By Tooth And Claw Dragons, or BTACD, is a very well established, seventeen 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.
Here are the new monthly updates! We do lore/content releases on the first of every month, and today is the day for new, shiny things! Take a gander at what we have: 🙂
New month, new updates!!
You guys might remember this one, but the atlantean subspecies the nabari has gone live! These guys are giant, prehistoric seekers of knowledge dwelling in the deepest depths of the sea. They may surface to study current events, taking the shape of a giant bird of aquatic giant!
As part of our continuing religion expansion, Noctis has been completed! Take a look at the balanced faith of Dualism, the severe Order of Seiten, and the mysterious, chaotic cult of Albanites!
A new landmark has been discovered! Deep in the Millirandian country of Jes're'en, there exists a tree like no other. It's a large, ancient weeping willow who's branches drift in the wind... and the roots that spread beyond its floating chunk of rock reach towards the waterfall below it. Behind the waterfall, secrets await!
We are embarking on a new redux project, now that full species are done! With this, we'll be focusing on subspecies and revamping any that need a lil love (because some are HELLA old). First on the list was the chimera subs, the manticore and nue! These have been fully updated into sapient races, instead of the semi-intelligent monsters they were before. Still scary, though! ;D
The gods held council and made a startling decision: Nina and the Faction have to be stopped, at any cost, no matter what. Thus, they decided to begin working on divine intervention. It's been two months since they dispersed...
Across both Kurai and Felnova, the balance has tipped dangerously. The earthquakes never cease, and the Faction of Hope is splintering beneath its own weight and the fears of those trapped with no way out. While most seek to only stay alive as the two worlds fall apart, Nina moves closer and closer towards her goal.