SummerStormers Clutch - Comics
Hatching 3rd July 2010
Pern date 22.214.171.124
Rolling in Riches Egg
The sparkle of gold when this egg is revealed might cause some Candidates with golden dreams a moment of joy, until they notice the spots of colour that closely resemble precious gems scattered across its gilded surface. No gold grows within this egg. Sorry folks!
Still, one has to wonder what kind of dragonet lurks beneath its shell. Perhaps a green with goldlike aspirations, or a powerful influential bronze. Or maybe even a humble blue or brown will tumble out, at odds with the gaudy richness suggested by its shell. Time will tell.
Green Verloth - Kal
Sporting a flashy dark emerald green hide, and a long lithe body, Verloth is a very attractive dragonet and she is well aware of the fact. She is obsessed with her looks, fussing over her bathing and oiling and will even demand to have her dainty talons filed on a regular basis. Her lifemate will be expected to look as good as she does and she is one of the odd dragons that actually takes an interest in what people wear.
Based on Archie
Ghost Wings Egg
Blue Goscinnith - Tifaret (Tifa)
A tiny, tiny blue, Goscinnith is a little powerhouse of energy that will barely be more than an oversized, miscoloured green. A dusky blue colour, he's completely unobstrusive and you'll barely notice he's there. Well, until there's a meal going. Because he's going to love to feast, and he's going to love to sleep it off. And he'll eat so much you think his tiny, blue belly might pop. But no. He'll wake up fully refreshed, and raring to go.
Based on Asterix
Strokeable Seawaves Egg
Blue Hovinath - Daumani
Hovinath is about as average as a blue can get in size, his blue hide on the other hand has an oddly pleasing, marking formation. Over all his hide is a light cyan, the deep sapphire blue stripes are only on his torso, wings and tail, skipping his head, neck, forearms and haunches all together.
Based on Calvin and Hobbes
Circles of Obsession Egg
All in all, this egg isn't likely to gain much attention from onlookers, but it has its own little charm to it.
Blue Berdilth -
No one will ever accuse Berdilth of being flashy looking. He's a plain greyish- steel blue, but noticeably different than the grey of a sick or stressed dragon. There is little interesting about his coloring other than a slight smattering of darker blue here and there on his chest. He's average in size, though his head is just large enough to look slightly out of proportion and his headknobs are rather pronounced.
Based on Dilbert
Amethyst Wonder Egg
Green Nidelath - Atsuyo
Nidelath is a moss green dragon who will hatch on the small side and will forever be on the small and petite side for a green. Her face will never quite lose that hatching look, but instead change just enough to show she's an adult. She also has longer fangs than normal and will hinder her in eating until she learns to use them, but will become a source of an amusement when she finds ways to use them to tear them into her meals which she will do with a gusto. From the time of her first meal after hatching she will take great pride and pleasure in first playing with her food and tearing it apart...something her lifemate and others present will likely not appreciate.
Based on Eerie Cuties
Nothing to Spot Here Egg
Adding to the uniqueness of the Egg (for this clutch anyway), the Nothing to Spot Here Egg blurs at the edges making it appear to be covered in soft fur. Surely it looks like if you touch it your hand would brush over soft, smooth fur instead of the very different, if still soft and smooth, texture of a dragon egg.
Brown Siacouth - Nymallian
Siacouth is primarily a very light colored brown dragon, as light as browns can be. However his 'points' (head, and paws, and back legs) are as dark as brown hides can be, making quite a contrast. He has a rather expressive face and large headknobs.
Based on Get Fuzzy
Play Formations Egg
What could they mean? It's almost like plans and there's stuff written on the egg too. Put together into nonsensical letters and numbers it continues begging the question, 'what could they mean'. Maybe, when the more imaginative Candidates think about it, they'd wonder if it's some code meant only for the lifemate of the dragon within...
Green Erdyneth - Karnial
Erdyneth with her voluptuous form seems warranted in the proud manner she carries herself in, even towering more beside her various sisters. Those curves aren't alone in their beauty: jade swirls weave what seems an endless design across her malachite green hide, turning her appearance into a deep, rich texture. Paler discs surround her eyes in a notable flaw, so glass-like it could prompt crueler dragons or people into considering her a four-eyed dragon. Neither is she weak as her size itself gives a clear indication of the strength housed in her powerful self.
Based on Girl Genius
Far Voyager Egg
Bronze Ragath - Weslian
Ragath is only slightly larger then average, this burnished copper bronze just seems larger because of his slightly protruding belly and stout build. This is something he will never grow out of, maybe it is weak stomach tissue, possibly over indulgence at meals. What ever the cause no amount of exercise will ever get rid of the paunchy belly.
Based on Hagar the Horrible
Seafood Delight Egg
The shimmering rainbow shell and subtle pattern of scales resemble nothing more than a perfect fish, plucked from the sea and laid out for sale at its peak of freshness. It looks like it would be delightful fried in butter, or baked with a smattering of fresh herbs. Or, if you're feeling particularly daring, why not nibble off a piece raw? Just don't let Ormanth catch on, she probably wouldn't appreciate that train of thought!
