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Draconic Drinks and Spirits

Lots of people love booze. Lots of people also make booze. Theres many items that we have on FR that your dragons could use to brew up something you can mix and match with other drinks. Taverns have to get their booze from somewhere so this here is a list of items we have currently (as of August 30th 2017) that could be used to create a nice brew, which unlike Baldwin, should give your dragons exactly what they want. I’m no expert on this stuff so most of this is comparing fr items to real world alcohol ingredients and a little bit of imagination. (if you’re skeptical about the gulls, feel free to look up ‘seagull wine’)

Treasure Plant: Liqueur. golden brown liquid gives drinker a happy feeling.

Crimson Rootvine: basically a potato beer or vodka that has a red tint

Lace Lantana: Fruit of plant used for wine. popular in daiquiris. flowers used to garnish.

Royal Lantana: Same as lace lantana. reserved for use for kings and queens and other nobility. growers and brewers are hand picked by the nobility themselves. This is considered a great honor.

Tradewinds Gull and Murkbottom Gull: Iceflight is horrid. Instructions are simple, put a gull in a bottle of water and let it ferment. very few dragons aquire a taste for it and is generally homebrewed. Generally considered inhumane

Potash Peach: a favourite for wines in fire flight. known for its sweet taste and firey afterkick.

Charged Duneberry: Not for the faint of heart. Lightning is famous for its Duneberry Liqueur which is cyan in colour and gives off a slight glow.

Seaberry: Used for wine in the sea of a thousand currents. Its creation is a well kept secret by many water flight clans. Most barrels are made of palm trees. One particular clan uses driftwood for the barrels. how its kept in there is another secret entirely.

Winter’s Delight: Ice Flight is known for its ice and dessert wines. Winter’s delight ice wine is said to be the finest, generally reserved for the well off and wealthy. adored by courtesans and royalty alike.

Tundra cactus: One of Ice flight’s sources of vodka.

Blackberry: Shadowflight makes a wine from blackberries, combining it with brandy and diced fruit makes for a lovely sangria.

Crisp Leaf Amaranth: Arcane, Plague, and Water clans all have varying methods of Brewing Ale from this plant.

Sandhills Amaranth: Nature uses the seeds and stems for their brew, Shadow uses the leaves and stems for theirs. Both have a different taste depending on what else the beer is brewed with.

Amaranth: Earth is the only one to brew beer from this form of the plant. Ice and Lightning prefer to consume it as grain.

Red Delicious Apple: Nature flight loves a good sweet apple cider.

Sour green Apple: Windflight is usually known for sweeter spirits, which is why its such a surprise to have such a sour liquer. Its popular to give newly adult dragons this, tricking them into believing its a sweet drink.

Honeycrisp: Iceflight uses this to make a rather strong applejack. Other clans use it for a nice cider.

Granny Smith Apple: Light Flight makes a lovely dessert wine from these apples. It has a golden colour to it and is an excellent gift to roll into any social gathering tagged “to the fairest.”

Green Plantain: Wind uses these to make a beer that is strangely served warm. Its opaque, dense, and generally made in large quantities.

Plantain: Used with Red bananas and combined with maize flower to make a beer. Its generally considered a summer beverage.

Herbal Plantain: Used moreso in herbal teas, the leaves of this plant are used to add ‘health benefits’ to the banana beers. Its yet to be proven if they actually do anything.

Broadleaf Plantain: Due to its hardy nature, beginner homebrewers tend to experiment with this plant in anything from liqueurs to gin. Some results are better than others.

Greater Plantain: Due to its great taste, its used rather in flavouring rather than in the creation of its own drink.

Sugary Prickleaf: This plant can be used as an alternative to sugarcane for making molasses. and molasses means you can make rum! Pirate dragons rejoice!

Gradish: its roots have the perfect sugars to be made into a rum like drink, vodka or even spirits with enough alcohol in them that it could kill you! endless possibilities!

Acorn: Not a common thought for a drink, but shadow and nature make a good liquor from these tiny things.

Blood Acorn: Lairs on the borders between shadow and plague make a liquer from these acorns. It has a slight red tinge to it.

Stonecorn: It takes a skilled eye to tell the difference between a pebble and a stonecorn. However it takes an even more skilled hand to brew these suckers into a fine liquer. Its said to go down really smooth if made right.

