Dragon Ranks

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Dragon Ranks

Ester
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Ester
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Joined: Jul 26 2017, 07:34 PM

Jan 12 2018, 07:04 PM #1

HIGH RANKS
Gold</li>
[*]Rank Gender .:. Female only
[*] Golds only ever Impress to females. Females capable of matching a gold are rare, and must be strong enough to keep up with their dragoness, even controlling them at certain times such as keeping them from eating during a mating Flight or lashing out during a Touching, as well as being capable of leading, or helping lead, a weyr. Not every queen and rider will actually lead the weyr they belong to, most will in fact be support for the senior leadership, but every Gold is highly valued for their abilities, such as calming the injured, gathering and leading their weyr in a crisis, and less valuable but still prized to this day, their ability to lay large clutches.
[*]The hide of a Gold is always, always metallic, with hatchlings having just the barest sheen which grows ever more vivid until full maturity, only dulling due to extreme old age or illness, and the color ranges most commonly from bright, buttery yellow to greenish gold. Other shades include nearly white, rose, and copper gold, with the absolute rarest shades bordering on silver or brown-gold. Golds are very unlikely to display color mutations, and when they do it usually is a direct result of cryostasis.
[*]Golds are, by far, the largest and heaviest of any rank, not just females being, 50-58 feet long. They are not as overtly muscular as some of the high male ranks, but they do have enough to keep them in the air, though they also combine that musculature with sensual curves, including very deep chests and wide hips, for longer Flights and better clutching ability. Golds are semi likely to display size mutations, being either far larger than they should be or far smaller, and very, very rarely do they display other major physical mutations.
[*]With personalities just as large as their actual physical size, its no wonder Golds have and always will be known as the one true Queens, dominating their weyrs with their sheer presence alone. From sweeter, more motherly and attentive Queens to the fiercely bold and outgoing ones, most if not all are known crave control and, for many, power as well and will throw their weight around when needed, and even the nicer ones will only let insubordination or disrespect go so far. Mothers and guardians through and through they protect their young and their weyrs to the death, with even the meekest and mildest of Golds showing a clear caring, protective streak over not just their clutches or bondmates, but their mates and friends as well, extending out to include the entirety of the weyr.



Bronze
[*]Rank Gender .:. Male only
[*]Impresses to males only. The rider of a Bronze must be willing to take on a position of leadership, or else be ready to have it thrust upon them should their dragon ever catch a Queen, or they are given the leadership of a wing. Due to the headstrong nature of most Bronzes, their riders must be capable of handling and directing that energy into more positive avenues. Of course some Bronze riders are just as big a playboy as their dragons are, and thus this rank's riders have gained quite a reputation.
[*]Bronzes are always metallic, though some may be so dull that they almost do not register as such, especially when they are freshly hatched, with their colors ranging from typical shades of olive and copper bronze to the more unusual shades which may include grey, green, or rust tones. Very rarely they may take on fiery golden hues, making them almost look like Queens, or be so dark that they appear shadowy, near black. Bronzes are somewhat likely to display small color mutations.
[*] The largest and heaviest of the male ranks and coming in second in size overall, being 47 to 54 feet long, sometimes the largest bronzes can come close to outweighing Golds due to their musculature, which is usually heavier/more solid than the female's, especially in their chests and wing muscle areas. Bronzes tend to appear pretty lumbering while on ground, and they are far from the most graceful dragons in the air, but their stamina is quite extensive, impressively so. They are highly unlikely to display size mutations, but can have muscle mutations, including double muscling or 'hump' muscling in their shoulders. They very, very rarely displays major physical mutations.
[*]Bronzes are Lords of the realm, or so they so often like to believe of themselves, leaders who run at the front of the pack, charging into the fray with a bellow instead of pulling the strings from behind the curtain or staying safe in the guarded embrace of the weyr. Proud and headstrong, they try and get their way and may have to be put in their place or corrected, something which may occur quite often in their youth especially, and their arrogance can be used against them. They are good leaders in spite or maybe because of this, however, usually thinking of the bigger picture and wanting to make sure everyone is safe, though always seeking glory at the same time. A Bronze rider may have the hardest time getting his dragon to listen to their words, but at the same time there are fewer dragon ranks more capable of charismatic leadership.
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Ester
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Ester
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Joined: Jul 26 2017, 07:34 PM

