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Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here. Perhaps to some, not all Dragons are created equal.  Oh, and meet Nurse Shynen!  ^__^ Sorry about the delay in getting this page up.  Life and a couple technical issues slowed this page’s production down substantially.  One of the two big problems I was dealing with has been solved and I think I’m on track to fix the other.  Don’t worry about little ol’ me.  Your buddy RazorFox has it under control. Next page should require as long a wait, so stay tuned! Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for your continued support! =razorFox.
  • Sepher

    …. IS SHE SERIOUS?! >:( *chalks down negative mark to Dragon society*

    • At least Nurse Shynen knows the Royal Infirmary’s protocol now.

      • Sojourner

        Lucis’ protocol. Unless there’s a sign somewhere: “Don’t give medical treatment to other elements”, or a list of who’s on duty, so you know when to get sick or hurt.

      • Alex Warlorn

        A protocol that needs to be changed.

  • Sojourner

    Going by certain anatomical features (horns and breasts), I’m guessing she’s no more than 15. Saph and Fuegana are 16, and Arc is 14. So logically, seeing as she’s smaller in areas than the former two, and taller than the latter one, assuming she just hit the dragon growth point. Which means she’s either a prodigy as a nurse, graduating so early, or an intern. I guess I hope that she does the right thing and helps poor Fuegana recover.

    • Nurse Shynen’s an adult, as are Saph and Fuegana. Arc’s a kid, though. As for Nurse Shynen, I wanted to toy with a slightly different body type, specifically a noticeably slimmer one. The short horns were also to do something different. I can see how that gives her a youthful appearance, though. ^__^

    • Volpethrope

      Did… did you just try to determine age based off breast size? You know that’s incredibly variable right? Some girls take a while to start developing, and others can be fully filled out at 12. Some women just have small breasts. You can’t use breast size as a metric for fine age differentiation between individuals like that. On top of that, this is a fictional race, so they look however razorfox wants them to look.

      • Sojourner

        Normally, I would agree with you. Breasts usually develop around 11-12, and grow according to hormones, genetics, and lifestyle choices. Not in this world. They’re not actually breasts, according to comic rules. Only in commissions is this true. They are the dragon’s “Flight Muscles”, that grow at a standard rate throughout the dragon’s life, and usually stop around 30 (or 120 in human years). Which is why I made an assessment about her age. If the flight muscle rules are still in effect, it’s easy to gauge how old a dragon is, by comparing their ‘muscle’ size to others around her. Hope this cleared up any misconception.

  • NewGuy79

    So is it safe to assume that all the dragon clans are basically prejudice against each other, I know we saw some of this with the earth dragons but I’d always assumed that their treatment was a result of Gaia’s betrayal to the crown. if the entire dragon kingdom is as divided by scale color as we might be by skin color (all cooped up in such a small location too) then I cant really see how Oscura kingdom will last in the long term. And forget about Tiger peace if its as bad as Lucis’ selective treatment implies then the dragons have a lot more baggage at home then we once thought.

    Ya know I may have forgotten but, was it ever stated why the lightning dragons were banished? was it because of prejudice like this? or do they just hate Oscura that much.

    • Sojourner

      The Earth Clan was beneath the rest even before Gaia’s rebellion. Their leader (aforementioned Gaia) was foreman of palace construction. No real political presence. Also, the lighting dragons, as much to my knowledge, sided with Sombrana when she tried to overthrow the queen, why they were banished and the fire dragons took over as the fighting forces, with Red as their leader.
      The predjudiced mindset of everyone may be why they haven’t eliminated the tigers yet. Too much in-fighting.

      • NewGuy79

        aw I see thx for clarifying. its been so long that some times the lore escapes me.
        definitely looking forward to seeing more of the kingdom, throw in Kilani’s own reaction to it ( the fact that there is no real prejudice between tiger clans) then Whatever dragons tasked with looking after her may be in for a culture shock.

        • Sojourner

          No problem, I try to clear up lore where I can, if I can. The dragons have somewhat of a Caste system, where each element has their place. Light>Fire>Water>Lightning>Earth, high to low rankings. The tigers generally get along, as they’re all the same, mostly. White tigers are their royalty, and then there’s everyone else, in individual villages. Some disagree with Kiriad’s way of ruling, or lack thereof, so their prejudice is more subtle than outer color.

    • Why were the Lightning Dragons exiled? Let’s just say there was “an incident” and leave it at that for now.

  • Puffball

    Whoa, and then I really didn’t like Doctor Lucis. I mean, I can understand if you need like elements for certain treatments, but otherwise dragons are dragons. And here I thought elemental-racism amongst the dragons really only extended to the earth dragons :/ I can only guess that such bad blood between lights and fires was because of Sombrana’s fall and Red’s all-too-quick ascent.

    • Will we get to meet Doctor Kasai? Stay tuned…

  • Bottas Heimfe (Dovahkitty)

    wow. Racist much? ugh, i hate it when someone says “Not doing this to that kind of person is the natural order of things” who gives a fuck? sentient life isn’t as Natural anymore. they have the power to change what is natural. A building isn’t Natural. A weapon isn’t Natural. is Racism Natural? maybe, but if it is, its fucking stupid and needs to be killed like the animals we eat for dinner

    • Amen to that!

