Dragonsworn and Dragon RP Guide

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Introduction
Dragonsworn are especially rare in-game. With the loss of the Dragon Aspects Titan-gifted powers, each of the flights are still committed to guiding and protecting the mortal races in their own way. The most important factor of the dragons and dragonsworn character play, is that no word is given of what allegiance or faction binds they hold. As a dragonsworn, you do not tell anyone of what you are, whom you are forsworn to, or whom your patron is. These things will eventually be revealed overtime, but secrecy is an absolute with dragon related RP. It is also a blanket statement for dragon roleplayers, strange features or powers might be revealed through roleplay, but never directly state or claim that you are a dragon. Mortal races hunt those that are discovered, if they are not helping either faction in anyway, thus the reasoning for a neutral guild/faction like the Accord.

Flights and their important details
Each flight requires specific abilities of their sworn, thusly, we separate the flights by classes.
Primary Flights
    Red Flight: Leader and Broodmother; Alexstraza. Classes most frequently chosen: Priest, Paladin, Warrior. Faction Status: Does not associate with orcs due to them stealing whelps and corrupting/training them for war purposes. Black Flight is considered eternal enemies of the Red Flight, though there are very few in exception to this.

    Green Flight:Leader and Broodmother; Ysera. Classes most frequently chosen: Druid, Hunter, Shaman, Warrior. Faction Status: Closely tied to the Cenarion Circle and the Earthen Ring. Does not abide warlike behavior in peaceful locations.

    Blue Flight:Leader; Kalecgos. Classes most frequently chosen: Mage, Paladin, Priest. Faction Status: With the former leaders demise, and the fall of Deathwing, the flight itself was disbanded by Kalecgos in order to allow each member of the flight to follow their own desires. The Black Flight are considered enemies to the Blue Flight members due to the Black Flight trying to erratic the remaining members of the Blue Flight.

    Bronze Flight:Leader; Nozdormu. Classes most frequently chosen: Druid, Paladin, Mage, rarely other classes. Faction Status: There are three factions specifically tied to the Bronze Flight that are encountered throughout the world. Brood of Nozdormu, Scales of Time and the Keepers of Time. These three factions are dedicated in guarding the time-ways that transport heroes back and forth through time to safeguard the stability of the origin time line. Many that are chosen for service to the flight are well regarded as sages, historians, or relic hunters of high expertise and study. With being chosen as a dragonsworn, the gift of Immortality is given.

    Black Flight:Leader; Wrathiron. Classes most frequently chosen: All Classes. Faction Status: Wrathiron is literally the last remaining Black Dragon to date. His status as the remaining Black Prince has brought forth question as to which faction he supports, and many view him in a wary manner due to the historical hate and malice the Black Flight harbors for all mortal races.


There are lesser flights that exist, however these lesser flights lack the power to imbue those that service them and often do not chose dragonsworn to serve their flights out of self-pride. For the most part the lesser flights tend to keep to themselves, or toy with adventurers passing through their territories, otherwise they don't meddle in the affairs of mortals on too serious of a level as of MOP.

Links for citation and research
Dragonsworn details - http://www.wowpedia.org/Dragonsworn
Dragonflight details - http://www.wowpedia.org/Dragonflight
Dragon details - http://www.wowpedia.org/Dragon

Final notes
To point out the racial choices of the dragon flights to serve them, they generally choose longer lived mortal races, thusly the elven people. Some choose humans and other Alliance races, but it is not too uncommon for the dragons to chose a member of the Horde to act as eyes and ears for the flight.

The purpose of the guide is to bend non-canon lore to incorporate the concept that the Flights have hands in the mortal populous and are still helping each with discretion. The mention of secrecy is something that we strictly wish to keep a firm grasp upon. This means if you play a dragon patron from one of the flights, you are expected to keep silent of what you are in the presence of others, and to keep your sworn near by. If you are a dragonsworn, you are expected to play the role without giving away what flight you are tied to, nor are you allowed to speak of the flight among untrusted company.
The concept of the dragonsworn and dragon characters both are especially difficult to play given the limitations that the game has. Sandstone drakes don't fill the gap between what we see, and what we play and this can cause some limiting to players that do not already have a circle to roleplay with.

It is also important to bare in mind that the race you play, doesn't necessarily always reflect the given choices of the flight you represent, make sure to check the references given on wowpedia to be sure that the race fits within the context of the flight that you wish to serve or represent.

And for godsakes, don't use a sandstone drake to play out a lulz dragon, it's a drake. Not a dragon - there is a very big visual difference.

These are unspoken rules to the dragon and dragonsworn players, and here they lay in written text as a common rule among the roleplaying community.

-Fin, thank you guys for hanging in there with me. I hope this guide helps fill in and answer the questions I've been seeing pop up on the forums about dragon roleplay and dragonsworn.
Where are you getting the lore for the classes chosen most often?
In-game representation as well as reading the details on wowpedia about the prestige class from the RPG. The concept of Dragonsworn and dragons in character are considered noncanon and are up for line of fire by lorehounds as expected. Might want to check those links on each flight color to see why those classes tend to be most frequently chosen.
A++ information. Just read most of this in the RPG not two days ago. Good job, Q.
11/03/2012 12:29 PMPosted by Qerrathien
In-game representation as well as reading the details on wowpedia about the prestige class from the RPG. The concept of Dragonsworn and dragons in character are considered noncanon and are up for line of fire by lorehounds as expected. Might want to check those links on each flight color to see why those classes tend to be most frequently chosen.


