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Disillusionist: Dragon Lair » Palmyrrh
Level 1
Skydancer Male
Aug 07, 2016 (2 years)
Stats Growth
PrimarySwamp Crystal
SecondarySplash Hypnotic
TertiaryOrchid Basic
Eye TypeIce Common
Energy: 47 / 50
Apparel & Skins

As you enter the Disillusionists' main edifice, a Skydancer flutters down next to you. He bows and greets you effusively, and he offers you a seat. "Are you looking for somebody? If you're here to visit someone, I can direct you to them."

You decline and explain that you were looking for him personally. You have some questions you wish to ask the clan. The Skydancer smiles and straightens up. "Certainly I can help you. And for that, I'd be pleased to show you a magic trick few dragons have mastered! It's called breaking the fourth wall."

{ PAL - muhr }
Nickname: Myrrh
Clan Greeter
♥ a gift from Nowai

= F.A.Q. =
updated 11/7/18
Clan FAQ. If you have a question about something that's not written here, please send me a PM or comment. Thank you!
Hello, and thanks for stopping by! I've been here long enough to notice or receive some fairly common questions from other players. Thanks for taking the time to read this page, and I hope you find the info you need. ^_^
{ You ask Disillusionist... }

{ ...“Who are you?” }
I’m a 20-something lady from Southeast Asia who never outgrew dragons. When I’m not at work or busy with RL stuff, FR’s my go-to site for de-stressing and killing time.

{ ...if you can send a friend request or PM, or leave a comment. }
Sure, no problem! Random friend requests, comments, and PMs are perfectly fine, as long as they’re polite and don’t break any site rules.
If you send me a friend request and I don't know you, I will most likely comment on your page asking where you saw me. Nothing serious; I'm just curious about how people find and decide to befriend me, that's all. ^_^
From time to time, I may go through my friends list and remove people who are already inactive. If ever you come back, feel free to send another request if you'd like.

{ ...if you can send a random 1-way CR. }
I won't say no to items or currency, but for dragons, please ask before sending. I don't always have the lair space for them, and I might resell them later on.

{ ...“I sent you a PM/ping/comment that needed an answer, but I never heard back from you. Why didn’t you reply?” }
If you pinged me, try checking the spelling of my username first: Disillusionist. If it's misspelled, I won't get your ping.
If you spelled my name correctly when pinging me, then I apologize. Sometimes PMs and notifications get lost in the shuffle. It’s also possible that I did read your message but didn’t think it needed a reply.
Please give me 48 hours to reply to PMs. Sometimes I'm very busy and it takes me a while to reply. If you haven't gotten a response from me after two days, feel free to send your message again. I’m likelier to reply if a) you ask actual questions (e.g. “When will you finish my lore?”) and/or b) state what information you want from me (e.g. “I want to know if you’ll accept this apparel as payment”). Thanks for understanding!

{ ...if you can chat together on Discord or Slack. }
Unfortunately, the desktop I use is too old to install Discord on. Slack runs fine at the moment, but it also causes my PC to lag horribly, so I'd really rather not use it, sorry! PMs are the best way to contact me here on FR. I log in almost every day and always check my notifications and PMs first thing.

{ ...about the codes used in the dragons’ bios. }
I make my own layouts. If you wish to edit them yourself or play with the codes, they’re available for
free. You can modify them as much as you want, so long as you credit me for the original templates.

{ ...for coding advice and tips. }
I learned all my coding right here on FR. I took a look at layouts I liked and tried to think of how I could duplicate them from scratch. I found these guides very helpful, too:

BBCode Guide 1 2
Small Dragon Images
Dragon Portraits/Avatars
Posting Item Images and Skins
Common Fonts
Font and Color Hex Codes

{ ...about clan alliances. }
I’m rather lax in my alliance policies. It’s not mandatory that we contact each other all the time or exchange dragons, art, lore, etc. If it’s all right with you, though, your dragons might show up from time to time in my own stories. If we have mutual allies, they might show up or be mentioned as well. You are also free to mention my dragons or our clans’ interactions in your own lore.
If you're curious about how I manage alliances, or if you're looking for one-off or more limited interactions (e.g. customers buying from merchants, passengers on board a ship, etc.), you can view my
Alliances/Lore Connections.

