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After a whirlwind courtship (pun intended) our newly intoduced dragon couple have decide to get married!
Of course the ceremony was performed in the Church of Bassica Prime. It was a small gathering, hurried, hushed and secret.
(this reporter knows only what an escaped impling told her.)
Only other dragons attended and witnessed the saying of "I DO". Rings were exchanged.
The marriage was sealed with a "Fiery Kiss"
The reception feast menu was "Burned Cabbage Salad", "Burnt Meat" and dessert of "Hot Spiced Implings, slathered in marshmallow sauce".
Burned meat above, burned marshmallows below.
The "morning after", breakfast consisted of "Burned Toast"
(dragons have to eat lots of Charcoal, you know...to keep up the fuel for their firey breath)
Mr. & Mrs. DragonFire, our dragon couple, have taken up residence in a secret dungeon, under the Keep.
The enterance is a magic portal, known only to themselves.
We last left our Dragon Couple happily married and taking up residence under the Citadel Keep. The Citadel guards have reported strange shadows, and fire in the sky. Also there has been disappearance of Charcoal from around the Kiln. We suspect the dragons are eating it.
Through a secret peep hole, the magazine has learned of; we are able to see what is happening under there. MommaDragon has built a nest with the help of PapaDragon who brought nesting materials. She can be seen tending her nest in a photo we took.
And behold, a clutch of eggs has now appeared!
I hope Momma knows what she is doing, those rocks look awfully sharp for an egg to rest upon. I wonder how long it takes dragon eggs to hatch? We will have another peek in a few days.
One egg is cracking open, our little newborn dragon is emerging from his shell!
Oh, my, he looks so wet and helpless, and exausted from the effort. Is he going to be okay?
At one day old he looks much better. Isn't he cute?
I guess he will have to get rid of those other eggs, only the strongest, and first to hatch usually survives. Maybe Momma dragon knows how to deal with that.
It's a Boy !
Momma and Daddy are so please with their new little offspring.
- Late at night, in hushed voices*
"What name will we give him?" asks Momma to Daddy.
"I heard the people in the grounds above talking about that. It seems they are expecting a dragon to come and live in the Citadel they are building. I heard they were having a vote thing, to pick a name they would like". said Daddy.
"They are going to name OUR baby! - said Momma, in surprise.
"Well, we were told he would become their Citadel Dragon some day..." said Daddy. "Each dragon has to have his own place when he is grown", he said.
"Yes", said Momma reluctantly, "but I hope that is not too soon, we have so much to teach him, and I want to enjoy him for a long time first".
Momma and Poppa dragon have been kept busy looking after their youngster. He is eating everything they bring, and growing fast. He wanders all around in the cave under the keep, exploring every nook and cranny.
Sometimes the most unusual behaviour has been noted. Like the day Nogard got the "hiccups".
"What was that came out of my mouth?" he asked Momma.
"Not to worry little one, you just had a little 'fire burp'," she told him. "If it makes you too upset, I can give you some purple potion to calm down the fire."
One day Poppa had to scold Nogard for being so noisy and rambunctious, when he was trying to nap.
"I asked you twice now to stop jumping on me when I am dozing. Why can't you play chase your own tail, and leave mine alone when I am sleeping?"
"WAAAAHH," said Nogard, and ran to tell Momma.
"Well, your Pappa worked hard today, and he just wants to have a little rest, so be a good boy, Nogard." she said.
"I don't want to be quiet, I want to play!", said Nogard, and proceeded to have a little temper tantrum.
Young dragons are not so different from young humans in temperment. They need constant watching, and they have a desire to make their wants known.
Soon, Nogard will be ready to leave the nesting home cave, and go out into the big world. He will have to go to "Dragon School". He will meet the "King and Queen of Dragons" who govern the Citadel Dragon Group, to which his mother and father belong. We will check on him again in a week or so.
Poppa and Momma have been looking after Nogard under the keep, but he will soon have to leave the nest cave and go into the outside world.
His bed time stories have been preparing him for the “big world”. Mamma told him about a cave goblin named Zanik, and how she got brave enough to come to the surface and see the sunlight. And Zanik became a leader of her people.
Another night, Poppa told him about people called the “Fremenniks”. That clan set trials for its' youth to test their readiness for adulthood. The bed time stories seemed to have a lesson in them, which Nogard was supposed to learn.
Norgard was still confused and asked a lot of questions.
“Poppa, I would like to see the outside world, but I can not go through that portal that you and Momma use. How do you do it?” he asked.
“You will have to learn that from Merlin, the great wizard who teaches us magic”, Poppa told him.
“But how can I meet Merlin if I can't get out?” asked Nogard.
