Skarius Snowtalon

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The Tremendous
Skarius Snowtalon
UNTIL Commander, Codename: NIDHOGG
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Sic Semper Tyranis - Thus Always with Tyrants
Player: @Dabbs3352
Affiliations
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Super Group
None
Rank
N/A
· Other Affiliations ·
UNTIL - Retired
Identity
Real Name
Skarius Lexzaan Snowtalon
Aliases
Nidhogg, Skar, Snowy, Handbag, Talon, Puff the Power-Armoured Dragon, Heavy Weapons Dragon, Fluffy,
Birthdate
October 26, 801 AD
Birthplace
Kizameth, Northwest Regions, Tralonia
Citizenship
Dual British and American citizenship
Residence
Penthouse in Downtown Millenium City
Headquarters
Various
Occupation
Weapons/Armour developer, retired UNTIL Commander
Legal Status
No criminal record, rich history of association with the United Nations and military record
Marital Status
Dating
· Known Relatives ·
Father (deceased), mother, sister
Physical Traits
Species
Tralonian dragon (Nobilis Draco)
Sub-Type
Winter subspecies
Manufacturer
N/A
Model
N/A
Ethnicity
N/A
Gender
Male
Apparent Age
1217 (comparable to 28 years of age)
Height
8 feet (243.84 centimeters)
Weight
751 lbs (340 kg), 1150 lbs with armour (476 kg)
Body Type
Heavily-built, comparable to a wrestler or powerlifter
Hair
N/A
Eyes
Amber
Skin
Pale white with blue patterning
· Distinguishing Features ·
Extensive scars, cybernetic left arm
Powers & Abilities
· Known Powers ·
Cryokinesis, super-strength, prodigious engineer
· Equipment ·
See equipment below
· Other Abilities ·
See abilities below


Author's Notes

Snowtalon started first appearing on Champions in November 2011, as a power armored snow dragon with rather incidental origins. In many ways or others, he has grown and developed into a completely new character while still maintaining his core concept. As of now, he's an alien snow dragon who was convicted, thrown into a multidimensional portal to possible death and, having ended up on Earth, now works with UNTIL around the globe as a lethal, scaly weapons platform capable of obliterating a third-world country with how much firepower he totes, as well as plunging it into a small-scale ice age.

However, Snow is not without his faults. He is a genuinely very 'human' character with identifiable weaknesses that can potentially hinder a mission or have nearly cost him his life. However, this does not mean Snow is weak in any fashion. With his plethora of weaponry and his own abilities he had attained over the years, he is a battlefield terror.

Description

Hitting like a runaway ice cream truck, clad in a suit of armour and wielding a heavy autocannon about the size of a man comes the draconic, an UNTIL Commander by the name of Skarius Lexzaan "Snow" Snowtalon, alias Nidhogg, and the current Executive Officer of the Liberators. Skarius has been on-and-off within the superhero community for years, having jumpstarted his career on Earth in 1983, where he showed up in transdimensional exile. Rather than moping about his past and living in bitterness, the dragon discovered something about Earth - that it is a planet rife with conflict, terror and innocent lives. The world would always need heroes, and Skarius was no different.

When he could finally come to terms with this strange blue planet, he began serving in UNTIL, and has done so valiantly ever since. A fanbase sprung up post-1992 - in spite of his public chastising by the President of the United States for being an unauthorised presence on American soil - and dwindled down in the early 2000's as Skarius refused to take the spotlight. Despite maintaining a niche following, Skar has never been interested in public recognition, and more often than not, actively shunned it. An extraordinary hero with an extraordinary origin, but a humble demeanor led him to being well-liked by his peers in the Liberators, once he joined them in the middle of 2013, and several superteams or organisations before that - in fact, during a brief stint at Red Academy the year prior, he studied diligently and became the Professor of Demonology, and still teaches the subject in addition to supernatural studies at Ravenswood Academy. Given his long lifespan, it has been considered by others that Skarius thinks of humans and other species who are not quite as long-lived as a footnote in his history at best, and a downright nuisance at the worst. This is however, not the case - a four-thousand year lifespan leaves his mind with much to do, and the people Skarius knows and the things he does often makes that long life worth living.

Physical Appearance

The dragon's physicality is quite heavily-built. Bulky and heavyset, much of his muscle is spread through his core. While he loses definition at the abdominals, Skarius is in fact much stronger than most due to the increase of muscle around the waist. His natural features include having many draconic features such as horns all along his tail and outwardly from the very top of his head. The frills on the sides of his head are extremely flexible and can be folded for fitting into headgear, but they also serve as his ears. His eyes, like all Tralonians, are bio-luminescent, meaning they can glow depending on mood. His military background is further supported by the massive lip scar streaking across his face.

Like all Snow Tralonians, he possesses a white-grey mane around his shoulders, upper chest, upper back and some fur on the tip of his tail, being the only sub-species capable of growing fur. Skarius' age is starting to kick in now, his frills changing colour and more of his scales a darkening blue. An interesting note is that unlike most dragons he lacks wings, causing many people to often mistake him for a lizard, which has evolved into something of a running gag. However, the true reason for this is because his species has crossbred with so many humanoid lifeforms that they themselves have taken a more humanoid form: standing on two legs, external sexual organs and most obviously, the lack of wings. However, they still keep their other draconic traits, such as the horns, the head shape, tails, retractable claws/talons and of course the hearing frills. An interesting characteristic of his species is that their muscle tissue possesses a very high magnitude of density, thereby capable of lifting a lot. As a result, they are physically more able than humans - an immature Tralonian can lift a ton with little assistance. The Tralonians have a curious biology in the form of redundant systems; their internal organs are all duplicated, meaning they have two sets of lungs, two hearts, two stomachs and the like.

UNTIL Associations

Project: NIDHOGG

NIDHOGG, named after the dragon of the ancient Norse world who gnawed at the roots of Yggdrasil, was the project that began in 1984 to establish contact and an alliance with the Tralonian dragons. From up until 2012, Skarius was the sole representative of NIDHOGG and several scientists who helped study Tralonian biology, as well as the origin of his codename.. But with the advent of the Kizameth event, several Tralonian ambassadors and scientists have began working with UNTIL, under Skarius' supervision. NIDHOGG also worked on several powered armour and weapons projects, as well as vehicles - the armour and weapons seen on Skarius himself and in Praetor Garrison, were a result of the project.

Praetor Garrison

Although a small, hundred-man unit, Praetor Garrison is one of the deadliest facets of the intricate jewel that is UNTIL. The Praetors are named after the one of the titles offered by Ancient Rome as either a magistrate, or a commander. This is the origin of their mantra; "Thus always with tyrants", and they lived true to their cry when they assisted Snowtalon in defeating the devious Tharne Darkveil. Consisting of high-tech, prototype weaponry and power armour developed by Project: NIDHOGG, these soldiers answer to Skarius' whim, operating with efficiency in the attempt of global peacekeeping. When the time calls for it, however, the Praetors are ready to do battle.

Yamako Nishi and Steven Mason

A Japanese doctor hailing from Hiroshima, Dr. Yamako is a surgeon working with both UNTIL and Mercy Hospital to treat alien and extra-dimensional lifeforms by studying their biology and taking samples. She serves as Skarius' personal doctor and has known him for a number of years. Aside from working on Project: NIDHOGG, she is also deeply interested in Project Quicksilver, which instead of handling Tralonian biology, it researches the inner workings of the Akonians, and its two Earth representatives Harren Kaleon and Arrukhan the Black. Steven Mason is also an old friend of Skarius' who works solely on Project Quicksilver, the pair of doctors beginning a new endeavor to combine modern medicine with Harren's nanites.

The Tralonian Dragons

History

Early Life

Kizameth, the floating capital city of the planet of Tralonia.

Snowtalon was born in northwestern Tralonia, October 26th, 801 AD, in the snowy regions, moving to the city of Kizameth once he was of age. Snowtalon was a gifted boy from a young age, but often ostracized by others due to his inherent introvertedness and love for literature and lack of social ability. Working mostly alone and with few friends, he pursued a career in study of the mind, specifically, that of psychology, and was closely working towards the goal of getting what is the Tralonian equivalent of a degree in that specific field.

The reason for turning himself into a soldier was due to his father's untimely demise and the disappearance of both his mother and sister at the hands of a cult leader named Lord Tharne Darkveil, who served the Bleak Cult - a Qliphothic cult based around the worship of the Bleak Ones, dark gods who were planning Tralonia's demise. Tharne's bloodline had a long feud with Skarius', the two families had been at each others throats for long, mostly due to Tharne's influence. Skarius' resulting trauma is still felt today, centuries later. He dropped his more academic field after having an epiphany about the real bitterness, and the fact that other people might suffer the same fate on a far bigger scale were there not the valiant defenders to keep invaders at bay. So he became a soldier, working night and day to perfect his body into a "strongman" build, wishing to be as swift as he was strong, even if he couldn't pull agility into the mix.

As time went on, Snow became a war hero and an icon of his people, a living breathing symbol of defiance against all odds. A genetic throwback to the great pillager and warlord Tannorian Larias Snowtalon, Skarius was said to have resembled him and Snow himself aspired to become an Exemplar - the Tralonian equivalent of a saint, living or dead - which Tannorian was the fifth out of sixth. Tannorian ultimately redeemed himself when he powered The Vanquisher, a giant "gene-cannon" which was powered not only the sacrifice of someone's life, but also capable of erasing DNA from existence. The Vanquisher was used against the Lightning Tralonians, who were based around using electricity and were five to seven times stronger than the other provinces and subspecies, who attempted to take Tralonia for themselves. Tannorian, despite a controversial life, redeemed himself as thus. Snow recalls the tale of Tannorian's bravery and his last moments, the moments which redeemed him, as clear as day, as it reminds him that even the most ambiguous, not to mention the most reckless of people, can save themselves, even at the eleventh hour.

