Love your art, I had an idea for a world(It was originally a HTTYD fic but I decided it's better to make my own world, it's more like Temerarie(but much different) maybe you can help me flush it out? (I'm a huge dragon fan and really want to make this a good story and I want to flesh out who I will make)
Also, Happy Late Birthday(And I'm happy to be a watcher!)
Well, there is an idea I've wanted to do for a while. One where dragons are in fact, not supersmart animals that can speak to humans, are not demons, but are used as war animals and construction animals. I read a fic of HTTYD where the dragons never left and the world benefited greatly form their uses in war and building cities, underground canals and so much more.
The dragons in my world have been completly conquered and domesticated, to the humans they are no longer considered demons(at least not to those who have felt their wrath in battle ) their eyes are mammalian and they have playful personalities, the dragons are the size or horses, any giant race of dragons was wiped out(as the humans considered them to big and wild to control) the dragons in this world are fierce and magnificent.
But what I really want to do, is finally create Roman Dragon Riders.
I'm conflicted as to whether to make it with the old Roman Empire or with the Romaioi(Byzantine Romans) and the Kivian Rus.
Maybe because I've always wanted to see Centurions bond with a dragon, and the irony is, that they use them as war beasts(like Cataphracts)
Both Roman cultures(Latin and Greek fascinate me and with dragon labor and cavalry) I imagine Roman or Romaio science and architecture would advance.
Plus there was a scenerio someone showed on youtube that if the Roman Empire did exist then the Russian Empire would have never westernized and would have instead become more like the Byzantine Empire in culture and science, plus the other scary thing is, they would both be allies(Imagine World War I but with the Romans and Russians)
So before I go any further, I just want to know, which one makes a more compelling world.
I guess I want to make a sorta Band of Brothers in the medieval era, but with dragons and it being more like LOTR.