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Cerberus Spiketail - FINAL by EdDarkflame Cerberus Spiketail - FINAL by EdDarkflame
The long waited, the legendary, mighty and quite blunt Emerald warrior and Master-At-Arms of the Silver Talon, Cerberus Spiketail. He first appears at the begining of the "Enter the Mythril" story, actually opening the sequence of chapters, accompanied by Tal'kar Darkflame. fav.me/d29z588

It is unknown when or where Cerberus hatched, but certain and now forgotten stories only the eldest dragons know tell of the Emerald warriors being present, already veteran fighters when the Roman Empire was at its apex of glory. He and his older brother, Acheron, have been said to have travelled even to the Ancient Far East, resisted the toughest conditions of the planet, engaged the strongest creatures of old, and learned whatever they could from each of their cultures, history, and mostly noticably, combat skills. Some say that both brothers did not belong to a specific clan, or that they were banished from one, or even that the previous Mythril has wiped their clan out, effectively making them nomads. However, they both possessed a strong sense of identity with their kind, much like their ancestors, the Prime Dragons, children of the Ninefold Dragon, Io.

They first encountered the Silver Talon clan in one of their journeys to the Western Kingdoms, and they quickly became attached to the clan. There, they met the Azure Destrinius, the Ruby Tal'kar, the Silver Adhelaide and a few others, and through them, the High Elder of the clan, the Golden Xenarius. During the years of King Arthur, both Cerberus and Acheron served loyaly in battle for their clan and the Kingdom against the forces of tyrany and opression, and even after the once and future king's departure. However, Acheron was slain during the first years of The Crusades by an English ambush. The Silver Talon suffered a few losses and they moved to Scotland, but Cerberus forever lost faith in humans, fighting now for the survival of his clan and friends. Tal'kar stood for Cerberus after his loss, and they developed a strong friendship and a partnership in combat that was almost a match to Cerberus and Acheron's.

Later on, they met the Sapphire female, Kilyne, who both Cerberus and Tal'kar fell for, but eventually it was the Ruby who got to keep the lady. Far from being angered at it, Cerberus was quite pleased, and he had chosen not to allow his grieve to reach the female, mostly represented by his now normally gloomy attitude. Years passed, and Cerberus was offered a position as an Elder of the clan along with Tal'kar, both for their specific skills, which he declined, for he did not wish to lead with bitterness. Instead, he offered to become the clan's Master-At-Arms and trainer for the new generations, Allastor and the other hatchlings included.

Cerberus stands out for his increadible strength, an indomitable will, his skills in more forms of combat the Elders could count and his indomitable will to fight for a cause to the death. He possesses vast knowledge in several combat styles and forms from around the known world. He tutored the hatchlings from the new generation, and he was never soft on them, knowing an enemy would never show mercy in combat. He openly disobeyed the Elders about training Allastor beyond a certain point, and in fact he defied Osthilia once when he was given notice, provided Tal'kar himself was also forbidden to teach him much his knowledge in Arcana. He is also a great strategist. He also possesses knowledge in various areas on an intellectual level, and even some Arcana, but Cerberus is known for being more physical, not to cast spells or to be diplomatic. He's one of the few dragons of the clan that would not pray or seek aid or acceptation from their patrol deities, like Bahamut, Tamara or even Io, although he acknowledges their possible existance and respects them to a degree. His element is supposed to be acid, but he never produced more than a cloud of toxic and suffocating gas against an opponent he would rather slay with his massive enchanted mercurial sword. This weapon holds a spell that grants the blade the ability to reflect spells back at their caster when the correct mantra is pronounced.

GENERAL STATS:

Race: Dragon (true name of his species is unknown)
Height: 20’6” (horns included)
Weight: Unknown. It's believed to border the 6,000 lbs limit.
Length: 26’ (from nose to tail)
Wingspan: 30'
DoB / PoB: Unknown

- Heightened Senses: Cerberus has hightened senses of smell, sight and hearing, beyond those of normal humans. His sense of smell can be compared to that of a shark, capable of detecting the slightest scent up to a mile away. Despite him having only one working eye, he is capable of seeing in the dark very well, but not through fog or most stealth powers. However, his other senses can help him spot enemies at a relatively close range, up to 60' away from him. His sensitive hearing allows him to detect a larger array of frequencies than must humans and animals, and it is amplified so he is capable of hearing across great distances. As every dragon, he posses a 'blind sense', allowing him to spot individuals he cannot detect with his other senses, perhaps via vibrations, making him very hard to catch unawares. Additionally, due to his time spent in the wilderness, the awareness of his surrounding is almost complete at up to 120' away from him. Cerberus is capable of telling quite an amount of information by analyzing sounds and scents alone.

