Not everyone starts out as a breeder. In fact, most people don’t start out as a breeder. Even fewer people happen upon an egg in the middle of nowhere. How do these people obtain their own dragons and become a Rider? Through hard work, of course! If they manage to impress a dragon or two, they will be rewarded with a dragon egg. This quest allows you to get your first dragon for free. It will be tailored to the character that you develop throughout the quest and influenced by the dragons that your character interacts with! When uploading new Riders with their dragon, the Rider will need to have one matching element to the dragon.
If you draw these prompts, they must be fully colored, shaded, and include a background. Written prompts must be at least 400 words. For all prompts, you may make up your own dragon design or use any dragons in the Gift Art Permissions folder!
Meeting a Dragon
1) Draw or write about your character seeing a dragon for the first time or interacting with a new dragon. Do they love them? Hate them? Are they afraid? Most people see a dragon for the first time when they are children, but people in urban regions might go for a while without seeing them.
2) Draw or write about your character working with dragons. This typically means doing menial work in the stables, helping them prepare for the races, arming them for battle, and so on. How does your character handle tasks like these? Remember that the personality of your character affects the element they receive in the end! You can pick your character’s permanent job later.
3) Draw or write about your character earning the trust or respect of a dragon. Different elements appreciate different things, so go through the lore section and find out how to impress your favorite element. Its element(s) have a chance of influencing the dragon you receive, but this is not guaranteed.
4) Draw or write about your character taking care of an egg. Your character will be drawn to an egg and know that the dragon inside will be theirs. It is customary to keep the egg near their owner at all times to help their bond grow even before the hatching occurs. Dragon eggs are a little bigger than ostrich eggs (typical “party balloon” size) and can have the color of any natural bird egg—tan (chickens), blue with speckles (robins), and even white with black swaths (vermilion flycatcher) work. The appearance of the egg does not affect their element. They have the texture and weight of a large stone, making them highly durable, but difficult to carry.
About Generated Eggs: Two emissaries are chosen to be the parent. The egg will be guaranteed to have two elements that a mod picks out for you. If this is your first time completing the quest as a player, the Emissary magic of the aligned element will be applied. Subsequent quests will be rolled without magic. Mutations do not have a chance of passing, but they do have a chance of spontaneously generating.
Using an Old Rider?: If an uploaded Rider is doing the quest and they have an element open, then an egg will be generated based on their assigned element. If completing with a dual-element Rider (both elements already chosen), then an egg will be pulled from the hatchery that has one element matching the Rider and one element matching the chosen element. If an uploaded dual-element Rider would have no appropriate eggs in the Hatchery, then a common egg will be generated for them. Please let us know if your Rider is old so we can provide a matching egg!
Then turn it in on this comment OR on the current Art Turn-in page. A moderator will roll your dragon for you! Dragons obtained from the Hatchery Quest cannot be traded or sold until they have been uploaded. They also must be uploaded with their Hatchery Quest Rider. Riders that complete the Hatchery Quest must have a matching element assigned to them if they want to raise the egg, so only complete this quest if you are open to all possibilities.