By Tooth And Claw Dragons, or BTACD, is a very well established, sixteen year old role-play forum in the high original fantasy genre. Located on Jcink, we are rated 3/1/3 and love creative freedom! We have all original lore, from various in-depth worlds to almost eighty species, and offer an immersive universe with endless options for players to make and do. All of our official art is also custom, pieces either commissioned or done directly by site staff. =D
Freedom within the established lore is the major thing on BTACD, and we will work with you to do almost any idea or concept within the vast confines of our lore. If there is a species or subspecies, location, or any other facet of lore you think is missing, suggest it! Member content is encouraged and added all the time, and BTACD is ever-growing. With our focus on freedom, you can make nearly anything: from a big red dragon that breathes ice, or an antisocial demon with a tendency to distort reality, to perhaps a trinket-stealing gremlin with a gift of wind spells - anything is possible.
On the first of every month, we have new content releases - new species, subspecies, legends, art, large lore projects and small. Sometimes, we may do regular forum updates throughout the month, such as new subforums, new important threads, new skins, etc. Always something to look forward to!
Our current plot is two-part; the humanoid Faction of Hope that seeks to drive dragons out of the Realms and take them for themselves, and the snakekind led by an enigmatic beast named Orochi, who seems to be connected to a mysterious prophecy. The to-be-King has been slain, and the Free Peoples of Vystriana struggle to fight the ever-growing threat of the Faction and its serpent allies.
May brings lots of polish for the old things of BTACD!
First, we have a brand new, shiny subspecies for you all - the amarok wolf! These wolves live in the waters of our Realms: the oceans, lakes, and rivers are where they can be found. Sporting both gills and lungs, amaroks may intermingle both with their land-wolf brethren and their underwater packs!
Next is something that has been somewhat canon for a long time, but only now has been released to the public. Welcome the rarest magic in the Realms: Chaos magic! This powerful, rainbow-hued energy accents the user's abilities, and has the power to shape reality itself. However, it is also one of the most dangerous magics known to any, and not even the most powerful users can escape its effects. Read about it on the magic page; it's available in the shop for 30k jaden!
And on to our polishes! The groups pages have gotten a bit of a coding update! The chibis should appear a bit bigger, as will the boxes, and each now has the player of the character easily listed. Our wolf packs have also gotten nice, new information for each, and the long-unused Noss'a pack has been disbanded!
On a much larger scale, the Gemstone Factions have gotten an overhaul as well! Their info has been completely rewritten and rebuilt from the ground up, with a new ranking system and things unique to both Factions. If you have a Gemstone Faction (Ruby or Onyx) character, take a gander, as this may affect you greatly!
With our species redux project, we have hit two this month - the human and imp! Each one has been overhauled and edited to give them specific variants, clarifying various points and filling in some holes we've long had in our lore. Two new human subspecies have appeared, as well - the Noctisian and Noktureesan!
Finally, the kraken Ancient First art and description has been completed, and updated on its page!