"A dragon lives to protect and serve their deity. We are no different." --Aislinn
An empire of seers, scribes, warriors, artisans and everything in between, the Moonlit Waves reside in the Star-touched Atoll, between the Leviathan Trench and the Spiral Keep, just off the coast of the Windswept Plateau. The Empire is divided into six different kingdoms, with Oceanstead ruling over them all. Traditionally, the Kingdoms of the Waves are all matriarchal, although this isn't strictly the case. Females hold most of the power in the kingdoms, its true, yet males can hold power as well.
The Moonlit Waves live in the Star-Touched Atoll: a group of islands and reefs that are hidden by undersea tunnels.
South Point TunnelsEdit
Kingdoms of the WavesEdit
There are a total of six kingdoms within the Moonlit Waves.
- Oceanstead rules over all kingdoms. They live on the actual islands, deep within large cenotes.
- Sigurdsson occupies the rims of the islands. This kingdom is mainly made of dragons from other Flights.
- Hayashi is made up of mostly scribes and seers. They occupy the reef that surrounds the islands.
- Allard is the most diverse of all the lesser kingdoms. It is home to scribes, seers, warriors and everything else in between. They live deeper in the water, sharing the undersea tunnels with Hashemi.
- Llwyd is often seen as the most mysterious of all the lesser kingdoms. They live on the cliff of the trench, deeper than the other kingdoms, and only emerge when there is a meeting of the kingdoms.
- Hashemi is the smallest of the kingdoms, and is thus filled with dragons who wish to prove their worth. They share their home with Allard.
Ranks Within the KingdomsEdit
As stated above, the traditional leader of the clan is the High Queen, although this doesn't stop a High King from existing as well. The High Queen (or king) rules over every kingdom in the Moonlit Waves as the highest form of authority. They are almost never questioned by those under them and are in charge of almost everything from accepting alliances and foreign dragons to exiling, promoting and demoting.
Traditionally male, the King consort is the mate of the High Queen. While a Queen consort can exist, this is quite rare. A consort doesn't usually have as much power as their mate does, and is often overruled by the High Prince(ss).
Although usually the daughter of the High Queen, the High Princess can also be a dragon the current monarch thinks is worthy of the position. As with other positions, a High Prince can exist as well.
Members of the First Brood live in the house of Oceanstead and include the High Prince(ss). They are the ones that the High Queen/King and King/Queen consort have adopted into their family. They can often hold ranks of the exarchs, but often have ranks on the commontry.
The Lesser Monarchs are just that. They are kings and queens of the other five kingdoms. Lesser monarchs are just one leader. They don't need a mate to rule, and more often than not their mate is in a different kingdom. While the lesser monarchs are given the freedom to do what they wish, they are subject to the wishes of the High Queen/King.
Exarchs are dragons who form a council. The are the leaders of each aspect of clan life. At the light of the first full moon, they all gather together and discuss with the High Queen/King, their consort and the First Brood to go over clan-life in detail.
- The High Physician is in charge of making sure all healing items and such are in stock. They also report on the health of the clan. They also have the chefs under their wings, as good nutrition is also one of their duties. This rank is currently held by Glacis.
- The Lord Seer is the leader of the seers. They keep track of the prophecies the clan spews while also gathering the bubbles that hold the prophecies of the Tidelord. The Lord Seer is in charge of training new seers. This rank is currently held by Rivule.
- The Head Scribe keeps track of all the scribes. Their job is perhaps the most extensive of all, as they are in charge of keeping track of the clan's records. This includes how well food is running, how many dragons join/leave/die, if there are any intruders, etc. On top of that, they must also make sure the training of new seers is going well. This rank is held by Ren.
- The artisans have the Keeper of Art, who leads all dragons involved in music, painting/drawing/sketching/etc., theater, and other artistic ways dragons have of expressing themselves. The Keeper of Art makes sure the clan never loses what it means to have fun. This position is currently held by Akiko.
- Finally, chosen by contest, the Head Warrior is the leader of the clan's defenses and the training of new warriors. The Head Warrior can sometimes leave to visit alliances to learn from them. This rank is currently held by Abbas.
In addition to these dragons, there are also the Elemental Representatives. These dragons travel from different flights to serve as commissaries to the Moonlit Waves. They still hold allegiance to their flight's deity, although their first loyalty will always be towards the clan. The Moonlit Waves—even though they are a Water clan—have a Water Representative, who usually initiates new members and helps them fit in.
- Ice Representative: None
- Shadow Representative: Heulwen|Wildclaw
- Wind Representative: None
- Water Representative: None
- Nature Representative: Hisoka|Tundra
- Light Representative: Glynn|Coatl
- Lightning Representative: Deepa|Ridgeback
- Fire Representative: Skoll|Skydancer
- Arcane Representative: Helga|Guardian
- Plague Representative: Klahan|Snapper
- Earth Representative: None
The Commontry holds the most dragons. Dragons of the Commontry fill in the rest of the roles of the clan, these roles being:
- Seers; on the highest level of the Commontry food chain. They are in charge of interpreting messeges from the Tidelord and often have their own prophecies to interpret.
- Scribes; servants to the seers. Scribes are often assigned to a seer as their mistress or master at a young age. Their duty is then to categorize all of the seers' visions.
- The clanniversary of the Moonlit Waves is October 23rd.
- If you wish to form an alliance with the Moonlit Waves, please send us a PM with specifics (how they formed an alliance/if their alliance is steady or not/dragon opinions on said alliance etc).