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Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here. Rule #1 for job interviews: Don’t set the furniture on fire.  This might jeopardize your chances at getting the job. This page also answers a question I’ve been asked countless times, and that’s how Xhianil‘s name is pronounced.  There you go!  ^__^ Those of you looking for a soundtrack to this page can pull up “The Day I Tried To Live” by Soundgarden. I don’t have too much else to add this week, as I need to hurry up and pack for Anime Weekend Atlanta.  I’m writing this on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the trip down there, so I’m currently writing to you from the past about an event which is in my future, which, by the time you read this, will also be in both of our pasts.  Fortunately, my De Lorean gets good mileage.  I’m sure I’ll’ve had a great time–I always do in Atlanta, which is my favorite party con–and I’ll tell you all about it NEXT week. Until then, my fellow Draconiacs, take care, and thanks for reading! =RazorFox.
  • I’ve gotten heated while telling a story, but that’s a bit much.

  • Draven

    I’ve gotten heated while telling a story, but that’s crazy.

    • Fire Dragons do that better. ^__^

  • I’ve gotten heated while telling a story, but that’s crazy.

    • Fire Dragons do that better. ^__^

  • Rumblepurr

    First one on… Question: What is the difference between a fully RED Fire Dragon and the off-shade red one (such as Xhianil)? And… any idea on how to get the perosnal avatar back on line?

    • Xch3l

      I think you need a Disqus account, click the little cog at the top right, edit settings and then avatar

    • Draven

      I believe I was said that the shade of color o a dragons skin reflected the power of their magik. The darker the color, the more powerful.

      • Draven’s correct, though Dragons’ skin tones vary to start with and then get darker from that. But here, given Kighan’s elevated position within the Fire Legion and later the Palace Guard, it can be safely assumed that she’s a little higher up the magical power ladder, too.

  • First one on… Question: What is the difference between a fully RED Fire Dragon and the off-shade red one (such as Xhianil)? And… any idea on how to get the perosnal avatar back on line?

    • Xch3l

      I think you need a Disqus account, click the little cog at the top right, edit settings and then avatar

    • I believe I was said that the shade of color o a dragons skin reflected the power of their magik. The darker the color, the more powerful.

      • Draven’s correct, though Dragons’ skin tones vary to start with and then get darker from that. But here, given Kighan’s elevated position within the Fire Legion and later the Palace Guard, it can be safely assumed that she’s a little higher up the magical power ladder, too.

  • Xch3l

    The shortest test I’ve ever seen:
    1-. Tell a story
    2-. Burn the table
    3-. ????
    4-. PROFIT!!

    Thank you Danny from the past!

    • She hasn’t quite reached step 4 yet. We need to see how this turns out. ^__^

  • Xch3l

    The shortest test I’ve ever seen:
    1-. Tell a story
    2-. Burn the table
    3-. ????
    4-. PROFIT!!

    Thank you Danny from the past!

    • She hasn’t quite reached step 4 yet. We need to see how this turns out. ^__^

  • EOTW

    So how do they shape their horns? Is there a horn barber?

    • Great question! The shape of a Dragon’s horns aren’t the result of any cosmetic modification. Rather, it’s just the way they grow. The best comparison is how some people have straight hair and others have curly hair. Same thing here. Dragons still need to maintain them, though, such as filing them to keep their sharp points, and making sure they don’t grow to any unreasonable lengths.

  • EOTW

    So how do they shape their horns? Is there a horn barber?

    • Great question! The shape of a Dragon’s horns aren’t the result of any cosmetic modification. Rather, it’s just the way they grow. The best comparison is how some people have straight hair and others have curly hair. Same thing here. Dragons still need to maintain them, though, such as filing them to keep their sharp points, and making sure they don’t grow to any unreasonable lengths.

  • MaveriKat

    Hooray for Xhianil! May her cursing of Elektra pay off in the futu… er… wait, we already know the answer to that. She owes Fuegana a sandwich!

    • And we know she can cook one! ^o^

  • MaveriKat

    Hooray for Xhianil! May her cursing of Elektra pay off in the futu… er… wait, we already know the answer to that. She owes Fuegana a sandwich!

