The Price of Generosity
The Dragon Empire
The greatest human kingdom, the Dragon Empire is ruled by the Emperor from the capital city of Axis. It is made up of most of the civilized lands of the known world, and is kept relatively safe thanks to the Emperor, the Archmage, the Priestess, the Great Gold Wyrm, and the Crusader. The Elf Queen and the Dwarf King indirectly protect the Empire by defending their own peoples against other mutual threats making the elves and dwarves de facto allies.
After the Stone Thief was summoned by Lan’Lei to attack Draven Halfhand, Second Blood and the Crusader were engulfed, a fifth of the city’s population were missing or dead, and the Emperor was rumored to have been injured. The Dragon Empire is said to now be ruled by a steward. The attack, along with the ominous results of the Soothsayer of Spears’ predictions from the Festival of Spears have lead to widespread fear and uncertainty regarding the future of the Empire.