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A Dragons Choice- Kera1596 and Namari

Postby kera1596 » November 1st, 2019, 3:46:38 pm

Plot and backstory of events:

Dragons have always been mystical and secretive creatures. Long ago, humans and dragons once lived among one another in peace and prosperity. This long-lasting friendship had remained strong for centuries and had even formed a strong spiritual connection between the two species. The elder dragon, a dragon who was rumored to be the oldest and most knowledgeable being on earth, formed a spiritual pact that both species had agreed upon. This pact is known as a bond. It is a powerful spiritual connection that seemingly only takes place seconds after a dragon first hatches and only knows how to strictly follow their strongest instinct - to find their other half.

Once bonded, the two species now both hold the power of elemental magic, not just dragons. However, this magic is split when it comes to its power and can only be effectively used when both bonded spirits work as a team. Bonded humans soon became known as dragon riders and were well known for their skills and usefulness toward the common folk. Because of this natural fame that came with being a dragon rider, jealousy and/or hatred toward dragon riders wasn't rare despite all the good they could do for the people. This jealousy led to a horrible event that would change the world for the worst.

Within only a few years of the elder dragons gift, a war broke out between dragons and humans. The life of the elder dragon, who was already terribly weak due to the gift she had given, was taken by a horrible man. With their beloved elder now dead, the dragons were furious and bloodthirsty for revenge. This powerful rage led to a bloodbath that lasted for many years. Dragon riders with their bonded dragons loyal to them, fought hard and had eventually ended the war with the wild dragons who couldn't bare to continue killing their own children. Though, just because the war was over, didn't mean that either side had won. Both sides had taken heavy loss and left the humans with very few dragon riders. After this event, the wild dragons broke away from the tradition of bonding their children to humans and avoided people as best they could. This, however, didn't mean that the gift of bonding was over. Despite everything that took place, dragons and humans were still able to bond.

Many years had passed since this horrific event. The stories were still fresh and the feeling of loss was still strong. However, time went on, and both the dragons and the humans continued living their lives now separate from each other. There was an exception to that rule however. Hunters were becoming a problem for the dragons. With the lack of dragon riders, evil and demented men believed they were in constant danger of being attack by the dragons. They believed the rare sighting of a dragon was a sign that the dragons were planning another war to wipe out the now vulnerable population of people. Because of this, hunters would go out in large groups with poison coated arrows and crossbows to assassinate resting dragons far from home whenever they could. It was rare, but it was also a problem. Dragons were not stupid nor were they heartless. A lot of the dragons believed that their elder saw something in the humans when she made that gift. Because of this, the dragons as a whole agreed that another war shouldn't be the solution to their hunter problem. They wanted to honor their elders decision believing that she made it despite knowing what her fate would be because of it. The dragons made a decision that every 10 years, they would take a few of their eggs to the humans they felt were worthy of being bonded. This decision was to help ease up the tension between dragons and humans and to also allow the humans to manage their own kind and help prevent unnecessary controversy between the two species.
Close to a century had passed since this newfound arrangement and dragon riders, while much rarer than in the past, were still relevant.




What's happening in current times:
Today is the day. 10 years have passed and the most famous event was about to start: The bonding. Usually about 3 or 4 eggs are brought each year with 3 or 4 dragons delivering them. This event has become so well known, that people from all across the kingdoms visit in hopes of being noticed by the mother dragons. The dragons always deliver their eggs at the same kingdom every 10 years. This is because the kingdom, a thriving kingdom called Alafia, was formally named by the Elder dragon herself during the peaceful times. That, and also because the kingdom was closest to the dragons main settling up high in the mountains. A huge festival was being thrown while the tens of thousands of people waited for the arrival of the dragons. Food, games, songs, acts, and booths holding bets betting on the shirt color the first person will be wearing when they are picked; are all settled down in the middle of the Kingdom where the dragons usually first arrive with their gifts.

Making her way through the intense gathering of people, a young woman stealthily squirms between the cracks of the crowds. Occasionally, the woman would dare to look back to see if her bodyguard, a man assigned to protect her by her father, was still following her. He was, but he wasn't as agile as she was, so he was clearly struggling. Taking pleasure out of the mans struggle, she laughed to herself and continued on her uncomfortable journey through to crowd to get closer to the landing area. Before she could get close enough to really see the dragons when they land, the crowd suddenly went wild. They were here.. Flying with nothing but utmost grace and beauty, 4 dragons arrived and landed close to each other and looked over the crowd with serious eyes. The young woman clenched her fists in annoyance. She couldn't see which meant the dragons probably couldn't see her either. She wanted an egg. She wanted to be bonded. No. She deserved to be bonded and was entitled to it. After all, she was the daughter of a noble who had always gotten her way. This time should be no different.