Sunkernel: It takes large quantities of these to actually make a batch of liquer. Its more golden in colour.

Hainu’s Eye: These and woodland acorns are soaked in gin or brandy to produce a flavour many nature and plant eating dragons enjoys.

Fire Flower: Not used to create its own beverage but is mixed in with cinnamon and grassland grains for Dreadram fire whiskey. generally served with a spade tail in or wrapped around the glass.

Honeycomb fragment: The honey is used in meads in every flight. Its also used to make vodkas or a strong spirit named Horilka.

Miniature Potash Peach: Used in similar ways as a full grown potash peach, Though the result is usually as sour as the mini fruit itself.

Stonewatch Flatblade: apart of the Aguave family, The Harpies of the roost have been known to create tiquila with it.

stonewatch scrub: Same use as the flatblade, though this is the more common plant to be cultivated for such a use.

Cinnamon: not used to make its own drink, however it is used to flavour things. The result is generally spicy.

Strawberry: Most commonly used in nature and wind to make liquers or wine. 


Engineered Superberry: The berry of choice for lightning flight berry related wines. the result is always blue.

Sour Strawberry: Used to make… sour berry liquers and spirits. what a surprise.


Maiden’s blush: mix with caution due to the slight toxicity. Its incredibly challenging to create a spirit out of this flower so the result is generally very rare and affordable to only the rich and thrill seeking boozewyms.

Hallowed Ivy: Often mixed with Treasure Plant to enhance the positive spirits given with this spirit.

Watermelon: Waterflight has ingeniously figured out a way to make a fine brandy with these melons.

Sugarmelon: Though its more commonly used for flavourings to infuse liqueurs with, there is a variant of the melon brandy using this melon.

Lume Daffodil: can sometimes be used in combination with peppermint to make creme de menthe.

Strangler seeds: though a nuisance to put in someone elses garden, these seed could be put to much better use in a liqueuer. generally a brandy liqueuer similar in taste to a mire chesnut brandy liqueuer, but much cheaper.

Blooming pods: Similar usage to strangler seeds, however the taste has more bite to it.

Luminous almonds: Used to make a sweet amaretto thats popular in light flight.

High-Voltage Almonds: the amaretto made with these almonds has quite the kick to it. Non lightning dragons consuming this beware.

Irridated Pear, Wasteland Pear, Prickly pear: All used to make vodka. No change in taste depending on where it originates.

Blue Honeycomb: Same usage as a normal honeycomb but due to the challenging nature of brewing anything from this quickly solidifying honey, its generally considered a drink for those of high status and or wealth. Breweries will reuse off batches honey for hard candies. Not for hatchlings.

Spearmint: used for mint schnapps. Peppermint is generally considered better.

Peppermint: Used in Peppermint Schnapps and Creme de menthe. Generally the most popular drink made from this is putting the schnappes or creme de menthe into a nice cup of hot cocoa.

Cindermint: Used in its own Cindermint Schnapps and Creme de Cindermenthe. Also used in other 'spicy’ drinks to add a little extra kick. A favourite of Fire flight.

Golden Pepper,Blacktongue Pepper: a lair in fire flight uses them to create a vodka so spicy they claim its the hottest drink in all of Sornieth. Their advertising even suggests not to buy it.

Butcher’s Fig: Used in a Fig spirit. has a red tinge to it. still stains the maw red if enough is consumed.

Fig: Used in fig liqueuers.

Sunbeam Fig: used in spirits and liqueuers. Almost entirely cultivated in light flight. due to the challenge of obtaining the fruit its considered rare and expensive. a favourite among Light flight royalty.

Patio Rose, Heart Rose, Blue Rose, Pale Pink Rose: All used for rose water that some dragons think is a good idea to mix with alcohol. It probably just waters it down.


Now go forth and have those drunkard dragons and brewers get creative!

Slytherin Traits Analysis

Resourcefulness:

As far as I’m concerned, this is the most unsung value of Slytherin house, and easily the hardest to demonize. After all, what is more admirable than someone who has very little to work with and yet clenches their jaw, makes due with what they have, and finds a way to get through their problems? It is the value behind most underdog stories! Although there is an association made sometimes between Slytherin and wealth (mostly thanks to the Malfoys), we see plenty of evidence of poor Slytherins too (see Severus Snape and Tom Riddle), and in many cases we see Slytherins use their talents, strengths, and advantages to find a way to get ahead. Riddle uses his magical talent, gift for Parseltongue, and natural charm. Snape uses his talents in dueling, Potions, and Occlumency. Slughorn uses his amiability and talent in Potions. Lucius uses his money and influence. Draco uses his father’s influence and his own charisma. Narcissa uses her wits and convincing air. Regulus uses his brain and sneakiness. Sometimes these examples are not always positive, but it certainly makes it clear that from a tiny acorn of resourcefulness can sprout a perfect oak tree of a witch or wizard.

