Dragon Training 101: The Changewing

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Dragon Training 101

 

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THE CHANGEWING

 

Class: Mystery

 

Length: 52 feet (average) 

 

Weight: 950 lbs (average)

 

Wingspan: 30 feet

 

Diet: Fish, Fireweed, Boars, and Smaller Dragons

 

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If you are alone in a densly grown wood, then you might run

into these territorial, and impossible to see dragons. Finding

them is as difficult a task as training them, so only the most

cunning and brass vikings are up for the challenge. However,

with a bit of skill, taming a Changewing shouldn't be too much

of a hassle. My name is Jyharri and I will explain the basis of

dragon training, the Changewing.

 

The Changewing is one of the most aggressive dragons ever

known to vikings, and are mainly feared because they are one

of the very few that are able to produce acid internally to spew

at unwary foes. This means that if even a drop lands on you at

close range, you're in a bind as deadly as the Scourge of Odin.

I have taken quite some time in studying these dragons in

order to provide this information, and many of you will come

back from this hunt alive if you follow these instructions to the

letter.

 

Disclaimer: A majority, but not all information on the Changewing can

be summed up from my experience with Changewings (raising them,

training, etc), so take these words with a grain of salt.

 

Step 1: Location

 

These dragons are able to camouflage themselves within the

blink of an eye, making them nearly impossible to find.

However, there are temperate forests within Berk's Archipelago

that house a few prides of male and female Changewings.

Whether you want to go for the male or female is up to you,

but I will provide critical information to carefully training one

alone.

 

Step 2: Survival Tactics

 

When approaching either a male or a female Changewing,

make sure you aren't near any female's nests or by a pack of

territorial males (this will make the taming process much

harder). For the male, I'd recommend waiting a few days for

the dragon to get used to your presence in its turf - since males

are much more skittish than females. When the dragon shows

itself, make sure to hold out some fireweed or dragon nip in

order to subdue the dragon. If you succeed, then watch out for

the male to get aggressive because the calming smell of both

plants will ware off quicker than with a Nadder or Nightmare.

Dodge the acid blasts and slowly walk up to the male, holding

your hand out again to "do the hand thing." However, a female

Changewing will outright try to kill you for wandering into its

territory, so you must lure her out of it temporarily in order to

use the methods I've mentioned earlier. If both sexes cloak,

stand completely still and listen of the rustling of trees, then

dodge at the last second. A few days of this and you'll slowly be

able to bond with your Changewing.

 

Step 3: Training Blind

 

In order the strengthen your bond with your Changewing (be it

male or female), you must train with it constantly to lower its

wild state. Although you can never take the wild out of the

dragon, you can take the dragon out of the wild - and this is

the best option for maintaining both. With the male, make use

of its camouflage ability more because they are much more

stealthy and able to sneak up on opponents without warning.

Hone your dragon's skill to the max, and watch out for reactive

acid blasts. For the female, make much more use out of her

brute strength than her cloak because she will be able to

pummel most foes her size or slightly larger. Despite their

softer skin, both sexes can dish out and take a surprising

amount of damage - even from their own kind. I've learned the

hard way for training a female Changewing over its limit, so

watch out for that change in mood.

 

Step 4: Flying for Fun

 

Like all dragons, most Changewings want some time off of

training in order to rest - these dragons in particular. This step

applies equally to both sexes, so take your Changewing out

every once in a while to fly and reveal its true colors. Even

though both sexes are skittish when flying, they make for

excellent patrol dragons and flying partners. However, if you're

flying near a wild pride's island, steer your dragon clear of it

unless it is drawn toward the pride.

 

Step 5: No Dragons For You, Sir/Ma'am

 

Unlike most dragons in the Archipelago, Changewings have big

appetites and will most likely go for your trained Terrible

Terrors, Smothering Smokebreaths and Night Terrors. If this

happens, pile the floor full of your drgaon's preffered meal. This

will distract it from your dragons and will aid in keeping them at

a safe distance. I'd wager the only time you would want those

particular dragons side by side is on the battlefield. However,

and above all, make sure your new dragon doesn't make a meal

out of your other dragons.

 

Extras: Titan Changewings

 

When any dragon becomes a titan, it does becomes twice as

strong and aggressive than its broad wing stage. The

changewing is no acception to that rule and is capable of

harnessing an ability that will be able to hypnotise foes - even

from a distance (this means you too). Once your dragon grows

to the last stage of its life, it is best to let it roam a month, then

find it again. For the male, watch for hypnotised dragons in the

area, then follow the trail of footprints and overshed skin.