Jan 12 2018, 07:11 PM #2

MIDDLE RANKS

  • Brown</li>
  • Rank Gender .:. Male only
  • Impresses most often to males, but also some more masculine females. Most choose riders complimenting their solid strength, or those who may need that strength to stand on their own as well.
  • A Brown dragon, the first of the non metallic ranks, might not be the prettiest or most handsome of all the ranks, but they do have a widely varied, rich diversity of color. The most common shades seen in this rank are coppery, chestnut, or wood tone browns, closer to the middle range of the color overall. Lighter tan, burgundy shades or even cinnamon colors are rarer, while orange, red, or almost black tones are extremely rare.
  • A dragon belonging to the 'mid' ranks, the 39 to 44 foot Brown dragon is a solid source of strength among his brethren, a bulwark known for being quite tough physically, capable of taking hits other dragons would crumble under and often being called upon to help out with others who become injured. Even though smaller in size compared to the higher ranks, Browns are unusually strong but rarely bulky, regardless of their actual length, and can pull, carry, and catch weights that really do not make sense in comparison. This unusual ability, shared among the rank, has often been considered some sort of mutation, though no one has come forward to name it or put a finger on to what exactly it is.
  • Patient and enduring, Browns are known, as a collective, for being one of the most easy to get along with ranks, rarely displaying any sort of aggressive temper or territorial displays other males might be prone to. Paternal and caring, even of those not of their own genetic line or close to their riders, Browns are another rank commonly chosen as search riders, more for their ability to calm anxious or wary candidates than due to the ingrained empathy shared by their Blue brothers. It has been noted, though rarely, that Browns may display unusual mental quirks or mutations that drive them far from the 'typical' personalities of their rank, these being the reason for the more extreme deviations from the Brown 'mold'.


    Jasper
  • Rank Gender .:. Female only
  • Impresses to individuals of either gender, though the number is predominantly female. They gravitate towards those who can keep, or have, a secret of their own, or who strive for a deeper sense of knowledge and understanding.
  • Jaspers are hatched looking very much like a Brown, though their main color rarely ranges from the middle tones, staying safely among the cinnamon and chestnut colors, but as they age and develop faint markings begin to develop within the first few sevendays of their life, until they blaze brightly, strongly, upon full maturity. These markings are any combination of gold, white, bronze or even rarely black, with most displaying a mix of at least two of these colors. It is very rare for a Jasper to have either only one color of markings, or a mix of all four.
  • Frame wise Jaspers are very similar to Browns, but there are distinct feminine differences that are often apparent right from Hatching, which help determine whether the newly hatched dragonet is either Brown or Jasper. A Jasper's head is often far finer and delicate, with larger eyes and longer, more elegant head knobs, and they often have narrower, deeper chests and wider hips. They are also often taller in height, sometimes standing a foot or even more taller than a Brown of longer length, though overall their rank is shorter from nose to tail, ranging from 35 to 41 feet. A few share the typical Brown 'mutation' of being able to carry weights far greater than it seems they should be able to, though the entirety of the rank does not boast this ability.
  • A far cry from the more boisterous and outgoing ranks both above and below them, Jaspers tend to stick to themselves, rarely sharing their thoughts or words with anyone besides their beloved riders. And even then the Rider of a Jasper might not always know or be privy to their dragon's thoughts. The typical Jasper is a seeker of knowledge and deeper wisdom, always wanting to know more than they do and often bemoaning their lack of advanced memory, though they do have a longer memory span than usual. They love mysteries and will hoard secrets and knowledge for themselves, often storing the most interesting tidbits in their rider's head. Jasper's also have a stunning and surprising head for strategy, and they can be relied upon to come up with a plan that benefits the whole weyr before others can even start coming up with ideas.


