The Lightning Flight is one of the 11 Elemental Flights in Flight Rising.
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. Copper wire, tools, and reactors are their favored treasures.
The Lightning Flight is centralized in the Shifting Expanse. The land is separated into four regions: Highland Scrub, Carrion Canyon, the Lightning Farm and Tempest Spire. The Expanse is bordered by the Fire, Light, and Water Flight territories.
|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 lizards and carrion birds clamor for supremacy in the wind and heat. Cactus plants provide well-wandering dragons with water enough to find the next shady spot.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
Notable Flora and FaunaEdit
Food items with descriptions that clearly link them to the flight.Charged Duneberry
This berry glows brightest—and tastes best—just after a storm.
It just seems like a really bad idea to try and eat these, but don't let common sense stop you.
Groups of these electro-conducive fish are routinely kept in glass jugs. Their internal glow and highly-reflective scales mixed with the refractory qualities of the water make for an amazing light show.
This lightning-resistant aloe plant clings to the highest points of the skyscraping escarpments ringing the Thunderhead Savanna. It gives the mouth a slight tingle when consumed.
Most active during storms, the Static-Charged Lemming can deal a nasty shock to predators.
Found in the tallest trees, this scarab can survive and store energy from direct lightning strikes.
Apparel items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Electricians Emblem
A glowing lightning rune; the sign of a true magical adept.
A teal jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of the Shifting Expanse.
A copper-plated glass tube preserving a diabolical energy source. The wearer is prone to static shock.
A ceremonial sash gifted to those who have brought honor to the Shifting Expanse.
A copper-plated golem control gauntlet.
A glorious crown awarded to dragons who have shown good leadership while visiting the Shifting Expanse.
A pair of electro-charged coppercoil class 5 mechanojets.
This coat is well insulated against electricity. A pity the same cannot be said for the live wires on the outside.
Protection against the heat, sand, and electric storms of the Shifting Expanse.
Scavenged clothing may sometimes be all that's available. Make do.
Encircling the head, this halo of pure electricity is the magical sign of a powerful individual.
Designed specifically for engineers, these sharp implements turn the wearer into a live circuit, allowing energy to course from one end of the dragon to the other. Careful who you touch!
A durable leather tome filled with ancient knowledge of the Lightning Flight.
Other items that can be directly related to the flight by their description and/or appearance.Lightning Runestone
An ancient stone bearing the ancestral rune of the Stormcatcher. Such a find should be kept as a prized possession.
This chest hums with potential. When handled, a small arc of energy crackles, and the chest goes silent.
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.
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.
An imposing metal sculpture designed to look like the Stormcatcher. It looks like it was hastily constructed under an imposed time limit.
Released during the 2016 Thundercrack Carnivale.
Released during the 2017 Thundercrack Carnivale.
Features the Lightning Flight's native breed, the Ridgeback Dragon, on a Carrion Canyon backdrop.
Pictures the Thunderhead Savanna.
Pictures the Golem Workshop.
Before this hide can be tanned and worked into armor, its perpetual electric charge must be forcefully neutralized in some way.
A popular material in bulbs and superalloys. Lightning dragons harvest the stuff like it's going out of style.
Both flexible and conductive.
This appendage will twitch uncontrollably around Lightning dragons.
The engineers of Tempest Spire loathe this mineral.
Small caches of this mineraloid often form in the sand below lightning eggs in the Shifting Expanse, forcing parents to routinely clean their nests.
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!
Once thought to be a natural pattern, it has been discovered that the spots along the hide of this type of ampelope are a residual discoloration caused by small arcs of electrical energy connecting different hairs.
Rubbing your claws on a woven rug aint got nothin' on the shock you'll get from this charged pelt.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Lightning-specific Battle StonesEditThunder Slash
An electrifying slash with paralyzing force. Deals close-combat Lightning damage to one target. May only be used by Lightning dragons.
A focused bolt of electric energy. Deals Lightning damage to one target. May only be used by Lightning dragons.
Shocks the enemy with electricity. Has a chance to apply Paralysis (the target has a chance to be prohibited from using abilities). May only be used by Lightning dragons.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Lightning dragon with +2 Intellect.
When assigned, this fragment empowers one Lightning dragon with +2 Strength.
Native Dragon BreedsEdit
Eggs & NestEdit
"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
Lightning eggs are bright and electrified. They're kept inside a nest of cables, fenced in with charged copper lightning rods.
The Lightning Flight background features the Highland Scrub, carpeted in cacti, buttes, and live wires.