Lycanwing RP Idea

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I've been working on a lycanwing headcannon/plot for a while and need some feedback on things before I start properly refining it.

(Cannon lycanwing is basically a weredragon altho unconfirmed to exist in the httyd universe)

Basically these lycanwings are simply whoever weilds an enchanted item(likely a weapon) that allows them to take on a draconic form. This form only takes affect while they are holding it, and technically the weapon can be held by anyone and change them, but will drain the weilders sanity if they aren't the true owner of it.

Lycanwing forms are usually based off existing/known dragons or a combination, but can be entirely unique, and their form can be altered by significant experiences (maturity, trauma, partnerships, other). Lycanwings retain their human stance and size, rarely grow wings, and can copy their dragons breath weapon.

(Idea; very rare true lycanwing that does a complete transformation, possible tribe leader/divine figure?)

The enchanted weapons are basically anything forged with metal from a specific island (unamed but i did a map). The lycanwing effect can take to any item created with the enchanted metal, but traditionally is used for weapons.

 

PLOT IDEAS:

I had two ideas for this;

- rider team finds the tribe and learns all the stuff about lycanwings, maybe becomes lycanwings themselves for [reason]

- young lycanwing initiates discovering their forms and training to become part of the elite guard or something

- (secret third idea of rogue lycanwing faction that are just out in the wild being feral pirates/bandits)

 

Main thing I want to talk about is the rules for the items and how they affect the user. Generally I'd like to keep this a relatively lighthearted RP, with maybe a few darker elements to keep things grounded? And also I will have it as unplanned as possible to try and stop me from railroading which I am terrible with, and let any long-term plot arise naturally from player stories and choices. so,,,,,,, pls ask me questions and be keen on this thing with me.

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oh yeah i wont plan things i

oh yeah i wont plan things i wont prepare a bunch of background and lore i can base an overarching plot around wait nevermind i've already created a set of artefacts and an elderly oracle/name-giver NPC, someone please stop me cause I sure aint gonna stop myself

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I really like the second and third idea. Maybe you could combine them? You could have some players be new recruits and others be experienced pillagers/thiefs.

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Honestly, sounds cool. If you were to take inspiration from Wolf and Star's ideas, I think this could be a wonderful RP.

Some of my own ideas:

1) The Lycanwings are not werewolves- they can't spread the curse by biting, instead they must gain it by being cursed by a god or by being born like this.

2) The Lycanwings are sellswords and pirates; eventually, Drago, Viggo, or Grimmel find them and decide to use them for (reason)

3) The Dragon Riders find young Lycanwings, think them normal, but are in for a surprise on the full moon, whe they transform into full-fledged dragons. The Riders and Lycanwings then have to work together against (threat), because (threat) has (advantage) and if it uses (advantage), (threat) could do (bad thing) to riders and Lycanwings. The Riders need the Lycanwings to help them because each Lycanwing has a distinct, unique power/advantage, which can be something like "They fly faster" to "They are extremely tough and hard to knock down". In this idea, maybe each person plays a Rider and a Lycanwing?

If you like this idea, I'd be happy to whip out character sheets.

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I looked around, nose in the air. It told me there was boar near. I, fire burning hotly within myself, looked around. Sure enough, fifty paces off, more or less, was a full-grown boar. I was getting rather hungry, and a boar makes a nice meal. I stealthily approched it, thinking of the feast I'd have today.

The boar's head jerked up- great. I must have been too loud. And then I heard it as well: crunching leaves beneath a foot. It was leaf-fall, so this was no big surprise. I lunged at the boar, and it gave a shrill whine of terror before I rammed into it, scorching the fur. Within seconds, it was d'ead. I tore into it, hunger stopping all other thought until I saw a shadow and heard the hushed voices: "Is it real?" "Is that a Coalskin?" "How are we not in Valhalla yet?"

I turned. There was a group of Viking children, watching me. They speak in whispers among themselves, but I hear. I turn to look at them, and the voices fall silent. They look scared, except one. I give a ROAR and the group scatters. Not one, though. She approaches me, and says quitely, "They're not going to hurt you." I look at the Viking. She's nothing special, really. She's just braver than the rest. I like that.

I look at the girl, and think about what I'm doing. I then dip my head, slightly. A respectful bow. I respect bravery, and this child, no less, has stood to a Coalskin. In my opinion, we are the most scary dragons out there. The girl returns the bow, and she begins to walk off, and I follow. 

"You need a name." Her voice cuts the silence of the forest. I look at her. I have a name, but nothing she can pronounce. It's 'Hrrrrr', all long and dragged out, and low, very low, until the end, where it flares up into a high pitch. But this girl doesn't know that. "Flicker? Nah, too generic. Flickrr." I like this new human-name. It cuts the 'e' sound, leaving you with a harsh 'rrr' sound. We walk back, both content walking in silence.

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