Post by lazy penguin on Jul 14, 2021 18:46:34 GMT -5
oooooooo a very like arid city area could be really cool- and i like the idea of them having a reputation of being a city of outlaws and criminals! it also works geographically? i could place them next to the mountain range and the desert/barren land can be caused by a rain shadow effect!
i thought about a sky city- and it kinda tied into the time period question too. i don't think i want a like floating island type location- but i do like the airship/balloons aesthetics? idk i was thinking more middle ages in terms of weaponry just cause i wanted to lean away from dragonriders with guns- but idk im bad with time periods. if you have any good suggestions, feel free to shout them!
and yeah, the 13 are gonna be claimable so i'll mark the wind dragonrider as claimed for u!
Post by lazy penguin on Jul 14, 2021 18:57:45 GMT -5
yeah frosty boi is urs ! also just for simplicity sake- dragons and their riders would be rped by the same person
yeah rn kinda doing a mix of ideas for the last couple of major city-states and time period stuff. If you had any cool ideas for those feel free to hop in- or if you had any questions or other things you wanted to discuss go for it!
oooooo claiming dragons o: I'm stuck between Star dragon and mirror dragon hmmmmmmm
And I vibe with the airship type thing! and maybe we could do a time period of our own making? Cause airships are pretty modern unless its more of a steam punk type thing but that tends to have guns and stuff so maybe a middle ground?
Post by lazy penguin on Jul 15, 2021 0:36:49 GMT -5
yeah i was kinda vibing with maybe air balloons & ships being more magic-driven technology? so it would maybe make sense for them to be developed before major firearms? idk we could also just have mobility based technology have been more a priority than weaponry because the city-states were united and not under threat of constant wars and such. also it would make sense for a society with people able to travel by flight via dragons- that non-riders would try to replicate that ability. idk idk idk
and no- not all dragons have a breath weapon, the ones that do are Double (fire & acid), Flame-Swallowing (Molten Lava), Flame (Fire), and Frost (Frost). Poison & Bone also both have venomous bites- but its not something they can breath out- and Aquatic and Wind Dragons both have breathing abilities (one able to breathe underwater, the other at high altitudes).
Yeah I think that makes total sense why develop weapons when everyone around you is at peace, so they'd focus on bettering their lives instead of their military, and why would advanced weapons be needed when you have dragons xD and since people have different magic types like electricity air and water it makes total sense that they could develop something run by a mage or two!
Also, question the mirror dragon changing colors of their scales is that like a camouflaging type thing possibly?
Post by ʙᴜᴍʙʟᴇʙᴇᴇ » on Jul 15, 2021 9:40:26 GMT -5
ahhh, gotcha! would my idea work then? it’s gonna be a frost dragon who bonded with a vitality(i think it was maybe? for fire?) mage and they butt heads a lot lol
lemme go through everything y’all have so far city-wise and see if i can think of anything! also - would each city have it’s own fashion sense and color/mascot and stuff? like a water-front city having more breathable and lightweight clothing, whereas a mountainous city would need more dense, warm clothing?
Post by ʙᴜᴍʙʟᴇʙᴇᴇ » on Jul 15, 2021 12:21:01 GMT -5
what if the mining/underground city is built on the legend that the gold dragons helped them create their city and find precious minerals, since they’re in the gold dragons’ scales and smaller dragons could help with tunneling? so the mining city is actually one of the “richest” cities and has the nicest/prettiest things bc they have the most precious jewels and stuff?
Post by lazy penguin on Jul 15, 2021 19:23:40 GMT -5
yeah the mirror dragon's power is camouflage !
yeah that works!
oh gosh- i mean, yes prolly. idk how much depth i want to put into each city since the last thing i was is just walls of text people have to read through. but yeah i think just in general i was gonna do a flag/symbol, general differences that they have with the other city states, and info on the people who run the city.
yee! i really like that idea of the mining city being the most wealthy. they'd prolly have some of the biggest wealth disparities tho- people who make it rich living in giant structure while those who still have to go out into the mines live in relative poverty. so like a poppin' city center, but the fringes of the city aren't nearly as nice.