Tharne Darkveil's Bleak Cult had grown in power within the capital city of Kizameth. As he was slowly gaining power, he placed the Tralonian Tribunal of Militants, which was a council of governors who oversaw all Tralonian military engagements, military policies and even dealt in court cases regarding military and war crimes, under his control using a powerful Mind Sigil, given to him by an unknown outside force who had shown interest in his malicious endeavors. Slowly, as his power creep moved in, Tharne seized control of The Judicator, the judge responsible for doling out suitable punishments for those deemed war criminals, and converted him to the service of the cult. Tharne's masters deemed Snowtalon a threat, urging Darkveil to deliver a fate worse than death - to have him condemned in the eyes of the public, to have him exiled.

Tharne succeeded.

So when the time came, Snowtalon was framed for military crimes he did not commit, and was sentenced to inter-dimensional exile by The Judicator, the evidence backed by Snowtalon's superior and ex-mate, Azala Emberstone. This stinging betrayal remained in Snowtalon's heart for years to come, even after the Reclamation of Kizameth three decades later. Snow was lucky that The Judicator was required to give him his arms, his armour and his utility belt, or he would not have come prepared in the years to come.

Alone in Another World

Fate decreed Snow's death would not come early. The Earth year was 1983, and a terrible winter storm had rolled in over the English countryside. By himself in on alien planet, Snowtalon did not panic. At one time, he was relieved as he had been condemned on his homeworld, now an outlaw. However, at the same time he was at loss as to where he was, and what to do. He traveled the countryside for signs of life, discovering the main inhabitants of the planet were humans. He had interacted with their kind from other dimensions before, and even in his home dimension. However, while the dragon was laying low from the inhabitants, he accidentally ran into a entourage of several soldiers belonging to the terrorist group called VIPER. He attempted to subdue them using his cryokinesis, as winter-based dragons had the ability to control cold weather and freeze water molecules in the air to create ice. Although he still had his durable armor with him, he was unprepared for the Draysha enforcer advancing on him, who shattered his left bracer with a few punches and soon knocked him out. They took interest in him because of his reptilian nature, and knowing VIPER's obsession with making reptile-themed super-soldiers, they took him to the Nest that had been hidden within a nearby mountain.

The VIPER scientists planned on splicing his corpse and experimenting with it, and confiscated Skarius' belt. However, little to their knowledge is that in confiscating it, the belt's remote distress signal device was activated, attracting the attention of UNTIL radar operators, their organization having a base in London. They dispatched a small strike force of experienced UNTIL agents to the location. They discovered the distress signal was coming from a VIPER nest, and so the UNTIL soldiers tore their way through the base, snakes falling left and right. They discovered the distress signal belonged to Skarius' belt, and found him locked in shackles behind an energy cell, his armor nearby. Noticing his obviously injured state, the super-team took pity on the dragon. He was released and given both the armor and his belt back, and as a result his translation program allowed him to speak English to the soldiers. The UNTIL group had him escorted back to the UNTIL headquarters in London, before promptly leaving. The dragon explained his situation to his rescuers, and asked why he had been captured by these humans. The agents noticed his lip scar, the armor and the belt, asking him if he were a soldier. The dragon replied he was once a military commander before coming to Earth at least a month ago by then, and that he was not from this dimension. However, given previous experience and that technologically advanced piece of equipment on his person, UNTIL Director Gideon H. Jones gave him a proposition - working with UNTIL as a supersoldier. Snowtalon agreed, becoming the first representative of the Tralonians on Earth. This resulted in Skarius becoming an agent for UNTIL and the beginning of Project: NIDHOGG, from where Skarius gains his codename.

The Battle of Detroit

In the next nine years, the painful year of 1992 had started. In secret, Snow was sent to Detroit to monitor super-crime activity. The dragon had been staying undercover for the last few years, so his appearance would not attract any attention - Millennium City did not lose Detroit's abundance of super-powered and diverse range of heroes. Thanks to his teaching of culture and learning from his UNTIL mentors, he could now speak English without having to use his translator. He had also developed his signature British accent.

On the 22nd of July, UNTIL's suspicions proved all too right, much to their dismay. Dr. Destroyer came close to destroying Detroit using his Meteor Magnet doomsday device, but the metahuman Vanguard sacrificed himself to stop the asteroids heading for Earth. Even then, this wasn't enough to stop the mad scientist's diabolical scheme. Destroids rising up to the thousands, hired villains and mercenaries running amok, even the green-skin four-armed brute known as Grond and the metallic, robotic dinosaur referred to as Mega-Terak began demolishing and rampaging around the city. PRIMUS forces were called, as were what was left of the law enforcement. Even the eight-foot-armed-to-the-teeth dragon smacked his jaw at the enormous invasion force, knowing that a huge battle would commence. Battling his way through many Destroids and trashing up several hired mercenaries in the process, he managed to save several civilians trapped underneath rubble while at it.

Snowtalon took to the skies with his combat gear equipped and his weapons at the ready, to strike at his big target - Mega-Terak, already under attack by several other heroes. The dragon swerved around the robotic skeletal dinosaur, pelting at it with ice shards, bullets and whatever else he could throw at it. The monster ravaged the streets, killing civilians and causing hundred thousands in property damage. It's static field, steel teeth and lightning breath proved a match for the powerful draconic hero, resulting in a tense, exhausting fight that lasted until early morning on the 23rd of July. The armored dragon had been fighting for all night, nearly out of endurance as it seemed Terak would win. However, the dragon had a sudden burst of energy, and defeating the robotic dinosaur by tearing out it's Bioinformatic Engine - ruining Terak's senses and causing it to flee.

Even though he won the battle he gazed off into the horizon. Soon, he could not believe his eyes as to what he saw next - Destroyer's Orbital Cannon had been activated, meaning Zerstoiten's underground base and presumably himself would have been obliterated, along with the Sentinels super-team. Knowing he would have very little time, Snow took what little chance he had and flew out of Detroit as fast as he could, feeling the heat of the incredibly powerful bombardment cannon on his toes. Once he had cleared himself from the blast zone, he fell down to his knees, looking at the ruined city. Distraught at the events and his failure, he was wracked with guilt, bringing back the stinging memory of his betrayal by his people as he returned to the UNTIL HQ in England to bring the terrible news. Despite all his efforts, he felt that he would be berated for being unable to save tens of thousands of lives. Expecting resentment, he was instead commended for his efforts in subduing many of the Destroids and Mega-Terak, to his surprise. Even though he failed, they had him on assignments around the world afterwards, despite such a tragedy.

Current Life

If anything, Snow is no relic from a past age. By 2011, Snow had become a global Agent, sent by UNTIL solo or occasionally with a team to various hotspots around the world. He has gotten to know many other colorful heroes in this time, as well as met a few enemies. No matter, the dragon was a rising star in the hero community for his efforts. His assistance in the cleanup of Westside, his involvement with Operation: Demonflame and his recent endeavors regarding the Destroid invasion, are examples of this. The project he is found working most with is Project Hermes, UNTIL's mystical force, as there has been a strange increase in magic-origin villains in the past years.

Socially, Snow's known for having a heart of gold underneath his scaled, grizzled exterior. He's smart, considerate and generally fun to have around. Even if his activities as a soldier leave him somewhat preoccupied, crime activity from the 90's/80's has died down, so he gets more and more free time and the occasional slab of paperwork thrown his way. He can oft be spotted working out at Carl's Gym, building things in the MCPD Armory or simply taking a break at Club Caprice or Shererra's Bar. Another trait of him is his charisma. As mentioned above he's met several heroes personally, many of them having worldwide or in drastic cases, galactic fame. In the past year, it seems that the crime waves have just died down.

However, as of late, there have been some new stirrings in Millennium City...

Home Renovating, Annihilator Annihilating

Snowtalon and Armory engage in the fight against the Terraxeir Annihilator.

In late November and early December, 2012, Snow's recent trips to Caprice have proved to be quite interesting. While at the bar, he discovered that two Terraxeir soldiers had managed to infiltrate the club, looking for the Ben'haian Shir'ith, also known as Slicer. Though he managed to chase the two out of the club with the assistance of a wolven Cognatus member Tiria, the two grunts had been calling for "Annihilator support", referring to the large automated weapons platforms the Terraxeir deploy on high-priority targets.

Once this incident died down, Snow got to work on building the elaborate underground base near his Penthouse. The ruins of Detroit proved to be an ideal breeding ground for building the base. Because of his involvement in the Battle of Detroit, he managed to fan out the entire base over a large area of the undercity. Humorously enough, he made an overpass over his friend Armory's own underground base, who had the same idea. He started storing his munitions here and set up a workshop in his armory. Once he was done with setting up the base, he installed the elevator system leading up to his penthouse in Downtown Millenium City, along with a hatch bay for his tank.

On December the 8th, Snow had arrived at Caprice yet again to find Slicer at the bar. Recently, she had subdued an Terraxeir General whose corpse was delivered to the morgue at the UNTIL HQ. While chatting, the female Ben'haian noted that a Terraxeir ship may be arriving at Earth, which she knew through her contacts. After she left to go to her garage, the previously mentioned Armory arrived at Caprice, panting. He had discovered disturbing energy signals above the City Center. The dragon made his way there while Armory brought a rough prototype of his 'Demolisher' mecha to the signal, and to their dismay, a Terraxeir Annihilator literally dropped out of the sky. A massive battle near City Center park ensued between the Annihilator, Armory and Snowtalon, culminating when the Terraxeir killer robot reduced Headshot's prototype to a few scraps of metal on rocket legs. His prototype cannon blasted the robot apart, winning the battle.

In the mean time, Armory had repaired his mecha and updated it for when the OSF were to retaliate. Learning from the experience that not even the best of warriors can often taken on their bigger enemies single-handedly, Snowtalon unlocked something in him, deep that day; the Tralonians, being a magical people, have always tampered with things; they were natural tinkerers. On that day, Skarius unlocked the potential to become a far larger, feral version of himself - twenty feet tall, and more like a traditional dragon.

