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More Than Meets The Myth

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

Depends on the size of the pond, though usually those will be home to hatchlings and juveniles. Though adult Knuckers, which aren’t always aquatic, will make their homes around ponds, however they tend to prefer more water than that.

There’s usually a whole lot to eat in ponds, for small folk. Insects, tadpoles, frogs, fish, turtles. Yeah.

Hmmm, I should introduce turtles too…

Dragon turtles are a good example of a Sea Serpent being a Drake as well.

Well, I was thinking more along the lines of Boxies and Red Ears. We’d need a much bigger pond…Oh yeah! Because, well wait, don’t they have flippers instead of feet?

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More Than Meets The Myth

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

There is, but it’s further apart and more work to track. Would you rather dive for squid and need to work to find them or stay near the surface and eat pods of whales and schools of tuna?

Yeah…

But like I said, they’re rather shy. The ones who live in rivers and lakes, however, tend to be less shy.

Are there small ones that live in ponds?

Depends on the size of the pond, though usually those will be home to hatchlings and juveniles. Though adult Knuckers, which aren’t always aquatic, will make their homes around ponds, however they tend to prefer more water than that.

There’s usually a whole lot to eat in ponds, for small folk. Insects, tadpoles, frogs, fish, turtles. Yeah.

Hmmm, I should introduce turtles too…

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More Than Meets The Myth

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

There is, but it’s further apart and more work to track. Would you rather dive for squid and need to work to find them or stay near the surface and eat pods of whales and schools of tuna?

Yeah…

But like I said, they’re rather shy. The ones who live in rivers and lakes, however, tend to be less shy.

Are there small ones that live in ponds?

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More Than Meets The Myth

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

Because the biggest things for them to eat need to go to the surface. As do many other creatures. Humans wouldn’t turn to the seas for food if there wasn’t plenty of food at the surface.

Well, that is where the sunlight is. but there seems to be a lot down in the deep too.

There is, but it’s further apart and more work to track. Would you rather dive for squid and need to work to find them or stay near the surface and eat pods of whales and schools of tuna?

Yeah…

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More Than Meets The Myth

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

Which is unlikely. Aquatic Awakened tend to be rather shy.

They also operate in a whole lot more space than land-based folks do. Why even bother with the surface when you have, in some places, a mile up and down, and many miles in any other direction to work within?

Because the biggest things for them to eat need to go to the surface. As do many other creatures. Humans wouldn’t turn to the seas for food if there wasn’t plenty of food at the surface.

Well, that is where the sunlight is. but there seems to be a lot down in the deep too.

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More Than Meets The Myth

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

Sea Serpent isn’t the most accurate term but if you’re on a boat most aquatic Awakened look the same. And if they stay in the water and you never see more than their backs, heads, and tails counting limbs becomes tricky.

Which is of course, if they let you see them at all.

Which is unlikely. Aquatic Awakened tend to be rather shy.

They also operate in a whole lot more space than land-based folks do. Why even bother with the surface when you have, in some places, a mile up and down, and many miles in any other direction to work within?

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kthsdlr whispered: Are you guys cool enough?

the-watchful-metatron:

(or do you mean cool as in temperature?)

kthsdlr

((Goddamnit Meta! I am angry that I didn’t think of it when he asked me!))

More Than Meets The Myth

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

*changes into a Sirrush and points towards the wall* That’s actually why Sea Serpents are listed with Amphisbaeanas and Hydras. Like those two groups, it can over lap with other types of Awakened. Generally, when dealing with a four legged aquatic dragon, you would use its habits as a way to decide whether or not you’d call it a drake. If it spends nearly all its time in deep water, or if its legs are closer to fins, you would call it a Sea Serpent. If it is aquatic, yet spends large amount of time out of water or in shallow water, then Drake may be more appropriate. Think the difference between an otter and a seal.

Though you could always just split the difference and call it a Sea Drake.

Yeah, okay, I can see it.

Sea Serpent isn’t the most accurate term but if you’re on a boat most aquatic Awakened look the same.And if they stay in the water and you never see more than their backs, heads, and tails counting limbs becomes tricky.

Which is of course, if they let you see them at all.

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More Than Meets The Myth

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

Yes. Though on the flip side…*changes into something that looks like a massive, antlered viper* Some are rather snake-like.

Antlers are so freaking cool!

Ooh, got a question about sea serpents, and their variant forms. Can a sea serpent have four legs, but not be a drake? If so, what makes it not a drake? Because it is aquatic?

*changes into a Sirrush and points towards the wall* That’s actually why Sea Serpents are listed with Amphisbaeanas and Hydras. Like those two groups, it can over lap with other types of Awakened. Generally, when dealing with a four legged aquatic dragon, you would use its habits as a way to decide whether or not you’d call it a drake. If it spends nearly all its time in deep water, or if its legs are closer to fins, you would call it a Sea Serpent. If it is aquatic, yet spends large amount of time out of water or in shallow water, then Drake may be more appropriate. Think the difference between an otter and a seal.

Though you could always just split the difference and call it a Sea Drake.

Yeah, okay, I can see it.

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More Than Meets The Myth

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

realityhelix:

landilizandra:

I suppose that wouldn’t be inaccurate. Though I’m not sure if I could call this *changes into a large, slimy creature with a partially sucker like mouth, holes on the side of its head, and a mildly finned tail* like a snake.

Is that a lamprey?

An Awakened relative.

So yeah, no limbs at all.  

Yes. Though on the flip side…*changes into something that looks like a massive, antlered viper* Some are rather snake-like.

Antlers are so freaking cool!

Ooh, got a question about sea serpents, and their variant forms. Can a sea serpent have four legs, but not be a drake? If so, what makes it not a drake? Because it is aquatic?

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