The Plague Flight is one of the 11 Elemental Flights in Flight Rising.
The Plague dragons of the Scarred Wasteland are survivors. They prefer to be as strong and adaptable as the plague they spread. Of all the dragons, Plague dragons are the most savage, and celebrate the cycle of life and death by constantly pitting themselves against the other elements. The bones and armor of their enemies are their favored treasures.
The Plague Flight is centralized in the Scarred Wasteland. The land is separated into four regions: the Wandering Contagion, the Abiding Boneyard, Rotrock Rim, and The Wyrmwound. The Wasteland is bordered by the Arcane, Earth, Shadow, Water, and Wind Flight territories.
|Like an expansive festering scar, the edges of the Filthy One's domain have taken on a border conquest of their own. Tendrils and membranes, thick and resilient, still creep into every pockmark and outcropping of land they can find. It will not be long until the encroachment begins to threaten foreign clans and flights.|
|The arid, growing wastes that make up the majority of this land are broad and deadly, even for denizens hardened by biological adaptation. Few Plague dragons make the trek from the thriving borderlands to the cauldron at the heart of the region, but those that do tell stories of travelers becoming lost for centuries, or even eternity.|
|It is said that the ring of this immense crater is both a welcome sight and bittersweet image for pilgrims who challenge themselves in the boneyard. As with the borderlands, life—if it can be called that—thrives here. The long-forgotten indigenous shrubs and trees now silhouette this sudden upturn of earth in their new forms: twisted, grotesque, and pulsing. Alien roots and branches converge in a writhing, pestilent garden that reaches and strains for its food source at the heart of the pit.|
|A veritable cauldron of disease, churned by the Plaguebringer herself, to design and release experimental strains of never-ending calamity. Even the dragons who settle along the crater's edge stay clear of this pustule lake, wary that any contact could wipe them out, or turn them into something monstrous.|
Notable Flora and FaunaEdit
Food items with descriptions that clearly link them to the flight.Bonebark Mold
This mold grows only on dead trees—thus, it's plentiful.
Relentless and numerous, these territorial flies have a sting as powerful as most wasps. They frequently transmit devastating diseases.
Plague dragons see swarms of locusts as a good omen, many clans following them throughout the realm rather than eating them.
Some dragons insist diseased fungi are zestier than regular fungi.
Healthy plants are rare in the Plaguebringer's domain. These mushrooms assure they won't be that way for long.
It's not hard to find large quantities of maggots. Just look for any festering corpse.
These fish are unable to tolerate water touched by Plaguebringer's brood. Their presence is a good indication that the water is safe to drink.
What's worse than a plague rat? This thing.
This species has adapted to the harsh conditions of Rotrock Rim. It thrives upon the native disease-ridden flora.
These mosquitoes are known to carry a variety of diseases. During the summer their numbers swell.
Canaries make great dragon snacks, but are more often kept as natural alarms. Their call is loud enough to act as a warning about plague gasses nearby.
Apparel items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Infectionist's Emblem
A glowing plague rune; the sign of a true magical adept.
A crimson jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of the Scarred Wasteland.
The tattered, degraded remains of a pilgrim who has bested the Abiding Boneyard. There's something not quite right about this dragon's face...
A ceremonial sash gifted to those who have brought honor to the Scarred Wasteland.
A parasitic companion, and your new best friend.
A glorious crown awarded to dragons who have shown good leadership while visiting the Scarred Wasteland.
A plagueland breeze is best accompanied by a cheerful rattle of skeletal chimes.
A warrior's kilt, crafted from the bones of fallen foes.
A tattered banner and carapace of a fallen foe adorn this fierce scavenger.
Encircling the head, this halo of toxic decay is the magical sign of a powerful individual.
Forged with the most resistant metals on Sornieth, this set of serrated leg armor allows even a non-plague dragon protection against the most irradiated terrain of the wasteland.
A set of crimson head feathers provides the wearer with a mysterious air.
A wicked, terrifying mask, created from the warped skull of a corrupted beast long dead. It is menacing enough to ward off even the bravest adversaries.
For dragons who wish to provide the best in medical care.
A durable leather tome filled with ancient knowledge of the Plague Flight.
Other items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Plague Runestone
An ancient stone bearing the ancestral rune of the Plaguebringer. Such a find should be kept as a prized possession.
A fine membrane encases this object. When handled, the membrane rips open, revealing a fungus-covered chest.
A slimy, writhing pustule, complete with a stench to match. This egg is dangerous, for it incubates a twisted, twitching, virulent creature inside its translucent membranes.
A crudely-fashioned stuffed doll that resembles the Plaguebringer. The dragon leather it's held together with is molding and smells awful.
A menacing engraving of the Plaguebringer. It is scrawled on the side of a large bonespike and reeks of decay.
Released during the 2016 Riot of Rot.
Released during the 2017 Riot of Rot.
A pelt this far gone is best burned or buried far away from clan territory.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Plague-specific Battle StonesEditPestilent Slash
A virulent slash of infection. Deals physical Plague damage to one target. May only be used by Plague dragons.
A virulent bolt of pestilence. Deals Plague damage to one target. May only be used by Plague dragons.
Infects the target with a contagious rot. Has a chance to apply Virus (target takes damage from restorative abilities). May only be used by Plague dragons.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Plague dragon with +2 Intellect.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Plague dragon with +2 Stength.
Native Dragon BreedsEdit
Eggs & NestEdit
"A slimy, writhing pustule, complete with a stench to match. This egg is dangerous, for it incubates a twisted, twitching, virulent creature inside its translucent membranes." - Unhatched Plague Egg
Plague eggs are sickly green blobs that resemble egg-shaped balloons. They are nested inside a festering crater of bones, pustules, and pulsing tendrils.
The Plague Flight background features the septic, pockmarked landscape of the Wandering Contagion. Fleshy tendrils, ulcerous craters, and rotting remains have utterly corrupted the land, and a smoggy green miasma hangs heavily over the unholy terrain.
Riot of RotEdit
|Events||Riot of Rot|