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5 hours ago, Whirlaway said:

I hope these breeds become a little less common overtime... right now all you see on refreshes (especially in Volcano/Alpine/Jungle) are three eggs of the new breeds and that's it. A little bit frustrating, honestly.

I'm not seeing what you're seeing. On the hour yes, it's mostly the new breeds but I'm still trying to get a second pair for some of them and having a little trouble with that. I have a tendency to miss the top of the hour and any other time I check, especially the alpine, I only see older breeds.

 

Of course, isn't it always that the one thing we want is the one thing we can't find.

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8 hours ago, jerzeeshadow said:

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You are correct!  Ha, I never did count the eyes, such a small detail on my phone.  Thanks for that!✌

With the Caligene, I always assumed it was one big red eye with a slit pupil (like a cat's eye), really. Is it confirmed anywhere that these are, in fact, two eyes per side?

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12 hours ago, john_jones said:

But As a native speaker (russian)  I like Vremya Drakes. Vremya means Time in Russian, so Time Drakes. As Green as the Time Stone.

OOoh I love the name now!! This makes it so much better :D

 

Also I forgot to influence my initial batch, but I lucked out: Only one dragon misgendered! :nyan:

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1 hour ago, olympe said:

With the Caligene, I always assumed it was one big red eye with a slit pupil (like a cat's eye), really. Is it confirmed anywhere that these are, in fact, two eyes per side?

It was discussed in the Halloween thread when they came out. 

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1 hour ago, Fiona said:

I'm not seeing what you're seeing. On the hour yes, it's mostly the new breeds but I'm still trying to get a second pair for some of them and having a little trouble with that. I have a tendency to miss the top of the hour and any other time I check, especially the alpine, I only see older breeds. 

Do you set a timer? When I'm actively hunting, I'll set a timer to remind myself to be in refresh mode 10 seconds or so before the cave flips.

 

Unfortunately, although I have three egg slots right now, I have too many hatchlings. XD  I think the last time I was scroll-locked was Christmas! Most of the time, I love my 4 males, 4 females scroll goal because it means that short lineages are easy to do by myself, but boy, during big releases, do I curse that decision...

 

Got two great codes so far: gbutt (who's a gold) and feman (who's a purple). Fe is the chemical symbol for iron, so feman = Iron Man!!! My BF is the one who caught him, but I was so excited about the code, he gifted him to me. ❤️

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2 hours ago, olympe said:

With the Caligene, I always assumed it was one big red eye with a slit pupil (like a cat's eye), really. Is it confirmed anywhere that these are, in fact, two eyes per side?

 

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You can see it pretty clearly on the sprite from the Halloween '17 event.

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Just snagged some new eggs from the AP :) 

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5 hours ago, bloodyneptune said:

I wondered if you took any of the other colors off the planet it was found on cause yeah, theres very little to go on with that one xD And everyone did think the stone was going to end up with Heimdall anyways, because of the sight thing. It turned out GREAT, btw, for being the one with the least references to pull from. Am I right at all about the black front of the Kovos being a reference to the pillar Evil Elf keeps it in, or the thing they gave it to the Collector in? (you gotta understand, I L O V E you guys for these, my good god theres Infinity Dragons. So im super dhgiudshaf excited about the inspirations)

I was very disappointed that the soul stone ended up being in a random planet that was never mentioned before instead of Heimdall, but oh well.

Yes, the black/dark grey belly scutes are from the aether's container, and the dark markings on the body come from the dark billowing colours of the freed aether. :)

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12 hours ago, bones17601 said:

Ugh just saw them all and theyre GORGEOUS.

Lihnseyre completely blew me out of the water, and from two of my three favorite spriters on the site, such a flawless collab lol Im truly gagged. Thanks yall!

 

2/3 favorite spriters on a 3 person collab means one of us is unworthy. Is this where Skwoolf, TCA, and I fight to the death to figure out which two of us get the mantles of favorites? I’m scrappy. I feel good about my odds.

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managed to get 2 of each ^_^, been a couple releases since I managed to get a pair of everything lol

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1 hour ago, Marrionetta said:

2/3 favorite spriters on a 3 person collab means one of us is unworthy. Is this where Skwoolf, TCA, and I fight to the death to figure out which two of us get the mantles of favorites? I’m scrappy. I feel good about my odds.

Welp, I'd buy tickets for that. XD

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Could you requote my original info post again? The one you have there is the old version with the wrong image link, which I fixed later on.

 Done!

