenthood doesn’t exist in the normal sense in an Arsanii hive. No matter which of the dragons lays an egg, all of her hive mates have an equal responsibility in raising the hatchling, whether it be of their species or not. Some Arsanii hatchlings can’t even pick out their own parent from the rest of the group, but it’s not something they suffer for. Hatchlings are smothered with attention, love, and occasionally discipline from the whole hive. In captivity, an Arsani mother expects the others around her to play a role in raising her young. If the humans or other dragons fail to interact with the hatchling, they’ve even been known to move them from the nest and drop them at the human’s/dragon’s feet.

 

Because of their love of company and socialization, Arsani Dragons are more than willing to raise and lay eggs of other breeds in the off season.

 

Habitat: They are adaptable to almost any environment and can live just about anywhere. However, they have a preference for the rainforest because it’s easiest to find their favorite foods (any sort of sweet fruit) there. They are less common in places where the environment doesn’t support large groups of dragons (like the desert or volcano).

 

Communication: Arsani Dragons communicate almost exclusively through their mental link. If talking with other species, they use that telepathic abilities that almost every dragon species shares. Their vocal chords are underdeveloped because of disuse. Although they can make soft sounds, they are usually completely silent. However, they are extremely expressive in their body language, especially if raised in captivity away from the ease of instantaneous communication.

 

Death/Mourning: The death of a hivemate hits an Arsani particularly hard, especially since they experience the process of dying (at least emotionally) jointly with them. Arsanii have long periods of mourning, sometimes lasting for years at a time, and many elaborate rituals regarding death. The most common is leaving a daily gift/offering at the deceased individual’s place of rest.

 

One has to be particularly careful with an Arsani in captivity that has recently lost someone. If left alone, they’ve been known to turn to necromancy (one of the few dark magics they do practice, although only in times of extreme distress) in their grief, and occasionally they will succeed in reviving the corpse as a zombie. This situation can be particularly dangerous if the deceased was also an Arsani Dragon. When the zombie reawakens, they will sometimes retain their mental connection to the Arsani that revived them. This alters the personality of the living Arsani and makes them extremely fierce, to the point they are impossible to control.

Edited by Walker

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This is one of the most detailed concepts I've heard. Thank you for putting so much thought into them.

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That is a beautiful description! Thank you for the time and effort you put into these babies of yours!

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Yes! Thank you Walker and Corteo! They are a lovely breed, and definitely have a lot of character to them <3

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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH, I'm finally glad I can admit these are my babies. Here's the extra info you lovely people wanted:

 

Dragon Species Name: Arsani Dragon (Plural is Arsanii)

 

Size: The average is around 15’, but can vary depending on age and other factors.

 

General Behavior: Arsani Dragons live in hives, the size of which is only limited by the abundance of food and water in their habitat. They’re a hive minded species, which means group identity takes precedence over individual identity. Each Arsani functions as a ‘worker bee’ for the hive, each with different functions and jobs depending on their talent; however, unlike a true bee hive, Arsanii do not have a ‘queen’ of any sort. Each worker has equal status to her sisters.

 

Since they place such heavy emphasis on group identity, the hurt of another Arsani Dragon is akin to a hurt of their own. Because of this, they go out of their way to ensure the safety and happiness of their hivemates (covered in description). Arsanii in captivity substitute this hive for the dragons and humans they are raised around. In their minds, they will often see their friends and family as extensions of themselves (quite literally). They provide them with the same sort of care and affection as they would hivemates.

 

Intelligence is relative. The larger the group they are raised in, the higher their IQ becomes. Arsanii from the largest of hives can even be more intelligent than humans (although, not by much). They consult their hivemates in almost everything, and the combined power of their intellect often leads to many creative and interesting solutions and answers.  This effect is also mirrored in captive Arsanii; the more they experience at a young age, the higher their IQ tends to be. If raised in the company of loving humans and dragons, their intelligence levels out around that of a toddler (although, this is boosted considerably if another Arsani Dragon resides with them). A neglected Arsanii with little socialization usually does not live long, but if they manage to make it to adulthood their intellect remains at that of a canine.

 

This same theory also applies to their magical abilities. It’s common practice not to keep more than two Arsanii in a household, because otherwise the spells they cast may be too strong for their keepers to contain (if ever the need should arise). This way no one gets hurt when an Arsanii casts a defensive spell out of fear. However, most of the time, an Arsani Dragon will use their magical abilities for altruistic reasons. They’re enthusiastic to aide in spells, which makes them good company for magicians and white dragons in particular. The most common type of defensive magic they perform is shields to block attacks, but if someone outside their own person is in danger they can (and will) go on the attack.

 

Mating/Parenting Behavior: Arsanii are extremely open to almost any mate during their breeding season. They only breed their own kind for a narrow window of time near the beginning of spring, so they’ll usually settle for the nearest available and willing male. The species itself has no set mating rituals, but they will often mimic the practices of the male’s species in order to best attract his attention. However, they do have a slight preference towards magically inclined breeds (magis, blacks, whites, etc.) in order to strengthen the next generation’s magical abilities.

 

The concept of parenthood doesn’t exist in the normal sense in an Arsanii hive. No matter which of the dragons lays an egg, all of her hive mates have an equal responsibility in raising the hatchling, whether it be of their species or not. Some Arsanii hatchlings can’t even pick out their own parent from the rest of the group, but it’s not something they suffer for. Hatchlings are smothered with attention, love, and occasionally discipline from the whole hive. In captivity, an Arsani mother expects the others around her to play a role in raising her young. If the humans or other dragons fail to interact with the hatchling, they’ve even been known to move them from the nest and drop them at the human’s/dragon’s feet.

 

Because of their love of company and socialization, Arsani Dragons are more than willing to raise and lay eggs of other breeds in the off season.

 

Habitat: They are adaptable to almost any environment and can live just about anywhere. However, they have a preference for the rainforest because it’s easiest to find their favorite foods (any sort of sweet fruit) there. They are less common in places where the environment doesn’t support large groups of dragons (like the desert or volcano).

 

Communication: Arsani Dragons communicate almost exclusively through their mental link. If talking with other species, they use that telepathic abilities that almost every dragon species shares. Their vocal chords are underdeveloped because of disuse. Although they can make soft sounds, they are usually completely silent. However, they are extremely expressive in their body language, especially if raised in captivity away from the ease of instantaneous communication.

Nice sprites, and very good in depth description! Although can we see your alts, pwetty pwease? :3

Edited by RotomGuy

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You guys are making me blush! You guys made me so happy when you noticed the hatchling description that I was squealing, but I couldn't say anything until these lovelies were adults. But now I can give you all a big resounding thank you~

 

RotomGuy: Conceptors on DC do not get alts, only spriters. They're my babies as far as descriptions and behavior goes, but only my bro Quart over there has a spriter's alt.

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I love the new dragons. (first Valentine drop for me) They are absolutely gorgeous.

 

The flower event is also awesome. Each flower looks super delicate.

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