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    As a creator, it really makes my day whenever someone appreciates this sort of things. It validates the effort that is put in these sort of little details, and also shows us that being passionate helps connecting with the people you want to reach.
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    Kuxcoatl The Lord of the Feathered Dragons has a very particular background. His bedazzling being is proof of the will in Kadmos' blood. Kuxcoatl shows that to dragons, to be is to become. Background Long time ago, Kuxcoatl hatched as a dragonkin among the brood of the Coatls. He was known as Kuxbaan, and lived under the shade of the great feathered wyrms. In the beginning, the Coatls were tribal and feral, formed by brutal devourers and hostile warriors who took pride in the violent ways of their kin. The dragonkin were not treated very different than those destined to feed the Coatls’ hunger. Yet Kuxbaan, with remarkable wit and intelligence, managed to please his boastful masters, enough for him to stay alive. Naturally curious, he always found himself cautiously observing his masters’ behavior, not afraid but with interest to form an objective judgement of what he saw day by day. Oft times, he would stray away from Coatl territory to explore unknown lands and species. Kuxbaan took samples to study them whenever he had time, and this was nothing his superiors cared for or even noticed. However, he always proceeded quietly and attempted to go by unnoticed. He did not wish to displease his master, a young Coatl who was expected to become a strong leader of his clan. Kuxbaan’s curiosity and desire for knowledge continued increasing, and his heart longed for adventure; his mind painting landscapes beyond the galactic infinity, roused by the wondrous night sky that he often observed from the Red moon. Every 13 years a portal opens and Dragons travel to Dralore, a planet too different to theirs where they bring absolute calamity and desolation as they search for a valuable offering to bring back to the head of their respective brood. This is considered a rite of passage, and Kuxbaan’s master was to perform it. Kuxbaan was not going to sit idle while limiting himself to dream, so he furtively clung to his unaware lord’s tail, hiding under his plumes. This behavior he had observed in parasite species that latched onto bigger animals and that was Kuxbaan’s time to imitate it. Dralore was successfully reached and Kuxbaan, filled with awe, did not lose time to delve into the wonders of that new world. There, lingering undercover, he came across the people who in Dralore are known as the Nahuac. He observed how the Nahuac, at a very early stage, were trying to channel their magic, primarily into manipulating nature, but they lacked full knowledge of the essential principle that conferred them magic power. When the time to go back to the Red Moon came, Kuxbaan left Dralore, but he had more questions than those he had before arriving. This lead him enter in a state of deep meditation and study when he returned to Drakha. He commenced developing and exercising his dragonkin magic, wishing to manipulate nature like the Nahuac, but with a deeper understanding and wishing to modify his own self. In theory this was fully possible, for the blood of Kadmos, the first dragon, ran through his veins. He challenged his mind and his body, and after a while a transformation begun. The blood of Kadmos had awakened within him, and soon his anatomy commenced changing into that of a majestic and gigantic dragon. Kuxbaan had finally become a Coatl, defying the laws of nature and of his own kin. When he appeared before the eyes of his master and claimed to be Kuxbaan, the later was ready to take him on with fury. Kuxbaan did not retreat and fought not only with strength, but also cunning and sly, finally outwitting the leader and executing him. Kuxbaan was recognized as the new leader and he named himself Kuxcoatl, Lord of the feathered dragons, leaving his dragonkin name behind. The Coatls changed as a kin, following the steps of their new master. They remained strong and territorial, but the desire for knowledge and curiosity became their most notable characteristic. Personality Kuxcoatl appears collected and meditative, and whenever he speaks, his mouth spews words of pure wisdom. Knowledge is his ore; he hoards it, yet not greedily, for he often shares it when he considers it worthy and pertinent. Many millennia ago, he made a trip to Dralore where he showed the Nahuac some of his magic, which they now know as the Makaab and is a pinnacle of this discipline to their society. To fight Kuxcoatl is to prepare for a test not only of strength but of wit and intelligence, since these are two of the most notable characteristics of a Coatl’s combat. In Kuxcoatl’s domain, the Coatls have a similar philosophy to Aureus’ when it comes to the treatment of dragonkin and some of their servants, which are usually Nahuac abducted from Dralore. Except for those who remain in the Coatls’ food farms waiting for their turn to satiate the dragons’ appetite, inhabitants of the brood’s territory are given certain freedom. This is reasonable to Kuxcoatl due to his past. A good way to please the Lord of the feathered dragons is to present him with something unknown to him; something that confers him knowledge in any sense.