Return to Sender

Recently, Snowtalon encountered another Tralonian snow dragon who managed to evade Earth's dimensional barriers and enter the dimension. She went by the name Drozala Frostfist, who not only contacted Snow within her first week of being on Earth, but brought some very grave news - his home planet of Tralonia, the heart of the Tralonian Empire, had come under siege. A recent Qliphothic invasion occurred, and the planet's forces could not prevent the previous Emperor and Empress' demise. As a result, none other than the murderer of Snow's parents, a man Tralonia's history quickly forgot about, Tharne Darkveil assumed the role of the planet's ruler, with the assistance of his female compatriot - Azala Emberstone. Drozala's mention of the two almost sent Snowtalon into a barely contained rage. When Tharne took the throne, enormous black magic clouds obscured the atmosphere and plunged Tralonia into darkness. Now everyone lives under Tharne's brutal regime, but resistance forces fight indoctrinated Tharne loyalists across the the globe. Drozala returned to her world shortly after, and she was captured by the Tharne regime.

As a result, Skarius plans to amass an attack force and return to the planet of his birth. This movement has caused him to join an organization known as Tyrian Materials Complex, of which he as been assigned to as an assistant director - the group was made by a group of subsidiaries from another, the Metahuman Agent Contract Enterprise. With MACE's inactivity, the TMC was formed, and Snow was invited to join. Just a day after the mobilization for Tralonia was ordered, Snowtalon was attacked by Slayvel, the DEMON assassin, and Erilion the Immaculate, who was an incubus bound to DEMON's employ. The attack occurred inside Snowtalon's penthouse - Snow lost the resulting scuffle and lost an artifact he was keeping in stasis - this artifact was some sort of crown-shaped object with a relation to Qliphoth, as the energy inside resembled a Qliphothic energy signature. The two assailants managed to escape through a portal before Snow could stop them.

A month later, the event that came was known as The Reclamation of Kizameth began. Snowtalon rallied most of Tyrian Materials Complex's major members, including the CEO Sharilyn Corde, and began the siege. Praetor Garrison was present for the battle in a mostly support role, as an advancing wall of defense for the Tyrian team plus Snow's Team to retreat to should things get hairy. The Tyrian Team proceeded through a slave quarry after taking a detour to the undercity and freed the slaves, slaying the Earthen Tralonian Slavemaster present, a Tharne loyalist. However, the biggest revelation in the quarry was a mysterious, veiled figure which sprinted through the quarry toting a high-tech bow. The figure revealed itself as none other than Skaria Snowtalon, Skarius' long-missing twin sister he was separated at birth with. After identifying herself, she accompanied the team to the Munitions Factory on Kizameth, to secure it from the Tharne loyalists and to subdue Azala Emberstone.

Meanwhile, Snow's AVALANCHE tank was struck by a bolt of magic lightning from the magic storm circling overhead the city, which caused it to crash in the downtown of the floating metropolis. Assaulted by wave after wave of Tharne's Warmongers, Warrior-Servicemen, Exarchs and the like, until the assault was weathered. At the dusk of the battle they continued to move through the city and to the Internment Center. After dividing into two further separate teams, Snowtalon and his team reached The Redeemer - where Snow was once sentenced - and found his age-old foe.

Having grown in power and influence thanks to his affiliation with Tharne, The Tralonian Judicator possessed a powerful Voidite crystal which was capable of shorting out Skarius' power suit, leaving his suit malfunctioning for the duration of the fight. That was not the only problem - it also shorted out his utility implant, forcing Snow to rely on only his bare armour, his fists and his cryokinesis to subdue the foe. After being assailed by wave after wave of Qliphothic Horrors, including several Nightmare Demolishers, Snow took the fight one step further and tore apart The Redeemer for good, sucking the team and half of the Internment Center into the Shining Darkness.

Snow and half of his team ended up finally defeating The Judicator in the Qliphoth, before returning to realspace and reuniting with the other half of Snow's team. In their efforts, they had saved four Tralonian Partisans - Tellyn, a Celestial Apothecarius, a combat medic, Kraxin, an Earthen Bombardier, explosives expert, Drozala, who relied mostly on her elemental abilities, and Dellar, a Flame Warrior-Sergeant. Upon freeing the Tralonia militia, however, it was revealed that several Rodir priests had been taken captive. The Rodi were the people of the priestess Mesira, spirits in possession of a host body. The priests were traveling pilgrims who helped the Tralonians in previous times and maintained close relations, allowing them to take pilgrimages upon the surface of Tralonia. They had helped convert Dellarous, Kraxin and Tellyn to the service of Naemaeles, Alouz and Scindixus respectively. The team eventually managed to leave the Internment Center and soon took a hike to the Munitions Factory as Praetor Garrison held off the bulk of the Tharne army, which included Erilion at the head. Skarius in particular, was finally reunited with his sister, welcoming her with a warm embrace and restoring his morale.

Azala Emberstone had been waiting for them - in the great furnaces and smelting pots of the Munitions Factory, Azala had been sitting upon a throne of steel and copper, awaiting their arrival. She had planned for them to come to her rather than for her to go after them, like Slayvel and Erilion did, and instead stayed in wait. After trudging through the factory, Azala mockingly greeted the team before something began rising from the ground - the Subjugator-model Assault Fortress, essentially a giant floating weapons platform with a grand total of eleven different weapons poking out of its metal shell. Barely managing to hold such a mechanical beast off, the leader of the Silver Lance, Silver Blast, sacrificed himself by detonating his power armoured suit within the core of the machine, which led to White-Glint's alter-ego began to emerge thanks to the build-up of stress. A darker aspect of his personality, Nine, obliterated the suit that Snow had built for him and went on a roaring rampage through the factory, leaving Slicer, Mesira, Illusionista, Gauntlet and most of the other team to go and track him down. Meanwhile, Skarius took Mesira, Varulfr, what remained of the Silver Lance and Power Bunny to confront Azala, who faced her final fate at Snow's hands - a lecture on her viceful ways followed by executing her via Icebreaker.

After emerging outside, the Obelisk of Undying Despair, Tharne's control tower in the heart of Kizameth had power circling around it. Ordering Power Bunny and the Silver Lance to return to Praetor Garrison's aid after catching Nine, Snow flew both Varulfr and Mesira to the top of the tower to confront Tharne, once and for all. Waiting for him at the very top of the Obelisk was not just Tharne, but Slayvel as well, who had left Erilion in command of the army before returning to Tharne's side. With the Rodi priest at his side, Tharne revealed the other trick up his sleeve - he had enlisted the help of Xikorai the Fallen, a fallen archangel cast down from the Paesa pantheon for her radicalism. Before delivering a lecture of his own, a dark mirror of Snow's, he plunged all three of the heroes into their own miniature dimensions for the final confrontation.

Varulfr was brought to the lab where he was first turned into an anthropomorph, fighting against Slayvel. After being impaled by Slayvel's sword through his ribs, Varulfr pulled the sword from his body and decapitated Slayvel with but a single swing of the blade, finally ending the cutthroat assassin.

Mesira was brought to a familiar scene - a recreation of The Clash within the Storm, the battle in which Xikorai and Mesira first fought. After a clash of intense magical energies, dodging sword blows and epic warrior-like poetry delivered on both ends, Mesira finally broke Xikorai's mask - her essence. As a result, Xikorai finally, well and truly, disintegrated, fading from existence itself.

Skarius was brought to one of the most important events in his life. He was transported to a recreation of the Battle of Detroit, in the ruins of the aftermath. After an enormous battle of blades, axes and sharp objects coming to blows, Skarius lost his left hand to Lord Tharne, but this did not stop him from continuing on and finally slaying the Qliphothic Cult-Leader at last. Plunging Icebreaker into Tharne's chest and shattering his illusion, Skarius delivered one final speech to Tharne before letting him fall to the surface of the Obelisk. The battle was won for Kizameth, and the magic storms lifted, allowing the ships to pass back into Tralonia. Much celebration - and a mechanical left hand - followed, including Snow and his entire team, as well as soldiers from Praetor Garrison, were enshrined in the Hall of Heroes. Snow was finally named Exemplar of Tralonia and Regent of Kizameth. However, Snow decided that he would not live a cushy life of comfort and fame in his own galaxy and left for Earth once again, with his allies. As of recently, he decided to leave the board of directors at TMC, joining a far more active group of do-gooders - The Liberators.

Lost, But Now Found

Given Skarius' recent revelations of his father's death and his mother and sister's disappearance, Tharne's motivation for taking over Kizameth and several truths unraveled about his past, Snow has be unsure of what to think of himself. Recently, he had became frustrated, one part in due to his bitter past, the other due to his unsuccessful lovelife. A brief partnership with one Lori Talbot seemingly ends when she grows inactive and rarely venturing outside the magical library in which she was working. Snow became increasingly sexually frustrated as well, musing over the lack of positive energy in his life despite having saved billions of Tralonian lives and stopping the Tralonian Empire from crumbling. Thanks to the energy given to him by his frustrations, however, Skarius got to work to his power armoured suit to vent his increasing stress. This resulted in two more interesting developments: a complete overhaul of the suit, save for the armoured under-suit and chestplate, and updates to increase the amount of armour the suit actually used, as well as better connection to his cryokinetic abilities.

As is per norm with Snow, he got back to his usual routine of tending to Westside, while UNTIL's efforts were spread out elsewhere. Hearing an explosion from a rooftop nearby, he investigates its source; the vigilante known as Revenant, or Iggara Grell, survives the explosion unscathed and shows a developing interest in the draconian UNTIL operative. After introducing herself and getting to know each other, Snowtalon discovered an anomalous plot - a bank in Millennium City Center is looted in a complicated and a meticulously planned fashion. The looped camera feeds showed that one instant the bank was full, and the next the money was mere null and void. After disassembling one of the cameras and offering its recordings to the MCPD, Skarius and Iggara, or Iggy as she preferred, traveled to the rooftop. Revenant discovered that the roof's cement was fresh, suggesting that the ceiling was breached, then cemented over afterwards. Leading him to the top floor of Mercy Hospital, Iggy proceeded to discover that the windows had been glossed in the previous week, revealing that the bank robbing masterminds were smart enough to consider Mercy Hospital's top floor being able to see them escaping through the bank roof. Deducing that someone at Mercy Hospital may have been related to the plot, the helicopter pad on the roof suggests that the money was airlifted. Iggara and Skarius soon headed for the docks, where a thug related to the robbers was found and knocked unconscious for questioning later.