Post by lazy penguin on Jul 20, 2021 12:19:28 GMT -5
mirror dragon is urs then! also just putting it down but ima prolly claim the flame-swallowing dragon
i think id'd prefer a more treetop/dense forest city to a jungle just cause of climate stuff- but that could defo work! i also like the idea of a temple-esque city- what were you thinking in terms of that?
and yeah Pearl, there's always room for more!
it's not gonna be a direct- one dragon for each city ratio tho. i was thinking there was 2-4 dragon types/riders that are the most common for each city- but that doesn't mean there aren't outliers.
I think that is pretty similar to the garden city right??
And for the temple city I was think either like a super old ruin temple that is a little overgrown but purposefully? kind of vibe or some kind of built into the land kind of thing? I looked up fantasy temple city and there are LOTS of ones that are cool. My favorites are these Temple one
Not quite. A garden city is full of flowers and beautiful. The culinary city is for cooking the ingredients, but the agricultural city would be full of wheats, vegetables etc. It's like a city specifically for farming foods that are harder for farmers to grow.
Post by ʙᴜᴍʙʟᴇʙᴇᴇ » on Jul 22, 2021 10:41:26 GMT -5
we have an academic city - what about a city based in the arts? it could be a sort of rivalry type thing between them, since academia vs. arts is a pretty common thing i’ve seen irl, and the school(s) for the arts could be based there, so there’d be like statues and murals and stuff all over the place, and it could even be like a polar opposite of the academic city, so like that one would be neat and tidy and look like the kind of place a conscientious student would attend, and the arts city could be a little more messy and rough because there’s always a new installment going up? idk just an idea
Post by lazy penguin on Jul 22, 2021 21:02:59 GMT -5
mmmmmm ok i like the temple vibes a lot, so i definitely think it's an idea we can work with!
in terms of a city based solely around farming/agriculture idk? since these are more city-states with independent leadership rather than just simple cities i feel like they'd all have agriculture of some sort- just so they'd be self-sustaining.
i like the arts idea too! i'm not sure how much of a rivalry they'd have, but it'd be an interesting dynamic for sure. i think the academic city prioritizes recovering/learning/recording history while the arts city would focus more on creating it. it could almost be a division type of deal? like maybe the founders of the arts city were originally from the academic city? and felt like they could do more for the world than just collect knowledge.
Ooo I like that they broke off from the academic place cause they were like okay like collecting knowledge is great but what about actually creation what about new things and it was a learning from the past verses forging new paths
and again, these are just the most common types of riders in each city- not the only types.
then the other city based thing i was starting to work on was the leaders/rulers of each?
like i feel for most it would just be a leading family of lords/ladies, but for the ones like the temple & academic cities i could see them being ran by like religious figures (temple) or like an assembly of knowledge keepers/glorified librarians (academic). idk we could easily do some fun stuff with a few of the cities!
Ooo I agree most would be ruling families and I do also like the idea of The temple and the academic city being led by some kind of counsel type thing for the trade city maybe it could be the wealthiest merchant??
And for the badlands would it be a ruling family or like a gang type thing like the boss and so on and so on?
Post by ʙᴜᴍʙʟᴇʙᴇᴇ » on Jul 23, 2021 9:15:57 GMT -5
i definitely like the idea of leading families/council, etc. ! i imagine for the academic city it would be a council of scholars elected by peers probably? and the badlands having a gang-style leading group sounds interesting for sure!!
Post by lazy penguin on Jul 25, 2021 14:00:12 GMT -5
sorry for disappearing, work has been killing me lately!
i like the idea of having a merchant-run trade city- maybe it's more of a collection of the wealthiest merchants who get a say in the decisions. like even if they only have 1 ruling family it could be determined by the family with the most wealth? we could play around with old wealth vs new wealth with that too- like maybe the same 3-7 families have held power, but now some younger traders are becoming more and more wealthy- and therefore more and more of a threat.
i think the outlaw city would have a single ruling family- maybe they're just absent/hands-off. but gangs could easily have more authority than the actual leadership- especially if the leaders aren't doing much to dismantle them.
mmmmm i don't know how they would determine the "best chef" for the culinary city- but i could defo see like a ruling family having a food competition and rewarding winners with money and such?
oooooooo i really like the academic counsel being elected by peers!
anyways ima finish up all the information for the different dragon types today so i'll be on the post those later!
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