  3. 3 points
    Hello everyone, I think is pertinent that i present myself. I'm Alastor Guzman Head of RPG and game design so for rules regarding the system, IPs etc feel free to tag me and i'll answer your questions. So as i am writing the different epic encounters I come to you backers to ask What do you expect of them? We will have a tease soon but what do you expect from them. The idea is like a boss fight from God of war or Legend of zelda with different points to attack and not just Hitpoints pinatas Edit: Click here to see v2 of the Epic Encounters. We are still missing the following on this version: Balance the numbers Some final edits (Typos to some names) Change of first paragraph in Baastherox (it has Aureus' duplicated) Include the Maps Include the rest of the lairs If you notice any other issues, please let us know.
  4. 3 points
    @Brushguy Those are amazing!! I got a picture of my beloved Niv-Mizzet on my top shelf as well - I want to repaint him at some point should it be possible, but he's one of my favorite dragons around!
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    Good morning! Thank you! I am sure, you guys do your best with all the love and passion yuo have for dragons. Here's another larger piece I painted up several times. Ral Partha's great golden Chaos Dragon: A real heavyweight monster cast in metal. Fortunately your dragons will come in resin and be much lighter. Resin is so much better than pewter. Cheers Dirk
  6. 3 points
    Not exactly my dragon, truth be told, but I've been playing with my GM's! (Those are my dice tho). Kuxcoatl will be my first! ♡♡♡ ///patiently waits for wave 5
  7. 3 points
    I picked up a paint-your-own keeper dragon from Windstone Editions 4 years ago and I finally painted him! He's my favorite dragon in my collection.
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    Random observation: there aren’t that many instances in any of the inspiring languages where the same word appears twice in a short phrase. I wonder if gre in “gre khmuresh gre umrakesh” could be a ‘neither / nor’ construction using the same word like in Spanish?
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    For now I'll keep focusing my attention on the nouns since it seems Hilasar has a way better grasp on verb and conjugations. So it is safe to assume that if Draconic uses animate nouns (dragons, men, creatures), there should also be inanimate nouns (things). Based on this, inanimate (which seems to be really be discussed thus far in this thread) nouns could actually be split depending on the noun's level of animacy (a tree vs a concept) which is seen in Russian which is based more along the lines of sentience vs life. Since the language is from dragons, I would go so far as to say the animacy could be broken down as: 1st person -> 2nd person -> 3rd person -> proper names (Capitalized) -> dragons -> non-dragons animates -> inanimates Additionally, I think I have a base grasp on some of the Number cases (Singular/Plural) in relation to their Declensions based on some of the previous comments -im = singular, genitive (possessive case), animate (example: Drakerim (Dragon’s?)) -a / -era = nominative (subject case), animate, singular and plural Drakera = plural, genitive, animate (Dragons'?) -huta / -hal = correspond to different declensions (case endings seen with Drak-) possibly Dative and Accusative forms? -okhr / -khram = correspond to different declensions, though not necessarily the same one -ani / -eni = plurals for other cases? -'ad = said to make more sense once noun types are determined, so it is safe to assume this is not animate so perhaps it relates to inanimate nouns. Tshê- = prefix or standalone word (not seen here) Tsalk- = not a prefix but corresponds to the rest of the word (example: tsalkokhr, tsalkesuta, tsalkesh) Also just for others reading, I found a good reference in terms of declensions of nouns since I was having a bit of an issue keeping them straight: Nominative = subject of a sentence (The boy loves the book.) Genitive = possession (The boy loves the girl's book) Dative = indirect objects (The boy gave the book to the girl) Accusative = direct objects (The boy loves the book) Ablative = answers from where? by what means? how? from what cause? in what matter? when? or where? (Often used to show separation 'from', instrumentality or means 'by, with', accompaniment 'with', or locality 'at' and used with a preposition) Vocative = used for direct address (Son, pick up the book) Locative = also answers where? in what place? (largely replaced by Ablative cases in classic Latin, confined to cities, small islands, and a few other words. Example: Romae at Rome, domi at home, ruri in the country, humi on the ground) Number cases = Singular or Plural
  10. 3 points
    Sorry for the double post, but that is a LOT of thought put into the language and I absolutely love it. Especially the registries!
