Tinvaakin Kurtulmak

CategoryMage Guilds
RegionAerie of Dragons
HeadquartersDu'ul Hiim
Alignmentlawful evil
Symbolburning flags
Established10 Saunas 175 HE

Tinvaakin Kurtulmak is Draconic for "Speakers of Kurtulmak". In 1560 HE, they convinced Ashmerthoon's dragon emperor, a senile yellow dragon named Artang-Sund, into teaching them an ancient and very dangerous ritual. They convincingly told him he would be remembered for not only being a great ruler, but also a great teacher. The magic they learned was the Dragon Wake Ritual. It took another fifteen years to find the ingredients and synchronize with the needed stellar alignments.

They put the Dragon Wake Ritual to test on 12 Brightstar 1575 HE. It was invoked in the waning years of Mir'piamauza and Zeymah'kein. The Dragon Wake Ritual started the Third Dragon Wake (1575 HE - 1576 HE), a dragon scourge that sped the downfall of both Mir'piamauza and the Zeymah'kein. It also caused extensive property damage and heavy casualties in the lands of the Ashmerthoon. When the Third Dragon Wake ended, the Tinvaakin Kurtulmak secured the dragon ritual tome in a Living Vault; one requiring 22 separate keys to open. This vault hasn't been opened since the Third Dragon Wake.

Most of Tinvaakin Kurtulmak's guild members practice dragon sorcery. They know many unique spells. Some are limited to dragons or those of dragon blood. Tinvaakin Kurtulmak, like many of Ashmerthoon, are no friend to the dragons or the dragon-bloods. This is because of their long history of suffering under the boot of Artang-Sund. As a result, spells that would normally be limited to dragons or those with dragon blood, are modified to be used with sacrificial dragon blood instead. Once these elixirs are blessed by the high priests of Kurtulmak, they become vessels for casting dragon magic.

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