The Dragon War - Chapter 1The Dragon WarThe Dragon War - Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Enter a world of dragons, fairies, and adventures!
There's only one way to learn something, and this is to be taught. Natasha has become a Dragon Keeper in an unknown land, but her troubles are just beginning. Coping with the struggles of taking care of the Dragon Academy and hiding the secrets involved is nothing compared to the other problems that are arising amidst the most unsuspected people. Now, hopes are dwindling and great threats are coming to the fore. An old friend has become a very powerful enemy, but can Natasha deal with this threat? Her own friends are in danger, and are being injured or taken captive. Can Natasha continue to put other lives in danger, while trying to make new alliances in the war that is sure to arise?
Natasha first-person narrates this exciting tale, and she has to overcome injuries, hurtful enemies, and evil forces, but can she do it all?
This book is dedicated to:
The Glory of Rubiard PrologueThe Glory of Rubiard Prologue2 years ago in Settings More Like This
In the beginning of time there was a legend of a beast with scales of ruby and fur like white silk. He created all that was beautiful, and allowed the race of humans to prosper. The humans loved him and he them. He was worshiped and he was feared. Some say he was fear himself; a representation of what was, what will, and what shall not come to be. Statues, relics, and gargantuan idols were developed in his semblance. He was in books, scrolls, and ancient cave drawings down through history. This beast, as sacred as he was, had flaws. Just like every living thing he fell to temptations and, despite the fact that he was immortal, he could be killed.
After the years went by, his worshipers began to slowly notice his imperfections and began to doubt his holiness and power. To them, he was looking more and more like a simple creature. Eventually and sadly, the people who he had once taken care of and protected turned against him with the intentions of removing him of his throne. With no desi
The Dragon War - Chapter 2Chapter 2The Dragon War - Chapter 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Lying for Beasts
I walked to where I had previously left Icemoon, in the little glade a few leagues from the cave and many miles from the Dragon Academy, the schooling place I had founded with Garnet and Judah for training and educating future Dragon Keepers.
So far, work on the old dwarfish castle was slow but steady. The black walls kept the place hidden at night and menacing during the day. The only trouble we had had so far with outsiders was a little herd of goats and their shepherd. Not much of the threat we expected.
We didn't have any new young keepers to train yet. Judah and I were planning to leave in the following day or two. We were still separating eggs and preparing for more. Things had to be moved from our home to the academy, including old armor, swords and clothes, even though Sam was already preparing a forge in what had to be the dwarves' smithy many years prior. My mother w
The Elemental Hearts: RanpushinThe Elemental Hearts: Ranpushin1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
The Elemental Hearts:
Name Translation: Light Heart
Age Position: Over all, 4th in age. Twin of Kumorishin, younger than Kazeshin, Mizushin, Koudoshin, Raikoushin and Ankokushin. Older than Kasaishin and Aisushin.
Spirit Form: A dragon of pure light. (Possible link in descrption)
Sealed Form: A katana with a pure white hilt and a blade that shines brightly. (Possible link in description)
Released State: While still the same katana over all, it emits an aura of pure light that blinds his foes, while the wielder gains 5 times the speed and skill he previously had.
Release Command Words: "Shine Brightly, Ranpushin!"
True Release: The blade changes it's form taking on a dragonic appearance. The blade is now also pure and absolute white.
True Release Command Words: "Ranpushin, Let loose the light of salvation! Bankai!"
Possible Gem Combinations: None
Released State Ability: The harnessing and projecting of light and light based reaistu
Released State Attacks: Ranpu
Masters of the SkiesMasters of the Skies2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With head raised high and wings spread wide,
The reptilian lord takes off into the sky.
Spouting flames from its mouth with an almighty roar,
Only a fool denies this great beast of ancient lore.
It has a hide thicker than chain mail
One sweep of its tail is greater than that of a flail.
Mention of this beast has caused grown men to cower
Look to the skies lest you bear witness to a dragon's power!
A Legend BornA Legend Born2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Legend Born
Breathing heavily, a thin veil of moisture layered the inside of his rusty helmet. The constant chafing of the harsh metal had pursed his lips, reddening them. Tibbott sheathed his blade and desperately poked his fingers through the gaps of the mouth guard, squirming and stretching to wipe away the condensation. Wincing from his efforts, he envied all of the bearded knights. His supple, clean-shaven skin continually suffered at the hands of all the abrasive textures.
