Dragon Training 101: The Gronckle

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Dragon Training 101

 

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THE GRONCKLE

Class: Boulder

 

Length: 14 feet (average) 

 

Weight: 5700 lbs (average)

 

Wingspan: 18 feet

 

Diet: Rocks, Fish, and Mutton

 

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A quite common and easy to tame for a Boulder Class, these

dragons are considered the pugs of the dragon world. Although

they may seem friendly as individuals... always expect the

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

dragon training, the Gronckle.

 

If you want a friend that will keep you company, and is loyal

and pestilent at the same time, look no further than the

Gronckle. They may be slow, but with all that dragon power

wrapped into them, they most often do not need to run from a

fight. Making sure to track the personality of the Gronckle you

want to train before taming will benefit both you and the

dragon in the long run.

 

Disclaimer: A majority, but not all information on the Deadly Nadder

can be summed up from my experience with Nadders (raising them,

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

 

Step 1: Location

 

Gronckle are quite hardy for their form, and easily able to

withstand a decent smack to the face (at least at the best of

times). They are very common in the Archipelago, but the best

places to search for them are caves filled with the rocks that

these dumplings love to gorge on... but forests work as well.

 

Step 2: Play Rough

 

As tame and dog-like that both Meatlug and Shattermaster

have become, a wild Gronckle can be especially dangerous.

If caught offguard, the dragon won't hesistate to use its magma

blasts of molten fury. However, there are several ways to calm

them down, such as the traditional dragon nip. The best way to

calm them down is actually play fighting with them as if you

were one of their own kind, making it easier for the dragon to

get used to your scent and personality.

 

Step 3: Personal Time

 

Unlike many other dragons, the Gronckle prefers not to be left

alone for too long. If your Gronckle feels lonely, let it in on your

personal life (cleaning, cooking, sleeping, etc). When the

dragon knows how your day goes, it will in tandem grow closer

to you.

 

Step 4: Dragon Training

 

After you've strengthened your bond with your Gronckle,

teaching it to fight for you is rather simple. Being sturdy

dragons, they are best suited for close combat, similar to its

cousin, the Hotburple. A gronckle that knows its master is

happy will be happy too, and will defend said master even after

just a day of training. Yep... nothing to it.

 

Step 5: Friendly Fire

 

On occassion, your Gronckle may have quite a problem in

digestion. if that is the case, it may've been the wretched

boxite that has made your dragon sick. Make sure to duck and

cover in case of unpredicatble magma sludges, then hit your

Gronckle's stomach repeatedly to dislodge the mineral from its

intestine. After that, your dragon will be your best friend (if it happens that is).

 

Extras: Titan Gronckles

 

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

strong and aggressive than its broad wing stage, and the titan wing

Gronckle is no exception. They actaually lose their dog-like nature and

become much more aggressive than other gronckles in its herd, and

may even threaten the herd. Just keep a close eye on your dragon to

make sure nothing terrible happens, then proceed with training as

usual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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Thanks for Viewing My Signature!

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If anyone has any questions, concerns, or just want to know a little

more about me, then message me via SoD Forum and I'll happily

reply with a smile!

 

Even though School of Dragons needs MANY improvements to

gameplay... it is still a good game and the best Dragon Riding Game

for HTTYD fans to DATE!

 

That's all from me... Jyharri Arowdur, the rogue dragon rider. Until

we next meet...

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Cool! Hopefully I can use some of this advice on my Peridottie; the only thing cute about her is her name. Very aggressive Gronckle she is, not even her mate is spared from her (*cough* usually unreasonable) fury.

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. . .this is never gonna get done. Enjoy!

 

Aliases: Kas or Kasane

Main Dragon: Papa Moon the Titan Stormcutter

Favorite Dragon Breed: Stormcutter

Other Favorites (in no particular order): Buffalord, Snow Wraith, Skrill, Prickleboggle, Triple Stryke, Woolly Howl, Thunderdrum

Favorite Dragon Classes: Stoker, Strike, and Sharp (hehe, they all start with 's')

 

Information about my dragons can all be found here!: My Grand Dragon Family

 

To Be Acquired/Coming Soon (Color Key: Red = IncubatingBlue = StorageGold = TBA)

  • Unnamed Male Baby Triple Stryke
  • Unnamed Female Dramillion
  • Unammed Terrible Terror
  • Unnamed Male Speed Stinger
  • Unnamed Stormcutter (I'm almost always gonna want another Stormcutter)

 

Information about my HTTYD OCs and their dragons can all be found here: My OCs and Their Dragons

 

Somehow interested in my opinion on dragons? I made a Dragon Review Here: My Dragon Review

 

Itching for a request or two? Maybe even 3? I have some art threads open!

 

Interested in Shiny Hunting? I've made a whole thread dedicated to it here!

 

Dragon Gallery!

 

Probably my most favorite screenshot that I ever took of Papa. <3

 

Just another flight with the big guy himself!

 

My first School of Dragons GIF. . .dedicated to Papa. Sounds about right!

 

"How are you all holding up over there?"

 

Zzzzzzz. . .

 

"eme [this is a face by the way] Is this where you've been this whole time?" (He came swimming up to me while I was at the Training Grounds)

 

As much as I love the big guy, it's fun to occasionally spite him. ewe Made/edited by SilverNight!

 

    

Drago once said the strength of will over others is true strength. . .and Hiccup says friendship is true strength. . .but they're both wrong. Cuteness is the one and only true strength! These faces will be the death of evil, I'm telling you. Made all by Zitka!

 

Happy wife, happy life. Made by Snowflake12298!

 

 

Raito and Doctor Alex, both drawn by me!

 

A truly fuzzy Moon made/edited by HoneyCloudy!

 

Yikes! Ezra looks angry! Made by AndreaEaston!

 

Sorry Dagur but I don't think the General agress with that "clever as a Skrill" statement. . .

 

 

. . .it's a bit difficult watching for danger when you can't get near the telescope.

 

He checked on the gigantic Hobblegrunt babies a billion times before finally moving forward. -_- Those Hobblegrunt parents were NOT happy.

 

The main character for my story made into a beautiful Snowy Griffin. Made by LissaFish!

 

Sometimes Papa's ego becomes as big as Jupiter. . .screenshot edited by Zeezur!

 

A cute Papa headshot made by HoneyCloudy!

 

  

I've expanded the army! NYEHEHEEEEEE!!! Made by Zikta!

 

A very happy General Moonlight. . .or angry. No one can say for sure.

 

Papa no, don't--aaannd it's too late.

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I feel you

Hope that Peridotte will yield with the help of this info. I remember a time when Viatrice was that aggressive... but these methods helped her calm down.