Sarane are a powerful species of dragons often used for fighting in the Fighting Pit. Characters can raise, train, and battle their Sarane. You can even breed them. Breeding is covered in the Breeding Tutorial, but it's best to read the rest of this tutorial first. Only well-raised Sarane can breed, so let's focus on getting your Sarane first!
Every once in a while, special eggs hunts will be announced, and they will be hidden around the site. If you find an egg while navigating the site, please message Jack with a link to the page you found the egg on. Your egg will hatch into a Brown Sarane with special markings that they can pass down to their offspring!
Other than the Brown, there are also a variety base breeds available through the following methods:
Purchase a Fidelity Egg as a prize from the Fighting Pit, and hatch it to get a random Sarane in the following colors: Red, Gold, Green, Blue, or White.
If you're a Sarane tournament champion, you can purchase a specific Sarane from the Pit once a year.
Purple Drakes can also be purchased from the Pit by anyone with 50 Pit points.
Black Sarane can rarely be found as creature encounters when Mining.
Sarane acquired through the methods above are always first generation and first tier (more on tiers later). You can also always try your luck at the Trading Post to see if you can buy one from another user. Sometimes you'll even see a higher-tier offspring for sale!
As you may have noticed, Sarane are sexually dimorphic. Drake Sarane are highly aggressive and territorial, and once they mature, they will stop listening to their handlers until the handlers earn their respect through a process known as 'breaking'.
Most Hens don't need to go through this process, but Tier 3 Hens will also become aggressive and must be 'broken' in the same manner as Drakes.
To 'break' your Sarane, your character must take the Drake to the Pit, and ride the Drake until he exhausts himself trying to throw you off.
Breaking a Sarane
1. Make a thread in the Pit titled 'Breaking [Sarane name]'. In your first post, include your Sarane's level, loyalty, and stats, as well as a link to your character sheet, and a list of every item you and your Sarane are using. 2. Make an introductory roleplaying post of your character getting on the back of their Sarane. 3. At the bottom of your post, please let staff know whether or not you would staff to describe your Drake's actions. If not, you will only get the numerical calculations and no characterisation. 4. A mod will reply to your post with the move your Sarane makes, as well as whether it succeeds or fails. If it fails, you stay on. If it succeeds, you may be thrown off or suffer a stat penalty on subsequent turns. See below for a full list of moves and their effects. -- If you are thrown off, you can attempt to get back on using various skills ('climbing' abilities, for instance). The staff member will roll to determine whether you succeed in your attempt to re-mount. In the meantime, having thrown you successfully, your Sarane will be trying their best to defeat you, so watch out! 5. If you manage to get your Sarane down to 0 Stamina, you succeed in breaking them! You can then roleplay and train them as normal. 6. If you die, then the breaking has failed, and you'll have to try again. The Pit will provide healing to you and your Sarane free of charge, so there's no penalty for failing a breaking other than having to try again.
During a breaking, the Sarane will use one of the following moves while trying to throw you off. If you do get thrown off, the Sarane will then be able to use its Moves and Abilities against you. (Unless you happen to have some gear that stops them, of course.)
Spin: Spins in a rapid circle, attempting to throw you off. For every point in Strength AND Dexterity you have, you may flip a coin. Every 'heads' counts as a win. You need more 'wins' than your Sarane has in Strength. Using a saddle doubles your 'wins'. If you fail, you are thrown off. Throw: Leaps and bucks, attempting to throw you off. For every point in Dexterity you have, you may flip a coin. Every 'heads' counts as a win. You need more 'wins' than your Sarane has in Dexterity. Using a saddle doubles your 'wins'. If you fail, you are thrown off. Leg-Crush: Attempts to crush your leg against the arena wall. The Sarane's remaining Stamina vs. your Resistance (armor included). If you fail, you lose 1 Stamina immediately. Head-Flip: The Sarane rears its head back quickly, attempting to reverse-headbutt you. If it succeeds in striking you, you are stunned, and your Dexterity is cut in half on your next turn. Cannot be used twice in a row. Tail-Swipe: The Sarane whips its tail around, attempting to sweep you off its back. However, this is an awkward angle for the Sarane, so its Strength is halved for this attack. Take the Sarane's Strength vs. your Strength and Stamina combined. If the Sarane's is greater, you are knocked off. If yours is greater, you manage to stay on, but you lose one point of Stamina. Cannot be used twice in a row. Roll: Rolls across the ground, attempting to crush you in the process. Your Sarane's (remaining) Stamina vs. your Resistance (armor included) and Dexterity combined. If you fail, you are stunned, and lose half your dexterity next turn, in addition to being knocked off. Can only be used once per battle.
Breaking is a risky process, but there are ways to help you ensure your success. Note that all of these are optional things you can do to improve your chances of success. It's possible (just harder) to succeed without any of these!
Purchasing Breaking Gear from Nature's Bounty. See below for a list of items and their benefits. Note that if you fail the breaking, all equipment except the Sarane Saddle will be destroyed.
Bonding with your Sarane. If your Sarane has Loyalty 15 or higher, its Strength will be halved during the breaking, as it will be reluctant to hurt you even when enraged.
Wearing stat-enhancing items such as jewellery purchased from the Fighting Pit to improve your stats.
You may wear armor purchased from the Heavy Hammer shop to protect yourself. Make sure your character has the Combat Expertise to wear their armor though, or you'll suffer a Dexterity penalty if you're thrown off!
Magic spells or weapon skills can be used to bring down your Sarane's Stamina faster. However, you must let the Sarane's final point of Stamina tick from 1 to 0 naturally. If your Sarane is brought to 0 Stamina with an attack, the breaking fails. Breakings failed this way will not destroy breaking gear.