These hypnotised dragons will not attack you under any

circumstance, and you could aid them if you wish. For the

female, watch for attacking dragons that may include broad

wing Changewings - they are most likely been hypnotised to

attack anything in sight.

 

 

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"I am the one who made a home within

 

Scuttleclaw Island... I am the one who

 

protects this Island and its

 

inhabitants... my name... Jyharri,

 

Jyharri Arowdur!"

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Name: Jyharri U. Arowdur

 

 

 Age: 17

 

 

 Height: 5' 2"

 

 

 Weight: 110 lbs

 

 

 Gender: Male

 

 

 Weapon of Choice: Barbaric Rupture

 

Blade

 

 

 Apex/Lead Dragon: Blitzkrieg, the

 

 Psudoskrill

 

 

Clan: None

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A Little About Myself -- My Lineage

 

 Many centuries ago, the Arowdur family started hunting a

group of dragons known as the Shinglewing, as a species, for their skins

and meat... however, news has spread from my family's clan in the deep,

deep south of Berk's Archipelago that Hiccup and the dragon riders had defeated

Drago's army in order to save dragons. My family, and my former civilization, had all

disapproved of the truce between dragosn and humans, and continued to 

hunt down the Shinglewing dragons to near extinction. But thanks to a few

bruises, planning, and some knowhow about dragons, I had actually learned

how to domesticate a Shinglespike, the male of the species. With its help,

and a few Shinglescales for backup, I escaped the grasp of my murderous

family, and escaped to Berk's Archipelago.

 

When I first reached it, I had noticed that the Shinglespike didn't want to

travel further into Berk's Archipelago, but it did let me jump off of his back

when we reached a nearby island. I had waved goodbye to the Shinglespike

and Shinglescales as they traveled out of my sight, with me hoping they

would be alright. Before the Shinglespike departed, I documented as much as I could of his stats...

 

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After makeshift building a hut on Scuttleclaw Island, out of view from any

other people, I have tried to stay out of the way of all the new and

mysterious dragons on this island, eventually co-existing with them after a year. However, by some strange coincidence, a message from my parents made its way to me via Terror Mail.

 

I read it and I knew I had to visit Berk. As soon as I arrived to the Berk

Docks, I was surprised by a chain of events going to pass at that time. I took

a wild ride on the fabled Night Fury, Toothless and eventually rescued my

first ever trained dragon, a Sand Wraith which I named Sandstreak.

 

Well, that's my dragon riding start (officially at least). My only passion now

is to grow as a strong, effective dragon rider in order to someday return to

my homeland, train the Shinglewings in front of my civilization and demand

my family not to hunt these amazing creatures... if not, then I may have to

end their twisted tradition myself.

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Stable Shoutouts!

 

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Blitzkrieg

 

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Species: Psudoskrill, one of two of

 

her kind 

 

Gender: Female

 

Age: 18 years old (dragon years)

 

Length: 42 feet (dragon form), 18 feet

 

(humanoid form)

 

Height: 10 feet (dragon form), 8 feet

 

(humanoid form)

 

Wingspan: 38 feet (both forms)

 

Weight: 700 lbs (dragon form), 150 lbs

 

(humanoid form)

 

Fire Type: Redirected Lightning

 

Special Ability: Stormbomb

 

Personality: Aggressive, Tsundere-ish,

 

 Protective and Loyal to the bitter end.

 

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Species: Psudoskrill

 

Gender: Female

 

Age: 6 years old (dragon years)

 

Length: 32 feet (dragon form), 15 feet

 

(humanoid form)

 

Height: 8 feet (dragon form), 8 feet

 

(humanoid form)

 

Wingspan: 35 feet (both forms)

 

Weight: 600 lbs (dragon form), 180 lbs

 

(humanoid form)

 

Fire Type: Redirected Lightning

 

Special Ability: Kyn'Lightning

 

Personality: Friendly, Loyal to the Bone,

 

 and a true Leader despite her personality.

 

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Amethyst

 

Species: Shovelhelm

 

Gender: Male

 

Age: 7 years old

 

Length: 36 feet

 

Height: 6 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 38 feet

 

Weight: 2000 lbs

 

Fire Type: Brighty Colored Fire

 

Special Ability: Rampage

 

Personality: Rampant, Tough, and Itching

 

for a drawn out fight!

