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What level has human transportation reached? Horses and carriages? Are there trains? It seems like riding a dragon would be incredibly fast compared to any other way of getting around; do people who've tamed/befriended dragons sell tickets to passengers, carry mail, patrol the land for military reasons, dump water on fires, etc.?

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Reading the encyclopedia, it says that dragons are mostly found on the main continent, Galsreim, in part do to the large amount of mana. So is there a survival need for large amounts of mana?

 

I'm also really curious about humans being on Galsmeir. The encyclopedia keeps it vague about how humanly populated it is as it speaks of the world as a whole in terms of settlements and cities. Are there well established settlements and cities there also or is it more sparsely rural?

Mana is a nice resource to have available. But it's not required, for most dragons. And it is everywhere. It's just that The Cave has a loooot of it. Like, a lot.

 

There are a few large sittings on Galsreim for sure. At least two have been 'designed' that I can recall, and I remember a few smaller cities.

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How do cheese dragons deal with mice?

The easiest answer is Magic.

 

Because they only exist due to magic. (So actually, they probably do require a steady source of mana to keep existing).

 

All of this is assuming that some of the joke breeds (dinos, cheese) are even actually canon.

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If dragons aren't really our pets, how do we make them breed whenever we want and to whichever dragon we want?

Also, what best describes the relationship between a dragon and the human who raised that dragon? Friend?

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What level has human transportation reached? Horses and carriages? Are there trains? It seems like riding a dragon would be incredibly fast compared to any other way of getting around; do people who've tamed/befriended dragons sell tickets to passengers, carry mail, patrol the land for military reasons, dump water on fires, etc.?

I don't think steam power/locomotion exists. Having mana as an energy source to power a lot of things precludes some of the need for alternative power sources.

 

I don't think dragons would be willing to 'pull' carriages, though that'd be cool.

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If dragons aren't really our pets, how do we make them breed whenever we want and to whichever dragon we want?

Also, what best describes the relationship between a dragon and the human who raised that dragon? Friend?

Game Logic℠

 

To repeat what I've said earlier: A lot of things that are game mechanics directly contradict what actually makes sense. But it's okay to do that for the sake of a game, because the alternative doesn't make for a very interesting experience.

 

So if you're looking to resolve some of the logic holes in "DC the game," that's unlikely to happen.

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If dragons aren't really our pets, how do we make them breed whenever we want and to whichever dragon we want?

Also, what best describes the relationship between a dragon and the human who raised that dragon? Friend?

Well really, if you think about it even if we try to get 2 dragons to breed sometimes they don't, so yu can assume that the dragon has a say in whether or not it WANTS to breed, and we aren't explicitly forcing them to do it. We could just introduce the 2 dragons to each other and let nature take its course, whether they breed or not.

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When you decide what is and isn't cannon, will each dragon get more specific descriptions?

It'd probably be good to go back and revise a lot of the older descriptions.

 

Some of them were written over half a decade ago...

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About Heartstealers:

 

Do they often get caught stealing things, because their body is so shiny and attention drawing that it seems rather unlikely they'd be able to steal anything unless they covered themselves in coal dust. Also, they don't really have very many places to hide stolen artifacts (except maybe in that thin mane they have.)

 

Does their stealing lead to feuding, because I doubt every person would react like "welp, I've think I've lost my valuable scroll" or "I can't find my jewels I guess I'll go buy some more."

 

Does their gifting ever backfire and cause wars, because after people try and move on from the misfortune of losing a possibly irreplaceable item only to find out that their neighbor mysteriously acquired it on Valentine's day might have some rather aggressive results.

Have I been summoned? I'll hopefully remember to add a bit of stuff to the wiki. I'll go into detail as some people are confused.

 

The shininess isn't a big deal. Since they are born with it, they learn to get around it so it becomes more of a nuisance then anything else. It is vital that their scales be shiny so they are found when they shed so they bare with it.

 

They specialize is shadow magic and are naturally nocturnal and that helps a lot with the actual thievery. They were originally going to have a 'darkness' alignment to make that more clear but after some talking with TJ we agreed that them being destruction aligned was too much for their naturally 'giving' nature. Since they are aware of how shiny they are, the tend to target things in non-bright places like vaults or keeps where people wouldn't check every day.

 

Here is an example: The won't steal a wedding ring off someone's finger or a kings crown off their head, but they might go for a broach in an an old, dusty jewellery box in your closet. A wedding ring or ruler's crown is obviously sentimental, on the finger/head means it is being used and will be missed right away, and on top of that is would be risky to take. They also tend to go after wealthier dragons or people - people who wouldn't miss a handful of coins. Think robin hood.

 

A 'heartstealer attack' would be more of a 'where did I put that thing?' 'Didn't I have a ...?' 'Wasn't there more of...?' reaction. They are a valentine's breed, they aren't malicious. They go after things they think others may like, not things that would cause wars or deliberate trouble. If something sentimental was taken, it was probably an accident.

 

No, some people/dragons are mad, naturally. However, if something shows up right around valentine's day people almost assume that 'heartstealing' happened. Then the neighbour goes, 'Hey, Bob, did you loose a scroll a month or two back? Because I found this on my doorstep this morning...'

 

As to where they keep things, I imagine most dragons have nests or caves to hide things. Unless you mean how they get them home, if so if you look they have thumbs like humans and can carry things.

 

I'm happy to answer other questions about the breed or my other breeds. I'd rather do it publicly then over PM so people can access it. TJ, if you want me to bugger off and move this to another thread just let me know.