    • And we know she can cook one! ^o^

  • MrAMP

    Well, obviously some needs to express her anger a little more verbal. *Remembers event* Oh…nvm XD

    • She did. And she still set the table on fire. ^__^;;

      • MrAMP

        I was referring to the even with the Burn Mother…..on it XD

  • MrAMP

    Well, obviously some needs to express her anger a little more verbal. *Remembers event* Oh…nvm XD

    • She did. And she still set the table on fire. ^__^;;

      • MrAMP

        I was referring to the even with the Burn Mother…..on it XD

  • Wolfheart811

    I honestly don’t blame Xhianil. But she does need to control her anger better than that. But, To tell the truth, I wouldn’t control it that well, either.

    • But would your anger result in a flaming table? o_O

      • Wolfheart811

        More than the table! The chair, too! If the room were made of wood, it would all come burning down.

  • Wolfheart811

    I honestly don’t blame Xhianil. But she does need to control her anger better than that. But, To tell the truth, I wouldn’t control it that well, either.

    • But would your anger result in a flaming table? o_O

      • Wolfheart811

        More than the table! The chair, too! If the room were made of wood, it would all come burning down.

  • Kobra

    Judging from that smirk on Kighan(Like the name by the way.), that defiantly did help. Though the girl defiantly does have anger issues that need to be taken care of.
    At first I thought Osceura exiling Electra was just her continuing being emotionally irresponsible and petty. But now after hearing about her bad choice that cased that cave massacre and seeing Electra doing such crap in a bar and leaving Gia to die like she did I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner or worse happen to her.

    • There’s still more to be revealed about Elektra and her history. Stay tuned… ~__^

  • Kobra

    Judging from that smirk on Kighan(Like the name by the way.), that defiantly did help. Though the girl defiantly does have anger issues that need to be taken care of.
    At first I thought Osceura exiling Electra was just her continuing being emotionally irresponsible and petty. But now after hearing about her bad choice that cased that cave massacre and seeing Electra doing such crap in a bar and leaving Gia to die like she did I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner or worse happen to her.

    • There’s still more to be revealed about Elektra and her history. Stay tuned… ~__^

  • “I sense great anger in this one” >:3

    • Anger at a specific set of customers, perhaps. ^__^

  • Ethan Qix

    “I sense great anger in this one” >:3

    • Anger at a specific set of customers, perhaps. ^__^

  • slasheredge

    Talk about getting fired up.

    • She made an impression, though. ^__^

      • slasheredge

        Ah now if we could all make a good impression by losing control in front of the interviewer. lol.

  • slasheredge

    Talk about getting fired up.

    • She made an impression, though. ^__^

      • slasheredge

        Ah now if we could all make a good impression by losing control in front of the interviewer. lol.

  • Working in retail myself (though not a pub or anything like Xhianil) I know just how frustrating customers like that can be! I’d probably set a loooot of things on fire too if I had that ability. Even if I didn’t mean too. xD

    • My heart goes out to all who have worked or are working in a customer-oriented capacity. Xhianil needs to remember that wooden furniture might not be the best surface upon which to get her blood boiling. ^__^

  • Working in retail myself (though not a pub or anything like Xhianil) I know just how frustrating customers like that can be! I’d probably set a loooot of things on fire too if I had that ability. Even if I didn’t mean too. xD

    • My heart goes out to all who have worked or are working in a customer-oriented capacity. Xhianil needs to remember that wooden furniture might not be the best surface upon which to get her blood boiling. ^__^

  • DragonForLife

    FLAMING HANDS! AWESOME!

    • Beware of angry Fire Dragons. ^__^;;

      • DragonForLife

        fire hands….remiinds me of Burning hands spell on DDO[Dungeons and Dragons Online]

        SET FIRE TO ALL THE MOBS!

  • DragonForLife

    FLAMING HANDS! AWESOME!

    • Beware of angry Fire Dragons. ^__^;;

      • DragonForLife

        fire hands….remiinds me of Burning hands spell on DDO[Dungeons and Dragons Online]

        SET FIRE TO ALL THE MOBS!

  • deadmenn008

    A little angry at Miss Electra will get her a long way. Lol.

    • It might have scored a point or two. ^__^

  • deadmenn008

    A little angry at Miss Electra will get her a long way. Lol.

    • It might have scored a point or two. ^__^

  • Morske

    It seems the dragons are using the Asian way of writing, top to down (or bottom to up?). Can’t remember if there’s been any other page where I’ve seen actual writing, so I think this might be the the first time it’s shown.

