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    Wyvern
    Wyvern (/ˈwīvərn/): A magical, winged, two-legged dragon with a reptilian body and a barbed tail. They were created by the great drakes as companions in the ages before the Ur-Daemon War.

    Origin and History
    Much has been lost over the countless years since wyverns first came into being, however I will endeavor to put down faithfully what I have gathered from various sources. Much of what I have to document comes from long held oral histories from each of the elven houses. The rest has been pieced together from a few select religious texts such as Granlith Hammerhand's "Koar: Drake or Fake, A Religious Treatise."

    In the early days of Elanthia, before the Ur Daemon war, the drakes ruled the lands with undisputed authority. Due to their nature as highly intelligent beings, the drakes constantly sought after intellectual challenge and stimulation. These are the circumstances that led the drakes to create beings capable (at least in theory) of challenging their mental fortitude, and thus wyverns entered the lands. Formed in the image of their creators, wyverns possess great mental faculties, being prone to deep philosophical thought patterns accompanied by quick, razor sharp wit. Long did they reside with the drakes, being somewhat less arrogant (though this fact is disputed) than their creators, they served as opponents in great debates regarding all manner of things. When the time came that the drakes were no longer the powerhouse of Elanthia, and with the Arkati poised to assume power, Koar, alternatively called the Great Drake**, did issue forth a new purpose unto the wyverns. Translated here into common, it states thus, "Go forth into the lands and watch over the elven people, of whom I am quite fond." [1] Thus began the relationship between elves and the great winged beasts.

    <**The theological discussion concerning the differing opinions on whether Koar was, in fact, the last of the DragonKind or if that was merely a form he chose to maintain control of the other Arkati is a conversation for another time. I quote only what records I have found and make no determination either way on the subject.>

    Though in antiquity all of the elven race was closely associated with wyverns, only House Vaalor still maintains at least a semblance of that relationship today. Perhaps this is due to mutual respect between the people of House Vaalor and their guardians. An excerpt from a Vaalorian oral history, as related to me by Vaalor Court Bard Flantio Sindaris, illustrates the relationship:

    <In ages past, after the Ur-Daemon War, the elven families did separate and go their individual ways, founding great Houses from their bloodlines. During these travels, Aradhul Vaalor and his company did encounter a great golden-winged beast in the high mountain passes south and west of present-day Ta'Vaalor. Aradhul did engage the beast, not with arms, but with his wits, talking freely of plants in the environs, places to find fresh water, and events of the distant past. Though innocent in appearance, this was merely a tactic to distract the beast while the company's warriors did take up flanking positions under cover of the surrounding environs.
    Now the great beast, Garsnik, was not deceived, for he was one of the more intelligent of his kind. He was, nonetheless, impressed by the willingness of this mortal to parlay an attempt to gain an advantage, his speed and precision, and his warriors' usage of terrain as a tactical advantage without need for orders. It was at this time that Garsnik chose Aradhul and those of his family to protect saying, "You are a strong and noble people, quick of mind and strong in battle. You have earned my admiration; I will show you a place you might settle. It is a land rich with grains, fish, and game that you may easily defend against those who come against you, and I will watch over you.>

    And so it was that Aradhul and his family did safely found Ta'Vaalor upon an island in the Mistydeep River and adopt the golden wyvern as their symbol. The friendship continued between Aradhul and Garnik for many years, and they fought many battles together until the passing of Aradhul. Garsnik lit his friend's funeral pyre with his fiery breath before launching himself into the air and disappearing to the southwest. He was not seen again for many years, and the peoples of House Vaalor presumed he was in mourning. The last recorded appearance of Garsnik was in the year 33,711 of House Vaalor, where he was spotted high above the battle of ShadowGuard.

    There are other tales, of wyverns and the Houses they chose to watch over, of their relationships and what became of them, but those are for another time, and for other historians to tell.

