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Anyone else realize that the eggs are all the colors of the rainbow?

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I made two big head sprites for the two I helped to sprite (you can use them as Forum Avatar):

Kovos Pygmie (Sketch from SkyWolf25 )

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Geminae Dragon (Sketch from Shiny Hazard Sign)

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21 minutes ago, Dracaena said:

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?

 

I was definitely surprised when we didn't get any site updates, we've gotten major birthday updates for the last few years (market, groups, raffle, etc). Although I would totally settle for some interesting summon-type BSA on these 'infinity' dragons, just something a little 'extra' then a normal release. (And yeah, I still have no clue what to spend my shards on, it feels silly to spend tons on a breed I can catch myself.)

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2 hours 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. I just wish my hatchlings would grow up quicker so I could get to making pretty lineages with them already!

 

You are not the only one. But thankfully the dragons are lovely enough to stand all on their own without knowing anything about the series. I just love the bright colors!

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5 hours ago, bloodyneptune said:

 

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.

I made both the Vremya and the Geminae :D what's your question about the Vremya's antlers?

 

and haha no its not Ultron. The colors were inspired by Vision, yes, but that's about it. We decided for it to be a two-headed because, well-- two heads are better than one ;D

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I only just noticed that the Kovos hatchi looks like a rocking horse! 😋

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3 hours ago, InfiniteGalaxiezz05 said:

Anyone else realize that the eggs are all the colors of the rainbow?

This was actually my first thought. (I actually collected my eggs in the pattern of the rainbow for this reason.)


I had no idea they were Infinity Stones references until someone mentioned it.


Probably because I never saw Infinity War or Endgame.

 

 

Also, reblogging for the new page and to add new stuf...

 

All the info on the dergs so far {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.

 

19 hours ago, SkyWolf25 said:

 

20 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.

 

12 hours ago, SkyWolf25 said:
18 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. :)

 

20 hours ago, Corteo said:

 

On 5/24/2019 at 7:02 PM, 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!

 

2 hours ago, hazeh said:
8 hours ago, bloodyneptune said:

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.

I made both the Vremya and the Geminae :D what's your question about the Vremya's antlers?

 

and haha no its not Ultron. The colors were inspired by Vision, yes, but that's about it. We decided for it to be a two-headed because, well-- two heads are better than one ;D

 

3 hours ago, Shajana said:

I made two big head sprites for the two I helped to sprite (you can use them as Forum Avatar):

Kovos Pygmie (Sketch from SkyWolf25 )

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Geminae Dragon (Sketch from Shiny Hazard Sign)

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2 hours ago, TCA said:

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{Shokomon: Pretty~}

 

17 minutes ago, TCA said:
2 hours ago, Pilauli said:

@TCA is that [the Aeria Gloris bust] available for forum avatar use like Shajana's are?  Because if so, I'm definitely using it.

 

Yes it is!

 

Also, MORE BONUS ART

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Picture References:

21 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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9 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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@TCA is that available for forum avatar use like Shajana's are?  Because if so, I'm definitely using it.

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48 minutes ago, hazeh said:

I made both the Vremya and the Geminae :D what's your question about the Vremya's antlers?

 

and haha no its not Ultron. The colors were inspired by Vision, yes, but that's about it. We decided for it to be a two-headed because, well-- two heads are better than one ;D

 

Ok, first, those are Vision dragons and thank you. And I just about lost my mind when I saw just...basically the eye of Agamotto, you worked that in to looking like a necklace but not amazingly. I just wanted to know if the antlers had a specific inspiration or were just an artistic touch.

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Oh the two head looks so derpy - its adorable I love it.

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11 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.

I figured it would be obvious, since I dont think skywolf has any prior releases? Nevermind youll just have to duke it out it seems!

 

Jkjk gr8 work all three :^) congrats skywolf!

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1 hour ago, TCA said:

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Very nice! :)

 

I love all the adults.

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Popping in to say thanks to TJ09 and all the spriters for yet more fun dragons.  Breeding plans to be decided.  The Aeria Gloris (I keep wanting to say Aeris Gloria) are very unique.

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1 hour ago, Pilauli said:

@TCA is that available for forum avatar use like Shajana's are?  Because if so, I'm definitely using it.

Yes it is!

 

Also, MORE BONUS ART

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16 minutes ago, TCA said:

Yes it is!

 

Also, MORE BONUS ART

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Ohhhh~


I like this.

 

I like this a LOT.

 

alot

 

lol

 

It looks so dangerous...but all I want to do is pet it.

 

...
 

Is that weird? 

 

XD

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*stares at TCA's post* Is... Is he shouting at me? He's like staring straight at me and he looks angry! :lol: The difference between the wings and fins are definitely clearer with that large sketch. 

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On 5/24/2019 at 4:29 PM, hazeh said:

 

: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!! 

 

I love them. They are my new favourite two headed dragon breed. Thanks for creating them for us.

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That is amazing, TCA

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Hnnnng the Aeria Gloris is my absolute favorite from this release - they're so beautiful ; A;

 

I love all of them, though - thanks to all the spriters!

 

ETA: Got 4 of everything in various stages of growth hanging out on my scroll, feel like I did pretty OK this release - everything has been fairly easy to grab outside of the initial flood. 

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3 hours ago, Shokomon said:

 

It looks so dangerous...but all I want to do is pet it.

 

...
 

Is that weird? 

Humans will pet anything so... 😂

 

I come late to the party but honestly I love this release overall!

Seeing all of them together on the first page, they look so great! 😍 All these pretty colors, I love it!

 

I love the pose on the Vremya Drakes, I feel they're trying to seduce me 😂They're like "Draw me like one of your French girls, Jack" lol

But they look great, love the horns and this amazing green!

 

My faves are definitely the Lihnseyres and  Aeria Gloris, but that's because they hit all buttons! I love everything about the Lihnseyres (from the horns to the stone in the tail and the colors) and the Aeria are just so unique!! 

And that additional art...!!! @TCA, these are so, so great! They feel alien, totally what I'd expect to find in a remote planet!

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some dragons to hoard 😝

 

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8 hours ago, TCA said:

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It's beautiful! I quite like creatures that have multiple eyes and this dragon just happens to have those and some of my favorite shades of colors too. :o

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Phew!  I just got 2 additional eggs from the volcano so that I have 4 dragons of each new breed.  Now I have to wait for the first ones to become adults.

 

And of course, wait for a Gauntlet Dragon... 😉

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10 hours ago, HeatherMarie said:

 

I was definitely surprised when we didn't get any site updates, we've gotten major birthday updates for the last few years (market, groups, raffle, etc). Although I would totally settle for some interesting summon-type BSA on these 'infinity' dragons, just something a little 'extra' then a normal release. (And yeah, I still have no clue what to spend my shards on, it feels silly to spend tons on a breed I can catch myself.)

I'm not only surprised but a little disappointed too... Still crossing fingers for some extra update after all our dragons grow up, but I don't know... The cave is so slow with site updates, and the anniversary is the one day in the year we DO get awesome updates..except they're not here this time :( Really hoping TJ is still ironing out some bugs and we'll get some sort of site update soon.

 

 

That Aeria Gloris art - wow!! 😍

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