Strikers of the Sky, Forth unto Victory!

basics *

name\\ Verridith Skystriker
gender\\ female.
species\\ dragon.
birthdate\\ 11 Ilmen, 12892
zodiac sign\\ wind

age\\ 138 years of age (adult).
height\\ 11 feet at the shoulder.
wingspan\\ 40 feet full spread.

rank\\ Vystrian Queen.
father\\ Marflax Firestriker
mother\\ Kyranie Skywing
siblings\\ Zephyr (brother)
offspring\\ Nagase (daughter)

rider\\ Arnus Cuthalion
mate\\ Sev'ris Ironclaw

Kazule- great-grandfather.
Fankorialstrazanite- grandfather.
Narath- deceased love.
Nakala- deceased love.
Exodus- missing friend.
Petra- missing friend.
Raffadore- deceased friend.
Xenion- deceased friend.
Lunaria- deceased friend.
Darsis- deceased friend.
Repentance- adviser/friend.
Ryth- adviser/friend.
Legacy- knight/friend.
Gilgamesh- knight leader/friend.
Remeira- knight leader/friend?
Solan- friend.
Naiome- friend.
Red- friend.
Bird- friend.
Sentin- friend.
Caele- friend.
Ram'r- friend.
Kumo- friend.
Shyun- friend.
Moeshe- friend.
Slain- friend.
Jekt- friend.
Ryoku- friend.
Zoik- friend.
Vladimir- friend.
Daama- friend.
Razor- enemy?
Nina- enemy.
Orochi- enemy.
Chamenos- arch nemesis.

artwork *


credits *

coding + character (c) me, art (c) Borealae. Thank you!
Long have I looked over this world; my people, my land, my country... my friends. Those I have pledged my life to, those who believe in me to lead them, to guide them, to protect them from all who would do them harm.

I will never stop fighting for those I have sworn my soul to protect. I will never stop defending them. No matter what happens... no matter who gets in my way... I will prevail!

I will fight on! I will fight for them!

the shining queen *

Verridith is proud and arrogant, ambitious to an extreme. She tends to look down on those who she dislikes, and has strong beliefs that she defends until the end. Nevertheless, she's not too proud to admit when she's wrong, and will attempt to mend any broken relationship she's inadvertently undone. As a leader, she is rather haughty, though an excellent strategist and a strong queen. Her people look up to her for both her valor in wartime, and her kindness in peace.

To friends, family and - of course - her rider, her loyalty is unmatched, and she has a strong sense of honor. She is kind and gentle to younglings, and loves the daughter she has herself. She is also a spectacular mentor, not only to Arnus, but those wyrmlings that she loves to be around as well.

In battle, she is fierce and ferocious, though not without mercy. As stated before, she's an excellent strategist, and seeks to exploit larger enemies' weaknesses due to her relatively average size. Often, her strategy and speed has saved them from being killed after discovery on key scouting missions, enabling both dragon and rider to return unscathed. At this, however, she seethes, wishing more than once that they were at the head of the battle. She loves to utilize methods to confuse and deter the enemy, allowing her forces a quick strike before they can recover.

fire and water *

As a royal, Verridith has the potential for more power than most dragons; her control over the elements is expansive, and she strives to learn ever more. She is adept at utilizing fire, lightning and wind, and has achieved mastery over each one. Other elements come slower for her - she has a meager handle over light and dark, with some knowledge of earth, though water and ice still escape her each time she tries to use them.

Though she has light abilities, she isn't more than a haphazard healer; she can treat small injuries and heal minor things, but fatal or near-fatal injures she cannot undo. However, she's also learned the art of energy transfer and the utilization of reiatsu - though she can't outright heal those with major injuries, she can provide them with energy until a true healer comes.