 

And so it will be on the last page {Spoilered because long}:

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On 5/24/2019 at 12:23 PM, Fiona said:

I'm not going to make an actual trivia post for Kovos pygmies as the information is in the encyclopedia. (Yes, I'm mean and will make you work for it.)

 

I will say that a large part of the inspiration came from the aether and how it swirls around a person and then just schlerps in. I wanted a lindwyrm because of their snakey type body, but with wings. I love Skywolf's sketch. I didn't give her a lot of description to start with and she captured my vision perfectly.

 

Their mists are formed from death mana and dark mana, in somewhat different forms. Those mists are part of them, essentially, not just drawn to them. They're slightly lethal with prolonged contact. Maybe you'll want to avoid direct contact.

 

Also, they hate you, but think you probably might taste good. If you aren't careful around them they'll probably kill you just to find out. So beware.

 

On 5/24/2019 at 12:54 PM, Fiona said:

Slightly lethal as in, kill you slowly. As opposed to the pygmies themselves, who just grab you with their claws and rip your face off.

 

On 5/24/2019 at 10:29 AM, hazeh said:

That's actually not her belly. The Geminae have rather robust rib cages 😁 She is 3/4 view, with heads turned inwards. 

 

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Geminae are bipedal, so they need that big booty to help balance while walking. 

 

:D I personally adore my bootylicious babies, but I know they aren't everyone's cup of tea. 

 

 

I'm glad everyone likes the Vremya drakes though!! 

 

On 5/24/2019 at 11:12 AM, TCA said:
On 5/24/2019 at 10:35 AM, olympe said:

Why, just why does the Aeria Gloris' description state they have 7 sets of small wings if the sprite clearly shows at least 11 (without counting the first set, which is *not* small)? Plus, there should be 1-2 extra sets hidden behind the chest. Anyway, something doesn't match up here. I still love the sprites, though. :wub:

There are 14 wings and 12 fins.

 

On 5/24/2019 at 11:25 AM, SkyWolf25 said:

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Here's a portrait of the Lihnseyre. :D I'm glad I was able to finish it in time. Feel free to use it for your avatar or sig. Full size.

Also, info dump time! Here's some stuff about them.

 

-'Lihn' comes from linh/lin/ling, which means 'soul' in some Asian countries. 'Seyre' is 'seer' scrambled and modified, and is pronounced similarly to 'sayer'. 
 
-Quite large. This can be changed if the average size range of DC dragons change, but currently I'm imagining the length of the body (the tail excluded) is comparable to blue whales, possibly longer.
 
-Can feel the souls of creatures surrounding them, letting them know of the creatures' locations, general emotions, species, and elements(elemental affinity for animals with inherent magic, preferred element for human mages). Signals from nearby creatures are the strongest, and gradually fades with distance.
 
-Move within a set(albeit very wide) area, but don't feel particular ownership over it; don't mind areas overlapping with others or other breeds living in it. The exception to this are Cassares; their magic-nullifying ability interferes with soul-feeling and causes them distress, as it's akin to losing sight or hearing. They will try to warn them off, or even bodily remove them to a far off place if that doesn't work.
 
-As mentioned in the description, if they 'see' a distressed or angry soul they may send soothing energy, and sometimes may invigorate weakened, withering souls. However, this is more because they like it when souls are peaceful and beautiful rather than acting out of inherent goodwill. (It's similar to taking a look at your glass marble collection and cleaning ones that are dirty.) It's not impossible for kinder Lihnseyres to help because they want to, but it depends on the individual and is not that common.
 
-They're more muscular than one might expect, though more wiry than bulky.
 
-They hate zombies with a passion because of how unstable and unnatural their souls feel and will cut their soul tethers(i.e. kill them for good) whenever they encounter one. However, this won't do on a scroll. 😜
 
-Females lay a single egg and parents take turns carrying it around, as they don't keep a nest. The hatchling is also carried and raised together.
 
-They have a reverberant roar and rumbling growl, emphasized by their size. They prefer telepathy for communication, but can rumble to show their displeasure. They sometimes let out a much softer, crooning rumble when they are pleased.
 
-If they're particularly interested in a certain thing, the tips of their tendrils get angled towards it. If you are touched by the tendrils it means you are in their favor. If they are very angry, the tendrils get angled diagonally back like face frills and ripple intensely. Touching the tendrils without permission is considered rude.
 
-They like draping/coiling themselves around something when they settle down to sleep, namely ancient trees and large rock pillars.
 
 
There will be more info in the encyclopedia, but do feel free to ask me stuff about these guys 'u'
I really appreciate all of the people who have expressed their love for my first dragon. ;v; I am also grateful to the spriters who helped make it happen.
 