Wing-Tether: A tether will prevent your Sarane from flying away during the process. Muzzle-Wrap: A Muzzle-Wrap will prevent your Sarane from biting you. Particularly useful if you get thrown off. Ankle Wraps: Ankle Wraps are designed to weigh down your Sarane. They'll still be able to move, but will have their Dexterity cut in half. Tail Guard: Tail Guards are only required for Sarane with 'Thorny', 'Club', or 'Spade' tails. It prevents your Sarane from using the move or ability associated with their tail type. Does not prevent them from using the Tail-Swipe maneuver during breaking. Horn Guard: Horn Guards are only required for Tier 2 and 3 Drakes. Prevents the Drake from using Horn Strike. Does not prevent them from using Head-Flip. Sarane Saddle: A Saddle helps a character hold on to the drake. Doubles 'wins' on some moves (see Breaking Moves section above).
If you've been reading this guide or their Stats page, you may have seen the word 'Tier' used.
Sarane have three possible 'Tiers', denoting their natural physical prowess. Most Sarane are Tier 1 - perfectly good, fit individuals, but the offspring of Sarane who fought to Dominant status will be bigger, tougher, and born with more impressive horns (Drakes) or wings (Hens).
Tiers are determined at birth and cannot be changed. The only way to produce a Tier 2 or 3 Sarane is through Dominance breedings. The breeding process itself and how to determine stats for your offspring are covered in the Breeding Tutorial, but we will cover the Dominance process here.
Sarane achieve Dominance through winning battles against other Sarane. There are two ways to make your Sarane Dominant.
Winning a Sarane Tournament
Sarane have their own Tournament division (Here is more information on tournaments and how to participate.)
Three times a year, applications will open for a Sarane Tournament. If your Sarane wins the tournament, they gain Dominance status instantly, no strings attached. Plus you'll get Pit points to use at the prize shop, whether you win or not!
The catch is that you'll be going up against other players and their Sarane, who might be well-trained and formidable opponents. Be sure to prepare your Sarane well if you're aiming for victory.
Dominance gained through tournaments cannot be lost, but past winners of Sarane tournaments are ineligible to compete in future tournaments, to give other players and their Sarane a chance at winning.
Instead of braving a Tournament for dominance, you can fight regular, untrained Brown Drakes in the Fighting Pit. This process takes longer, but can be started at any time and worked on throughout the year.
To become Dominant this way, your Sarane must gain 5 Dominance Points. You earn 1 Dominance Point for every 3 consecutive wins. This means if you win 2 battles and lose the 3rd, you'll have to start over. Once you earn a Dominance Point, however, you can't lose it again.
Your Sarane must also have a loss percentage of 20% or less to gain Dominance this way. If their loss percentage is greater than 20%, they must keep battling until they have enough wins to get it below 20%.
Dominance gained this way can also be lost if the Sarane's total loss percentage becomes greater than 20%. Once Dominance is lost, your Dominance points reset to 0, and you must begin the process again. For this reason, it's best to retire your Sarane from battling once they become Dominant.
How to Start a Gauntlet Battle
1. Start a thread in the Fighting Pit titled 'Gauntlet Fight #n - [Sarane name]'. Include your Sarane's image, level, loyalty, and stats in the first post, as well as any moves/abilities they know on command. 2. Make a roleplaying post bringing your Sarane to the Pit. This can be part of your first post. 3. A mod will reply with the opponent Sarane. 4. Make a post commanding your Sarane to use one of the moves it knows on command. 5. A mod will reply with the results of your move and the opponent's move. 6. Repeat steps 4-5 until one Sarane falls to 0 Stamina.
Zenjesi: Hey Silv - how do you pronounce Kodakai?
Nov 17, 2023 18:23:56 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Not to mention the baby mosca with wolf skin from Elvye and the sparkling owl of Xentus. <3
Nov 14, 2023 10:27:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like the Donnor one not just with looks FF, but the description, funny as heck.
Nov 14, 2023 10:26:27 GMT -6
Zenjesi: yours both made me laugh, FF! They're very expressive
Nov 13, 2023 21:57:46 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Woooow Twilight, I love that witch drawing!!! :0 It's so pretty! And Zenjesi I think Spectral is my favorite out of yours lol. Just looks happy to be included. and silver now i wanna know which pets youd pick for the other legendary beasts. XD
Nov 13, 2023 21:37:45 GMT -6
Silver: Ah I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it! I love everyone's drawings they're all so cute. ;o;
Nov 13, 2023 17:31:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like that one as well yeah, loved the old nootnoot image from quest prizes, so that one went perfectly with that particular costume being based around it. X3
Nov 13, 2023 15:23:13 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The jewelry on tail or at the head definitely tends to be their most recognizable feature for a Mosca, and sadly their pharaoh chin piece as well. XD
Nov 13, 2023 15:21:07 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Your peanut costume is hilarious and adorable too!
Nov 13, 2023 15:14:29 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Yes you're correct! I guess I did a decent enough job with the drawing!
Nov 13, 2023 15:05:27 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: It still looks good on Synkka. She is a shaman Mosca I'm guessing? Its mostly the tail that makes me think of it.
Nov 13, 2023 15:00:42 GMT -6
Zenjesi: I definitely like Spectral's the most too! I sort of cheated by drawing Synkka with a cloak because I do not know how to draw feathered wings, haha ^^'
Nov 13, 2023 13:45:15 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Which one do you like the most out of the three you made?
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:48 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that compliment! Though I know with the water it doesn't look entirely great, I love the latter one I made the most.
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:30 GMT -6