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2016-05-21 - Dragon Cave's 10th Birthday!

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Two tiny problems I hope only I am experiencing: Coast Alpine had no drop at all, and Arias aren't updated in the Encyclopedia...?

 

I absolutely *love* the new dragons, especially the Tarantula, so much love <3

 

Edited because I derp.

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These turned out to be magnificent, every last one of them!

 

for one reason or another i am particularly fond of the Tarantula Hawk Drake. The colors are really cool. i hope i can find a pretty color match to breed them with. ( i am thinking greater spotted drake )

 

 

Nexus are gorgeous, i cant wait to see if they will get more crystals the longer they stay on our scrolls or if that is just a fun part of the description.

 

 

thank you artists and tj

its been a great celebration

Edited by nepenthe.catharsis

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i think I have all but the duo heads...is that one the reddish purple crystal egg?

School blocked wiki so I have no clue..

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i think I have all but the duo heads...is that one the reddish purple crystal egg?

School blocked wiki so I have no clue..

Yes, the two headed one is the Nexus dragon with the Crystal looking egg

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One question, though: How should I imagine the Candelabras luring prey with their lights ? I mean, when you aren't living from insects or roaming the deep sea I'm at a loss as to what prey would be lured in by moving (or steady) lights ? Most animals I can think of tend to avoid light [in the sense of individual light sources in the dark, not daylight] or are spooked by it. And these guys don't sound like the type that preys on lost wanderers in the night... wink.gif

The lights have a weak hypnotic quality. It's strong enough to affect non-magical, less intelligent creatures like birds and deer, but doesn't really have much of an effect on dragons and such.

 

I didn't mention it earlier, but Candelabras are omnivorous, and prefer to stick to eating insects, anyway--they merely have the ability to lure prey when necessary. However, 'converted' individuals tend to hunt more often, and use thus rely on this alluring quality, which strengthens a bit in response to its heightened usage, like a magical 'muscle' of sorts.

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laugh.gif You did get a bit carried away, didn't you! But thanks for sharing. I think Pyro and rainbow Copper are my faves. They go well with a lot of things, though.

Yeap, a bit... user posted image

So far my favourite are: Frilled, Ember, Grave, Autumn and Mageia =)

 

 

 

 

And here are Drakes and Two-Headed ninja.gif

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Oh, I think I remember the Nexi! Or at least a very similar concept, a fire and ice two-headed. I love their meaty, throaty necks. And that's good, because I get 2x the neck to look at!

 

I'm definitely breeding Candelabras with Spirit Wards, oh man. Glowly protector lineage? Yes please. They look like they'd be good for festivals as well.

 

And I love the new drakes! I love drakes in general, so I'm glad we're growing their rather pitiful breeding pool. They both have really nice colors, the wings complement the body wonderfully. Very interesting diet on the Tarantula Hawk, I'd want a long, bony snout if I were eating potentially venomous animals too. The Morphodrakes look so calm and pretty, much friendlier, haha. I love the wing pattern on both of them, looks like they match. Hopefully my two will gender oppositely so I can breed them right away.

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Yeap, a bit... user posted image

So far my favourite are: Frilled, Ember, Grave, Autumn and Mageia =)

 

 

 

 

And here are Drakes and Two-Headed

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We are so gonna have to do bloodswaps, because I'm thinking of doing all of those except Frill, too xd.png

 

Thanks so much for all the lineage pics! <33

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Frankenweenie, you da real MVP ;D

 

I'm quite partial to Candelabra x Lumina, Antarean, Brute, Ember, and Gold. I also may end up doing a spiral with my Desipis alts--those are always fun for me to work on c:

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The more I look at them the more I love the wings on the female Nexus dragons *w* so many small little subtle shading details, and I love the way they're spread out, ahhh

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I love them all, thank you TJ and spriters!

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While waiting male Candelabra grows up, I decided to make a few previews.

I guess I got a little carried away...

