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The Dragonlords were six of the most powerful dragons following the end of the Interregnum in the Shadow World history. In the middle of the Second Era they formed a cabal for the purpose of furthering the rule of dragonkind, reaction against the growing power of humanoid civilizations in recent millennia. With the aid of a famous Elven smith named Krelij, the Dragonlord Oran Jatar constructed the six dragon healms, artifacts which allows them to assume humanoid forms without sacrificing their strength. The Dragonlords are as innately powerful as Lords of Essaence.

The most powerful of their brethren disappeared beyond the Wall of Darkness for some unknown reason. The five dragonlords that remain are occasional rivals in spite of their loose alliance, and associate with other powers to further their own selfish agendas. As with all dragons they are highly intelligent, curious, violent, and have disdain for humanoid races. Their blood is caustic.

The Six Dragonlords

While the dragonlords tend to be somewhat "evil", they do not think in the same way as humanoids. Their power is tapped from Chaos, which is to say "negative" dark essence, but it is only indirectly from The Unlife. They are consequently independent of its corruption in a way even most of the Lords of Essaence were incapable, and some of them are even able to wield "positive" essence as well. It is not known whether the dragons existed in the First Era with the original humanoid race, or if they somehow came into being in the Interregnum when the Lords of Orhan (Liabo) repopulated the world.

Dragonlord Color Style Home Associates Rivals Other
Oran Jatar White (Cold) Intrigue Mur Fostisyr The Iron Wind Sulthon Ni'shaang (brother), Lorgalis, Schrek Artificer. Subverts civilizations rather than wield armies.
Sulthon Ni'shaang Red (Fire) Conqueror Ja'Miil Targ Voriig Kye Oran Jatar (brother), Lorgalis, The Iron Wind, Schrek Wields orcish hordes, summons demons. Lorgalis is his nemesis. However, he has tension with Oran Jatar, as the Priests Arnak undermine him.
Ulya Shek Black (Sea) Intrigue/Conqueror Thuul The Steel Rain, Jerak Ahrenreth, Jenkyna Schrek, Folenn populus Naval focus. Has a submarine fleet, a Lord of Essaence associate. Experiments on humanoids, makes demon hybrids of them.
Voriig Kye Silver (Air/Electricity) Intrigue/Conqueror Vog Mur Jerak Ahrenreth, Shu'raax Ondoval/Schrek Speaks to plants, wanders seas, relatively young. Assaulted Emer in Second Era with dragons. Good relations with other Dragonlords.
Drul Churk Green (Gas) Intrigue Molaac Ruan None None Cares about plants, not people. Focused on breeding. Three dragon mates.
Kydak Dum Gold (Fire) ? Vulm Shryac None Ondoval Most powerful Dragonlord. Disappeared beyond Wall of Darkness.