Trials of Aquella

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Dragons need to learn how to swim, hunt and woo a mate in order to survive and pass on its traits.

Young dragons will learn this as they age.  Typically these are taught by another older dragon, but on rare occasion other creatures are capable of teaching them.  


Rules:



- One guide dragon must be present in each image. A maximum of 3 dragons may complete their trials together.  (not including the guide dragon)
- Guide dragons may be any other dragon who's completed their Trials of Aquella, or any of the starter dragons.
- Each trial image must show at least a coloured and shaded fullbody and at least a basic background.
- Literature must include 1,000 words per Trial entry. Include details such as thoughts, speech and feelings.
Each Trial piece will gain your dragon a bonus +2 SP.



                            You must complete 2 of these 5 prompts!  Any choice!



 - If you choose to do all 5 images, you will gain an additional +5 Sea Points on top of the +2SP Trial Bonus. 
- You may complete the other trial prompts at a later time.  However, the special SP bonus will not apply for completing the prompts at a later time.





Balance:


Your Aqrion dragon has just hatched. Aqrion are very social and care for their young. But soon they need to learn how to swim for best survival chances.
Draw or write about your dragon learning how to float, move around and/or swim.




Endurance:


Your Aqrion has become fairly good at swimming.  Now it's time to head out of the nest.  Now they are eager to play and race each other.  Several young aqrion will get together with a guide dragon, similar to a school session.  The guide will teach them how to hunt as a group.  Often hunting inanimate objects, each other or smaller easy to catch prey.
Draw your young Aqrion learning how to hunt small objects, small prey or even other young aqrion.




Strength:



Your Aqrion is starting to grow up.  They are beginning to reach sexual maturity and begins noticing the other Aqrion in different ways.  They begin putting on large amounts of muscle start to show off their looks. They will often fight, testing out their strength and skills on each other.  Guide dragons keep a watchful eye out so they don't harm each other.  They often take part in the training fights.
Draw your Aqrion testing his strength with another Aqrion.  They may alternatively be pulling a large heavy load across the seafloor.




Dedication:



Your Aqrion has reached sexual maturity now.  They are getting ready to mate.  Most often Aqrion choose a partner for life, therefore in order to woo a mate, they need to show that they can be relied upon.  Guide dragons will often help them build their nests, making sure they stay safe.
Show your Aqrion building a nest in preparation for having a family.  Nests are typically made of kelp and can be fashioned in any way or location, including in caves.




Courtship:



Your Aqrion is now ready for a family of his own.  They will now partake in elaborate dances and songs to woo another Aqrion.  They often will adorn themselves with varying seaweeds, shells or crafted materials.  On rare occasions they will use their elements or create musical instruments to use aswell.  A guide dragon is not required, but may be present if an odd number of dragons are doing the trials together.
Draw your Aqrion wooing another Aqrion.





Upon completion submit your entries as a group Here
An Admin will then add the "Trials of Aquella" trophy/stone onto your import and your dragon will be allowed to breed!




Inbred Dragons:


Inbred dragons may complete the Trials of Aquella and participate in other activities.
Dragons with crippled flippers or brittle bones, however, may not breed.  These poor dragons will not be capable of completing the trials as they lack the strength required.  They may, however, complete the other trials images for the SP bonuses.  They may participate in easier activities if accompanied by their guide dragon/creature.




Blindness Training:



If your Aqrion happens to be blind, they will need to complete blindness training to complete Trails of Aquella or participate in other activities of the group. 

1. With the help of a guide dragon, your dragon will learn how to maneuver using voice commands.
2. Your dragon has a good sense of feel and hearing now.  Your dragon will attempt to race through a solemn style course, or something similar.




Deaf Training:



If your Aqrion happens to be deaf, they will need to complete deafness training to complete Trails of Aquella or participate in other activities of the group. 

1. With the help of a guide dragon, your dragon will learn how communicate with other dragons through a form of sign language or "lip reading".  They will learn how to properly speak even if they cant hear it. 
2. Your dragon has a good sense of sight and communication skills.  Your dragon will attempt to have a conversation with an audience while trying to answer questions.




Mute Training:



If your Aqrion happens to be mute, they will need to complete mute training to complete Trails of Aquella or participate in other activities of the group. 

1. With the help of a guide dragon, your dragon will learn how communicate with other dragons.  They are unable to speak, but still have use of their echolocation.  They also learn how to write with their tails.
2. Your dragon has a good sense of sight and echolocation.  Your dragon will attempt to engage in a pack hunt while helping locate prey with their echolocation. 






Upon completion submit your entries as a group Here
An Admin will then add the appropriate"inbred" trophy/stone onto your import and your dragon will be allowed to participate in events!


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ClarityWind's avatar
Question about Trials of Aquella Trophy (breeding one).
Is it a requirement to finish all 5 prompts to have the dragons be breedable status? or is it more of a 'complete x out of y prompts'?