The only one that struck me as odd was that of the Red Flight , honestly. Wouldn't they be similar to the green flight, given that their duty is primarily to watch over and protect life, which tends to be associated with druidism, and to a lesser extent, shamanism?
As far as I know the few black dragons (Like one or two?) in outlands are still canon-alive.

He's the last black dragon as far as he's aware of.

Also, and this is really just be nitpicking because this is really well written, but don'tcha think the red flight - to a degree - may have grown a little more lenient in regards to the orc race? After what thrall's done, especially in the novel toward's Alextrasza, I could see the flight as a whole not assuming all orcs = prethrall hordies.
A+ would read again.
Not really, Red covers all life, not just nature. Green represents nature and natural protection of the life that evolved on Azeroth. Red is literally the leadership group of the Flight though each flight has it's own leader to stand in represention.

For more details on this you might wish to read on both flights Ferenold.
http://www.wowpedia.org/Green_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Red_dragonflight

I'd rather not have this thread derailed Ferenold.
As far as I know the few black dragons (Like one or two?) in outlands are still canon-alive.

He's the last black dragon as far as he's aware of.

Also, and this is really just be nitpicking because this is really well written, but don'tcha think the red flight - to a degree - may have grown a little more lenient in regards to the orc race? After what thrall's done, especially in the novel toward's Alextrasza, I could see the flight as a whole not assuming all orcs = prethrall hordies.


I dunno if they'd assume that, but judging by the quests in the Twilight Highlands, there is a degree of hostility towards orcs. Doubtless not the same as there were many years ago, because they eventually did agree to work along-side the horde.

Edit: It is a bit different of course, because their hostility was because the horde was associating with Dragonmaw.

Not really, Red covers all life, not just nature. Green represents nature and natural protection of the life that evolved on Azeroth. Red is literally the leadership group of the Flight though each flight has it's own leader to stand in represention.

For more details on this you might wish to read on both flights Ferenold.
http://www.wowpedia.org/Green_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Red_dragonflight


I've read 'em before. 'Life' tends to be a part of nature. Not the other way around.
, but never directly state or claim that you are a dragon


Double post, I know, but I'm not really sure why you put this in either. We see dragons openly revealing themselves around Azeroth all the time. In fact, it seems like that's been happening more and more often.
There are lesser flights that exist, however these lesser flights lack the power to imbue those that service them and often do not chose dragonsworn to serve their flights out of self-pride. For the most part the lesser flights tend to keep to themselves, or toy with adventurers passing through their territories, otherwise they don't meddle in the affairs of mortals on too serious of a level as of MOP.


Can I find more information about this somewhere?
Awesome guide, Q!
The Red flight always struck me as being the "pro-living" flight with their passionate flames countering the rage and anger-driven flames often associated with the black flight and general, life-inhibiting corruption. They incorporate the raw magics of life itself - and while natures flourishes with life, it's still a separate domain.

Green's nature is the tempo and melody of a song, while Red's life is the strings being plucked.

That's just my interpretation, though. :x I have to agree with Qerra.
Yes, one moment Systar.
Ferenold; Dragon and Dragonsworn roleplay is literally disguise RP, to openly state and claim that you are either is just asking to get hounded by and laughed at by the more critical of the roleplaying community. It's been established that many that currently play dragons and dragonsworn don't necessarily do it openly to avoid the backlash that can often occure. Not only that, the Flights tend not to reveal to the mortal races their true interests or motives, to state that you are tied to a flight is to jeopardize the plans and research of the dragon flight you are part of.

For Systar:
http://www.wowpedia.org/Infinite_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Chromatic_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Plagued_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Netherwing_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Twilight_dragonflight


For Systar:
http://www.wowpedia.org/Infinite_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Chromatic_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Plagued_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Netherwing_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Twilight_dragonflight


*Squee!* Thank you! :)
The Red flight always struck me as being the "pro-living" flight with their passionate flames countering the rage and anger-driven flames often associated with the black flight and general, life-inhibiting corruption. They incorporate the raw magics of life itself - and while natures flourishes with life, it's still a separate domain.

Green's nature is the tempo and melody of a song, while Red's life is the strings being plucked.

That's just my interpretation, though. :x I have to agree with Qerra.
Thank you, I was grasping at words to explain it. That's beautifully described.
11/03/2012 12:24 PMPosted by Qerrathien
last remaining Black Dragon


PSH! Not ture!


For Systar:
http://www.wowpedia.org/Infinite_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Chromatic_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Plagued_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Netherwing_dragonflight
http://www.wowpedia.org/Twilight_dragonflight


*Squee!* Thank you! :)
Most welcome dear.
11/03/2012 12:44 PMPosted by Zhaø
last remaining Black Dragon


PSH! Not ture!
As far as Wraithron is concerned, it is. For all we know with the Outlands blackflight members may have been locked out of returning to Azeroth with the rest of the flight in Azeroth dead.

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