Rather small up to 12 feet in length standing more like a bird than a lizard. Small arms and thick legs with enormous feet with claws and they have a ridge of spines and a long narrow tail with a bulb on the end of the tail with barbs.
Wide snouts with a beak that tears flesh and armor with its sharp teeth. The barbs on the tail are poisonous.
They are territorial within 15 square miles and mark their territory by dragging their sides against large trees ... but Nakal Dragons do migrate for better hunting or when males seek a female mate.
They cast a Fly Spell on themselves and can fly from 100 to 120 feet at a time.
Nakal are hunted for sport and for the toxins that can be sold on the open market.
Feathered Dragons are rare and are not uncommon in the Gelderland and Gnob Wood where they have been driven from their formerly preferred open country by hunters who prize their scales.
A single scale can bring up to 15 Gold Coins on the open market and can be fashioned into crafting armor or weapons.
They are beautiful creatures of multi colors with no apparent pattern to their markings and do not blend into their surroundings ... making their numbers rare.
Feathered Dragons have some Illusionist abilities and do fly out of the forests to steal cattle and sometimes humanoids for food.
Wing span is 30 feet and have scales on the snout and neck that are long and pointed like spears.
Their bodies are squat and short and they walk on 2 or 4 legs (front legs noticeably shorter) and they can rend flesh with their claws and teeth.
They will breathe a cloud of clear gas that becomes a liquid leaving a red stain that begins to burn through skin and armor.
The only way to neutralize the poison is with a Neutralize or Delay Poison Spell or by jumping into a creek, river, pond or well ... but merely washing the poison from a water flask will not remove the poison.
Leaf Tailed Dragons are water dragons that frequently migrate to the Bay of Imboden as they seek nesting grounds on land from their journeys in The Amber Sea.
They are highly revered and worshipped on the islands of the Tagea Sea to the East of the Gelderland.
They have been known to frequently migrate and come on land in the Gnob Wood to hunt and to nest and secrete themselves with a thick residue to coat their scaly hides that hardens and becomes an unbreakable shell.
Some forest folk seek out these hardened secretions that are left on tree limbs that are harvested, shaped and honed to make battle spears.
These dragons can speak limited Common and live peaceably with Humans and Elves unless provoked.
They will offer assistance for Food if they trust those who seek them out and they breathe a cloud of thick gaseous material that obscures any but magical vision so they can escape unseen.
Their magic can Heat Metal or help them to cast Water Breathing on themselves.
Length ranges from up to 30 feet including its tail (always half its body length and shaped like a broad leaf).
When forced to fight (or when hunting) the Leaf Tailed Dragon will rend with its claws and teeth and secretes an acid while they hold their prey down with their hind legs.
They are light blue or green in color and have short thick necks. There is a single scale on their underbelly that can be as large as 3 feet in diameter and the scale is sought by forest folk to serve as a small lightweight and indestructible shield.
Alignment is Neutral Good
Posted on 2011-10-07 at 23:46:59.
Edited on 2011-10-14 at 20:26:40 by Hammer
Other Info Possibly Needed for Character Backgrounds
The above mentioned Dragons are the only known Dragons that have been seen and reported by various adventurers who have found their way to The Twisted Blade.
Rextugenous is both a Curiosity and an Oddity as no one has ventured any further north up the river than an imaginary line between the city of Chinon and Castle Eike in the Gnob Wood ... and none other than Rextugenous and the Undead Leather Coats have ever ventured south from far north upriver to the waterfront city of Sherrill.
So the ballads of the Bard are a drawing card for the patrons of The Twisted Blade and provide Rex with plenty of coin to provide his lodging at The Twisted Blade.
There are plenty of Orcs, Goblins and bandits and other such vermin to draw from in your back stories ... but no other Dragons are known to the inhabitants from where your character has journeyed thus far!
This should give Players enough information to develop a suitable background and I will Email a Map to everyone who joins this adventure to help give you a visual of the possibilities from whence to draw your writing inspiration!
Posted on 2011-10-08 at 00:02:51.
Edited on 2011-10-08 at 00:05:07 by Hammer
There are now only 4 openings as Raven has claimed the Ranger/Druid.
We definitely need a Dwarf Cleric/Fighter
***Wood (Gray) Elf Druid/Ranger*** played by Raven
Half Elf Knight/Illusionist
Half Orc Barbarian/Monk
If anyone has a different multi-class character concept just PM me and I will consider your choice in place of mine!
Note from the Castle Keeper
Looks like it may take longer than this weekend for me to complete the Intro to this adventure due to the time it took to write the previous posts in the Recruitment Thread and a whole lot more substance needs to be included in the writing of the opening post (plus some Real Life matters that need attending to on Saturday and Sunday!)
Posted on 2011-10-08 at 01:11:24.
Edited on 2011-10-08 at 02:07:42 by Hammer
After much deliberation I have come to the following conclusions regarding this proposed adventure:
1. If Raven is the only player besides the Rextugenous character that I will be playing ... then we will begin the adventure with just the 2 of us playing!
2. The previous character choices are Not set in stone and if anyone wants to play a different combination of classes then you are free to do so!
I am working on the Intro and will probably post either all or a portion of the Intro in the next couple of days!
Posted on 2011-10-13 at 17:31:09.
Raven Resident Finn RDI Staff Karma: 70/3 1021 Posts
You got me scared there for a moment. I was sure I'd be reading something like: "Since there's no more interest, I'm calling this game dead before it started." Whew!
So that's not happening, at least not now. Excellent. Seems like an nice system and very, very interesting world too.
So come on people! Take two steps forward and join us on this epic journey into Airhde - world of magic and mayhem. Don't be intimidated by the rules or the world. We'll learn along the way, together. The System is quite familiar - very, very much like the DnD you're used to.
Leather Coats Avengers Intro Post Part One has been posted as has the LC Avengers QnA.
I have to work on the Intro Part Two before anyone will be added to the privatized section of the Game (allowing only the Players to Post and Not Allowing the Lurkers to Post in the Game Thread)
The Part Two Intro will cover the course of 7 days which will give you more insight into the character of Rextugenous as on the night of the 12th he will announce he is heading back up north to Avenge the Leather Coats who he had to behead and burn to set their souls at rest.
There is a bit of a twist that is integral to the character of Rextugenous and lets players know a bit more of what they are in for in the future companying with him!
For now you will be able to post in this section until I am ready to open the Leather Coats Avengers thread to participating players!