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    Hi! My name is Ruben Bañuelos and I'm lead content creator at Draco Studios and the creator of the Draconic Language that will be used in Dragons of the Red Moon and other projects related to Dragonbond. Please feel free to use this forum to discuss and translate the Draconic Poem. I'll be hanging around to see how well are you doing and drop an ocassional clue. Just as a reminder, this is the original poem. (As transcribed by a poor soul trapped on the Red Moon) U shêfqmirena bakharut vkr’ad tshêmurut ka je tsalkokhr khrashafqa vkrute vaernure uvrakezhi nüli Zal ermuteni alaureni thsêmur’ad ka palfrekutim la’azarutim nurim Zherani fenmelutani vkrani u trümena Drakhuta valerna va’narezhi tshêbazherel nurel korvim Drakhal gimbesha vazera sêkhera zanel, drakera nurezutera nurel Merra bazherezutera Rubiksokhr, Sêkhera Verim Kadmos, tsalkesuta, zhardesh tsemutekhram feksekhram. Sejut shermat’ad bamra Shermatatzja tsalkesh umeth Vazeni vorfrekeni ka baza feksa umkazesh ukharekhram zhurani trümani; Vaze ummirave umesh vo’odekhre tli ekhreth zhurrel a’asthrrel umenel Ka u zher’ad shermat’ad vaz va’umrakesh, gre khmuresh gre umrakesh malfeksut’ad al’ad, vem mres gimbesha uvumetes. Tshênaumre ukskezhi, tshênaumre eruksketlen ka ard vaza güra va’uvumesh. Zana va’uvrakezhi sua erkazhena trümverani drakerim, vornare sua mrena Kadmos va’zekhezhi, khrivaksa vkrim, ka ksüv’kare belut’ad v’kar’ad fenfeks’ad ka vokh… U shêfqmirena bakhar vkr’ad tshêmurut ka je tsalkokhr khrashafqa vkrute vaernure uvrakezhi nüli
  12. 2 points
    Hi there! Ah, ok, I see. Well, it's all metallic paints on the armoured dragon. My basic painting technique is paniting on a very light base coat, silver in this case, and then applying different more or less subtle washes of successively darker paints. Like chainmail or gunmetal, in this case. I may also paint on some more highlights again, in case they got too dark during the washing process.
  13. 2 points
    Awesome thanks! Gives me a chance to do some test runs and scaling before getting the mother of all STL dumps soon lol
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    @Kinglonewolf Just updated the thread at the bottom line to include the link. We decided to leave it available Please share the pictures, we love to see paint jobs!
  15. 2 points
    Wow amazing submissions. I wish I knew, I would of printed and joined in, is the bust file still available to give it a run on my printer?
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    Thank you, Ruben! Well, it will take us around two years, to find out, I guess. I pledged for the whole 7 dragons! My first kickstarter, btw. I hope I don't get disapointed. I will also add the whole set of busts. I just haven't found out how to do that, yet. In the meantime I can show you more dragons. I am also working on the Kuxcoatl bust right now. Will post it, when I'm finished. Here's another classic Ral Partha dragon: Cheers Dirk
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    Ok, then here is a very old one. Painted over 20 years ago. Cheers Dirk
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    Hi there! I lve dragons and have painted a lot over the past 20+ years. This is one of the latest I did: Cheers Dirk
  19. 2 points
    Sivax Magnifex, Prince of Perfect Ecstasy Sivax is the absolute authority when it comes to beauty. Background The Magnifex brood is characterized for its dragon’s keen eye for beauty beyond human understanding of this word. To this brood, detecting beauty in any creature, landscape, object, or element, is something intrinsic to their nature, This faculty is regarded as a sixth sense which they call cryxivix and only the Magnifex may develop it. However, Sivax Magnifex, the prodigy and leader of his kin, was the exceptional phenomenon who was born with a fully developed and privileged cryxivix. This sense was so acute in him, that whenever he beheld something ugly, he would enter in a rampage, physically pained by the experience. This was feared by many, for he became a deadly menace in such state. The beauty he was born with was breathtaking to every dragon and dragonkin around him, so he came to be what they called the true living beauty, similar to what a human would understand by a total art piece. Sivax possessed, among his keen eye for beauty and extremely sensitive cryxivix, the ability to change the colour of his scales. As a hatchling, he would elegantly move whilst changing his hues, in some sort of dance that pleased himself before anybody, and the rest of his broodmates would observe in awe. He came to be regarded as the prince of perfect ecstasy, while he also had the keenest eye for beauty. Desire commenced growing in his heart, to revolution the Magnifex brood’s eye, and to make them all see the world as he did. Back in his youth, the Magnifex had a different leader; his name was Yurvix, and he was