How has your OC changed over time?

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From "This is Berk." - "Most places have mice, or mosquitoes, we have - dragons."

To "This is Berk." - "but that was 5 years ago, now they've all moved in!"

 

There has been a lot of time spanning between the two movies and now. In this time we've seen Berk, the dragon riders, and the dragons change for the better. Many of us in that time have made OC's, given them stories and backgrounds, challenges and paradise. Just like all the rest, they may have expirienced their own sort of change within the Httyd World.

I'm asking you to come and share their change with us, let us be in awe or wonder of who they've become - for better or worse. Now this doesn't have to be just a story. If you're not the story type, you can share their wardrobe change in-game if you wish.

 

I'm excited to see what you all have created!

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Amazing idea! Tracking.

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“May this Beast descend back to Torment,

 

back to where it began and Loki doest stay content,

 

selling the souls of humans to free this foul creature,

 

only to let it back, and I, the Preacher,

 

Doest one day hope for a Dragon-less age,

 

Where all of the corpses do lay in a cage,

 

Then they shall never retreat or conspire,

 

For this will be the age of 'The Umpire's Empire!'

 

- The Umpire, Archivolt Dell    

 Finding the Afar-Land, Chapter Six   

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From a Joke to a Woolly Howl; From a Self-Insert to a Character

There is so much I can go into here. So much has changed for my OC, only solidifying into actual characters and stories in the last few years.

 

And as I write this, I realize the HTTYD movie franchise is seven years old! Seven years! Heck, if you include the books, it's even longer. ...I was 16 when the first HTTYD movie came out. 16. I feel old now!

 

But anyway, since I have so many characters and this post would be way too long if I talked about all of them, I'm only going to focus on my main dragon as she's changed over time and my main Viking OC Whisper.

 

And the reason I bring up HTTYD's age is because, like everyone after seeing the first film, I wanted a Night Fury. I didn't really make a character or anything; I just used to say that if I were to have a Night Fury, I'd name him Skynight. (It was a Storm Hawks reference, a series I was into at the time, making the name an inside joke for my best friend.) But when it came time to actually make a character, I knew it wouldn't be a Night Fury because...well, Toothless is the only one found so far. So Skynight never went beyond being a name (and an inside joke). He looked exactly like Toothless, though, only without the neck scar or missing tailfin.

 

My journey of making actual characters began in 2013 when this game began. The quiz for my dragon told me I was a Nadder girl, so I picked out my Nadder and named her Brightclaw, after a minor dragon character in the HTTYD book series. I decided she would be the dragon version of my best friend and real-life Toothless, my horse Jetta. I wanted a quiz that could match you with all dragons, though, to make sure that I should be with a Nadder. So I collected all the information I could on each dragon's personality from every canon source I could find, and designed my own quiz. (It's now very outdated, please don't ask me if others can take it now.) I matched up with a Nadder on that quiz, too, so I seemed to be a Deadly Nadder rider and kept Jetta as Brightclaw the Deadly Nadder. Later, I added more dragons to the quiz as 2nd movie dragons started being revealed, and after redoing the quiz, I found myself fitting a Stormcutter better. So I remade my Jetta-dragon as Windrider the Stormcutter.

 

Also at this point, we finally had an HTTYD ice dragon, the Bewilderbeast. Regardless of it being a Tidal Class dragon (and I'm afraid of being deep underwater), it was huge, and it couldn't fly, I wanted a Bewilderbeast all the same, as it was my new favorite dragon, so I created a Bewilderbeast I call the the King. He was my main dragon for awhile before I realized Bewilderbeasts probably make poor main dragons and missed Jetta, so I took Windrider back. I still have the King as a character today, and he's my oldest OC that hasn't changed identities, but as my OC stories have developed, I've pushed his introduction further and further back to keep him from becoming a deus ex machina, and I've also given him an arch. Originally he was just a kind, generous, and royal ruler demanding respect, but the new King starts out as a young and inexperienced Bewilderbeast who just lost his first crown to a more experienced challenger and now has to work his way back to his kingly status.

 

Then, on December 5, 2014, Dragons: Rise of Berk released 3 new ice dragons! Not one; three! I knew then I wanted all three, and so I made Frostfur the Woolly Howl, Frostclaws the Shivertooth, and Icevein the Groncicle. I knew one would replace Windrider the Stormcutter as my Jetta-dragon, so I looked at the personalities and abilities of each and found the Woolly Howl had the least contradictions to Jetta's character and so chose Frostfur as my main. Because she is meant to be Jetta, I gave her scars all over her legs and a bashed-in skull that has resulted in most of her left teeth missing and a squinty left eye, parallels of old, long-healed injuries the real Jetta also had from her abusive past. When the Woolly Howl was released on School of Dragons on March 13th (Friday the 3th, ha!) next year, the game didn't take the name, so I came up with Winterwind instead, a much better name, I think (the only time I'm glad SoD's naming system didn't cooperate; Winterwind was the name meant to be). She's been my main dragon ever since and hasn't changed much at all since I made her. (I still have Frostclaws and Icevein, too, and they have changed a bit since I made them, but like I said, I'm just going to stick with my main dragon and Viking to keep from going on too long. And oh, dang, this means Winterwind is 2 years old now no matter how you look at it, when did--)

 

As I started making up stories for my 4 ice dragons - now Winterwind, Icevein, Frostclaws, and the King, to make a full tally - I realized it was kind of weird for me to be inserting myself into these stories. I don't write about myself all that well unless it's a true story. So eventually I decided to make Whisper the Wolf her own separate character, rather than the self-insert she had been. (Whisper is nearly 2 years old, too, now, dang!) While I've changed and added details and mini-stories around her and involving her, her starting point, overall character arch, and end point really haven't changed that much from when I made her (even though I briefly entertained some drastic changes). I also gave her a surname, Norling (meaning "from the north") and made her mother a characer, Ylva the Lame. She was also eventually given a Terrible Terror named Sparrow by my kids on an HTTYD fan community I run (as kind of an inside joke). That made her current tally 5 dragons - 4 if you count the King as a friend rather than "her" dragon.

 

Eventually I just felt the need to give Frostclaws his own rider. Whisper's personality just didn't fit him, and I didn't want to give Whisper too many dragons. I ended up "inheriting" a discarded self-insert character from a guy friend of mine, a character referred to has Norbert the Nutcase (pretty much copied from Norbert the Nutjob from the HTTYD book series). His dragon was a Terrible Terror named Carsten at the time, but he had no riding dragon, so I gave him Frostclaws, though I kept Frostclaws' backstory in how he gets to Berk connected to Whisper.

 

While I figured out her dragon situation pretty early on, what has changed the most about Whisper is her appearance. She's stayed the same in terms of physical form, but her outfit and marrings have altered over time. I don't pay much attention to what she wears as a character - I kind of think characters would like to change clothes as much as we real people do - but I have added the thermal suit, Groncicle armor, and Snow Wraith armor to her wardrobe as I recieved them in the game. From the start, she's always had a wolf-skin cloak for her wolf-berserker abilities, but originally it was a wolf that was grey in color with a tan border to the grey and a white counter-shade, the color of most forest wolves and the color of the wolf I used in all my profile pictures for years, but when I requested an edit of the character from Nessie, I neglected this detail, and Nessie made it a white wolf skin for convenience. I ended up liking it because I figured an arctic wolf worked better for Whisper, and so I kept it. In time, I also added gloves for the cold winter climate Whisper finds herself in but added sharp little blades on the knuckles to give her a weapon since berserkers fight with their hands. After the Snow Wraith suit was added to SoD, I added the Snow Wraith belt buckle as one of the things she wears all the time after the point in her story when she has a huge face-off with a particular Snow Wraith. Finally, after writing out the story for that Snow Wraith encounter, I decided to give Whisper two clawmarks over her left eye from that battle from the Snow Wraith's hind foot. It comes from a particular turning-point moment in that story where Whisper means to pur herself in harm's way for Winterwind's sake, and it creates a nice parallel between her and Winterwind, what with Winterwind's scars and squinty left eye.

 

I also wanted to be creative with her weapon, so within months of making her, I came up with the idea of her to have a spray cannister like the one Hiccup uses for Zippleback gas, only hers would hold pressurized Groncicle ice (liquid nitrogen) for her to spray at her enemies. I added rubber to its design for insulation when rubber was included in an SoD quest (making it canon despite the fact that real Vikings didn't have it). A few months later, while looking up Old Norse kennings, I discovered that many kennings for "sword" refer to it as "ice," "icicle," or "frost," so I gave Whisper a Gronckle iron sword named after one of these kennings, Icicle of Blood.

 

When the Icestorm Island expansion pack came out, I changed Icevein's rather simple backstory to that of the storyline in Icestorm Island and then made Icestorm Island a major player in Whisper's story. Now Whisper is tied most closely to Groncicles out of all dragon species and made them like family to her, her ambition is to be an archaeologist after finding a father figure in Skulder, and she's made a caretaker and eventual resident of Icestorm Island in part of her grander story arch.

 

Now many other characters I've had have also changed in at least a few ways over the years, whether in appearance, character, or story - Frostclaws, Icevein, Ylva, Norbert, Carsten, Icebones the Skrill, Avalanche the Snow Wraith, Thistle the Prickleboggle, Pickle the Windgnasher, Gertrude the Shrewd, Colby, Eindride Falk, Frida the Furious, Brenda Eld, Stick Stain, Sharkfist, Spitz, Fjord the Sand Wraith, Sparky the Shockjaw, and of course my other main Viking and dragon OC, Dylan and Splashwing the Sliquifier all went through a revision or retcon after their creation. But we'll be here all day if I talked about them all. XD

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Soon her ice dragon would come for her, and she would ride on its back to the land of always-winter.

~George R. R. Martin, The Ice Dragon

 

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Whisper and Winterwind: A Poem by Wolflight

 

Every day is shorter now,

Dimming, darkening, darkening.

Every night is longer and deep with chill...

Up above the timberline,

Echoing, echoing, echoing,

Winter Wolf is calling to the Frozen Moon,

Crouching in her forest bed.

Watching, waiting, waiting,

She can feel the snow will be coming soon.

~"Winter Wolf" by Amy F. Bernon

 

The Real Winterwind: Jetta

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The bond between Man and Beast...

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...is not just fiction.