Determination:

For a snake, determination is what makes everything work. It’s taking care of your two-year-old child when you’ve just had a baby as a single mother and have no money for a nanny or sitter. It’s working for your mean boss who threatens to fire you every hour to prove them wrong – to show them that you can’t be scared so easily. Determination is very important to achieve our ambitions; it’s where we get our confidence, what gets us up in the morning each day. Without drive, there can be no passion, and without passion, there is almost no possible chance of success.

Self-Preservation:

How many times have we heard people argue that all Slytherins are cowards? Too many times, honestly…and it’s not deserved. Slytherins can be very brave – look at Severus Snape, or Regulus or Andromeda Black. Heck, even villains like Voldemort, Bellatrix, and Umbridge wouldn’t likely be characterized as explicitly “cowardly” either. Slytherins are also not the only characters who are ever considered cowardly – we’ve seen Ravenclaws like Lockhart and Quirrel and Gryffindors like Pettigrew be cowards too, not to mention characters like Fudge who we don’t know the house of but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess wasn’t a Slytherin. So yes, first, to get this out of the way, self-preservation =/= cowardice. Self-preservation means…just that! Looking out for oneself. And that is a very undervalued thing. Selflessness is generally considered eternally virtuous, but if one looks at it carefully, it can also cause a lot of harm. Never taking care of yourself can destroy your health as well as your emotional state, and if someone truly loves you, they should want you to be happy and healthy…thus it would be in your best interest to look after yourself. And if that person doesn’t want that, then that could mean you’re pouring your heart and energy into someone who doesn’t deserve it.

Self-preservation is not selfishness. Self-preservation is not cowardice. It is recognizing your own value and knowing you only have one life to live, and therefore choosing not to throw away your shot.

A Disregard for the Rules:

Most Slytherins tend to have a blatant disregard for rules, mostly because rules only hold them back. Say no one is allowed to use potion ingredients but certain professors, but they gotta figure out who stole their homework last night. You think something like that’s gonna hold them back? Nope. Another example would be Voldemort himself. Wanna live forever? No way in hell is anyone gonna stop him, whether it’s some Gryffindor he tried to kill as a baby, Dumbledore, or the entire Ministry of Magic. 

I think that’s a big reason why Slytherin is known as the ‘evil’ house. We have our own rules, our own boundaries for ourselves. Other rules we deem unimportant, though we’re still aware of them. It doesn’t matter if we break some rules that another person made up, but if we break our own? No, that’s not okay. Someone could be perfectly okay with stealing something, but if you have to hurt a person to do so and they’re not okay with that? It’s not happening. The code of honor is different for each Slytherin – sometimes it can even be just as principled as the rules already in place. The important thing is that the code of honor comes from us, not an outside source. If we believe in it with all our hearts, we will fight to protect it.

Cleverness:

This value is what makes some mistakenly label people as Ravenclaw instead of Slytherin. The main difference is where the intelligence comes from. Ravenclaws tend to rely on academic, logical knowledge – the sorts you find in books that can be measured and catalogued. Slytherins rely on emotional knowledge, or common sense – the kind you can only get by working a job first-hand, or the kind you acquire from knowing somebody intimately. Slytherins are usually very insightful people and they can often read others without much difficulty. They are the sorts to make connections from their own experiences to make conclusions about something outside themselves. For example, Voldemort is able to predict Harry’s behavior a few times in the books simply due to how intimate his knowledge is of the boy thanks to their Horcrux connection, and Severus Snape is able to predict (correctly) that Quirrel isn’t to be trusted because he himself is a master of deception and espionage. Even Regulus is sharp enough to know it would be more prudent (and it would also twist the knife into Voldemort more) to quietly leave a note with the fake Horcrux in the Horcrux’s hiding place for the Dark Lord to find instead of openly confronting him. Cleverness is not as easily measured in tests as book smarts, but its value is truly incalculable.

