Another Dragon House

This post is about another dragon house. All of these are rough drafts that will be edited before I'm finished.

House Chirna

Chirna was the god-king's first enforcer. As a wyrmling, she was born with unnaturally black scales visible only due to the blood red freckles on them. Her tail was much longer than other dragon's tails, a feature she used to her advantage in combat. She taught herself how to use her tail as a striking blow, like a scorpion. She also developed an upright fighting style. She was completely loyal to the god-king, doling out her master's rewards and rebukes dispassionately, yet efficiently. An unquestioned master of the battlefield, she also took an interest in multiple forms of groundling artistry. Amongst groundlings, she would take the form of a sculptor or potter. She was oddly indifferent to the political machinations of other dragons.

Called to be an enforcer at a very early age, she developed her unorthodox fighting style to fight larger opponents. Although teased for having a "dragging tail", she proved to be effective as a commander and single combatant. As she matured, she took more interest in ancient dragon art forms instead of jockeying for political position like the others. She did not accept bribes like other enforcers, nor did she suffer negotiations: she carried out the god-king's wishes exactly, with no delays. As groundlings and dragons alike sought to mitigate her acidic breath weapon and dangerous fighting style, the god-king granted her a unique weapon, The Whisper of Corruption. With this weapon all metal objects, corrode and break down. No metal can withstand the whisper turning a dragon's horde into piles of rust and powder.

The whisper appears to have affected her scales as well. Advancing in age, the blood red spots peeled away to expose swatches of rust on her black scales. Her leadership as the first leader of the house that bears her name was fair but discompassionate. Equally feared and admired, she never gave false praise nor unfairly disciplined her own. Each of the original members of the received a personal gift crafted with her own hands.

Chirna lived to a very old age. It is rumored she merely retired to devote more time to her craft. The mention of Chirna is enough to change a foolish wyrmling's mind.

Members of Chirna are generally considered to be masters of the battlefield and incorruptible in character. Chirna members are proud of their ancestry and maintain a strong sense of duty and discipline. Like all dragons, coloring varies, but those with a strong bloodline have an extra long tail. Those that favor their ancestor have acid breath. As an adult, any house member may choose to gain the Whisper of Corruption in exchange for their second breath weapon. None but the prophesied heir of Chirna gains this ability naturally.

Dragon House Example

An example of a house, with a brief history of its ancestor:

This example covers House Oraiste. Oraiste was noted as a master historian but notorious for his whimsical nature. As a wymling, he was born with emerald scales that were, unfortunately, very shiny. Often underestimated in ritual battles (or battles with groundlings), he was a master strategist, equally shrewd in political and combatant arenas.

As he aged, his once brilliant scales grew black from this scales edges toward the interior. He secretly grew to enjoy playing tricks on groundlings, once posing a minor deity (She of the Dark Spots). His leadership as the first leader of the house that bears his name was considered fair and reasonable. As the God-King formed the other houses, Oraiste served as mediator. Despite his reputation, his rule was peppered with instances of severe retribution. In later life, he developed a fiery breath weapon employed to discipline his house members and destroy his enemies.

Oraiste remains the only original house leader honored by all houses.

Members of Oraiste are generally considered trustworthy sages, especially those members with similar markings of their ancestor, demonstrating their strong bloodline. Oraiste members are one of two houses that can cast spells. Physically, like all dragons, coloring and features vary widely. Members with green and black scales demonstrate a strong connection with their ancestor. Those that favor their ancestor almost universally have poison breath, developing a fiery breath as they age.