 

 

 

In-Game Dragons

 

Strike Class

Winterwind: female Woolly Howl (main dragon)

Dasher: male Woolly Howl (Snoggletog Wraith stand-in; main Christmas dragon)

Avalanche: female Snow Wraith (2nd main racing dragon)

Abominable: male Titan Wing Snow Wraith (3rd main racing dragon)

Icebones (in-game name Stormblaze): male Skrill

Galewing: female Titan Wing Skrill

Slashtail: male Triple Stryke

 

Boulder Class

Icevein: male Groncicle (2nd main dragon)

Hoarfrost: male Groncicle (Icevein's father)

Permafrost: female Groncicle (Icevein's mother)

Crystal (in-game name Krystal): female Groncicle (Icevein's sister)

Snowblast: male Groncicle (Icevein's brother)

Firn: female Groncicle (Icevein's sister)

Coldnip: male Groncicle (Frozen Groncicle stand-in)

Stonemaw: male Gronckle

Fireball: female Titan Wing Gronckle

Ironmaid (in-game name Honormaid): female Hotburple

Boulderdash: male Catastrophic Quaken

Redwolf: male Grapple Grounder

Meteorblast: male Eruptodon

Sawblade (in-game name Sawfang): male Whispering Death

Bramble: female Titan Wing Whispering Death

Furious: male Screaming Death

Merciless: female Titan Wing Screaming Death

Gemtooth: female Snafflefang

Charity: female Shovelhelm

Stonefist: male Thunderpede

 

Stoker Class

Sparrow: female Terrible Terror (3rd main dragon)

Van (in-game name Slurg): male Titan Wing Terrible Terror

Legacy: female Silver Phantom

Eclipse: female Night Terror

Brightsoul: male Singetail

Scout: female Flame Whipper

Firegale: female Monstrous Nightmare

Ridgeback: male Titan Wing Monstrous Nightmare

Lionheart: male Moldruffle

Sunheart: female Fireworm Queen

Cyclone: male Typhoomerang

Fireflight: female Hobblegrunt (Threadtail stand-in)

 

Sharp Class

Frostclaws: male Shivertooth (main racing dragon)

Solstice: female Shivertooth (4th main racing dragon)

Thistle: female Prickleboggle (main battle dragon; tiny Prickleboggle stand-in)

Oakthorn (in-game name Oakclaw): male Timberjack

Fleetsteps: male Speed Stinger

Spitfire: male Scuttleclaw

Jadeheart: female Titan Wing Scuttleclaw

Silvershard: female Razorwhip

Swiftslice: male Titan Wing Razorwhip

Windrider: female Stormcutter

Owleyes: male Titan Wing Stormcutter

Rainshed: female Raincutter

Shadowhunter: male Devilish Dervish

 

Tracker Class

Brightclaw: female Deadly Nadder (starter dragon)

Horntail: male Titan Wing Deadly Nadder

Echo: female Mudraker

Bullheart: male Rumblehorn

 

Tidal Class

Splashwing: female Sliquifier

Seacry: female Thunderdrum

Darkbreather: male Titan Wing Thunderdrum

Fjord: male Sand Wraith

Shorewind: female Titan Wing Sand Wraith

Sparky: male Shockjaw

Wavedancer: female Tide Glider

Riptide: male Scauldron

Freyasfang: female Windwalker

 

Mystery Class

Professor: male Flightmare (main Halloween dragon)

Aurora: female Titan Wing Flightmare

Sneak, Snip, Snap & Trap: male Snaptrapper (Leafy Snaptrapper stand-in)

Scourge: female Boneknapper

Wishbone: male Titan Wing Boneknapper

Nightingale: female Sithersong

Doomfang: male Death Song

Evermore: male Tiny Tooth Death Song

Bandit: male Armorwing

Flower: female Changewing

Double & Trouble: female Hideous Zippleback

Short & Snout: male Titan Wing Hideous Zippleback

Honey: female Sweet Death

Fortitude: male Buffalord

Mistwalker: female Smothering Smokebreath

 

 

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The Wolf and the Howl Characters:

Whisper Norling

Winterwind

Icevein

Sparrow

Ylva Norling

Pickle

Yarrow

Norbert Haugen

Frostclaws

Thistle

Carsten

Avalanche

Dasher

Coldnip

The King

Other Characters

More Characters

 

Son of the Sea Characters

 

Adoptables

 

 

Links to My Screenshot Comics

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The Wolf and the Howl: The Song of Death

The Wolf and the Howl: The Dragon at Dreadfall

The Wolf and the Howl: Dragon Sledding

The Wolf and the Howl: A Winter's Ride

The Wolf and the Howl: Matchmaker

The Wolf and the Howl: The Mysterious Chicken Caper

The Wolf and the Howl: Terror Loose on Dreadfall

 

Extra: Dasher's Snoggletog Countdown

 

 

[She] liked winter best of all, for when the world grew cold, the ice dragon came.

~George R.R. Martin, The Ice Dragon

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Wingdnasher Fan

 

Prickleboggle Fan

 

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Ice Dragon from the How to Train Your Dragon Book Series: The Doomfang

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And only a Winter Child, and the ice dragon who loved her, could save her world from utter destruction.

~George R. R. Martin, The Ice Dragon

 

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May the purple be with you ;)
Well, lets see, how have my ocs changed over the years?  I have too many to go over in one post, so i’ll just list a couple :D
 
Pearl Garmadon…….oh wow, she is the oldest of all of my ocs.  In fact, she was around years before Httyd even existed.  Well, she started out as an imaginary character, my best friend when I was little ((I was that lonely weird kid who had no friends XP)).  She was kind of everything I wished I could be, smart, confident, talented, & a great leader.  I later got interested in some other things ((None of which i’ll list here)), & she became a character in those random fandoms I was interested at the time.  But the moment I watched Httyd, I knew this was the fandom for me.  No more drifting.  However, I didn’t do much with Pearl after that.  I was preoccupied with many other things, so Pearl kind of drifted away from my life.  I still thought about her & drew some pics of her from time to time, but nothing ever happened after that.  Until I saw Heather report.  Heather rekindled my love of Pearl, & I realized that i needed to bring her back.  It was after that that she developed a solid form, backstory, personality, & look.
Heather also inspired Pearl’s look & outfit.  She developed long jet black hair, heather green eyes, & a positive relationship with the riders.  Her original backstory was fairly cheesy & cringe worthy, in which she was the long lost sister of Dagur, & he had intended to kill her & her foster parents, & Pearl found out they weren’t her parents & was related to Dagur, blah blah blah  ((I am seriously not kidding!  that was her backstory, & I developed it a little after Heather report first aired on tv.  Netflix stole my oc’s backstory for Pearl & gave it to Heather!! :O)).  
I changed it a lot after her first backstory, including her last name ((Which I stole from my favorite character in my favorite tv show, Ninjago X3)), but to remember how I originally created her, I kept her backstory fairly similar to the first version.  If I could, I’d change it now, but i’m too lazy to XD  Not to mention i’ve started writing her backstory as a fanfic, so I guess its official now :P  After that she was rescued by the riders & became sort of a loner who lived in a run down shack on the edge of Berk.  Instead of Snowdust, she rode a Night Fury named Jewels, & that was that for awhile.  I came up with a few whoppers to think about, crazy adventures & such, but I didn’t develop her anymore during that time.  When rtte came out however, she moved with them & got her very own hut.  She served on a few missions after that, but she fully developed after I finally came here.  I created her in game, with the name pearl garmadon, & got Comet, her Deadly Nadder ((Originally was going to name her Cometblaze, but game wouldn’t let me, so I named her Comet :P)).
I got a forum account, & finally began to share her adventures.  Her entire outfit was actually non existent, until a friend told me about her rare rumble horn flight suit she got in a special DvD pack.  Then I got mine, & showed it off where ever I went.  So that’s where Pearl’s rumblehorn armor came from.  Since then I’ve developed her even further, making her more cannon & adding more relationships to her life.  Now she’s a pretty well known character here on the forums, & i’ve written so much about her.  Her personality is still something i’m trying to sort out, since she’s so complicated, but all & all I think this is where she’ll stay from now on.  So thats where Pearl Garmadon came from, from an imaginary friend to a glorified Snow Wraith rider.
 
 
Snowdust was an unexpected occurrence, completely unplanned & unexpected.  I never planned on having a Snow Wraith oc.  In fact, you know that feeling when you first see a dragon you like?  That its the dragon just meant for you?  Yah, I didn’t feel that the first time I saw the Snow Wraith on rtte XD  In fact, at first I thought they were kind of……….ugly  ((Ahh, I can’t believe I said that with Snowdust around!  No, don’t be sad Snowdust, you’re not ugly!  I promise! XP)).  In fact, less then a year ago, I was still obsessed with Night Furies, not because of all the obvious reasons, but because the Night Fury was like a dragon version of my black cat, Coco, whom I had to give away, & had died.  The Night Fury was basically my substitute for my beloved cat, therefore I didn’t really want any other ((I like Night Furies for other reasons too, but the previous reason is the biggest ^^)).  When Pearl became apart of the httyd franchise, I realized Pearl needed a dragon, otherwise she wouldn’t really be a dragon rider ((Seriously though, how can you call yourself a dragon rider if you don’t have a dragon? :/))  So I created a Night Fury for her to rider, named Jewels.  Jewels was supposed to be a close representative of Pearl, in personality & look, well, as far as a dragon could go.  She had bright sapphire blue eyes, eyelashes, & a black pelt, just like Toothless.  They were fairly close, & Jewels stuck with Pearl until the later seasons of rtte.  Near I think the second season, I created another Night Fury oc, named Sparky, because it was the worst name I could come up with XD
Sparky was a temperamental Night Fury with golden eyes, a scar running across the bottom of his chin, two scraps across his ear flap, a black pelt, & a missing leg.  He was supposed to be someone who would test Pearl, a little conflict per say, but still love her as dearly as any friend would.  I still had Jewels, but I fantasized a little more about Sparky & Pearl then her.  When I joined the forum, Jewels was still her main, but was slowly fading away, & Sparky was taking her place.  I used him in everything; I had more art of him, I used him in stories & role plays more, & by then Jewels had left the spotlight as Pearl’s main & Sparky took her place.  Snowdust came along not long after Sparky took over as Pearl’s main dragon.  At one point in time thunder run racing was my life, so I needed to get the fastest dragon out there.  At the time, Sand Wraith’s were not the fastest next to Toothless, & you couldn’t buy the free 1 week membership deal, so I finally got around to buying a Snow Wraith egg.  I post publicly on the forum that I needed name ideas.  I got a lot of different names, some of which were really good, but overall WhispertheWolf’s suggestion won over; Snowdust.  I hatched her, with actually no idea for a color scheme, so I made her regular blue, & named her Snowdust ((The one name the game would take XD)).
 
