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2013-12-25 - Happy Holidays!

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These are beautiful sprites. I love the colors and the theme. So many of the holiday dragons have been lovely but I think these just might be my favorite Christmas dragons so far.

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Jegus these are pretty. I think Drekama and Rishade are decent names~

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These are very pretty, even if it would take me a long time to guess they were dragons. When I get past the shiny 'newness', some of the proportions bug me too... such as the tiny front legs and the left hind leg. These are definitely refreshing for their lack of traditional red/green/gold color combos and have a nice concept.

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Oh. Wow. The adult sprite is astonishingly gorgeous. 0.0 I swear, every year, they get prettier. Fantabulous work.

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Such beautiful girls!! Well done spriters and TJ for another great Christmas release. So do these lovely ladies have a nick name? @Purplehaze thank you.

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Such beautiful girls!! Well done spriters and TJ for another great Christmas release. So do these lovely ladies have a nick name?

They are called Solstice Dragons.

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Love these Blue Christmas babies!

 

I think the holidays alternate genders every year?

 

Christmas

2013 Solstice female

2012 Wrapping Wing male

2011 Ribbon Dancer female

2010 Winter Maji male

2009 Snow Angel female

2008 Yulebuck male

 

Valentine's

2013 Arsani female

2012 Heartseeker male

2011 Rosebud female

2010 Sweetling male

2009 female (my favorite, but always forget their name!)

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Love these Blue Christmas babies!

 

I think the holidays alternate genders every year?

 

Christmas

2013 Solstice female

2012 Wrapping Wing male

2011 Ribbon Dancer female

2010 Winter Maji male

2009 Snow Angel female

2008 Yulebuck male

 

Valentine's

2013 Arsani female

2012 Heartseeker male

2011 Rosebud female

2010 Sweetling male

2009 female (my favorite, but always forget their name!)

The ribbon dancers and winter magi you have reversed. The Christmas actually alternate every other year.

 

Original holly and yule are male, snow angel and ribbon are female, winter magi and wrapping wing are male, and now we are back to female.

 

Valentines have been alternating every other year tho.

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The ribbon dancers and winter magi you have reversed.  The Christmas  actually alternate every other year.

 

Original holly and yule are male, snow angel and ribbon are female, winter magi and wrapping wing are male, and now we are back to female.

 

Valentines have been alternating every other year tho.

Thanks for the correction! I wondered why both yulebucks and original hollies were male and messing up my pattern biggrin.gif

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Are the new Christmas eggs still dropping? I just got home earlier today (I had no access to a computer) and haven't seen any. Thanks!

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Are the new Christmas eggs still dropping? I just got home earlier today (I had no access to a computer) and haven't seen any. Thanks!

No. They are no longer dropping in the biomes.

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Thank you Rubyshoes!

Your welcome.

 

You might find some being traded in the trade section (or a stray one might show up in the AP).

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Height: 1.5m (5ft) at the withers

Length: 5m (16.5ft)

Wingspan: 6.5m (21.3ft)

Weight: 500-550kg (~1100-1200lbs)

 

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Basic Anatomy: Solstice dragons' hides are soft, supple, and covered with tiny iridescent blue scales, and they give off surprising warmth in spite of their wintry appearance. Their bellies are counter-shaded with the same pale frosty color that freckles their wings and spine like snowflakes. Their whiskers help them sense wind currents and impending weather as they fly. As a Solstice dragon matures, she grows a dense mane of white fur along the underside of her neck and chest as well as a brush at the end of her tail, and some of the scales along her back and wings will turn brilliant, glittering gold. Seemingly all Solstice dragons are born with a crown of branching, antler-like golden horns which are never shed and grow very slowly throughout their lives. An orb of pure, warm light shining from the center of a Solstice dragon’s crown marks her transition into adulthood.

 

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Behavior: Solstice dragons prefer to live alone or in small, tightly knit sororities of 2-5 individuals. They vocalize little, communicating mainly through a dragon’s innate telepathy and voicing their moods with soft crooning sounds, trills, and chuffs.

 

The orb of light burning between a Solstice dragon’s antlers has a calming effect upon any creature the light touches, and basking in its glow can lift one’s spirits even from the deepest depths of despair. These wise and affectionate creatures have been known on occasion to follow strangers that have gotten lost in winter storms, shielding them from the wind and curling up with them to keep them warm until the storm subsides.

 

For one week a year around the Winter Solstice, when the nights are longest, Solstice dragons will take to the sky at sunset and not land until dawn, their crowns shining like beacons in the darkness as they cavort among the stars. Many who look upon the spectacle find renewed hope, knowing that with the flight of the Solstice dragons the days will soon begin to lengthen and warmth and light will return to the world with the changing of the seasons.

 

When a Solstice dragon dies, the orb of light will come loose from her antlers and slowly disperse into the sky.

 

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Habitat: Wild Solstice dragons actively seek out areas with colder climates and open skies and thus are found most easily in high mountain basins, but during winter months they will fly and mingle almost anywhere.

 

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Diet: Omnivorous. Most of their diet consists of berries, tubers, and stripped tree bark, but during lean times or when preparing to breed they will scavenge from other dragons’ kills or hunt live prey for the extra protein and fat that it provides.

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Beautiful! Thank you, Odeen!

 

I managed to get Midwinter Night Dream and Hermia Midwinter as names for my girls, so it is nice to have more information on their background and behaviors. <3

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Thank you for the details! Much appreciated.

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Ooooh, thanks, Odeen! May I just mention that I love having a female dragon with awesome antlers, too? =D

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Ooooh, thanks, Odeen! May I just mention that I love having a female dragon with awesome antlers, too? =D

All the better for putting the fear of dragons into anyone silly enough to hurt her famileh <3

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Well, female reindeer actually retain their antlers longer than the males do, so it isn't abnormal tongue.gif

 

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I LOVE the descriptions! Great job, Odie!

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