Flight Rising is a game where you manage a Lair full of dragons. One of the things you can do with your dragons is breed them – and make more dragons. I’ve been working my way through the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge. It is a ten generation breeding challenge that has specific rules and limitations that must be followed. Ideally, you end up with an attractive triple gened dragon at the end of the challenge.

I’m getting close to the end of the challenge, and intend to finish it. The challenge takes a long time to complete, in part due to the time it takes for the dragons to grow up and be ready to breed. Give it a try if you are looking for a long term project. All of the artwork in this post is copyright of Flight Rising.

The dragons from the seventh generation produce an Heir that becomes the Founder of the eighth generation. My seventh generation dragons were Nenkal and Divine.

Nenkal is a male Guardian.
Primary: Storm Iridescent
Secondary: Splash Basic
Tertiary: Splash Basic

Divine is a female Fae.
Primary: Splash Tiger
Secondary: Splash Freckle
Tertiary: Splash Gembond

As you can see, they both have Splash as their Secondary and Tertiary genes.  (Nenkal has Splash Basic/Splash Basic and Divine has Splash Freckle/Spash Gembond).  Divine is what players of Flight Rising consider to be “triple gened”.  It means that she has three Splash genes.  (The exact type of Splash gene isn’t important. The color is the key).  I was hoping that these two dragons would produce a baby dragon that had Splash/Splash/Splash.

If that happened… I was strongly considering ending the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge with that generation.  When I started it was fun and exciting.  Now, I’m close to the end – and I just want to be done!

Before I breed a pair of dragons, I like to use the “Preview Offspring” tool.  It gives you a glimpse of what their babies might look like.  What you see cannot be considered a “promise”.  There is no connection between the last set of dragons the “Preview Offspring” tool showed you and what the actual babies end up looking like.  It shows possibilities.  I find the “Preview Offspring” tool to be really fun to play with!

Here are three sets of potential babies that the “Preview Offspring” tool showed me.

To me, it looked like at least some of the baby dragons in the “Preview” had Splash/Splash/Splash.  Others looked too purple or were a darker blue than they should be if they had a Splash gene.  All I could do was pair up Nenkal and Divine and hope for the best.

A dragon nest can contain anywhere from 1 to 5 eggs.  Nenkal and Divine produced 2 eggs. That’s a nice number.  It gives me the Heir I need for the Challenge.  It doesn’t give me too many “extra” dragons to figure out what to do with.

The first one in the line becomes the Heir.  When he or she grows up, that dragon becomes the Founder of the next generation.

Polly is a female Fae.
Primary: Navy Tiger
Secondary: Splash Freckle
Tertiary: Splash Basic

Almost, but not quite what I needed!  I was hoping the Heir would be a Splash/Splash/Splash dragon.  Instead, she has Navy Tiger as her Primary gene.  Where did the Navy gene come from? Neither of her parents have it!

The genetics in Flight Rising work in an unintuitive way.  A dragon can inherit genes from his or her parents.  (In this example, Polly inherited the Splash genes from her parents).  Or, a dragon can end up with a gene that is on one side, or the other, of a gene their parents had.  The Navy gene must be located right next to the Splash gene.  The Flight Rising Legacy Challenge requires players to use the Heir that they end up with.  You aren’t supposed to swap the Heir out for a different dragon.  On  the positive side of things – she sure is cute!

Here is what Polly looked like as an adult:

She is wearing the Frigid Emblem that I have been using to mark all of my Founder dragons. Doing so makes it easier to remember which one is currently the Founder.  It also prevents me from accidentally selling or exalting a dragon that I still need in order to complete the Challenge. Next, let’s take a look at Polly’s brother.

Shipwreck is a male Guardian.
Primary: Navy Tiger
Secondary: Splash Basic
Tertiary: Splash Basic

He ended up with the same Navy Tiger gene that his sister got.  The Challenge allows players to do whatever they want with their “extra” dragons.   You can keep them, sell them on the Auction House, trade them to another player, or exalt them.  I am going to keep both Shipwreck and Polly because they are really pretty dragons.  Here is what Shipwreck looked like as an adult dragon:

Polly is the Founder of the Eight generation of dragons.  The next step is to buy her a mate. Players who are doing the Flight Rising Legacy Challenge are not allowed to use dragon that is already in their Lair as either a Founder or the Mate for the Founder.  The dragon I select for Polly’s mate must be from the same flight as she is.  Polly was born into my Lair, and I am in the Shadow Flight.  Her mate must also be from a Shadow Flight Lair.