Almost as soon as the dragons had landed, the suddenly took to the skies once more to survey the large crowds. It took a few seconds before they began to descend one by one to meet their children's future bond. One.. Two.. Three! Three eggs were passed on to three people in the crowd, each time the crowd just going wild. The young woman couldn't stand it. They couldn't see her! That's the reason right? That's why she wasn't getting picked. She began to wave her hands yelling out to the last flying dragon and for a moment.. The dragon looked at her.. Everything had froze.. Her heart felt as if it had stopped.. This is it! The dragon noticed her! She noticed!
The last flying dragon quickly redirected itself to head toward the girl. Spreading its wings out wide to descent, it landed ever so silently despite its hefty size. The entire crowd had went completely silent, and the only thing the woman could hear was her own heartbeat. The dragon lowered its head to the girl and let out a powerful breath causing her to shut her eyes.. However.. When she had opened them.. The egg wasn't in front of her. She turned to look at a little boy holding the egg with awe in his eyes.. She stared with disbelief and confusion before looking back up to the dragon with a pained glance.. The dragon didn't look back however. It simply nudged the egg one last time, before flying back up to join with her awaiting group, and fly away. The girl stared at the egg, not even daring to look away. She... wasn't chosen. This had to be a mistake. Right?

The girl had stormed off in a struggle past the crowd. The four eggs were left in the care of the chosen individuals and everyone had begun to once again celebrate and congratulate the people. The eggs usually only took about an hour to hatch. So during that hour, guards would protect the person given the egg to make sure no morons were to try anything stupid.

Confused and hurt, the young woman had finally made her way through the excited crowd. She'd glance up every now and then as she walked almost as if waiting for one of the dragons to come back and be like: My bad gurl. Sadly, that never happened. She suddenly came to a halt in her tracks, her overpriced dress swaying in a crazed dance to her stop. She stared at the ground for a moment before turning to face the mountains in the distance which seemed to frame the kingdom like a picture. She glanced up at the clouds hiding the tips of the mountains with a genuine look of consideration before she clenched her fists. Fine. If they weren't going to give her the egg she deserved. Then she'd just have to go take one for herself.

Almost as if on Que to her decision, her bodyguard had arrived both out of breath and beaten up from all the pushing and shoving. How did he find her out of all that chaos? Simple. He just asked a few of the people in the crowd if they'd gotten rudely pushed around by some bratty woman. They'd then just point him the way.


character info: :D

Name: Kalista
Age: 21
Gender: F
Weight: 126 lbs
Height: 5'6"
Race: Human
Parents/siblings:
-Mother (Saline): Deceased
-Father (Henry): A high-up Noble man with close relations to the king of Alafia.

Short Biography:
Ever since she was a little girl, Kalista was always told stories about the original dragon riders before the Great Dragon war. She was told about how they were loved and cherished by the people because of their bravery and actions. They protected the people and helped them with dangerous tasks no other man could do. These people were special and never alone because of their dragon. The thought of being loved and valued by everyone around you.. Of never being alone and always having a companion to lean on during troubling times.. It seemed like that only of a dreamers delight. Kalista had lost her mother at the age of 6. She was a bit too young to remember but her father wasn't. He took the death hard and became extremely over protective of his daughter. Because of his overly protective nature, Kalista had become a rebel. Anything her father didn't want her doing, she would do. It gave her a sense of freedom. A sense of choice and power. Though she loved her father very much, she also loved being outside causing trouble or buying jewelry and clothes that she would never wear. She was spoiled in that sense. However, Kalista wasn't stupid nor was the evil in nature just because she was rich. She was very well educated and absolutely loved animals. (With the exception of rats. Depending on what type of rat tho. there are cute rats then there are nasty stinky- ahem.. Lets continue..). Kalista could be very caring and deep down all she wanted was a companion who could understand her for who she was and what she really wanted.. Not to feel alone anymore.


