The Age Of Dragons The First Acts Of Dominance

Not long after the creation of the world, the seven gods decided that they would introduce sentient life into their world; based on their own world, as well as creatures they had seen throughout their journey. Creatures of countless shapes, sizes, and varieties, each of them crafted in the idealized images by the true gods and magically created in the world to live in it and develop as brothers; but that would eventually fall apart…

For the greatest of the creations were the dragons. Massive, powerful, immortal, and blessed with magical power. In almost every sense they were perfect creatures. However, that perfection made them arrogant and prideful. They walked the world without challenge, and they ruled the skies and mountains that overlooked the great world; and they knew that it was they who ruled all of Alvena. The pride of the dragons overcame their remorse, their compassion, and their respect for other living creatures. They went out into the world and enslaved all the humanoids and the giants beneath them; forcing them to serve them and do their bidding; mining out caverns and caves of precious gems and minerals that the dragons found pleasing to the touch, taste, and smell; valuable treasures of beauty and power.

For many generations the dragons held control over the other races, and were the most cruel to the humanoids; whom they considered tiny and insignificant. While there were many human sympathizers, the majority of dragon-kind desired the submission of the lesser races. As time went on, they became crueler and crueler to their servants and the gods became very displeased with the dragons; and yet they couldn't bring themselves to harm their creations. The Goddess Sija could stand it no longer however and petitioned Akaia, the strongest of the seven in the arts of magic, to help her to give the mortals a means to rebel of their own volition. Akaia agreed and with Duron to guide them, they manifested before a group of noble humanoids and began gifting them with the powers of the gods; they began teaching them the arts of magic…

Meanwhile some dragons were using their slaves for their own pleasures, resulting in half-breed offshoots between the humanoids who were genetically wild and could intermingle with the dragons while they were shape-changed; resulting in breeds of humanoids who were invulnerable to the deathly breaths of their dragon-parents; but were regarded as little more than interesting mutants by the dragons at best.

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