After that Snowdust was just a racing dragon, with no personality.  I saw no reason to develop her any further then that; I had my racing dragon.  I was content to keep Sparky, until I decided to try my first role play.  My best friend at the time, Witcherforever, invited me to join her first role play.  I really had no idea what to do, but after I read the rules, I was so depressed; no night furies allowed.  So I had to come up with a substitute.  On the spare moment, I chose Snowdust, because I had no idea what other dragon to use.  I wrote up her personality as being cute, affectionate, a bit absentminded, clumsy, childish, & all around sweetness packed into a terrifying package.  The character of Snowdust was born.  After that I fell more & more in love with her as a character, & grew to love her species more & more.  All the while, Sparky was growing more & more distant from the spotlight, until I finally realized how cliche it was to have a Night Fury oc & he faded away completely.  Then Snowdust finally took her rightful place as Pearl’s main dragon.  Pearl still has other dragons, like Owlflight & Trouble, & formed bonds with a few wild dragons, like Cometblaze & Suzy Sunshine, but Snowdust is & will always be her main dragon, no matter what.  So, if you wanna know who's to blame for this adorable abomination, its WhispertheWolf & Witcherforever's fault XD
 
Now I just have to talk about Carl Henderson……….oh Thor, he was a lot of work XD  Originally, I didn’t even want to create a male oc to be Pearl’s best friend.  In fact, I’m afraid to admit it, but before Carl existed, Pearl had a relationship with Hiccup instead of him X3 ((I know, so cliche X3)).  When I joined the forum though, I immediately knew that Pearl having a relationship with a cannon character would be incredibly awful, so I began to search for something else.  Eventually I met someone in game who inspired the entire making of Carl.  One of my friends ((Werewolfgirl1235)) introduced me to her friend, Carlthebrave, whom i later found out was Werewolf’s sister XD  ((They played a prank on me XD  The tricksters)).  He, or rather she, was a great friend, & when I first started writing fan fiction, I wanted to use real in game friends for the story.  I needed a male character to break up all the girls, so I chose Carlthebrave.  However, I needed a last name to pull the entire character together.  After throwing some random letters together, I created the name Henderson, & Carl Henderson was born.  At first he & Pearl were just meant to be friends.  He didn’t originally strike me as a future finance for Pearl, so I created a character to serve as that.  I wanted him to be kind & compassionate, a little too far from Carl’s character at the time, so I created Henry Mcnire, a friendly fisherman to be Pearl’s betrothed.  However, after awhile, he didn’t seen to be..…right.  So I removed him ((Later to return)) & yet again began a quest for who would be the right person for Pearl.  Somehow, I just felt that Carl was always meant to be with Pearl, so I changed his personality a bit, since I didn’t want her marrying some crazy out of control kid.
I made him a bit more sensitive to others feelings, much more compassionate & caring, but still kept that joking, silly air to make the perfect kind of character for Pearl, one that could rub her skin the wrong way from time to time, but still cares deeply for her & would anything for her.
 
Well, I’ve talked about Pearl, Snowdust, & Carl, so I guess I should talk about Zander now :P  Originally, I didn’t think a Sweet Wraith would be the best dragon for Carl ((Not really the most manly dragon out there XD)).  His first dragon was actually a white ill tempered Skrill, named Grumbles.  But after a while, Grumbles didn’t seem like the right dragon for Carl to ride, even though one of Carl’s favorite dragon’s was the Skrill.  So I began to fish around for new dragon’s, personalities, & name ideas.  Ultimately, the kind of dragon Zander would be was determined by SoD.  I had just bought Carl & told myself that whatever dragon I’d get from the generator would be Carl’s new dragon ((Well, that & I didn’t want to go to all the trouble of buying another with gems :P)).  I bought the slot, & with the new beginning I got a Sand Wraith ((Zander)).  I didn’t really have any name ideas, at least anything that good, so I looked some up.  I found out that “Zand” means sand in dutch.  I was all set to use that, but then I remembered one of my favorite star wars characters, a spaceship technician named Zander who just adored ships.  So thats where Zander’s name came from, & ironically, his love of ships XD  The Sweet Wraith bit came in later.  I had decided to color Zander a bright red, because I thought that is what looked best.  I logged off for the day, & when I came back on he was no longer red!  The game asked me to name & color him again, in which I did, but it still set him back to the bland default color.  Since I couldn’t change him back to red without paying for it, I decided to work around it & came up with a fairly unique twist in Zander as a character: a Sweet Wraith who is continuously mistaken for a Sand Wraith.
By then I had made the first screenshot comic he had appeared in, which displayed him as a funny rough around the edges guy who’s obnoxious, offensive, & just downright annoying.  Behold; the most annoying shipper in the world, Zander, was born XD
 
Okay, I wanna talk about one more X3  ((I know, when will this user stop talking?))  I wanna talk about one last character, one of my favorites actually, named Shielle.  What inspired her actually was my realization that I was short of characters.  I had seen WhispertheWolf had a whole other world of oc’s outside her favorites, so I started wondering.  What if, for some reason, I couldn’t use Pearl anymore?  Why don’t I have a second set of oc’s that I can use from time to time?  So I started developing a healer oc, since I didn’t have one, who’d be more like me in personality, & who’d also fill that role of my second world of oc’s.  It was hard creating her from the start, to her dragon, her backstory, what she’d wear, & even her name.  I had originally decided on the name from a comic book character I liked, but after I read it again I realized that it wasn’t actually what I wanted.  So I changed it a bit to the way I pronounced the name; Shielle.  Next was her backstory & dragon.  I had always wanted a healer oc, so I needed a backstory, & a place that would fit her.  I always knew she’d be different from most vikings, quirky & a bit mysterious, naive in places & very kind & compassionate.  So I thought, What would be a good place for someone like that to live?  And what would her backstory be?  I instantly thought of Valka, who strikes me as being similar to my oc.  She lived in an ice fortress/sanctuary.  I thought that was pretty cool from the start, so I thought why shouldn’t mine?  The second part was her backstory.  I decided to go with something that would make her out of the ordinary.  So, what would make another viking different & strange from most vikings?
Well, tying in with her dragon, I thought it would be strange to be raised by a dragon.  It fit perfectly with her naive response to viking customs, & her strange tastes, so rescued & raised by a dragon it was!  Now I just needed a dragon to raise her.  I wanted it to be a dragon that was a bit unseen, something kind & nurturing, a gentle giant per say.  So I went through the proper channels of choosing a new dragon oc.  I thought about my oc’s personality, what would fit them best, & then looked over my list of dragon species ((Yes, I have a list of all the dragon species for times such as that)).  Shielle was quiet & mysterious, naive, but full of life.  I designed her to be that doormat character, the one who’s unsure & a bit shy, so a flashy dragon wouldn’t work.  Shielle’s favorite kind of dragons are ice dragons, so I needed a non flashy ice dragon, a gentle giant, compassionate & caring, but just a little clumsy.  I chose a Windgnasher because it seemed to fit the description best out of all the ice dragons in the httyd realm.  I chose the first name that came to mind; Bumbles.  Didn’t like it at first, in fact i desperately wanted to change it, but I am a lazy person, so I never did, & now it’s permeant XD  Shielle’s outfit was undoubtedly the hardest part of development.  Since she lived far up north, with no humans, she’d have to wear something warm & functional, something to help her survive in the wilderness.  I thought about a lot of things, but I definitely wanted her to wear a flowing white cloak & giant fluffy white hood, like Astrid’s, but not the same color.  It just seemed winter-y to me XD.  I then worked from there.  It was my searching google that I actually found an outfit suitable for both her needs.

 

I was just searching some stuff, when I came upon an outfit from Assasin’s Creed ((Really cool looking game fyi.  Would like to play it if my parents would allow me.  I don’t blame them though :P  Its a game where you go around & kill people.  Not the best message XD)), & I thought it was incredible.  I thought it would be perfect for Shielle.  So I changed a few things, the red sashes became blue, the knifes became sharpened razorwhip spines, & I added the furry cloak & hood.  And thats mostly how I developed her.  I intended for her to be the beginning of my second world of oc’s, but I wanted too badly for her to become apart of Pearl’s little band of riders, so thats what happened.  Since she lives so far away, I guess she could still be considered that, but since I think about her & her partner, Zane Blackhaule, being around the riders & being on Berk so much, she has kind of just morphed into another of Pearl’s best friends.  I love that it happened, because I love Shielle as a character, but sometimes I wonder what would happen if I did make her & Zane separate from Pearl & all the others on Berk.
 
Well, that's all I can list without making this too long ((I think I may have beaten you for longest post Whisper XD)).  I do have many other oc's I could talk about, like Ida Barnes, Robin Goodfellow, Spirit, Windhurtle, Water Phoenix, Cackatoo, Brightlocks Mcnire, one of Carl's many family members, Gwen Moonacre, Mouro Locksin, Pearl's former foster parents, Shriek, Nayla Garmadon, Candlehead, even my newest oc, Gruff, the defender of the wing.  But sadly, I don't think anyone would continue reading if I made this any longer XD  If you do want to know more about any of them, just ask or send me a pm!  I love to talk about my oc's ^_^  Thanks for reading!
~Grumpy
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"Her soul was too deep to explore by those who always swam in the shallow end."

~Quote from A. J. Lawless

 

 

 

 

 

Life is gray & dull, & all i see is dark,

stay by my side & i'll be there no matter what,

though the snow falls faster, & the wind blows louder still,

i'll be there by you're side, to blow away the chill.

~Poem i made for Pearl & Snowdust 

 

 

 

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(Pearl by my Bff Frytha <3)                  (drawing of Snowdust by DatOneTrumpet)

 

 

 

Winter can be unforgiving

Hard, evil, and cold.

But if you stay with me,

I promise you'll never be alone.

~Poem by me for Pearl & Snowdust

 

 

 

 

Meet my Oc's!

 

Pearl Garmadon

Snowdust

Carl Henderson

Zander

Shielle

Bumbles

Zane Blackhaule

Spirit

Ida Barnes

Water Phoenix

Henry Mcnire

Windhurtle

Robin Goodfellow

Cackatoo

 

Other Oc's

 

 

 

ZANDER'S SHIP CORNER!

 Zane Blackhaule X Shielle                            Pearl Garmadon X Carl Henderson

(Adorable ship pictures by the talented Tosilohi)

 

Snowdust X Blitz

(Picture of me, Snowdust, my friend, & her Snow Wraith, Blitz taken by me)

 

(By me XD)

 

 

Pearl looked inside & gasped.  There, as if inviting itself to be read, was the map.  

Pearl took the yellowed paper in her hand & shakily unrolled it.  She scanned it, beads of sweat forming on her forehead.  This was it.  The key to finding the Winter Rider.

~Quote from my fanfic, The Winter Rider

 

 

I'm currently writing a fanfic called The Winter Rider.  Check it out >Here<

(Special thanks to Infinity12356 for the cover)

 

Short stories

VIOLET WINTER  LOKI'D!     

               (By me)                    (By Navlyn Fury)

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It was vicious, relentless, and impossible to see in the white out. The Snow Wraith."

~Gobber translating Gothi's text

 

"This dragon has notoriously poor eyesight and uses thermal censors to locate its prey.

It camouflages itself in the snow because if it can't see you, it doesn't want you to see it!"

~Dragons: Rise of Berk

 

 

   

 

"Snow Wraiths have no known vulnerabilities, making them 

supremely formidable force to be rekoned with during battle."

