Stardrake

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  • Formal Affiliations: Parazoological Department, Magitech Division, Board
  • Informal Affiliations: Board-EGSDF Liaison (ret'd), Draconic Council, [YOU ARE NOT CLEARED FOR THIS INFORMATION]
  • Age: Centuries – appears mid-twenties in humanlike forms.
  • Race: Dragon (European)
  • Gender: Male
  • Human-dragon hybrid form:
    • Height: 5’11” (hybrid, not including wings)
    • Hair colour: Black
    • Eyes: Brown
    • Physical Characteristics: Caucasian, usually with the exception of a pair of bronze wings. These wings are scaled on the back, making them too heavy for flight, but useable in combat as weapons or shields.
  • Dragon form:
    • Length: 31 feet approx, nose-tail
    • Colour: Bronze
    • Eyes: Yellow
    • Physical Characteristics: Crest of back-swept horns from the back of the skull. Wing membranes a translucent blue, with a short spinal frill of the same colour. No spikes or other tail weaponry. Four digits per limb, three forward and one backwards – foreclaws can be used as hands, but not as dextrous as the human equivalents.

Gear: Normally relies on magic or natural ability rather than equipment. Casual outfits (in hybrid form) are a lightly-coloured tunic (specially tailored to accommodate the wings) over dark pants. Various suits and robes may be worn in formal situations. Normally carries a variety of small magical paraphernalia, but does not use a staff or wand.

Exceptional items include the Holy Grill, which will resurrect anyone burned to ashes on it (also makes for great barbeques, as long as the chef is very careful not to overcook anything) and a magical helmet covered in (functional) eyes.

After beginning his association with the EGS fandom, he developed a hammer design with an inbuilt TFG set permanently to male form for use against those deserving of hammering attempting to hide behind a female gender. However, being male, and unwilling to change gender simply to employ such a hammer, he is ineligible to use them himself. Instead, in partnership with Darekun (who independently designed her own solution to the problem) he supplies hammers with such functionality to interested parties.

History: Currently the Draconic Council's representative to the Board, although he initially deliberately raised doubt as to whether he was a true dragon or a human capable of taking draconic form. After some reluctance, became an M-Div operative, normally providing magical advice and support to Board quick-response “firefighting” units, often in concert with Andre Arnesen and Kum-El. While acting in these roles, he often came in conflict with Einar Loðbrok, whose tendency to meddle Things Man Was Not Meant To Know Wot Of (without proper precautions) was often the cause of the crises he had to mop up. He has also taken an oath to defend CAS, and occasionally provides lessons in magic to Thalass TKynn - partially due to feeling guilty for once binding Thalass to Einar's service as a punishment for an insult to CAS.

With Birdboy Bard, formed the Parazoological Department of M-Div to collect and expand the Board’s knowledge of supernatural entities.

First became aware of the rise of the Evil Overlords during use of the Board’s Speculation Arrays to observe other universes. Began visiting the EGS forumverses after the threat to EGS by the Evil Overlords was discovered and (apparently) driven off for the first time. Responsible for issuing a call for the Board to intervene after the Evil Overlords returned their attentions to the EGSverses, and acted for some time as a liaison between the EGSDF and the Board. With the Crossover Wars over and the situation at home heating up, however, he has passed this position on in order to return to operational duty.

Powers: Natural dragon abilities include firebreathing (maintained, although in weakened form, in hybrid form, replacing redundant human organs with those needed for firebreathing) and flight (requiring small, instinctive uses of magic for true flight). Capable of shapeshifting, but not an expert – has become faster with practise, but still requires several minutes to change form.

Magic is primarily used for utility and defence rather than offence – has some offensive spells when required, but is generally more likely to stop someone else from wreaking mass devastation by disrupting and redirecting their spells or raising a magical shield against them than doing so himself. Has an affinity for manipulating the electromagnetic force – to generate and control electricity, light (including illusions), and mimicking the electric fields of solid objects to create telekinetic effects.

Weaknesses: Contact with milk tends to disrupt his magic, to the point of acting like an acid when in physical contact except in null magic zones.

Associated entities: Shoulder-entities manifest in the form of small dragonlings, roughly similar in shape to his dragon form except one foot high, and different in colour – most commonly seen are copper (mischievousness) and gold (responsibility). Unlike most shoulder entities, these can independently manifest and interact with others, but follow cartoon laws of physics when doing so (it is very hard to inflict real harm upon them, but the same rules apply to their acts on others)

Parazoology Department membership grants access to the Board’s zoo of mythological (and just plain weird) critters, some of which he has trained as guard animals. Private experiments have led to the creation of a small force of power-armoured pineapple golems (normally armed with fruit-based weaponry – the juice from which is commonly infused with holy water to be useful against demons). Rarely seen recently is a large, sentient, self-mobile spellbook, which shows behaviour similar to some books from the Unseen University, including the consumption of other books and documents it comes in contact with.

In response to the number of new recruits ending up in piles of "road apples" left behind by Lake Wrangler's horse Quasar, Stardrake contracted out a group of house elves to deal with these and other messes. However, while this cleaning crew is quick to respond to any such messes, on discovering how to use the innate weirdness of the Board they have proven to be prone to the temptation to cut corners, preferring to convert any offensive substances into less offensive substitutes rather than actually cleaning them up.

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