The plot seemed to have stopped there - no further traces. The whole robbery stops after the investigation at Mercy. Skarius visited Iggara several days later in her home, to find several thugs breaking and entering. While the thugs are easily subdued, albeit somewhat painfully, Grell went back to her normal routine. Snow, believing something was up, began to suspect Iggara of taking the money herself. The problem in Snowtalon's bout of paranoia was, that Iggara was a mastermind - no way she would have hidden the money in her downtrodden abode in Westside. Snow soon figured out the flaw in her plan to rob the bank - the fact that she might just see Snow as a friend, rather than the cover for the robbery. Believing nobody would suspect her if she was hiding behind someone as authoritative as Snowtalon, she executed her plan flawlessly - the inside men to act as the guards, the bodies dumped into the river, and the fall-guy to take the bullet at the docks. The plan stopped, however, at an X stamped on the map she showed him - where Iggy and Snow first met. After her confession that she did mastermind the stealing of the money, Skarius decided that she would redeem herself by helping him take the money back. Snow passed on several donations to the bank in City Center that was robbed, covering her trail. Iggara then confessed the reason she stole the bank money - the man known as Tobias Briar, an ex-UNTIL member who threatened to poison the water supply of Detroit, had been selling her the synthetic medicene she needed to survive - at extortionist prices. Hiding out in a secret base in Canada, he had sold himself out to VIPER. About a day later of searching through the Canadian wilderness, Briar was tracked down and killed, treated with no mercy by Iggara. From the wounds she'd sustained, she went out cold afterwards, but not before downloading the information needed to replicate the medicine. She was safe.

Iggara was not the only one to receive Skarius' help that week. Some time later, a ditzy and "mentally impaired" satyr-like woman by the name of S'iaef (pronounced sigh-eff) approached Snow with interest in Club Caprice, only for her attention deficiency to get the better of her, often wondering from place-to-place and unable to keep herself fixated on one person at a time. A day or two later and he met her outside the Millennium City museum, where a villain known as Dr. Rancid, a psychopath with a relic-hunting obsession. After breaching the building, Skarius and S'iaef hurried inside to find several thugs under Rancid's employ. S'iaef, in her innocent ditziness, approached one of the thugs as a friend, but took a punch to the face. Only then did the truth become apparent - S'iaef was not quite from this world. Violence triggered an evil, relentless, angry version of herself, several feet taller and clad in pitch-black armour. Summoning a sword to her side, she took to annihilating the thugs and causing Rancid to retreat, leaving Skarius to chase after the angry S'iaef, who soon rampaged out of the building. When he confronted her in the street, they began deadlocked - strength against strength.

The angry S'iaef would have crushed Skarius' bones had the real S'iaef not calmed herself down, fearing that she would hurt Snow. She returned to her normal form soon after, and the next time they would meet, Snow came up with an idea. The figure known as the Windrider revealed himself to he Liberators, opening up his island home not for just visits, but for the training of gifted individuals. An idea formed in the snowdrake's head to get S'iaef to the island and help her train, as she had shown an interest in doing what Skarius does - helping people. The two visited Windrider and drew out the enraged version of S'iaef, doing battle with both Windrider and Skarius, using their respective elements of wind and ice against the pure rage the angry S'iaef emanated. The snowdrake was given a vision of the normal S'iaef fighting back, trying to control her enraged self. She succeeded, even though the process was draining. Currently, she rests at the temple.

Achievements

Snow's old urban armour, worn in the early 2000's.

Recent

  • After discovering a mystery bank robbery, Iggara "Revenant" Grell, who decided to investigate with him, confessed her masterminding of the plot. Skarius chose to let her go, and the two continue to work together to retrieve the money. The City Center bank that was robbed had received a compensatory donation, allowing him to cover Iggy's tracks.
  • Faced and defeated a combination VIPER, mercenary and Manimal army in Downtown, as well as subduing the eighteen-foot manimal elephant known as Tracey Edwards. Skarius, however, had to use his feral form to fight him, and became mentally and physically drained - falling unconscious post-fight, not helped by the fact he had sustained a large piece of debris from the Interceptor jet he was piloting beforehand.

Past

  • Crash-landed with The Liberators on an island off the coast of China in search for their superteam leader Anthony "Swift" Griffins and his wife, Raelin. The team is successful in retrieving both, but tensions rise with the nearby Manimal village. Following the discovery of munitions and armoured vehicles in the abandoned supervillain base which has been holding up an electro-magnetic field (thus preventing anything electronic inside, naturally Snow's suit meant he never lost power), the village is attacked by a splinter faction of Manimals. They are stopped, and Skarius calls for the UNTIL Superjet to come and pick the rest of the team members away.
  • The Reclamation of Kizameth is won, with Skarius' liberation force emerging victorious at the cost of the life of Silver Blast and Snow's left hand. Tharne Darkveil, Xikorai the Fallen, Azala Emberstone and Slayvel are all eliminated, with Erilion the Immaculate's escape a notable exception. However, Xikorai's involvement means a more sinister presence is stirring...
  • Promoted to Commander, becoming the head of a new fighting force. Snowtalon now leads and personally directs his own missions rather than being sent on ones of another's choice - for this explicit purpose, he has been offer his personal garrison, courtesy of the best in UNTIL - Praetor Garrison.
  • Attended the first SUMMIT of 2013.
  • Engaged in a battle in Millenium City Downtown with the Eternal Demise cultist Zeph, and subdued him.
  • Defended the UNTIL Sky Command Carrier from destruction with an entourage of heroes from the Destroid invasion. Successfully destroyed the Mega-Destroid on the deck of the carrier.
  • Memory cores proved correct. Snowtalon, along with almost every other hero present in Millenium City at the time, destroyed six Mega-Destroids who attacked the Champions HQ. Even the Champions themselves came to aid, along with Nighthawk.
  • Successfully defeated a scouting force of Destroids with heroes Sergeant Kodiak, Veronica "Vivi" Arky, Wildeye and Nightstrike. Recovered memory cores for coordinates of a possible future attack.
  • Prevented a large force of ARGENT workers from recovering Questionite deposits.
  • Lead a team of heroes consisting of Bronx, Sparx and Mindscape to foil a Roin'Esh plot to steal an artifact from Force Station Steelhead. Communications were also restored.
  • Disrupted the timeline during the Vibora Bay apocalypse. As a result, an alternate timeline, separate from ours, was created where Therakiel succeeded in bringing about the end of the world.
  • Ventured to the world of Multifaria with the help of Cnidarico and Riou Hotaru. Defeated Shadow Destroyer. Unfortunately, the true Doctor Destroyer was freed, and soon escaped. The Resistance overthrowed Shadow D's remaining New Harmon police forces.
  • Escaped from the collapsing Shining Darkness and the demise of the Kings of Edom during the Aftershock incident, with a large number of UNTIL soldiers, Major Fulani Okonkwo, and four other heroes.
  • Defeated Teleiosaurus, Teleios and a small army of VIPER soldiers, (including the ranks of Redstone, VIPER-X and Ripper)on Monster Island. Also defeated White Rhino and Phillipe Moreau in a raid on Moreau's lab, with the help of heroes Riou Hotaru, Armory, Heat Screech, and Anarchy. Later, hunted down Teleiosaurus permanently.
  • Defeated Luther Black in Operation: Demonflame. His ascension was thus prevented, and DEMON subsequently fell apart. Some members banded together, others retreated to Qliphothic Caves.
  • Uncovered VIPER's plans to use the Serpent Lantern for their own means - banished Viperia and stopped the terrorists from succeeding.

Trophy Cabinet

The items in a cabinet present in his penthouse are:

  • Ripped and torn Roin'Esh cape spad with spaulder. After Whiteout, almost nothing catches our draconic hero off-guard.
  • A scythe blade used by a Qliphothic horror. He pulled it off the arm of one of the horrors during the Demonflame op.
  • Baron Cimitiere's hat. He has good style, but the accent is appalling.
  • Destroid leg. A painful reminder from Detroit.
  • The OSF Annihilator's head. There are wires leading into it's head - Skar seems to be siphoning power from it.
  • The half-molten helmet of one of Dr. Massacre's enforcers, a robotic brute powered by red, searing plasma. Put up a fight.
  • A New Harmon Police helmet. Scratched and burnt, this trophy was taken after defeating Shadow Destroyer.
  • Discarded VIPER Emblem. Snatched one of these after the Serpent Lantern.
  • The Teleiosaurus' skull. Alas, poor Yorick...
  • A DEMON wand. Collected from the "Aftershock" incident after the caves.
  • Snow's robotic arm he had before having his organic one regrown. With science.
  • Armory's revolver that was given to Snow for Christmas. Such a beautiful thing.
  • The shattered breastplate of Tharne Darkveil, pillaged from his corpse at the end of the Reclamation.