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They specialize is shadow magic and are naturally nocturnal and that helps a lot with the actual thievery. They were originally going to have a 'darkness' alignment to make that more clear but after some talking with TJ we agreed that them being destruction aligned was too much for their naturally 'giving' nature. Since they are aware of how shiny they are, the tend to target things in non-bright places like vaults or keeps where people wouldn't check every day.

Thinking about it...maybe neutral / secondary dark makes sense?

 

Though that'd still mean they don't breed Avatars (neutral primary alignment).

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Well really, if you think about it even if we try to get 2 dragons to breed sometimes they don't, so yu can assume that the dragon has a say in whether or not it WANTS to breed, and we aren't explicitly forcing them to do it. We could just introduce the 2 dragons to each other and let nature take its course, whether they breed or not.

But the dragons never breed when we don't ask them to (or at least never produce eggs).

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Can I officially propose that we are called Dragoneers? It's what I call it anyway.

 

Do humans ever ride dragons for fun? Or just on important quests like in the holiday story? I assume that if for fun, the dragons take some enjoyment in it too.

 

O the chickens ever become friends with the dragons they grow up with?

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I suppose thats true. FOr my scroll, I treat all of my dragons as if they are all adopted brothers and sisters who may gain a special connection to whoever their mate is after I introduce them. So perhaps, on their own, they don't act as if the other dragons on the scroll are mates to be, but as relative family who will eventually become something more. Thats how I like to think of it.

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Is there any immortal humans? <----I doubt this, but eh might as well ask. laugh.gif

 

Do we the dragon breeders/keepers/whatever get effected with all the mana near us? or are we not near enough mana to to become 'orcs'? Any 'orcs' pick up dragon breeding/keeping?

 

What happens to the few dragons we 'own' when we die? Do they just leave? Guard whatever family we have left? Something else?

Edited by Lady Dragoon

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What happens if you pour two vials of different kinds of liquid mana together?

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"Dragons are creatures with nearly unlimited life spans. They can survive for long periods of time, and no one has found a dragon that has died of old age."

 

What do dragons die of, other than violence? I know eggs & hatchlings can get sick; can grown dragons become ill? Why is there not a massive dragon overpopulation problem, if they regularly breed but rarely die?

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What happens if you pour two vials of different kinds of liquid mana together?

They would coexist. Probably wouldn't mix together completely, so you'd end up with this swirly mixture where you can identify both colors. It wouldn't settle like oil/water because that'd require measurably different weight to the different types.

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Thinking about it...maybe neutral / secondary dark makes sense?

 

Though that'd still mean they don't breed Avatars (neutral primary alignment).

I'd be good with that. I probably should have elaborated in the PMs more. I'd rather them be able to breed GoNs since they are magical but I'm not sure how conflicting natures would work out.

Edited by aangs-sister

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Can I officially propose that we are called Dragoneers? It's what I call it anyway.

 

Do humans ever ride dragons for fun? Or just on important quests like in the holiday story? I assume that if for fun, the dragons take some enjoyment in it too.

 

O the chickens ever become friends with the dragons they grow up with?

You can indeed propose it.

 

I'm sure some do. Because humans do just about everything "for fun."

 

I don't think the cave chickens are any more sentient than a normal chicken. So it's hard to determine what qualifies as "friends."

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How did you decide on the name Valkemare for the world and Galsmeir, Aurax and Cirion? Do they have any special meaning in the DC world's language. Or a significance such as the name of a god or figures in legends or myths? Do dragons have their own unique terms for these?

 

And with having two different moons. That would mean both solar and lunar eclipses would happen twice as often, taking into account distance and size would allow them to completely block the sun as ours does. Then there's also a much stronger tidal pull when the moons align together than ours produces.

Do these influence the world in any special way? Such as eclipses would influence magic like in the Avatar series? Or the aligned moons maybe causing rapid flooding or extreme lowtide?

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Is there any immortal humans? <----I doubt this, but eh might as well ask. laugh.gif

 

Do we the dragon breeders/keepers/whatever get effected with all the mana near us? or are we not near enough mana to to become 'orcs'? Any 'orcs' pick up dragon breeding/keeping?

 

What happens to the few dragons we 'own' when we die? Do they just leave? Guard whatever family we have left? Something else?

"Immortal" tends to break physics.

 

Uh, that depends. The non-specified second-person in DC is never explicitly near raw liquid/vapor mana in any of the site's text (I think solid mana is probablly more innert).

 

That seems highly situational. I doubt any one thing happens.

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I feel like I saw this somewhere but I can't remember, but have there ever been wars in Valkemare? And if so, was it a human/dragon war, or did the dragons stay out of it? And in the event that a war should occur, would the dragons have a choice in whether or not they become a part of it and side with their owners?

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Not sure if these has been asked: Is Valkemare a planet? If so, does it exist in the same starsystem as the Earth and if so again, how far from us?

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"Dragons are creatures with nearly unlimited life spans. They can survive for long periods of time, and no one has found a dragon that has died of old age."

 

What do dragons die of, other than violence? I know eggs & hatchlings can get sick; can grown dragons become ill? Why is there not a massive dragon overpopulation problem, if they regularly breed but rarely die?

They probably do die of old age. And illness. On the scale of humans, though, you're unlikely to find the dragon's dead body. Because exploring a giant cave system of potentially hostile dragons is not the best idea.

 

Asking questions about habits or personality of such a broad base ("do dragons ... ", "do humans ...") is almost always a trivial question: across such a large and diverse population, there's bound to be some invididuals that do that thing.

 

As I mentioned elsewhere, though, a lot of the scale of DC wouldn't actually work in a real place. e.g. the regular breeding of eggs every week isn't actually a thing.

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