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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Storyline

Originally posted by Socran:

Chapter 9: (“The Dragons’ Claw”, aka “Boss Rush”) Solus and the dragon-rider head off on their own to do some scouting while their companions continue enjoying the hospitality of the wizards. They briefly join a peculiar group of cultists (of the not-so-evil variety) for a ceremonial feast, but quickly leave when the dragon-rider angers them with an incident that involves a magic word and an exploded pig. Still hungry, the dragon-rider decides to try his hand at hunting while Solus scouts ahead on his own. However, he quickly finds that he is the one being hunted, by a beastman with glowing purple eyes. He defeats it, but learns that a dragon had been watching him through its eyes, and had lured him into a trap. The dragon, Mesyra the Watcher, attacks him from above with a lightning breath attack. He barely avoids the attack, and uses a thrown dagger to short out her next attack, bringing her crashing to the ground. Since Mesyra is particularly small for a dragon, about as large as Solus, the dragon-rider is able to defeat her in single combat. However, she says that the Dragons’ Claw will be coming for him, and shows him her claw. One of the digits is missing.

The dragon-rider mentally calls for Solus to rejoin him, and sees a blue dragon approaching from the distace. However, instead of Solus’ azure scales, this dragon is cyan – and as he’s coming closer, it becomes obvious that he’s much larger than Solus. The new dragon, Nimrod the Hunter, attacks the dragon-rider with an acidic spitting attack. Solus arrives in time for the dragon-rider to leap onto his back, however, and they attempt to outmaneuver their pursuer. The dragon-rider notices the cultists’ shrine below them, and the pair swoops down with Nimrod in hot pursuit. The cultists’ leader yells at them, but quickly scatters when Nimrod lands behind them. The dragon-rider speaks the magic word, and a bolt of lightning strikes the shrine. Dragons don’t explode as easily as pigs, but enough repetitions of the word by the dragon-rider and the cultists eventually brings the dragon to his knees. With his dying breath, Nimrod – who is missing the second digit on one of his claws – mentions that the dragon-rider’s army is doomed.

The pair returns to the tower to find that their companions are engaged in battle against an entire army of dragons and whelplings. They rush to aid their outnumbered friends, but eventually learn that most of the dragons are illusions. The only adult dragon in the area is Phaedra the Deceiver, with a few whelps to assist her. Once they figure out which of her is real, she’s defeated. They see that she’s missing the third digit on one of her claws, and know that two dragons are still hunting them.

That night, the dragon-rider has a dream. Like most of his dreams, it involves turnips. Unlike most of his dreams, it’s interrupted by a voice from the darkness. Tenebra the Shadow-Mistress, the fourth of the Dragons’ Claw, has invaded his dreams. She creates an image of Kalaxia, her mother (though her father was Nalagarst, making Solus only her half-brother – and Kalaxia a whore), to destroy the dragon-rider. But he has some recent experience with dream worlds himself, and transforms into a gigantic copy of the legendary Terracles. With his Mighty Thews, he snaps Kalaxia’s back, returning her to the shadows. But Tenebra shows him a vision of a town being destroyed by beastmen, and burned to the ground by Valanazes the Gold, leader of the Dragons’ Claw. She says that Valanazes is already in the town, but will spare the people if the dragon-rider faces Tenebra alone. Whether he wins or loses, a messenger will tell Valanazes to let the people go – or kill them, if he tries to deceive her.

The dragon-rider tries to sneak out and face Tenebra, but is stopped by Marcus. They fight, but this awakens the rest of their companions. Each of them is pissed at the dragon-rider for basically trying to sacrifice himself, and insist that they find some other way. He knows he can’t stop them now, so he goes along with their plan. Though they manage to defeat Tenebra together, they must now save the town from Valanazes. Solus eats an eye from Phaedra and Tenebra – just as he had from Kalaxia – and uses their powers to create an illusion to lure Valanazes. Though their simulacrum of Tenebra manages to get him out of the town, he quickly sees through their deception. Solus and the dragon-rider engage him in the air, trying to stop him from returning to the town, and eventually drive him to the ground. Their companions arrive shortly after, having already killed the beastmen in the town. It’s over. Valanazes doesn’t even bother to declare that the Dragons’ Claw will avenge him, because that group of draconic assassins is no more.

