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Crimson

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Synopsis

Crimson (COMING SOON)

The Chromaveiled 

Melzia stood at the well with her red hood resting against her back. As she stood there staring into the sparkling waters below, she clutched a coin in hand and formed a wish in her mind. More than anything else, she hoped to start a new life somewhere far away from the control of Queen. Somewhere that fairy tales were simply make-believe, magic didn’t exist, and dragons weren’t real.

Finally, Melzia stepped through the portal to Earth. She shifted the hood, setting loose the magic that would make the red fabric of her hood disappear. Over the next eight years, she tried to forget about magic, her past on Fenglauria, and her life as a Crimson chromaveiled. She fell in love with Luke and together they built a simple life together. But everyday, the cursed mark on her wrist ached and burned with its ever-present reminder:  Queen was still hunting for her.

When two cloaked figures—an Azure and a Verdant—suddenly stride into her calm life, she knows her past has caught up with her. Now, in order to keep Luke safe, Melzia has to drag him across a world he knows nothing about all while evading capture, avoiding pixies, outwitting witches, and fighting wyverns.  The time has come for her to find out if her powers are strong enough to rescue Luke… And save herself.

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Action and adventure

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Content Warnings

Crimson is written with older teens and adult readers in mind. Some scenes involve gore and violence. Romance scenes are not explicit and are fade-to-black style. This story contains violence, gore, and death

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Creatures

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A drawing of a Dragon from the story “Crimson.” The body is scaly with four legs and two wings. It is mostly green and has purple spikes on its head, back, and tail. The image is overlaid with text that describes common Dragon features. It says Dragons (member of Dracona order). Body 4 legs, 2 wings covered in scales forked tongue. Colors Most common: shades of blue, gray, or green. Rarer: red, orange, purple, black, or silver. Size Generally larger than wyverns. Males are generally larger than females. Temperament varies drastically. Typically lives alone or in pairs. Typically avoids humans, though some will form friendships with humans. Abilities      Most breathe fire, though some breath ice instead. Can communicate with other Dracona, but not capable of human speech. Dragon drawing by Lizzie DeLano https://www.instagram.com/boba_theblessed/ Color added by C. Britt

Dragon - a member of the Dracona order

Dragons are very common throughout Fenglauria, but since they tend to avoid humans, they are not seen by humans very often.

A drawing of a dragon-like creature called a Wyvern from the story “Crimson.” The body is scaly with two legs and two wings. It is mostly purplish-gray and has purple spikes on its head, back, and tail. The tip of its tail is forked. The image is overlaid with text that describes common Wyvern features. It says Wyverns (member of Dracona order). Body 2 legs, 2 wings. Covered in scales. Forked tongue; forked tail with stingers. Colors Most common: shades of blue, gray, or green, or purple. Rarer: red, orange, black, or brown. Size Generally smaller than dragons. Females are generally larger than males. Temperament extremely aggressive to all non-wyverns. territorial and sometimes hostile toward other wyverns. typically live alone. Abilities acid-like venom in their bite and in the forked tail. Can communicate with other Dracona, but not capable of human speech. Dragon drawing by Lizzie DeLano https://www.instagram.com/boba_theblessed/ Color added by C. Britt

Wyvern - a member of the Dracona order

Wyverns are common throughout Fenglauria. They are regularly seen flying above forested areas.

A drawing of a dragon-like creature called a Wygon from the story “Crimson.” It is mostly orange and has hundreds of small orange spikes on its head, back, and tail. The tip of its tail has a single stinger. The image is overlaid with text that describes common Wygon features. It says Wygons (member of Dracona order). Body 2 legs, 2 wings. Covered in scales. forked tongue; single stinger on tail. Colors Most common: shades of blue, gray, green, red, or orange. Rarer: purple, black, or silver. Size Cross between a Wyvern and Dragon; they are larger than both parent species. Females are generally larger than males. Temperament extremely aggressive toward any non-wygons and wygons outside pack. Live in packs controlled by a queen, usually the largest and oldest of the group. Will actively hunt humans if the human comes close to their territory. Abilities Most breathe fire, though some breath ice instead. Acid-like venom in tail stinger. Can communicate with other dracona, but not capable of human speech. Dragon drawing by Lizzie DeLano - https://www.instagram.com/boba_theblessed/ Color added by C. Britt

Wygon - a member of the Dracona order

Wygons are a cross between a male Wyvern and a female dragon. Although a wygon produced by a female wyvern and male dragon is theoretically possible, female wyverns are so aggressive toward dragons, it has never been known to happen. They can reproduce together, but the offspring is usually not viable, rarely hatching and even when it does, it almost never survives more than a couple months.

Wygons are uncommon, only appearing in a few isolated packs in Fenglauria.

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