He reiatsu is a bright, iridescent gold. She's recently begun learning how to use it, under the tutelage of Lord Fatavyrlas and her grandfather, Fang.

scales so bright *

Flashy and metallic, Verridith sports bright golden scales that flash in the sun; their sheen is as iridescent as diamond-coated metal, reflective and polished. These scales are marred with markings of red and violet, stripes that splay over her shoulders, down her back, along the backs of her wings and along her tail. The inside of her long, batlike wings is silver, the wingbones gold striped with violet and red. Beneath her violet eyes, two stripes curve down her cheeks, and lines of the same purple curl from the middle of her muzzle down to the tip of her nose. Two black horns sprout from the middle of this marking-diamond, joining with a crest of sharp black horns that flows down her neck, across her back and to the tip of her long tail. Two silver horns sprout from her head, shadowing three bony silver frills that curve around her face.

Her belly is plated with silver that extends down from her neck to end at her tail. Long, curved talons, pitch-black as her crest, curl from the tip of each long finger, the palms of her paws covered in dyed-black leather gloves. These gloves, held in place with metal bracers crafted by a dear friend, Exodus, protect her sensitive paw pads while enabling her hard talons to be used. The bracer studded with gems holds energy to power her elemental abilities. Attached to one of her face-flanking horns is a small pendant, a chunk of polished tiger's eye quartz, a precious item given to her by her grandfather, Fankorial. Lastly of her trinkets is her first scarlet feather attached to a silver ring adorning the end of her tail.

Behind her horns, hiding her small ears, lay a fan of bright red feathers. From these feathers, joined just underneath her primary horns, is very long trailing feathers that extend far past her flanks to hover gently above the ground. When flying, she can sweep these back between her wings - but otherwise, they trail alongside her, swaying back and forth with every movement. She's said that losing one of these feathers puts her off balance for the entire week that it takes to grow back.

In addition, she as several different 'elemental forms' she can use; each one changes her appearance, and often facets of her personality. These forms are taken when she delves deep enough into a certain element so that it overtakes her physical form; its essence will spolidify over her body, accenting features and often changing her colors. The only exceptions to this are light and dark which, with no tangible elemental affinity, engulf her both body and soul.

The ones she's discovered are listed below.

Light Form

Her form of Light has only been called twice in recent years; the manifestation of her purity and will, it turns her golden scales a pearly white, and darkens her violet markings to a deep purple. Her horns grow to be crystallized and longer, curving forward along her cheeks. She also has more feathers that forms a mane flowing down along either side of her extended neck-ridge, as well as lining the leading edge of her wings.

When in this form, her personality is heightened - her thinking is altered to nap to plans more quickly, adapt more ably, though she shows more compassion and kindness than normal. Her abilities with light negate all else, and she's unable to use anything but in this form.

Dark Form

Much like her Light form, Dark Verridith is changed by the essence of darkness as opposed to light. Her scales dip in hue to an inky black, and sharpen along the edges to form spikes and bladelike plates. Her markings turn bloody red, as do her eyes - her horn darken from bright silver to a dull, dark steel. Her horns grow large and bladed, turned forwards, and her feathers disappear.

When in this form, all emotion is set aside; left is an uncontrollable beast bent on murder and destruction. Her abilities with shadow negate all else, and she's unable to use anything but.

Fire Form

Very similar to her true form, her Fire form is a deep, iridescent gold. Her markings turn red and her scales become almost unbearably hot to the touch. All silver accents her horns, plates and wing webbing - become black as charcoal, and her eyes blaze red and yellow with inner flame. Fire dances along her ridges and paws, and smoke can be seen wisping off of her hide as she moves.

When in this form, she is utterly fearless; driven with excitement and euphoria, bent on adrenaline, she acts as though fear and despair cannot touch her. Her abilities with fire negate all else, and she's unable to use anything but.

Chaos Form

The most unpredictable of her forms, even beyond that of of the Dark. Her Chaos form utilizes all elements at once, changing her form into something that has no static appearance. Her colors may change within seconds, and color seems to swirl about as her horns grow and lengthen, shorten, twist and straighten, constantly changing with the incredible forces flowing through. It is said that the spirit of Kazule joins with her to make it possible, as she is able to use elements she hasn't begun to master as yet. In this form, she is at her most powerful.

Nothing is known about her personality in the grip of the Chaos; it was only accessed once, briefly, barely long enough to discern her changed form. This was upon the second defeat of Snakra, where she struck the Ascended serpent down with a single blow.