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The Lightning Flight is one of the 11 flights in Flight Rising.

It is led by The Stormcatcher and residents live in the Shifting Expanse. The element's eye color is cyan. It is the 5th largest flight as of March 18th, 2017.

About

Lightning Runestone
The lightning dragons of the Shifting Expanse are engineers. They prefer to be quick and intuitive, to better harness the power of the tempest under which they make their home. Of all the dragons, lightning dragons are the most ambitious, changing the world to adapt to them, rather than adapting to the world. The copper wire, tools, and reactors are their favored treasures. The god of the Lightning Flight is the Stormcatcher.

Region

Region Lightning

The Lightning Flight is located in the Shifting Expanse. The Expanse is bordered by the Fire, Water, and Light Flight territories. The land is separated into four divisions: Highland Scrub, Carrion Canyon, The Lightning Farm and The Tempest Spire.






Region Image Description
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Highland Scrub

An arid stretch of land that can be considered the region's most docile area. Low shrubbery clings to life in a place where moisture is precious, and hundreds of species of lizard and carrion bird clamor for supremacy in the wind and heat. Cactus plants provide well-wandering dragons with water enough to find the next shady spot.
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Carrion Canyon

On the edge of a crackling thunderstorm, this great canyon carves the region in two, providing a natural defense for the clans that live among the mesas to the east. This large divide is nearly devoid of life, with only the bones and corpses of creatures long dead to remind travelers that the cross is plenty dangerous.
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The Lightning Farm

An impressive array of rods and spires, thrust into the static-charged, superheated air. Atop these flats, lightning strikes these coils thousands of times an hour, providing energy to machines unseen. Hundreds of cables drape from mesa to mesa, like a vibrant, deadly spiderweb of concentrated energy.
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Tempest Spire

A large, central tower scraping the bottom of the stormclouds that scream and roar overhead. The air is deadly up here, torrents of powerful lightning clapping the metallic framework that holds this feat of technology together. It is from this conductor that the Stormcatcher bellows instructions to his employees below.

Items

Familiars

Familiars that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or elemental affinity in the Coliseum.

Notable Flora, Fungi and Fauna

Strictly for edible items with a description that can clearly be linked to the Flight.

Charged Duneberry
Charged Duneberry

This berry glows brightest -and tastes best- just after a storm.


Materials and Miscellaneous

Materials and other items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance. 

Lightning Runestone
Lightning Runestone

An ancient stone bearing the ancestral rune of the Stormcatcher. Such a find should be kept as a prized possession.

Charged Sprocket
Charged Sprocket

An electrified piece of some nefarious contraption. This can be traded at the Festive Favors shop during the Thundercrack Carnivale.

Lightning Chest
Thundercrack Carnivale Chests

This chest hums with potential. When handled, a small arc of energy crackles, and the chest goes silent.

Electrician's Emblem
Electrician's Emblem

A glowing lightning rune; the sign of a true magical adept. (Thundercrack Carnivale Holiday Item)

Electrician's Armband
Electrician's Armband

A teal jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of the Shifting Expanse.

Electrician's Power Pack
Electrician's Power Pack

A copper-plated glass tube preserving a diabolical energy source. The wearer is prone to static shock. (Thundercrack Carnivale 2013 Holiday Item).

Electrified Sash
Electrified Sash

A ceremonial sash gifted to those who have brought honor to the Shifting Expanse. (Thundercrack Carnivale Holiday Item 2014.)

Golem Gauntlet
Golem Gauntlet

A copper-plated golem control gauntlet. (Thundercrack Carnivale Holiday Item 2014.)

Electrician's Crown
Electrician's Crown

A glorious crown awarded to dragons who have shown good leadership while visiting the Shifting Expanse. (Thundercrack Carnivale Holiday Item 2015.)

Idol charged stormcatcher sackdoll
Charged Stormcatcher Sackdoll

A crudely-fashioned stuffed doll that resembles the Stormcatcher. It is pieced together with squares of fleece and is giving you quite the case of static shock.

Stormcatcher Scrap Metal Welding
Stormcatcher Scrap Metal Welding

An imposing metal sculpture designed to look like the Stormcatcher. It looks like it was hastily constructed under an imposed time limit.

Egg Lightning
Unhatched Lightning Egg

A super-charged glassy egg with a flashing baby dragon inside. The egg is hard to look at for long periods of time, but quite the conversation topic.

Lightning Tome
Lightning Tome

A durable leather tome filled with ancient knowledge of the Lightning Flight.

Prehnite
Prehnite

This foggy green crystal is often used in trading and bartering among harpy beastclans. It has even been adopted as a currency by some dragon clans in the Shifting Expanse!

Pale Lightning Glass
Pale Lightning Glass

Small caches of this mineraloid often form in the sand below lightning eggs in the Shifting Expanse, forcing parents to reoutinely clean their nests.

Powers and Abilities

Lightning stats

Lightning Dragons rule over the element of Lightning.

Lightning-specific Battle Stones

Thunder Slash
Thunder Slash

An electrifying slash with paralyzing force. Deals close-combat Lightning damage to one target. May only be used by lightning dragons.

Shock Bolt
Shock Bolt

A focused bolt of electric energy. Deals Lightning damage to one target. May only be used by lightning dragons.

Shock
Shock

Shocks the enemy with electricity. Has a chance to apply Paralysis. (The target has a chance to prohibited from using abilities.) May only be used by lightning dragons.

Charged Acuity Fragment
Charged Acuity Fragment

When assigned, this fragment empowers one Lightning dragon with +2 Intellect.

Charged Might Fragment
Charged Might Fragment

When assigned, this fragment empowers one Lightning dragon with +2 Strength.

Game Play

Eyes

The eyes of Lightning Dragons are cyan.

Native Breeds

Lightning Dragon 1
Currently, the Ridgeback is the only breed native to the Shifting Expanse.









Eggs & Nest

Egg Lightning

"A super-charged glassy egg with a flashing baby dragon inside. The egg is hard to look at for long periods of time, but quite the conversation topic." - Unhatched Lightning Egg

Nest Lightning

Population and Players

As of January 15th 2016, the Lightning Flight has 21,695 members.

As of September 29, 2016, the Lightning Flight has 26,195 members.

Thundercrack Carnivale

The Thundercrack Carnivale is the elemental holiday of the Lightning Flight. It takes place during the end of July.

Image Gallery

Trivia

  • The Stormcatcher is sometimes viewed as a boss, and the clans who serve under him as his workers.
  • The Stormcatcher is also known by many Lightning members by nicknames such as "Bossdad" and "The Bossman".

Read More

Lightning Flight Lightning Rune
God The Stormcatcher
Locations Shifting Expanse
Events Thundercrack Carnivale

Sources

Elemental Flights
Arcane Rune Arcane Flight Earth Rune Earth Flight Fire Rune Fire Flight Ice Rune Ice Flight

Light Rune Light Flight Lightning Rune Lightning Flight Nature Rune Nature Flight

Plague Rune Plague Flight Shadow Rune Shadow Flight Water Rune Water Flight Wind Rune Wind Flight

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