~From howtotrainyourdragon.com

 

 

 

 

(Mountain Sun by 1flower)

 

 

i have WAY to many adopted dragons to put in my siggy.  because of that,

i've posted all of them here:

~CLICK HERE FOR MY ADOPTED DRAGONS~

 

 

 

PROUD MEMBER OF THE RESISTANCE!

 

 

Name: Deadpool

Species: Cyber Night Fury

Biotech: 72% Robot

Cyber Ability: Equipped with plasma educed claws that burns through

any material/Modified plasma blasts that act like explosive darts

(Attacker/General)

 

 

 

 

Hackers, we are coming!

 

 

 

PROUD MEMBER OF THE DRAGON RACERS!

 

 

 

 

DRAGON RACERS, DRAGON RACERS, OI, OI, OI!

 

 

((By me))

If you believe in the real meaning  of the rainbow, put this in your siggy through the month of June!  #RememberTheRainbowReason!

 

 

And remember.....

(By Megaboltphoenix XD)

 

 

 

 

Good job, you made it to the end!  Snowdust says goodbye! :D

(Edited Snowdust gif by AlicornBrodie)

 

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You beat me for the longest post? But my reputation! XD

So wait, I am partially to blame for Snowdust?

 

...I am so proud! :'3

 

And huh, who'd have thought my over-abundance of neverending OCs would be that inspiring? Glad to see it led to a number of great characters!

 

But holy cow...the fact that RTTE basically stole your plotline! You should have gotten royalties on that or something! XD

 

I do have to wonder, though, was Gwen Moonacre's surname inspired by The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge or is that a coincidence? (I love that book!)

 

Hmm...seeing you talk about Carl and Sheille and there dragons is making me wonder if I should do the rest of Whisper's dragons and Ylva, Norbert, and Dylan and their dragons. I count them all as main characters, and I do love talking about them...but I also tend to over talk. About everything. XD

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I have stolen the title of longest poster! Muhahahaha! XD

Yes, you are halfly responsible for the naming of this adorable creature X3

Snowdust says thank you.  For your contribution to my wonderful oc world, you get 1 free Snowdust cuddle ((Use with caution. sight affects may include air loss, suffocation, & even death XD))  Yes, your oc's were very inspiring X3  That's kind of why I always try to set a positive example in all my ocs & my writing; you never know how it will impact someone else.

And I know right?!?!  I told my friends but they didn't believe me!  I mean come on, whats the deal with stealing my plot lines?!?  Whats next, my characters?  ^)$NFK@$*W!)$UFNE!!!! XD XD  ((Lol, but in all seriousness, it a remarkable coincidence, isn't it? X3))  And no, I did not get her last name from that book.  I watched a movie once when I was bored, called the secret of Moonacre.  While I was trying to come up with names for the character, I thought I’d use that, along with another relative's name  So no, i didn’t.

Oh, you have more?  I'd love to hear about it X3  I found your post very interesting, I would love to know more about your oc's X3  And don't worry; I tend to over talk about everything as well XD  ((However, I'd have to tell you about mine too!  Talking about my oc's is one of my favorite things to do X3 XD))

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CUDDLES!

Yay! Snow Wraith cuddles! *happily embraces death risk*

 

The Secret of Moonacre? That's the movie adaptation of The Little White Horse! (Granted, not a very good one. Definitely one of those "book good, movie not so much" moments, I'm afraid. But still.) Ah, the irony!

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May the purple be with you ;)

Wow, really?  Cool!  Wow, so much irony.  This much irony should be illegal! XD

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Well...

I haven't been into the character developing business very long, so this will probably be brief.
Basically, when I first started playing this game, while my siblings had made their Vikings into crazy designs, I just wanted one that I could relate to I guess, so I made her look like me to the best of my abilities. So, Paz was actually me for the longest time.
It wasn't until I started role playing on here (aka at the beginning of this year) that she'd sort of became her own character. As StormStriker put it in her siggy, "the self insert that developed a personality".
As for her name, I was trying to come up with something creative, so I just picked the names of two of my pets and made that her name. Topaz is the name of my parakeet, and Gypsy's the name of my dog. I had given her the nickname "Paz" later on, which actually means peace in Spanish.
So, since Paz was supposed to be who I was, then Minty was, in a sense, who I wanted to be. The goal with her was to make her as witty, sassy, confident, and competitive as one could be. I also figured that with that kind of personality, she would probably be lacking in humility and empathy, so she wouldn't take to being told what up do very well. This would cause her and Paz to clash at some points, making then have less then a harmonious relationship.
And for her name, I had pretty much run out of ideas, so I just made her minty green and called her "mint chip". I eventually gave her the nickname " Minty" because of my dislike for her original name.

So, that's how that happened!

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Siggy under perpetual construction...

 

​I am a proud member of the SoDPD!

Table of Contents:

 

OC Human Bios

​OC Dragon Bios

​RPs I've been in

​List of Fandoms

Not so random facts about me

Fantasy Idea Corner

Random quotes

 

 

Viking ID created by Navlyn Fury the Talented!

 

 

​Human OC's:

 

 

Topaz Gypsy

 

  Digital art of Paz by Arrowalker the Amazing!           Drawing of Topaz Gypsy by Ally Kay the Skilled!

 

Age: 15

Gender: Female

Occupation: Gothi's apprentice

                                                                                 

Backstory:

          When Paz was 3, she and her parents were sailing along with the rest of their tribe to find a new island. When a huge storm capsized the boat in the middle of the night, it killed the majority of the tribe, including her father. The remaining few washed up on the shores of Berk. When they realized they had been blown drastically off course, Stoic offered to let them stay, under the condition that they became members of the tribe of Berk. Shortly afterwards, however, Paz's mother had contracted an unknown illness (pneumonia) and died. Gothi, who had grown fond of the child in that short time, decieded to raise her as an apprentice.

 

Due to her postion with Gothi, she does have an aqquaintence with Hiccup and the other dragon riders, but that's about it. When she's not studying at the School of Dragons during the school year, she's assisting Gothi at her house. She recieved a deep scar across her right eye when training her first dragon Minty. Fortunetly it doesn't affect her vision. It does, however, tend to flare up on occasions, which makes it burn and turn an irritated red.

 

​If you want to learn more about Paz, then click the title below for backstory fanfiction about her done by IrishMexicanViking the Stellar!

 

​The Topaz Chronicles

 

(Thank you so, so much for this, IMV, it means a lot!)

 

Likes: Animals, music, stargazing, watching the sunrise/ sunset, being helpful or witty (which doesn't happen often), practicing with her ax, hanging out with friends (also doesn't happen often)

Dislikes: Being belittled because of her occasional naiveness and/ or appearance (She looks 1-2 years younger than she actually is), the dark/ unknown, romance, pink, girly things in general, the taste of mint (suprisingly enough, she likes the smell though)

 

((Note: Besides her axe, Paz also carries a leather satchel, which has a small first aid kit, compass, a whittleing knife that she uses to carve patterns on her ax handle, a small spyglass and various other items))

 

((Funfact: Paz means peace in Spanish, which I did not know when first creating the character. Ironically enough, being peacefull is not one of her strongsuits))

 

 

 

Arion Strider

                  

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Occupation: Fisherman

Personality: Very quiet and reserved. He seems like a shady character, and is very experienced in hustling, but will generally mind his own buisness if you mind yours. Working in the fishing trade, Arion has a harpoon as tall as he is for his weapon of choice.

 

Backstory: Originating from the same tribe as Paz, they were part of two separate clans. The cheif came from Arion's clan, but Paz's wished they had a chief from their's. When they had set out to claim new lands for the tribe, Paz's tribe had declared mutiny, with her father heading the rebellion. If it wasn't for the storm, He probably would've succeded too. It's because of this that Arion holds a deep grudge against Paz that's not going away anytime soon.

 

 

 

Dragon OC's

 

Paz's Dragons

 

 

 

                                                                   Pencil sketch by Lulu6161 the Awesome!

Dragon's name: mint chip

Nickname: Minty

Gender: Female

Species: Deadly Nadder

Class: Tracker (Still don't get why they were moved out of the Sharp class)

Color: Mint Green (Hence the name) with beige details.

Personality: A loyal dragon with a generous helping of wit and sass. She doesn't really see anyone as in charge, so she can be somewhat unpredictable, doing what she wants or thinks is better. She will stick one of her spines in you if annoyed, which Paz figured out quickly. Despite her flaws, she will do anything to protect those who gain her trust. While not the most powerful Nadder due to her size, she is one of the fastest. Racing is one of her favorite hobbies.

 

Likes: Racing, dragon nip, mint, salmon, hunting.

Dislikes: Being cooped up, people who annoy her, being told what to do, swimming.

 

 

"Foster" Dragons:

((She promised Gothi she would rehome these ones. So far that has not happened))

 

 

Dragon's name: shadowofdeath

Nickname: Shadow

Gender: Male

Species: Whispering Death

Class: Boulder

Color: Pitch Black with a white underbelly.

Personality: Unlike the majority of his species, Shadow is very laid back and extremely lazy. One of the Death twins, he and his sister were rejected by their owner when they didn't live up to expectations. Paz is hoping to work on his work ethic before rehoming him.

 

 

Dragon's name: Milky Way

Nickname: Wé

Gender: Female

Species: Whispering Death

Class: Boulder

Color: Blue with a galaxy-like pattern on her underbelly that consists of pinks and purples.

Personality: The second of the Death twins, Wé is actually a bit hyperactive, making her have difficulty focusing on the task at hand. Takes interest in the most random things, like the rain, or a bug crawling up a tree, or the sunrise. Paz is hoping to get that under control before rehoming her, but she might not get the chance before her perfect rider comes along (winky wink).

 

 

Dragon's name: Starred and Spangled

Nickname: Spangled

Gender: Male

Species: Gronckle

Class: Boulder

Color: Blue with a red underbelly and white spots.

Personality: Stubborn, independant, gruff, toughy on the outside... in a word, PATRIOTIC!!! Wasn't as great of a beginner's dragon as the previous owners thought...

 

 

Annie made by ScarfyWings the Gifted!

Dragon's name: Oceanna

Nickname: Annie

Gender: Female

Species: Gronckle

Class: Boulder

Color: Deep blue with a ocean-like green underbelly.

Personality: Paz's "cuddle buddy", Annie is the most out going and enthusiastic of the bunch. Her love of water and attention has made her Paz's second favorite dragon (after Minty, of course). Unlike the other boulder class dragons on Paz's side of the stable, However, Annie's owner's parents just somewhere for her to stay until thier kid was ready for the responsiblilty of owning a dragon. There will come a day when her "cuddle buddy" will not be around all the time, and Paz is not looking forward to it.

 

 

 

Arion's Dragon

 

Name: Scarab

Age: 17

Personality: Very sly and cunning, if not kept in check tends to be very rowdy and gets into all sorts of trouble with other dragons and Vikings. While he can be a softy at times, he's currently feeling a little more then miffed about the lack of attention he's getting from his owner.

