(One hour before the hatching of the Drezo Regalia eggs.)
New Species is open to players. Drezo Regalia will be playable in fifteen minutes. The total number of Drezo Regalia that is available at this time is 100. A new partner contract will be available for all new and old players. A quest shall start for people interested in having a partner.
The message was the top trending topic for all gamers for Noriene. A video trailer was updated, showing the players and new visitors what the Drezo Regalia race would be. Dragons with eight different colors flew through the screen as each showed their special abilities and attributes.
The first was the white dragon, small and agile with speed and magick that fiercely outmaneuvered all the other dragons. The sonic boom-like sound followed behind the white dragon’s flight. Even flying monsters could not keep up with the dragon itself. Each monster blew up for seconds as the white dragon’s magic hit them. It twirled through obstacles as if it was nothing. Finally, a bright light encompasses the screen and moves on to the next scene.
Next was a blue dragon that swam on the deep ocean seafloor. Wings outstretched, it battled a giant Kraken-looking monster by itself. With a pump of its wings, the Kraken and the blue dragon that was half its size shot up from the dark depths. A loud kaboom-like splash erupted from the surface of the blue dragon exiting the ocean. With hot flaming fire, the blue dragon’s mouth gaped open as a shot of energy blast escaped in one go. The head of the Kraken was demolished. Folding its wings, the blue dragon dives into the ocean, creating a large wave that splashes against the screen.
The trailer fades from blue to black, and out in the darkness, a large group of humanoid soldiers walks through the cave. As the light from the fire brightens the room, a ferocious-looking red dragon stares down upon the group. Its eyes glittered dangerously, and hot steam escaped its mouth and nose. Then, inhaling deeply, the red dragon released a torrent of red flames that brightened up the room. In that room, stockpiles of gold and jewels shined with different colors of the rainbow. Intruding soldiers were covered in the fire as they screamed in agony and horror.
With the fire blazing and turning silver, the next dragon that appeared majestically sat with the council of the kings. Its silver crown matched the royalties; even its demeanor screamed that this silver dragon was not from a commoner’s bloodline. The kings from different races listened to the words of the silver dragon as if they were their own.
The scene changes into the bountiful life of the festival where people worldwide celebrate the new year. Amid the joyful event, a bronze dragon was the center of attention. Its clear voice rang out beautifully through the crowd. Even the music from the trailer was from the voice of the bronze dragon. People danced and sang in merry tune as the world around the bronze dragon sparkled to life.
The vast green mountains are shown next, with the music slowly fading and becoming a blur. A sleeping green dragon awakens on a large green hump between the mountains. The birds fly away crying out in fright from the unexpected movement. With each step the green dragon takes, the world shakes. The green dragon walked slowly towards a giant lake, where it laps up water. Animals emerged from the forest floor and stares in recognition of the green dragon that protects them. Bright sunlight beamed down the green dragon as the scene changed again.
A golden dragon appears from the sky in the middle of the glaring sun. Its wings are outstretched as the sun creates a halo effect. A large shadow is cast from the bright light, and in the darkness, a black dragon with red eyes emerges. Two contrasting dragons go into an epic battle of dominance. Black fire erupts from the mouth of the black dragon, while blue flames emerge from the gold. Each dragon outmaneuvered the other for the upper hand, but both were in a perfect stalemate.
The Black dragon summoned an unholy army of the dead, while the gold dragon called forth angelic-looking creatures. Both clashed and tore into each other as if their lives depended on them. Teeth upon teeth, claws upon claws, blood spilled amongst one another as they battled for supremacy.
The scene goes black, and words are displayed beautifully, ‘Which Drezo Regalia would you choose?’
People who saw this new trailer brought in a spike of new players. They wanted to play the dragon. The first one-hundred-player slot was filled in a matter of minutes. After that, virtual chat rooms were flooded with new and old players wondering how they could partner up with a Drezo Regalia or become one. Each one shares information about the new species.
“Did you see the trailer for the new species?”
“Drezo Regalia was it?”
The squeals of the people could be heard as they watched the trailer over and over again. Their eyes were glued to the dragon with excitement.
“Yea. I heard they are humanoid dragon class.”
“I saw the blue dragon wreaking havoc on that Kraken, and I wanted to be one so bad.”
“No way. I swear the black dragon is better. I am summoning the undead. Come on. Who wouldn’t want a legion of undead creatures behind them in a fight?”