    Species
    Golden wyverns
    White Wyverns
    Blue Wyverns
    Green Wyverns
    Silver Wyverns
    Black Wyverns
    Red Wyverns

    Habitat
    There are several subspecies of wyvern as noted above, each of which favors different environs in which to live. As mentioned above, Garsnik was encountered in the mountainous regions of the eastern half of Elanith. From what I have been able to determine based upon oral histories and one particularly interesting codex, golden wyverns preferred such terrain. Making their home in caves high atop the mountains, they were fond of the surrounding forests. "Being that the beasts' senses were particularly keen, the scent of fresh pine and the glorious fall colors throughout the deciduous trees in the lower elevations did often bring comfort to a solitary existence." [2] Dreena continues, "According to Krutgik, a rather small and somewhat sniveling white wyvern, the wyverns split apart soon after creation. Many of the wyvern kind allowed their arrogance to supersede Koar's directive and abandoned the charge he placed upon them to watch over the elven people. Rather, they went their own ways, finding pleasure in numerous areas, each to their choosing" [3]

    Religion
    Having been created by the drakes, and considering themselves above the Arkati, wyvern have no official religion but regard Koar with great respect.

    Social Habits
    What little is known about the social habits of wyverns is passed down through the Vaalorian relationship with Garsnik. As mentioned above, as a species, their arrogance leaves little room for social relationships, and thus, wyverns are solitary creatures.

    Appearance
    Wyvern are great winged beasts (though one would not live long using such a word in address). From various works and oral histories, we know they vary greatly in size and intelligence, yet even the most challenged among them would be as far above elven intelligence as elves are above kobolds. Common traits shared among all subspecies are great leathery wings, sharp talons on powerful legs, and thick, armor-like, scales. Each subspecies is believed to have been "birthed" of an element and thus possessed a mighty breath according to its alignment.

    Each of the various subspecies varied in coloration, a trait believed to be defensive in nature, for each preferred a unique environment and diet. White - The snowy caps of the DragonSpine; Black - Burrows deep beneath the ground; Blue - Craggy island peaks along the eastern shore of Elanith; Green - The vast forest surrounding modern-day Ta'Illistim such as Gyldemar; Red - Volcanic areas reminiscent of Teras; and finally Silver and Gold. Gold we know preferred high mountain caves, and little is known of Silver. One interesting snippet suggests, "Silver wyvern do not nest, rather they are like great sharks of the sky, constantly moving and existing solely above the clouds." [4]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koars Light View Post
    Official: End Game Critter - Wyverns



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    You had better pay your guild dues before you forget. You are 113 months behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    Flying mounts that can actually fly to Teras and be used for fast travel between towns more than once a day? I'm sold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tgo01 View Post
    Flying mounts that can actually fly to Teras and be used for fast travel between towns more than once a day? I'm sold!
    For 60 thousand SimuCoins you can buy the basic model.
    Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gelston View Post
    For 60 thousand SimuCoins you can buy the basic model.
    Take my money already, Simu!

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    Species
    Golden wyverns
    White Wyverns
    Blue Wyverns
    Green Wyverns
    Silver Wyverns
    Black Wyverns
    Red Wyverns
    I see SIMU is trying to take full advantage of that 16 color pallet.


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    You show me a video of me typing that and Ill admit it.

    Not sure why you'd create a false statement by me and put it in your signature. Seems kinda creepy...

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    The link is to a post that is clearly just in game lore. The only person calling these an End Game Critter is Koar’s Light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audioserf View Post
    The link is to a post that is clearly just in game lore. The only person calling these an End Game Critter is Koar’s Light.
    I know. Koar's Light is a massive retard so you can generally completely disreguard him.
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    With that much lore and a even a delineation of types and a excerpt on their combat abilities and ya’ll think they ain’t gonna bring it to life? Come on...

    The mount thing is a definite lock, someday in some festival they will simucoin auction off 1 or 2 Wyverns.

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