Likes: Causing mischeif, eating fish, tunnling through sand, picking fights with other dragons, belly rubs

Dislikes: being neglected, being tied down, when he gets punished for his bad behavior

RP's that I've taken part in (not all of them were finished)

...Scratch that none of them have been finished as of yet.

 

 

Let's go train a dragon and save the day! (HTTYD RP):

 

Power Play (Superhero RP)

 

The Rogues (Criminal HTTYD RP)

​(Psst this one's been my favorite so far so check it out!)

 

The Trial of Riders (HTTYD/Hunger Games type RP)

 

One HECK of a CROSSOVER! (Crossover RP)

 

Painting a Storm (Warrior Cat style RP (But with wolves!))

... Yeah, that one was a bit of a wild card for me. I've never even read the Warrior Cats series.

 

​The Escapees (Kind of a sequel to The Rouges)

 

(By the way, if you know of an rp that you think I'd be interested in based on the ones listed above, let me know)

 

I also have an MCU RP in the making (Planning is on hiatus until whenever I get the motivation to do something with it. If you'd be interested in participating when it's up and running or if you'd like to host it yourself, fell free to PM me!)

 

 

 

​And now the fun part...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y'all get to learn

 

 

about me!!!!

 

 

 

(a little bit. Probably wouldn't be wise to give away my secret identity)

​(Not that I'm a celebrity or anything... Or am I?)

 

 

 

​(No... thankfully not... moving on)

 

 

​I'm probably not in any fandoms, per se, but I feel like I have a borderline unhealthy obbsesion for some of the subjects listed below:

 

​(P. S. These are not in any particuar order)

 

HTTYD (why else would I be on here?)

​Big Hero 6

​The Avengers (Actually, just the MCU in general)

Pirates of the Caribbean

The Chronicles of Narnia (sorta, haven't hung out in that fantasy in a while)

​The Fellowship of the Ring

TMNT (The 2012 reincarnation)

​Phineas and Ferb

​Brave

​Star Wars

​Back to the Future

Milo Murphey's Law (again, sorta. It only just came out)

(There are probably more. I'll update as I think of them)

 

 

​A couple of not-so-random facts about me

 

1. I'm a Christian.

​2. I'm a pianist.

3. I'm 100% American (Not that it technically means anything as far as ethnic heritage since the US is the mixing pot of cultures and whatnot. I think my great great grandparents were Polish, but besides that I have no idea what my ancestry looks like) Specifically, I'm from the southeastern portion.

4. I've traveled to 18 out of the 50 US states. Outside of my country, I have been to Italy, England, and Germany.

​5. I'm an equestrian.

6. I named my OC, Paz after two of my pets.

​7. I sing in the alto section of my choir (which means yes, I'm a girl. Is it just me, or are the majority of the people on this forum also girls?)

​8. I'm working on learning Spanish, so don't be suprised if I pop a couple of spanish words while talking on here. (I probably won't, but if I do, now you know why)

​9. I'm not an artist, but I do draw when I'm bored. If you care to see any examples, you can go to my Art Dump.

 

​I also now have an FAQ if you have additional questions!

 

Favorite Music Artists

NF (Which stands for Nate Feuerstein, not Night Fury), Toby Mac, Ryan Stevenson, Mattew Parker, Jaymie Grace, Tori Kelly, Unspoken, Lecrae... (I could go on for a while, so I'm just gonna stop there)

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasy Idea Corner:

 

(This is likely to be updated every time a new idea pops into my head)

 

(largely, if not entirely based on stuff I've read from other people, so not exactly original)

​Here's an idea for a fanfiction that I'll probably never write

​...As in, 86% certainty that I won't

 

 

Tony Stark A. K. A. "Iron Man" = Hiro Hamada A. K. A.... "?" (Not sure he has a superhero name)

Steve Rogers A. K. A. "Captain America" = Jack Overland Frost A. K. A. "Winter Soldier" (I know, name's taken, not caring over here)

Bruce Banner A. K. A. "The Hulk" = Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III A. K. A. "The Night Fury"

Thor= Merida (They're so cool they don't need an alter ego)

Natasha Romanoff A. K. A. "Black Widow"= Elsa A. K. A. "Frost Bite"

Clint Barton A. K. A. "Hawkeye"= Eugene Fitzherbert A. K. A. "Flynn Rider" ('Cause I don't see how Rapunzel would get caught up in this in the first place)

Nick Fury = Nick Fury ('Cause he's awesome. I'd put Frozone, but that's a little too much ice for my liking)

​Maria Hill = Heather the Unhinged

​Agent Coulsen = Agent Coulsen ('Cause who else is gonna do his job?)

 

​Loki= Merida's brothers (Because I'm evil)

 

​(If you've had any experience with marvel in general, you probably get the idea)

 

 

​This one I'm actually more likely to do at some point... After the HTTYD trilogy is over... So it's gonna be a while before it comes out.

 

The short summary is that when my OC, Paz, is grown up, she'll become an immortal glob trotter.

...I know, that's kinda lame...

 

​BUT IT'S HAPPENING SO BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELTS BECAUSE WE'RE GOING ON A WILD RIDE!!!*

 

 

​*(Actually if you'd just go about your life and forget this was here that'd be great)

 

​And now for random quotes!

 

​"Why are we stopped?​"

​"The light's red.​"

​"... THERE ARE NO RED LIGHTS IN A CAR CHASE!!!​"

Gogo and Wasabi in Big Hero 6

 

 

"Ooohhh..."

"Ooohhh yes."

"You, sir are playing a dangerous game. Keeping this much raw... vikingness contained. THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES!​"

"I'll take my chances. Sword. Sharpen. Now."

Hiccup and Gobber in How to Train Your Dragon.

 

 

*Cap's shield flies though the air doing awesomeness.*

"That thing doesn't obey the laws of phisics at all!"

Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War

 

​​"Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard, and he is my brother.​"

"He killed eighty people in two days."

"... He's adopted?​"

Thor and Black Widow in Avengers.

 

"Sometimes the only payoff for having any faith is when it's tested again and again everyday."

Immortals by Fall Out Boy.

 

"Great Scott!"

"Yeah, I know, it's heavy."

Marty McFly and Doc Brown ​in Back to the Future III

(When they switched catchphrases for a scene)

 

"You dare challenge Megamind?"

"This town isn't big enough for two super-villains!"

"Oh, you're a villain all right. Just not a super one."

"Yeah? What's the difference?"

"PRESENTATION!"

Megamind and Titan in Megamind (the movie)

 

 

 

 

​(More pictures/stuff coming soon A.K.A. at some point in the unforseeable future)

  Thanks for reading my sigg​y!

 

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The formation of Eira Glacier

Ooooooo, this'll be interesting. Mainly because, my character's thought process was a very long and uneven one, fair warning. I think I'll probably cover more of her general character creation than growth of her character in the series because honestly I haven't figured that fully out yet.

Let's see... Eira Glacier, my main viking character, started out right here in SoD. I hadn't really made any characters in a franchise beforehand, and originally had no writing intentions meant for this character (heck, at the time 'fanfiction' and 'roleplaying' were new concepts to me.) Haha, technically she started out with my FIRST viking character named "Errorrrrr" because the game wasn't accepting any names I had. I ended up deleting errorrrr because SURPRISINGLY it glitched. So I'd have to say her first appearance was a light-blue haired, white-skinned girl with red eyes and average viking clothing named IIicedragonII. From then on it was a rocky character development indeed.

I really didn't start thinking about making her a 'character character' until recently, and even then it's all been a little iffy? She's gone through many physical changes- at one point she had glaceon styled hair. (I know, I know..) until finally I settled on giving her the 'charming' hairdo in-game and changing her hair color from a light teal-blue color to a dark blackish color for realism's sake. Also changed her eyes to blue. ALOT of basically most of my characters' development has been influenced by the game, mainly because, well, that's where they started. In fact, it USED to be Jayfeather was her main dragon, but then one day in-game I got a lil Screaming Death egg (which I'd admittedly wanted to buy on release but it was too expensive and I kept telling myself they were fat whispering deaths) and soon fell in love with the dragon I'd hatched in game. So, naturally, I kicked Jayfeather to the sidelines and scooted Odin in his place. I felt guilty about it then and now, but have since made a good story arc to explain the shift in main dragons. It actually helped add to Jayfeather's character, and I think it benefitted my characters as a whole. The connection with Odin was real now, and it actually spurred my interest in diving into this world.

Eira's name was a recently settled debate that I'm still iffy on. It was originally Icee Glacier (Which I later adopted this terrible joke-name as a nickname to Eira given to her by her friend Yaklegs, another character of mine.) and later on was changed to "Elisabeth" as a placeholder name in some roleplays. Not satisfied by the name, I looked up some Norse names and saw "Eira" meant either Ice or Snowy and just went with it. Tbh I'm still iffy about that, but I do like the name, and truthfully, I still lovingly refer to her as Ice.

Her wardrobe was basically what she wore in-game, and outside of it I still imagined her wearing the blue-fur shirt and lots of stuff with white wool/fur on it. The black curled horn helm she wears is actually due to my cheapness in-game and a grown love for the item. Now, I imagine her wearing her old fur-themed clothing items and such in her younger years, while later on in her lifetime adopting the Screaming Death armor set (specially colored, the red parts on the original design now being black-blue in honor of Odin) as she matures in her adventuring.

As I said before, her story elements are really rocky, and so are how many dragons she has (because, I own alot of dragons in-game, and already have so many characters made out of them) so technically she's still in development. I do kinda want to go somewhere with these characters and maybe write a fanfiction with them, but my recent fanfic felt like a complete failure and I'm not really sure I'm ready to do that in general. I do feel like it's really grown and changed in the past few years, though. Heck, used to be I had this stupid storyline of her being on a tribe on an icy-island that was all 'element themed' and there was a fiery-volcanic island not too far from it being the 'fire element' island and there was an EARTH element island and she had cousins in each and they all warred with eachother and there was this whole thing and blah blah blah it was ridiculous and totally not httyd at all xP But actually, remainents from this storyline still hang around today. Remember Yaklegs I mentioned earlier? Well, she was originally one of Icee's cousins, then I turned the character into a Berkian who befriended Ice upon her arrival at Berk and completely changed her personality and appearance. The trio still exists, "Hiera" (again, a placeholder name, this time I keeply pulled it out of thin air) being the third and most underdeveloped.

This post probably was all over the place, but I don't feel sorry for that because that's exactly how her character development was/is. Honestly, I'd just suddenly think of something, and then that turned into the big storyline and such. It really is haphazard :P

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BOULDER CLASS! BOULDER CLASS! OI OI OI!

Hai.

Welcome to my signature.

Since I am a person who is very, very lazy I (at this time) don't feel like making my siggy "fancy"

So, here's some stuff 'bout me.