Abilities

  • Technological Prodigy: Skarius is highly adept with several forms of technology. This technological prowess has remained in his family's bloodlines for millenia, and thus, Snow's prowess in creating or repairing tech is legendary. Although he is of above-average IQ, he has different kinds of intelligences, and his familiarity with technology is a genetic imprint from his ancestors rather than being a side-effect of enhanced intellect.
  • Exceptional Combatant: His combat ability is staggering. The training he has endured has honed his marksmanship to impeccable levels, both with external weaponry and his cryokinesis. Coupled with hand-to-hand combat training, he wields not just the very temperature and guns from a pocket dimension, but his own fists, as lethal weaponry.
  • Augmented Strength: Snowtalon received powerful cybernetic augmentations when he became a Battlemaster. Whereas most strong Tralonians can lift around 15 to 20 tons, Skarius can lift 30 - and in his armour, he reaches an incredible strength level of up to 80 tons. However, his strength is tied to energy reserves; much like his cryokinesis, he must be careful in how he exerts this strength or risk tiring out his physical energy, while using his ice powers would drain his mental reserves.
  • Inhuman Durability: Although it's certainly not fireproof, Snow's tough hide is capable of repelling smalls arms fire. Against larger calibers they'll have some trouble trying to get through the scales - against smaller ones, and they will literally flatten against his flesh. He wears his suit for more practical reasons - that, and he gets sent on all the dangerous missions, where an enemy will have certainly more than simple bullets. Not only that, but the deep-sea blue scutes over his ivory scales are more durable than the rest, making it easier to penetrate the ivory scales rather than the more armoured sections. In addition to his external durability, he has some resistance to internal injuries thanks to organ redundancies, and can even survive decapitation thanks to the secondary brain located above his pelvis and just beneath the spine.
  • Feral Dragon Transformation: Something deeply entrenched in the nature of the Tralonian dragons is that there are certain genetic algorithims locked within their genetics - as it was brings Skar his powers over ice and prowess with technology. Having been exposed to an immense amount of magic over the course of his lifetime, he had unlocked this potential recently. He could change from his normal self, into a twenty-foot feral ice dragon, ideal for combating larger threats. However, the process of both transformation in and out is exhausting; after transforming, he is briefly quite vulnerable. After, he becomes drained, so therefore his feral self is usually a last resort.
  • Cryokinesis: This powers come naturally to this snow dragon - being capable of freezing water atoms present in oxygen and warping its temperature to below zero, freezing it completely and allowing him to shape it. Sub-zero spears, fists coated in icy gauntlets, or cold cages. Snow comes across as incredibly invested into these powers, showing heavy skill and practice. The way Snow uses his powers is through manipulation of forces in the area rather than producing the ice from his body - not to mention, he either uses ice to augment himself in close combat, defend others, and control the battlefield.

Equipment

The AVALANCHE Tank.
  • TYRANT-SLAYER Powered Adaptive Battlesuit: Snowtalon's highly sophisticated battlesuit, referred to by UNTIL as the Tyrant/Slayer suit, and by Skarius, albeit affectionately, as "The Can", is a powerful war machine of masterly-crafted engineering. The heads-up-display details Snow's life systems, shield strength and armour integrity in addition to a priority targeting computer, which highlights targets of high importance. The jetpack, as well as the feet, have jet thrusters installed to allow Snowtalon flight, exceedingly powerful in order to let the heavy dragon fly. The actual protection the suit provides is three layers Kendrium-Titanium alloy, providing substantial protection from firearms and other hazards, coupled with Questionite shock absorber. The latest version of the Tyrant-Slayer possesses a large omni-directional jetpack pack to allow Skarius some impressive maneuvers while flying, thanks to the thrusters on the sides and the large tubes on top.
  • WRAITH Stealthsuit: Despite rumours questioning its existence, Skarius has, in fact, developed a stealth-focused, lightly armoured suit with various modifications. Firstly, special padding on the soles of the boots that allow even this weighty snowdrake to move silently, and carries a number of silenced firearms with it. It also comes equipped with a cloaking system that envelopes Snowtalon's entire frame with all spectrums of light, rendering him totally invisible, save for a small shimmer during movement.
  • Voidite: The enigmatic power source that runs most of Snow's technology is known as Voidite energy, originating from the Tralonian-discovered bizarre dimension known to them as The Void. It is a highly transformative element that takes multiple forms, whether it be solid, liquid, or anything beyond and in-between. An ancient eldritch energy source, Voidite is identified with many kinds of colours and hues, eldritch in origin, constantly radiating a magical signature - while Skarius cannot create any more of the energy, he does know how to incorporate its manufacture with UNTIL projects - the Gateway shuttle coils that allow their vehicles to stay above ground perpetually are a result of Project: NIDHOGG.
  • AVALANCHE Hovertank: This enormous hovering tank-like gunship was built by UNTIL as a part of project to deliver vehicles to a handful of heroes in Millenium City. Snow was chosen as a particular candidate, and his tank made it's debut when defending the carrier from destruction. Its Kendrium Alloy Plating protects the tank from most conventional forms of harm, the teflon coating giving it the ability to reflect projectiles, and the tank is outfitted with anti-aircraft missiles, reconstructive nanites, a heavy cannon and an autocannon loaded with piercing rounds. The storage bay can also hold several people at once. After the story Sacred World, the AVALANCHE was retired.
  • Walking Armoury: Skarius is a prodigy in the art of weaponsmithing and testament to his skill is seen in the variety of the weapons he fields on the battle. While in his stealthsuit, he usually totes silenced submachineguns and an easily concealed pocket shotgun, also silenced. However, his main suit is a lot more well-armed. In addition to dual revolvers, fitted with a heavy caliber and designed for his massive hands as well his signature weapon; a very large autocannon, capable of rapid fire and hard-hitting strikes. All of these can be loaded with special ammunition, whether it be non-lethal kinetic blasts or actual live rounds meant for killing, the choice is his.
  • Icebreaker An age-old relic recently awakened from Snowtalon's collection, Icebreaker is a heavy blade that were recovered from a DEMON repository Snow once raided with a group of HERMES operatives. Recently he tinkered with it and modified the sword with a power field enveloping the blade, causing it to deal heavier damage when he strikes with it. Made from a combined alloy of kendrium and steel, its density is so high that one of Snow's enormous strength can wield it - however, the sword is mainly a trophy, for now, only brought out in times of need.
  • Utility Implant: A highly advanced cybernetic augmentation allows Snow to access his apparel, weaponry, ammo types and armor straight from a pocket dimension the implant is linked to. It also uplinks with the suit to provide him with an ammunition counter, Originally, Snow used a device attached around his waist like a belt to perform these functions before performing this procedure. It allows him access to various databases, the Champions Response and Protect channel and other commlines, as well as various programs such as text allowing for holopad typing. The belt was since given to the UNTIL-employed hero Armory. Most ubiquitous is these "upgrades" is his Riftpocket, which allows him to store objects up to the size of his own body.
  • Holographic Disguise: Snow is in possession of a small device attached to his left forearm that allows him to switch between his normal self and his more subtle human disguise. A few traits are shared between the real Snow and human Snow - such as the amber eyes and the pale skin.
  • Medallion of the Blind: A woman by the name of Inien, a realm-ruler and domain holder of the blind, gifted Skarius with this special medallion based upon his own eye. While wearing it, it gives him a resistance to suggestion - emotion-based powers fail to work on him and he can resist any invasions into his mind. In addition, Skarius is nearly undetectable if he's standing in shadow while wearing the medallion, and can actually see through it - for example, were he to hold it out around a corner from which he could not see with his own eyes, he could see through the eye of the medallion. However, its effects are nullified by water, which quickly rust it and make it lose strength. The effect wears off after a while.

Ammo Types

The ammo types used in his various weapons are of his own manufacture, though the schematics and even the actual rounds themselves are available for sale.

  • Standard Brass Casing Rounds: Used in different levels of caliber for his revolvers and autocannon.
  • Pulson: Non-lethal ammunition. Delivers disorienting charges towards the enemy, usually knocking them out cold under enough fire.
  • "Lighters": Plasma rounds. These particular kind of rounds can recharge on their own, meaning Snow won't run out of ammo when these rounds are in. They can also inflict plasma burning on enemies.
  • "Nanites": Nanobot rounds are used to "eat" power, and can easily shut down machinery and electronics.
  • "Magemasters": Eldritch rounds, enchanted with the capability to punch through all but the strongest of magical defenses and wards.
  • "Holepunchers": Questionite-tipped or Kendrium-tipped rounds, which are capable of punching through almost any kind of armor. Used quite rarely in comparison to other bullets, given their metals' worth.
  • "Blasters": Explosive rounds. They explode (duh) upon contact, and tend to be used in the autocannon.
  • "Snoozers: Tranquilizer rounds. Self-explanatory.
  • "Sparkplugs": Electrically charged rounds. Delivers a powerful shock to enemies, but is capable of short-circuiting machinery.
  • "Devastators": Thermobaric rounds. Thermobarics are of devastating (hence their name) destructive capacity, capable of delivering an explosion of longer duration than the Blaster model. Snow uses these only on particularly powerful threats, otherwise risking serious collateral damage.
  • "Shinies": Silver rounds. Particularly useful for dealing with supernatural threats such as werewolves.
  • "Exorcists": Rounds engraved with wards. Mainly used for fighting zombies, ghosts and spirits.
  • "Baptists": Holy water rounds. They are encased in a small capsule within the bullet and release upon contact. Used against vampires.

Weaknesses

Although Skarius' status as both a natural machinist, polymath and cryo-kinetic make him a super-powered force to be reckoned with, every hero has their flaws.

  • I Do Believe I'm on Fire: Unlike many reptiles who are cold-blooded, Snowtalon is warm-blooded and does not suffer from any negative effects from warm nor cold temperatures. However, intense heat - such as fire - from natural and supernatural sources can cause his scales to burn away, leaving the flesh underneath very vulnerable to attack.
  • Energy Conservation: Skarius' cryokinetic powers often leave him drained if he uses them too frequently, which is why he uses super-strength and firearms to compensate. This leads to the skillful application of his icy abilities rather than using them without consideration. However, if he is forced to, it is entirely possible to exhaust him by causing him to exert too much of his icy power - and, more often than not, his icy powers tend to be quite defensive, again - leaving him reliant on his weapons and fists.
  • Houston, We've Got a Hull Breach: While Snowtalon's armour is highly resistant to supernatural, elemental and most conventional forms of attacks, enemies possessing super-strength can affect the density of the Kendro-Titanium suit and potentially cause a breach. This can easily expose his flesh and leave him vulnerable. While the armour itself is quite resistant to anything other than super-strength or density powers, its shields are a different story. Psychic attacks - telekinetic or telepathic - are notably effective, as are magical strikes, since they can work like a sort of EMP against the suit.
  • Sharper Objects and Bigger Bullets: While impervious to most blades and bullets of smaller calibre, Skarius' scales are not indestructible. Anything more than what the suit can take and anything more his own flesh can take will most certainly do him in - and possibly, permanently. The blue scales are the most armoured regions, so his white scales are particularly more vulnerable to attack. Not to mention that due to his tough hide, internal injuries are difficult to treat on-scene, unless someone is carrying medical equipment capable of piercing his scales.
  • Big Name, Big Stuff: Snow's presence and even his physical size attracts people. Sometimes, the wrong people - his large profile, both physically and from a reputation standpoint, can attract too much attention. He's also a large target physically and will draw enemy fire to him naturally - whether he wants them to or not.
  • Should Have Solved the Power Problems: Snowtalon's Voidite power source is magical in origin, as eldritch energy. If fortune frowns upon him, Snow's suit can be set offline with either well-timed spells or sustained magical attacks, leaving targeting benefits from his helmet and his shields non-existent, along with setting the suit's strength enhancers offline.
  • Deathly Ticklish: Humorously, Snowtalon's scales are sensitive to touch, resulting in him become ticklish. This has been used against him once, much to his chagrin.

