The Imperial breed originated from The Beacon of the Radiant Eye, though the species seems conspicuously absent from its point of origin.
These beauties are among the largest of the known dragons. Each imperial possesses a long serpentine body, short forelegs, lanky hind legs, and an impressive pair of fringed leather wings. With the exception of their wings and inner ears, imperials are covered in shining scales from snout to tail. Each wyrm boasts a coarse mane that must be trimmed regularly, and a pair of many-pronged antlers that are shed and consumed each season.
Imperials were Light's first children, an amalgamation of bone, blood, and the shed essence of the Lightweaver - excavated from ancient battle sites of the First Age. This reclaimed essence was a finite resource; no new imperials have been shaped by the gods in a millennia, though the species has no difficulty replenishing its numbers. These dragons have incredibly unpredictable lifespans. Some individuals live only a decade, while others thrive for hundreds of years.
Reserved with their words, these dragons are difficult to read with those who are not familiar with each individual. Though distant emotionally, imperials throw themselves into their Flight's cherished professions with focus and devotion. Perfection of a craft is highly valued among their society.
The treatment of the sick and the burial rites among imperial dragons are something of a mystery to other dragon species. What is known is that when another imperial is grievously injured or has recently passed, healthy imperials move the dead and dying far away from one another before leaving the territory themselves.
Imperials prefer to associate with a only handful of their own kind at a time. Solitaries, pairs, and trios are the most common groupings of imperial dragons to be found. This desire to distance themselves from their own kind does not extend to most other dragon species. They will freely lair with dragons of all shapes and sizes. The exception to this tolerance is the Pearlcatcher species; The two breeds have a mutual disdain of their cousin species. Imperials believe their creator has replaced them, while Pearlcatchers are conscious of the fact that their patron did not create them with the grandeur of scale of their predecessors.
Though they are physically capable maintaining flight for weeks on end, imperials are not as maneuverable as many smaller species, and are vulnerable in aerial combat. They will attempt to swat, grab, and drive their opponents to the ground where imperials may better use their strength and magic against them.
Emperor dragons are a danger on the battlefield when many Imperials have fallen, as these ghastly behemoths are fused from the bodies of fallen Imperials. Some of these specimens have been known to have reached over one hundred meters in length. They may possess up to eleven heads; the larger an Emperor, the more heads that it will possess. Each head is capable of wielding the element of the dragon that spawned it. These monsters destroy without conscious will, and absorb elemental energy from the creatures and landscape surrounding it. Emperors are not to be trifled with, for it takes the combined effort of many clans to bring down an aberration of this magnitude. These dangerous opponents are one of the few creatures that may draw the gods from their shrines and back onto a battlefield.
Starting stats for imperials at level 1 are:
Their starting attacks are Scratch and Shred, but can be altered using Battle Stones.
Skins & Accents
A list of available imperial skins and accents can be found on the wiki. Remember that these do not include every single skin/accent on site, only the official ones that can be found during holidays, drop in the coliseum, or are for sale in the marketplace.
- Imperials were the first limited breed on the site and were the only one until the introduction of the Nocturne breed.
- Imperials are commonly nicknamed "Imps." on the site.
- At the start of the game, Imperials were considered extremely rare and valued, and the price for an ungened hatchling with less desirable colors could be enormous.
- First generation Imperials are among the most valued dragons on the site. This is because the only way to obtain a first generation Imperial dragon is through a breed change scroll, and only those who donated $30 or more to Flight Rising's kickstarter could obtain a breed change scroll for Imperials. Those who did not use their Kickstarter breed change scroll are the only ones that have one. The scrolls can be seen from time to time up for sale but for a hefty price.
|Plentiful||Fae • Guardian • Tundra • Mirror|
|Common||Pearlcatcher • Ridgeback • Snapper • Spiral|
|Uncommon||Skydancer • Bogsneak|
|Limited||Imperial • Nocturne|
|Rare||Wildclaw • Coatl|
|Non-Ownable Breeds||Courier Dragons • Emperors • Swiftwings|