'Squire.' snapped a commanding voice. Standing not twenty yards ahead of Tibbott, his knight and master, Sir George posed. Sunlight broke through the forest canopy bathing the knight and his armour. Dancing and glistening, light played across the protrusions on his pauldrons' engravings. Silvered gauntlets, pointed sabatons and a close helm etched with gold, illuminated the surrounding area with a rich reflection. A red cross, his family's emblem, was centred on the knight's brilli
The Dragon War - Chapter 3Chapter 3The Dragon War - Chapter 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I told the family I held dear about the dragons, sitting beside the fireplace. I had had many previous opportunities to tell people about the dragons. I was getting more used to it, and realized I would have to do it much more often if I was to find Dragon Keepers successfully.
The children were absolutely shocked by the news. Sharm smiled the whole while, as though he knew his suspicions of dragons had been confirmed, and Elizabeth listened as intently as Alexandria had when I told her. Now Alexandria was a Dragon Keeper. Wekdo was young, but he understood me completely, and listened with more awe than I had ever seen in a child of such an age.
Sarah and Aklasko could not believe what they were hearing, and so I finished with the prospect of seeing Icemoon, and the entire family readily agreed, even though Sarah was a bit unsure of seeing a beast with her children. I promised her nothing bad
Light and ShadowLight and Shadow1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
You flee the night,
You flee the day,
For a safe place to stay.
Shadows come closer,
Lights gleam near
Of both you have something to fear.
Darkness brings secrets,
Brilliance carts lies,
Both hidden in layered disguise.
Dusk steals the sun,
Dawn filches the moon,
Taking them away all too soon.
Murky brooks hide,
Clear streams fool,
Minds bend in this wily duel.
Light does too,
But which is preferred by you?
Come to the shadows,
For flight is done in vain.
Fall to the light,
For fight will be your bane.
Escape is only futile,
Resistance is mere bile,
Haven is but a pile.
The Light will find you.
The Night will catch you.
Ryan Flame-Heart (Information)Ryan Flame-Heart (Information)1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Full Name: Ryan Flame-Heart
Also Known As: The Sage
Species: Gelatinous Dragon
Occupation/Class: King of the Black Castle
Gender: Male, but like all Gelatinous Dragons he the reproductive organs of both genders
Common Forms: Anthro Western, Anthro Eastern, Feral Western, Feral Eastern, Naga, Wyvern, Plushie, Weapons, and Goo Dragon
.Anthro Western-7' 6"
.Anthro Eastern-9' 8"
.Feral Western-12' 4"
.Feral Eastern-10' 6"
Wing Span: Varies
-Goo Shifting; Can Shape Shift into Anything but Retains Coloration
-White, Black, Red, and Blood Magic
Hyena Foul-UpsHyena Foul-Ups2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
From the 1st movie
(1): Shenzi: Make mine a... what? Make mine a what? *Bursts out laughing* I'm sorry, I forgot!
(2): Scar: WHAT DID YOU SAY?! Banzai: I said Mufa *Gets elbowed by Shenzi* Oof! I said Quebacobisko! *He and Shenzi start laughing* I'm sorry! I forgot what I had to say!
(3): Banzai: I said Mufa *Gets elbowed again* Oof! I said... I don't know. Ptbhahahahaha! Shenzi: You're supposed to say Quebackabisty! *She bursts out laughing*
(4): Ed: I'm sorry, I feel so stupid laughing at nothing! *He and the other two start laughing* Shenzi: So that's what his voice sounds like! *They start laughing harder*
(5): Banzai: We can have whatever's... I don't know, what, line to say! *The others start laughing*
(6): Shenzi: There he is! Let's go! *Banzai starts snickering* Banzai: I'm sorry, it was her face! *Starts laughing harder*
(7): Scar: Pay attention! *Smacks Ed's bone away and fro
The princess of DarknessThe princess of darknessThe princess of Darkness2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
wears a black cape
her hands are cold
her nails are like blades
she sows the pain
at each place where she works
she takes the souls
to feed her demons
she has control with the human mind
her charm seduces
you are obeying
we turn in bondage
in a day or two
you are a slave
in a world of death and a blood
out of this gloomy place
pain prevents you from moving
you are trapped
when the light goes out
that you close your eyes
the mistress of hell
is never far from you
Fallen From On HighFallen From On High1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Embrace sweet calamity,
The darkness which engulfs you now.
Apollyon, of that intrepid verse,
Now awaits, drooling with a gaping mouth.
Of temptation, the liars tongue,
Striking up the deals that bring you only to ruin
Just below, Tartarus waits for you...
And the patient welcoming shall be of no surprise.
Embrace now, bitter calamity...
The retribution that has longed for thy touch.
The clustered storm, prolonged, procrastinated,
hovers over to knock you down.
The portal, that vortex, to plunge you down.
Have you to own, no peace...
only what is allowed to your filthy hands...