Aaaand I’m done, until the release the next chapter or I finally get around to reading that bonus chapter that the dragon-rider doesn’t even appear in. Or am I? There are still a few more points from that game that are brought up in Clash.

Faustus – Yeah, you knew this guy had to be somewhere. But, actually, outside of a brief callback to the tutorials during the zombie chapter, Faustus never appears in the main storyline. He’s basically just the excuse for fighting old bosses as raids after you’ve already defeated them, by sensing where they’ve been resurrected. He’s also mentioned in the description of a few legendary items, as the person who combines the ingredients you collected. Also, he was a limited time premium item.

Mina Von Richten – She’s mentioned once in Chapter 3 of Clash, as well as a few cards (like the recent Wrath of the Red Baroness ). She’s one of the earliest legendary items you can obtain (a troop for your legion), but she’s never actually involved in the plot. Actually, the same could be said for any vampires. Her backstory gets mentioned in a few items (and her card), and she’s referenced by the little girl in the zombie chapter, but that’s all. I feel like she should be given more of a role in Clash, like Faustus and Teucer (sorta) did. She’s probably still alive, and could afford to be given some actual goals and characterization instead of being a Mary Sue-ish background character.

Teucer Tullian – I mentioned him earlier, but there’s a bit more added to him after Chapter 9. If you upgrade him using items obtained from that chapter’s bosses, his new description mentions that Solus has taken an interest in him. The dragon-rider suspects that it’s because he was named after Teucer’s cousin, but it’s likely that his prophetic powers have shown him that he’ll meet Tessa Tullian in the future.

Obyron – I just noticed that he was mentioned in the opening of the new anniversary zone. He’s actually just a guild raid. To my knowledge, they don’t have a backstory aside from a few lines in the description of the items they drop. You learn more about Obyron from this game than you did when you actually fought him in Dawn.

Thews – It means muscles.

Fun fact: Dawn of the Dragons disconnects you (if you don’t click “yes” to an “Are you there?” popup – or if you click “no”) after about half an hour of inactivity. I’ve been disconnected, or at least gotten the popup, several times just from reading the story.

Can you give a summary of the other chapters too?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / A change of heart for Kasan

Originally posted by FlyingCat:

I agree that they were indeed loyal to the dragons, but I’m not sure if “it had to be done” makes the action morally justified. From a logical perspective I see no problems with it since it does help with the war cause, but morally I see killing the innocent kobolds as somewhat morally ambiguous as they themselves didn’t kill anyone and they may have been loyal to the dragons as to not be killed by them. Perhaps the kobolds themselves served the dragons because “it had to be done” for their survival. Every war has two sides, and the slaughter at Burdens Rest is no different than the slaughter underground other than which side slaughtered the other sides innocent.

Also in one the newest zone of DotD, the Dragon Rider helps blue orcs that have been long enslaved by purple orcs win a rebellion. After said rebellion ends with the victory of the blue orcs, the blue orcs begin acting fairly savage and killed the purple orcs that weren’t able to defend themselves. During this time, the dragon rider disapproves of what they do, but remembers their actions regarding the kobold and decides that they have no right to interfere with the massacre. Because the dragon rider remembers the kobolds and decides that they cannot act without being a hypocrite, I am assuming the dragon rider in this case fully knows that it was an atrocity they committed or else they wouldn’t have remembered it and let the memory cause their inaction.

Well this is only my opinion and how I interpret the situation of course.

What would you have him do then? Let the kobolds live and ravage humans in the future?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / A change of heart for Kasan

Originally posted by FlyingCat:

Well it’s a bit of a spoiler if you haven’t played or read the story of DotD so I’ll post this warning here in the event you don’t want to be spoiled so you don’t read on.

While the Dragon Rider is fairly adored by the people of Kruna, while venturing down in the subterranean depths (Zone 7 area 5 of DotD I think), the Dragon Rider encounters a village of peaceful kobold children and women who farm mushrooms. Remembering the slaughter at Burdens rest where armed kobolds slaughtered the defenseless citizens of Burdens Rest, the Dragon Rider orders his/her companions to kill every last defenseless kobold in the village as an act of vengeance. Perhaps there might not be anything wrong with it, but I feel this small scaled genocide may have made the Dragon Riders action slightly morally dubious at the very least. If you haven’t played DotD, it probably isn’t mentioned in CotD, because the Dragon Rider wasn’t particularly vocal to admitting to performing such and probably didn’t become common knowledge in the current time of Clash since no one recorded it in the history books since only those who participated in the killing knew about it.

