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LadyLyzar, would it be too cheeky to ask what mana type the Lunar Heralds are, or was that not planned out when you made them?

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I'm not gonna lie, I get excited when I see that name in blue come up at the bottom of the topic biggrin.gif I'm just waiting here like a hyperactive puppy awaiting anymore information you throw at us LadyLyz xd.png

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That wasn't planned out.

 

However, based on their connection to moonlight, I would put them as "Light" element.

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My 7 Sapphires should hatch sometime tonight between 11 and 12 - I'm psyched!

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The Indigo eggs are still dropping. I repeat, the indigo eggs are still dropping!

- As always, please tell me if I forgot anything.

- Bumping because it's been a bit.

- LadyLyzar has given us a new avatar! It's the bronze Heralds this time!

 

A CURRENT SUMMARY OF WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE MOON AND EGGS:

(For everybody who was late to the party and/or wants updates)

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- We have Beautiful pseudo-six-winged Lunar Heralds, the former prize breed, moon-loving dragons!

- Currently, Aurax (Gold Moon) and Cirion (Blue Moon) are still in the WaNing Crescent and WaXing Gibbous phases respectively.

- Everyone is still catching Blue/Indigo eggs in the Cave

- We have Adult dragons, and we are breeding Blue/Indigo Lunar eggs.

- The eggs are found in the Alpine, Desert, and Volcano Biomes. (Think places where the sky is easily seen.)

- So far, Gold, Bronze, and Blue/Indigo eggs have dropped in the Cave! Bronze and Blue/Indigo eggs have been bred.

 

- Info on the current moon phase can be accessed from the Time page, which you can get to by clicking the clock in the top right hand corner of the new Standard DC skin, by going to the Help page and clicking Time Reference link, by going to the first page in this thread and clicking the link in the banner, OR by clicking the 3 above links embedded in this post.

- As of Sept 05, 2015 @ ~9:00PM, Indigo Lunar eggs began dropping en masse! Go and grab them!!!

 

- No one had been tracking the moons until now, so we have no idea how quickly they change. So, we cannot accurately predict what eggs will come when.

- That means no one knows how to get the other egg colors until the other moon phases come and the lunar cycle completes itself.

- There is a possibility that the release started in the middle of the Waning Gibbous phase for Aurax and Waning Crescent phase for Cirion.

- Based on current data, it seems that Cirion's phases change faster than Aurax's.

 

- IMPORTANT: All data before 09/03/13, 1:56 PM was incorrect as the time page was showing Aurax's phase for BOTH moons. TJ has provided a corrected cycle in his post.

- This does NOT affect the information gathered on the eggs, just the moon phases the eggs were caught/bred under.

- The cycle has progressed, and so far we know: (Taken and modified from TJ's post)

Aug 29, 2015 @ 12:00 AM EST/DragonCave (DC) to Sep 01, 2015 @ 7:59 PM EST/DC.

Aurax: Waning Gibbous

Cirion: Waning Crescent

CB Lunar eggs are Gold.

 

Sep 01, 2015 starting 8:00 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning Crescent*

Cirion: New*

CB Lunar eggs change from Gold to Bronze.

- The Gold egg drop lasted about 3 days and 17 hours.

* = TJ's post doesn't mention a phase change at the same time the new color drops, but we know the color change happened here. So, we assume the phase changed happened here too.

 

Sep 02, 2015 @ 12:00 AM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning Crescent

Cirion: New

CB Lunar eggs are Bronze.

 

Sep 03, 2015 @ 12:00 AM EST/DC to Sep 05, 2015 @ 7:59 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning Crescent**

Cirion: Waxing Crescent**

CB Lunar eggs are Bronze, and Bred Lunar eggs are Bronze.

** Exact time of change Unknown.

 

Sep 05, 2015 starting @ 8:00 PM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning crescent

Cirion: Waxing Gibbous

CB Lunar eggs have changed from Bronze to Blue/Indigo, and Bred Lunar eggs have changed from Bronze to Blue/Indigo.

- The Bronze egg drop lasted about 4 days.

 

Sep 05, 2015 @ 12:00AM EST/DC

Aurax: Waning crescent

Cirion: Waxing Gibbous

CB Lunar eggs are Blue/Indigo, and Bred Lunar eggs are Blue/Indigo.

