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# Dragons of Hereva
Dragons have roamed the lands of Hereva for as long as memory could recall. They spend their days near their respective lairs. They are capricious beings, with their own desires and agendas. They regard humans as curiosities, and are fascinated that beings with such short lifespans are constantly inquiring about events they can't possibly know.
Dragons roamed the lands of Hereva for as long as any memory can recall. The time they aren't soaring over Hereva's landscape they spend guarding their lairs. They are capricious beings, with their own desires and agendas. There is even a myth that the sun of Hereva is comprised of two dragons fighting a continual battle and launching great bursts of flame at each other. Most dragons do not elaborate on this myth, and will quickly change the subject should it come up.
There is a myth that the sun of Hereva is comprised of two dragons fighting a continual battle and launching great bursts of flame at each other. Most dragons do not speak of this, and will quickly change the subject should it come up.
They regard humans as curiosities and are fascinated that beings with such short lifespans are constantly inquiring about events they can't possibly know.
Near the end of a dragon's life, they will head toward the three setting moons, near the temples of Ah. There they spend the rest of their days in quiet and contemplation. The members of Ah are respectful and do not disturb the dragons, unless a dragon initiates conversation. To disturb a dragon in these final days is considered anathema, and carries stiff punishments.
There is a type of dragon known as the Petite Dragon that has been known to be around members of Ah. Whether these can be considered "true" dragons or another species on Hereva has yet to be determined. After a number of years the members of Ah release these Petite Dragons into the wild, never to see them again. It is difficult to keep track of dragons in the wild as magical tagging never seems to stick on them for long. Some believe the dragons seen with members of Ah are actually young dragons, and the reason they often return to the land of the setting moons is because that is their home. Whatever the case, the dragons and members of Ah will not elaborate on their relationship.
There is a type of dragon known as the Petite Dragon that has been known to be around members of Ah. Whether these can be considered "true" dragons or another species on Hereva has yet to be determined. After a number of years the members of Ah release these Petite Dragons into the wild, never to see them again. It is difficult to keep track of dragons in the wild as magical tagging never seems to stick on them for long. Some believe the dragons seen with members of Ah are actually young dragons, and the reason they return to the land of the setting moons is because that is their home. Whatever the case, the dragons and members of Ah will not elaborate on their relationship.
Near the end of a dragon's life, it will head toward the three setting moons, near the temples of Ah. There it will spend the rest of it's days in quiet rest and contemplation. The members of Ah are respectful and do not disturb any of the dragons in the area unless the dragon initiates conversation. To disturb a dragon in these final days is considered anathema, and carries stiff punishments.
## Dragons and Hereva's pre-history
The Dragons of Hereva have lived in the land of Hereva long before human recollection. It wasn't until The Great Tree of Komona that the dragons took notice of the humans in Hereva. Whether that was because the humans didn't arrive until The Great Tree of Komona appeared is something the Komonan scholars wrestle to resolve. Many conversations with the dragons prove inconsistent at best and obfuscated at worst. One theory is that the dragons simply did not pay any attention to the humans until they wielded magic, much in the same way that humans don't pay attention to the ants until they start building superstructures in their back yard. Another theory is the dragons purposefully obfuscate human history, answering in riddles and conflicting details in the hopes of keeping humans away from some hidden lore.
The Dragons of Hereva have lived in the land of Hereva long before human recollection. It wasn't until The Great Tree of Komona that the dragons took notice of the humans in Hereva. Whether that was because the humans didn't arrive until The Great Tree of Komona appeared is something the Komonan scholars wrestle to resolve. Many conversations with the dragons prove inconsistent at best and obfuscated at worst. One theory is that the dragons simply did not pay any attention to the humans until they wielded magic, much in the same way that humans don't pay attention to the ants until they start building superstructures in their back yard. Another theory is the dragons purposefully obfuscate human history, answering in riddles and conflicting details in the hopes of keeping humans away from some hidden lore.
## Red Dragon (Fire Dragon)
* **Type**: Dragon
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# History of Hereva
## The Dragons and the pre-history of Hereva
The Dragons of Hereva have lived in the land of Hereva long before human recollection. It wasn't until The Great Tree of Komona that the dragons took notice of the humans in Hereva. Whether that was because the humans didn't arrive until The Great Tree of Komona appeared is something the Komonan scholars wrestle to resolve. Many conversations with the dragons prove inconsistent at best and obfuscated at worst. One theory is that the dragons simply did not pay any attention to the humans until they wielded magic, much in the same way that humans don't pay attention to the ants until they start building superstructures in their back yard. Another theory is the dragons purposefully obfuscate human history, answering in riddles and conflicting details in the hopes of keeping humans away from some hidden lore.
One prevailing theory is that the Dragons were involved in a war which brought about the formation of The Great Tree of Komona and the presence of humans. The theory posits that because most of recorded history starts with discovery of The Great Tree of Komona that it is directly related to the awakening of humans in Hereva. The theory splinters into two separate sub theories. The first is that the humans were somehow magically uplifted from their primitive beginnings. Unfortunately there is little archaeological evidence to support this theory. The second is that the humans were brought from another universe and quickly adapted to the magic of Hereva. This is the more accepted theory, but the question of who or what brought the humans and where they came from is still a mystery. Some believe the dragons of Hereva played a key role, but the dragons have proved unreliable and unwilling to provide any answers.
## The Great Tree and the formation of magic
Speculation abounds over what happened before magic was discovered in Hereva, but what is clear is Hereva matured quickly once magic entered the realm. The Great Tree of Komona figures prominently in the folklore of Hereva and its arrival signaled the birth of the magical age. None of the written records predate the blooming of The Great Tree, and some speculate that The Great Tree is really when Hereva came into existence. Whether that is true or not the birth of the great tree is marked as year 0 in the Hereva calendar.