Of course if you are one of the people who dislike fish- and some do with a passion- this egg probably wouldn't appeal to you very much. Ewww.. Was that a trick of the light or did it just wiggle?
Blue Cleath - Vanyan
One would think that a quiet dragonet would equal a calm, well behaved dragonet. Cleath would be happy to prove them wrong. Though not a particularly wordy or even vocally loud dragon, this small, striped, medium hued blue's mind is always awhirl with some form of mischief. He will be the type to push things over just for the fun of it, flick mud on his classmates and hide objects belonging to others. Does he care about getting caught? Faranth no! And if apologies are needed, well, that's just one of the many things that lifemates are good for.
Based on Heathcliff
Fuzzy Secrets Egg
As much as it looks like fur the smooth shell testing hands would find make it clear it's an egg. Of course it also appears that someone stuck a leaf onto the egg and the silver glimmering around the edges gives it an actual depth. The three demensional appearance at least seems like someone put it there to hide something. When one closely examines the egg there's a darker spot peeking out from behind the leaf tip, having an almost gaping blackness beyond. Could something be hidden behind that leaf?
Is there some secret waiting to snap out at those brave enough to venture near or might it be a secret that won't be revealed?
Brown Levocoth - Sendaran
Levocoth steal a bronze's thunder? This'll seem ridiculous once he's full-grown and isn't even 30 feet, the normal minimum length for browns, needing what seems an insulting, mere inch more. If he stretched his slender form it could reach normal size, however, no dragon could keep a rigid stance forever, nor are his movements with the ease expected from one so small. There are lean muscles carved as aerodynamic lines across his form, making him not weak despite the limited motion. His hide's more normal with no flaw or imperfection on the smooth, rich chocolate brown coloration; were he not moving, not breathing, he'd look like some oversize chocolate bar.
Based on Inverloch
Ruby Humbug Egg
Green Terribeth - Seapia
Bright, blockish green, there are few shades to this dragon. The colour you get is the colour you get whether you like it or not. But Terribeth is a small green that just gives off an air of helplessness. She'll continue to look like a bit babyish around the edges long into her adult life and it'll just make her look terribly, terribly sweet.
Based on Ivy the Terrible
Eternal Sunrise Egg
This egg practically radiates good cheer and optimism, and what could be more optimistic than the start of a new day? So put your troubles behind you, admire the eternal sunrise plastered across this chipper egg's shell and smile.
After all, for all anyone knows, the dragonet within might admire you back!
Green Lilannith - Darcy
Lilannith is a small, thin, bordering on frail looking dragonet with large eyes that appear even larger due to lighter creamy green markings under her eyes. Her hide is a bright cheerful grass green that lightens to the same creamy green on her belly. Her wings are short but strong and her lightly curled headknobs give her a somewhat cheeky appearance.
Based on Little Orphan Annie
Caged Moonlight Egg
Green Caleth - Sarayta
Caleth is going to be a whipcord lean green of superlative agility and speed. She is a leafy green, a little mottled with paler moonlight through trees patterns. If she was to go hunting at night she would be paractically invisible. She will be an excellent fighter and hunter, able to dodge, flame and attack with deadly economy. However, this is a little at odds with her innocent personality. She is generally a little niaive about peoples slightly less than pure motives and has to have them explained. She will believe the best of most people until they prove her wrong and then Heaven help them! Rather surprisingly, possibly because she likes other people and dragons a lot, she will find herself taking on a bit of a leadership role for small groups, and will be good in weyrling drills. She will befriend the oddest people and dragons and actually not be too much trouble to her life mate at all.
Based on Looking For Group
Swirling Whirling Egg
Green Mabbith - Druiel
Mabbith is a fairly light colored green dragon and fairly long and lithe even for a green with a slightly around her chest and headknobs. Though her body color varies little, her wings are far from uniform and are really a patch work of greens from very light to very dark and everywhere in the middle. It's almost like her wings couldn't decide which color they wanted to be so they decided to include every color they could think of, and then some. Still the lights and darks tended to blend enough to not make the differences between the change of most of the colors too harsh. Those headknobs almost seem to curve a little bit and are on the thin side if fairly cute. Her tail is oddly enough a little thicker than one would assume a green of her size to have, but it manages to be cute at the same time.
Based on Mab DMFA
Threaded Red Egg
Those who brave the warning will feel a spirited energy, something unbridled and fiery lying within which maybe too much for some Candidates to handle.
Green Minxith -
Minxith is a light colored green in body and darker over her head and paws and the whole length of her tail. She'll be a fairly lithe but still muscled green and not heavy on feminine characteristics.