 
Bonus: Here's the sketch I did for the Kovos pygmy.
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On 5/24/2019 at 7:26 AM, Corteo said:

The pygmy has the stones on the neck, it’s just super hard to sprite stones at pygmy scale. 

 

On 5/24/2019 at 8:13 AM, Corteo said:

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Enjoy a Vremya bust, feel free to use it in sigs or avatars if you want.

 

14 hours ago, SkyWolf25 said:

 

15 hours ago, bloodyneptune said:

 

@SkyWolf25 Does any of the Lihnseyre's design take inspiration from Heimdall?

It doesn't, but I did realize after writing the adult description that their soul-sensing ability was vaguely similar to Heimdall's ability to see every living creature in the nine realms. The design was me going 'wah, the soul stone doesn't have containers or second forms to reference. let's try putting irrelevant cool-looking stuff instead and see where it goes'. xD The one you're seeing is the third version.

 

6 hours ago, SkyWolf25 said:
12 hours ago, bloodyneptune said:

I wondered if you took any of the other colors off the planet it was found on cause yeah, theres very little to go on with that one xD And everyone did think the stone was going to end up with Heimdall anyways, because of the sight thing. It turned out GREAT, btw, for being the one with the least references to pull from. Am I right at all about the black front of the Kovos being a reference to the pillar Evil Elf keeps it in, or the thing they gave it to the Collector in? (you gotta understand, I L O V E you guys for these, my good god theres Infinity Dragons. So im super dhgiudshaf excited about the inspirations)

I was very disappointed that the soul stone ended up being in a random planet that was never mentioned before instead of Heimdall, but oh well.

Yes, the black/dark grey belly scutes are from the aether's container, and the dark markings on the body come from the dark billowing colours of the freed aether. :)

 

15 hours ago, Corteo said:

 

22 hours ago, john_jones said:

So sad Geminae Dragons  are two-headed!

But As a native speaker (russian)  I like Vremya Drakes. Vremya means Time in Russian, so Time Drakes. As Green as the Time Stone.

 

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So glad you guys like the release!

 

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15 hours ago, bloodyneptune said:

I also wanna point out for people who haven't seen the movies the metal "Orb" that the Power Stone is kept in (the highlights on the dragon TOTALLY look like Orb bits)

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The necklace 'The Eye of Agamotto" the Time Stone is in

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And the Aether held in like....a big black pillar, kinda. I think it totally looks like the black down the middle of the dragon, then the wings? I dont know, Im vague on references/pics on that one because you know....Thor 2. Amiright?

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4 hours ago, Pixxelation said:

@bloodyneptune Good eye! More specifically, I drew inspiration from when the Orb is first opened in Guardians of the Galaxy:

 

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First I wanted to recreate this with the horns, and from there I decided to expand the rest of the body, particularly the wings and tails. From there, the concept was born.

 

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@bloodyneptune Good eye! More specifically, I drew inspiration from when the Orb is first opened in Guardians of the Galaxy:

 

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First I wanted to recreate this with the horns, and from there I decided to expand the rest of the body, particularly the wings and tails. From there, the concept was born.

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6 hours ago, olympe said:

With the Caligene, I always assumed it was one big red eye with a slit pupil (like a cat's eye), really. Is it confirmed anywhere that these are, in fact, two eyes per side?

four eyes, two on each side

 

aeria gloris is my favorite, love the blue and all the wings ;o;

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3 hours ago, Marrionetta said:

2/3 favorite spriters on a 3 person collab means one of us is unworthy. Is this where Skwoolf, TCA, and I fight to the death to figure out which two of us get the mantles of favorites? I’m scrappy. I feel good about my odds.

Nahh. It's just that so far there were only two Brushes of Might, because SkyWolf didn't have one, not having a sprite in the cave. Now that they are an official spriter as well, with such a gorgeous dragon, bones will have three favourite spriters, some giant dwarf on a godforsaken planet will forge another Brush of Might, and we will discover that SkyWolf is able to wield it, because they actually were worthy all along, too. :lol:

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1 hour ago, Pixxelation said:

@bloodyneptune Good eye! More specifically, I drew inspiration from when the Orb is first opened in Guardians of the Galaxy:

 

First I wanted to recreate this with the horns, and from there I decided to expand the rest of the body, particularly the wings and tails. From there, the concept was born.

.....I am so exceptionally happy about all of this. I was screaming "ORB BITS" at friends through text, this is just...I cannot believe these dragons are real, I cannot believe this is happening.