## The blossoming of Hereva
With the discovery of magic Hereva transformed overnight. Grunts and gestures gave way to the written word and spoken language. Incantations were discovered and recorded, and before long schools formed to collect the various spells into books. So many spells were discovered that it was impossible to keep up and the schools began to specialize into the disciplines known to Hereva today. Some were open and welcoming to new members, but others remained more secretive and aloof. Schools like Hippiah, Magmah and Zombiah found ways to take the drudgery out of day-to-day existence while Chaosah preferred spells to control and direct the universe itself in minute detail.
For centuries these schools lived in harmony. Occasionally there were squabbles and bickering but everything remained civil.
## Wars between Magmah and Aquah
In **252** there was a brutal and all-encompasing war between the **Magmah** and **Aquah** schools. What started as a simple disagreement between **Magmah** and **Aquah** escalated into assaults on each other. Both schools enlisted aid from any schools they could and dragged whomever they could into the conflict.
During the years leading up to the war **Chaosah** grew in strength. They played **Magmah** and **Aquah** against each other and were responsible for escalating a few skirmishes into an all-out war. The fighting spread, and the other schools were dragged into the conflict. **Zombiah** was dragged into the fighting after an attempt from both **Magmah** and **Aquah** to secure more resources to build weapons. **Zombiah** took heavy losses during the attacks and used their magic to animate and re-animate both mechanical constructs and fallen warriors. **Hippiah** tried to stay neutral but in the wake of starvation they caved and used their magic to help supply any who came to them with food and shelter.
Nobody is quite sure why The **High Council of Ah** remained silent for most of the war, but historians point to two significant events that lead to their entry in **254**. The first was **Ah** noticing that **Zombiah** was re-animating their fallen warriors in large numbers. The predominant theory explains that such a large reanimation caused a disturbance in the spirit world, and Ah could not help but interfere swiftly to prevent such a disturbance. The second event was **Ah** realizing that **Chaosah** was stoking the fires of this conflict into an all-out war. Worse, they were using their advanced knowledge to poke holes into Hereva itself. The theory holds that The Great Tree of Komona was the last defense against the eventual annihilation of the reality of Hereva, and left unchecked **Chaosah** would poke enough holes in Hereva to cause irreparable harm. Regardless of the true reason **Ah** joined the fighting and immediately went after the witches of **Chaosah**. **Ah** systematically destroyed each witch of **Chaosah** in turn until only Cayenne, Thyme and Cumin remained.
Defiant, Cayenne and Thyme fought the forces of **Ah**. Cumin tried to escape but was picked off. Cayenne held an offensive position while Thyme attempted to summon up reinforcements. Unfortunately Thyme had not planned on the ferocity of **Ah**'s assault, and her spell began to use up the available Rea from the surrounding area. Cayenne was unable to block the power drain and both her and Thyme were ill-prepared for the ensuing rupture that killed them. It took several adepts of **Ah** to try to contain flow of Rea. The Great Tree, unbalanced by the destruction of **Chaosah** spewed Rea throughout Hereva with such force that it blew one of the limbs off of the tree (which later became Kerberos). The resulting shock-wave of Rea from The Great Tree explosion disrupted the rupture long enough for it to seal.
But the damage was done. With **Chaosah** destroyed the magic of Hereva was deteriorating rapidly. **Ah** enlisted **Zombiah** to revive what it could of **Chaosah**. Cumin was revived but that was not enough to restore balance. Reluctantly Thyme and Cayenne were revived and charged with finding a true heir to carry on the **Chaosah** school and train them. **Chaosah** was put under careful watch to ensure they were indeed training their school's heir.
The remaining members from the magic schools were assembled and a treaty was brokered, the results of which are stored in a magic lock-box visible only to select members of the schools. With the treaty came an end the fighting and bloodshed that almost destroyed Hereva.
The **High Council of Ah** determined that both **Magmah** and **Aquah** were to blame for the conflict. Because **Magmah** and **Aquah** began this conflict The **High Council of Ah** ruled that both **Magmah** and **Aquah** should suffer the ultimate shame of being re-named by the other school for 10 years. **Magmah** renamed **Aquah** as **Wharrgarblah**, and **Aquah** renamed **Magmah** as **Kielbasah**. The records for both schools changed immediately, and all references to the schools were magically altered to use the new names. Having served their sentences the names **Wharrgarblah** and **Kielbasah** have since reverted back to their original names ( **Aquah** and **Magmah** respectively ).
Soon after the treaty **Zombiah** focused on animating constructs and creating stronger materials. It's unclear if **Ah** was responsible for **Zombiah**'s change in focus, or if it became more economical to animate constricts than re-animate the dead. Only those with access to the lock-box know the truth.
## The Present
It's been 14 years since the end of the great war. **Chaosah** continues to train their heir under the watchful gaze of **Ah**. Magic is once again in balance, and the blight of war is being replaced with rebuilding and renewal. The ruptures created during the war let in a few beings from other worlds, and the burst of magic from The Great Tree has repercussions that are still being discovered. Hereva waits for the next adventures to unfold because Hereva hates boring.
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* [Creatures](https://github.com/Deevad/peppercarrot/wiki/Creatures)
* [Places](https://github.com/Deevad/peppercarrot/wiki/Places)
* [Magic system](https://github.com/Deevad/peppercarrot/wiki/Magic-System)
* [History](https://github.com/Deevad/peppercarrot/wiki/History)
* [Time System](https://github.com/Deevad/peppercarrot/wiki/Time-system)
* [Translation Dictionary](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zRqVAj8q1iHwOXQBplXp_DaoZyDgJ3uA0_st_iZEDGg/edit#gid=0)
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