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  • #61
    Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
    I'm not sure why you put "DRAGONS" in all-caps over and over like that, but I couldn't help but read it in my head like the PowerThirst ads.

    ​"Give PowerThirst to your babies and they'll fly as fast as DRAGONS against actual DRAGONS and it'll be a tie and-" and all that.
    Fun fact,there's this fellow on patreon who draws Dragons. He uses all caps based on not wanting to draw their attention by speaking theirbteye

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    • #62
      It's been a while, but I am curious - can the Dragon sourcebook handle this kind of dragon?


      The Dragon - A Tale from Lanz

      But high from the air blessings can come in abundance. This is done by the flying dragon, who loves Lanz deeply and visits the village often. Whoever sees it in the evening skies in the shape of a dark red streak of fire must immediately throw all iron goods away from their bodies when the dragon is hovering above them, for otherwise the enraged dragon will roar into these items and tear the bearer apart. Furthermore, the witness must cross one foot with the other and remain silent. In that case the dragon will drop grain, but this grain must immediately be stored within a building. Once two men neglected to do this when the dragon came down to visit them one evening on their farm, as they became afraid during the night. Then, a short time before dawn, a massive grey wild boar appeared and ate the large heap of grain, making noises with its snout as if clothes were being washed or strong rain was falling on the ground. Thus, the two men were left with nothing.
      The dragon can also become vengeful if it is disrespected. On J.’s farm a man mocked him by jumping backwards across a fence towards the dragon. He was punished viciously. The dragon assaulted his posterior, and for the rest of his life he suffered from a foul smell like rotten eggs. The dragon had sulfurized him well and truly.
      The dragon loves to find millet on his journeys. When someone puts millet in front of their farm’s main gate for the dragon, it knows how to recompense their farm generously. The F.s had done this for a long time, but at one point forgot to do so. Then one Saturday evening the dragon entered their kitchen in the shape of a large fox and tore the pancake from the fire. The imprudent inhabitants yelled and wanted to avenge themselves and hurried after the fox. Then the fox changed its shape into that of a large owl and flew into a hollow Willow. “Now it shall get what’s coming to it” the pursuers shouted, “we shall smoke the owl out of the tree!” Set afire at its bottom by human hands, the rotten wood of the willow started to glow. But behold - from the crown of the tree much stronger smoke and fire burst downward. There the dragon had created a blaze through its own fire in which the fire of the human vanished entirely. The surrounding people had to close their eyes from the biting smoke and many became unconscious. And above the smoke clouds the dragon soared away with silent fluttering of its wings, screeching owlish laughter and mocking the foolishness of these people.
      How much better is it to bow humbly before a secret power and cross one’s feet while kneeling down, than to impotently revolt against it while only earning harm and mockery!
      Source: Handtmann, E. Neue Sagen aus der Mark Brandenburg. Ein Beitrag zum deutschen Sagenschatz, 1883, p. 22f.