beautiful and highly respected. Yet there was something about this dragon that caused Sivax a hidden sense of displeasure. He seemed unfinished to him and it obsessed him to the darkest chasms of his conscience. Whenever Sivax bathed in quicksilver and admired his own reflection, the leader came to mind, and oft times Sivax would experience such discomfort that he would violently writhe and squirm, hissing in his solitude. Only his own image would appease him. It is said that it was his reflection what enkindled Sivax’s resolve. And one night, covered by the veil of the most wondrous sky Drakha had ever seen, he slithered out of his lair and decided to act, wishing to create a piece unlike anything that was ever seen. The break of day came and when the first rays of light shun upon the Magnifex’s domain, a masterpiece was revealed. Full of rapture, Sivax stood by Yurvix’s dead body, hacked open from the nave to the neck; a ribcage fully spread as the entrails had been carefully rearranged and crafted like blooming blossoms of crimson and clots of deep mauve. The pose of the leader emulated the elegance of statues as it appeared to be dancing over its severed head. To common mortals, this display of macabre sadism would have caused an outrage, but not to the Magnifex brood, since as soon as they beheld such sight, the aesthetic experience that overwhelmed the dragons was almost too great to bear. They entered such ecstatic state, that the destruction caused by the collective rampage was immense. However, this was Sivax’s opportunity to inaugurate a new era, the reconstruction of beauty from chaos. Sivax was recognized unanimously, and he proclaimed himself the most beautiful dragon among dragons as well the rightful lord of the Magnifex. To this day, he continues to explore and wishes to possess all what satisfies his exceptional cryxivix. Personality Sivax is a prideful, hedonistic, and highly egocentric dragon; relatively young in comparison to many of the great Wyrms. However, this makes him no less than an ode to draconic grandeur. He seeks to find beauty in the Red Moon and beyond, however, he does not take it kindly to anything that appears ugly to him. Uglyness pains Sivax Magnifex, literally. It is of vast importance to state that the concept of beauty which dragons have, is puzzling to humans, for their aesthetic parameters are very distant from our own. A dragon may find beauty in things that are utterly aberrant to a human being, likely to the peculiar taste the Magnifex brood has for peeking inside live bodies, finding an ecstatic sense of awe in gruesome detail and even suffering. The Magnifex, under Sivax’s command, have the duty to represent beauty in Drakha and fill their domain with it. Sivax believes, as every member of his brood does too, that he is the epitome of beauty, and is recognized as a piece of living beauty himself. Close to what we would understand as art. Due to this, Sivax has a great obsession with controlling and owning quicksilver in the Red Moon, for in it, he has found his reflection and wishes for his domain to overflow with it and emulate endless mirrors. Naturally, the leader of the brood wishes to see himself wherever he roams, and for others to appreciate his majesty simultaneously.
  20. 2 points
    Well yes! Glad you asked! That blue dragons looks amazing! It's on my wishlist... after I manage to collect all those Red Moon ones. These are the ones I have on my bed side. I've had the Black for 9 years now, and the Pathfinder Green Dragon has been a recent addition. There's also the Red Pathfinder one still in the box until I manage to paint the green one, and a few little ones from the D&D/Attack Wing Series. Also, the Nolzur's Young Dragons are on pre-order at my local shop... this has been a good year!
  21. 2 points
    All of this ideas are being considered, is good to know we are on the right way. As a tease. The fight with Bastherox is like being in the midddle of a hurricane because of its weather aspect, during the fight you have to find ways to distract him, or otherwhise refocus his attention so yu can climb and try to attack, he is incredible resistant to damage but has a few specific weakness that you have to find out first that will deal massive damage to him
  22. 2 points
    So... instead of delivering a long anser I'll give you this based on your best guesses. I hope this will help you figure out nouns more easily. I'll also confirm this: Drakhuta is not a noun
  23. 2 points
    Decided to actually read this while I had some down time at work. The "cryxivix" sixth sense is an AWESOME out of the box concept and to attach it to the personality of a dragon is a crazy way to develop a personality/characteristic. Great job at attaching it to and properly relating it to the culture and personality of a dragon. It's a lot better than the "He's mad because his scales aren't blue like other dragons" haha. Thanks for the read.