 

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Kirin

 

 

Species: Grim Gnasher (oroshi)

 

Gender: Male

 

Age: 5 years old

 

Length: 20 feet

 

Height: 3 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 12 feet

 

Weight: 110 lbs

 

Fire Type: Frost-ridden Teeth Shards

 

Special Ability: n/a

 

Personality: Peaceful, Agro when challenged, yet

 

a strong, Loyal dragon.

 

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Kinnara

 

 

Species: Stormcutter

 

Gender: Female

 

Age: 17 years old

 

Length: 42 feet

 

Height: 12 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 52 feet

 

Weight: 660 lbs

 

Fire Type: Valed Tornadic Flamethrower

 

Special Ability: Wind Clap

 

Personality: Wise, Intelligent, and has a strong

 

Understanding of the wind and sky.

 

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Marigold

 

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Species: Razorwhip (golden)

 

Gender: Female

 

Age: 3 years old

 

Length: 47 feet

 

Height: 8 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 54 feet

 

Weight: 675 lbs

 

Fire Type: Blazing White Hot

 

Special Ability: Shimmer

 

Personality: Proud, Elegant, and loves to Display

 

her scales to male dragons!

 

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Indoraptor

 

Stinger

 

Species: Speed Stinger

 

Gender: Male

 

Age: 1 year old

 

Length: 8 feet

 

Height: 4 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: n/a

 

Weight: 75 lbs

 

Fire Type: Venomous Tail

 

Special Ability: Intimidate

 

Personality: Secretive, Vicious even at best times,

 

and willing to challenge flying dragons...

 

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Sparky

 

 

Species: Deadly Nadder (Titan Ivor-Gold)

 

Gender: Male

 

Age: 8 years old

 

Length: 32 feet

 

Height: 12 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 30 feet

 

Weight: 500 lbs

 

Fire Type: Magnesium Sparks

 

Special Ability: Spineclone

 

Personality: Energetic, Playful and always full of

 

a Spark of energy!

 

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Scorchy

 

 

Species: Singetail

 

Gender: Female

 

Age: 25 years old

 

Length: 48 feet

 

Height: 7 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 35 feet (small), 56 feet (large)

 

Weight: 880 lbs

 

Fire Type: Semi-explosive Flame Missiles

 

Special Ability: Rapid Fire

 

Personality: Ravenous when hungry, Orderly over

 

the Stoker Class dragons in my care, yet remains

 

extremely loyal to me.

 

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Xenas

 

 

Species: Cavern Wraith

 

Gender: Female

 

Age: 17 years old

 

Length: 40 feet

 

Height: 6 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 32 feet

 

Weight: 220 lbs

 

Fire Type: Mix of Snow/Dirt Combo

 

Special Ability: Swift Digging

 

Personality: Shy, Weary of vikings and dragons, but

 

will defend herself savagely if necessary...

 

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Legiana

 

 

Species: Silver Phantom (Iced)

 

Gender: Male

 

Age: 6 years old

 

Length: 52 feet

 

Height: 3 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 58 feet

 

Weight: 180 lbs

 

Fire Type: Bluish Oxygen Formed Firewaves

 

Special Ability: Ice Dance

 

Personality: Graceful in the air, able to Manage the

 

well-being of many of my dragons, yet is especially

 

Territorial with Rathalos (Monstrous Nightmare).

 

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Astalos

 

 

Species: Skrill (Titan Green-Thunder)

 

Gender: Male

 

Age: 12 years old

 

Length: 50 feet

 

Height: 8 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 60 feet

 

Weight: 720 lbs

 

Fire Type: Greenish Lighting

 

Special Ability: Thunderblade

 

Personality: Hyper-aggressive than most, able to

 

state Dominance over his territory, as well as

 

having Rivalries with many of my dragons.

 

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Vaal Hazak

 

 

Species: Boneknapper (Soulkeeper)

 

Gender: Female

 

Age: Unknown

 

Length: 65 feet

 

Height: 14 feet (at shoulder)

 

Wingspan: 48 feet

 

Weight: 1200 lbs

 

Fire Type: Effluvious Fire Burst

 

Special Ability: Corpse Shield

 

Personality: Mindless wanderer, able to Sense the

 

presence of an attacker, yet always being a Neutral

 

aggressor...

 

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Screenshots, Images, and DRAGON Gallery!

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"Below is a gallery of all the things I've seen or noticed within my dragon riding career, including dragons known to Berk's Archipelago, non-Archipelago dragons, as well as a few dragons I've documented in my homeland..."

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