Gemdrake; Dragon, westernAge:
20,000 years (equivalent to 80)Size:
160 ft Abilities Light Element
A dragon of great power, Rilian is a Sorcerer of great skill in his natural element. The reason why sorcerers are as a whole so much more powerful is that they have a greater well of Reiatsu to pull upon. Allowing them to create bigger shows of power than others. But Rilian has always preferred to use this power in a more gentle, more subtle way, storing his Reiatsu rather than spending it. Allowing him to do smaller magics for longer, rather than one big thing or a few medium acts of magic.
Manifesting as a cleansing white fire or a bright light Rilian uses his Light Element ability much like an extension of his thoughts, pulling upon his power to create glowing constructs out of pure energy that suits the need of the moment and is limited only by the situation and his mind. Rilian has also put in a lot of time studying and learning some of his Elements sub-manipulations, namely healing and cleansing and of course the simple creation of light.
Light, of course, fascinating him the most and over his lifetime Rilian has found a number of ways to light up the world around him and unique ways to use this lights as well. From a concentrated ball of white fire or pure light, a soft glow that just fills the air and something that resembles the lights that fill the sky above the Frozen Wastes, he has a number of tricks up his metaphorical sleeves.Portal Creation
Rilian has also gained the ability to open portals for easy travel across the Realms. He creates Static Portals, not the most common but nor the least common either. Showing a clear image of why lays beyond the portal in clear glowing gold. Combat
You don't live to get to Rilians age without learning a thing or two about defending oneself. While in his dragon form, he relies on his magic to defend himself. Able to create shields and blasts as well as having natural weapons in the form of fangs and talons.
However when in his human form, Rilian is a skilled fighter and swordsman, having studied a number of different forms of combat over his lifetime under a wide range of masters. He is now able to defend himself in most situations if he isn't outnumbered and if he is, he is old enough and wise enough leave pride behind and make a run for it. Weakness:Light Element
While very powerful, Rilian still has his limitations. His abilities are still susceptible to his Elements natural weakness's the Earth, Ice and Dark Elements as well as limitations that come from Rilians own weaknesses such as a Runes, Enchantments and some very strong psion abilities.Portal Creation
A Static Portal, while useful as you can see where you are going, is one that is limited in its use because you can only create them in already-built structures like a stone arch or a doorway and there are only a limited about of those that can be found in each of the realms. Appearance:Gemdrake Form
Rilian is huge... Last of the great Demdrakes Rilian is now 160ft long and that doesn't include his long and dexterous tail that he uses like an extra limb. Well built, Rilian is a western dragon, with large webbed wings and a long sinuous neck and a long tail that ends in a whip-like point.
He has long since become completely calcified in minerals. Taking on the appearance of a living stone. True to his rich and varied diet his scales are a shimmering array of colours from golden green to deep reds and oranges with hints of electric blue all shining with an iridescent shimmer, making him appear as though he were made out of spectrolite. He lacks any other kind of natural adornment except for a row of five sharp spines that strike out in from his cheeks.
His eyes shimmer, the corneas faceted like a cut gem, their colour shifting around his cat-like pupil as his moods change.
Blue - Neutral
Red - Angry, Frustration, Irritation, etc
Pink and Purple - Amusement, pleasure, calmness, etc
Green - Worry, Contemplation, Puzzlement.
Around one knuckle he wears the mark of his rank, an enchanted mithril ring that alters size as he grows or shifts to his human form. Set into the ring is a small, single tanzanite stone with the runes S and R scribed on either side of it.
(Spectolite - example of what Rilians scales look like
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In his humanoid form, Rilian appears to of mixed ancestry. He is tall, 6 ft tall, with pointed elven ears and strong, handsome features with a well built and muscular body. His hair colour is hard to tell as it has a strong metallic shimmer that radiates through many colours, reds, golds, greens, blues and his eyes remain faceted and change colour as they do in his dragon form.
He moves with grace and awareness of where he is, his eyes almost always subtly taking in what is around him when he enters somewhere new. He has an easy, open face and a deep warm voice. It can sometimes be a little hypnotic to listen to him speak for any length of time. About
Back when many of the Realms where new and the races young, Rilian was born, last of the Great Gemdrakes. Excited by the world he was born into and interested by cultures around him he chose not to vanish from the world like the rest of his kind, "to make way for the new Drakes" they called it but what it was, was them fleeing the new world that they did not understand. Allowing themselves to be pushed out by the rise of the new, smaller Gemdrakes who were better able to move with the times.
Once he had chosen to stay, he went and studied at the Tower of Evylon. There spent years studying, learning, there he gained the rank of Sorcerer. There not only did he learn control of his power, but he learnt of the other Realms, races and their languages. As a Journeyman he explored the other Realms, taking delight in travel and of gaining new knowledge, finding that he loved the quick and ever-changing world.
He lived life at full speed, using his abilities to help those he could, collecting books, maps, notes on languages and new magics for the Libraries of the many Mage Towers. Acting as a sometimes teacher to new students, sometimes travelling the Realms to locate wild mages or find students and bring them into the care of the Order.
To tell the truth, he does not know all that he had done over his very long life... However, his last and most clear memory is one that is 3.000 years old. After a student at one of the Towers lost his sanity after losing control of an enchantment. A student of Rilians, Rilian felt responsible for the student and followed him, wishing to try and help or if he could not, stop him from hurting anyone else.
Then in a small valley, more a clearing of sorts, Rilian faced his former student, as he called out the students name, he turned without thought blasted an enchantment towards Rilian, threw up a shield, but it was no use. The enchantment took ahold of him, wrapping itself around him, pulling him somewhere, Rilian could the change in the air as it took him even as the enchantment cast him to a deep and lasting slumber that lasted for 3.000 years. Personality
Age has not changed Rilian much. Sure he is less risk-prone than his younger self, being more aware that no-one is untouchable but underneath that is still the same, curious, opinionated, stubborn, practical, calm on the outside party on the inside dragon that he was when he hatched 20.000 years ago.
A collector of sayings, and little similies, he has an odd sometimes morbid sense of humour, a hidden temper and a deep and gentle heart for those he cares about or feel protective over.
A dragon who is willing to embrace the new and constantly looks for the future and a strong believer in the combative qualities of humour Rilian none the less has a serious side as well. But he is never one to take himself to seriously and has been known to call himself "The old windbag" and make jokes about pigeons mistaking him for a giant statue.