I am a girl.

I like the color Blue/teal.

My favorite dragon class is Boulder Class.

 my main dragon(s) are a Screaming Death named Odin, and a Skrill named Jayfeather.

I love Doctor Who, Merlin, Chuck, Physch, Harry Potter, The Kane Chronicles, and other nerd-y things.

My favorite Httyd dragons whose names start with the letter s are Screaming Deaths, Shivertooths, Skrills, Scauldrons, Smothering Smokebreaths, Snafflefangs, Shovelhelms, Sword Stealers, Snifflehunches (+Sneezelhunches) and Seashockers! (that's alot!)

And I am usually friendly :D

In-game name is: IIicedragonII (No, not lice dragon. Those are capital i's not l's. And you simply pronounce it as "Ice dragon")

Friend code: hmm.. P.M. me if you want it. Can't take any chances o3o

And I'm a proud member of The Phantom Lords! (ROAAAAAAAAR!)

I'm also a proud member of the recently-made forum clan The Sisterhood of Clams!

"We aren't perfect! We're women! We take what we want!"

I'll probably post some bios about my dragons, but I'm too lazy to do it right now XP

 

 

Amazing picture of my main viking OC, Eira Glacier, by Pixel!

Picture of my bestest-Screaming Death-buddy, Odin, by Dragonrider34!

 Picture of Odin eliminating the largest threat known to vikings: BUTTERFLIES!! Awesome picture done by ScarfyWings! (He's not a fan of butterflies, deathly afraid of them actually. I can only shudder in horror as he has now discovered they're flammable..)

Epic picture of Odin done by WutendBonfire!

 

 

Info card on Odin by ze great AllyNadderRider!

 

Picture of Jayfeather by Dragonrider34!

 

 

Oldscratch Johnson by Gigimon!

Amazing picture of Seawings done by Freakzter!

 

Picture of Spottedleaf by Tyrannosaur66!

 

Picture of Mage by FlamingHusky!

Adorable picture of Gadget by KareKare!

Amazing edit of Armakillo done by Siren-Spirit!

 

Permafrost the lone Snow Wraith by Huntress of the Storms!

Great edit of Ignis my Monstrous Nightmare done by Frytha!

 

The Acidic ScuttleSting! Idea by me and this amazing picture by NightmareRebuff!

My ever-so-adorable Pan-Puffle Plumpkin by Sky and Ocean!

Blight the nightfury/razorwhip hybrid adopted from Tyrannosaur66!

Sea Glass, my first ever Aqua Borealis by Kcrocket & 1Flower!

Picture of Bluestar being... Bluestar by AngNadder!

 

Armakillo picture by Wildfire78!

Cute Shivertooth blinkie by Candyblast!

Picture of Graveyard admiring his precious chicken by NadderForever!

 

 

Picture of Doopliss by Dragonrider34!

Clan Stuff/Miscellaneous:

(right now it mostly has things for the Sisterhood of Clams, however if I find some phantoms stuff I shall add it to this section as well)

The Sisterhood of Clams' adorable mascot, Clament! (Done by the clan leader, Sky and Ocean!)

Awesome Elder picture of Me, Zuski, and Gummy Bear (our codenames, respectively.) by Sky and Ocean!

 

All clam members by our clam leader, Zuski/Sky and Ocean!

 

My clam badge by Zuski/Sky and Ocean! (The derpy bird represents me perfectly.)

Check out the dragon fight club! It's a cool sort of 'event' area where we stick dragons head-to-head on eachother and vote/see which would win in a fight!

 

Currently there's a tournament going on! Which side are you on?

Fire..

Or..

Ice..

Personally..

Team ice FTW!

 

 

Lil' short:

Jayfeather: C'mon friend, this thing won't hurt anyone!

Odin: I do not have time to mess around with strange objects.

Jayfeather: Look, just hold still.

-Seawings makes sure to not be in the shot of the camera-

-click-

Jayfeather: Aha! Got it. Ahh fish paste, my wing was in it..

Odin: Hand that over this minute! I... want to see if you got my good side..

Jayfeather: HA!

Seawings: G-guys lets just bring this thing to Ice, o-okay?

Odin: GIVE ME THE PICTURE!!

Jayfeather: YOU'LL HAVE TO FIGHT ME FOR IT!!

Odin: GIVE IT HERE YOU EEL WITH WINGS OR AM I GONNA HAVE TO-

-Jayfeather flew off chuckling-

-Odin roared after him-

-Seawings whimpers and decides to follow-

(Funny picture of Odin and Jayfeather by Wutend Bonfire!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ha! Got ya >:D

(awesome gif of Odin by Peymae!)

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Ooh, Elementals!

...I did a character eval for her on my old thread, didn't I? I remember that...

 

And I have to say, I just adore the name Eira!

 

Weirdly enough I kind of like the "element-themed" thing, even if it's not very HTTYD. XD

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NaNananananananaNananananananana Batman!!

Yepper-de-doo! I believe it was of her most recent storyline? Not the elemental thing, I don't think. I'm fairly certain that didn't see the light of day, not 'officially' anyways xP

I like the name too! Which is why I stuck with it :)

Haha, true, it's not like I'm not a fan of element-themed storylines, it's just that when I thought of her as being a believeable character in the franchise the story seemed a bit out-dated and far-fetched.. I like her most recent storyline since it seems the most likely way of how that would happen. But it is true, I did enjoy that idea for awhile. I think it sounded too much like something that would happen in the Aavatar: The Last Airbender universe rather than httyd. Still might possibly have potential, but probably tone it down a bit if I ever were to recycle the idea.

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A lot has changed.

Where do I start.  Arrowalker Orion and Pheonix are my only main OCs, and have changed tremendously over time.

Arrowalker has been around a good while for me, coming to mind in my horrid middle school years.  Arrow was the person I wasn't, she was everything I dreamt of being.  She started out as an Assassins creed character, as those were games I adored (and still do!) and she's just developed into many different things. XD I think her first appearance in the httyd world was just a plain dark shirt, pants and side bag. Her hair was down, and a headband like Astrids was wrapped around her head with two hawk feathers attached to its side.  In the Assassins creed world, she had a cloak, of course, and that's how the cloak I've developed is here today (I mean it's not that unique though, it's a cloak. XD).  Her name has always been Arrow as I can recall, but the "alker or walker" extension just came about one year ago, as I wanted to spice things up.  I've become really immersed in History, and ever since I was young I was intrigued by Native Americans, as I am part.  So, I saw a few names that meant "Air-Walker" or "White-Walker" or something of the sort, I can't really recall.  So I just added alker, to make it look like walker. XD  As for her scar, it's always been the same.  I have a scar across my nose that's similar, so that's one aspect I've added that relates to my own a
appearance, along with the hair and eyes.  Her personality has developed a lot as well, as when I first thought of her she was just a bland human being with no background or story.  Over the years though, I think I've grown with her, and I myself have changed so I've changed her personality to match mine in ways.  
 
Pheonix, however, she has probably changed the most appearance wise.  I can remember the day Woolly Howls came out in SoD, I was in middle school, like I stated earlier, and had just created Arrowalker.  I took one look at the dragon and thought "I need it. Give it to me. Oh my gods I need that."  XD. I love snow, as well as cold and nasty weather, so I worked my butt of earning rewards from Tapjoy, as I don't pay for SoD, and earned that 450 gems I needed. (This is when there were still discounts for new dragons.)  I got her, and debated on the name Everest.  I was even about to make her a male and name her after my deceased dog.  Yet, I made her a female and named her Pheonix, not really having any reason as to why I liked that name.  It's ironic, yes, but not very unique. I love it nonetheless.  First, she was a bright turquoise.  XD  Once she was a teen, I can remember making her all black, with a blue underbelly and wings.  She stayed like this for a good, what, two years?  Then I started to try and experiment with colors I liked, as she was my main dragon and blue just isn't my color.  So, I made her a tan, brown and white.  I fell in love, I've tweaked it slightly and made her underbelly light pink, but for a while it's been like this.  Her personality, however is somewhat based on my dog who passed when I just got into middle school.  (Why was middle school the worst years for everyone?? XD)  He was my only dog, and I grew up with him so I was beyond devastated.  So, I've tried to correlate him into her being.  She has the sweet personality towards Arrow, protectiveness, loyalty and curiosity, much like he did.  So in some way I've made him live through her.  Cheesy huh? XD 
 
That's really about it, atleast it's all I can think of at the moment.  I'm trying to sketch out what Arrowalker would look like in the Pirates of the Caribbean world (thanks guys. XD you know who you are ;3), as well as Uncharted and an apocalyptic world with zombies roaming around and such. XD  
 
Man, it made me kinda sad thinking back to everything.  Time flies like an arrow, right? (;
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Thank you to all the amazing artists <3
 
 
 
 
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May the purple be with you ;)

-suddenly looks guilty & starts to whistle nervously-  Huh, I wonder who inspired that XD  ((But wait, when did the woolly howl first come out?))

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When did the Woolly Howl come out?

In SoD, March 13, 2015. (In the franchise/RoB, December 5, 2014.)

 

...What? Yes, I have the dates memorized. DON'T JUDGE ME! *hides*

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Yep, Whispers got it. XD

Yep, Whispers got it. XD -pokes grumpys cheek- who? Sorry, I'm a bit slow as its about midnight here XD

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For the love of a dog

Eh, another Woolly Howl rider! ^_^

 

"So in some way I've made him live through her.  Cheesy huh? XD"

 

I think that's really, genuinely sweet, actually. It's clear he meant quite a bit to you, and I think it's good you've found a way to hold onto him.

 

(Granted, I might be biased because if that's cheesy, I'm swimming in cheddar. My Woolly Howl is supposed to be the dragon version of the best friend I ever had, my horse Jetta, and my Groncicle Icevein is the gender-bent dragon version of my dog Louia. I've held onto them through those characters.)

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Woof woof xD

How do ya do! ^_^

 

Hey, swimming in cheddar doesn't sound that bad really. XD Thank you, I've always admired how you correlated your horse into Winterwind.  

 

I didn't know about Icevin being a gender bent version of your pup, that's adorable.  All Gronkcles and Groncicles do remind me of dogs for some reason. >.>

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May the purple be with you ;)

Really?  Wow, then we're all swimming in tons of chedder! ((Too bad i'm allergic XP)) Snowdust is designed after my cat, named Millie.  In fact, Snowdust's entire backstory of how she came to meet Pearl is desgined exactly after how I came to find Millie.  & two of my other ocs, Jubilee (Windstriker) & Owlflight (Titan Stormcutter) are designed after my other deseased cat, named Coco.  Lol most of my characters are desgined after things that are meaningful to me, or are desgined after something in my real life.  So I guess we'll all swim in this cheesiness together X3 XD

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Hubba hubba

Yay! We can all swim in a cheddar pool togetha! XD

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I have so many characters...