They were kobolds royal to the dragons. It had to be done. It is also why Solus wanted the dragon eggs crushed.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / Storyline for zone 10-14

Originally posted by CarlKlein:

http://dotd.wikia.com/wiki/Crypt_of_Caracalla
http://dotd.wikia.com/wiki/My_Name_Is…
http://dotd.wikia.com/wiki/Far_From_Home
http://dotd.wikia.com/wiki/Under_the_Hood
http://dotd.wikia.com/wiki/Fog_of_War
Have you tried reaching those zones, perchance?

I meant, can someone give me a summary as the wiki is too long to read.

 
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Topic: Dawn of the Dragons / Storyline for zone 10-14

Can someone tell me the storyline for zones after the Dragons’ claw?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / A change of heart for Kasan

Originally posted by FlyingCat:

Well perhaps the Kasan wasn’t ever exactly white in the scale of black, grey, and white morality. All of the Fifth Planet game protagonists with exception to the retired LOH hero can be fairly questionable in terms of morality, and perhaps the Kasan was grey in terms of morality all along, but just didn’t have as much of a chance to show it until the more recent zones.

What is wrong with the dragon rider from Burden’s rest?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / A change of heart for Kasan

With the civil war, it appears that there is a grain of truth to my words.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Goku vs. Thor with Odinpower

In all seriousness, who?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Goku vs. Thor with Odinpower

Who would win? If Goku, which version?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Bug report: Missing cards

Once upon a time I had 4 legendary sarpedon’s hammer. I now only have 1.

ID:kong_senwell1

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Draft Reports - Official

ID: Kong_Senwell1
Draft ID: 275670
Bug: I was unable to draft and was stuck at the bracket screen. After the timer finished, the draft would not begin. My placement in the draft show as N/A. If possible, I would like a refund of my draft packs and gold packs. Thank you.

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Community Rewards

What are the community rewards for the mega brawl?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Bug report thread

ID:Kong_Senwell1

Bug: My co-op draft tickets did not refill!

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do you believe in global warming?

If so which form/theory and reasons why.

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / A change of heart for Kasan

I am saying that as the story progresses, we are seeing his mind warp more and more and more. He was obviously deranged at zone 7 and who is to say he has turned at least a little evil after siding with demons in hell?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / A change of heart for Kasan

I propose the theory that our main character is now corrupt and evil. We have seen his mind crumble in node 6 and turn suicidal in 7. With each node his heart and his mind departs more and more from the hero who came to West Kruna in order to liberate its citizens from their tyrant king.

In the latest Ascent of the Champion node, Kasan has committed murder multiple times just to win a few contests. He commits these atrocities without giving them a second thought.

 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / Game does not load

The problem occurs on my google chrome as well as my safari. I also have another problem, whenever I beat the first duel of chapter 6 in series 2 the reward for beating that duel would not load. Because of which I have to refresh the page, when I do, it goes back to as though I lost the duel even though I won.

edit: The problem is now occurring for every duel I face in story mode.

edit: The problem has now been resolved.

 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / Game does not load

Every once in a while when I try to load the game, the game would be stuck in a white screen and would not load. This remains even after I attempt to refresh the page. However, this status disappears after a few hours.

 
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Topic: Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM / Add Me!

Hey guys

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Bug report thread

I cannot load the game on my mac. I am stuck at a grey screen.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Thorium and LFTR reactors

What are your opinions on Thorium and LFTR reactors? Suppose I have sufficient funds, should I invest millions into building one?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / rare drafting all week

Does this mean we’ll get rares only in draft packs or rares and better in draft packs?

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Server Reset

It says the the server reset was postponed indefinitely, can you guys give me a clue as to how long it will be until it resets? Much thanks.

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Draft Bug

A. kong_senwell1
B. 94008
C. goblin ambusher

 
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Topic: Clash of the Dragons / Draft Bug

Already tried that and it didn’t work.