  24. 2 points
    So, let me just say I'm friggin' proud of you guys as a community. This is a complex challenge and you are taking strides towards solving it and that makes me feel like you are one of the best communities we could expect. We just hope the effort and the time we are pouring into this setting makes it worthy of your time. So, in case you're curious about how does draconic sound like, this document has the phonologic catalogue. As a side note: Some of the names of the dragons are meant to be phonetic adaptations of their original names in draconic: These are some examples Baastherox - Ba'astheroks Kuxcoatl - Kuksko'atl Aureus - Avre'us Sivax - Sivaks Dehrilya - Dekhr'lja
  25. 2 points
    I guess I'll join the fray. Here is what I have so far based on things Ruben has confirmed, the first Twitter clue, and notes from Hilasar and Madmax. Capitalization = proper nouns (confirmed by Ruben) Kadmos = proper name (confirmed by Ruben), the first dragon in existence (sourced from campaign page) Drakha = world name (confirmed by Ruben), the Red Moon, being in truth a Dralorian misnomer for the planet of Drakha, is the residence to the Great Wyrms. (sourced from campaign page) Drakhuta, Drakhal, Drakerim = other cases, ending determines role in the sentence Evera umezhi everim reksa = "A man is a man’s wolf" (Twitter Clue #1) Evera = man (singular noun), hence -im would be the possessive ending -im = -‘s (Genitive or possessive ending) reksha = wolf (singular noun) -a = singular noun, as seen in Drahka, Drakhuta and a LOT throughout the poem umezhi = verb? -ezhi appears at 6 times: uvrakezhi (twice), ukskezhi, va’narezhi, va’uvrakezhi, va’zekhezhi -khr, -khram, -khre, -kreth = presumably another case form as it appears several times at the ends of words, specifically tsalkokhr, Rubiksokhr and tsemutekhram feksekhram , ukharekhram, and lastly vo'odekhre, ekhreth Drakerim -> dragon's? Verim = phonetically sounds like Wyrm, so "Sêkhera Verim" could mean "Great Wyrms" Also spent a little time tinkering with Google Translate, I think I was able to make some headway on some lines in the poem. A lot of the text seems to translate roughly as Bulgarian. However accurate that actually is in this case can probably be debated. U shêfqmirena bakharut vkr’ad = In the “boss of the boss” vkr’ad (shefqmirena bakharut translated to "boss of the boss" though vkr'ad didn't want to translate well) ... that's all I have for now. I'll tinker some more tomorrow at work. For now, goodnight my fellow draco language nerds
  26. 2 points
    Dragons of The Red Moon is part of an extended universe called Dragonbond. In this universe, there is a constant tension between Drakha (The Red Moon) and the planet of Dralore, where different races inhabit and actively attempt to defend themselves from the constant threat that the Dragons of the Red Moon represent to them. Every 13 years, when Drakha orbits in a very close proximity to Dralore, a portal is opened and it permits the dragons to make a journey to this planet. The Dragons, most of them young, endeavor to complete a rite of passage to bring something valuable to the great wyrm of their brood, in hopes to prove their worth and show their qualities. Some of these majestic creatures, not only bringing utter devastation to the regions they overfly, choose to take back to Drakha unfortunate souls who fall under their claws to breed in their food farms, animal specimens, artifacts that intrigue them or they consider valuable under their judgement, among others. One of the many landscapes that can be seen in the Red Moon Undoubtedly, Dralorians have had a valid reason to fear and repudiate dragons for centuries. However, during the time of the draconic attacks every 13 years, a most peculiar event oft times take place. This is called the Dragonbond and it continues to puzzle and astonish both dragons and the people of Dralore. As its name propounds, this is the bonding or coming together of a dragon and any Dralorian specie with the faculty of intellect. Up to this day, there is no logic explanation for this, bond, for it is only known that it is instant and once the two creatures have recognized each other, their life depends on the other’s and vice versa. The dragon immediately loses its immortality, and is scarred by the spear of finitude, which will rise disquietude in their hearts and trouble their mind with matters that they have never been concerned with. The humanity a dragon gains due to the bond, may be seen as a curse or an advantage depending on the perspective from where it is approached. On the other hand, the Dralorian who has melded will acquire a great amount of power from the dragon and the dragon will as well gain power and magic from its counterpart. There is a lot to say about the Dragonbond, and its nature is not written in here, but in the stories of those who have experienced in the flesh. These accounts may soon be yours to read and let your imagination travel through the wondrous Dralore. This place where