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Necessary Items for a Dragonologist’s Laboratory

As dragonologists go, Dr. Earnest Drake is the primary authority. In fact, The Society of Enlightened Dragonologists was to build on Dr. Drake’s work and carry on his research. Today, we are going to cover the necessary items for a dragonologist’s laboratory.

Please note as we begin this exploration of required equipment, that we are speaking of already deceased dragons. There are so few dragons left in the world today that it is important that they are not killed for harvesting of parts. Animals should never be harvested for supposed cures and trophies. Most of these alleged cures are nothing more than hype and falsehoods.

 

Hand drawn science beautiful vintage lab icons sketch set

As far as the laboratory itself, the normal equipment is indicated and only one special tool is needed. The most useful will be the pestle and mortar, as making potions and elixirs from dragon components and herbs is useful in experimentation. A good Microscope is also needed. A diamond drill is the one thing I would recommend as a special tool. Dragons differing anatomy and parts are very hard and difficult to pierce.

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First Falling – A Live Write Challenge

The sun was falling slowly in the sky as Aniata smiled over at Luck.  He playfully dug at a rabbit hole. It was rather amusing to watch the dog dig three or four times then bury his nose back into the hole to see if he was any closer to whatever it was driving him to dig. She looked down at her notes with a sigh. The Matron had insisted that she copy the precepts ten times to give to new acolytes. She was fairly certain that Morana’s true purpose was to drive them forever into her brain. The woman was a hard task master.

 

Falling in Love with Nature

An Adept and her companions!

Aniata dipped her black feather quill into the ink and wrote out the last precept.

“The truest weapon of Dethara is Faith: Dethara does not always explain her directions and choices. One must have faith that any request made of by the High Priests are for the greater good of Dethara’s plans.”

Faith…one could not help but have faith in death, for death was inevitable to all mortal creatures. But lately, some of the High Priestess’ commands had seemed more like power seeking then truly serving the portal of death. She was strictly an adept so it was not her place to question. Only a priest or priestess could ask for more explanation.

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2017 Update for Farloft the Dragon and Theresa Snyder!

Welcome Everyone to 2017,

I hope you have all had a chance to check out my Serial Story Blog . I post to this every Saturday with a new chapter on the story I am currently ‘free writing.’ Right now it is Scifi, but there are several dragon stories archived there; A Christmas Celebration with Farloft, A Tale of Pirates and Sea Dragons, A Pack Rat Mage, Storm Warning, and An Encounter, just to name a few. Lots of fun ‘free-reads.’  You can find them throughout his blog.

Farloft has been busy too. He was very hurt to find that Elliot, Pete’s Dragon, was in town and didn’t even call him to do stand-in work on the film… I mean, Farloft is the original Pacific NW dragon. So, Farloft had me create a Facebook page to promote him to anyone interested in making him a STAR in 2017! Hop on over, like, and keep up-to-date on Farloft’s movie aspirations.

#1 Amazon Bestseller!

Farloft and I were also very pleased to announce in October that his Farloft’s Storybook became a #1 Amazon Bestseller! If you have a little hatchling in your family age 2-1/2 to 6 years old, this is the dragon book for them. It contains nine short stories along with wonderful coloring pages by Bluekite-Falls of Deviant Art.

And for the older readers in your family Farloft’s Chronicles have been formatted into two convenient adult formatted collections. So, whether you have preschool, middle, young adult or adult readers, Farloft has a book for everyone moving into 2017.

I guess the most recent event in Farloft’s, and my, dragon world is the release of his 3rd Annual 2017 Farloft’s Friends Selfie. Check it out. Fanart by Kitsooki of Deviant Art. These are all of Farloft’s friends celebrating Appreciate a Dragon Day, January 16th. Mark you calendar for this celebration next year.

2017 Dragon Selfie

2017 Dragon Revelry

2017 Dragon Selfie

 

Live Write – Just Once

The leg in question!

The leg in question that nearly led to a bloodstone!

James Child

1. A titan of a man with good intentions, but a sour attitude.
2. In a market place
3. Watching someone bolt from a stand with a valuable thing.
4. While he’s eating a big turkey leg.

The melody of the market goers combined with the amazing scents rising from various stands brought a smile to Gorun’s face. He loved coming into town even though he only came a couple times a month to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables according to seasons, butchered meats and baked good his wife, Alana would bake up the day before he planned the trek.

It was a good distance from the farm, but his large gait made quick time of it. It was nice to exchange the melody of a farm for the one of a market. Even though he had to look down upon most people’s hats, he still loved to see the happy faces. Of course, not everyone in a market is happy, but Gorun preferred to ignore the small pettiness of man. He liked to focus on the good in people. People would often amaze a man if they had a thresh-hold to to rise and meet.

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Black Dragons


Black Dragon by sandara on DeviantArt

I have come across research that black dragons are evil, mean and extremely cunning.  This has not been my experience.   They are cunning, make no bones about that.  They will lash out at anything that moves if they are hungry.  This unfortunately has led to the death of clutch mates if the mother is not present at the hatching.It can’t be easy being a creature that breathes acid.  It wears at their face scales, creating a pocked mark face and often it can look as if their face scales are peeling back.  In addition, the elements they need to eat to create their breath weapon are often found in swamps and murky places.  I doubt you would be in a good mood if you had to live in such a dismal and forlorn place.

 
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Dragons in Combat

Dragons have been interviewed, photographed and drawn in so many of their elements. In combat has to be the most dangerous dragon form to observe. The chance of being caught in breath weapon overshoots is but one of the risks. Today, I will share with you all that I have learned. I hope that other dragonologists will add their own observations of the dragons they have had the privilege to study.

Let us first start with the fact that dragons are built to be strong defenders of their lairs. Long before, like humans, they evolved into forms with magic and a natural affinity for language and knowledge, they were defending their nests from other predators. People say that the kimono dragon and the crocodiles are the few remaining dinosaurs, but we here at the SED, (Society for Enlightened Dragonologists know this is not true. There is one that has learned to stay far from the eyes of modern man. The time of knights on horses, lances and the decimation of their lairs taught them that men say them as prey.

 

Taking on a Dragon or Wyvern on the ground equalizes, but does not ease combat.

Combat with a dragon

Combat with a wyvern – In the fantasy genre, the wyvern is usually considered to have two legs, whereas the dragon may have either four or none

 

 
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My 1st Official Character Interview

I have done interviews with Theresa, my scribe, before. You have perhaps read them here on my blog, but I have never had the stage fully to myself before. *grins and ruffles wings in excitement*

Lexi Miles, a friend of Theresa’s asked me for an Interview. *golden eyes whirl*

I was delighted to say the least. She didn’t even get after me for doing my happy dance, even though I broke one of her potted plants in the process. (I am sure Theresa will buy her a nice new one.)

Anyway, here is the interview, the next from me, The Dragon Who Tweets!

Farloft_Lexi interview