THE SPIRIT DRAGON

APPEARANCE - SPECIAL ABILITIES - TERRITORY
HABITAT/BEHAVIOUR - DIET - MATING - ORIGIN - MYTH/LORE

The Spirit Dragon in its spiritual form appears as a small orb of light and energy just before it manifests into this form and just before it returns to the soul of the person it inhabits. Spirit Dragons do not have any real territory. They live in the spirit of a person, where they obtain the necessary energy to live. When a person dies they move to a new spirit. In their manifested form Spirit Dragons appear as large dragons with brilliant blue scales.

The Spirit Dragon

View picture in full size Image description: A Spirit Dragon leaving the dying body of its deadly wounded host. Pic by Isilhir.

Appearance. Well, Spirit Dragons have no appearance in their true form. However, in their manifested form they appear as large dragons with brilliant blue scales. Their underside is covered in lighter blue scales. Their wings are the brilliant blue of their bodies except that they are trimmed in a deep purple. The crest of their head, the brow of their eyes, and a strip down their muzzle is a firey red. The last eight nailsbreadths of their tail is a deep crimson. Spirit Dragons stand about 6.5 till 7 peds tall. They are about five peds wide, and they are between 8 and 8.5 peds long. Their eyes are a multitude of colours ranging from the darkest brown to the lightest blue. They have sharp teeth, but these serve no real purpose.

The Spirit Dragon in its spiritual form appears as a small orb of light and energy just before it manifests into this form and just before it returns to the soul of the person it inhabits (see Territory for more details). These creatures do not die as long as they inhabit a soul. However, if they remain outside of a personís soul long enough they will die. This length of time varies, but on average it is a period of supposedly one human year.
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Special Abilities. The Spirit Dragon is able to withstand drastic temperature changes and dangerous amounts of energy in their spiritual form because in this form they are nothing but heat, energy, and light. It is concievable that one could actually survive outside a being's spirit if they were to live in an area with high amounts of energy. In its manifested form, its hide will turn most any weapon making it a perfect ally in battle (Note: Spirit Dragons only fight directly when it is for a cause such as the protection of the world they live in). They grant the person they inhabit enhanced strength and speed along with the wisdom and knowledge that they have collected over their seemingly infinite life.
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Territory. Spirit Dragons do not have any real territory. They live in the spirit of a person, where they obtain the necessary energy to live (see Diet). When a person dies they move to a new spirit.
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Habitat/Behaviour. These creatures seek to find answers to three main questions. 1.) Why do some people treasure life so much? 2.) Why do other creatures seek to destroy that life? 3.) What is this life that these creatures treasure or destroy?
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Diet. They feed off of energy. This is because they give off large amounts of energy which must be replaced. To get enough energy they inhabit the spirit of a living thing and draw on the soul's energy. After they are done with the energy it is given back to the soul. This is an endless process which happens rapidly. There is an equilibrium, however, a balance between the Spirit Dragon and its "victim". It is more like the Spirit Dragon and the soul share each otherís energy. However this only works in the soul due to the high amount of energy. It takes at least a year for them to run out of energy if they are not in a spirit. Not every spirit can support them, some are less energetic than others. The people rarely know that they harbor one of these creatures.
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Mating. Spirit Dragons do not mate. There are only eight to ever live as it is told, at least this is told in various legends. If one was to die which doesnít actually happen, it is reborn when a new soul is created. It loses all the knowledge it has gained, but it continues to inhabit the world seeking answers to their three questions.
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Origin. The Spirit Dragons' origin is unknown. However, it is believed that they came into existence when some of the people with the strongest souls were born. Actually, it commonly is believed that they are the remaining energies of the spirits of those souls believed to have concieved them.
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Myth/Lore. The Spirit Dragon in fact is more of a legend than a creature. Nobody really knows anything about them. All that is known is what has been told in stories for generations. However, while these stories have become legends, most legends and myths are originated from fact. Thus it is entirely possible that these creatures do perhaps really exist. Nobody in the past several generations has actually seen evidence of one though. Furthermore, stories speak of there being only eight. It has been said that they are guardians of some secret, or keys to some secret. The stories tell us that it is possible that someone capable of detecting strong magical or energetic presences can judge if someone is inhabited by a Spirit Dragon or not. Other than extra strong spiritual and magical energy these people would supposedly exhibit slightly abnormal strength and speed, and could possess extraordinary knowledge.
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