Dragon Knights are the predecessors to Makai Knights, a magical knight that utilizes the power of a dragon to help him combat Horrors. While it's unclear how many existed, it suggests that Dragon Knight Edel is the only one of his kind; making him a unique warrior.
Description & CharacteristicsEdit
A Dragon Knight is created through the power of a Makai Dragon. When a human and a dragon form a bond, they form a symbiotic relationship, in which the dragon will impart the powers of a Dragon Knight onto the person. Once a Dragon Knight, the person will be endowed and enhanced to become something akin to a Makai Knight, a magical warrior that's highly adept in martial arts and magic, but utilizes a completely different armor system than the Makai Knights.
Whereas the Makai Knights utilizes a crafted wolf-themed armor made out of soul metal, a Dragon Knight uses an armor that's made from the body of a dragon. The armor itself is made from the hide of the dragon, giving it strong resilience to magical and physical damage. A Dragon Knight is enhanced and endowed with increased strength, endurance, stamina, speed, magical resistance, heightened healing factor, resistant to Horror taint, alchemy, limited use of magic without a brush, and enhanced senses. What would take a lifetime of training for a Makai Knight to become a full-fledged knight and to match a Dragon Knight's abilities, the Dragon Knight simply goes through a transformation process and emerge as a formidable combatant.
For combat, the Dragon Knight is armed primarily straight sword, similar to European-style long swords, but with a dragon emblem to show the sword's origins. When abrasively rubbed with the sword, dragon flames will engulf the weapon for their form of blazing armament combat. A Dragon Knight can sense Horrors and doesn't need special magical tools for detection. However, even without the knight's enhanced senses, the knight can utilize alchemy to reform inanimate objects into animated drones that can be used for surveillance, combat support, healing, and retrieval tasks.
When it comes to summoning and utilizing their armor, dimensional portals isn't used to summon armor, it's actively being worn in a dormant form. To bring out its full armored potential, the knight must stab himself with a dragon tooth through its armor to bring out its fully armored version. It is likely a form of blood magic in which the armor bonds with the user. Dragon fire engulfs the knight and the armor forms throughout the knight's body to become a Full-Armored Dragon Knight.
In Full-Armored Dragon form, the knight can still utilize its alchemy and magical powers on top of traditional melee combat. Similar to Makai Knights, Dragon Knights have a something akin to a magical horse, but it takes the form of a flying dragon-like guardian lion, giving it an advantage in aerial melee combat. The knight can also utilize a form of blazing armament throughout its body with dragon flames. However, dragon flames is a fire used for purifying, it doesn't have the flexibility of madou flames, which can be used in a variety of instances for healing, purifying, magical sensory, and offensive firing.
Unlike Makai Knights, the Full-Armored Dragon form doesn't have a 99.9 secs time limit for combat. Instead, the length of use is reliant on the knight's ability to withstand the physical strains of the armor itself; the stronger the knight, the longer he can utilize the armor. However, because the armor is so strenuous, it can badly fatigue the knight, causing him to unable to summon the armor at will without severely draining his strength. This is due to the fact the armor can absorb and soak in dark energies and it can't be purified like makai armors, causing a form of toxic harm to its user after long term use. Overall, the Dragon Knight is a formidable combatant with overwhelming power. Unfortunately, it was a short-lived power.
Before the creation of the Makai Knights, there was experimentation with various elements and powers in attempt to create a magical warrior able to handle powerful Horrors. Unfortunately, nothing was successful at the time and the knights looked to Dragon Knight Edel and Makai Dragon Nova. Seeing their awesome power against the Horrors, the priests intend to discover the secret to makai dragon biology and find a means to replicate their powers. However, Nova and Edel resisted capture. Nova used the last of her powers to seal Edel as she used the last of her powers to burn down all her opponents before dying and becoming a forest. Although a failed path, the priests would later discover Soul Metal and managed to replicate the majority of the dragon powers with alternative methods.
The Last DragonEdit
In modern times, dragons are considered extinct and the Dragon Knight has become myth and lore. However, a sole surviving Dragon Egg has been salvaged by the Makai Order and placed in safe keeping. Elsewhere, Dragon Knight Edel, awakened after centuries of being locked away and now seeks his long lost dragon child of his and Nova.