“You will have to face a trial of your own first”, said Poppa
Although Nogard was still a bit afraid of that “magic portal spot”, he began digging around the place that he had seen Momma and Poppa use. He found some loose rocks along the north wall that could be moved a little bit. Each day he dug a little more around the portal spot.
“You have been working very hard digging your tunnel, Nogard” said Momma, “and it is time we told Merlin that you will soon be ready for his teachings”.
“Merlin's magic scurrying glass will tell him when Nogard is ready”, said Poppa.
At last Nogard completed his “first trial”. He dug himself free of the nest cave! He was so tired, he had to take a little nap.
When he awoke, there was the wizard Merlin!
“You have proved yourself worthy through your strong efforts, Nogard. I will begin teaching you some magic. First I expect you would like to know an easier way in and out of your family cave!”, said Merlin with a chuckle.
And that was the start of “school” for Nogard.
Nogard has gained his freedom from the nest cave. He has been exploring the citadel gardens and looking at all the work areas. Have you seen him yet?
He is a bit shy of the humans. He watches from behind the trees, and from atop the walls. Those clan humans wear such funny clothes and capes that flap when they run. And they are always running everywhere, and working at the plots. They never seem to have time to play. The guards are always busy too, and have no time to talk with a young dragon. So Nogard just practices his magic going in and out of the nest portal, and watches from his hiding spots.
Dad and Mom trying to show Nogard how to fly.
He has to learn to fly before he can go away to school. Cousin Odorf is already in school. Nogard can hardly wait. Odorf is learning to "breath fire blasts". All Nogard can do is "speak little fire breaths", but he is learning to roar now. His favorite game is to sneak up behind the guards on the wall, and ROAR AS LOUD AS HE CAN, then hide before they see him.
He asks his teacher if he can learn this next,
and his teacher agrees he is ready to learn to
make Fire Blasts.
The teacher explains that several things
are involved in breathing fire.
First you must eat charcoal.
Then you must learn to combine a "roar"
with a "long breath out";
while you "click your teeth to make a spark".
Nogard concentrates on doing all this at once.
He turns several colors, as he gets all charged
up to do this task.
For the past month Nogard has been off attending school and learning all the things a Citadel Dragon should know. He has grown into a handsome "Noob", and has become quite accomplished at Flying and Firemaking.
He will soon graduate from school, and has received a summon to appear before the King and Queen of Citadel Dragons, in their palace.
King of Citadel Dragons: "Nogard, your parents have raised you well. You have been summoned to appear before this court to receive your Commission as a Citadel Dragon. You are hearby assigned to the Clan Quest Citadel, where you grew up. Your job is to serve the members of Clan Quest. I dub thee 'Sir Noob Nogard', and present you with this assignment scroll".
Queen of Citadel Dragons: "We know you will serve the people of your Clan well. Congratulations, Sir Nogard! Wear your title proudly, and represent us with honour." Nogard: "I accept this Commission and promise to serve the Dragon Community with honor and pride, to the best of my ability. Thank you."
Father and Mother Dragon are very pleased that Nogard is considered worthy of his appointed commission. They have been told that once a Dragon Perch Home for Nogard has been made at Clan Quest Citadel, their residence at the Citadel will be ended.
They will move on to populate other Citadels, and Nogard will have full title to his own Citadel territory.
The time has come. Our Clans' Quest to Tier 7 is almost done! Soon we will have our very own Citadel Dragon.
We will constructed a perch in the northeast area of the Citadel and Nogard will take possession of it.
It is now time to bid farewell to Mr. & Mrs. Dragonfire, Nogard's parents. They have given our Citadel a fine young dragon and Nogard has taken total posession of his kingdom with us. We have enjoyed the time they spent with us, but their job here is done.
The Dragon Counsel has need of them at other citadels now, to help populate the Clan Citadels which are still working on getting a dragon. I am sure he will visit his parents and relatives, cousin Odorf, Uncle Norbert, and Aunt Fluffy; from time to time, and they will visit us again, someday. For now, Farewell!
More pictures showing him at the citadel... His perch is beside the avatar habatat. Nogard seems to ignore his three hard working neighbors. He thinks of them as just robots.
No one tells Our Dragon to go gather resources! He rules from his perch and patrols from the air. He thinks he owns the place, and humans are there to serve his needs!
It took the clan members a very long time to build a dragon perch.
IT TOOK TONS OF RATIONS!
Nogard seems to have a temendous appetite. When he eats too much, he just falls asleep. Sometimes you can even catch him napping.
Nogard started out stealing charcoal to fuel his dragon breath, but now prefers cooked fish. I wonder how many rations it will take to keep him updated? This reporter thinks Nogard should be asked to cook his own dang fish!