White dragon

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Therragorn, the last remaining white dragon.

White dragons are a type of dragon created from the Queen Black Dragon's eggs mixed with Kerapac's blood. White dragons are imbued with a type of magic that allows them to travel between different planes simply by flying.[1] Although the white dragons retained the Dragonkin's intelligence, they had almost no aggression and as such, were deemed failures by their creators.[2]

To travel between different realms of existence, white dragons cut open small portals that allow them to fly through the Abyss to other worlds, but they can only go to places that they know of.[1][3]

The dragons were hunted to supposed extinction during the Third Age, as their dragonhide was used for the creation of third-age ranger armour. As they preferred a solitary lifestyle, they were quickly overpowered and killed. By the time the other white dragons were aware of this, it was too late.[4]

During One of a Kind, it is revealed that only one white dragon remains, named Therragorn. She was hidden in a dungeon underneath the Wilderness by the King Black Dragon to protect her from hunters[5], although she was forced to flee when a trio of hunters trailed the King Black Dragon, Hannibus and the World Guardian.

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In addition, the Queen Black Dragon during the One of a Kind quest divulges that the Dragonkin took her children (white dragons) and imbued them with twisted powers (Abyssal magics), which drove the dragons completely mad, due to being in so many places at once.[6][7] The dragons were changed into a completely different species, celestial dragons, as a direct result of the Dragonkin's experiments. These dragons were first created in the Dragonkin Laboratory, although a few of them were eventually relocated to Dragontooth Island.

Vicendithas was able to infuse a white dragon egg with elven crystal and Kerapac's blood, creating an entirely new species of dragon capable of changing sexes at will.[8][9] This dragon, in turn, gave birth to what would come to be known as gemstone dragons, named as such because of the gemstones that grew naturally from their bodies.[10]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The ability for the white dragons to fly between planes of existence may be referencing the Pern series by Anne McCaffrey (in which dragons can teleport via hopping into and out of another plane) and specifically the white dragon, Ruth.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Therragorn, "One of a Kind", RuneScape. "We can move between worlds as easily as we can sail through the skies. We need to know where we're going, of course, or we risk ending up in nothingness. I cannot explain how it works. It comes as naturally to me as walking, or flight."
  2. ^ Therragorn, "One of a Kind", RuneScape. "Oh, we can be violent if we need to be, but we were never consumed with the bestial rage that the other dragons possessed. I think that is why the creators abandoned us. They were unhappy with our lack of ferocity."
  3. ^ Mod Slayer. "One of a Kind FAQ." 13 March 2014. Recent Game Updates Forums.
  4. ^ Therragorn, "One of a Kind", RuneScape. "Our skin, given its magical nature, was highly sought after as armour. And so we were hunted down, slaughtered and skinned. We were isolationists by nature: territorial, suspicious of one another, and we valued our privacy. By the time we knew what was happening, it was far too late."
  5. ^ King Black Dragon, "One of a Kind", RuneScape. "She came to us, seeking sanctuary as her people were slaughtered. We know of a place, built by the Creators, that we could hide from view."
  6. ^ Queen Black Dragon, "One of a Kind", RuneScape. "They took my children from me! My power could not prevent them! They took my children from me, and experimented on them! My poor white-scaled children! Their suffering was the worst. They were taken to the dungeon on Dragontooth Island and given twisted powers that drove them mad."
  7. ^ Hannibus, "One of a Kind", RuneScape. "Oh, Player, I see it now - how the eggs were infused with the strangeness of another place... the Abyss I think? Something took them and twisted them outside of time. I can keep him grounded for now, focused on the present, but it's difficult. It's driven them mad, whatever the process is. Each of them seems unable to cope except on an instinctual level. How could anyone do such a thing?"
  8. ^ Vicendithas' Scribblings, written by Vicendithas, page 4, RuneScape. "Kerapac's Blood. Pure elven Crystal. An unhatched white dragon egg. A trinity of potential!"
  9. ^ Vicendithas' Scribblings, written by Vicendithas, page 12, RuneScape. "I cannot believe what has become of my infant daughter, she is no longer a minor, six eggs! I awoke to six eggs in her brood! [...] Each egg is inseminated and diversified, not by me but by her! My child, a dragon that can change sex on a whim to differentiate her offspring... she is doing this by herself! If she can change sex, what more will she learn to do?"
  10. ^ Vicendithas' Scribblings, written by Vicendithas, page 13, RuneScape. "I ramble, but the eggs are not the crystalline dragons that I suspected from her... these dragons are different, created from the precious stones that originate from crystalline! Hydrix, Onyx and a new... strange, beautiful purple stone that I am yet to discover in the natural wild; by discovery I will name it 'dragonstone' after it's perfect mother."