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Description: Red, orange, or gold scales; enormous wings; warm-colored eyes; Fireborn SkyWings may be born with odd-colored eyes and scales
Abilities: Are usually very powerful fighters and fast fliers; breathe extremely hot fire
Location: The northeast part of the continent; mountain region; Claws of the Clouds Mountains
Queen (Canon): Queen Ruby
Diet: Birds of prey; mountain animals; occasionally seafood; scavengers
Alliances: Princess Burn; MudWings (During the Great War)
- Agate ( Garnet the Skywing)
- Burgundy (BurgundyTheSkywing)
- Combust (Abstrxcted)
- Firebird(Daughter of Artemis1)
- Flicker (.oOEclipseOo.)
- Hawk (HawkEyeRed2)
- Kalama (Diggertheleopardgecko)
- Kindling (RainPhee)
- Necia (Sandwingscales)
- Nightingale (Kittyluvver)
- Rulée (Azalea)
- Summit (Articuna-Dragon)
- Princess Summit (User:Icebutterfly116)
- Sunfire (XxGalaxicalDestinyxX)
A subspecies has few variations when compared to the species as a whole. SkyWing subspecies should not diverge far from canon SkyWings.
Boreal SkyWings are adapted to cold climates and living among thick pine foliage. They were made by NightStrike and are more distant to normal SkyWings than subspicies typically are due to extreme isolation.
Boreals live in the taigias on the northwestern coast, near DeathWings, sometimes on the eastern IceWing coast, or, most commonly, the snowy archipelagos found in between those areas.
They are the most isolated of the SkyWing subspecies; rarely breeding with Temperate SkyWings, and appear the most like IceWings, though they are not related to IceWings in the slightest. They may occasionally breed with IceWings or Peak SkyWings, though just often enough to keep gene pools fresh.
Boreal SkyWings possess pastel colors due to living in snow-filled forests, and can appear pink-ish, light yellow, or pale gray. Darker green-brown accent colors and markings are not unheard of.
Boreal SkyWings posess smaller, narrower wings than their mainland counterparts, allowing them to dart in between trees like flashes of lightning. They are as fast in the trees as Temperate SkyWings are in open air. They have high-powered flight patterns, and typically beat their wings like a rapid pulse to chase prey.
Boreal scales are thin and almost hairlike; flexible spines that retain the heat prouduced by their body and their fire. These scales can puff up when a Boreal SkyWing is threatened. The skin underneath the scales is black.
The scales near their spines are thicker, plated, and can actually heat up at will, and can reach temperatures of up to ~800° C. When hot, these scales glow the color of the boreal’s fire.
Boreal eyes are typically yellow, brown, or green, reflect light in shadows, and are adapted to vision in six months of darkness, though this night vision is not as perfected as SeaWing night vision.
Boreal SkyWings are typically 3/4 the size of regular SkyWings, with females on average being larger than males, though not by much of a noticable difference.
Boreal SkyWings are not as good as regular SkyWings in open air, and have trouble navigating in strong winds without trees blocking the blunt force, but are extremely agile, and can dodge and weave around obstacles like no other tribe.
They are also not the strongest built, but they make up for this with sheer firepower. Boreal SkyWings have extremely hot fire, and the scales along their spines can reach up to firescale temperatue (not all scales can reach this temperature, normal ones can only gather up to ~50° C of heat).
Boreal individuals have varying degrees of fire heat, with the lowest temperature being 800° C to the hottest being 1400° C. Fire colors based on heat go red, orange, yellow, white, blue. Green and purple fire is uncommon, but not unheard of, and those colors fall in between the yellow and white range (with purple being hotter than green). Fire heat almost always corresponds to status in a clan.
White and blue fire are rarer, and the markers of a leader, while red and orange are markers of a firetender or a digger (the lowest ranked). However, fire alone does not decide leadership (more outlined in society).
Boreal SkyWings are quite cut off from Temperate SkyWings, since most never venture off of the mainland. They occasionally come into contact with explorers, and the occasional adoption of a forigener into a clan is not unheard heard of.
Meetings with Peak SkyWings are the most common interaction Boreals have with those not of their own kind.
