Battle for the Edge Overview

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Released on December 18, 2015, Battle for the Edge came unexpectedly as the trailer came out afterwards. The Armorwing was the first dragon from the TV series that was added to the game before the episode introducing it aired (the Armorwing video clip was uploaded a day after the expansion's release).

 

So without further ado, here are some highlights from the expansion that gave us 8 new islands plus temporary access to the dragon hunter camp.

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Gorge II

197 000 UDT Points!

Critical thinker; artistic; patient; obsessive over things he loves; absent-minded

Expansions completed:

Icestorm quest Deathsong quest  Battle quest  Rtdi icon  Tsol icon 2 

 

Streamglide

Male

Rescued from hunters July 23, 2016

Caring & comforting; rescues other dragons; brave; stealthy; nimble

 

Sparkflare

Female titan wing

Found on Dragon Island July 18, 2013

Cheerful; ferocious in battle; easily distracted; excitable; reckless flyer

 

Globstract                                  Flingshot  

Female                                             Male   

Adopted Nov 11, 2016                 Bonded Feb 12, 2017 

      Reclusive; disobedient;                     Sociable; co-operative; curious;

showy; artistic; cheeky                            lively; protective of me

 

 

Gargle

Persistent & focused; mature; outgoing; confident; short-tempered

 

Bulkshield

Male

Hatched Jan 1, 2015

Friendly; stubborn & determined; moody; relies on brute strength; heroic

 

Brightslime

Female baby

Level 13!

Adopted June 11, 2017

Adventurous, likeable, observant, has quick reflexes, poisonous

 

 

Battle High Scores:

1. Globstract    -  1134

2. Streamglide -  1088

3. Sparkflare    -  1026

4. Bulkshield    -    859

5. Flingshot      -    573

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Battle for the Edge Quests
  1. Threat of the Dragon Hunters

     
  2. Home Sweet Dragon’s Edge
  3. Multi-Head Bonanza

     
  4. Epic Catastrophe

     
  5. The Hunter in the Blizzard
  6. Stuck on You

     
  7. Archaeologist, Dragon Trainer
  8. Adventures in Dragon Training

     
  9. Poor Archaeologist
  10. Skrill Diversion
  11. Dragon Hunter Troubles
  12. Pirate on the Run

     
  13. What About the Archaeologist?
  14. The Legacy of Harald
  15. This Will Not Stand
  16. Plan in Motion

     
  17. The D!e is Cast
  18. The Waiting Game
  19. Heart of Darkness

     
  20. Ready for War
  21. Battle for Dragon’s Edge
  22. We Won!
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Gorge in his furnished home

Here is the interior of Gorge's hideout: Monstrous Nightmare themed, with a drawing table and a dresser stuffed with books and scrolls to represent my interests. I haven't done much with it since last summer, so it could use some more furniture and decorations.

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Adventures across the Archipelago

Here are all eight new islands and one temp access area that came with this expansion, along with our purposes for visiting them. Some of these are my favourite screenshots I've taken!

 

Hobblegrunt Island:

Fight off hunters, release 5 caged dragons, place booby-trapped chest for Harald.

 

Dragon's Edge:

Strengthen defences and test them out, use battle strategies to defeat hunters.

 

Zippleback Island:

Free Fart 'n' Sniff, find camouflaged Snaptrapper.

 

Dark Deep:

Rescue Prickleboggle, later discover that its Catastrophic Quaken friend was captured.

 

Glacier Island:

Retrieve Heather's book of notes on the hunters from a Snow Wraith.

 

Iron Isle (Armorwing Island):

Lead Armorwing to iron ore, discover that he was captured too.

 

Mudraker Island:

Help Skulder train Mudd!e the Mudraker, free the human from a cage.

 

Scuttleclaw Island:

Distract the Skrill from Scuttleclaws, collect frozen Flightmare spray.

 

Dragon hunter camp:

Investigate a strange blue orb, release the Quaken, escape on Armorwing's back.

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New lighting and texturing

The lighting on these islands has changed considerably since they were first released, so I am going to describe the main changes you'll notice from the 2.7 update.
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Hobblegrunt Island - no longer fades out in the distance.
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Dragon's Edge - the trees are different: thick foliage on the mountain, and yellow and green trees around the path (green ones with large leaves and fruits on them are papaya trees!)
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Glacier Island - less bluish, doesn't fade out.
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Iron Isle - now has purple shadows, doesn't fade out.
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Mudraker Island - brighter lighting, pond water is finally visible
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Scuttleclaw Island - the ice is only blue on the inside of the cave, while the rest is a whitish turquoise.

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Expedition to the Edge

After our fifth anniversary of training at the School of Dragons, Sparkflare and I prepared to soar far away on our own and explore, just like old times. It was half a day's journey to reach the islands surrounding Dragon's Edge, so I packed my gear and left at midday.

 

Along the way I sang all the songs I could remember teaching to Globstract almost three years earlier. Finally at twilight we passed over a fairly large island where Streamglide and I had helped defend a pack of Hobblegrunts and their young when they were attacked by hunters.

 

 

Continuing north, we reached the abandoned outpost and spent the night there.

 

I got up at sunrise, eager to continue our expedition. I ate a hearty breakfast of dried fruits and mutton, and fed Sparkflare lots of salty mackerel from my pack. Before long we were in the air again. Wetlands appeared on the horizon, a good place for us to replenish our food supply. My dragon shot down a few birds for me to grill on her wing. This was a vital step as we were on our way to a wide expanse of barren land.

 

 

Putting on my warmest coat and a cloth around my face to protect me from the ferocious biting wind, we flew over the natural habitat of the Snow Wraith. I admired the snowy, mountainous terrain far below as my warm dragon powered on further northwest through the bone-chilling air.

 

 

Once we had reached the airspace above another arctic island, Sparkflare dived toward a pack of Scuttleclaws and grumpily fired to make them scatter. With a tired flap of her wings she then landed on the glacial ice.

 

 

"Aw, come on, girl. Be nice."

 

She snorted at me and sat down defiantly.

 

"Okay, I get that you're tired, but your endurance has really improved! We've flown a long way in the last two days." I sat down with a sigh, my back against her sturdy left leg. "We can rest for a little while and then fly back to Dragon's Edge. It's not too far." With that I tossed her one of the birds whose feathers she had burnt off.

 

The next morning was more relaxed; I went for a stroll through the forest while Sparkflare hunted down a wild boar to eat. A good meal energized us for our next journey. Passing by Melody Island very cautiously we touched down at the place where my dad had bonded with an Armorwing. Climbing the cliffs and watching the geyser spray was an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.

 

 

Just before sunset we left Iron Isle behind and returned to the school, where Sparkflare could sleep soundly in her own comfy Stoker stable.