As Dragon Assistant
Leader, I spend my days surrounded by Dragons that I cherish, but
what about those
I am speaking of the shame of homeless Dragons..
I decided to populate a special place, safe from misguided knights,
where Dragons may live, grow, and thrive in peace.
In exchange for this safe haven, I was determined to ask only for friendship and
some website guardian services.
Thus began my search for the perfect Dragon home for homeless Dragons..
sent the call out to my friend, companion, and faithful steed
Tar'zath, a crusty old Dragon with somewhat scattered memories,
and yet a true and kind heart. I soon heard the rushing of his
wings, and felt the winds of his landing. Together we took
to the skies in search of the perfect Dragon home. After several
months of searching, and Tar'zath's repeated mumblings about
missing his nice, warm cavern, we finally chanced upon a
beautiful, secluded, and remote site of rugged mountains
overlooking a broad, windswept valley covered with lush forests at
the north end. Tar'zath's great bulk alighted with surprising
grace on a narrow ledge high up the mountain's craggy side. I leapt
from the back of my friend to explore what we had found. Eureka!
The mountainside was riddled with warm, dry caverns stretching
deep into the mountain's bowels. Lofty tunnels rambled,
mazelike, the length and breadth of this amazing place, connecting
cavern after cavern. 'Twas indeed a Dragon's paradise!
Satisfied with our find, we noted it's location, and named the
wondrous place Shezer'asta, after Tar'zath's long dead mate.
Another few months were spent preparing the caverns and filling
the surrounding land with suitable Dragon snacks.
At last the Great Day arrived!
Tar'zath and I once more left our comfortable Weyr and began our
search for the homeless, lost, or lonely Dragons we would gather
into Shezer'asta and build into a warm community of friends.
Would you like to tour Shezer'asta, and meet the family we have
gathered? Come then, join me upon Tar'zath's broad back, get
comfortable, and let us be off!
settle gracefully upon a broad, stony ledge. DragonRider turns to
you and says, "Do you like our new
landing area? This has been scratched and dug out of the
mountainside to provide easy access to our Reception area. It is
also handy for adolescents, who have a large wingspan, but not
much landing style yet!" Laughing, DragonRider guides you inside,
and gestures that Tar'zath may leave.
Immediately, an orange, furry body with wings catapults into
DragonRider's arms. Excited mewlings and rowrs fill the air as the
creature speaks to DragonRider rapidly and with great animation.
"Yes, sweet one, I missed you, too!", DragonRider
exclaims happily as she scratches the ears and chin of this
feline-looking ball of fur with wings, "And it has, indeed
been a week since I was last here...But, look, dearest, I have
brought a visitor!" At that, the great, bright eyes of the
creature turn to you as if seeing you for the first time. The
creature leaps out of DragonRider's arms and glides to a dignified
landing on the floor of the Cavern. It begins to nonchalantly
groom its fur, as if the emotional scene of the previous moments
had never occurred. Satisfied that you now know she is a being of
great importance and dignity, she raises her face to you, and
makes an inquiring noise. "This, friend, is Belle, a peach Moon Cat
Moon. She is my personal confidant and friend, as well as the
greatest huntress at Shezer'asta! She had been adopted, and then
abandoned again by her new parents. It causes her to become
nervous when I am away for too long. Although, why anyone would
abandon this sweet lady, I have no idea! Regardless, I found her
to be so good for Shezer'asta, and myself personally, that I have
adopted several more of the abandoned orphans, and they not only
keep down the rodent and vermin population, but they are some of
the finest companions one could wish for! We are on the waiting
list for several more Moon Cats, and I hope some day to breed our
own population of the sweet creatures." Belle preens herself
at the praise, although a quick shadow passes across her
expression at the mention of her abandonment. Having hidden her
hurt rapidly, she regains her sweet expression, and deigns to let
you pet her soft, silky fur. Satisfied that you are no threat to
her friend, she winds herself sinuously around DragonRider's legs
and makes the short leap into her arms.
"Shall we show the visitor around, dear one?",
DragonRider asks of Belle, and the assent is given with a hearty
In the large cavern referred to as the Reception area there are,
at first, no Dragons to be seen. A scuffling, scratching noise near the
rear of the cavern reveals that someone, or something, is here to
greet us. DragonRider calls a friendly greeting and is rewarded
with a large cloud of smoke drifting outwards from the area in
noises you had heard earlier originated. Emerging from the cloud
is a stunning greenish/gold Dragon with a sweet expression on her
face. Catching sight of DragonRider, she glides gracefully forward,
quickly engulfing the petite lady with excitement and closing a
wing protectively around her friend. DragonRider reaches as high
as possible, and the gold dragon lowers her neck for a fierce hug.
"May I present to you my first foundling, and a dear Dragon
who keeps this refuge peaceful and organized? This, friend, is
Sha'cinda. Her brother is Mer'landon, and he guards
Shezer'asta with great skill. He is fierce, and well skilled at
battle when necessary, though he often appears silly and
frivolous, thanks to the pranks he loves to pull! Don't be
fooled... and do not even think about annoying his sister!"
came to me from Downloadable
Dragons, along with her brother Mer'landon, as a sweet
young lady. Her fierce loyalty, once she had a home of her
own, makes me wonder why no one had adopted her sooner. She
has become rather the mother figure to all the newcomers,
and helps to settle them in. She
has a gentle disposition, and a longsuffering temperament,
which serves her in good stead when living with her
prankster brother. Mer'landon is constantly playing tricks
on her.. and then sweet-talking himself out of trouble. He
is happy-go-lucky, with a roguish grin and a silver tongue.
However, he will gladly tear apart anyone who threatens
Shezer'asta, offends his
sister, or mistreats her in any way."
Turning back to Sha'cinda, DragonRider speaks to her a bit
in a fluid, yet harsh, tongue. With a quick bow of her great
head, Sha'cinda turns to retrieve a brown, lumpy, leather
sack, which she then hands to DragonRider. With a
beguiling smile, and a flourish of wings, Sha'cinda retreats
once again to the further side of the great cavern. An
ear-splitting screech is heard, and Sha'cinda rushes out of
the cavern, a cloud of worried smoke swirling about her.
Shaking her head and laughing at Sha'cinda's retreating
figure, DragonRider works the well-worn bag open and pours
out a handful
of beautiful, crystalline gems.
"These gems will get you to the various caverns of
Shezer'asta, so you may meet the other Dragons we have in
Each cavern houses either a single Dragon, or a related
family group, such as Sha'cinda and Mer'landon.
Do NOT misplace the crystals, or you will get hopelessly
lost in the maze of connecting tunnels between the
I wouldn't want you to become a snack for some young, unruly
new Dragon who hasn't learned all the rules yet..."
With a wicked grin and toss of her hair, DragonRider begins
to laugh and confirms she is only joking. But best to be on
the safe side...
your pointer to see where each jewel will transport you. Then
choose a jewel, and let it transport you to the Cavern of your
choice. You may always choose any cavern, and the jade will always
bring you back to the Reception Area.