The Ice Flight is one of the 11 Elemental Flights in Flight Rising.
The Ice dragons of the Southern Icefield are collectors. They prefer to be as rigid and cold as winter's chill. Of all the dragons, Ice dragons are the least emotional, carefully preserving the world around them to be later analyzed and catalogued. Fossils and artifacts are their favored treasures.
The Ice Flight is centralized in the Southern Icefield. The land is seperated into four regions: Frigid Floes, Snowsquall Tundra, Cloudscrape Crags, and the Fortress of Ends. It lies across the water from the Arcane, Wind, and Fire Flight territories.
|This gleaming field of floes is a fleeting reminder of the former size and glory of the Southern Icefield, which once rivaled the expanse of the northern continent. Recent warm weather and intrusions from the children of Fire and Lightning have contributed to the fractured landscape, each conflict pushing the puzzle pieces farther apart.|
|The only pockets of what can pass for wildlife now huddle themselves into the brush of the tundra, which blankets the heart of the icefield. Dense evergreen forests skirt the mountain ridges, and many dragon clans huddle in wicker caves and huts nestled deep in the trees for the better part of each year.|
|This desolate string of mountains overlooks the frozen waste, and is among the tallest in the world. Even the hardiest of the Ice dragons keep their clans safely below the harshness of the peaks, as those who have ventured upward never return.|
|A frigid, unforgiving monument to the archaic past. From craggy, inhospitable terrain grow spires of impenetrable ice, covered in hoarfrost. Within these looming towers exist creatures, horrors, treasures, and even the Ice Flight's own denizens, trapped forever in unending preservation. And they are being watched...|
Notable Flora and FaunaEdit
Food items with descriptions that clearly link them to the flight.Arctic Scrub
Many dragons dislike scrubs, but sometimes you have to settle for whatever's available.
As this beetle is able to consume frozen plants with ease, its bite can be painful even to dragons.
This ant is named for its ability to effortlessly skate across ice in search of food.
Elk mothers always warn their calves that if they stay out in the snow too long, their ears will fall off. This one didn't listen.
The many black legs of this centipede make it easy find even in the worst snowstorms.
Foolish dragons plummet through banks of snow in pursuit of snowshoe rabbits.
It may seem odd to find cacti in the tundra, until you consider it's just a colder sort of desert.
Instead of hiding under rocks, the Tundra Grub hides in snow drifts.
They say this berry tastes sweetest when the weather's at its coldest.
The Winterbelle produces a hardy flower that can withstand being completely frozen. When it is thawed, it produces a pleasant scent that attracts drowsy insects and dragons with a sweet tooth.
Apparel items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Frigid Emblem
A glowing ice rune; the sign of a true magical adept.
A cold jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of the Southern Icefield.
The frozen-over limbs of this dragon are forever bound by frigid shackles.
A ceremonial sash gifted to those who have brought honor to the Southern Icefield.
This frozen accessory becomes more or less of a fashion statement depending on the temperature of the room.
A glorious crown awarded to dragons who have shown good leadership while visiting the Southern Icefield.
This crown can be acquired by creating an icy empire or by standing out in a blizzard.
An enchanted robe that keeps one chilled even in warm climates.
Enchanted chains freeze and bind the wings of prisoners. Only those acknowledged by the frost may wear them unencumbered.
A durable leather tome filled with ancient knowledge of the Ice Flight.
When the wings freeze and the claws slip, the ice pick is a climber's trusty companion.
This voluminous cape repels frost and retains heat.
Winter is coming.
Other items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Ice Runestone
An ancient stone bearing the ancestral rune of the Icewarden. Such a find should be kept as a prized possession.
A chest almost completely cased in ice. After several hours, it thaws, ready to be pried open.
A razor sharp egg crusted in hoarfrost. It is frigid and heavy, encasing a ferocious creature inside. A single crack is snaking its way along the shell.
A crudely-fashioned stuffed doll that resembles the Icewarden. The doll is constructed with exceptionally soft animal hide.
A fragile ice carving designed to look like the Icewarden. It holds an aura of spine-tingling cold about it.
Released during the 2017 Crystalline Gala.
Released during the 2018 Crystalline Gala.
Features the Ice Flight's native breed, the Tundra Dragon, on a Frigid Floes backdrop.
Pictures the Boreal Wood.
Features flakes and drifts of snow.
If a dragon were to wait for this pack to defrost, they might be able to retrieve the contents within!
A perfectly formed ice crystal. Incredibly valuable, until it melts.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Ice-specific Battle StonesEditFreezing Slash
A frigid, painful slash of razor-sharp ice chunks. Deals close-combat Ice damage to one target. May only be used by Ice dragons.
A focused attack of several razor-sharp ice shards. Deals Ice damage to one target. May only be used by Ice dragons.
A frigid attack that will imprison the enemy in ice. Has a chance to apply Freeze (prevents the enemy from attacking). May only be used by Ice dragons.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Ice dragon with +2 Intellect.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Ice dragon with +2 Strength.
Native Dragon BreedsEdit
Eggs & NestEdit
"A razor sharp egg crusted in hoarfrost. It is frigid and heavy, encasing a ferocious creature inside. A single crack is snaking its way across the shell." - Unhatched Ice Egg
Ice eggs are jagged, frozen, and semi-transparent. They're kept inside a snowy hollow bordered by a dark weaving of rocks and branches.
The Ice Flight background features a large expanse of ice floes. Evergreens, arctic shrubs, and gnarled tree trunks dot the snowy tundra.