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"Like the sting of the Scorpion emblem that represents their leaders, the Royal House of Sempesh, the Sanguinex bite is piercing. They are a relatively young race, largely due to the hex that has been placed upon them five hundred winters previously. History claims that the otherwise normal Scopios were punished by Emperor Zeke, for aiding and abetting the traitor Prince Siddig, and hexed, their bodies altered to only accept fresh blood for sustenance. It’s unknown whether Scorpio’s heavens were scarred by Black Sorcery, by the Empire or the Scorpios themselves, in order to protect the species, but it does shield their skin, which is burnt by the slightest sunlight, even if the damage to the skies has irrevocably harmed the landscape.

The Sanguinex hex both has its benefits and disadvantages. A beneficial side-affect is enhanced speed and strength, and a strange physical trait is piercing golden eyes, which seems to have led to the Sanguinex’s inherited ability to read and manipulate minds.

A misfortune of the hex is the inability to venture into sunlight, of course, but also the added inconvenience of being unable to use the mirror portals. The insatiable blood-lust has also necessitated the keeping of slaves and, unfortunately for the Elves, who the Vallely dynasty have selected to co-habit Scorpio, blood-letting has become a notorious habit of the increasingly unconscionable Sanguinex. Even hybrids aren’t exempt from the debilitating hex and the Faerie are no better than slaves to be drained. The Royal House of Sempesh itself will only partake of the Royal House of Castree blood. Sanguinex also susceptible to concaine in various forms.

Sanguinex are rarely found outside Scorpio, due to the damaging sunlight their Kingdom otherwise protects them from, but those who dare to venture forth can often be identified by their thick, white, leather robes, to defend from the light.

Compared to the Lupinex, the Sanguinex are limited in their movements, however, they are possessed of greater ability and not at the full command of their imperial overlords. If they were to fight, the Sanguinex's greater speed grants them advantage over the Lupinex."

Extract from my "Guides - Faces, Races and Places" section on The Destiny Of Dragons website:

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Governed by: Imperial House of Vallely.

Overview: The centre of the entire world.

Highlights: The Golden Imperial Palace, including the Armoury, Ballroom, Grand Hall, Orangery and Vallely Dynasty Crypt. The Capital itself. The Imperial Heartlands, including Sun-Spear Meadow and the River Severine.

Dangers: Laws are strict.

The source of national wealth, the massive Capital is the most magnificent focal point of people, power and privilege in the entire world. The centre of excellence for craft and culture, she is where everyone and everything bright and strong come together, existing to serve the Emperor alone. With that duty comes enormous benefits; shops are of the highest quality and the Gladiators, which roam the streets, are testament to the entertainment the Emperor provides his subjects in the popular Arena. An eclectic people pump the seething metropolis’ blood and the air practically crackles with a volatile mix of excess and opportunity, which is just as it should be, Emperor Azmyth having spent enormous effort and wealth projecting himself as the mightiest ruler ever known, drawing resources from across his vast dominion. Envious enemies and resentful vassals have dictated the presence of a large standing army, and the Capital’s hardy walls have stood witness to the bloodiest wars over the centuries, however, her supremacy is rarely challenged these days.

An extract from my Faces, Places and Races Guide from the official website for the epic fantasy The Destiny Dragons.

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Escaping his abusive foster father and seeking revenge on the Empire, for his beloved foster sister’s murder, Kai is determined to hate the Emperor when he joins his ranks. However, he falls in love with the Empire instead and, by age eighteen, he’s already an accomplished veteran of warfare due to his extraordinary brilliance. Emperor Azmyth himself promotes Kai to the Imperial Court, however, the Emperor’s favour isn’t guaranteed protection and Kai finds himself caught up in a struggle against corruption and tyranny. Officials vie for power and the Empire’s kingdoms suffocate in their fierce grip. Self appointed Champion of the Empire, Kai won’t play their immoral games though, as he helps the downtrodden and fights discrimination. To the underprivileged, he is celebrated, loved and respected, but his rejection of the unwritten rules threaten his position, dignity, even his life.

An idealist with a pure heart and unquestionable honour, boasting enormous moral authority and credibility, Kai is regarded as a risk by the Emperor and demoted to Personal Protector of Azmyth’s two troublesome heirs. Whilst Kai continues to defend the Empire in secret with high ideals and low cunning, his docile nature is worn down by his relentlessly mean charges. In exhaustion, Kai is haunted by motives, voices and memories he can’t explain or comprehend, since a childhood accident rendered him amnesiac. A recurring vision of the Empire ending in darkness and a mysterious Guardian Angel named Skander, are his only constants...