    Blue
  • Rank Gender .:. Males only
  • Can choose to Impress riders of either gender, but tends to prefer males over females, and typically the more masculine than feminine.
  • Blues are well known for having a stunningly diverse amount of hide colors and patterns, with colors that range from the darkest, abyssal black-blue to the palest, near-white sky blue and everything imaginable in between. The shades of Blue closer to the middle of the range are the most commonly represented, with colors moving lighter or darker become progressively more rare, with the darkest and lightest of the range being the most rare.
  • Sleek is the best way to describe Blues, their small, spare frames perfectly suited to their roles as high flying daredevil tricksters, capable of some of the deadliest and most agile moves possible, stunning others with their awe inspiring abilities. Narrow, long wings and lean, angular bodies make them totally aerodynamic while wide, deep chests let them soar up to nearly unheard of altitudes. Generally, their sizes range from 30 to 37 feet, having one of the largest ranges of sizes among dragons.
  • In general Blues are the most convivial, friendly, talkative of the ranks and were, in the past, used to amazing effect as search dragons, capable of seeking out those individuals who, for whatever reason, would do well as Riders. This is due to the shared trait of enhanced empathy that every single Blue displays, to varying degrees, and for better or, in some cases, for worse. Though for the most part Blues are among the most compassionate and caring, they can also be quite the manipulators when it serves their own personal whims.
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Jan 12 2018, 07:17 PM #3

LOW RANKS

  • Pearl</li>
  • Rank Gender .:. Male and Female, Males are considered 'White' Pearls, Females are 'Black' Pearls
  • Impress riders of either gender, usually the opposite gender of their own, very rarely Impresses to a rider of the same gender as their own.
  • Pearls are the only naturally, well Frozen-natural, occurring bi-gender rank of dragon, though there are some that argue that the rank should be split into two separate ranks instead of just one due to the distinction between personality and appearance.
  • Both genders of Pearls have the same physicality of bodies, being slightly chubby, shorter legged dragons with extremely wide, short wings capable of gliding and great thrusts, but not so good when it comes to sudden maneuvers. They are actually surprisingly great at diving and swimming, and most Pearls excel at both, far beyond what is natural for dragons. This, combined with their naturally impressive lung span and ability to close off their nose and throat while in the water means Pearls can actually spend an amazing amount of time below the waves, and not only in extremely high altitudes. The Pearls differ in their coloration along gender lines, with females being either an extremely dark grey or black with vivid, pearlescent jewel tone markings, always within the cool color range of greens, blues, and purples, usually limited to their wingsails or sides of their bodies, while males are very pale grey to white with pearlescent pastel markings in the warm color range, reds, oranges, and yellows, though their markings can appear over the entirety of their bodies. Both genders have the same general lengths, being from 29-33 feet in length.
  • Female, or Black Pearls, are somewhat shyer, sweeter dragons with highly enhanced empathy, often proving extremely nurturing and protective of those they have taken under their wings. They rarely get angry or violent save in the defense of another, but when they do there is little that can stand in the way of their impressive will. Male, or White Pearls, on the other hand are exuberant, bubbly and bouncy dragons with endless energy, even if they do not always seem particularly 'bright'. They are, however, extremely helpful and will never leave a man or dragon behind.White Pearls are extremely chatty and friendly and form many bonds outside of their riders alone, and can often be seen coaxing shyer dragons out from the shadows.


    Green
  • Rank Gender .:. Female only
  • Can choose to Impress riders of either gender, but tends to prefer females over males, and goes for more feminine riders than masculine.
  • Greens are among the most varied in coloration of all the dragon ranks, with every shade of the color represented from the deepest, darkest emeralds that can appear almost black without light, to the middle tones of clover or grass, to lighter milkier colored jades and every shade imaginable in between. They are the most likely rank to have color mutations, including the normal Albino, Leucistic, etc mutations as well as displaying splashes or markings of a different rank's colors on their hides, though rarely does this secondary color cover more than five percent of their body, and it is no evidence of actual chimerism.
  • Even though they are the smallest of the 'natural' dragon ranks being from 25-30 feet long, there is a wide variety when it comes to the actual body types of these female dragons. Some can be more squat and portly, others curvaceous and doe-eyed, while yet others can be whip-thin and wispy. No matter how they are built though each displays an amazing grace, agility and, yes, awe inspiring speed in the air, even Greens which may not look like they should be able to go as fast as they do. Greens will often have highly angular, shorter wings which don't allow for great amounts of stamina but lend well to the screaming speeds and daring acrobatics they are known for.
  • Just like their wide range of body types and colors, Greens are also known for having widely varied personality types. Some are the typical coquettes, the flirty girls that Greens are so often known for being, but others are shy and quiet, preferring to spend time with their riders or chosen mates and no one else, while other females of this rank are as violent and warmongering as any Bronze. The Green fits her rider, so the new saying goes, and no one should ever expect a single Green to be a vacuous female with her mind only on mating.