existence is bereft of the belief in Gods and destiny, to be is to become. There are no idols in the Dralorian mind beyond that which they call Khrasafq, a demiurgic entity who is not worshipped as an individual, for it exists in the multiplicity of the universe. Krashafq resides in all that is, hence all that is, is Khrashafq, occurring as the constant transformation of an instant in diverse shapes. Before the lack of a dive eye of judgement, Dralorians concern themselves not with the prospect of afterlife or eternal damnation, but with their present, and they do not expect to be punished or rewarded by a greater power. Their fears and drives are propped upon other matters. War and conflict are primary themes in Dralorian reality, and the inhabitants of this planet cannot conceive life without the bellicose past that was given a shape to their pugnacious actuality and thinking. The social and political horizon is everlastingly overwhelmed by the prospect of quarrels and dispute. Yet, unlike us, Dralorians do not long for peace, nor linger in the melancholy of a better time. On the contrary, their will-power is ignited by the primeval idea that collision is an intrinsic and immanent principle of life which gives a value to episodes of stability. Most definitely, their morality is unlike that of our world, and it operates in curious and of times surprising ways. This partly explains the wide cultural variety of Dralorian factions and their notable strength and impetus, which come in many shapes and have many different faces and voices. Which of the following appeals to your will and determination the most? It could be the Tyverian Empire, residence of blood sorcerers with unfaltering will and a determination to conquer as much territory as possible through blood pacts and imposing authority; or maybe The High Kingdom of Allaria, a place with the enticing aesthetics of the far east where the past magic of the silver elves continues to perturb the new order the half-elven have established; industrious gold gnomes leading the faction’s industrialization. The Nahuac could appeal to you, shapeshifters in commune with nature who fiercely protect their borders. The combined forces of the Ocelokatl, fearful jaguar shapeshifters; the talented Boonkun birdfolk, and the resilient Bendavee lizardfolk makes the Nahuac a faction to be reckoned with. These three factions are just half of the most dominant ones this awe inspiring universe has to offer to you. A Nahuac city landscape. The Nahuac focus on melding with nature this can be seen in their traditions and constructions. However, these factions are not complete without the political intrigue and the antagonizing forces that add up to the constant menace from the Red Moon. Danger and formidable forces fuel their leaders’ will. One of the most notable is The Null, a dark power which leaks into Dralorian reality, and fails not to terrorize and make the bravest mages and warriors hesitate to cast a spell or wield a weapon. The Null spews horrors capable of absorbing any form of being and turning it into nothingness, which makes it an appalling opponent, yet some see it as an inviting ally. Dralore is full of occult powers and entities that stalk from the abysmal deep to the icy and impious mountains of the north. Where will you stand? This will be a decision for you to make once you dare venture in and explore more about this marvellous universe we are crafting for your enjoyment.
  27. 2 points
    Aureus Sivax Kuxcoatl Nixis Baastherox Rawraxxa Dehrilya
  28. 2 points
    I really love Baastherox's classical and burly design to pieces, and Aureus and Dehrilya instantly catch my eye. I'm loving how Tom worked the short snouts and the very unique horns. But honestly, these are extremely original designs - I'm absolutely loving each and every one of them!!
  29. 2 points
    Oh, great! I wasn't completely sure about Spanish and Latin! I'd guess the first four would be Nominative, Accusative, Dative and Genitive... and I'll guess Prepositional for the last one from Russian!
  30. 2 points
    As we develop more of this universe, you will get to see more of these dragons, their stories and their broods. We are still working on fleshing our universe out with more art, stories, and characters. The best }I can do for now is tease your imagination a bit. As far as Nixis goes, when she was alive, she wasn't a strong or mighty dragon, her life led her to delve into the secrets of death, which is taboo and anathema to the other dragons, who are immortal beings (they can be killed, but they don't die from old age). To her, her current undead form is her true self and the reflection of her might. It is also an act of defiance against other dragons who were erstwhile stronger than her.
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    Hard to say just on head concepts and not full body. But I'm really liking rawraxxa design most. Looking at that under frill and the scales. But that can change once I get a scale of each of them.