Extract from my "Guides - Faces, Races and Places" section on The Destiny Of Dragons website:

https://sites.google.com/site/destiny...

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With no particular home, Grotesques have always existed all over Ay, primarily serving as night-time protectors for royalty. Their invulnerable stone bodies, incredible strength and the fact they are only granted life at night, makes them fantastic guardians whilst their human masters and counterparts slumber, however, their lack of life during the daytime does make them vulnerable in those hours.

The actual origin of the species in unknown and, due to their immortal, stone nature, breeding is not only impossible, but unnecessary. However, incredibly powerful Earth Magic Sorceresses have been known to transform people into Grotesques.

Grotesques are often single-minded, devoted to duty alone and extremely unpersonable to anyone but their liege lord and their own kind.

Extract from The Destiny of Dragons's. Official website - "Faces, Places and Races"
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Much like the rest of the Kingdom’s bland towns and villages, a cold, dreary atmosphere grips Sagittarius’ Capital, for within its stone walls, the people are rich in tradition, but poor in materials. The functional city-state is comprised of drab wooden structures and there is little decoration, limited inspiration and almost no innovation. It is suffocating to anybody who doesn’t reside there. The sharp-eyed locals aren’t particularly cheery either and don’t appear to possess a single reason to change that habit.

It is a superstitious and unenlightened place too, where women call out in warning before throwing out dirty water at night, lest the Undead pass by. A swirling gust of wind is accredited to otherworldly dwellers moving from one location to another and all maladies are attributed to Demons. The simple streets are dotted with curious statues, boasting the most terrible visages, to ward off imaginary monsters.

King Ulrich’s Kidsager Castle is the only impressive structure, but only because it receives the great and mighty. A plain, towering fortress of strong and mighty white stone, it hails from a by-gone era. Unlike the Golden Imperial Palace, Sagittarius can’t spare the money to constantly improve. There is no welcoming statues and again, little embellishment. Soldiers are garbed in antiquated uniforms.


Extract from my "Guides - Faces, Races and Places" section on The Destiny Of Dragons website:

https://sites.google.com/site/destiny...

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Beautiful, graceful and wise in statecraft, Princess Anna is most definitely worthier of the Imperial Throne than her brother Prince Len. However, the Emperor, her Uncle Azmyth, sees no use for her other than to seduce his rivals' heirs and manipulate them to his own means. A clever, engaging, fun-loving girl, also lacking in conscience, Anna is happy to oblige, even if it jeopardises and alienates her. She’s already acquired many less than flattering nicknames throughout the Empire, as well as a host of lovers vying for her attention. Receiving constant suitors and countless caravans of treasures, to secure her affection, she has her choice of the Empire’s eligible batchelors.

Vain, shallow, passive-aggressive and perpetually obnoxious, she’s also cruel and vindictive. However, to say Anna doesn’t love anyone or anything but fine clothes, grand jewels and masked balls, like everyone reckons, isn’t necessarily true, for as blunt, immature, stubborn and mean-spirited as her brother, she still tries to look out Len, even when he continually pushes her away. She also finds handsome, courageous Kai Canarbis’ appointment, as their Personal Protector, most fortuitous, having esteemed him all her life. Regardless of her army of suitors and Kai’s frenetic schedule, she selfishly seeks to absorb his time and energy, imaginging what could be.

What Anna isn’t aware of is her cold-hearted uncle will marry her off to the kingdom he finds most value in, with absolutely no regard for her happiness…

Extract from my "Guides - Faces, Races and Places" section on The Destiny Of Dragons website:

https://sites.google.com/site/destiny...

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It's only SIX days until The Book of Resurrection, second book in the epic Destiny of Dragons fantasy series is to be released! Goddess help us all...

12/10/12 (Imps and Amazon permitting)
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It's only FIVE days until The Book of Resurrection, second book in the epic Destiny of Dragons fantasy series is to be released! Goddess help us all...

You can always check out the first book:

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before then.
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It's only FOUR days until The Book of Resurrection, second book in the epic Destiny of Dragons fantasy series is to be released! Goddess help us all...

In the meantime, you can always check out the first book:

The Book of Wrath

Billie
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It's only THREE days until The Book of Resurrection, second book in the epic Destiny of Dragons fantasy series is to be released! Goddess help us all...

In the meantime, you can always check out the first book:

The Book of Wrath

Billie
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