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Is raising dragons a common thing? I can understand how it wouldn't be for more hostile breeds, but would it be weird to see a Pygmy or something living in a normal household, like an intelligent cat or dog?

 

Do dragons frequently communicate to humans using telepathy, or do they mostly do their oown thing?

 

Are dragons considered a hazard? Are people frequently killed by them? Or are they more like bees: don't hurt them and they won't hurt you?

 

Are the lives of humans and dragons interconnected or fundamentally important to each other in any way?

 

Is the kidnapping of royalty a significant issue?

Across the whole population, not common. There are a lot of other things that need doing for a productive society that take up a lot of people.

 

I'd say in general, dragons prefer to be left alone. They're not openly hostile, but humans do like to think of themselves as apex predators, when they're tiny compared to dragons.

 

I guess the bee thing kind of applies, but there's another aspect that you're glossing over: People avoid bees because they're aware of the potential danger.

 

Fundamentally important? I guess I'd say no. Each could certainly exist without the other, and in some regions this totally happens (because neither humans nor dragons are homogenous, so some in regions would prefer to avoid dragons, and vice versa).

 

Princesses are probably safe from being whisked away by dragons and needing noble princes to rescue them, if that's what you're getting at.

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something something if you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it?

 

Uh, science says unlikely. Most of the planets with rings tend to be gas giants, and IIRC the rings in our solar system are mostly ice, which wouldn't be possible on a planet close enough to its sun to be habitable.

science :( pah

 

Thanks for answering. o3o

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How about this for an idea: When eggs are first laid, they're really soft and fragile, so until they harden they can't be put through a lot of stress, like moving them a lot.

 

Which is why vampires biting them are a way around this, because the eggs technically 'die' and aren't as fragile anymore.

Let's go with this. This sounds reasonable after a cursor glance.

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How exactly DO cheeses, Dinos and the like fit in?

 

I have pondered this and pondered it and I never HAVE been able to QUITE make them fit.

Beginning to think I need to do with my cheeses like I did with my Dinos and go with the theory that they are figments of my dragons' imaginations... or perhaps release the lot of them all together.

The jokes? Well, they're jokes. So they don't fit in in any serious, meaningful way, and any attempt at explaining them will also be jokes.

 

Mass hallucinations, maybe?

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(though I doubt I'll get an answer, but it's worth a shot...) Why do roosters avoid all contact with humans, only occasionally being sited by the great TJ09?

 

((Also, about papers and cheeses fitting in, it may be that a traveller once left their food and scrolls too near a life mana pool...?))

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Hey so does an elemental alignment affect a dragon's general temperament? Can there be a good destruction aligned dragon for instance or an evil creation aligned?

 

Does taming a lot of dragons who use magic strengthens your own magic?

And does small exposures to them extend your life span?

 

How big are dragons generally? Stone dragons are the size of a mountain but in average are they horse sized or bigger?

 

Does Valkamere due to not needing usual science, does magical technology exist? More advanced and more common? Like air ships that run on wind mana and such?

 

Can proficient magic users "channel" dragon magic/other people's magic?

 

Have their been reported cases of people going mad due to constant telepathic communication?

 

And the most important question...

 

Does the humans have a great sense of fashion or are they wearing messy simple robes??????

I want to say no, for variety's sake temperament isn't tied to elemental affinity. That is, we should avoid troping every element of destruction as evil just because destruction has a negative connotation. For there to be balance, there needs to be constant destruction to counter constant creation. And fire can be used in productive ways (e.g. warmth), despite being classified under destruction.

 

I used to operate under a headcanon that dragon raisers had their lifespans extended by exposure to dragons, but I think I believe that anymore. Especially now that mana is more fleshed out, and there's no magical reason for dragons to inherently do that.

 

I know a lot of people have their own ideas on this that disagree with my own, but I tend towards dragons being on the larger side. So yes, many/most are larger than horses.

 

Definitely; humans are very good at utilizing the resources provided to them. There are totally flying islands (that float thanks to large deposits of air mana), and how else would you travel to them if not by flying airships?

 

I don't know what you mean by that. Especially since channel is in quotes.

 

I have put zero thought into Valkemare's fashion scene, but I doubt it's "messy simple robes."

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How big is the average dragon/pygmy/drake egg? Are they small enough that dragon keeers could carry a few around in a bag or something? How are some of the larger eggs even carried away?

The comparison to dinosaur eggs a few posts before yours seems apt here.

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I would think, and maybe I am wrong, that when they are eggs and hatchies, their powers are weaker than they are when they are adults.

 

Maybe an adult Casarre could banish our fog, BUT a baby cannot.

 

ALSO! Their descrip for their breed says that their abilities are useful against HOSTILE magic. PERHAPS the dragon's body instinctively can tell that when we fog it, we are helping or try to help? Dunno there?

I don't think a given instance of magic usage varies based on intent.

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Will the smaller continents be developed to contain extra biomes - either completely new ones or something like "Jungle 2"?

How is it possible for new breeds of really big animals to turn up every once in a while? (I know we do occasionally find new big animals in real life - like the giant squid or frilled shark, and others are still only rumored to exist (like the marozi) - but not on a DC-like scale.)