Personality

One would expect a creature of Snowtalon’s stature to be hostile, aggressive, and somewhat cold (pun intended), but Snow is anything but. Skarius' personality is contrary to his appearance, much to the surprise of many that first encounter him. He possesses an energetic and virtuous personality, often placing the concerns of others far above his own; even going as far as promising that he would sacrificing limb and, when the time calls for it, life, so that another may live instead. His heroic deeds and refusal to stay in the spotlight have earned the respect of his peers in the superhero community, as well as the trust of his friends. His modesty surrounding his actions show his inherent insecurity, despite his outward personality radiating confidence.

However, there is a more negative aspect of him that can push others away: his job requires him to often bark orders at his soldiers and assume the worst, meaning his occasional bitterness can penetrate his out-of-combat, more level-headed attitude. He often puts a blanket of snarky remarks and sarcastic retorts to prevent his bitter side from surfacing. Strangely for a military type, Skarius has a quirky manner of talking about even the most mundane of things, something that's earned him a few raised eyebrows. He tends to have a dry sense of humor and is quite deadpan when the time calls for it. Owing to his intelligence, he is also poetic and literary-minded. However, his bitterness has been far more visible recently, resulting in him becoming particular sour about not just himself, but how he believes he is inadequate, that he's not enough to do his job. Despite his perceptions, Snowtalon is, at heart, a true hero, one who holds to his values.

Friends and Associates

Varulfr

"Oh, boy. The Wolfman of Ireland! I believe there's been one too many jokes about his wife and myself. Her name's Scarlett, my name's Skarius. So when he says "Scar", instead of "Skar", I get really confu-...wait, hang on. Oh, right! Yes, he's definitely one of my besties. Or...beasties. Heh. Uh, yeah. Always have been, always will. It's us two that are the toughest of the Liberators, so we're gonna be there when we need to be in the thick of it. I'm glad to have someone like him have my back."

Caleb and Skarius were old friends in M.A.C.E. and continue to be so in the Liberators. The fondness between each other stemmed from the constant banter heard between the two during missions, as well as the fact they make a potent combination on the battlefield. An eyewitness once recalled an Ardacorp drone being destroyed by Varulfr mid-air because Skarius had thrown him so hard through the air that he collided with it in Westside.

Revenant

A heavy sigh is heard. "You know, Iggy is a tough subject for me. She's protected by me legally now, due to the fact she committed a crime, but since the money's back in bank she robbed it from, the crime is irrelevant, and she's been cleared. But she herself? Isn't she something...tough. Independent. Strong, oh boy is she strong...and she's pretty badass, let me tell you. I was really taken by surprise by the four arms, damn."

Iggara's interactions with Snow are very recent, but Skarius is a genuine friend to her, one of the few she's ever known. Continuously impressed by her displays of strength and all-around toughness, he greatly appreciates both her abilities and her intelligence - after all, she did, at first, trip him up, being a criminal mastermind. Now that she has reformed, she continues to be a powerful ally.

Livina Uaisbro

"Stole my heart. One day I'd like it back, that bloody minx...Liv's the love of my life. She's the only person I've managed to hold on to for so long and every time she shows me the slightest bit of affection, all pretense of myself being a burly tough guy just disappears as I turn to giggling putty in her hands! Oh. Uhm, eheheh, sorry. Anyway, she's magical, and I'm not talking about her powers."

Livina is currently Skarius' girlfriend and a sultry one at that - her teasing playfulness never ceases to flush Snow's ivory cheeks a bright violet blush, and she offers him a great variety of things - she has healed some of his more painful scars, both mental and physical, and serves as constant emotional and moral support for him, something Skarius simply cannot forget.

Nulion

"Ken's an interesting case, I think. He and I are almost parallels, but at the same time, similar. We're both outcasts from another time or another place, both reptiles, and not many people know much about us. But the most obvious thing is the fact that both of us are determined to stay by our friends side, and live by our values. Kenneth's one of the few people I trust with my life, and I can say that knowing that he would take utmost care with it."

Ken and Skar's interactions with each other began with the Liberators. While they might not be the most dynamic duo - with Nul remaining back, fighting at a distance, while Skarius is in the thick of combat, the two could not be closer friends. Ken is also one of the few people who know the tale of The War of the Tempest, since Skar is one of the few he has interested in the story.

Wintermist

"Harren? Harren...oh, where to begin? Although she and I don't go way back, I know a lot of people in Project: QUICKSILVER, since some of them also work on NIDHOGG. We're...bonding, so to speak. I'm actually thinking of offering to help her with her powers, and perhaps she could teach me something in return. Win-win!"

Harren Kaleon is another Liberators addition who Snow has grown closely fond of. The Akonian looks up to Snow especially, seeing him as one of the core members - as one of the tankiest members of the superteam, he's almost always on the field to defend the others. Snow believes Harren to be a huge asset to the Liberators - not because her powers are particularly impressive, but due to the fact she is very much bubbly and personable - as her pacifism is a source of admiration by Skarius.

White Glint

"A bit naive, but idealistic. Despite his brashness, he's well-meaning and a very powerful asset on the field. Also, another one of my oldest friends. You bird-feathered little shit...ah, what can I say. I don't think White's gonna fade from my memory just yet. He's a good friend of mine and I miss not being able to see him as much as I used to."

White ends up on the end of the occasional jab every now and then, courtesy of Snow, but he essentially serves as his de-facto mentor (despite already having one). After White was subject to brainwashing and later broke its hold, the dragon extended the offer to build White a new power-armored suit based on his own designs. The two share an interesting relationship, as the dragon is constantly at war with Ardacorp for attempting to exterminate White's species. While the young Liberavi appreciates his diligence, he finds it a bit overt, and in contrast to the somewhat boisterous dragon, prefers to keep quiet.

Enemies and Adversaries

To be updated.

Slayvel (K.I.A.)

A DEMON-based assassin who led a splinter faction from Luther Black's main organisation, called the Coven of Slayers. Wielding a magical sword and powerful, sorcerous abilities, Slayvel is heavily disfigured and commonly totally masked. He is also, conveniently for him, immortal, having survived an orbital bombardment to the face, being disemboweled, and decapitated. Of note, he was the first real "nemesis" of Skarius, as they traded blows onboard Cyberlord's carrier after the assassin's connection to the killings of major UNTIL figures became known to the mechanical supervillain. Slayvel got the drop on Snowtalon, supposedly killed when he lopped the assassin's head off with a razor-sharp needle of ice - but in actuality, Slayvel's head survived and pieced himself back together.

In time, it was soon learned that Slayvel was alive, and pursuing something - The Bleak Crown. An ancient, dimension-displaced artifact sought after by the Bleak Ones of the Qliphothic realm, one that he had sought for his "new master" - that master turned out to be Lord Tharne Darkveil, the one who had puppeteered and masterminded Skarius' banishment to Earth. Skarius managed to piece together the crown eventually, playing on the dragon's natural curiosity and interest in the profane. Slayvel - this time accompanied by the incubus demon lord Erilion the Immaculate - soon attacked Snowtalon in his very home and this time, succeeded. They soon retreated to Tralonia, where they presented the crown. Skarius, however, had learned of the Crown's relevance to ancient lore and discovered that it had belonged to the Qliphoth who had invaded his homeworld multiple times, not to mention the association of a Nysskel.

Over the events of the Reclamation of Kizameth, Slayvel was killed by the Irish wolven hero Caleb Mitchell, also known as Varulfr, after discovering Slayvel's weakness - his sword was his most valuable possession, and if it was ever used to strike him in the heart, it would end him for good. Unfortunately, Slayvel suffered this very fate when he had impaled Varulfr, and the wolfman's own regenerative abilities helped him survive the blow. Caleb soon took the blade from his chest, and finally ended Slayvel's life.

Erilion the Immaculate

A deposed incubus who held the title of demon lord amongst the ranks of the Rodir Underworld, Erilion served under Endum, the great Destroyer, and the ruler of the Nysskel. Erilion was known for his title as "Immaculate" due to his unwavering, pure malice, as he and his Nysskel brothers were known to the Rodi as The Vile - those who embody death. The Immaculate's powers include the ability to induce rapid corrosion and rot in targets, as well as shadow manipulation and the ability to secrete demonic toxins, and sap the life of others through many different means - of his favourite being the saucier and seductive approach.

However, Erilion's duties soon proved to be elsewhere. He became an associate of Lord Tharne Darkveil and essentially acted as a middle-man between the two. Though Tharne's true allegiance was to the Bleak Ones, Utharr, the despotic tyrant-king of Rodir sought interest in the immense technology that the Tralonians possessed, and sent both the revived Xikorai the Fallen and Erillion to act as chancellors and advisers. Tharne consulted the incubus for the "final piece of the cosmic puzzle". The Bleak Crown was deposed to Earth, and Erilion, appearing to Slayvel and his coven, sent them upon the quest to piece it back together and find it. Eventually, when the time was near, Snowtalon was attacked by this mysterious new demonic assailant and the two returned to the occupied Tralonia. But with the Nysskel's appearance, Skarius deduced the Crown's connection to the Qliphoth and the Bleak Cult - of which, Tharne Darkveil led.

