Dragoknight Draco sapiens ("Wise Dragon") Editor's Note: Not to be confused with Dragonite of the Pokemon Franchise. Dragons are a tale of fantasy and myth commonly passed around throughout the expanding timeline of humanity. Who would've guessed such creatures would have existed at any interval of time? This legend of fire-breathing beasts are known even in the darkest regions of space, but not a soul would've known such creatures existed...until now. Dragoknights are a race long forgotten, from a fiery planet stranded in a distant galaxy far from contact. Their societal hierarchy is comprised of the worship of their emperor, a being deemed closest to the gods. An emperor is born every 500 years, and is gifted at birth with a powerful wingspan and the ability to breath fire. Both of which, are two notable characteristics all other members of Dragoknight society lack. The emperor is handed down the legendary sword Skalgrand, said to have been forged on the very first flame ignited on their planet, as his sign of leadership. It is a symbol of the great hardships fought between this draconic race and the power within it. It is the emperor's decision on whether or not to accept a new custom, set of rules, or even go to war. The military tactics of Dragoknight warfare consist of their mastery of both sword and flame weaponry. A mass amount of hot energy is imbued within the weapons used by the Dragoknights for their burning effect. Fire-based guns are a new battle style to the Dragoknights, as before the most recent emperor approved of futuristic advancements (Emperor Bahamut VI), these dragonmen were hesitant to try something that was not of tradition. Noble and powerful, a Dragoknight would dare not strike down those weaker than itself. It would go against their honor on the battlefield if one were to perform such an unfavorable kill. As far as space travel goes, Dragoknights spread their "kingdom" wherever their ships take them, often taking on equally powerful or stronger races than themselves. It is on the word of their emperor that they shall claim more territory for the future generation. Dragoknight Emperor The symbolic leader of the Dragoknight race. An Emperor is born only once every generation (in Dragoknight terms, 500 years) and is gifted with the ability of fire and flight. The process of their birth is an unknown process shrouded in mystery, but is heralded as a miracle. At a young age, the Emperor is trained to hone their skills to the fullest once matured. Secluded as a child from other offspring of his/her kind, the Emperor learns the ways of the battlefield before gaining social value. As a result, they are truly the strongest of their race, a being worthy of being called "king". Adorned in ceramic armor, the Emperor's command changes the fate of all Dragoknights. He/She does not usually enact his/her law, instead leaving it to his/her subordinates. The Emperor stays at command on Goldoa, within the capital city of Heliopolis. From here the main source of communication can be dispersed. In the off-chance that the Emperor is murdered, chaos would follow and all Dragoknight factions (save for renegade parties) would instantaneously become your enemy. The attacks would never end until the killer is properly subdued and executed on the spot. Until the next generation of the Emperor comes, the Emperor's counsel would take command for the remaining years. In recorded history, there have been six generations of Emperors who ruled over the Dragoknight Empire. Their names as follows: Emperor Bahamut I (Skalgrand) - "The Legendary King" Emperor Bahamut II (Middrok) - "The Boundary's Vanguard" Emperor Bahamut III (Yeldir) - "The Old Treasurer" Empress Bahamut IV (Sapherr) - "The Azure Beauty" Emperor Bahamut V (Bruticus) - "The Savage General" Emperor Bahamut VI (Baulzeden) - "The Rising Future" (Current) Agriculture The Dragoknight homeworld is home to a fiery landscape overlaid with volcanic activity. While this may seem off-putting to most farmers, the volcanic soil produced is rich in minerals that provide healthy crop growth. In fact, the plants that benefit from this have a minor increase in size and taste. The main cash crops of the Dragoknight race include Dragonfruit, Beef Berries, Leechroot, and Phoexillia Fern. Mostly spices and related crops. Dragonfruit "Despite resembling a fire-breathing monster, this fruit certainly won't roast you alive." Beef Berry "A fruit famous for its meaty flavor. It is distinguishable from other fruits by its long, hairy outer skin. A great alternative for vegetarians." Leechroot "A fiendish-looking vegetable only capable of growing on planets with high temperatures. It was erroneously believed to have been massive parasite, hence the name. Strong (acrid) in taste, only recommended for the hungriest of individuals." Phoexillia Fern "A favorite among Equigriffs. Common in Goldoan fields, these vegetables sport one of the spiciest flavors the galaxy has to offer." Weaponry Dragon Cannon Weapon NO.: 1 Type: Gun Speed: Slow (1 projectile per shot) "A furious weapon infused with the power of a dragon." Black Dragon Cannon (DarkBound) Weapon NO.: ???? Type: Gun Speed: Slow (1 projectile per shot) "You do not even know our tongue, do you? Such arrogance, to dare take for yourself the name of Dovah!" Flameberg Weapon NO.: 2 Type: Sword Speed: Fast "Set your foes ablaze with this burning sword's spirit!" Dragonrend (DarkBound) Weapon NO.: ???? Type: Sword Speed: Fast "You mortals have grown arrogant while I slept!" Steel Sword(s) Weapon NO.: -- Type: Sword Speed: Fast "The basic line of traditional weaponry used by the Dragoknight army." Concept Art Related Suggestions Drakes Solamanders Pyrosaurus Rex Equigriffs Trinoceras Plesiax Seeing as dragons are a popular suggestion for Starbound (as a race and as a mob), I decided to do my own take on them. Medieval sentient dragons! Comments?