{ ...about reading lore. }
I’d be happy to show you my lore. ^^ I'm still in the process of migrating bios to my thread, and you can see my list of bios and stories
here. Thanks for your time and interest!

{ ..."From where do you get your lore ideas?" }
I get my ideas from a wide variety of places, including books I’ve read, video games, or images I see.
For my commissions, I always require lore customers to provide their own headcanon, ideas, and/or any existing lore. This gives me a foundation to build on so I can complete new stories for them rather quickly.
(Have more questions? Feel free to PM me!)

{ ...for ideas/advice about story/character/concept. }
I'm not very good with giving story ideas on the spot. I don't think I'll be able to offer anything if you ask me where your story should go or what should be done with a character. Please remember that I don't know your lore as well as you do. =) I might be able to think of headcanon for a character, but it's never a guarantee.
More often than not, it takes me ages to finish writing lore for my own dragons, so if you’re looking for advice, the best tip I can give is this: Give it time. Take a break if you need one. Stories will develop naturally if you allow them to. You can push them, but I’ve found that if I do so, I usually end up disliking the result, so slow lore it is.

{ ...about RPing. }
Unfortunately, I’m too busy (and lazy) to RP. Sorry! The exceptions to this are CYOA threads, which usually have a set finish date and require me to reply only once a day. They're a lot easier on my schedule.

{ ..."You ordered a commission from me, but it's delayed/can't be finished. Can we work something out?" }
If I don't hear from you for some time after I commissioned you, I will request an update, particularly if I have already paid you. I would really appreciate it if you let me know how long the commission might take, if you have to delay it, or if you can't finish it (explaining why isn't necessary).
If a commission is delayed, I don't usually mind waiting longer, but please don't be afraid to let me know if you can't finish it at all. As long as you're upfront with me, I'm sure we'll be able to settle things smoothly.
(A list of orders can be found

{ ..."What kinds of commissions do you offer, and how do I hire/pay you?" }
I have a
shop and currently accept commissions for: lore, proofreading (this one is PWYW), coding, breeding cards, and FR graphics. If you’re interested in ordering, please make sure to read the shop rules and post your orders there. Thanks!
(I don't accept orders for RL currency.)

{ ..."You've been running your shop for a long time. How do you do it?" }
The short answer is time management. I try to work within a certain time limit (not more than 20 days for one commission) and do the bulk of my work during days off. To keep from burning out, I close the shop during festivals or real-life holidays.

{ ..."Can I copy your shop rules for my own shop?" }
I'm glad my rules could help you get set up. Crediting, linking back to, or referring other players to my own shop is appreciated, but not required or even remotely expected. I don't mind if your layout or rules are derived or paraphrased from mine.
With regard to copy-pasting rules exactly -- I think it's fine for shops that sell art, adopts, graphics, etc. But if you're opening a writing/lore shop, you may first want to consider how copy-pasting others' writing (even if it's only just rules and guidelines) will reflect upon your own work.

{ ...about gijinkas or art trades. }
The pieces I’ve completed for other players were either given for free or offered as payment for things I wanted. I’m not selling gijinkas right now, but if you would like to do an art trade or sell me something in return (like FR dragons or items) or exchange services, you can PM me, and we might be able to work something out.
(I am considering selling gijinkas and am still preparing examples and price ranges.)

{ ...about haggling or trading. }
I don't haggle for commission prices stated in the shop, but I'm open to negotiating for auctions. You can send me a PM if you'd like.

{ ..."I gave you/paid you with a gene/breed change scroll, but it hasn't been used yet. Is it OK to ask why?" }
When I have a gene project, I prefer to gather all the needed scrolls first and then throw them onto the dragon in one go. It's more satisfying for me, plus it gives me wiggle room to change the plan in case new and more appealing genes are released. (Scrolls are still removed from the wishlists once they're received.)

{ ...about the clan’s exalt policy. }
This is an exalting lair, and I either breed or purchase my own fodder. If I receive a dragon for free, it will be given a permanent home. If I get tired of it, after some time, it will be given away or sold directly to another clan (but never auctioned off or exalted by me personally).
If you think your dragon might be exalted, check their bio. Trainees will usually have completely empty bios and no familiars. I would be glad to reimburse you if you’d like to buy them back. But if your dragon has been leveled up by then, I'll ask you for the amount of treasure I'd normally get from exalting them.
These prices are negotiable. All trainees will be named before being exalted.