      The Dragon Servant

      Long ago the Luschki dwarves dwelt on the Luschki Mountain near Graustein. During times when they still lived on and within the mountain, a farmer once lost his entire fortune without any fault on his part. The farmer had heard rumors that treasures could be found within the castle ruins on the mountain, as the King of the Wends had once lived there. In his desperation he went off to dig for those treasures. First he searched for a spot where he thought that the treasures might be found there. Then he suddenly spotted an iron door. He opened it and entered a long, dark corridor. After he had proceeded for about half an hour, the corridor brightened. Then he saw wondrous beings in the distance, some of whom made music and danced and some of whom pursued all sorts of other activities. When he was spotted by the Luschkis, one of them who was carrying a big club stepped forward and asked him what he wanted. The farmer took heart and told him of his predicament. When he had finished, the Luschk said to him: “I know that you have spoken the truth. You shall receive help: Each noon a dragon will appear in your chamber, and you must feed it with millet. Then you can tell it your wishes, and it will fulfill them. But if you should neglect to give it millet, it will never come to you again. Then you should also take care never to step foot on this mountain again, for if you do that you will find a dreadful end.”
      As soon as the Luschk had spoken, there was a dreadful sough and roar so that the farmer was bereft of his senses. When he regained consciousness, he was back in the chamber of his farm. But at the next noon, the promised dragon really did appear. The farmer fed him. Then he asked for money, and the dragon gave it to him. From that moment on the dragon appeared every noon, ate in front of the farmer, and brought him money. This continued for quite some time until the farmer thought that he had enough money. Then he neglected to give the dragon millet. From that time onward the dragon ceased to appear.
      The farmer now thought himself so rich that he indulged in all excesses which he could attain with money, in the hopes that his money would not run out. Alas, one day he was bereft of his fortune, and the last coin had been drunken away at the pub. Drunk, the farmer staggered back home. But he must have missed his path and approached the mountain too closely. For while nobody knows precisely what happened, his corpse was found dreadfully lacerated at the Luschki Mountain.
      Source: Veckenstedt, E. Wendische Sagen, Märchen und abergläubische Gebräuche, 1880, p. 165f.


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      • #63
        Today's Pathcast by Onyx Path is about the Scion: Dragon book that has a Kickstarter any day. ( Here is topic about Kickstarter itself ) From around 20:00 of podcast, developers start talking about this in Scion. What we know about Scion: Dragon:

        Scion: Dragon is a spy game where the Heirs of dragons act for their rulers hidden from the Pantheons. However, the Heirs can also easily join the normal group of Scions. And Hiers especially MUST create their own Fate.

        • Dragons represent the forgotten truths of The World, pushed out by the Gods of the setting. They are hiding from the Pantheons - and at the same time they are trying to regain power over the world, because the Gods took their followers from them centuries ago.

        • Dragons are divided into Flights which are divided into HOW the lizards want to regain control of the world. Flights are very politically divided. Sometimes they support the Gods, sometimes the Titans - and often they just play for themselves. They can be both allies and antagonists of ordinary Scions. Some Dragons can be both the secret lizards in their community - and Gods in the normal Pantheons! 😮Hiers may not even know who their ancestors are for most of the game! 😮

        • There are 5-6 Dragons for each Flight - Sample Dragons from the expansion (but there are many more): Tiamat, Fafnir, Leviathan, Apep, Amut, Jormangander, Níðhöggr, Ryūjin, Suki (from Naga) and others...

        • You will be able to turn into your dragon! It will be based on the Inheritance statistics. It is assumed to be HUGE dragons then. (But you can take Knack specially to be small.)

        • There is a specific Feats of Scale mechanic for Heirs. 😉

        • Memory – Dragons remember everything, every World timeline, every change, and all dragons are connected to their species memories, like shared lower mind. Heirs explore draconic memories from time to time. Instead of Fete Binding, Heirs have new memories related to other things and people. Heirs can even have ‘secret commands’ from their dragons, this way.

        Scion: Dragon needs only Scion: Origin, do not need Scion: Hero book for this. 😉

        https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/e/e...-scion-dragon/
        Last edited by wyrdhamster; 01-09-2021, 04:20 AM.


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        • #64
          Interesting. If it doesn't need Scion: Hero, then it doesn't use the Purviews from Scion: Hero. Or if it does, it reprints them.


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          • #65
            "Hiers?" Did you mean "Heirs?" Or is this some weird new word I'm going to have to learn?


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            • #66
              It's a typo. They happen.


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              • #67
                Originally posted by Dataweaver View Post
                It's a typo. They happen.
                Thought so. In which case, this all sounds pretty interesting, actually. 🤔


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                • #68
                  Originally posted by unnatural1 View Post
                  "Hiers?" Did you mean "Heirs?"
                  I'm Pole, English is my second language - typos happen. I fix in text those.


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