Erilion was present at the Reclamation of Kizameth, but survived its final, climactic battle. The incubus lord fought Skarius' task force and its various members while Xikorai, Slayvel and Tharne confronted Mesira, Varulfr and Skarius in the climactic battle. When all seemed lost, he fled - Tharne cursing the incubus for his cowardice as he fled for the land of Rodir off-world. After receiving a little "discipline" - read, six-hundred-and-sixteen-minutes of painful torture which would not kill him due to his demonic origins - Erilion was reduced to little more than a herald for Utharr's forces. The demon, however, despises his current position, and under the guise of being "on crusade", he has returned to Earth to exact personal vengeance on Earth and, especially, Skarius Snowtalon.

Miscellanous

Character/RP Hooks

  • The easiest way to getting to know Snow is by working with UNTIL - he's worked with them for thirty years.
  • VIPER, more than any other organization, have attempted to subdue Snow several times within a week of him being on Earth. Their scientists in particular will take an interest in him, thanks to his draconic nature.
  • DEMON will also have their fair share of peeves with Snow as well, having been involved with Operation: Demonflame and Aftershock and secondarily his fights and gripes with Slayvel or Erilion.
  • Despite his menacing visage, Snow makes friends quicker than you would think. Simply talk to him and it'll show.
  • He is a strong supporter of non-human rights, as he holds a strong belief in showing respect to those he meets.
  • When Snow's existence was made public when UNTIL moved into the United States, he became an overnight sensation in the United Kingdom. Many British people would know him more by his codename of Nidhogg more than his actual name. He has had a cult following and substantial fanbase, though it shrunk in later years.

Short and Not-So-Short Stories

Snowtalon: The Good, The Bad and the Ex

Battlemaster Skarius Snowtalon is one of the most revered combatants in the Tralonian Empire, but things take a turn for the worst when his former lover Azala Emberstone, convinced that he is no good, puts him up for exile, on false accounts of treason...

Snowtalon: All That is Well

The follow-up to The Good, The Bad and the Ex, Skarius Snowtalon has been taken by VIPER forces and pulled back into their nest for experimentation, and gene-splicing. The dragon's nature has piqued their interests, but they get more than they bargained for...

Snowtalon: A Song of Ice and Bullets

In the downtown Millennium City, NIDHOGG is bringing the hammer down - or more appropriately, the autocannon - down on several ARGENT forces near their HQ. When inside, he ends up getting into a scuffle with a new foe...

Snowtalon: Honey, There's an Incubus in the Kitchen

Our favorite dragon Commander Snowtalon is an esteemed commander of UNTIL forces - and in the possession of a highly unstable artifact. A new foe and mysterious foe, who is in the employ of DEMON, comes after him and attacks him in his own home...

Snowtalon: Sacred World

NOTE: Novella is out of date. Needs updating. The culmination of events, Tralonia itself is embroiled in a dictatorship with abundant slavery and mind control shenanigans. The Tralonian Empire is in civil war, unable to contact their homeworld through the dark magic storms. However, there is one dragon they left behind, who could potentially go down in their history as the saviour of their homeworld...

Comes in several parts. I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X

Tropes

Character

  • Badass - You don't get to be top dog, or rather, top dragon, at UNTIL by slacking. This is the same dragon who operates a highly successful independent business on power armour and weapons manufacture, hoards a lot of ancient lore on magic and knows demonology intimately (having lectured before at Red Academy and was a teacher there for some time), fought at the Battle of Detroit, served UNTIL for three decades and had surgery on himself to put in his utility implant while he was awake, and feeling everything post-having his back cut open so the implant could be inserted at the base of his spine. Badass would be insufficient.
  • Badass Teacher - During his Red Academy years. On-and-off now, thanks to his lectures at Ravenswood.
  • The Big Guy - Amongst many superteams, lineups, and groups, Skarius tends to take this role if he is not the leader.
  • Bipolar Disorder - It is difficult to say but it is likely that his disorder first showed up after Demonflame, which would make sense - his returning trips to the Qliphoth have altered him at times. However, it is more likely that it is a cause of his deep-seated issues. Skar is prone to mood-swings, and suffers from rather severe hypomania which was actually the cause of his energetic spouts in the last couple of years. The depressions afterwards were the aftermath of said energy.
  • Red Right Hand - Actually a red left hand, and inverted; Skarius is definitely good, but his mechanical hand looks quite sharp and dangerous.
  • Our Dragons Are Different - A mixture of reptilian and mammalian traits and a lack of wings. Skarius is often confused for a lizard.
  • Buffy Speak - Lapses into this often due to his rambling tendencies - his words fail him in his tirades, at times.
  • Good Scars Evil Scars - Snow's scar that runs along the side of his muzzle is jagged, and it's not pretty either. However, considering his demeanor, this trope is inverted - he has an evil-looking scar but good intentions.
  • Real Men Wear Pink - A bookworm to the point he actively hoards lore and is a baker. No, seriously. With a weakness for cupcakes that have strawberry icing.
  • Gentle Giant - The definitive example in the Liberators. One of their largest members, Skarius is just a couple of inches short of Kuro Hiryu, the tallest in the group, and he is the more passive and docile of the two. Kind and humble, the dragon is careful with his smaller friends.
  • Chaotic Good - Originally, he was more partial to Lawful Good - but character marches on, and Skarius seems to have turned into a Type II Chaotic Good - capable of working with authority but realising it has a time and a place.
  • Cultured Badass - Having appeared in 1983, Skarius had plenty of time to study Earth's cultures, its people, the ins-and-outs and its technology. His studious attitude let him become familiar with his surroundings.
  • Heart Broken Badass - Snow has never had a lasting relationship. The people he gets with either disappear with no explanation, or turn out to have been using him for their own ends all along. In fact, he suffered heartbreak as soon as he was betrayed by Azala Emberstone, who, corrupted by the Bleak Cult, ordered his banishment. Livina, however, has been healing this.
  • Sophisticated as Hell - Despite being a dragon of considerable intellect, Skar doesn't consider himself above colloquial or even crude language has included the words "fuck", "arse" and "sesquipedalian" all in the same sentence. The last word he immediately noted as being beautifully ironic - "sesquipedalian" literally means "long-winded", or simply "long".
  • Chivalrous Pervert - On duty, he shows considerable restraint. Off duty, however, he is something of a tease - let's not even get started on his mating season, which is around winter-time. Note that it is always winter-time in the tundras of north-west Tralonia. One shudders to think.
  • Good is Not Soft - Skarius used to be a bit more spritely and energetic, but the last few years have humbled him, making more withdrawn. However, the dragon's still got a heart of gold underneath that scaly exterior - well, hearts - but this does not mean he has slackened. In fact, let's not forget Skarius is a soldier, and he is perfectly willing and able to kill someone who has crossed the line, and he doesn't go soft on the evil-doing types.
  • Iron Woobie - Complaining little and generally managing to cope with a lot of things in his life that should have left him a scrambled, gibbering wreck, Skarius ended up hitting a particularly powerful bout of depression and loneliness during the mid-2000s, but he recovered, and to this day he remains a massive asset to a team like the Liberators, many of its members having gone through similar perils. In fact, he acts as the team counselor because of it.

Combat

  • Crazy Prepared - With access to his weapons and armour at nearly all times - except for when magic or power dampeners and nullifies cut off access to his Riftpocket - Skarius is very prepared. His armour and his guns are the least of his enemy's worries, when he also has super-strength and cryokinetic powers.
  • Genius Bruiser - Although he would never admit it, Skarius is a shrewd being - one whose intellect manages to shine through even his physical size and strength.
  • Lightning Bruiser - This article begins with describing him as "hitting like a runaway ice cream truck", and he can run roughly as fast as one. While he lacks in natural agility, making him strong yet inelegant, he is familiar with air combat and is not beyond using the jet thrusters commonly found on his armours or even in his UNTIL uniform to move in ways he normally could not. He is also balanced because of his armour's weaknesses to super-strong blows, his shields to magic attacks, and his scales to fire, and moves slower in his suit anyway - at least when running is considered.
  • Blood Knight - Although it was much more obvious in his youth, Skar still enjoys a good scrap now and then.
  • Fastball Special - He performs these often with smaller allies. Varulfr is usually the throw-ee.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords - Snow's old blade used to slay Tharne is about the size of a small shipping container, no less.
  • Fights Like a Normal - Although his cryokinetic powers are formidable, they exhaust him far more than fighting hand-to-hand or with his firearms. Beyond his normal breath attack and covering his gauntlets in thick layers of ice, he reserves his more powerful attacks for the right moment, and clears most enemies with his guns or fists.
  • Military Superhero - Due to his augmentations, he's seen as a meta by both human and his own species' standards, essentially being a super-soldier.
  • More Dakka - Plenty. His revolvers have a high ammunition capacity and that's not even getting started on the autocannon.
  • The Cavalry - Skarius plays a one-man version of this trope. As one of The Liberators' military technology experts and one of their few ranged "tanks" who can serve as the anchor or center-point of an attacking force, Snow's sheer presence on the battlefield can turn the tides.
  • One Man Army - Perhaps most demonstrative when he first showed up in 1983. Before being captured, a reported eighty percent of the VIPER Nest that was moving locations was decimated. It took the effort of a Draysha Enforcer's fist-to-the-face to actually knock him out.
  • BFG - The Autocannon. Definitely.
  • BFS - Icebreaker, when it was wielded during Sacred World. It has since been retired, although Skar has thought of using it once again.
  • Stout Strength - Skar is naturally heavy, because of the cold climate his species grows up in. This bulk has a tendency to maintain a layer of padding, but it's mostly muscle.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal - To its logical and literal conclusion, Skarius is permanently linked with a section of negative space that he can store things in.
  • Foe Tossing Charge - Given he weighs in at 650 pounds, can go up to a ton in weight with his strength augmentations active, the dragon is very capable of seeing his enemies as bowling pins - and he is the ball.
  • Shed Armor, Gain Speed - Switching to his stealth suit makes sacrifices the extra protection of his normal suit with mobility. The thrusters on them take up less power, and more efficient.