 

4 hours ago, SkyWolf25 said:

I was very disappointed that the soul stone ended up being in a random planet that was never mentioned before instead of Heimdall, but oh well.

Yes, the black/dark grey belly scutes are from the aether's container, and the dark markings on the body come from the dark billowing colours of the freed aether. :)

I was 100% sure it was in his Hammer. It fit with the T.H.A.N.O.S thing, it made sense. I had visuals. But no, it was Hand. Kovos is legit one of my favs because I immediately knew it had to be Infinity Dragons if the red one had the smokey stuff around it, and...I may not have been Dark World's super fan, but the visuals were great, and it nailed that (even though it lead to Knowheres partial ruin and why wont anyone tell me if its ok?! Did they rebuild? It feels like a delicate economy there, the in-house insurance is probably a scam. Im just really worried about how it'll bounce back from this. Its a criminal space mall in a dead gods head, its my fav location in the entire MCU other than 'wherever Bucky is'.)

 

Ok, who made the Vremya cause I got questions about the antlers. And the Geminae! Why two heads? Is one of them Ultron? Cause one the left one's horns def remind me of Ultron.

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I'm probably the only one in this thread who hasn't really seen any of the Marvel movies these dragons seem to be references of... but at least it's not so "on the nose" as references have been with some of the previous birthday releases. I just wish my hatchlings would grow up quicker so I could get to making pretty lineages with them already!

 

So now that I've had the time to really think about the new dragons we have, I have to admit that for once the pygmies are my favorites from this release. I just love their colors so much. :wub: They're tied with Lihnseyres for the spot of my #1 favorite breed from this release, Lihnseyres look really pretty but with those guys I just love their lore. I really love Vremyas as well, while we already have some green drakes, the Vremyas' shade of green is such a lovely sight that I can't help but to love it -- and I'm usually not a fan of drakes at all! Oh, and Galvanics, purple is my absolute favorite color so I really like these fellows as well. Aeria Gloris are... a bit too alien for my tastes but quite pretty nonetheless. But I'm still sorely disappointed by the Geminis, they had such pretty eggs and hatchlings but I really don't like the adult sprites.

 

So all in all, this was a pretty good release. Happy birthday, Dragon Cave!

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Happy Birthday! Thank you for all of the new dragons. My favorites are the Geminae and the Lihnseyre. I wish the Kovos was bigger so we could see more detail. Not fond of the little pointy-faced head on the Aeria Gloris but I do like all of the eyes and the body. Thank you spriters for all of your hard work.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sazandora said:

I'm probably the only one in this thread who hasn't really seen any of the Marvel movies these dragons seem to be references of... but at least it's not so "on the nose" as references have been with some of the previous birthday releases.

 

Perhaps not on the nose, but definitely floating above and a little behind it.

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You know what's funny?  If you look at the Aeria Gloris heads wrong, it looks like the mouth is in between the parts of the near horn, and it makes almost as much visual sense that way.  Of course, it's fairly easy to tell after you look again.

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Happy Birthday Dragon Cave!  Here's to many more!

 

Thanks for the new dragons, though if I hadn't read the thread I would have never guessed the pop references (and I still don't really get them).

 

I was hoping for some site updates too.  Have and want boxes for trading hub.  A way to mass fog and unfog growing dragons or better yet a setting to hide growing on scroll.  I was really hoping to see prizes in the market.  I want some cb shimmers and have nothing to spend my 5400 (and growing) pile of shards on.  If we can't have that, can we at least specify on the raffle if we want to enter for shimmer or tinsel or both?

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4 hours ago, bloodyneptune said:

.....I am so exceptionally happy about all of this. I was screaming "ORB BITS" at friends through text, this is just...I cannot believe these dragons are real, I cannot believe this is happening.

 

I was 100% sure it was in his Hammer. It fit with the T.H.A.N.O.S thing, it made sense. I had visuals. But no, it was Hand. Kovos is legit one of my favs because I immediately knew it had to be Infinity Dragons if the red one had the smokey stuff around it, and...I may not have been Dark World's super fan, but the visuals were great, and it nailed that (even though it lead to Knowheres partial ruin and why wont anyone tell me if its ok?! Did they rebuild? It feels like a delicate economy there, the in-house insurance is probably a scam. Im just really worried about how it'll bounce back from this. Its a criminal space mall in a dead gods head, its my fav location in the entire MCU other than 'wherever Bucky is'.)

 

Ok, who made the Vremya cause I got questions about the antlers. And the Geminae! Why two heads? Is one of them Ultron? Cause one the left one's horns def remind me of Ultron.

The H in Thanos is Hurl your daughter off a cliff.

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