    White
  • Rank Gender .:. Almost always is genderless. Having a gender, either male or female, is a rare genetic mutation within Whites and is usually indicated by the presence of male or female 'natural' rank colors.
  • Impresses to riders of either gender, regardless of age or gender. Only requirement is a personality that fits/matches their own.
  • Whites have almost always been considered the most unusual rank, ever since the hatching of Ruth. Then, he was the first and only color mutation and it is only now, due to the mucked up genetics of the Frozen, that they have become somewhat more common. Every White dragon's hide is just that, White, with genderless Whites having a opalescent grey or silver tone or rarely being nearly translucent, while gendered Whites having some tone or marking indicative of their gender, Bronze, Brown or Blue for males and Gold or Green for females.
  • Most Whites have small, delicate frames and are the smallest rank of dragons, the tiniest among them sometimes even unable to carry their rider in the air, at least not without help. They can be especially prone to weyrling injuries and illnesses, though appear to be remarkably healthy as adults. A very common size mutation causing Gigantism affects at least twenty to thirty percent of all Whites, to various degrees, which means Whites can grow to very large, extremely unusual sizes, with some speculation that a larger-than-Gold White is a possibility. However, these extreme sizes are not the norm, as whites are typically quite small and fall into the 15-20 foot range.
  • Whites fit among the sweetest, quietest, gentlest of all the dragon ranks, quietly protective and ever loyal to their riders and their loved ones. Some stray from this mold, often displaying at least subtle personality traits belonging to other ranks who's colors they wear on their hide, such as a female White with Gold markings will be more of a leader, with a bit more forceful of a personality, or a Brown marked male showing more of the calm, compassionate paternal side common to that rank.
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Ester
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Joined: Jul 26 2017, 07:34 PM

Feb 20 2018, 12:35 AM #4

FLIGHT AND CLUTCH LIST
Golds:
-Can Clutch 7-25 Eggs
-Caught By:
  • Bronze: Often
  • Brown: Sometimes
  • Blue: Rarely
  • White Pearl: Rarely

    -Bronze Catch
  • 13+ Eggs
  • Clutches All
  • Golds Sometimes

    -Brown Catch
  • 12+ Eggs
  • Clutch All
  • Golds Rarely
  • Bronze Sometimes

    -Blue Catch
  • 7-9 Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Blue

    -White Pearl Catch
  • 7-8 Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Blue
Jasper
- Can Clutch 6-12 Eggs
-Caught By:
  • Bronze: Sometimes
  • Brown: Often
  • Blue: Often
  • White Pearl: Sometimes

    -Bronze Catch
  • 11+ Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Brown
  • Never Bronze

    -Brown Catch
  • 10+ Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Brown

    -Blue Catch
  • 7-9 Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Jasper

    -White Pearl
  • 6-8 Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Blues
Black Pearl
-Can Clutch 4-10 Eggs
-Caught By:
  • Bronze: Rarely
  • Browns: Sometimes
  • Blues: Often
  • White Pearls: Often

    -Bronze Catch
  • 8+ Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Jasper

    -Brown Catch
  • 6+ Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Jasper

    -Blue Catch
  • 4-6 Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Blues

    -White Pearl Catch
  • 4-5 Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Blues
Green
-Can Clutch 2-7 Eggs
-Caught By:
  • Bronze: Rarely
  • Browns: Rarely
  • Blues: Often
  • White Pearls: Often

    -Bronze Catch
  • 6+ Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Jasper

    -Brown Catch
  • 5+ Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Blues

    -Blue Catch
  • 3-5 Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Blues

    -White Pearl Catch
  • 2-4 Eggs
  • Clutch Up To Blues


Key:
Often - 9/20 = 45%
Sometimes - 5/20 = 25%
Rarely - 3/20 - 15%

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