A Dragon Wake is an awakening of dragons across a vast region - sometimes covering multiple continents. The First Dragon Wake (9251 GE - 9269 GE) was started by Bahamut. The ritual to awaken the dragons used the head of a demon prince personally slain by Bahamut. When the ritual was completed, all the dragons of Midrêth were alerted to a summons, those asleep awoke from their slumbers. Any magic that was dominating them was also immediately broken. This resulted in the freedom of good, neutral and evil dragons from demon influence which helped the forces of Asmodeus in the Hoof Front.
Upon leaving their lairs, they knew why they were awakened and it was up to them to answer the summons. Most of the good dragons answered the summons of Bahamut, while many of the evil went to the banner of Tiamat. A few of the neutral dragons committed to the effort, but most saw the Demon Spawn War as the greater conflict and went to the banners of the gods and angels fighting the demons.
- Gulân Shind, 2nd Rank Third Line of the Third Hammer of Khage - "Dragon Rampage"
During the First Dragon Wake, the demon infiltrator Xuodohn succeeded in getting close enough to Bahamut so that he could read the mind of the platinum dragon and steal the knowledge of performing the Dovah Vopraan ritual. Xuodohn, then left the area by turning into smoke and disappearing with the normal smoke rising up through a chimney. Once sufficiently away from the area, and out of the fortress's travel impenetrability casing, Xuodohn used his teleport spell to get back to Tiamat's headquarters Suldaan Mithil. He turned over the information for the Dovah Vopraan ritual to Tiamat. Since that time, Tiamat has passed on the knowledge of this ritual to her most loyal mortal agents.
Successive Dragon Wakes have been done by the same ritual as the one done by Bahamut. The Dragon Wakes that have come after the First, have been considerably weaker than when Bahamut did the ritual. Dragon lore masters say that this is only natural, given that the ritual uses dragon magic, and that when done by a dragon, and one as mighty as Bahamut, it will be near its peak power.
|First Dragon Wake||God Era|
|Second Dragon Wake||Lith-Crillion Era|
|Third Dragon Wake||(1575 HE - 1576 HE)|