- Resistance: Cerberus' scales provide a rather tough hide that serve as a body armor, head-to-toe and muzzle-to-tail. His scales are thicker than those of a regular dragon, and projectiles from several calibers would simply bounce off his scales. Large piercing rounds, shells and higher caliber projectiles would likely harm him, however. The only exception would be the membranes of his wings, which are treated like leathery skin. He has been known to deflect energy attacks and show remarkable resistance to the elements and corrosive substances. Cerberus is capable of resisting relatively extreme hot temperatures, being able to withstand temperatures of up to 200º F without needing protection. However, he's somewhat vulnerable to cold weather, and he needs protection from temperaturs of below 0º F.

- Dragon Physiology: Cerberus's physical structure and training make him capable of lifting over 25 tons with his bare hands, standing still and supported by his two hind legs and his tail. It has been theorized that he could possibly affect more weight if he rather pushes or drags objects. Cerberus seems to move a lot like a cat, and his reflexes rival with those of one, making it seem like his reaction times are instantaneous. Cerberus is also capable of moving in both bipedal and quadrupedal motion, preferring the latter one to travel long distances by land. While galloping down on all fours, he can reach a maximum speed of 60 mph. His strong legs can propel him up to 3-4 stories upwards or 80 yards forward with a single leap, and fall roughly twice as much, sustaining minimal damage if any. His wings allow him to perform rapid flights and take offs, with a maximum speed of 200 mph by taking advantage of air currents that soar in the same direction he flies, and 600 mph when diving like a falcon would, and amazing maneuverability in mid-air. He's barely affected by the alterations of altitude and he can reach the higher layers of our stratosphere when he flies up. Solar radiation doesn't affect him at these heights. However, he can be forced to descend when oxygen is in short supplies. Cerberus is a quite good swimmer, propelling himself by making short wingflaps and weaving his long tail to the sides like a crocodile, and he can reach speeds of 60 mph when in calm waters. Cerberus's tail is slightly longer than he is actually tall, which he can use as a weapon (see below), and it weaves casually behind him when he's standing or walking (as both bipedal or on all fours), and it never touches the ground unless he is exhausted or depressed, in which cases he drags it. His lungs' capacity allows him to hold his breath for up to 20 minutes before he risks choking. He has the innate, uncounscious ability to regenerate wounds at a faster-than-normal rate, almost lizard-like. However, he cannot regenerate lost limbs without the aid of strong healing magic.

- Breath Weapon - Acid: Cerberus's breath weapon is an acidic substance, like all dragons of his variety, and he can spill a cloud of noxious gas at his foes within a cone 50 feet ahead of him, or spit a line of acid as far as 100 feet away.

- Training: He has trained in several martial arts styles through the centuries, from several parts of the world, making him the ultimate combatant at close range amongst dragons on Earth. He has been to know styles like Shotokan (all stances), Shorinryu, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Chinese Boxing, Ninjitsu, Jiujitsu, Hapkido, Judo, Sumo, Greek-Roman Wrestling, Silat, Kenpo, Pankrasion, all five animal Kung Fu styles, and other styles from Europe and the Middle East, which were later on known to humans by their current names. He has also trained in the use of several medieval and a few oriental weapons, focusing on melee styles. However, his weapon of choice is a giant mercurial bastard sword. Cerberus was indeed the mentor of the newer generations of the Silver Talon, until the Massacre took place, when he presumably died. Carberus has also developed a resistance to psionics through training and meditation, even if it does not provide complete protection against these type of attacks. His own willpower allows him to shrug off mental manipulation, and he has learned to block mind reading, to the point of making it seem his mind is empty of thought.

- Magics: Cerberus was trained in arcane and divine magic and in must schools. He is skilled in the schools of Enchantment, Evocation, Transmutation and a few Conjuration spells of low complexity that can aid him in combat, usually including Eldrich armours, minor physical enhancements, elemental enhancements on his sword and fists. The most common spell used on his sword is the Mirror Blade spell, which allows him to effectively reflect spells back at their caster.

 - Limited Camouflage: Like every member of his race of dragons, Cerberus can blend with his surroundings and may remain unseen if he doesn't move. He can't become completely invisible, however.

- Inherent Draconic Empathy: Cerberus is capable of communicating with other dragons (and anyone part dragon) telepathically. This ability is known to work even across great distances and fairly good across dimensions. However, Cerberus is limited to projecting speech and surface emotions. He cannot, for example, project what he is currently seeing or hearing. He can "turn off" this ability at will, and he may not be reachable by mental scrying unless said psychic is powerful enough to do so.

