First, to address the picture above. I thought it was amusing to include a reference to Shadow World, Dragons and the fact that it is a book although with no connection to Terry’s world.
Anyway, this is the second installment of “Named Things” where I’m noting certain elements of Shadow World that are worth indexing. Today, due to their brevity I’m grouping 2 categories in this post: Dragons and Books.
For those familiar with my take on the origins of the Dragonlords, I was attempting to put together a greater Dragon genealogy that went from the Dragonlords to their offspring. My assumption is that lesser Snakes, Serpents, Drakes and Wyverns were byproducts of Ka’ta’viir experiments in the late 1st Era, while intelligent, powerful Dragons were offspring from those Earthwardens that underwent the Ritual of Ascension.
So after a search through the various canon SW books I came up with a list of all the named Dragons (exclusive of the 6 Dragonlords):
Ssamis T’zang, The Light Dragon
Kaedan, Undead Gas Dragon
Vaalg Stoyy, Fire Drake
Motar Voorg, Red-Gold Dragon
Ssoei Womiis, Gas Drake
Ssoei Womuul, Gas Drakes
That’s it. I thought for sure that there was about twice as many tucked into the expanse Timelines, but in reality, there are only 6 named Dragons presented by Terry. Given the scarcity, I revised my plan and made the named Dragons above part of the few original Earthwardens that underwent the Ritual during the Interregnum.
I’m a sucker for cool, ancient tomes of magic and power. They can be great plot devices for adventures, provide knowledge and spells to the group, or exposition to a campaign. Certainly Shadow Worlds immense timeline begs for the need to transmit ancient knowledge or history to the players, and lost tomes can be a great way to do so. So what books can be found in Canon?
Book of Gates
Book of Theky’Taari
Syka’av Klytaru (The Book of Lord Klysus)
Omiar Akalataru (The Codex of Lord Akalatan).
Book of the Ring
Book of Air
Book of Earth
Book of Ice
Book of Light
Book of Water
Again, far less than what I would have guessed! Did I miss any named Dragons or Tomes?