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    Aureus, His Radiant majesty, is the helm of the Fulgen brood. He is an ancient wyrm, following Baastherox in age. Aureus has seen great battles of yore, and he has taken part in many of the most important events and conflicts that have shaped the Red Moon’s history. His role in draconic society is crucial, for his brood is currently the dominant one. Feared as he is respected. Background During the early days of Drakha, the first wyrms all had a similar aspect, but as their world started changing a strange phenomenon started to occur. The hatchlings of their eggs resulted in dragons with unique and very different characteristics to their progeny. Some of them were feathered, or had scales with strange colours and qualities no one had ever seen, and some others possessed the ability to conjure rare and unknown magic. In the beginning, this was seen as an aberration, and many even decided to kill or eat the little beasts, but as time ran its course they came to be accepted. Aureus Fulgen himself was among the first and incredibly rare variants of wyrms to exist. His metallic scales were so beautiful and shun so brightly, it appeared he had been bestowed with an armour of pure gold. Many saw him as a strange relic and oft praised his unique aspect. Nevertheless, this awoke an anxiety in him, for he desired not to please others, but to be pleased. This woke in him the desire to transcend expectations, and perpetuate his majesty out his own will. So it came to pass that Aureus gave himself the task to rise and become founder of his own kin, the Fulgen brood, which he knew would be the most glorious of all. Centuries later, Aureus continued to rise in glory, but the separation of the Great Wyrms into different broods had stirred conflict, for drakes are rightfully arrogant and self-important creatures and it was intrinsic for them to wish to state their superiority above aught else. War came in the form of a great kinslaying, and Aureus and his brood were some of the most remarkable contenders. Many broods went fully extinct during these wars, but the Fulgen endured. Aureus, looked upon the crimson-tainted battlefield, and saw not victory but loss and a baleful wasteland. He saw marred bodies and faces, and knew that great power had ceased to exist after that last battle, power which he could have manipulated to use in his favour. Certainly not grieving, but deep in thought, Aureus came to conclude existence could not be futile, every creature born or hatched had to have a purpose. It was of little or vast importance, it mattered not to him; this purpose he would use to grow in strength and power to become insuperable. Hence, not sitting idle, he commenced exercising apparent diplomacy, which was in truth elaborate manipulations for his future plans of greatness. Aureus started working on gaining allies instead of foes to benefit from those characteristics that made them different and strange to the Fulgen. His followers became so vast in numbers that he extended the territory of his lair to build Aurelya, the city of Fulgen, where he keeps his kin and all of those in his service close to please his ambitions. Personality Aureus is characterized for his imposing presence and character. He is a natural born leader and he shines with the majesty of the sun wherever he decides to make an appearance. He, unlike other dragons, appears to have a much more lenient and even understanding attitude towards those in his service. However, his intelligence manifests in his manipulations to use whatever resources he has to his benefit. A not so severe regime over his underlings makes these live longer and work better. This rhetoric is the foundation of his brood’s striking strength and dominance. Those under his command not only fear him but also respect him, everlastingly willing to stand for the Fulgen. Aureus is capable of captivating and charming anybody who stands before him, imbuing in any individual’s a powerful sense of duty and servitude towards him, their one and only lord.
  33. 1 point
    Hi everyone in this topic i will discus the design of the 3.x ruleset for the dragons
  34. 1 point
    Nixis Dragons of the Red Moon!!!!
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    And here's some more dragon goodness. The reissues of some nice vintage Ral Partha dragons, sculpted by Dennis Mice back in the 1990s. Painted in 2007. Dennis sure knew how to desing those reptiles. Cheers Dirk
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    Hi! A nice collection you've got yourself there! And yes, you should start painting dragons again! Do not hesitate or ponder about it, just do it! Those paint jobs really look like something to build up upon some newer, more advanced painting techniques. Cheers Dirk
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    Ah yes, please!! It's been really fun trying to work this out, I honestly can't wait for more! We got a new clue tonight! "A moment's beginning ends in a moment" - Tsalke murezhi u tsalkena I'm guessing 'tsalke' means moment (as an inanimate nominative noun), and I'm willing to believe that the location particle u is accompanied by a different nominal case for motion/location (rather than a prepositional noun case, which is confirmedly absent). In German, location is indicated by the dative case, so I'm guessing '-ena' is an ending for dative singular inanimate nouns. I love it when confirmations come as I'm typing! XD So -ut would instead be an adjective ending in nominative, then? And 'zhir' a dative singular form of the pronoun?
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    Hello! Yes, Niv-Mizzet looks quite nice. Is there also an unpainted version of it? Like some of the other Wizz Kid figures. Well, I have some more dragon goodness for you. Also painted a long time ago, this is Ral Partha's armoured dragon. Cheers Dirk
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    This is such an awesome addition to this campaign! I’ve been away at a conference for work, but I can’t wait to get started helping to decipher this. :)
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    Nice update.. Just a note to,maybe, change the title name in the Variants section, it is kinda hard to read. I will spend some time translating it to portuguese so my group can read it too. Congrats guys.