- Natural Weapons: Cerberus has sharp claws (on both wings and hands), talons and teeth with which he fights, all of them capable of piercing most metals. He could easily dig his claws and talons into concrete to help him climb vertical surfaces or even rip large chunks of asphalt or rock from the ground. His jaws' strength limits have not really been measured, but eye-witnesses have stated that Cerberus has pulverized solid rock before or bend metal. Cerberus's 26' long prehensile tail funtions as a very versatile limb, capable of performing very punctual and delicate tasks, like pressing buttons, as well as delivering powerful blows that could bring a concrete wall down. He can wrap his tail around objects with a minimum sectional area of approximately 5" in diameter and it can presumably lift as much the weight he could lift using his hands with it, but possibly crush more. The end of his tail possesses a several layered spade like bone protrution, which he uses as skillfully as if he would a sword in his hands. He also uses his tail for balance while walking and running, and it serves as a rudder while flying, swimming and running (all fours or bipedal). His wings have limited combat capability, mostly used to block certain type of attacks or push individuals away from him. His S-curved horns on his head don't really have combat functions, but they seem to protect his skull, and he has spikes over certain joints of his body (shoulders, elbows, etc.), which he uses for combat as well.

Voice: Kevin Michael Richardson www.behindthevoiceactors.com/v…

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:icononsokusonzukki:
OnsokuSonZukki Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Love his feet :)
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Err... thanks?
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OnsokuSonZukki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
They look really cool :P, sorry if I seem odd to you :3
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, no problem. You're the first to comment one of my dragon's feet. Let alone THIS one :P
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Yeah, I guess it is not very common to appreciate anthro feet that much. most people focus more on the upper body detail rather than the lower. P.s. Kick-ass sword.
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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weretamer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
He remind me a bit to Xiao Hun Dun from Dynasty Warriors with that eye patch and the sword esspecially. Nicely done there
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! I can't quite remember that one character from DW, but that's cool
Thank you!
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Andy-B123 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one BA sword!
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D
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Vakama3 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Awesome character plus a bad ass sword euqals epic awesomness! Well done!
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Vakama3 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
No prob, gave you a watch too.
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most appreciated.
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Misegard Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how you make the armor and sword shine. It looks awesome!! :D
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
The armor was the hardest to get right, but I'm happy with the end result. =)
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Misegard Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should, it looks great. :)
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey! this is a really awesome piece of art you have done there. I really like the equipment you draw for your character. also i really like the pose.

---great work and keep it up ^^
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome buddy
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Therony Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Man...
Just simply... O_O
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D I know... He get's that a lot.
That's the guy who trained the hatchlings... Can you imagine how "Self Defence - 010" first class would go? lol
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Therony Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm...

I think it would be simply.

SURVIVE!

lol
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol pretty much!
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Therony Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That said, what would the final be? O_O
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I can't really think of a way around a "final". I doubt there would be one... :o
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Therony Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Would have to be for Al. lol
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess getting out alive from a battle that's considered a challenge could be considered the "final" for that kind of lesson =D Who knows. Actually, defeating Cerberus would be just the first one.
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Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student
Very awesome^^
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student
your welcome^^
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omegaman255 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
...I want that eye patch.
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heheh.
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DarkDragon7761 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
AWESOME!
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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DarkDragon7761 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
No problem...I want a sword like his.
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D
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DRACOICE Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la: Awesomeness. It looks like he's ready to tear our your limbs.
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D He probably would if you provoke him, and he DEFINITELY could do it without much effort.
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DRACOICE Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then again, who WOULD provoke him? =w=
No kidding! :la:
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, there are those stupid and arrogant enough to do so.
:D Glad you like it.
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heart-of-a-dragoness Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
And with that description he became like 200 times more awesome :D I admire the amount of character depth you have with all your characters and the well worked out backstories for them :D I'll probably do some fanart of him soon, maybe on of Tal'kar as well :D Anyways excellent job with the coloring and shading, even more epic than I imagined :D
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome =D I had a feeling you would love this one a lot, especially with the little backstory added in there.

I appreciate it very much, it means a lot coming from you. Also, I will be looking forward to watching what you do with Cerberus and Tal'kar =D

Thank you ver much!
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heart-of-a-dragoness Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
XD I sure do and a big thank you for getting him colored :D and another big thank you for the backstory :D

XD I can't wait to get to work on them and I hope you like it when I'm done :D

you're welcome :D
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Dash2012 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Great
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EdDarkflame Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Dash2012 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Great.
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