Okay, I said in the first post that I'd only talk about my main Viking (Whisper Norling a.k.a. Whisper the Wolf), and my main dragon (at one point the King, a Bewilderbeast, and now a Woolly Howl named Winterwind). But...I think I can talk about a few more OCs, right? I'll keep it restricted to the main characters, though; no obscure background characters.

 

Now I actually have two stories: The Wolf and the Howl and Son of the Sea. And as you can tell by Whisper and Winterwind's name and species, they are The Wolf and the Howl, so I'll continue first with mains from that story and then move onto main characters from Son of the Sea.

 

Now before we start Wolf and the Howl characters, I will mention Sparrow the Terrible Terror and Ylva Norling a.k.a. Ylva the Lame up front. Now Sparrow is Whisper's dragon (along with Winterwind and Icevein the Groncicle), and Ylva is Whisper's mother, and they haven't changed much since I created them, so I'm just going to say...they exist, and I do consider them main characters. (Certainly Ylva is a main character.)

 

So what main characters have I changed (besides my two leads?) Well, let's start with Whisper's other dragon Icevein the Groncicle.

 

I mentioned before briefly that I made Icevein when the Groncicle was released in Dragons: Rise of Berk and then changed his backstory when Icestorm Island was released in SoD to match that storyline. Well, his original story was that he was just an adult dragon Whisper encountered. He was an older dragon original, a gentle creature that was almost like a mentor figure. But when I changed to the Icestorm Island storyline, I made him more of a puppy-like youngster, and that's when I got the idea to make him the male dragon version of my dog Louia. Since Winterwind was my horse Jetta, the best friend anyone could ever have and who had passed away, why not also make a dragon for the best dog in the world, who had also passed away? And...that's who Icevein has been ever since. (Though when the Groncicle Racing Paint came out, I did add the fact that he likes racing paint.) XD

 

Now let's move to Frostclaws the Shivertooth. As I mentioned in my first post, he was originally Whisper's dragon, along with Winterwind and Icevein, when the Shivertooth was released in Rise of Berk, but after awhile, I realized his personality was incompatible with Whisper's and gave him to another character named Norbert. However, I kept his backstory the same, so the story goes that Whisper found Frostclaws, had him, and then literally gave Frostclaws to Norbert when she saw how much better they were together. Frostclaws was named after the legendary character of Jack Frost, and I crafted his personality around that idea as well. Jack Frost varies in tales from being a hero to being a villain, from being playful to being vengeful, and I wanted Frostclaws to embody that. For that reason, he was originally somewhat distant from his rider, both when it was Whisper and at first when it was Norbert. But after I started writing more stories of him and Norbert together, I realized how good of a fit these two were and got very into their bromance. Eventually Frostclaws went from just being Norbert's riding dragon to being his main dragon, and even though he'll still wander off on his own, the dragon is now fiercely loyal to him. Now, the fastest way to see Frostclaws' vengeful, merciless side is to harm Norbert.

 

Another element I added to Frostclaws is...shipping! Basically I turned Frostclaws into a fanboy! Since Whisper and Norbert had been Frostclaws riders at one point, he kind of wants to keep both of them, so he ships them in the hope that one day they'll all be one happy family in one household. While this was always in the back of my head after I gave Frostclaws to Norbert, his true fanboy-ness only came into its comical fruition after my Valentine's Day screenshot comic "Matchmaker," where Frostclaws tries one failed attempt after another to pair up Whisper and Norbert.

 

Speaking of which...Norbert the Nutcase. This character was originally made up by a friend of mine to have an HTTYD self-insert, whom he named after Norbert the Nutjob from the HTTYD book series. He wanted the character to be different by making his main dragon a small, non-rideable dragon and so gave him Carsten, the Terrible Terror (named using one of the names Fishlegs rejected when he was naming his Terror Iggy). Eventually my friend got bored with the franchise and so gave me permission to do what I wanted with Norbert and Carsten.

 

First, I felt Norbert needed a ride, so I gave him Frostclaws, since Frostclaws was in need of rider. This required him to be a close friend to Whisper, and so I decided he needed to be a good foil to Whisper, a source of humor, and also a good friend when push comes to shove. In his character crafting, I incooperated a lot of Robin Hood, a bit of Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians, and a bit of Robin from The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. He's got Robin's intense bravery, humor, and daredevil demeanor, Robin Hood's intelligence, nobility, and trickery (and amazing archery skills), and Jack Frost's playful prankster nature (which matched him well with Frostclaws). I also made him the son of a shepherd, inspired by both Robin (who was a shepherd boy) and Jack (who carries a shepherd's crook). Interestingly, making him a shepherd in the Viking world meant his family owned a lot of land and livestock, so I ran with making him a well-to-do young man to compare to Whisper's rather financially poor situation by comparison. (Oh, yeah, "shepherd boy" doesn't make him some simple peasant. He's middle class!) And with his family now a shepherd family, I searched Scandinavian surnames and came up with "Haugen," which means "tiny hill" and refers to a farm homestead.

 

Norbert's dragon situation has been an interesting one. I originally kept Carsten as his main dragon and Frostclaws as his riding dragon, but the more I worked with Norbert, the more I found the character I had created was more fit for a Shivertooth than a Terror. So I made Frostclaws his main dragon, and the two shown together! Then I added another dragon, Thistle the Prickleboggle. Now Thistle is a tiny, normal-sized Prickleboggle, so with her replacing Carsten as the dragon that perches on Norbert's shoulder, Carsten was moved from being Norbert's dragon to being the family Haugen dragon that Norbert had the most hand in training.

 

Norbert's weapons have also evolved. As mentioned before, I decided to make him an amazing shot with a bow and arrow early on. This jokster could split an arrow down the middle with another. However, when I first made the character, his bow was a longbow. After I discovered that Vikings may have had recurve bows (probably not, but possibly), I decided to make his bow a recurve bow, better for shooting from horseback (or dragonback). When I did that, I gave Norbert a signature thumb ring for shooting the bow, which has an intricate carving of a stag on it. I also used to have his signature move be to shoot flaming arrows, back when he had Carsten, but this was dropped when Carsten was no longer his personal dragon. About a year after having him, I also decided to make him wield an axe for close combat...just so he wouldn't be defenseless in close combat (and because it was pretty easy to see Norbert smashing things with an axe. Works with his style.)

 

As for Norbert and Whisper...I learned after writing "Matchmaker" that apparently my readers have been shipping Whisper and Norbert for awhile. Since I took in Norbert, he's been crafted as having been Whisper's friend since they were three, giving them kind of a brother-sister vibe, but I did seriously consider whether or not they would work as a couple when my readers reminded me that it could happen. And I did eventually decide whether or not they'll end up together. And what did I decide? ...Come on, guys, I ain't giving spoilers! But what I will say is that whole process led to is me coming up with other love interests for Whisper and Norbert, and yes, these will result in crushes and sometimes relationships. Not only does it keep everyone guessing, but I thoroughly believe people don't usually end up with the first person they date. Whisper has potential crushes and love interests in Robin Blomgren and Colby, and Norbert fantasizes about most girls he comes across but particularly Alva Lofgen. I won't kill all hope for Whisper and Norbert as a couple, but I'm not going to pander to my readers, either. Nah, I'm gonna mess with ya. XD

 

Then there's Norbert's other dragon Thistle the Prickleboggle. As mentioned before, Thistle is a tiny, normal-sized Prickleboggle. I made her when the Prickleboggle was first released in SoD as a plot point to make Norbert and Frostclaws heroes of a story, and then she sticks around because Frostclaws becomes intensely bonded to her. (The Prickleboggle's release description said dragons helped by Prickleboggles become fiercely loyal to them, so I was running with that. This was long before there were quests in SoD about Tormentor's symbiotic relationship with his Prickleboggle friend, but later that helped, too.) Later, the Prickleboggle was released in RoB as an ice dragon, which made me super excited - I had already fallen for this adorable little dragon, and now it was an ice dragon, the best dragons! - and so I decided to make Thistle a more prominent character than she was originally. When I did that, I developed her relationship wtih Norbert more than Frostclaws, and I used both Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and also Jack Frost and Baby Tooth from Rise of the Guardians (who are also based on Peter Pan and Tink) as parallels for the kind of relationship the two share.

 

Finally, among the main characters of The Wolf and the Howl, there's Pickle the Windgnasher. You can thank Icee Glacier for the name; when she called the Windgnasher a pickle-face, I just had this scene pop in my head of Norbert naming a Windgnasher Pickle, much to Whisper's chagrin. But his name and personality have really stayed the same since I made him; what's changed is his rider. Originally I made a brand new character to be his rider, a young woman named Gertrude Dalgaard a.k.a. Gertrude the Shrewd, who hails from Chilblain. The idea was to have Gertrude become a close friend of Whisper's.

 

But then things went wrong with Ylva, Whisper's mother.

 

Originally Ylva was going to ride Icevein, but as my dog Louia, I really wanted Icevein to be Whisper's dragon first and foremost. When Sneezlehunch was released in RoB, I mistook it for a subspecies because it had a different breath weapon and so made a Sneezlehunch for Ylva, which my mother named Bless. However, I later learned that Sneezlehunch was meant to be an individual Snifflehunch, not a subspecies, so Bless had to be scrapped. So...I decided to give Pickle to Ylva. He actually turned out to be a great dragon for her, and I like the current situation even better.

 

I didn't throw away Gertrude, though; she's remained exactly the same, only now her dragon is an arctic Scuttleclaw named Spitfire.

 

There are a number of recurring antagonists in The Wolf and the Howl, but the only antagonist I'd call a main character is Avalanche the Snow Wraith, and she hasn't changed much personality-wise since her inception, either. She did take the place of another character, though. Originally, Winterwind's dragon rival was going to be Icebones, an arctic Skrill found hibernating in a glacier on Icestorm Island. (Snow Wraith's didn't exist then, so Skrills were the obvious choice.) But when the Snow Wraith came out (and was deemed untrainable, so I didn't want to make it my own dragon), I decided that dragon made more sense for a Woolly Howl's rival. So I kept Icebones' backstory and initial animosity with Winterwind but had him befriend Whisper eventually and made Avalanche the dragon questing to kill Winterwind. Avalanche was originally white with blue spikes like the default Snow Wraith in SoD, but I eventually made her all white like all the Snow Wraiths in RTTE.

 

And those are the main characters for The Wolf and the Howl. Now Son of the Sea! (It will be shorter, I promise.)

 

Now there are a number of main characters in Son of the Sea, including Murphy Strostrand, Seacry the Thunderdrum, Sharkfist, Fjord the Sand Wraith, Spitz Olsen, Sparky the Shockjaw, Harry the Perilous (the villain), and Riptide the Scauldron (dragon villain), but they haven't really changed much since I made them. I've changed the surnames a few times, Sparky's named changed from Zipzap to Sparky, Fjord's name changed from Duststorm to Fjord, Sparky and Fjord switched trainers (Sharkfist now rides Fjord, and Spitz now trainers), I realized Sparky can't be ridden because you can't sit on a Shockjaw, I changed Sharkfist's real name (which I will keep secret for now), Riptide acquired a scar courtesy of Dylan, but otherwise? They're pretty much the same as when I made them.