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    Well, if you like the eyes, take a look at this swamp dragon. Cheers Dirk
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    Those are some nice highlights right there. We'll do our best not to disappoint you, and I look forward to see your rendition of Kuxcoatl's bust
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    Oh this is great!! Ruben, we can confirm from the table you made then that the 3 types of nouns are animate, inanimate and proper, correct? So yay, second clue! From this I'd want to say... "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" - "Fekse umezhi u khrushir vormirim" Fekse - Beauty, with -e as the ending for inanimate nominative nouns; in the poem there is 'feksa', which could be the same word in another case? U khrushir - "in the eye" - which makes 'u' an indicator of location (would this be closer to Latin locative? Or Russian prepositional...?) Vormir-im - of the beholder (beholder = vormira in nominative singular?). I kinda want to guess that 'vor' is a prefix as it appears along the poem, and 'mir' has to do with sight. I also see "vo'odekhre"; could it be the same as 'vor-' but takes the change when it comes before vowels? If -e really is the ending on inanimate nouns, this could be also a noun. Still thinking about that 'ad though!
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    Oooooh, I like that. I really like that! So... if reksa is singular, Are we right to assume that drakera, and therefore the ending -era (in vaza/vazera as well), indicates the plural? And umeth as being the infinitive (that being indicated by the ending -th)? And just to guess wildly... could umenel be a noun meaning 'existence' in some nominal case that we still don't know? Or an adjective for being/existing? And for a last one - I see -ani and -eni a lot and I am assuming they are one of the nominal cases. I'm wondering if they're the same case, but: -They either change between 'a' and 'e' depending on the consonant that comes before the -ni; -They're singular/plural or masculine/feminine? Yes! I'm still not sure what to make of 'ad for the time being though... It's amazing, and I really appreciate the sheer amount of dedication going into the project - it brings a LOT of life to the universe and shows how much you guys deeply care about it! Can't wait to see where this goes.
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    That's a fairly good point and indeed, reptiles wouldn't be able to use voiced consonants, vowels (they way que know them) and have a hard time making some sounds involving the lips (p,b,m come first to mind) At first I tried to work with those restrictions, but several things made me change my mind. First, when we got the first sketches from Tom. You can see some dragons have really complex and not so reptile features. Specially Aureus and Kuxcoatl seem intelligent and majestic. That's when I shifted my focus from trying to focus solely on the vocal tract of dragons and more on how the language fits with the personality of the dragons. I had to revert some decisions I made early in the development of this language (such as ditching restrictions on rounded vowels and labial consonants). In the end I saw it less as a statement of the unique vocal qualities of dragons and more like something that should foster the sensation of them being smart, powerful and majestic to human ears. There are some quirks I left here and there to give some degree of importance to the vocal tract. I've avoided retroflex consontants (consonants that require to roll the tongue back) somehow it doesn't feel right for a dragon to do that. I also tried to favor consonants that require the tongue to be close to the mouth. There's also the two registries of draconic. This is something that isn't really noticeable in the poem. But draconic speech has to registries, one hostile and one hospitable. And it depends on whether the dragons decided retract their vocal folds or not. A dragon needs to retract their vocal folds in order to breathe fire. That makes it impossible for a dragon to used voiced consonants and vowels. When this happens, the dragon is using hostile registry. There are words that have voiced and unvoiced versions, and are generally antonyms. So for instance, the draconic word for "peace" would have vowels and voiced consonants. If you change all the sounds on that word for their unvoiced version, it would turn to "war". Dragons that are ready to attack can't use words like "peace" or "friend" This is a cool aspect of draconic that doesn't really show in the poem, since songs and poems are mostly hospitable in nature. But later on when we publish stories and other stuff, things like that might come up.
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    U shêfqmirena bakhar vkr’ad starts the song and apreas near the end of the song, I think this a good line to crack first.
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    I agree, they're all really wonderful and unique designs
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    Got it! I did see the ending on a few others. It was a wild guess from the Latin 'rubrum' but worth a shot. I just realized I wasn't following on Twitter yet and corrected that!
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    Drakha is the name of the world and those words are other cases. You are doing pretty well.
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    Ah, lovely! Got through a couple of stories as well, and Kadmos is the name of the first dragon and Drakha is the name of the world (right...?). So I'm guessing Drakhuta and Drakhal might be Drakha in some case other than nominal? Or possibly the name of the world comes from the word dragon in Draconic as well? There is 'drak' without the 'h' in the end (drakerim) and without capitalization after all. (This is fun!! )
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