“The Gold Dragon will kick the Black Dragon’s ass. Light always wins.”
“What kind of bull crap are you spewing? Black Dragons are the way to go. Darkness reigns supreme.”
“I rather like the song that the Bronze Dragon sang. There are like minstrels. I’m going to make myself famous.”
“Yea. Yea. I rather have money like the Red Dragon.”
“Was anyone able to be one of the first one hundred Drezo Regalia? Unfortunately, I was a second too late.”
“Gah, I wish I waited to pick the Drezo Regalia race.”
“I did. I was lucky enough to get the race.”
People around the young boy listened intently to what he had to say.
“Did you get to play the race yet?”
“No. It said I’m waiting to be hatched in an hour.”
“Hatched? What the? Serious?”
“Are you some monster now? Why does one need to hatch? Is this every Drezo Regalia?
“Hi, guys. I just joined. Did anyone try out the Drezo Regalia species yet? Unfortunately, I’m stuck in an egg form waiting to be hatched.”
“We got a newcomer with the same problem as these other players. You’re not the only one.”
“So I am supposed to be hatching? That’s so strange. I never heard of this before.”
“So my life starts again from a child?”
“Let’s not overthink this too much. Did you find your partner?”
“Yea. My girlfriend is already on that quest.”
“You’re girlfriend is doing it? I did ask my best friend to help me out. I thought it would be the best solution instead of a stranger being my partner. That would be strange.”
“Really? What species did your friend choose?”
“A human. I heard right now the only two species that could partner up are humans, elves, and halflings.”
“That’s not fair. I’m a dwarf. Why can’t dwarves be part of the partnership? This is outrageous.”
“Don’t ask me. Complain to the creators.”
“You’re kidding me.”
“What’s kind of quest is it to become a partner with the Drezo Regalia?”
“Well, It’s really simple. Supposedly you need to get to the Draconis Library on time and talk with a pet shop owner name Tyrell.”
“No. Then we got to find our friends and go through a partnership ritual. The problem is, so far, I don’t even know where I am at.”
“Seriously? You can’t see or anything?”
“Nope. Everything is black. All I heard is some weird chanting, and my body feels like it’s on fire, but strangely it is warm.”
“What an annoying predicament.”
“You telling me.”
“Draconis Library. Isn’t that the flying library at the City of Diadem?”
“Yea. I went there. It’s pretty cool. I heard you can get into the Draconis Village just paying one gold for a week pass.”
“That’s such a rip-off.”
“It’s not bad. I went to the public bathhouse. They even got a sauna and hot springs there.”
“Sauna? Hot springs?”
“Yea. Haven’t you ever gone to one before? If you visit Japan, there are plenty of them you can try out.”
“That sounds so relaxing.”
“Sounds like fun.”
“I don’t know about you people; sharing the same natural hot spring with the same gender doesn’t sound like my style. It’s too weird.”
“Really? Usually, Asian cultures aren’t ashamed of showing their body in the same-sex bathhouse. But, in actuality, they just go about their business cleaning themselves up and move on.”
“That’s so weird.”
“To the westerners, it is.”
“Either way. I’m staying away.”
“You’re missing a relaxing spot in the hot spring.”
“You’re a loss.”
“There is also an amphitheater there as well.”
“Yea. Some crazy rabbit built it up from scratch. I heard they are scouting out actors and even playing 3D virtual clips.”
“3D Virtual clips? You mean like a movie theater?”
“Yea. They’re using some kind of Oculus Morpheus crystal balls to play them, but they aren’t showing much now. Just simple ten to fifteen-minute clips.”
“There also some kind of bazaar that is built.”
“They’re selling so many different kinds of potions it’s ridiculous. Things that I have never even heard before.”
“Aren’t potions expensive?”
“Yea. But they’re worth every penny.”
“It seems there is a drastic change in the air. From the great World quest in-game to real life, floating libraries, bathhouses, Amphitheaters, bazaars, and a new species. Isn’t this going too fast?”
“I don’t think so.”
“Well, it’s something new to look forward to every day.”
“I agree. I haven’t had so much fun these past months. Not only that, I met so many new people.”
“I agree with you there.”
Even the forum and message boards searched for new information, but they were all flooded with the same information. Nothing new popped up for the next hour. The new and old players grumbled and waited impatiently.