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Joro History: The First Dragon Wars

I wanted to give some insight into what happened before my story begins.

This is a brief history of The First Dragon War and what the relationship is now between Man and Drakarian. This is told from the side of the Drakarian’s. Although similar in many effects, humans have a different telling of the last part of this historical outline.

I guess it’s up to you whom you choose to believe.

A long time ago in a time before man, Drakarians were the protectors of the Earth.

For decades they watched over the land, sea, and sky; protecting all species which inhabited their planet and vanquished all enemies that threatened it.  For generations, they thrived; and as the bones of the old withered and faded back into the sky, their offspring lived to carry on in their stead, continuing the ancient traditions and the ways of their kind.

As time went on the dragons began to see a new species that were evolving and surpassing all others in intellectual strength.  At first, they were wary of these humans who was fast becoming skilled in the making of tools and maps.

Eldri Hali á Vindinn (translated to Elder Tail of the Wind), the Elder Dragon, took hesitant steps in approaching them; fearing they would threaten their way of life.  Others objected and decided to advance this species intellect by giving them the gift of wisdom. When they first came in contact with the Drakarian, the humans worshiped them as Gods. The dragons then bestowed upon them the first of many gifts, the gift of fire.

So was the start of a long and difficult journey between humans and dragons.

 

As time went on, more species began to prove their potential.  The dolphins of the sea soon became the watchers of the oceans, aiding the Drakarian for promises of prosperity in exchange for protection.  The apes became the voice of the forests, while the dragons remained their eyes and ears. All throughout the ages, the dragons relied on their peaceful partnerships with the creatures who shared the Earth…

but the humans were soon becoming a species that did not trust the word of the Gods.

The first rebellions began during the age of King Aethelwulf, an arrogant bloodthirsty man whose lust for power consumed every inch of his soul.  He raised an army which swept across the land like a plague. After he had slain Froða á Sjó, a Drakarian Lord, the dragons had no choice but to dispose of the threat.

They began to extinguish all living humans so they could never again wreak havoc & disrupt the balance they had created.

As the final rally cry drew breath and the armies of both men and beast came swooping down upon one another, there was but one small voice that had the courage to stand against all hate.

Lady Marin, soon to be known and worshiped as a Savior of Peace, took a stand against the battling foes in exchange for her life.  This act of courage and sacrifice broke the binds of treachery laid down by the poisons of King Aethelwulf.

Order was soon restored between the realm of both man and Drakarian & a new peace was formed.

The peace between human and dragon had become so strong that the two created a new eternal bond that would last for decades.

Drekkin, born from the body of a woman and the fire of dragons, became the peacekeepers between the two species. Born in the form of a man with the wisdom and power of their Drakarian fathers, they devoted their lives to The Lady Marin by protecting the lands of their kin.

But now the fate of the Earth’s protectors is threatened.  A deadly pox has invaded the realms of the Drakarian. Many who would have lived through the centuries fall from the skies after mere decades.  Drakarian mothers have fled the lands due to the devastation of so many unborn. In their time of need, the dragons reached out to their allies for aid.

 Man, seeing their once oppressors begin to falter, raised up arms against their now weakened adversary.

The Great King Frederik seized the opportunity of weakness and began to push back against them.  Drakarian and their Drekkin sons, who were now seen as dangerous abominations, were hunted down and slaughtered. All hope for the dragon realm seemed lost. It was not until the death of the Eldri Reyk Frá Austri (translated as Elder Smoke of the East) the Elder Dragon, that a prophecy was foretold.

 

When a Drekkin child is born in female form, the reign of destruction will end and Drakarian will once again fly free and take hold of a new power that will stand against all enemies & the passing of time.”

 

A century has turned since this prophecy was foretold and many of the dragon lords have concluded the prophecy as a farce; the mindless ramblings of a dying elder.  But not all hope is lost. Few still wait for their savior to come forth and for the world of men to fall.

The Drakarian must find their place to save their kind or nothing but shadow will remain for them.

Thanks for reading!

May Sol’s Light Shine Within You –

3 thoughts on “Joro History: The First Dragon Wars”

  1. I LOVE anything relating to dragons. This sounds like a very intriguing history and a great set-up for your story. Have you used a particular language / culture to form the names of the Elder Dragons? They’re beautiful!

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    1. The Drakarian language is Icelandic primarily. The culture is a bit similar but not entirely. I love Nordic mythology and wanted to tie that in somewhere to my story weaving. The lords and their sons adopt human names which are more grounded in Germanic culture as the rest of the book is. I just couldn’t pass up the use of the language though, Icelandic is so unique and, as you said, beautiful to see in writing.

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      1. Nice! I thought it had a bit of a Norse look to it. One of the things I love about writing fantasy is researching other cultures and languages to help inform the world building 😊

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