The Dragons of Eternal Sky is a dual role-play and socialÂ dream by Ninja loaded in Imaginarium near Key Hall, featuring an elaborate storyline, state-of-the-art dreamweaving, and a challenging story mode game for players to enjoy.
The Dragons of Eternal Sky is a part of theÂ Balance's Bridge continuity, of which Albino Wasp'sÂ Rejoin is also a part.
Grand Opening for the dream is estimated at the end of summer, 2014.
The Dragons of Eternal Sky is set in the 1400s on an alternate Earth where Dragons, at the height of their power, ruled the skies and inspired both awe and fear in the creatures below. Â You can play as a Dragon or as a Human during these dark times with war on the imminent horizon. Â Will the Humans reclaim their home? Â Will the Dragons maintain their civilization? Â Or is there something more sinister at play?
Gameplay is turn-based and team-based, with each team taking turns moving about the game board and battling enemy forces with weapons, skills, and strategy. Â Some missions require total elimination, others have more specific goals. Â Players may challenge other players or NPC teams.
The landing area of the dream serves as our community social area, which we call the Community Cascade. Â This is our designated out-of-character (OOC) area. Â Feel free to socialize, meet new people, and commingle! Â Starting after our Grand Opening, we will hold Social Night every Saturday night, with prizes, contests, and a bonus player-versus-player match. Â Don't miss out!
Contact Ninja in-game if you feel up to the task of helpingÂ The Dragons of Eternal Sky to grow as a dream. Â If you would like to run for an elected position, please submit your candidacy no later than 11 July 2014. Â Details will be posted closer to the deadline.
Amesbury, England. Â 1413.
The chilling winter rain struck what appeared to be a young man in his late twenties, shoulder-length light-brown hair flowing behind him in the moderate winds. Â He had donned a maroon short-sleeved doublet with gold trim over black linens and hose; he had forsaken his houppelande in favor of convenience and out of wariness of the weather. Â The scowl on the man's old-eyed but young-looking face betrayed the fact that he was clearly not fond of the rain.
The odd man scanned the skies expectantly, and a long, deep roar erupted from above and behind him. Â The man turned on the spot, looking up in the direction of the sound, and found the source: a sandy-brown Dragon, roughly thirty feet long with a wingspan of just over fifty, glided in a downward spiral toward the man.
The man showed no fear. Â No, in fact, it seemed he was expecting this. Â He waited patiently as the massive Dragon landed coiled in a semi-circle around him, barely even flinching as the landing shook the ground underneath his feet. Â Instead, he fidgeted with the gold ring on his left middle finger.
Lord Friar, the man thought toward the Dragon, who had turned its neck to face him, blowing a short stream of smoke from his nostrils.
Lord Peacekeeper, a booming voice echoed in the man's head. Â The Dragon blinked.
You should shift,Â the Lord Peacekeeper began,Â for it isn't safe here.
The Lord Friar snorted, another burst of smoke leaving his nostrils. Â Show a little pride in your race, Stormbringer.
The Lord Architect is gone, firemaster.
The Dragon froze, his expression turning first to incredulity, then to rage. Â He arched his head back and let out a fiery roar skyward.
Shh--they'll know we're here! the strange man thought. Â None of this makes sense. Â Every day I hear of ourÂ brethrenÂ falling at the hands of humanity, frozen by weapons that cannot be. Â We are at war, firemaster.
The Lord Friar's face made an approximation of a scowl. Â With the humans? Â That's not war, it's sport--
Don't be so arrogant. Â They have their hands on technology hundreds of years beyond--
The Lord Friar knocked Stormbringer aside with a sweep of his tail, hurling him several meters away as a piercing beam of light from behind the duo struck the Friar's tail exactly where the Peacekeeper once stood. Â The massive Dragon howled in pain, the point of impact freezing in a veinous pattern up and down his tail.
A winded Stormbringer gasped, moving haphazardly to his feet and surveying the direction the beam came from.
Two dozen mounted human soldiers in armor, less than a half mile away, were riding in a wedge toward the duo yelling cacophonously, the soldier on the far right of the formation handling a small glowing contraption with some kind of liquid inside. Â The contraption-holding soldier pointed the device at the Lord Friar just as the mud-colored dragon let loose a stream of fire in the direction of the soldiers.
The soldiers split ranks, most evading the fire, but the one closest to the center was unlucky enough to be grazed by the stream of plasma, which knocked the rider off his horse.
The contraption-holding soldier aimed the device again, this time at Stormbringer, and fired.
All Stormbringer saw was a flash of light, and then...
â˜… â˜… â˜…
Stormbringer awoke with a start, surrounded by a dense bioluminescent forest, directly before him the still water of a large lake. Â Peering at his reflection, he let out a sigh, which came out as more of a growl than anything. Â In his reflection were a pair of ruby eyes, a set of ebony horns, and a reptilian face covered in anthracite-like scales.
Just a bad dream, he thought, and he rested his head once more at the edge of the water, drifting into the land of the dreaming.
The City of Eternal Sky welcomes anyone and everyone who wishes to be a part of our game and community, provided they agree to our simple and minimal rules.
We don't believe in long lists of rules or restrictions -- that doesn't encourage a community to grow. Â But keep in mind that the privilege of entering the realm of the Dragons is conditional upon three short rules:
The preceding three rules apply to all visitors to the dream. Â Members of the dream are additionally expected to honor any resolution passed by the Dragonlord Council as if they are rules.
If you have any questions, or if you have a dispute with a member that cannot be resolved through your own actions, please contact the Dragonlord Council (see the Dream tab for details).
The Dragons of Eternal Sky is run by a team of eight enthusiastic individuals committed to maintaining our community of fun. Â This team is called theÂ Dragonlord Council. Â All members of the Dragonlord Council are considered dream staff.
The Dragonlord Council, which resembles the actual Privy Council from the storyline, is different from the way most dreams are run in that a portion of its members areÂ elected. Â Elected councilors serve for six months.
To be eligible to be elected to the Dragonlord Council, you must be a current member in good standing, and must have the approval of at least one councilor to run for a seat. Â The winner of the plurality of votes is elected.
The membership consists of:
Special advisors toÂ Eternal Sky are afforded the privileges and responsibilities of dream staff, but are not on the Dragonlord Council. Â They advise the Dragonlord Council on various issues, and are often authorized to carry out the resolutions of the Council. Â Special advisors can be appointed by the Dragonlord Council for any length of time.
Current special advisors: