The Arcane Flight is one of the 11 Elemental Flights in Flight Rising.
The Arcane dragons of the Starfall Isles are dreamers. They prefer the allure of the unknown and mysterious nature of the magical energies that bind the universe together. Of all the dragons, Arcane dragons are the most curious, pursuing their theories and their dreams, often oblivious to the effects that their dogged pursuits may have on the world around them. Meteors and runestones are their favored treasures.
The Arcane Flight is centralized in the Starfall Isles. The land is separated into four regions: Crystalspine Reaches, Starwood Strand, Focal Point, and the Observatory. The Isles are bordered by the Plague and Wind Flight territories, with the neighboring Earth and Ice territories across the water.
|This mighty mountain range once stood straight and tall, but as the realm transformed, so did the Reaches. The peaks now curve inward, pointing directly toward the Observatory and creating a concave, sheltered realm for younger clans to nurture their nascent powers and to grow accustomed to the warping energies of the land. The dragons here mine the peaks and use their fledgeling magic to send large plinths of crystal to their patron.|
|To stand inside of the Star Wood at night is be embraced by an infinite universe. Along this former shoreline, the trees stretch skyward and grow taller than anywhere else. At night, they blossom and reveal millions of flowers winking in the moonlight like so many stars. It is a place for inspiration and thought. Many dragons discover their genius here, but many more become lost to the dangers hidden in its beauty.|
|Once a low island, Focal Point now threatens to tower over even the Crystalspine Mountains. The earth here longs to join the sky, pulling upwards in cascading towers of rock and crystal. The vast energies at play affect the outer lands and make the skies a dangerous litter of resources sent in to feed from the Observatory. However, the true threats to those living here are the strange alien creatures riding the meteors that rain upon the land...|
|Sitting atop the highest reaches of Focal Point, the Observatory stands lonely, its Eye of Many Lenses staring deep into the darkest quadrants of space. The Arcanist broods by candlelight within as his four frail arms feverishly scribble the knowledge of the cosmos into ancient tomes of countless pages. Forbidden words rolling off of enchanted tongues echo through the the archaic structure bound in runes formed through years of applied magical sciences.|
Notable Flora and FaunaEdit
Food items with descriptions that clearly link them to the flight.Aether Hermit
Some say this crab can shoot beams of arcane energy at foes, but this one only pinches. Maybe it's out of mana?
Consuming these fish is said to enhance the magical capabilities of the diner.
These moths fly erratically around the sites of the Arcanist's experiments. They make your tongue glow when eaten.
Eating this will either give one extraordinary powers or intestinal distress. Or extraordinary distress and intestinal powers.
This vampiric insect glows with magical energy siphoned from other living creatures.
While Manaweed supposedly gives Satin Mice their peculiar intellect, it doesn't make dragons any smarter.
Though not as prevalent as eye of newt, micromoths are a common reagent in many magical remedies.
Found in the Starwood Strand, this nocturnal beetle gets its vivid coloration from the plants it eats.
This was an odd thing to enchant.
For a time, owls sought to build nests in the Observatory at Focal Point. They quickly stopped when their owlets began turning pink.
Living in arcane-infused fields does strange things to Satin Mice. All that matters is they're magically delicious.
This beetle crossed paths with the wrong mage. Hopefully its binding does not transfer upon consumption...
A dull gray by day, Star Moss sparkles vibrantly at night. Some say it even tastes better then.
Starfall Blossoms glow softly at night... and sometimes explode for no apparent reason. Botany can be a dangerous hobby where they grow.
Apparel items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Starseer's Emblem
A glowing arcane rune; the sign of a true magical adept.
A pink jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of the Starfall Isles.
A long, wrinkled scroll inscribed with countless glowing runes. Legend has it that the Arcanist himself forged this document.
A ceremonial sash gifted to those who have brought honor to the Starfall Isles.
A friendly celestial body.
A glorious crown awarded to dragons who have shown good leadership while visiting the Starfall Isles.
A proper cosmologist is never without their tools! Except when they forget them.
A cloak enchanted to mirror the heavens above.
A shawl made from fibers of Starwood Strand's namesake trees. Glows by night.
Encircling the head, this halo of pure arcane energy is the magical sign of a powerful individual.
Not all draconic mages don robes and grimoires. Sometimes the coalescence of unbridled arcane energy can manifest itself in frightening or intimidating physical changes.
Portable magic packs for an on-the-go dragon.
A drape of starlight.
A durable leather tome filled with ancient knowledge of the Arcane Flight.
Enchanted floating lanterns make for a for a charming sage!
This gnarled staff is more natural than it is dragonmade. It is potent in magical energies.
Every great enchanter needs components to aid their spellwork. A pouch of herbs, seeds, and flowers make for effective reagents.
A glittering swarm of curious faeries, trying to get your attention...
A delicate lily. Thousands of these flowers blanket the Starwood Strand, leaning towards the Arcanist's observatory.
This ostentatious hat screams "magic-user", which is just as well, since the noise it creates prevents any attempts at stealth.
Other items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Arcane Runestone
An ancient stone bearing the ancestral rune of the Arcanist. Such a find should be kept as a prized possession.
The runic script on this chest swirls and shifts before your eyes. When the chest is handled the runes flare, then wink out.
A quivering, unhatched arcane egg. It is glowing pink and violet with strange energies. An irregular thumping is coming from within.
A crudely-fashioned stuffed doll that resembles the Arcanist. The fabric is exotic, but the doll feels like it could fall apart if not handled delicately.
A modest figurine depicting the Arcanist. It is crafted from meteoric crystal and resonates with a soft, magical glow.
Released during the 2016 Starfall Celebration.
Released during the 2017 Starfall Celebration.
Features the Arcane Flight's native breed, the Fae Dragon, on a Crystalspine Reaches backdrop.
This is the kind of thing that you'd find in the back room of your local magic shop.
Massive quantities of celestine are found in the pillar-like rocks that stretch out below the Observatory, but almost nowhere else in the realm.
This radiant gemstone is known for its magical ability to aid in the biological morphing processes of some rare types of sprites and fairies.
Crystalspine Reaches, once granite mountains, are now entirely made of chalcedony after extreme arcane vortices warped their physical properties. Prolonged exposure to this radioactive silica can make non-Arcane dragons very ill.
This vibrant mineral is commonly mined from hydrothermal vents off the coast of the Starfall Isles. It acts a catalyst for creating arcane metalwork.
This was also an odd thing to enchant.
A specialized lamp that uses sap from birch trees in the Starwood Strand. It emits an eerie blue flame.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Arcane-specific Battle StonesEditRune Slash
A magical slash of focused mana. Deals close-combat Arcane damage to one target. May only be used by Arcane dragons.
A focused bolt of arcane energy. Deals Arcane damage to one target. May only be used by Arcane dragons.
Summons an ominous runic circle beneath the enemy. Has a chance to apply Amplify (increases magical damage against the target). May only be used by Arcane dragons.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Arcane dragon with +2 Intellect.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Arcane dragon with +2 Strength.
Native Dragon BreedsEdit
Eggs & NestEdit
"A quivering, unhatched arcane egg. It is glowing pink and violet with strange energies. An irregular thumping is coming from within." - Unhatched Arcane Egg
Arcane eggs are perfectly spherical and levitate in the air. Two pink rings encircle them like an atom, and their shells resemble the night sky. They are kept within a crystal formation surrounding a small, elevated piece of land covered in green grass.
The Arcane Flight background features a grassy cliff overlooking the ocean. Large crystal formations grow from land and sea, and several chunks of land float in the distance. The cloudy sky is a warm sunset yellow.