The Wind dragons of the Windswept Plateau are explorers. They prefer to be joyful and carefree, like the gentle and playful breezes that whisk them to new lands. Of all the dragons, Wind dragons are the most friendly, eager to become a small part of every community they encounter before they eventually and inevitably leave, following the currents in pursuit of a new adventure. Maps, compasses, and feathers are their favored treasures.
The Wind Flight is centralized in the Windswept Plateau. The land is separated into four regions: Zephyr Steppes, Reedcleft Ascent, The Twisting Crescendo, and The Cloudsong. The Plateau is bordered by the Arcane, Plague, Water, and Fire Flight territories, with the Ice Flight territory directly across the water.
|The most peaceful place in all the world. Fledgling clans and families nestle within the bushes that line each grassy steppe, and calming breezes coax hatchlings to learn to fly much earlier in their life than other dragons. These plots of terrain physically embody the first chapters of each dragon's rite to become closer to the sky.|
|The bridging test of a Wind dragon's aptitude towards adulthood is the Ascent, a series of reed-covered cliffs through which the strongest of the region's air currents pass. Each pillar is higher than the one before it, creating the illusion of a fractured slope. These stairs are separated by open air, and rushing rapids can be seen far, far below.|
|The final trial of the Windsinger's children is a powerful vortex on the western shore. This great storm has raged for thousands of years, and is said to be the residual effect of an ancient time in which the gods of air and ice quarreled. Torrents of angry air pull clouds in an aggressive spiral, and even the most adept Wind dragons avoid the eye, a place from which many rarely return.|
|A floating array of kites and platforms, crafted and maintained by the oldest clans in the region. Of the set, the largest kite resembles the Windsinger himself, his laughing visage constructed out of leather bladders and sturdy paper sails. Reed balconies and walkways connect each disc to the next, creating a giant slithering community in the sky.|
Notable Flora and FaunaEdit
Food items with descriptions that clearly link them to the flight.Mistral Beetle
The hooks on its legs are adapted to holding on during windstorms.
Swarms of rhododendron leafhoppers inhabit the interiors of bamboo stalks. Hatchlings love playing 'Shake the Stick.'
This sparrow can fly amazingly high, only to pass out from lack of oxygen. They tend to be short lived and squishy.
Apparel items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Whirlwind Emblem
A glowing wind rune; the sign of a true magical adept.
A light green jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of the Windswept Plateau.
A set of feathers that sprout from the head, giving the wearer unrivaled control of the surrounding air currents.
A ceremonial sash gifted to those who have brought honor to the Windswept Plateau.
This festive papercraft threatens to float away on each gust of wind that propels it.
A glorious crown awarded to dragons who have shown good leadership while visiting the Windswept Plateau.
A playful breeze whisks in this masked messenger.
This unassuming cape sounds like a field full of reeds when the wind plays across its folds.
Map your many adventures, and fly where the winds take you!
Encircling the head, this halo of swirling gusts is the magical sign of a powerful individual.
The condensed wind magic contained in this staffbound vessel is enough to provide an immediate and temporary boost of thermal wind to its carrier, making immediate takeoffs possible in nearly every environment.
The cheerful messengers of the Wind flight bear their colors proudly on the battlefield. This flapping standard inspires all who see it flying proudly.
An ornamental vessel of condensed zephyrs from the Reedcleft Ascent. While it looks purely cosmetic, it serves an important purpose: when strung up high in a tree, its mystical tail will always float toward the Windswept Plateau, pointing wayward wind dragons home.
These hovering wings leave a vapor trail with every flap.
A merry jingle announces the arrival of this messenger.
A pair of magical sandals with small, feathery wings. While not providing much in the way of speed, these eccentric shoes allow the wearer deftness and acute mobility when traversing the clouds.
A burnished metal helmet adorned with two tiny wings. It doesn't provide as much lift as its sandal counterparts, but helps keep the sun out of the wearer's eyes when flying at great heights.
A spring's breeze is a treat for bees, but not for all dragons - seasonal sneeze!
A durable leather tome filled with ancient knowledge of the Wind Flight.
Other items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Wind Runestone
An ancient stone bearing the ancestral rune of the Windsinger. Such a find should be kept as a prized possession.
This box is surrounded by a fresh, playful breeze. As you approach, the lock begins to hum a merry tune and the air goes still.
A soft-shelled egg that is patterned with swirls. It bounces at every sound, as if it wishes to dance with the activities surrounding it.
A crudely-fashioned stuffed doll that resembles the Windsinger. It is made of fine satin cloth and held together with green ribbons.
A delicate vase, painted to depict the Windsinger. The brushstrokes appear to wriggle and dance across its surface, as if they yearn to peel off and fly away.
Released during the 2017 Mistral Jamboree.
Released during the 2018 Mistral Jamboree.
Features one of Wind Flight's native breeds, the Skydancer, on a Reedcleft Ascent backdrop.
Features one of Wind Flight's native breeds, the Spiral, on a Zephyr Steppes backdrop.
A singular bamboo shoot, green and freshly-cut. Dragons in the Windswept Plateau often use these to build kites.
A bundle of bamboo shoots, green and freshly-cut. Dragons in the Windswept Plateau often use these to build kites.
This banded stone is a popular gift in the Windswept Plateau, and is commonly set in decorative patterns at the entrances to Wind dragon lairs, paired with protection charms.
Comes equipped with air thrusters!
Though ornaments made from jade are expensive in Sornieth's economy, the raw form of this particular stone is in heavy abundance in the rivers that run through the Windswept Plateau.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Wind-specific Battle StonesEditGust Slash
A cutting slash of warm air currents. Deals close-combat Wind damage to one target. May only be used by Wind dragons.
A powerful and focused jet stream. Deals Wind damage to one target. May only be used by Wind dragons.
Envelops the enemy in a swirling vortex. Has a chance to apply Berserk (the target has a chance to attack friend or foe). May only be used by Wind dragons.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Wind dragon with +2 Intellect.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Wind dragon with +2 Strength.
Native Dragon BreedsEdit
Eggs & NestEdit
"A soft-shelled egg that is patterned with swirls. It bounces at every sound, as if it wishes to dance with the activities surrounding it." - Unhatched Wind Egg
Wind eggs are light green with darker green swirls. The eggs are kept safely nestled in grasses, surrounded by bamboo stalks.
The Wind Flight background displays the Zephyr Steppes, featuring plentiful bamboo shoots and small leaves flying through the clear, blue sky. Swirled clouds and fine kites catch the ever-present breeze.