[Edited by Shokomon]

- Note: The Moon Phases TJ posted were Phases of the moon at 12:00 AM EST of their respective date. That is why the post doesn't match up with the color change.

- We can assume that on Sept 1, 2015, the phases changed at 8:00 PM EST/DC, where Aurax shifted Waning Gibbous to Waning Cresent, and Cirion from Waning Cresent to New Moon.

 

- There are many theories on how the eggs will come and when, including, but not limited to:

  • 1) Certain eggs being available during different phases of the moons in general, under the assumption that the moons are in synch, and will share the same moon phases.

2) Certain eggs being avaliable relative to the different phases of each moon (assuming the moons are NOT in synch) and overlap between both moons' phases.

3) One moon's phases controlling cave-born colors and the other moon's phases controlling bred colors.

4) Certain Lunar eggs colors are linked to Aurax, and the other colors are linked to Cirion.

5) Gold is the CB color, and the others could be Bred colors.

6) The Lunar egg colors are based on what percentage of the moons are illuminated. If one moon is greater than 50% illuminated (gibbous to full), while the other moon is less than 50% illuminated (crescent to new), then Lunar eggs are the color of the dominant moon. If both moons are equal in illumination, other colors show up.

- Exactly which moon phase produces what eggs, which moon controls breeding and caveborn colors, and which colors are associated with which moon are up for debate.

- The Lunar Heralds' description has given some support to Theories 1, 2, and 6.

- The newest phase change, recent egg colors, and TJ's correctional post seems to support Theory 2 and 6.

 

- There are also theories about the DC lunar cycle itself, including, but not limited to:

  • 1) The Moons are in synch and share phases.

2) The Moons are NOT in synch, and occasionally have overlapping phases.

3) The DC Lunar cycle is equivalent to Earth's Lunar cycle, and the current phase will change in at  most a week.

- And there more theories on the size of the moons, their relative speeds, their distance from Valkemare, and the list goes on.

- As of the most recent change and TJ's correctional post, the moons' phases are not in synch͵ supporting Theory 2.

 

- LadyLyzar will tells us more about the dragons, once we start getting adults.

- TJ stated that the orbits of Valkemare's moons are close to circular, and the centre of mass would be close to the planet as it is much larger in size.

--- (Sorry for the confusion here! I completely misinterpreted what TJ posted. Thank you pinkgothic for making a much more accurate summary statement.)

- LadyLyzar seems to hint that the Lunar Heralds may have been initially intended to be prize dragons, and later states that they were made at the same time as the Shimmers.

- LadyLyzar confirms that the 2nd and 3rd set of wings are in fact illusions. Only the top ones are real and that it is not motion illusion.

- LadyLyzar has given us information on the Adults!

- LadyLyzar is giving us a pretty Gold Lunar Herald avatar to match her own avatar. She'll give us the Bronze avatar once we start getting adults.

--- She has given us the Bronze Herald Avatar!

- LadyLyzar states that Lunar Heralds do indeedhave metallic scales, but she didn't intend for them to be classified as "metallic dragons" like Golds and Silvers. As they were originally intended to be prizes, she wanted to make them shiny and pretty.

- LadyLyzar does not call the "blue" Lunar eggs "Indigos;" She just states that the "blues" are indigo in color as indigo is her favorite color, which makes sense as the "blue" lunar was meant to be her Alt. She later has reaffirmed this, stating that there is no official name for the "blue" Lunars and that they really are just indigo in color as they were to be her alt were these dragons to be chosen as prize dragons.

-LadyLyzar states that the element for the Lunar Heralds had not been planned out, and that she would put them as "Light" element.

 

- The description for the Lunar Heralds has been updated from this:

Lunar Heralds are deeply attuned to the two moons of Valkemare, Aurax and Cirion. Strictly nocturnal, they draw energy from moonlight and will only hunt when the moons have waned. When breeding, the amount of moonlight the parents receive from each moon will determine the color of the egg produced.

- To this:

Lunar Heralds are deeply attuned to the two moons of Valkemare, Aurax and Cirion. Strictly nocturnal, they draw energy from moonlight and will only hunt when the moons have waned. When breeding, the amount of moonlight the parents receive from each moon will determine the color of the egg produced. When a Lunar Herald is struck by direct moonlight, an illusion of multiple wings may appear. Witnessing a Lunar Herald’s illusory wings is commonly believed to be a sign of good fortune.