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Gender: Male
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Weight: 550 lbs
Personality: Stern, Down to earth, Serious, and logical


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Age: 5 years
Gender: Male
Species: Wyvern
Size: Bout the size of Hookfang from How to Train your Dragon.
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Personality: Goofy, childish, outgoing, cheery, brave, independant





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Age: 2 years
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Re: A Dragons Choice- Kera1596 and Namari

Postby Namari » November 1st, 2019, 3:52:39 pm

Name: Cyrus
Age: 27
Gender: male
Height:5’11”
Weight:220
Race:Human
Relatives: unknown
Backstory: left as a baby at the monastery by his parents whom he has no idea who they might be, presumably because of his odd appearance. He was raised by the monks and despite their stern teachings developed a desire for knighthood and a mischievous personality. At twelve he joined the society of arms, learning swordplay and other skills he needs. After graduating he declined to join the army and has been taking private contracts in town, his latest being a cushy job guard a nobles daughter, or so he thought.

Raito


The white haired male grunts as he shoves through the crowds and looks disdainfully at his now dirty cloak, smudged in several places. He sighs and walks over to the young lady he's been assigned to guard, " Miss Kalista! I must insist you not run off like that, your father would be very displeased if anything happened to you, and it's my job to make sure you're safe." he crosses his arms, "i know you wanted to see the dragons, but was it really necessary to run off like that?"
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Re: A Dragons Choice- Kera1596 and Namari

Postby kera1596 » November 1st, 2019, 4:16:41 pm

Kalista's Stern and determined glare toward the mountains turned to that of an annoyed one. Great, her 'guard dog' found her. "I didn't want to see the dragons. I wanted to be bonded. There is a huge difference you oaf." She scowled out in a harsh manner toward Cyrus before she began to once again walk. However this time, she began to head toward the direction of the mountains. The kingdom was bustling, but since all of the people were in one large crowd at the middle of the kingdom, she could easily just walk down the main cobblestone path heading to the outer walls of the kingdom; and toward the direction of the mountains. She took in a deep frustrated breath before letting out a sigh, "I'm going on a vacation. It's girls only so don't follow me." She didn't have food, water, extra clothes, weapons, or even medicine. The mountains were at least a week away on foot and she wasn't prepared in the slightest. Goes to show just how unaware she is about life outside of royalty and pamperment.
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Re: A Dragons Choice- Kera1596 and Namari

Postby Namari » November 1st, 2019, 4:23:38 pm

Cyrus raises an eyebrow as the lady speaks, " i don't think a lady has been bonded to a dragon in decades, the chances of it happening now are slim. even i don't dare hope for the privilege." He stays several paces behind her, following the young woman he was assigned to. He sighs as she tries to order him to stay away, " i know that your father has not approved any such vacation, not to mention you haven't got any luggage. where exactly my lady do you plan to go so unprepared?" he glances ahead of them, noting the mountains but dismissing them. Surely even Kalista was not so foolish as to be attempting to go into the wilderness without any supplies. She must be headed for a shop or something between here and there.
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Re: A Dragons Choice- Kera1596 and Namari

Postby kera1596 » November 1st, 2019, 4:40:27 pm

Kalista's patience grew thin when he brought up the fact that her gender was the reason for her not being bonded. She was fully aware of her position as a woman rather than as a man. But she believed it was only because most females, unlike her, were weak and babyish. She, however, felt that she was strong willed. She wasn't some crybaby girl who needed a man to survive. She was different. "I'm going to the Dragons Mountain, clearly. If they aren't going to give me an egg, i'll just have to get one myself. I'll prove to those stupid lizards that I'm not just some fragile useless woman. I'm a noble and a strong one at that. Not a single man has dared ask me out simply because of how STRONG willed I am compared to any other woman. Father can claim it's because of my personality all he wants that a single man hasn't approached me." She said with confidence having stopped to explain herself with her hands sassily placed on her hips. "And for your information, I don't need my fathers permission. I'm 21. not 12. I also don't need some annoying guy who is being payed to follow me around like some lost mutt."
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Re: A Dragons Choice- Kera1596 and Namari