Quirks

  • Dude, Where's My Respect? - This is all to prevalent for Snow. Outside of the United Kingdom and UNTIL, he doesn't get much of it.
  • Amazon Chaser - He loves a woman as strong as he is - although, he's not discriminatory and will usually go for anyone who catches his fancy.
  • Big Eater - He's...well, big. And eats a lot. Put two and two together.
  • Anything That Moves - Given the fact that Tralonians age like fine wine, mature quickly and are sexually active once they reach five hundred years, Snow quickly turned into this. He is, canonically, pansexual.
  • Smarter Than You Look - Let's face it - Snow is a brute. He stands at about eight feet tall and is about half as wide, he can throw a punch that sends most of its recipients to a hospital, and he's quite clearly a heavyweight. Yet his wordiness and literacy seems to have improved, rather than waned, over time, given the fact he had to learn English so he wouldn't have to translate it into Tralonian all the time.
  • Renaissance Drake - Skarius is a natural polymath - military strategist, baker (cupcakes especially), engineer and machinist, teacher (used to work at Red Academy, now a lecturer at Ravenswood) and cryokinetic.
  • Cute Little Fangs - Snow is a more unconventional, male example of this trope. His teeth have a tendency to jut out of his mouth now and then.

Soundtracks

Trivia

  • Skarius was originally much more like a traditional dragon - he had raptor-like feet and actual wings, before his design was changed.
  • Skar loves being scratched behind the frills, rumbling contentedly when someone feels generous enough to.
  • Snow enjoys a bit of classical and orchestral music, often listening to it to calm himself when he needs to unwind. However, he's also something of a metalhead - especially when at work with his machinery.
  • Although the dragon's eyesight is keen, being able to see far, and his senses are impressive, Skarius has some trouble reading human languages up-close. For this, he requires a set of reading glasses.

Gallery

Public Opinion

"Snowtalon? Oh yeah, he's a really cool dude. In more than one way. A great shot with his guns, and pretty damn creative with his ice powers, he's a man I'm proud to call a friend." - Armory

"Heh. Thanks, Mike. I needed that."

"{A modulated voice} I'll be honest and say that I don't know a lot about the guy's personal life, not that it matters of course. However, working with him has always proven to make a mission and its objective much easier to accomplish. My opinion is of course subject to change over the course of my time knowing him. For now, that's all you're getting. If you get this, Snow.' {puts her middle finger up}" - Anarchy

Snow cups his hand over his mouth, in imitation of Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. "You merely adopted the fake voice! I was born with it, shaped by it..."

"Snowtalon...I remember that name from the club. He be one of the folks at UNTIL who knows the OSF here on Earth, and I am so happy to know I'm not fighting them alone. He seems like a cool guy! Looking forward to meeting him again." - Slicer

"Hey, whatever it takes, Ississ system will be free of the OSF one day."'

"Snowtalon? He amuses me greatly with all that he is." - Gloom

"Oh, it's you again. You use the word 'amusing' too often."

"Snow confuses me sometimes, but he never ceases to amaze me the rest. Bein' friends with him isn't for the faint of heart: the guy's nightly routine seems to alternate between clothes shopping and shrugging off bullets. Yet he keeps going with that toothy-lil' grin of his on a daily basis regardless of circumstance, and that alone is admirable." - Slick

"You're giving me the warm fuzzies."

"Hm... Ah... Ahm... Snow is... Uhm... Adipose? I think that's the word... I hope he doesn't know what that means..." - White-Glint

"I will pluck your feathers."

"To be honest? I don't know him well..but hell, he's one of the few I haven't thought about shooting at yet, and that's a strong statement." - Cypher

"And here's me thinking you'd just go lock yourself in your room and start snorting grain salt so you keep your gravelly voice. But hey, you're not bad."

"Dude's a dragon and an agent for the United Nations Tribunal of International Law. How effing cool is that?" - Canadian Fist

"I know right? Awesome."

"Well. Handbag is a good guy, very good guy. Not going to go into details or semantics, but he can take a joke in stride...and he's good at shooting my clothes apart. So I guess he loves the view, if he comments on my body so much. Heh. I'll most likely not try to turn him into a pair of boots, or... shoes, or a vest, or matching chaps. But in all seriousness, if I needed someone to watch my back, he would be one of the few on a somewhat short list. And that, you can take to the bank. He's not going to read this. Right?" - Persephone

"Definitely not. Ooooh noooo..."'

"Going to deny the ever-living shit out of it." - Persephone

"Still know I more about him, / That has to me been told. / A dragon, wormlike monster, / Slew once the hero bold. / Then in its blood he bathed him, / Since when his skin hath been, / So horn-hard, ne'er a weapon / Can pierce it, as hath oft been seen." - An excerpt of the Song of the Nibelungen, which Snowtalon would find in his mailbox. Sender Unknown.

"...Is someone trying to seduce me, or murder me? Or both?"

"Skarius Snowtalon? Oh, the big lizard guy. Yeah, seen him around HQ. He's all right! Doesn't call me Siri, doesn't complain about mission assignments, gets the job d-- What? A pair of stilts!? Oooooh... I have access to the coffee maker, and I know the guys in IT personally, Snowtalon!" -- Serenity Carpenter

"It's big 'dragon' guy', Siri."

"He's a cool guy, one day he might just beat me in Carls~ Haha! Nah seriously, I'd love to get to know him more, he seems totally cool~" -- Strix

"Ooohooohoooh, don't get too cocky."

"He's a darlin'! Saved me from them ARGENT fellers an' took me flyin' an' all. Ah owe him so goldurn much, it ain't even funny." -- Bessie

"Hey, I can't resist helping people. It's a quirk."

"One of the friendliest dragon-people I know! It's kinda rare to meet one that won't try to use ya as a tiny snack." - Particle Man

"On second thought, you look delicious..."

"Any friend of All-Star's can't be that bad. Snowtalon is no exception. I appreciate his loyalty, sense of duty and drive. Not to mention an arsenal that has helped pull the tide of victory on more than one occasion." - Sparrowhawk

The sound of his shotgun pumping emits nearby. "No problem, hon."

"Who? Oh that dragon guy with the shit ton of artillery. Yea I remember him not too long ago. He seemed to be a bit winded up but he's good people from what I can tell. He sure as hell has enough armaments to just blast a hole into any of his problems. Need a problem solved? Trust the dragon that goes pew pew and bang bang. A true philosophy in life I'd say." - SoulStar

"Winded up? Mate, if you were kicked out of your own dimension, scarred for life at the Battle of Detroit and before all this seen shit that would make a lesser man snap? You'd have some issues, too."

"While Snowtalon might have a fierce looking appearance, tote around enough firepower to level a city block, and be armored enough that it would take a lineup of tanks to even think about denting that armor of his, deep inside he's a kind and caring dragon. I see him going far in the unstable world around us." - Razira

"D'aaawwww, quit making me blush, you."

"Hi Mr. Snowy! You are pwetty awesome and I hope you are ok when you visit your homeplace. I got cookies for you when you get back!" - Chocolate Chip Chelsea

Hanging his head, Snow gives a content sigh. "Thanks, Chelsea..."

"I think his fluff gives him a good image. Well, it makes his image easy to look at, which I have no issues with doing." - Hydro

"Hey! How many times have we talked about this, Arby?"

"Wait, dragon?! I always thought he was some kinda giant, albino, frilled neck lizard or something." - Joah

"What an astute observation! But...yeah, I agree, even I find it confusing."

"I've never met the guy, but I've seen him around. Not a fan of lizards though..."' - Stitch

"For one, I'm not a lizard. Two, the hell was the point of giving your opinion if you have no idea who I am?"

"In my dreams, I saw a red dragon fighting a white one. The white dragon, however, had a big fucking gun and proceeded to reduce my beloved England to swiss cheese. Queen save us."' - Leonard Castellar

"Isn't the red dragon Welsh and the white dragon English? Why would I be shooting my own country?!"

"I got déjà vu when I saw this guy. Couldn't explain it. Saw him and thought, 'That man must be some kinda... dragon-man!' Turns out he was just a dragon. But he sure can burninate all the bad guys. He should be called 'The Burninator' if ya ask me." - Citizen 13

"Bloody hell, really? I thought Puff the Gun Toting Dragon was bad, but now, Trogdor?"

"Heh, I love the big guy. 'E's more than willin' ta' throw me inta' battle, 'n I mean tha' literally." - Varulfr

"D'aw, Caleb. I didn't expect you to get all sentimental."

"A bit meatheaded until he speaks to you on non-business-related terms. Still, I forgive him for past hypocrisy. The Commander is a smart and clever one whether he consciously realizes it or not." - Phosphene

"Flattery, I say! Flattery! Good feelings, go away..."

"Snowtalon? Oh! You mean Skarius! Oh uh... *giggle* I think he's such a wonderful and dreamy white dragon. You know I also have some dragon ancestery in me as well? But oh, that's not the point! He's such a gentledrake and it's soo cute the way he blushes the way he does! I'll... be right back, I need to call him again~..." - Livina Uaisbro

"Flattery..." Snow mutters, his scaly white cheeks tinting a shade of violet.

"Snowtalon's a good friend. He does care for the well-being of his comrades, which is good, but it's also his actions in protecting others that's earned my trust. With that said, I am willing to fight alongside him in future missions. Speaking of which, I haven't had a sparring match with him yet..." - Duuz / Rasclash

"Aw, Duuz, you shouldn't have! Also, all things considered, you'd probably put my arse on the floor with how fast you are."

Various chittering noises, no, literally, that's it. - A bug prince

A clattering is heard, and the exhuming spray of a Raid can follows. "Where is it..."