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The Shadow Flight is one of the 11 Elemental Flights in Flight Rising.

Its reigning deity is The Shadowbinder, and its members reside in the Tangled Wood. Shadow dragons' eyes come in shades of purple. It is the largest flight as of August 15th, 2018.

AboutEdit

Shadowbinder Icon

The Shadow dragons of the Tangled Wood are tricksters. They prefer to be capricious and fickle, like the flickering shadows they manipulate. Of all the dragons, Shadow dragons are the most enthralled by games, and delight most in winning—even if it means doing so underhandedly. Game boards, tokens, and pieces are their favored treasures.

RegionEdit

Region Shadow

The Shadow Flight is centralized in the Tangled Wood. The land is separated into four regions: Driftwood Drag, Wispwillow Grove, Foxfire Bramble, and Forum of the Obscured Crescent. The Wood is bordered by the Earth, Light, Nature, Plague, and Water Flight territories.




Region Image Description
Shadow 0

Driftwood Drag

Hollow, rotted logs line the banks of the river delta, the silty flow impeded further by haphazard dams of wood, bark, and leaf-litter stuck together. The fertile lands and abundance of food to be found in the region attract all manner of local wildlife, and dragons are no exception. Roosts are routinely built using the natural dams, expanding heavily into above-ground draconic habitats.
Shadow 1

Wispwillow Grove

If any part of this darkened land can be called beautiful, it is the grove. All manner of giant glowing fungi dot the terrain, providing the only light that does not fight its way through the murk that hangs above. Among these mushrooms, trickster dragons chase firebugs and faeries, content to capture some for the eerie lanterns that illuminate their hovels and caves.
Shadow 2

Foxfire Bramble

The gnarled, twisting shapes of the Foxfire Bramble are sinister against the moonlight, and provide excellent defense to the clans that have painstakingly dug themselves hearths within. Beneath the crushing, thorny knots are some of the darkest places in the realm, and it is nearly impossible for even nocturnal creatures to see more than a few feet in front of them.
Shadow 3

Forum of the Obscured Crescent

A dirtied, muddied hovel, deliberately piled with debris from all the surrounding areas. It existed before the land was enveloped in shadow, constructed by an ancient civilization who, perhaps aware of its nature as a potent weapon against deception, built an open air temple around the pool. The Shadowbinder now claims the Forum as her fortress, fouling the pool with spoils and junk, rendering it useless as a clairvoyant tool.

ItemsEdit

FamiliarsEdit

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

Notable Flora and FaunaEdit

Food items with descriptions that clearly link them to the flight.

Cattail
Cattail

These invasive plants must be constantly removed to preserve swamps and bogs that border the Tangled Wood and the Scarred Wasteland. Thankfully, they are high in nutrients.

Dark Creeper
Dark Creeper

The rustling of this ivy, which grows only at night, can be quite unnerving in the dark.


Dusk Jadevine
Dusk Jadevine

This species of Jadevine appears shriveled during the day, and opens during the evening to absorb moisture.

Duskrat
Duskrat

The days are much too bright for the Duskrat, thus they only come out at night.


Moor Thistle
Moor Thistle

Millions of moor thistle cover the lowland valleys of the Tangled Wood. Coupled with the indigenous brambles, they provide excellent protection for dragon caves.

Subterranean Clover
Subterranean Clover

This clover grows only in absolute darkness. It shrivels quickly when exposed to sunlight.


Umbra Parthenium
Umbra Parthenium

A night-blooming plant, Umbra Parthenium is irresistible to herbivorous dragons.


ApparelEdit

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

Shady Emblem
Shady Emblem

A glowing shadow rune; the sign of a true magical adept.


Shady Armband
Shady Armband

A dark jeweled armband, commonly worn by denizens of the Tangled Wood.


Tricktrouper Crown
Tricktrouper Crown

A flimsy carnival crown of pale purples, accompanied by a mysterious (and ridiculous) neckpiece.


Shady Sash
Shady Sash

A ceremonial sash gifted to those who have brought honor to the Tangled Wood.


Moonglow Thorns
Moonglow Thorns

Those who pass through the Tangled Wood uninvited may return adorned in brambles. A sign of displeasure or a sign of favor?

Shady Crown
Shady Crown

A glorious crown awarded to dragons who have shown good leadership while visiting the Tangled Wood.


Gloomwillow Guide
Gloomwillow Guide

Through the oppressive murk, you notice a faint, dancing light. Do you follow?


Trickster's Magic Cards
Trickster's Magic Cards

In the right claws, a mesmerizing deck of cards. The wielder always seems to know just which one you chose!