Boreal SkyWings live in packs they call "clans". Each clan rules over at least one island (or portion of territory if they live on the mainland) or up to a dozen if they areone of the bigger clans. Each clan has a pair of leaders (usually mates) that act a lot like "alpha" wolves. They are protectors and defenders of their territories, and most are not socialized to act dicatorial.
In general, Boreals possess honor codes and do not act as backhanded as the mainland tribes do. Their rulers are not decided by blood, but by combat prowess and will to lead. Challenges are issued often among clan leaders, and leadership is decided by who wins and who submits. These fights are often submit or die, though the knocking unconcious of a contestant often decides a win as well. Strategy can have a play, but combat and fire are usually the deciders of these fights.
Some clans have generational alliances and rivalries with others, and war between clans is common, though rarely do more than five clans get involved in one war, or "raid" as they are called by the islanders. Each clan has its own traditions, culture, and forms of expression.
The most common traditions revolve around fire and natural elements, with songs, sacrifices of meat, bone, or other materials, and dances being used to "sway" the gods to their clan’s favor. The Boreals all worship the same gods, though it is unknown exactly who or what these gods are by anything but the Boreals themselves. Boreals do welcome outsiders (who are rare) into packs, but rarely does one fully understand their way of life.
Boreals can join other clans, but turncoats are often sworn vengeance apon by former clans, so defecting from the bigger clans is often a big no for those who want to live. Boreals all speak a morphed dialect of draconic, with some phrases and words mixed in that no mainlander with have ever head of.
Boreal names are typically made from these weird phrases or something in nature, or a mix. A few examples are Thyal, Drya’run, Windwound, or Killghar.
There are five big clans, three of which rule many islands, and two of which rule lots of territory on the East Ice Coast and the West Isle Coast.
These are the Big Five clans:
- Blood’fyar (meaning: blood pact). One of the more savage clans; "might-makes-right". Islanders.
- Ryolfen (meaning: storm teeth). Posseses many blue-fire breathers; complex traditions. Islanders.
- Nolay’thorn (meaning: thorns of the wild). Members are extremely fast; hunter society. Islanders.
- Strigiar (meaning: wings of winter). Most strategic clan; some are travelers. East Ice Coast.
- Aayi’call (meaning: the gods’ call). Mist runners; most elusive and dangerous. West Isle Coast.
Cloud SkyWings are usually gray, pale red, pale orange, or pale orange in color. Their eyes are typically grayscale in color, but very rarely, they can be blue or pure white. Longer, curved horns and long IceWing spikes. Sometimes their legs have the sharp spines IceWings have. They are named after their scale colors.
Cloud SkyWings were separated from regular SkyWings during the scorching. An IceWing bred with a SkyWing, producing 5 dragonets who roamed to the Ice Kingdom. They bred with other IceWings, and the first Cloud SkyWing was born. The colony of 10 dragons eventually started breeding with eachother, making a bigger colony. They eventually chose a queen to rule over them, considering themselves a whole different tribe. They made it a law that they could only breed with other Cloud SkyWings. ((Made by Rainbow the Fusion <3))
Tropic Skywings are a subspecies made by Stormtorch3 :D
I would like to add more, and I hope to finish soon.
Tropical Skywings have changed much from their Skywing roots. They have a wider range of color than red/gold and orange; They can be a combination of blue, green, yellow, red, pink, and orange. Their bodies are slightly more flexible to help moving through thicker forests, and even their tails are longer to assist with climbing.
After the first Tropical Skywings were born, They realized that they were no longer welcome in the sky palace. A bit embarrassingly, they reside on unmapped islands off the coast of the Rainforest Kingdom and the northeastern Scavenger den.
The origin of this subspecies are from an exiled Skywing who had a secret relationship with a Skywing guard. When the Skywing queen found out, she found a reason to banish the guard who had been particularly annoying. They fled south, and when they landed off the coast of the rainforest kingdom, they saw the islands in the distance. They adored this new island, and stayed there. A period of time passed that involved new Skywings arriving, journeying out to more of these islands, breeding, evolving, and establishing a society.