Her mate must be male.  One cannot breed two dragons of the same gender in Flight Rising.  The mate dragon for the eighth generation must cost no more than 80,000 Treasure.  It is ok if the mate costs less than that.  The mate dragon cannot have already had some babies.  It must be a dragon that has not yet produced offspring.

This time, just for fun, I set the drop down boxes in the Auction House to look for dragon that had Splash/Splash/Splash.  I’ve tried this technique before, with previous generations in my Challenge, and it sometimes works how I want it to.  This time, the Auction House found me a male dragon, from the Shadow Flight, that has not produced any offspring and that was Splash/Splash/Splash.  He was also really inexpensive (compared to the amount I was allowed to spend).

He didn’t come with a name, so I used the Random Name Generator to come up with one. Eventually, I decided that he looked like a “Requiem”.

Requiem is a male Skydancer.
Primary: Splash Ripple
Secondary: Splash Freckle
Tertiary: Splash Crackle

Polly is ready to breed now.  Requiem won’t be ready to breed for 8 more days.  Ideally, I should have purchased a mate for Polly right away.  Doing so can sometimes lessen the “gap” between when one dragon is ready to breed and when its mate is ready.  This time, I forgot that I needed to buy her a mate, so I will end up waiting a bit longer for these two to breed.  Polly and Requiem are my eight generation dragons.  They will produce the Founder for the ninth generation of dragons.  Almost done!

POINTS:
* First Generation – Founder – no points
* First Generation – Mate – no points
* Second Generation – 3 hatchlings, all Tundra (1 point for each) – 3 points
* Second Generation – Treasure Genes (3 points for each) – Unnamed male has Blue Underbelly – 3 points
* Second Generation – Gem Genes (5 points for each) – Unnamed female has Maize Shimmer – 5 points
* Double Colors – (3 points each) – Fluffy has Secondary Blue Basic and Tertiary Blue Basic – 3 points. Fluffy is the heir, so that means the points double and become 6 points.
* Third Generation – 5 hatchlings, all Tundra (1 point for each) – 5 points
* Third Generation – 5 egg nest – 1 point
* Third Generation – 4 babies had double colors Secondary Basic Basic and Tertiary Blue Basic – 3 points each. Shamika is the heir, so her 3 points double to 6 points. 3+3+3+6 = 15 points
* Fourth Generation – 2 hatchlings, both Guardian (1 point for each) – 2 points
* Fourth Generation – Double Colors – Soar had Secondary Blue Basic and Tertiary Blue Basic – 3 points. Soar is the Heir, so her points double – 6 points
* Fifth Generation – 3 hatchlings, all Guardian (1 point for each) – 3 points
* Fifth Generation – Double Colors (3 points each) – Teague had Secondary Splash Basic and Tertiary Splash Basic – 3 -points
* Sixth Generation – 3 hatchlings – 1 Guardian – 1 point – 2 Pearlcatchers – 2 points each – 5 points
* Sixth Generation – Gem Genes (5 points for each) Norbert had Primary Storm Iridescent. – 5 points Norbert is the heir, so his points double – 10 points
* Seventh Generation – 3 hatchlings, all Guardian (1 point for each) – 3 points
* Seventh Generation – Treasure Genes (3 points for each) – Irelia has an Underbelly gene – 3 points
* Seventh Generation – Gem Genes (5 points each) – Irelia has an Iridescent, Malken has an Iridescent, Nenkal has an Iridescent – 15 points – Nenkal is the heir so his points double – 20 points
* Seventh Generation – Double Colors (3 points each) Irelia has Splash/Splash – 3 points. Nenkal has Splash/Splash – 3 points. Nenkal is the Heir so his points double – 9 points
* Eighth Generation – 2 hatchlings, 1 Fae and 1 Guardian (1 point for each) – 2 points
* Eighth Generation – Treasure Genes (3 points for each) – Shipwreck has a Tiger gene. Polly has a Tiger gene. Polly is the heir, so her points double. – 9 points Polly also has a Freckle gene, and is the heir. 9 + 6 = 15 points
* Eighth Generation – Double Colors – Polly has Splash Freckle and Splash Basic – 3 points. She is the heir so her points double – 6 points. Shipwreck has Splash Basic and Splash Basic – 3 points. 3 + 6 = 9 points

TOTAL POINTS: 128

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