So you asked a bunch of great questions, and here are the answers to them all! On top of that, this is the interview for those of you participating in the scavenger hunt.
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Now without further ado, here is an interview with Darien.
Aside from being awesome, what do dragons do for fun?
I would say it depends on the dragon. We’re all different in our personalities just like you humans. I prefer to read, watch movies, swim, or explore the city. My brother Tony on the other hand spends most of his free time in the kitchen trying to discover new recipes. Now if you mean dragony things that we do for fun? I love to fly through the clouds. Those really big clouds that look like cotton balls? They feel amazing on the skin, all moist and cool. We have games that we’ll play together sometimes while we fly. I also like to swim in the oceans, but it’s not something I can do much anymore because of the shipping trades.
Do dragons shed their skin like lizards and snakes do?
We don’t, but my kind also do not stay in our dragon form for long periods of time. I bet if I spent a significant time in my dragon form, I would start to shed it off. When I transform though, my dragon skin refreshes itself.
Is the Loch Ness Monster a dragon, or some other mythical creature you’re not related to?
I don’t know what the Loch Ness Monster is. Sounds scary! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a monster that isn’t scary. I would say though, if it looks like a dragon, it probably is one.
Are baby dragons born knowing how to swim/fly/do whatever else dragons do, or do they have to learn how, like birds?
They have to learn how. Some of it is instinct. My kind, being so in tune with the water, we go into the pool with the young ones and let them explore. They learn that they can breathe underwater and how to swim – even in the human form. Flying is harder to learn, especially since we don’t become solid in our transformations until about five years old.
Do you plan to name your baby after your father?
Tai and I haven’t discussed what we’re going to name our first son just yet. It’s a possibility, though I think she has something else in mind. I don’t want to push the issue just yet. We still have a lot of time, and she’s having a hard time absorbing this new adventure we’re about to embark on. I’ll keep you posted!
As you are the one in-charge how are you going to go about getting your people together for war?
At the moment, I’m trying to gather up all of the evidence. The more I can let the facts do the persuading, the better. I’m not sure they’ll listen to me because I’m so new to the job, and because I’m so much younger than them. My uncle Arthor is on my side though, and this helps a lot.
Or will you go about it without their vote?
I will do what I need to do. If I must to protect my family and my nation, I will find a way to go about it.
How big are your scales?
About the size of a dinner plate. Keep in mind, I am small in size for my kind though. On average, they’re about the size of 14″ pizza. These are the big main scales of course. They vary in size, based on the location and function of the scale. Some are small and flexible. The big ones are for plating and protection.
How close can you get to a princess before you singe their hair off?
My fire can project about thirty feet or so. I’m not sure if that answers your question or not? I guess it depends on if I’m breathing fire!
It’s there a possibility of the baby being a girl?
Tai thinks so, but I’m not convinced. There has never been a female dragon born – ever. Still, when I was reading through the holy book the other day, I saw something about how the Great Dragon was going to be a pure dragon. I’m not sure what this means exactly. After everything that has happened, and what I’ve seen, I suppose anything is possible.
Are dragons the only creatures running about in your world?
There are other animals, birds, dogs, cats, horses, cows, etc. If you mean mythological creatures, no. We are the only ones.
What is your plan for the Oceina Dragon race?
Right now, I want to get us through the war with the Inero. I won’t lie, I am worried, because so much of their plan is unknown to me. Once that is settled, I want to focus on the country and making the most of our resources and trades. I would love to see the nation develop and grow, advance into the future if that makes any sense? I want my nation to be great and strong, educated as well.
What are your weaknesses?
Magically speaking, I’m weak against Earth magic. All of the dragons were created with balance in mind. Water is weak to Earth, Earth weak to Wind, Wind weak to Fire, and Fire weak to Water. Now if you mean me as a person, that’s something different all together.
Do all dragons have magical abilities?
Yes! All the dragon species have an element, and their magic reflects said element. My spells all revolve around the water and life. There’s a theory that we can combine our magics together even, but no one has tested this recently. It’s kind of a myth. I’m certainly curious.
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