HopeHope is just the liesHope1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I tell myself
Hope tells me tomorrow
Will be better then today
So I don't cry myself to sleep
Hope whispers that next time
I'll do things right
When I only make it worse
Hope says that everything will be alright
When I know it won't be
Hope promises that there is a perfect
Person for me and that one day
I'll find that person
Hope shouts that one day
I'll do great things
And will always be rememebered
So that I'll never truely die
Hope sings of a better place
When there isn't one
Hope mocks that it could be worse
But most of the time
I'd do anything to not be me
Hope is merely a lie
But that's okay
Because a lot of things are lies
Zhuns personal art tips 9Zhuns personal art tips 92 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I troll DA often and I come across alot of people who really crave some good art direction for themselves. Alot of people just don't know what to do or how to discipline themselves to improve their artwork/art journey. I remember when I was new to DA and at the same time new to taking artwork seriously (art school and such) that I was at a total loss at what I was doing. I had no direction, nobody would offer any advice and worse yet I was way too inexperienced to figure out that I had to ask for help. I didn't know about getting help lol. So, I was wondering around aimlessly for years.....yes, YEARS! I know at least one of you can vouch for that, as you followed me along my art journey.
So, with that said, I also don't notice any of these floating around DA. This isn't a guide to getting popular. If you're here to be popular, chances are it wont happen (because thats how karma rolls), or you'll achieve it but it will come with great sadness (drama)
1. How to draw wolves, or
UnsolidUnsolid1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even when I'm at my weakest
I still lend you my strength
Even when my eyes are their darkest
I still look out for you the best way I can
I'm not the hero of the day
I just know what's right
I'm not some selfless saint
Someone has to bear the light
I don't expect any praise
All my deeds are of the same kind
I need not your thanks
No relief can fill this void in my life
No rest for the wicked / No love for the abandoned
No hope for the innocent / No pain for the departed
I'll give you my all / I'll rise while I fall
I'll answer your call / I'll serve until there's no pulse
I'm not looking for acknowledgment
Remember not my face
I don't consider labels an accomplishment
Forget to speak of my name
I will leave none a victim of relinquishment
You will not witness that pain
I'm merely here to cure the inhumane infections
For we are all one in the same
Even when all seems hopeless
I will come to turn the tides
Even when I'm left powerless
I will always be
The Ultimate Furry HandbookThe Ultimate Furry HandbookThe Ultimate Furry Handbook2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Section 1: So You Wanna Go Furry?
Do you have a face full of pimples, hidden coyly behind oceans upon oceans of rippling rolls of fat? Are you scrawny and malnourished-looking? Perfectly normal looking but have the social comprehension of a fridge? Have an exceptionally unhealthy work/life balance?
There's hope for you yet.
On the internet, you can be whoever you want to be, and sometimes you just want to be a hilariously endowed, sexually ambiguous black-and-red wolf named "Raven Bloodmoon".
Section 2: What Does Your Fursona Say About You?
I am completely unimaginative. I decided that a cat represents me because one day I looked over and saw my cat laying around and thought: "Man, that cat has a good life. All he does is eat and sleep and get cuddles and look adorable while doing it." And then I was like, "Wait a minute, all I do is eat and sleep and wish I could get cuddles".
The Dragon Prince - Chapter 8The Dragon Prince - Chapter 81 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Leaving for the Future's Sake
Sighing I sat down in my all-too-familiar seat beside Judah. I couldn't bear to look in his direction; every time I did so I cried. I was so afraid that he would leave me alone.
It was the day after I had found Valli ready to leave to meet Aeger, whom she loved. Garnet was alerted of it and we tried to keep it a secret, but one of the dragon's must have told someone, for it spread around the Dragon Academy like a wildfire that was attempting to be kept low to the ground. There was no possible way to keep the flames from dancing high into the air.
So Valli strayed away from most everybody, feeling ashamed and afraid of what people would think of her. I thought much about the girl while I sat with Judah and listened to his unsteady breathing. His eyelids never fluttered open in those days while I waited solely for that moment. My mother tended to him almost once an hour.
Aduro joined me that morning.
The Hidden RaceThe Hidden Race2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
To be honest I might be just the only left. My people have lived alongside of you. You call yourselves humans... we call you Paladins, sometimes we call you Templars, the rest of the time we call you Knights. We have given you these names and ranks for a good reason, they were the ones hunting us, for sport, for food, for status! My people have done nothing other than survive. We did not kill your kind, only those that you yourselves were going to kill did we take away. In the past you have called us demons, fiends, but most popular were we called something else. Long have I watched your planet, long have I survived the wars that you thrust upon each other. Never have I seen a more destructive race prosper. Many years ago your people called my people something else... we were known as Dragons. My name is Alim Kei LaZour, and I might just be the last of my species.