Third Dragon Wake

Níðhöggr lays waste to Lumnaar Hok
CategoryEvents
RegionsAerie of Dragons, Grashakh, others
Period1575 HE - 1576 HE

The Third Dragon Wake was started by the kobold sorcerers of Tinvaakin Kurtulmak. They took the great risk of invoking a powerful dragon ritual spell, the Dovah Vopraan, knowing that they too might suffer if the legends were true about what happens during a Dragon Wake.

The Third Dragon Wake was even worse than the legends. The dragons that came out of their slumbers were some of the biggest and meanest wyrms we had ever seen. These were obviously beasts on sleep cycles lasting centuries. A few of these dragons hadn't spread their wings since the time of angels and titans.

It is said that during a Dragon Wake, the dragons have all their mental facilities, yet display almost unbounded rapacity, more brazen and an unquenchable hunger.

Time and time again, we tried to buy off an attacking dragon, only to have it turn on us a few days later. The dragon frenzy was not limited to just the chromatic dragons, the others also acted unusual, though they at least were less likely to renege on deals.

The Third Dragon Wake had its pluses, like ushering in the downfall of Bael Turath and Arkhosia, and culling the dragon population and other problematic tribes around us.

- Grishnag, of Tinvaakin Kurtulmak, from his book - "The Third Dragon Wake"

Like previous Dragon Wakes, the dragons of the Third Dragon Wake caused mayhem and devastation across the Aerie of Dragons and into adjacent regions. This devastated the civilizations of Bael Turath and Arkhosia. This was not an accident, but the goal of Ashmerthoon and their god Tinvaakin Kurtulmak. The dragons also attacked those who had abruptly made all the dragons wake on cue. Ashmerthoon lost a quarter of her population to the dragon scourge and suffered massive property damage.

The Third Dragon Wake lasted only a year, yet set the course for the downfall of both Arkhosia and Bael Turath. Their downfall allowed Ashmerthoon's economy, population and territory to grow and made them an uncontested power in the central reaches of the Aerie of Dragons for nearly a 1,000 years.

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