    • I think I’ve actually featured it once or twice here and there over the years, but it’s been a long while. Yeah, the default direction for Dragon script is just like Chinese or Japanese: top to bottom and right to left. It can, however, also be written left to right and top to bottom, like western script. Good eye! ^__^

      • Morske

        What made you decide to give the dragons the Chinese/Japanese writing? I don’t know what they should’ve had otherwise, but I’m just curious if there’s any particular reason why this one.

        • No particular reason, really. I just like showing ways of doing things in the Draconia universe that are different from what we do but are equally viable. If anything, you’ll notice that the Dragons typically store written information in scrolls which progress horizontally, thereby making vertical writing more suitable for this.

  • Morske

    It seems the dragons are using the Asian way of writing, top to down (or bottom to up?). Can’t remember if there’s been any other page where I’ve seen actual writing, so I think this might be the the first time it’s shown.

    • I think I’ve actually featured it once or twice here and there over the years, but it’s been a long while. Yeah, the default direction for Dragon script is just like Chinese or Japanese: top to bottom and right to left. It can, however, also be written left to right and top to bottom, like western script. Good eye! ^__^

      • Morske

        What made you decide to give the dragons the Chinese/Japanese writing? I don’t know what they should’ve had otherwise, but I’m just curious if there’s any particular reason why this one.

        • No particular reason, really. I just like showing ways of doing things in the Draconia universe that are different from what we do but are equally viable. If anything, you’ll notice that the Dragons typically store written information in scrolls which progress horizontally, thereby making vertical writing more suitable for this.

  • Agen

    Xhianil: PFFT!, That Briella thinks she’s so AMAZING!?…, that’s nothing I can set things on fire without even thinking, Let’s see her try that!

    • And thus, the rivalry between Light Dragons and Fire Dragons rages on. ^__^

  • Agen

    Xhianil: PFFT!, That Briella thinks she’s so AMAZING!?…, that’s nothing I can set things on fire without even thinking, Let’s see her try that!

    • And thus, the rivalry between Light Dragons and Fire Dragons rages on. ^__^

  • Mr. Al

    well piss, I am so used to calling her “xhi-ha-nil”, i will neve rbe able to say “zhah-neel” Dx

    • With some practice, I’m sure you’ll get used to it. ^__^

  • Mr. Al

    well piss, I am so used to calling her “xhi-ha-nil”, i will neve rbe able to say “zhah-neel” Dx

    • With some practice, I’m sure you’ll get used to it. ^__^

  • Mr. Al

    I wanna know more bout the backstory with electra and that exiled light dragon. bet they did something somewhat morally good against a corrupted government and was branded as traitors for it. the dragon queen and msot of her closer followers/minions seems to be all bitches :s

    • All will be revealed in due time. I’ve actually been planting some seeds in Xhianil’s flashbacks that will be harvested later. Stay tuned… ~__^

  • Mr. Al

    I wanna know more bout the backstory with electra and that exiled light dragon. bet they did something somewhat morally good against a corrupted government and was branded as traitors for it. the dragon queen and msot of her closer followers/minions seems to be all bitches :s

    • All will be revealed in due time. I’ve actually been planting some seeds in Xhianil’s flashbacks that will be harvested later. Stay tuned… ~__^

  • Chocothunda

    A point, Kighan asks? I’d say that’s about 3 points there XD

  • Chocothunda

    A point, Kighan asks? I’d say that’s about 3 points there XD

  • Guardira

    For those who want some more back story on the characters or the story in general, there’s a decent wiki up and running for The Draconia Chronicles. Just Google search the comic and it should come up as the second link.

    • I’m also considering publishing the original calendar stories in book form sometime next year. ^__^

  • Guardira

    For those who want some more back story on the characters or the story in general, there’s a decent wiki up and running for The Draconia Chronicles. Just Google search the comic and it should come up as the second link.

    • I’m also considering publishing the original calendar stories in book form sometime next year. ^__^

  • MrAMP

    I don’t know why, but that shadowy figure reminds me of that Creep from The Nightmare Before Halloween.

    Also, why is Boris a hot woman?

    • NixieSeal

      Why not? If you could be anything, would you never be a hot woman?

  • cr1ms0n t1ger

    Caroline in a Vault-tech lab coat!

    Well, it has a striking similarity.

  • Facade Kitsune

    oh good thanks for clarifying that Nixi
    also must be conservation of mass because Boris makes for a really small human