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Sivax Magnifex, Prince of Perfect Ecstasy
 
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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. 
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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.

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9 hours ago, Skythor Luziern said:

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.

Thanks! I loved it as well when the lore team came with this idea. Personally, I find Sivax biography a very evocative one. I keep picturing this scene on dawnbreak (with the amazing sky Drakha offers) and the Magnifex brood admiring the artpiece made with what's left of Yurvix by Sivax, can't wait for when we commission that artpiece or some fanart shows up for that scene. 

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