Scorched causes two or more points of your dragon to appear darker than what lies beneath them. You can make it subtle as long as it is still visible. It should not appear pure black except on dragons with darker scales or the dark element. No matter what, it should appear as a smooth gradient. The color should be consistent throughout (unless a marking on top of or beneath it is affecting its color).
It will always have a soft edge.It will always have an edge with a smooth gradient. You should not be able to distinguish shapes or solid patches.
Scorched will always be darker than what lays beneath it (‘darker’ refers to value). This may be a layer set to multiply or a color darker than the base scales. It will only appear black on darker dragons or if black is within the elemental color scheme.
This marking can go above or beneath other markings. It will not cover top layer markings.
Effect on Modifiers & Physical Traits
It may affect modifiers, skin, nails, ears, and similar things where it touches.
Charged Scorched may be black, even on lighter dragons. Each point may be a different color.