Based on Minnie the Minx
Blue Puzzle Egg
Blue Elanth - Tiana [Ana]
Elanth is a relatively thin blue, rather attractive in the two shades of aquamarine and azure that marked his egg. Usually however, people notice his personality more than anything. For a blue, Elanth is unusually chatty and gregarious. It's not that he is simple - although sometimes he will say things that will give people that impression, it's more that he has an air of innocence sometimes that makes him miss the obvious. As such , he is a little gullible and will fall for pranks. On the other hand, he is a handy fighter, if a little flashy and prone to making quips in a serious situation. He's agile , and accurate, and works well as part of a wing, though he obviously will not have the heavy firepower of the larger dragons. He is a loyal friend, even if his friends and lifemate are teasing him, he takes that in good grace and in general, though he gives the impression of being a potential walking disaster area, he is very lucky.
Based on Order of the Stick
Striped Feline Egg
Blue Laarth - Magtus
To all accounts, Laarth is a fierce hunting little blue. He'll *talk* about hunting all the time, and boast about how great he's going to be at it. He even looks the part -- he has a long snout, and a mouth filled with sharp sharp teeth.
Based on Pearls Before Swine
Smithcrafters Delight Egg
Green Gabrieth - Deilaine
Gabrieth is compact green, a powerhouse of energy and free-spirited. In other words she can be a bit of a handful! She is a dark forest green in colour with rather bright green splotches that are either nearly perfectly round or look like wedges of cheese. She is a very alert dragon and always on the look out for ways to do mischievous things. Gabrieth likes to put on an act to a point in order to try to fit in with the more 'popular' dragons, but it's hard for her to entirely hide her love for games and fictional stories (the more out there the better) and will just as happily listen to them as create them. Then there's the doll collection that she will attempt to hide on her ledge when she and her lifemate finally have a weyr. But despite her normally more care-free nature she actually has a capacity for spectacular temper tantrums that will only be slightly less obnoxious once she's matured.
Based on Penny Arcade
Rising Flood Egg
Though a bright air surrounds it, there's something dangerous about the egg...some looming sense of doom and desolation. Even when around it's siblings it continues seeming gloomy as though nothing has changed. Nothing *will* change, not until hatching day should this egg hatch. If it does hatch many'll wonder whether the dragon within'd carry the same mood around him or her.
Green Enoqueth - Darkain
Enoqueth and her drowned egg haven't much in common appearance-wise. Prim and neat, she carries the pride one'd normally see from a gold making it clear she's comfortable wrapped into her apple green exterior. Each step taken, each turn when airborne, never loses her stately posture. There's an alluring sensation cast from her since, although a small, dainty green in size, her shape's completely that of a lady with no obvious muscles.
Based on Phoenix Requiem
Auburn Silk Egg
Green Kestreth - Eransi
Kestreth is a beautiful vivid emerald green. On a normal day, her hide looks about one shade away from rising - that is until you see what she looks like when she does rise -she'll be a like a green star. She is lean and long, and having a lot of the characteristics of a green in that she can sometimes lack focus, be flirty and sociable.
Based on Queen of Wands
Strawberry Gloop Egg
Bronze Chuuth - Qanrifre
Chuuth is a long thin bronze of a lighter shade, with some coppery overtones on his hide. One of his main physical attributes will be extraordinary agility for a bronze. How is it possible that he could have got out of that sticky situation? No one knows! He just seemed to ...move his body out of the way, even though the body doesn't usually move like that. Unfortunately where superior agility comes there is always a trade off with stamina. He'll suffer a bit in the stamina department and on the ground there will forever be times when he looks more like a just hatched hatchling than an adult bronze.
Based on Something Positive
Wooden Boxes Egg
Green Inonth - Daryonus
Inonth is a dark green -- dark enough to laze comfortably in shadows without being obvious when she's small. That will be harder as an adult, mostly because it will become hard to find shadows big enough -- but she'll try.
Based on The Mows
Sugary Thoughts Egg
Bronze Tyrdoth - Fallon
As bronze's go Tyrdoth doesn't exactly stand out as a shining specimen, Oh, he's clearly a bronze in size, just barely, but in every other way he's a bit on the less than spectacular side. His color is a semi-matt almost tarnished bronze and he's built heavy and very low to the ground and some quirk of his face makes him forever look like at a moments notice he could be growling and unhappy. The random almost diamond shaped markings here and there on his body only complete the odd look of this bronze. His stout body will easily hold powerful muscle and give him a lot in stamina but little in speed or agility with will be a hindrance in someways for both chasing in flights or fighting Thread.
Based on Wizard of Id
Polished Stone Egg
Brown Exkayth - Venakrian
In appearance, the notable thing about Exkayth is his averageness. Average size for a brown, average sized limbs and headknobs, average boring shade of brown without a speckle to break it up and add interest. There is nothing there to stand out and catch the eye -- Exkayth is just ordinary. In a crowd of browns, no-one would notice him.
Based on XKCD
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