 

Threads!

- Lunar Herald Breeding and Naming

- DC Moon Watch and Lunar Herald Theories

 

Documents!

- DC Moon Watch & Lunar Egg Tracking

 

And, I think that's it for the summary.

 

Edit: Updating things and Formatting.

Edited by Shokomon

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Blues started dropping Friday night. And I have first stage cracks in my Blue eggs!

Some of mine are starting to have first stage cracks i had to unfog two that were sick but i put them in fansites today. Hooes the eggs do not get sick again as i watch them carfuly while petting and feeding all the other dragons and hatchinlings.

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no new drops at :35 or :40 , might they only be appearing during the full hour drops?

Edited by Thaliel

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no new drops at :35 or :40 , might they only be appearing during the full hour drops?

No, they are still dropping at the 5 minute marks. I saw them a few drops ago and managed to catch another. You need to refresh quickly right at the 5 minute mark, though. I usually start refreshing as fast as I can about a minute before the shuffle and am pretty lucky that way at seeing the new eggs when they come up.

Edited by purplehaze

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Yurp, blues/indigos are still dropping.

 

Unfortunately, I'm egglocked with six CB eggs that I have none of (super bad consequence of being on hiatus for almost two years- I have a BUTTLOAD of breeds to catch up with >_<)

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I can not wait for these guys to hatch and grow up so the silver can drop. All the colors are my favs in thes dragons.I know i only have two bronze but they were so had to get lol. Anyway i hope all mine gender 50/50 of both genders my pinks are locked for two days still and i still can not use my reds to incubate not unill 9 days uggg.

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/sigh

 

Here I thought these would match up with the real world lunar cycle. Seems a heck of a lot faster.

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I'm super excited about the Silver ones dropping soon. Out of the 4, the Silvers are my favorite. Imagine how Elegant they will look with the white-winged Snow Angels! <3

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Happy Birthday, Raikielia!

 

I am looking forward to catch more Sapphires aka Blue Lunar Heralds when i am back. So im offline and wish you all good hunting!

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I'm curious if the clock will say what lunar herald color is dropping under the moon phases or if we will always have to be on the watch.

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I'm curious if the clock will say what lunar herald color is dropping under the moon phases or if we will always have to be on the watch.

That information isn't there now, so I doubt it will tell us. Once we have it all figured out we will most likely just have to watch for the right phases to get what we want.

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Managed to take care of the brown herald deal thanks to a super sweet person who traded with me. Thanks again! wub.gif

I really love the blue eggs, they are my definite favourite. I could stare at them all day! wub.gif

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Hey the cracks in my eggs are now all the way across - no holes yet.

 

Happy Birthday, Raikielia!

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Just unlock to pick up my 4th and 5th of the Indigo Blues - unlock to pick up more late this afternoon. I would love it if they were still dropping on Friday, but I'm guessing Silvers will be dropping then.

 

So far I've managed to get 12 of the Gold, 9 of the Bronze and 5 of the Blue. I'm glad the Gold were first, since those and the Silver are probably going to go fastest in the Cave once everything settles back to "normal." I think I may like the Blue best, but the Bronze and the Gold keep saying 'look at ME!" xd.png

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8 hours till my blue babies hatch and I can grab some more <3 Cannot wait for the silvers to drop though, the blue and silver ones are my favorites!

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Managed to take care of the brown herald deal thanks to a super sweet person who traded with me. Thanks again! wub.gif

I really love the blue eggs, they are my definite favourite. I could stare at them all day! wub.gif

You're welcome. smile.gif My hatchie gendered male instead of female (I probably screwed it up, lol) so it worked out well for both of us.

 

I am really thinking I want a blue x bronze lineage - or maybe one with all 4... hmm.

 

This is seriously one of my favorite releases (even with the unpredictable nature of the drops changing - the timing isn't great for me) but I love, love, love the adults. Especially when you scroll past them really fast - their wings do this dragonfly-type-flutter illusion. Really cool.

 

 

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9 hours until my blues can hatch. *pokes at time* Grrrr.

 

I really, really want things to switch over to silver. Because I'm selfish and I want this to go quickly so I can collect more golds. They are definitely my favorite.

 

I really hope what we are seeing is how it's going to be: About 4 days for each color. THAT is a lot easier to remember then all this moon-phase mumbo-jumbo!

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