The Lightning Flight is one of the 11 flights in Flight Rising.
AboutShifting 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.
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.
|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.|
|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.|
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.
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
An ancient stone bearing the ancestral rune of the Stormcatcher. Such a find should be kept as a prized possession.
| Thundercrack Carnivale Chests
This chest hums with potential. When handled, a small arc of energy crackles, and the chest goes silent.
| Electrician's Emblem
A glowing lightning rune; the sign of a true magical adept. (Thundercrack Carnivale Holiday Item)
| Electrician's Armband
A teal jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of the Shifting Expanse.
| 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).
| Golem Gauntlet
A copper-plated golem control gauntlet. (Thundercrack Carnivale Holiday Item 2014.)
| 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
An imposing metal sculpture designed to look like the Stormcatcher. It looks like it was hastily constructed under an imposed time limit.
| 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
A durable leather tome filled with ancient knowledge of the Lightning Flight.
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
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 Dragons rule over the element of Lightning.
Lightning-specific Battle Stones
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 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.
The eyes of Lightning Dragons are cyan.
Native BreedsCurrently, the Ridgeback is the only breed native to the Shifting Expanse.
Eggs & Nest
"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
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.
The Thundercrack Carnivale is the elemental holiday of the Lightning Flight. It takes place during the end of July.
- 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".