Bramble Mantle
Bramble Mantle

A mantle as thorny as the dragon that wears it.


Will o' the Wisp
Will o' the Wisp

A chilling collection of ghastly lights that hover around travelers that make wrong turns in the Tangled Wood...

Midnight Cape
Midnight Cape

This voluminous cape allows the wearer to see in the dark.


Mysterious Cowl
Mysterious Cowl

The stranger inside this cowl keeps their head down, their features obscured by shadow.


Shadow Tome
Shadow Tome

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


Twilight Cape
Twilight Cape

This voluminous cape makes it difficult to see the wearer.


MiscellaneousEdit

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

Shadow Runestone
Shadow Runestone

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

Shimmering Pinecone
Shimmering Pinecone

A luminescent pinecone, glittering with moon dust. This can be traded at the Festive Favors shop during the Trickmurk Circus.

Shadow Chest
Shadowbound Chest

This box is surrounded by a clinging, mysterious mist. As you approach, the lock begins to glow and the mist dissipates.

Egg Shadow
Unhatched Shadow Egg

A murky, swampy egg that is pulsating with a strange purple glow. The egg feels as though it might just be full of fluid, but now and again, a dark form can be seen moving within.

Faded Shadowbinder Effigy
Faded Shadowbinder Effigy

A crudely-fashioned stuffed doll that resembles the Shadowbinder. It is made of dark velvet and has a musty odor to it.

Shadowbinder Onyx Idol
Shadowbinder Onyx Idol

A razor-sharp onyx idol fashioned to resemble the Shadowbinder. The chiseled surface appears to completely absorb and obscure light.

Trickmurk Circus Vista Icon
Vista: Trickmurk Circus

Released during the 2017 Trickmurk Circus.


Shadowbinder Vista Icon
Vista: Shadowbinder

Released during the 2018 Trickmurk Circus.


Nocturne Dragons Vista Icon
Vista: Nocturne Dragons

Features the Shadow Flight's native breed, the Nocturne Dragon, on a Driftwood Drag backdrop.


Foxfire Grove Vista Icon
Vista: Foxfire Grove

Features the Wispwillow Grove.


Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf

Many dragons believe that whispering a secret into a leaf and releasing it at night will curry favor with the Shadowbinder.

Potted Deepmine Fungi
Potted Deepmine Fungi

A favored sign or distance marker used by clans living in the undersea cave networks that connect the Tangled Wood and Dragonhome.

Shadowbinder's Tears
Shadowbinder's Tears

Named for their supposed resemblance to the darkened sludge that is said to drip from the shadow god's eyes, these structures are surprisingly robust; if chipped off, they can be used as chisels or nails.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Shadow stats

Shadow dragons wield gloomy spates of dark energy. Shadow deals increased damage to Fire, Ice, and Wind, and is weak to Arcane, Light, and Plague.

Shadow-specific Battle StonesEdit

Mist Slash
Mist Slash

A seething slash of dark energy. Deals physical Shadow damage to one target. May only be used by Shadow dragons.

Dark Bolt
Dark Bolt

A frightening bolt of dark energy. Deals Shadow damage to one target. May only be used by Shadow dragons.

Shroud
Shroud

Envelops the enemy in a dark mist. Has a chance to apply Blind (decreases the target's accuracy). May only be used by Shadow dragons.

Dark Acuity Fragment
Dark Acuity Fragment

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

Dark Might Fragment
Dark Might Fragment

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

GameplayEdit

EyesEdit

Native Dragon BreedsEdit

Currently, Nocturnes are the only breed native to the Tangled Wood.

Eggs & NestEdit

Egg Shadow

"A murky, swampy egg that is pulsating with a strange purple glow. The egg feels as though it might just be full of fluid, but now and again, a dark form can be seen moving within." - Unhatched Shadow Egg

Shadow eggs are silver-black and covered in glowing foxfire sacs. They're nested inside a hollowed tree trunk, surrounded by cattails and bioluminescent fungi.

Nest Shadow

Page BackgroundEdit

The Shadow Flight background features a clearing in the Wispwillow Grove, filled with hollow logs and giant, luminous mushrooms, and encircled by hills and dark evergreens. The top banner shows a small bit of ruin sitting amongst a foggy breeze.

Trickmurk CircusEdit

Trickmurk Circus

The Trickmurk Circus is the elemental holiday of the Shadow Flight. It takes place during the last week of February.

Image GalleryEdit

Read MoreEdit

Shadow Flight Shadow Rune
God The Shadowbinder
Locations Tangled Wood
Events Trickmurk Circus


SourcesEdit

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