Dragon Training 101: The Monstrous Nightmare

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Dragon Training 101

 

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THE MONSTROUS NIGHTMARE

 

Class: Stoker

 

Length: 61 feet (average) 

 

Weight: 5000 lbs (average)

 

Wingspan: 68 feet

 

Diet: Fish, Corn, Scented Flowers, Rats, and more...

 

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Stocky and ferocious, the Monstrous Nightmare is one of the

more difficult dragons to train due to their contrasting

personalities. It make take a strong viking to bring one of these

down, but with a bit of training, any viking will be able to tame

and train it to the point of firebreathing frenzy. My name is

Jyharri and I will explain the basis of dragon training, the

Monstrous Nightmare.

 

These dragons are the representatives of their class, Stoker,

and can breath a lot, and I mean a LOT of fire! Able to tango

with a Night Fury in an open field, these dragons often

challenge for dominance within their pecking order (even to the

point of another fire happy dragon). Make sure to bring a

fighting spirit, you'll most definitely need it!

 

Disclaimer: A majority, but not all information on the Monstrous

Nightmare can be summed up from my experience with Nightmares

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

 

Step 1: Location

 

These dragons are common throughout Berk's Archipelago

along with Deadly Nadders, Gronckles and Hideous Zipplebacks.

However, the best places to find them are on densly forrested

islands surround Dragon Island. It may be dangrous with more

aggressive dragons roaming about, but it is highly

recommended.

 

Step 2: A Flareful Dance

 

When you approach a Monstrous Nightmare, there are several

methods to sooth its anger (calmly petitng its snout, pulling its

horns to the ground, etc). However, the method that I found

was most effective involves a little bit of crazy. The Nightmare

will most likely sets its sights on you and attack, so prompt it to

charge and grab onto its horns. Make sure not to let go when

the dragon lights itself on fire, this will help in teaching the

dragon an early lesson on dominance. When the Nightmare is

tired out, it will land and let you off without a hitch. After that,

you can calmly let it nuzzle you, you are now bonded!

 

Step 3: Who Is Number One?

 

Much like Snoutlout's Hookfang, a wild Monstrous Nightmare

will still try to challenge your authority over it. When this

happens, expect fire from both ends. The loophole for

counteracting this outburst is to calmly, and carefully, sway it

from not going insane. After about a week's worth of tries,

along with offering the dragon's preferred food, scented

flowers, they become as manageable as Meatlug. Just don't

take it for granted, because your dragon can also learn to sway

YOU into its control.

 

Step 4: Frequent Flying

 

Although Monstrous Nightmares are found on the ground

rampaging through forrests, they love to fly as much as they

love breathing fire. Frequently join your dragon in the air and

do test runs around an area you're familiar with. As long as you

don't steer your dragon in the wrong direction, you'll be able to

keep up with the likes of a Psyquake (spoiler, OC dragon).

 

Step 5: Training

 

When training a Monstrous Nightmare, try not to mimic

Snotlout. His dragon may still have love for his rider, but it is

equal to his annoyances. I recommend throwing objects into

the air, letting the dragon's natural instincts kick in for a while,

then proceed onto more tame, yet challenging courses. Be it

racing or defeating dragon hunters, your dragon must always

be rewarded for a long day's work, as with many other species.

 

Extras: Titan Monstrous Nightmares

 

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

strong and aggressive than its broad wing stage. The titan wing

Monstrous Nightmare is more of an exception though, as it will

consantly spew fire from its maw every 2 hours! Even though it depends

on the personality of the dragon, make sure to have a shield arm ready

when going out on your next training run. Also, if you're present when

your dragon grows, RUN!

 

 

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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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Thanks for Viewing My Signature!

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

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Good read! *thumbs up* Though I can't say the horn method works for me; none of my Nightmares like that (at least at the moment). ^^; Especially my oldest one, though she has the temper of a Grimora-ridden Red Death. When I saw the "Flareful Dance" section, I was anticipating something like Toothless' mating dance. xD

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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, Deathgripper

Favorite Titans (somewhat in order): Stormcutter, Deathgripper, Woolly Howl, Skrill, Buffalord, Thunderdrum

Clan(s): Immortal Midgard Lightnings (Primary Viking) Without Limits (Secondary Viking)

 

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

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

 

Coming Soon (Color Key: Red = IncubatingBlue = StorageGold = TBA)

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

 

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)

 

 

Raito and Doctor Alex, both drawn by me!

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Requests From Others!

"*Banshee screech* You look so cute!" - Comet Burst

-Insert Wise dying on the inside here-

 

Drawn by the terrific TosiLohi!

 

 

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

 

 

Happy wife, happy life. Made by Snowflake12298!

 

 

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

A cute Papa headshot made by HoneyCloudy!

 

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!

 

 

Yikes! Ezra looks angry! Made by AndreaEaston!

 

Hobbleslicer, the male Tingecutter made my AndreaEaston!

 

 

A truly fuzzy Moon made/edited by HoneyCloudy!

 

You read all that? Wowie, thanks! Here's two Hugh Jackman and Hiccup gifs to represent my face.

 

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Understandable XD

I did seem to overstate that portion of the guide, but it was relevant to the topic at hand.