The Nature Flight is one of the 11 Elemental Flights in Flight Rising.
Its reigning deity is The Gladekeeper, and its members reside in the Viridian Labyrinth. Nature dragons' eyes come in shades of deep, leafy greens. It is the 5th smallest flight as of February 3rd, 2019.
The Nature dragons of the Viridian Labyrinth are druids. They prefer to be as wild and primal as the ancient forests they call their home. Of all the dragons, Nature dragons are the most nurturing, enjoying the care and cultivation of flora and fauna, spreading an overgrowth of life where once there was none. Seeds and rare flowers are their favored treasures.
The Nature Flight is centralized in the Viridian Labyrinth. The land is separated into four regions: Everbloom Gardens, the Gladeveins, Shrieking Wilds, and The Behemoth. The Labyrinth is located in the top right corner of the map, with the Earth, Shadow, and Light Flight territories across the water.
|The lush, tropical growth of Everbloom Gardens entices the senses; beautiful tri-colored hummingbirds flit between blossoms, weaving a nectar-rich symphony in the brilliant flowers that blanket the forest floor and perfume the humid breeze. Succulent, low-hanging fruits grow ripe in trees on rivulets fed from deep pools of crystal-clear water. Fledgling dragons can begin their journey in the relative safety of the low-growing flora.|
|The Gladevines contain a tiered structure of aquaducts and waterfalls running through fallen and hewn logs, a testament to the ingenuity of the woodland denizens. Water floods in controlled deluges, soaking the soil, washing clean the environment, and providing continual, refreshing sustenance for the tall timber forming the natural outer walls of the Viridian Labyrinth within.|
|The dense, jungly overgrowth of the Shrieking Wilds cloaks the land in darkness even during the day, creating a haven for the nocturnal beasts leaping between boughs and swinging from thick, ropy vines. Ancient mossy trees, wrapt and bent around twisting footpaths, forever quake with activity above, and the air is astir with the bellows of hidden creatures.|
|An enormous tree at the heart of the maze. Some say that the Gladekeeper herself lives within its great trunk, while others believe that the tree itself is grown into her mighty flank. So colossally does it rise, that it is visible from nearly every horizon in the world—a reminder of the power of unbridled life.|
Notable Flora and FaunaEdit
Food items with descriptions that clearly link them to the flight.Everglade Shortfin
This fish tends to hide amidst the grass growing in the marshes.
These turtles are plentiful off the coasts of the Viridian Labyrinth, where Nature dragon culture expressly forbids eating hatchlings that make the annual gauntlet from their beached nests to the water's edge.
Ivy grows fast, so fast it can cover a den in mere weeks. Whether that's a blessing or a curse depends on your tastes.
All manner of creatures can hide in this tall grass.
A bountiful hanging vine that can hold quite a bit of rainwater in its many leaves.
Nature has produced a plant that looks exactly like a rock. Unfortunately it also looks a little bit like a butt.
Found thriving in the Gladeveins of the Viridian Labyrinth, this large rodent usually wades in the aqueducts looking for fish, frogs, or crayfish to eat.
Apparel items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Druidic Emblem
A glowing nature rune; the sign of a true magical adept.
A green jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of the Viridian Labyrinth.
A pair of root-like horns sprouting from the head, coupled with a tree-trunk charm worn around the neck.
A ceremonial sash gifted to those who have brought honor to the Viridian Labyrinth.
Dedicated acolytes of the Gladekeeper may transport precious saplings and extend the reach of the forest.
A glorious crown awarded to dragons who have shown good leadership while visiting the Viridian Labyrinth.
A clever disguise yields new friends!
An ethereal gown that changes hue among foliage.
A living lining protects and obscures.
Carrying a pair of flowering gladeboughs can encourage a festive atmosphere at many events!
Twisting vines ward the forest's edge, and protect those who honor the way of the wood.
A basket growing a bundle of fragrant herbs.
This voluminous cape repels insects and protects against thorns.
A durable leather tome filled with ancient knowledge of the Nature Flight.
A crown woven from fresh red roses. Made by a skilled Nature dragon, this crown is enchanted to never wilt.
A tropical flower native to the Viridian Labyrinth. This particular genus changes color depending on its proximity to bodies of water.
Other items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Nature Runestone
An ancient stone bearing the ancestral rune of the Gladekeeper. Such a find should be kept as a prized possession.
This wooden chest is covered in moss. Opening the chest causes the living decoration to wilt and fall away.
A fertile, earthen pod that has attracted a healthy colony of fireflies. It is bursting with ripe, healthy green leaves and looks about ready to bloom.
A crudely-fashioned stuffed doll that resembles the Gladekeeper. It's constructed from an old linen knapsack and covered in moss and leaves.
A creative topiary fashioned to resemble the Gladekeeper. It bears lush and supple leaves without the need for watering.
Released during the 2017 Greenskeeper Gathering.
Released during the 2018 Greenskeeper Gathering.
Features the Nature Flight's native breed, the Wildclaw Dragon, on an Everbloom Gardens backdrop.
Pictures the Woodland Path.
Pictures the Blooming Grove.
Pictures the Rainsong Jungle.
Pictures the Mire.
Features a bright flower patch populated by butterflies.
Features a fungus-fringed forest floor.
Features a field of spring flowers.
Features a colorful array of succulents.
Legends say that most of the realm's amber was formed in an ancient battle between the Flamecaller and the Gladekeeper, where terrible forest fires polymerized resin within the trees in the Viridian Labyrinth.
When planted, these roots produce fast-growing—if curiously aware—trees.
Fungus-laden branches may be left at the doorsteps of clans that encroach too close to the edge of a grove.
An impression of one of the Gladekeeper's earliest creations.
Verdant shells make for an interesting planter. Place soil inside and they will act as both container and plant life.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Nature-specific Battle StonesEditJungle Slash
A whipping slash of roots and leaves. Deals close-combat Nature damage to one target. May only be used by Nature dragons.
A vengeful surge of earthen energy and vegetation. Deals Nature damage to one target. May only be used by Nature dragons.
Creates a venomous pool of acid beneath the enemy. Has a chance to apply Poison (the target takes periodic Nature damage). May only be used by Nature dragons.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Nature dragon with +2 Intellect.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Nature dragon with +2 Strength.
Native Dragon BreedsEdit
Eggs & NestEdit
"A fertile, earthen pod that has attracted a healthy colony of fireflies. It is bursting with ripe, healthy green leaves and looks about ready to bloom." - Unhatched Nature Egg
Nature eggs resemble earthen seeds that have just begun to sprout. They are nested in a small patch of soil protected by tree roots and surrounded with lush grass. A small pond waters the area.
The Nature Flight background features a dense jungle floor with a wide assortment of trees, bushes, and vibrant flowers covering the area. A river runs through the labyrinth, housing mangroves, lily pads, and cattails.