Adrenaline's story does not start out happy. Ironically, he was born in a poor suburb of Redheart City, the SkyWing city of wealth and industrialization, technology and inventions way before its time. There were three dragonets in the clutch: Adrenaline, his brother Downwind, and his sister Harvest. Their parents fought all the time, their father turning up back in their shambled den after being missing for a couple days. This cycle would repeat frequently, but Adrenaline's mother refused to leave her mate because she wasn't sure she could support her dragonets without him.
Their mother fell more and more into depression as the years trudged by. The dragonets were nearly 15 (human) years old when their father got so angry he raked his claws across his mate's delicate face. Not a split second later, Adrenaline and Downwind leapt in front of their mother while their sister slipped behind them to tend to their mother, who was in shock. Together, the brothers drove their horrid father out the den. With their father out of the picture, life began to look up for them.
With all of her dragonets (who now had turned 18 years old and were considered "dragons" in the eyes of society) working, the family was able to move out of the shabby den in the poor suburb and move to a different suburb of Redheart City, one with better living conditions. His mother was a new target for lustful remarks at her seamstress job, something that resonated deep within her sons. The two appeared at the initiator's den and, while masked, proceeded to threaten him until he promised to never target another dragonness again. This was the beginning of Adrenaline's violent streak that consumed him.
The next event that fueled his streak was when his sister was married off to a rich dragon in hope it would raise the family some money. The wealthy lord SkyWing was arrogant and prideful, who had fallen madly in love with her pretty looks and docile attitude. He tried to swoon her, to get her approval for their marriage, but she refused. He then turned to their mother, who was clearly still struggling to get by. He promised to give her lots of money if he married her daughter, and although everyone in the family did not want to hand Harvest over to this snotty lord, their mother reluctantly agreed.
The family never saw Harvest again, and in return did not get the money he promised them. As their mother had a breakdown about what she'd done, Adrenaline and Downwind were plotting another scheme like the one with the coworker, but she seemed to read their thoughts and told them to not look for trouble.
Instead, Downwind and Adrenaline enrolled in the SkyWing military at 20 years old in order to release their anger in a way that was legal. They would patrol the perimeter of the SkyWing territory and make sure there were no border disputes and issues with the surrounding tribes.
-- incident where Downwind is crippled for life during a dispute with the SandWings
-- Downwind made fun of by other SkyWings for not being able to take down a SandWing and instead got beat up by one
-- Addie big mad
-- being a soldier not quite enough to release the amounts of anger in him
-- meanwhile, a friend of Addie's from the military, who dropped out to work on inventing weapons of war, helps invent a projectile weapon using exploding powder....the first gun
-- enlists Addie to test it out for him
-- my boy really loves it. its like. so easy and a lot less messy??
-- but you know its still early testing so it's not super great at first. kinda loud when it goes off, lots of smoke, strong backjolt force on the user
-- friend lets him keep it and tries to improve upon the guns, letting addie try out each one, but none of them are that great yet
-- however, Addie gets Really Good at them and since guns havent been released to the general public or even most of the soldiers yet, he has Big Advantage
-- decides to try his hand at being a soldier by day, mercenary and vigilante at night to rid Pyrrhia of the Bad Apples
-- really enjoys it. makes him feel good about himself, like he's ridding pyrrhia of evil and making it a better place
-- eventually quits being a skywing soldier since they get into wars a lot over dumb things and are rlly tempermental. becomes his side business as a vigilante / mercenary full time babey. but pretty much only does this at night and sleeps during the day. gotta get that sleep somehow