Day 3: This new feedstock is finally subjugated enough that I have informed the Beast Singer that I no longer have any concerns about rebellions. A good ice storm makes them lethargic enough to control two-minds whether to keep that trait Shard planted.
Day 11 Midday. Tuning crystal already my height. Daily harmonics in key of Abj agree with it (and me). Ready for first circle test outflow.
Dusk: Minor setback. Overcharged Abj. There is such a thing as a test subject being too protected. From magic missiles was good. From air was overkilL Very strong proof of concept. Ready for budding, and Tra.
Day 15: First results in!
Day 17: First surviving results in! Two days faster than fey shard!
Day 18: Lost half the mature feedstock last night and all the eggs. One of the ascended refused to put an old cull with a damaged tail into the reservoir. (re-adjusted production ratio to raise Enc contribution within the harmonics. Made no diff in last shard. Highly effective here) The cull claimed a dragon would take exception to hybridizing with lesser draconic stock(!) and produced proof along with threatening me Cull led a rebellion. Theyd been hiding a tunnel While rebels fought off unfinished results, able-bodied feedstock broke through into the underground water table and thence the river, taking the eggs. Most irritating. Mature feedstock provides immediately useable results, but wyvern shard has proven that in vitro allows morphic flexibility with less of a rejection rate
Day 30: By the maze lord's gilded horns! Just when I get enough functional results to go after the eggs. Instead, I am commanded to take a handful of my best results to flatter a green-skinned sub-sentient with promises of slaves and ascension. On my return, I shall see to recovering the lost feedstock and eggs. My results have located the culls rebellious followers, and have them beseiged in a riverbank cave. Ill give them draconic ascension...just not the way they think.
Sages, philosophers, historians, and priests alike feel an ill-boding in the chill air. They predict a slow change over the next decade, but within the lifetime of men born on the first day of this age. They believe that the beasts that once ruled the land plan to return to claim what's rightfully theirs, imprisoning and enslaving the crowns. Where elves once reigned, men now rule, but their hold -as true for all civilizations before - is tenuous at best