The Earth Flight is one of the 11 Elemental Flights in Flight Rising.
The Earth dragons of Dragonhome are monument builders. They prefer the consistency and eternal memory of the stone they shape. Of all the dragons, Earth dragons revere their ancestors the most fervently, and remember the most about the First Age. Gemstones are their favored treasures.
The Earth Flight is centralized in Dragonhome. The land consists of four regions: the Shattered Plain, Greatwyrm's Breach, Cairnstone Rest, and the Pillar of the World. It is located near the top center of the map, bordered by the Plague and Shadow Flight territories, with the Arcane and Nature territories across the water.
|A rocky, barren expanse of skittering stone and parched, packed dirt, lined and featured with innumerable cracks. It is amongst the larger rocks that the dragons here choose to roost, away from the shards of dancing stone. The difficult labour required to dig and sustain a lair in the Plain is the worst of the area's challenges, however, making it an ideal training ground for those intending to carve a living in the more dangerous parts of ancient Dragonhome.|
|The mighty break in the eggshell-shaped mountain range surrounding the Pillar, named for its visual allusion to the hatching of a newborn dragon. It is said that the gorge reaching westward towards the sea housed the first clans, and the intricate series of networked caverns that dot it support this claim. A storied realm for dragonkind, many of the old lairs here are known for their murals and cave-paintings telling of the ancient feats performed by the Elemental Gods in the shaping of the world.|
|Once an ancient burial ground, the Cairnstone Rest possesses the richest gem deposits in Dragonhome. Prospectors take care to avoid the imposing obelisks and standing stones, heeding well the warnings left for tomb robbers; however, in the digging of mines and expanding lairs, accidents can happen, and more than one clan has been driven from the area by skeletal wyrms. Creatures and dragons have been drawn to the battleground, calling for more to take arms either to defend their living and dead kin, or cull the intruders before too much harm is done.|
|The sorrowful, crumbling remains of the final vestiges of peace between the elemental flights. It is this monument alone that towered above the world, acting as the base of a great magical shield whose purpose was to protect the land from the roaming Shade, a devouring plague of darkness. The Earthshaker has existed here for time immemorial, both guarding and mourning the structure that once held his brothers and sisters together.|
Notable Flora and FaunaEdit
Food items with descriptions that clearly link them to the flight.Onyx Cobra
The venom of an onyx cobra can cause the onset of a gembond in dragons. It is wise to give them a wide berth.
While most termites are known for decimating tree trunks and plants, this subterranean variant eats stone. It's advisable to clear them out to avoid dealing with a cave-in later!
Apparel items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Stonekeeper Emblem
A glowing earth rune; the sign of a true magical adept.
An amber jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of Dragonhome.
A calcifying layer of sandstone and granite is beginning to form and several large, radiant crystals are jutting from the shoulders.
A ceremonial sash gifted to those who have brought honor to Dragonhome.
A calcifying layer of sandstone and granite makes the perfect pair of treads.
A glorious crown awarded to dragons who have shown good leadership while visiting Dragonhome.
Tools for exploration and excavation!
Stoneshapers have used pyrite and other minerals to form a beautiful protective shell.
Those that covet gemstones the most frequently assume others are as greedy as they.
Encircling the head, this halo of dazzling stones and jewels is the magical sign of a powerful individual.
A delicately crafted set of earthen vestments adorned with mana-rich stones, worn commonly by revered and talented geomancers.
Wearing your wealth has never been so efficient.
A durable leather tome filled with ancient knowledge of the Earth Flight.
Other items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Earth Runestone
An ancient stone bearing the ancestral rune of the Earthshaker. Such a find should be kept as a prized possession.
This box is encased in stone. When given a sharp tap, the stone crumbles, revealing a dusty chest.
A rough unhatched boulder of an egg. It is extremely heavy, and pebbles fall away every time it shakes. The hatchling within must be very strong.
A crudely-fashioned stuffed doll that resembles the Earthshaker. It is made of coarse wool pieces and filled with pebbles.
A rough, faceted statue depicting the Earthshaker. It is carved out of thick granite and casts a long, worried shadow.
Released during the 2016 Rockbreaker's Ceremony.
Released during the 2017 Rockbreaker's Ceremony.
Working a hide of this nature can only be accomplished by Earth dragons, who have a natural affinity in magically manipulating the rough stone-like protrusions along its surface.
This gem can be affected by dragonbreath to capture flame luminosity for a short while. It is not uncommon to see bundles of kunzite hanging from the ceilings of caves in the Dragonhome, used as tunnel lighting for miners and excavators.
These conical structures can take thousands of years to form. The most incredible limestone stalactites can be found in huge caves beneath the Pillar of the World.
Members of the Earth Flight collect granite, and enjoy quizzing each other on each of the igneous rocks that may make up a particular piece.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Earth-specific Battle StonesEditRock Slash
A jagged slash of pebbles and rocks. Deals close-combat Earth damage to one target. May only be used by Earth dragons.
A focused heavy attack of several rock chunks. Deals Earth damage to one target. May only be used by Earth dragons.
Assaults the enemy with granite spires. Has a chance to apply Petrify (the target's defense is increased, but they cannot act). May only be used by Earth dragons.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Earth dragon with +2 Intellect.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Earth dragon with +2 Strength.
Native Dragon BreedsEdit
Eggs & NestEdit
"A rough unhatched boulder of an egg. It is extremely heavy, and pebbles fall away every time it shakes. The hatchling within must be very strong." - Unhatched Earth Egg
Earth eggs are cracked and covered in pebbles. They are nested inside a dry, cracked dip in the ground with boulders and tufts of grass at the edges.
The Earth Flight background features a vast, arid plain of rock. A sole tree grows on the left, and several ore deposits jut out of scattered rocks and cliffs. In the top banner, the Pillar of the World looms overhead from within a massive ravine.