A mighty sorcerer with a particularly powerful heritage
About this creation
The Dragon Disciple was not always as he appears now. Once he was the son of a simple farmer, but he was never simple himself. Ever since he was a child, his parents new he was different. He was very handsome, and his eyes had golden tint that shined with a secret promise. When he laughed those that heard felt their very souls brighten. He was also born with a gift for magic. While this wasn't completely unheard of, the skill at which he wielded the magic was. He never had to pour over spell books for hours, instead it came as naturally as breathing. The simple family was proud to have a sorcerer in the family.
But not all his special qualities were pleasing. Patches of ugly rough dry skin were spread across his body. He was quick to anger, and his wrath was a terrible sight to behold. His intelligence, appearance, and magical skill gave him quite an arrogant personality and disdain for many who he saw as lesser than himself. And perhaps his most overwhelming emotion was avarice. His thirst for wealth and power led him to be very unsatisfied with his life living on a farm.
On his 20th birthday he bid farewell to his parents, and began his journey to fame and fortune. He began his life on the road as a adventurer for hire, selling his potent magic abilities for coin and a chance a magical artifacts. He fell in with a particularly successful group and they became the best of friends and triumphant colleagues. They accepted his flaws as he accepted theirs, all the while learning to further control his emotions. [The others of the company will appear soon!]
It was during one of their adventures where they encountered a powerful gold dragon who guarded a magnificent city in the far east. It was this ancient being who recognized him for what he was: A descendant of a red dragon.
The gold dragon taught him how to get in touch with the latent powers of his bloodline. As a result of the ritual, he was granted many boons. His strength increased dramatically, and the patches of dry skin intensified, becoming robust crimson scales. His left arm became fully covered and his hand became a powerful claw that could shred steel and snap iron. Great red wings sprouted from his back which allowed him to fly with the speed and agility of an bird of prey. He could breathe powerful jets of flame to incinerate anything before him, and his already powerful command of magic fortified. The Dragon Disciple also was told that this was just the beginning. As he continued to explore his heritage, further changes will occur. What these consist of remains to be seen.
As a gift the gold dragon gave the Dragon Disciple a magical katana from the city‘s treasury and forged by the dragon itself. Its sister blade was given to the famous arch mage, and while similar in appearance this one was the more powerful of the two. Sharing the quality of never dulling and controlling fire, this blade also allows the user to channel magic through it and enhance its power - akin to a wizard using a staff. As well as the sword the Dragon Disciple has several wands and for various situations tucked in his belt and in his tunic. He wears little armor, just a mighty golden breastplate he received as a reward from a quest for the high elves. As well as providing deceptively lightweight protection and emitting a charismatic aura, the magical gem in the center of the armor allows the wearer to absorb most magical attacks and redirect the assault. He also has many, many other magic items and other items of worth stored in a secret lair - a compulsion no doubt attributed to his birthright.
The Dragon Disciple has not stopped his questing, and shall continue for as long as his ambitions and friends remain with him.
It's great to see you posting again; I've always been a huge fan of your minifigures. Welcome back buddy! :D Anyway,
nice work on this, really diggin' the look of the minifigure. Gotta love those old dragon wings. I also enjoyed reading the story; you've always been good at writing them. Once again, great to see you back and I hope to see quite a few more builds in the future coming from your way. Great job! -Justin