So if someone is curious here is an album with female Candelabra x All Seasonals, Pillow, Falconiform Wyvern, Ember, Black Tea, Balloon, Seragamma Wyvern, Storm, Sunrise, Sunset, Nocturne, Terrae, Bright Pink, Turpentine, Water Walker, Golden Wyvern, Green, Antarean, Anagallis, Almandine, Spessartine, Canopy, Lunar Herald, Moonstone, Ridgewing, Sunstone, Sunsong, Undine, White, Sapphire, Bright-Breasted Wyvern, Brute, Cassare, Frostbite, Gold, Horse, Ice, Thunder, Magma, Yellow-Crowned, Black Capped Teimarr, Dark Green, Daydream, Gold-horned Tangar, Guardian, Skywing, Water, Water Horse, Frilled, Nebula, Shadow Walker, Grave, Blusang Lindwurm, all Xenowyrms, all Coppers, Enrage/Pacify Aegis, Mutamore, Gemshard,...  blink.gif

 

Haha. Hey, if you're gonna do something, might as well go the whole hog, am I right? xd.png

 

So far, really loving how they look with Antareans, Aegis (normal and enraged), Purple Nebula, Shadow Walkers (Of course I'm gonna say that xd.png) and Celestials. They seem to look best with pale dragons, or blue ones. Just my opinion, anyway xd.png I think the Morphos look best with the Glaucus (with Night Glories a close second) and the Tarantula Hawks look good with the Howlers and Night Glories. And the Nexus look really good with Hook Talons.

 

Edit; Thank you for the Candles x Spirit Ward mockups, cbussiere! biggrin.gif They look so good together!

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Morphodrakes look the most interesting to me... they ar probably based on the butterfly, but those patterns look like large scales and I love that <3

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And here are Drakes and Two-Headed   ninja.gif

Thanks for that! xd.png The Morphodrake X Night Glory mockup looks really nice. And Night/Day Glories are based on butterflies as well, right? So it seems fitting.

 

Tarentula Hawk X Ochredrake make a lovely pairing as well. wub.gif

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I made some mockups of Candelabras x Spirit Wards. I really like this, especially with female SWs.

Oh boy, another spirit Ward line I have to work on. why would you do this to me?! xd.png

 

 

Also, does anyone remember what color mana corresponds to what element? Is the pink mana on the Nexus' tails destruction magic?

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Okay, the drakes totally steal the show this time around! wub.gif

 

They're ALL fabulous, though! So many fun checker ideas!

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Speaking of frills, we found this while going through a researcher's notes.

 

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In totally unrelated news my wrist hurts a lot now.

A valiant effort was made to transcribe this while I was sleeping, so here's the whole thing in legible actual text:

 

Once considered pests, the prolific Frilled Dragon fell victim to cruel extermination programs in recent years. Farmers had made a habit of killing them on sight, and several wizards were called upon to assist. What they concocted was a terrible plague, which prevented natural reproduction. It spread rapidly to wild dragons, until predation and poaching led scholars to believe they had gone entirely extinct. We have recently found a small pack of survivors that appear to be immune to this plague. Samples have been taken in an effort to cure and innoculate our domesticated specimens. Preliminary tests appear to be promising.

-L

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OOh all of them are NICE!

 

Morphodrake? As in the butterfly? biggrin.gif These pretties are my favorite of this release followed by the Candleabras, who I definitely see the Valentine's-y influence in. Makes me think of a fancy, elegant, candlelit restaurant. Darnit I was going to leave both of my Aegis dragons Pacified but I might just have to Enrage one because I think he'd look stunning with a Candle lady. (Thanks for the extra info, PieMaster! That would be an interesting pairing since both breeds are quite protective and willing to resort to violence if angered.)

 

The face on the Tarantula Hawk Drake looks adorably mischevious but the pose makes me think it's suddenly dropping out of a tree right in front of someone kinda like actual spiders so eek. I think these guys will look good with Howlers and maybe GSDs will get more love, too.

 

The Nexuses (Nexi? idk what the plural would be) are cool too but I just can't unsee them as something out of LoZ! xd.png

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Omg the adults are beautiful!! I think the Morphodrakes are probably my favorites, they are just so pretty!! But I love them all. I especially love the Nexus's description, I love the idea of a fire/ice dragon, and the mana crystals on the sprite look wonderful. Odeen, you really outdid yourself here.

 

Thank you for the extra info on the Candelabras, PieMaster!

 

And ohhhh, a note from a researcher about Frills, excellent!

 

Now I just have to wait another day and 12 hours for mine to grow up. Dangit. Grow faster! I wish we had a hatchie incubate.

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