    • DarkStar84

      Looks like the Dragon Doctors don’t have swear the Hippocratic Oath. Otherwise, they’d be oath-bound to treat any and all patients.

      • Bottas Heimfe (Dovahkitty)

        they don’t have the Hippocratic Oath. Hippocrates never existed in their world, and i can assume there hasn’t been an equivalent doctor in their world either

  • Knightwolf1785

    Well that explains more about why the dragons are jerks to each other. It doesn’t matter what race you they are. You’re a doctor you heal everyone!

    • According to Doctor Lucis, the law says otherwise.

  • Norfolk southern ET44AC 3605

    wow nice job a new dragon character

    • Thanks! Welcome, Nurse Shynen!

  • MrAMP

    Well, I had no idea that there were actually race issues among the dragons. I just figured they all got along in peace and harmony like MLPs.

    • If only things would run as smoothly here as they do in Equestria.

  • Tech

    They can’t even get along at home, how are they supposed to beat the tigers?

    • Good question. Maybe we’ll get an answer one day…

      • Tech

        I would like to put a few internets on the war giving the dragons a common enemy to keep them from destroying themselves. When the citezenry fights, point at a group and say “this is their fault. They want us to eat each other so they can come in and kill the survivors.” True or not, this provides an Enemy Without to focus on.

  • Shadowkey392

    …I’m not sure whether I should call this prejudice or not.

    • What would you call it instead?

      • Shadowkey392

        …good question.

  • sulka

    Well I was hoping the earth dragons will get along with the tigers one day like they will be there air force while the tigers are the ground forces fighting for freedom the battle of brittain of earth dragon and tiger against the nazi dragons.

  • Alex Warlorn

    Geeze. You bloody think with how much they hate the tigers, they wouldn’t have time to be racist towards each other. The entire POINT of having a ‘Them’ is so you can have an ‘us’, which enables society, and in turn, civilization, and in turn, progress, and in turn, increased chances of survival of intelligent tool using species’. Once an ‘Them’ can no longer fulfill this role, either due to the population coming to the shocking realization that the ‘Them’ are PEOPLE, and since ‘Us’ are people, that means the old ‘Them’ are ‘Us’, resulting in the need of a new ‘Them.’

    If Dragons are dividing themselves up like this even with the tigers around that they’re convinced are the embodiment of all evil, then the war really has lost all practical purpose and meaning.

    How broken is dragon society that they need an external Them AND an internal Them to keep it stable?

    • Shadizar Silvermask

      Just like in reality some are more ‘us’ than others and racists can always find room for more prejudices, after all why settle for just one when you can have the set?

      • Alex Warlorn

        That’s actually a bit of erroneous thinking. Just because someone is say, classist, doesn’t make them a racist. And being racist, does not inherently make one sexist. We like to lump together such people because it’s simpler, easier, rather than have shades of gray, and thus creates OUR ‘Them’.

    • Fillyfooler .

      I think that is the point, cause we gotta remember that the war has been going for at least a 1000 years of constant warfare, and even taking in longer lifespans of dragons we are talking about a long, long war.

      • Alex Warlorn

        At this point, magically zapping mind rewriting both sides into just not murdering each other on sight might be the only viable option LEFT as this extermination war on both sides has gone on for so long they can’t comprehend it NOT existing.

  • tych

    I predict New Nurse stupidity ahead

    • Alex Warlorn

      Or realizes it’s a stupid rule.

      • tych

        that too or maybe there is a reason for races fixing their own

  • NixieSeal

    … Wait, weren’t all the Earth dragons forced into manual labor and building jobs? Does that mean there are no Earth dragon medics and therefore, they don’t get any medical care??

    • Puffball

      What, no. At least, I don’t think so. Saph said that Earthers are mainly hired for farming and construction, and their numbers are the lowest and most regulated because of that fact, but if there is a law that says if you are of a certain element you don’t have to treat outside of it, I would then assume that there ARE Earther doctors/nurses/medics/etc. Why in the world *wouldn’t* you have medical care for those who very literally build the foundations of your cities and infrastructure? There probably aren’t any Earth dragon doctors or nurses in the Royal Infirmary for political reasons that were only just recently turned on its head, but surely there still must be a few practitioners outside the Palace.

      • Sojourner

        Most likely none in the Royal Infirmary, true, but they probably have more natural-based doctors, like Herbalists, that use what they find or grow to make medicine.

        • Puffball

          Hmmm, that does sound like it’s more possible. In that vein, maybe Earth dragon pharmacists are the most common norm.

  • Patrick Metzen

    Why do I have the feeling the nurse is going to treat the fire dragon anyway?

    • Alex Warlorn

      Sadly I imagine such enlightened thinking we’ve seen is ‘rewarded’ rather brutality in this verse.

  • Vevans0009

    We need Doctors Without Borders type of Dragons here. o_o

  • Is dat dragon a racist?

    • Alex Warlorn

      Their society is racist.

      • Hmph.

        Tygas fer lyfe.

        • Alex Warlorn

          They both need major revisions.