 

But the leads, Dylan and his Sliquifier Splashwing, have changed. In Dylan's case, a lot.

 

Dylan was originally named Ingemar, and this character has a weird origin. There was a time in Whisper's storyline when I was having element-themed dragon trainers to go along with Whisper's ice theme. I had a fire girl (Frida the Furious...who has remained a fire-themed antagonist in Whisper's story, only now playing a smaller rule), the earth guy (I kept changing his name), and the water boy, Ingemar. His backstory and dragon were the same as they are now, but his character was very different. Ingemar was a very quiet and gentle boy, small and frail-looking and frail-sounding. But I became so fascinated with his willingness to explore the world and his backstory that when I ditched the multiple element-themed OCs idea, I wanted to keep him. But he no longer had a place in Whisper's story. So...I wrote him into his own story! And Son of the Sea was born!

 

Now that Ingemar was carrying a story by himself, I wanted to beef up his character, so I decided to give him a name I thought was stronger and more evocative of the sea. I came up with the Welsh name "Dylan," meaning "son of the wave." (He doesn't have a surname because his backstory is that his baby basket was found floating at sea, so he's just Dylan No-name.) This new Dylan was a much more brash and forward character of Ingemar, happily greeting people and jumping into trouble without looking first. He's optimistic, gullible, full of life, and is a far cry from the quiet little boy I first made him out to be, though I kept the bug for exploration necessary for his character.

 

Splashwing hasn't changed in character since I made her - she's a pretty typical Sliquifier and has remained more of a mother figure to Dylan than anything - but she has changed a lot in looks. Originally she had more of the water horse look seen in the Sliquifier from School of Dragons. But when I discovered that Rise of Berk (where SoD got its Sliquifier design) got this dragon wrong to what it was in the second film, I had to change it. A Sliquifier is actually seen on one of Fishlegs' cards in the second film, and there, the Sliquifier has a seal-like body, with only two front flippers and no legs. So I made Splashwing a movie canon Sliquifier, though I let her keep her original coloration.

 

...All right, that's all the main characters! No more OCs from me for this thread; I think that's plenty!

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Alrighty

I was debating posting here, but after reading everyone's, I kinda wanna share. xD

 

Okay, so, mainly my viking started off in lotro(Lord of the Rings Online) as a Rune-Keeper. I basically made myself, called her Brynian, and played soo much. Eventually, I reached the end of the game, maxed her out, and moved over to the monster side of things. All my characters had Bryn- at the front, and a suffix on the monster side of the game was -akh. So, I put them together. I soon got bored(and added an 'a' to the end, creating Brynakha) which was when my friend sparked my interest in SoD again(I played way back when you could only travel via timberjack going through loops in the sky. Could you imagine my disappointment when that was removed? I can. RIP.). So, naturally, I just used the name i was most attached to from lotro. Thus, her(my) name was born. 

I basically just gave her my own appearance, and then made clothes to go with her backstory. Ever since I saw the Defenders of the Wing, I fell in love with them - but I also loved dragons and knew I wanted her to be a dragon rider. So, i wrote her back story as being apart of the Defenders of the Wing, and being exiled due to her secretly training a dragon and riding it. She wasn't sentenced to death as a mercy, since she was so young, instead they shipped her off the island and my dragon followed. My weapon was basically a creation of me liking ranged combat, and seeing hiccups' flaming sword. And lots of thinking.

My dragons' development is where it gets interesting. 

Alright, so I knew I wanted a white dragon. Why? I mean, afterall, I'm a darker person and I like the darker side of life - so why white? It's actually a very odd reason. I couldn't sleep one night, literally laying there for five hours, so I decided to look up some meditation videos online. After many unsuccessful tries to try and find my spirit animal, a white fox, although honestly it looked like a fox-sized wolf with a really long tail. Idk what it was, appeared. I wanted to honor that, even if it was weird and i didn't know what my brain came up with. 

I always did like traditional dragons like in Eregon, so I wanted a dragon that was most like one of those. I chose a Windwalker, after vacillating back and forth a lot, and I fell in love with how they were in the books. It fit perfectly into my backstory, because Bryn thought she was capturing a wolf terrorizing their livestock when she found him - and young Windwalkers are furry. I named him Meizi, although I can't say what it means in old norse because this is a children's website, but my main dragon was born. 

I ended up having trouble connecting to him, though. I just couldn't get used to how low to the ground they were, and I had no idea how to picture or work with the long skinny neck, and long skinny head. Eventually, and with much guilt, I decided to choose a different main dragon. 

I honestly had no idea what to pick, so I just hung out for a while. I had a Sand Wraith named Draugr, and I honestly have no idea why I started to use him more than anyone else, but I re-looked up his name(which I chose because it was a direct translation to the word 'ghost' and he lives in the sand but can pop out at any time like a ghost) and it was actually a really interesting old nordic creature with a lot of lore behind it. It was not simply a ghost. These creatures were amazing, and I just fell a bit in love with Draugr. He did not fit my story though, and I was a bit sad by that. I also tend to like being unique, and I absolutely dislike having the same exact name or idea as other people. I don't know why. So, Sand Wraiths were really popular - and that really put me off. Then, I remembered Woolly Howls. I really liked them, but I always preferred fire over ice for some reason. So, I thought about making him into a hybrid between the two species. It would satisfy the story behind her, with hunting a wolf but it was really just Draugr with his scales up, and it would satisfy my desire to be unique - and I could create soo much with him(in terms of abilities and appearances). I also have no issues picturing him, which makes it fun to draw him. So much to experiment with. 

Slowly, he developed more a mischievous personality. I always liked the idea of a pet who would make you laugh, play with you, but still know when you're upset and try to make you feel better. My own cat adores to cuddle in bed too, so that was injected into Draugr(who basically sprawls over his rider every night in bed. She even got him a sand pit to sleep in. No dice.) He just grew more and more unique, his personality became one of pure mischief, and he would steal things, make bigger dragons mad and then divert their anger elsewhere to watch in amusement, and he would even yank his rider into sand or snow pits just to scare her. Before I even knew it, this dragon was in my heart and he was not budging. My rider's still more or less me, but my dragon is the real star of the show.

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     My name is Brynakha the Baleful, and I got quite a bit of dragons - 40+ in total - on my home island, Tryggr. Look all the way down to see it!

     To tell a bit about myself, I quite like to experiment and create new things from my dragons' leftover scales or spikes that fall out, including my bowaxe made from the old scales of my Razorwhips, Bruni and Snarlinga, and gronkle iron that my gronkle, Fiskr, provided me with. The axe blades have two dagger-like weapons that are in the shape of the wolfsangel rune and are embedded inside the each axe blade, they can come out of the axe to form their own weapons. 

     The arrows for my bow are hollow, and they're the thinner spines that my Whispering Death, Orindi, and my Screaming Death, Jarmr, drop. Sometimes I use their teeth as well. After I hollow out their spines, I put soft bird feathers, color coded, on the ends and depending on the type of arrow, I attach either flint, jasper, blue chert or just gronkle iron. The arrows with the jasper on the end are filled with Monsterous Nightmare gel, provided by Bal. The arrows with flint on the end are filled with Zippleback gas, provided by Tven 'n' Ri. The arrows with chert on the end are filled with Flightmare mist, provided by Faela. The final type of arrow is tipped with Gronkle Iron and is not hollowed out, forming a normal arrow.

 

     What? You want to know more? Well, I can't tell you all my secrets, but on my island rescue for dragons and animals alike, I live and handle it alone.

My dragons, that are pretty much just residents on the island, are more like a wild pack and they're handled by my rescued Singetail, Svidar, who is extremely loyal to me.

     My main dragon? I have a peculiar dragon, that's for sure. Oh, his species? He's a hybrid between a Sand Wraith and a Woolly Howl. He doesn't really have a classification just yet, but I call him a Howling Wraith. His name is Draugr, or Ghost.

    Oops! Almost forgot, I do have two other close dragons: a Silver Phantom named Vargulf, or Werewolf, and a Triple Stryke named Volva, or Witch.

 

Please do NOT steal or copy any of my characters, art, edits, or ideas. All images are done by me.

 

         Riding Dragon

Draugr(Ghost): Titan, Male, Howling Wraith

         Hunting Dragons

Vargulf(Werewolf): Adult, Male, Silver Phantom

Volva(Witch): Adult, Female, Triple Stryke

         Personal Dragons

Vakti: Titan, Male, Ruby Crystal Sand Wraith

Snaer: Adult, Male, Shivertooth

Odaell(Sinni): Titan, Male, Terrible Terror

Aldrienn: Adult, Male, Night Fury

Lanyi: Adult, Female, Sand Fury

Vedr: Adult, Male, Woolly Howl

Meizi: Adult, Male, Windwalker

Lit Rjuka: Adult, Male, Smothering Smokesbreath

         Wild/Rescue Dragons

Svidar: Adult, Male, Singetail (Leader)

Seydir: Adult, Female, Flame Whipper

Leita: Titan, Female, Stormcutter

Aeva: Titan, Female, Snow Wraith

Flotti: Adult, Male, Timberjack

Faela: Adult, Female, Flightmare

Orindi: Titan, Male, Whispering Death

Jarmr: Titan, Male, Screaming Death

Skellr: Titan, Male, Skrill

Skyrr: Adult, Female, Silver Phantom

Skipta: Adult, Female, Changewing

Bal: Titan, Male, Monsterous Nightmare

Tven 'n' Ri: Titan, Female, Hideous Zippleback

Midla: Adult, Female, Prickleboggle

Fiskr: Adult, Male, Gronkle

Banikalla: Adult, Female, Deathsong

Fleygja: Titan, Female, Deadly Nadder

Hvata: Adult, Female, Scuttleclaw

Bruni: Titan, Male, Razorwhip

Snarlinga: Adult, Female, Razorwhip

Vagr: Adult, Male, Scauldron

Veifa: Adult, Female, Scauldron

Orendi: Adult, Male, Moldruffle

Feitr: Adult, Male, Hotburple

Hraun: Adult, Female, Eruptodon

Vigr: Adult, Male, Armourwing

Bein: Adult, Male, Boneknapper

Astir: Adult, Female, Hobblegrunt

Ausa: Adult, Female, Tide Glider

Grellir: Adult, Male, Thunderdrum

Skrida: Adult, Female, Shockjaw

Svienn: Adult, Male, Grapple Grounder

Vollska: Adult, Female, Grapple Grounder

Skjotr: Adult, Male, Speed Stinger

Svell: Adult, Male, Groncicle