Postby Namari » November 1st, 2019, 4:49:38 pm

Cyrus blinks, at her reply, " wait, the dragon mountains?!" he was about to launch into a tirade before he pinches the bridge of his nose, " allow me to clarify, you intend to travel to their nesting grounds, which is at least a two weeks journey on foot, with no supplies and wearing....well, THAT." he gestures to her outfit, " all due respect my lady, but you won't last more than a couple days if you're lucky. Assuming you somehow avoid being eaten, you have no food or water, your clothing is thin and not suited for travel in the slightest, and your shoes would be shredded the moment you stepped foot onto any terrain that is even slightly rough. the only thing you will be proving is how foolish you are, though not to the dragons since the chances of you getting close enough before you die for them to see you is...well i'd be generous if i say it's more likely that im crowned king." He crosses his arms, " i have a proposal, we go to your home, get equipped with supplies, and then we can go. you'll get cold and tired after a few days and want to go home anyway, so as long as im with you we will be safe enough." he adjusts the bow slung across his back, grateful he always had both his blade and the bow with him at all times just in case she refused his reasonable suggestion.
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Re: A Dragons Choice- Kera1596 and Namari

Postby kera1596 » November 1st, 2019, 5:06:16 pm

Kalista listened to him in annoyance but in silence. He had a point though.. She'd never been outside of the kingdoms walls. Going into lands unknown and unguarded without supplies or experience. That, and like he said, what she was wearing wasn't really 'adventure' material. She remained quiet, deep in thought, before she finally let out a defeated sigh. She then turned back to him with a stern glare before stomping grumpily over to him to aggressively poke his chest as she spoke, "Fine. I'll go along with your little proposal. However, I have a few conditions. You're not to tell my dad where I plan to go if he asks. You're not to say a word to me during this trip WITHOUT my permission or unless there is some sorta danger. AND you're not allowed to kill anything unless it's a pedophilic stalker following us. No animals. No exception. Understand?" She finished off. Two of those conditions were a bit pushing it and she knew it. But being difficult just came natural to her.
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Re: A Dragons Choice- Kera1596 and Namari

Postby Namari » November 1st, 2019, 5:15:46 pm

Cyrus gives her a cold look as she pokes his chest, gently grabbing her hand and pushing it away, " I can agree to the first condition, though it's unwise, as for the other two i cannot. It's important that we be able to speak during the trip, i am far more experienced in traveling than you are, so if you wish to live through the experience i suggest you listen to my suggestions. And as for killing animals, how exactly do you propose we eat otherwise? it is foolish to think we can take all the rations for the journey there and back, it would be a huge quantity. I will need to supplement our supplies by gathering food along the way. Not to even mention should anything dangerous threaten us, of course i have to kill it. unless you'd rather ask the wolves nicely if they'll please leave us alone." He fixes his golden eyes on her, " this is not a game Kalista, going into those mountains is dangerous. it is very possible that both of us will lose our lives before we even get close, even i can only do so much."
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Postby kera1596 » November 1st, 2019, 5:33:33 pm

Kalista had a feeling he'd be stubborn about the whole talking thing but.. She thought the 'no killing' condition would be something she could get away with.. Her harsh glare had turned to that of an uncertain one. He'd have to kill animals.. She understood if they were to be attacked that self defense just had to happen but.. They did also have to eat.. And even if she were to counter his argument by saying they could just eat berries and such; not every berry in the wild were edible and it wouldn't be a healthy sustainable diet if all they consumed was wild fruit.. She took a retreating step back, crossing her arms and looking away from him as if to hide her own uncertainty now about the trip. She didn't care about that whole life being in danger crap.. She just didn't want anything innocent to die.. It didn't feel right. "W-Whatever, we can talk more about the conditions once we head out. I'm going home to get packed." she said in a stern voice before turning away from him to begin speed walking back toward her home. He was so frustrating!
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Postby Namari » November 1st, 2019, 5:41:02 pm

Cyrus watches her carefully as she thinks about what he said, and rolls his eyes as she turns heel and heads home, " Of course my lady." he walks behind her, keeping pace with his longer legs now that they weren't fighting crowds. " i will check what you have packed to see that it's suitable after i've packed the supplies we will need for the trip. i suggest packing sturdy and warm clothing, at least three sets. and thick shoes, boots if possible." he knew his suggestions would likely infuriate her further, and was smirking at her back. Once they get to her large home he quickly goes to his own quarters, exchanging his fancy formal clothing for more practical garments. He selects leather for his clothing, being thick and durable, and a fur cloak. Once he's packed his gear he heads to the kitchens, quickly assembling some basic staples to supplement what he could gather in the forest with, dried foods and spices that were light and easy to carry. Once he has a large bag of the essential supplies he heads to Kalista's room, knocking briefly before he enters to check her own progress.
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