Ambition:

Slytherins are known for being ambitious, and most of us are, but just to get something straight, ambition is not something to be solely demonized. People say that we Slytherins would do anything for power, but if you look at house members like Narcissa Malfoy, Horace Slughorn, Regulus Black, etc., their ambition was not power. It was protecting their family and freedom. Ambition is really just recognizing what you could achieve and growing towards it. An ambitious attitude, they say, can accomplish anything, no matter what life throws at you. Slytherins realize this, and that’s how they may achieve greatness. Merlin himself was in the house from fen, and to this day people say his name for regular things (e.g. “Merlin’s Pants!”). The good thing about ambition is it is all about scale, and whether you want to become a powerful politician or just a beloved member of your community, you can achieve greatness at any level and in many ways.

Magical Tip: simple faery curio

Not all faery offerings have to be useful like food and reflective mirrors. They can simply be lovely little trinkets!
•A necklace charm
•a bead with a hook, like an ornament
•a bracelet you’ll never wear again
•an earring that’s lost its match
•a gumball-machine ring
•a shiny penny (bc they’re drawn to copper)
•a fancy button
•tinfoil shapes
•jewelry wire shapes
•clay shapes
•pipe-cleaner shapes
•a string of beads
•a tiny seashell
•an acorn wrapped in tinfoil
•a twig with a bead glued to the end like a wand
•a stupid pizza-table painted with nail polish
•any bottle cap at all, flat clear plastic packaging, tape or glue the plastic over the cap after putting glitter or seed-beads inside to make a little pretty shaker thing

Not A Hero starter sentences

“If I had to rate you on a scale from terrible to super spectacular, I would definitely say you’re between 7 and spectacular.”

“Tomorrow we’ll be shooting actual people in their actual intestines.”

“Contrary to popular belief, elections are mainly won by assassinating bad guys. Like, for maybe 10 minutes.”

“From tiny acorns, mighty oak trees grow, and those oak trees…have guns! And are totally intensely badass.”

“Anyway, when you’re all done killing everyone like a rad oak tree of perfect vengeance…”

“Meet me at the bunnywagon and we’ll go for breakfast.”

“Even though ___ doesn’t understand politics, ___ does love shooting people.”

“We’re going to join the Bunnylord fun club!”

“When we first met, I thought you were a doodoo head.”

“But today, you were a rad fox-hero of crime fighting justice.”

“It’s not much, but remember the oak trees with their seriously incredible guns.”

“I’m doing today’s presentation with ___. It’s going to make it way more mind-boggling.”

“Without huge billboards people can’t know how insanely awesome I am.”

“They’ll end up voting for that guy in a Mudkip costume instead.”

“Then everyone can see how much I’ve done to cut crime and reduce illegal strangling.”

“When you’re all done, we can leave in my utterly sublime new helicopter.”

“Let’s get going. I’ll bring ___. It’ll be flappin’ hilarious!”

“Can I touch your spine? That’s how staggering that was! It made me want to touch your spine.”

“Shit knows why, but there’s a storeroom full of bombs.”

“We’re going to blow up his bombs, with our more betterer bomb.”

“Get into the building and plant this blatantly massive bomb.”

“The whole thing got written up in the papers and on the internets and tweetses and things.”

“Someone made a GIF of my face saying “___ is blatantly badass” and I’m riding a formidable unicorn. It’s basically badass.”

“Kill everyone to death!”

“I’m you but all from the fucked up future.”

“That’s like, lame.”

“If they find that ___, you’ll end up in prison or dead or something quite not so good.”

plant protection charm!

i’ve been researching how to magically protect and help my plants grow, and this is what i’ve found works for me. 

i found three healthy acorns from the tree in my yard (i have a relationship with that tree so i think it’ll work better, but any willing tree should work) ask the tree for its protection and thank it once you’ve found the fallen acorns. take a needle and some thread (i used a pale, earthy green thread) and string it through the acorns. tie the thread tightly so that it makes a small circle, maybe the size of a tiny bracelet. hang the acorns somewhere in your house, i hang it over my sprouting plants but i’m sure above your alter or near your door would work too. 

the oak is considered the king of the plant kingdom, from what i’ve read, and is known for its strength and care of the forest. i’m sure if its willing, it will protect your plants too! seems to work for me