Why do holiday dragons only exist in the wild for a short time, then go back into non-existence (only to be bred in captivity)?

I've kind of addressed this, and you could read that post as meaning "yes" to your question.

 

I've thought about doing it for the actual cave--instead of having "the coast," have "the X River," and "Y Lake," which might have different available dragons. But that sounds a bit complex in terms of people experience.

 

Holiday Dragons are simply very very rarely seen by humans. Their current behavior in DC is a reflection of that, in a way.

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Would it be feasible for giant potatoes to grow near large deposits of Life mana?

In theory, yes.

 

I wouldn't eat one of those, though...

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Do you "exist" in the DC lore universe? If so, what are you? Just another "dragoneer" or someone who speaks with a booming voice in the sky and is never physically seen?

Self-insertion into the DC universe seems like a bad idea, unless done in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

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What is the dragon cave logic behind alt sweetlings?

Some Sweetlings are born with an alternate coloration? Biologically, it could just be a rare combination of (probably recessive) genes.

 

Alternatively, it could be some sort of curse on a given "lineage" of humans, explaining why alt sweetlings stop being alt if they are traded elsewhere.

 

There could be a nice bit of folklore written around that.

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(though I doubt I'll get an answer, but it's worth a shot...) Why do roosters avoid all contact with humans, only occasionally being sited by the great TJ09?

 

((Also, about papers and cheeses fitting in, it may be that a traveller once left their food and scrolls too near a life mana pool...?))

I don't think the rooster joke extends to all of human society. Chicken farmers don't have to stake their livelihood on being able to find enough fertilized eggs in dragon dens to be able to provide for themselves.

 

Also, I think life mana has more to do with biological aspects of things than making non-living things "living."

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Also, I think life mana has more to do with biological aspects of things than making non-living things "living."

 

 

Maybe there is not only life mana or death mana, but also humor mana biggrin.gif

 

I kind of like this idea......

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How can two Destruction aligned dragons and a Change aligned dragon work together to create a dragon that is literally the dragon of Balance? I guess that neither fire or lightning would be good Creation elements, but still :L

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How is it that Pumpkins can breed with Pygmies but Mints (which appear to be much smaller) can't? Would it be possible for both Mints and Pumpkins to be able tp breed with Pygmies and other dragons? That would make for some interesting lineages.

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Do the words, Valkemare, Galsmeir, Aurax and Cirion have any special meaning in the DC world's language? Or named for gods or figures in legends and myths? Do dragons have their own unique terms for these?

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I don't think the rooster joke extends to all of human society. Chicken farmers don't have to stake their livelihood on being able to find enough fertilized eggs in dragon dens to be able to provide for themselves.

Oooh, maybe something about dragons and chickens having some sort of weird bond but dragons will just gobble up roosters (what's with all that racket this early in the morning!?). Could be another folklore possibility. Or perhaps chicken's eating habits help keep things clean for a hoard or they pick some sort of bug off dragons that bothers them and in return they don't eat the chickens. Or something more sensical. XP

 

Re:sweetling folklore - suuuuch a neat idea!

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Based on the size of Valkemare and the extent of unexplored wilderness, how many dragon species do you think are yet to be discovered, and how many known dragon species are thought to be extinct?

 

Self-insertion into the DC universe seems like a bad idea, unless done in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

 

Yeah I suppose so. Wouldn't be anything wrong with creating some sort of personal character, but as you perhaps not with a big nametag saying "TJ09" on it.

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Oooh, maybe something about dragons and chickens having some sort of weird bond but dragons will just gobble up roosters (what's with all that racket this early in the morning!?). Could be another folklore possibility.  Or perhaps chicken's eating habits help keep things clean for a hoard or they pick some sort of bug off dragons that bothers them and in return they don't eat the chickens. Or something more sensical. XP

 

Re:sweetling folklore - suuuuch a neat idea!

I'd like to think my one chicken likes to sit on the eggs so when they hatch they imprint that she's their mother.

That or chicken worship. It's blasphemy to eat such a noble creature. lol

 

New dragon releases have been asked about, but how about the discontinued dragons? Any reason for frills disappearing from the cave?

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New dragon releases have been asked about, but how about the discontinued dragons? Any reason for frills disappearing from the cave?

I asked that already earlier in this thread ... no response. *shrugs*

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What is the dragon cave logic behind alt sweetlings?
Some Sweetlings are born with an alternate coloration? Biologically, it could just be a rare combination of (probably recessive) genes.

 

Alternatively, it could be some sort of curse on a given "lineage" of humans, explaining why alt sweetlings stop being alt if they are traded elsewhere.

 

There could be a nice bit of folklore written around that.

Obviously, people who only ever manage to raise black sweetlings live near a big well of dark mana. wink.gif

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When a dragon "speaks" telepathically can they choose who hears it? For instance if they're talking to two dragons would they be able to speak privately to one or the other in addition to being able to speak to both at the same time?

And would long range telepathic communication be possible?

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How can two Destruction aligned dragons and a Change aligned dragon work together to create a dragon that is literally the dragon of Balance? I guess that neither fire or lightning would be good Creation elements, but still :L

Why can't they?

 

It's not like balance can only come from balance.

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