{ ...what you can do with dragons received/purchased from the clan. }
You can do anything you want with them, honest! If you get a dragon from me, feel free to give it away, exalt it, resell it for a higher price, etc. Some of my dragons' parents have lore, and you are free to incorporate, edit, or ignore this, too, as long as you don’t claim you were the one who originally wrote it.

{ ...what you can do with gifts/services received from the clan. }
Same policy as dragons: if you receive items/currency from me, you’re free to do whatever you want with them. Exceptions: art, lore, codes, graphics, and proofreading. Whether you purchased these from me or received them as gifts, please do not claim that you did them.

{ ...if some of the dragons are for sale. }
All dragons have notes in their bios indicating if they're permanent or not:
  • Not for Sale, Trade, or Lending: This dragon is permanent and I have no plans to get rid of them. You can still let me know if you're interested in them, and if I decide to give them up, I may contact you about rehoming them. Please understand that even if I take note of your interest, there is still no guarantee that I will sell the dragon later.
  • project dragon / Please return after nesting: Being used for a breeding project. Not permanent, but I am not yet ready to sell them. You can let me know if you're interested, and I'll contact you if I no longer need them.
  • both "Not for sale/trade/lending" and "please return after nesting": A permanent dragon I have no plans of getting rid of. I may lend them to nesters so I can get offspring with certain eye colors, but they won't be lent to other players on request.
  • reserved for (username): Someone else has already claimed this dragon, and I'm not going to offer it to anyone else. Please contact the new owner instead.
  • (nothing written in bio): Will most likely be exalted. Feel free to make offers for these.

{ ...if a dragon's skin/apparel/familiar is for sale. }
I'm sorry, but if it's attached to a dragon, it isn't for sale. You can let me know if you're interested, though, and I might sell it later on. As mentioned above, please understand that if I take note of your interest, it doesn't guarantee that the item will be sold in the future.

{ ...if some dragons can be bred on request. }
I only breed my established pairs, and even then, due to lair space restrictions, I still might reject your request. Please check before asking. Thanks!

{ ...about studding/borrowing/hosting dragons. }
At the moment, I don't lend my dragons to anyone (with the exception of my own project pairs). I also don't host other players' dragons for breeding -- I occasionally have Internet troubles at home or get bogged down IRL and am unable to log on at times.
I recommend checking the bio of the dragon you're interested in. I always put links back to their hatcheries, sales threads, or subspecies threads -- you might find other players willing to lend/sell similar dragons or host your nest. You can also check if the dragons' parents are still in an active lair and if the owner is willing to sell any future babies. I may also be able to breed you one (though this isn't a guarantee as I might not have enough lair space or they might not be part of an established pair).

{ ...where (dragon name) was purchased from. }
{ ...what the symbols on dragons’ bios mean. }
If you’re interested in a dragon I’m not selling, check their bio. Some dragons have a line (under their names) that shows how I got them. The line will be marked by any of these symbols:
♣ Used for progens and dragons I bred or hatched myself, or that were hosted by other players
♦ This shows that the dragon was purchased, either from the Auction House or another clan. Dragons purchased from hatcheries will always have a link back to their shop.
♥ This shows that the dragon or item was received for free from another player. There will be a link if the dragon was received from an adoption thread.
All these symbols are also used for services (like art or lore). They will link back to the shop, or to the creator’s lair if they don’t have a shop thread yet.

( "...is ______ a fandragon of _______?" }

Some dragons share names with fictional characters, but they are not fandragons.
My (attempts at actual) fandragons will never share names with the characters who inspired them. This is because they always run away from me, grow personalities of their own, and end up being unrecognizable as those characters, anyway. ~__~'' So if you see a dragon with a name you recognize from fiction, it's not going to be a fandragon. (Feel free to ask anyway, if you're curious.)

{ ...a question that isn’t listed here. }
If you have any further questions or concerns, you can send me a comment or PM, and I’ll get back to you ASAP. Thanks for stopping by!

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