Dragonkin Conflicts

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The Dragonkin Conflicts were a series of attacks by the Necrosyrtes, a group of Dragonkin who spread terror to cool their rage. They started immediately after the God Wars and lasted for approximately a hundred years.

After the abuse of the Stone of Jas by Saradomin and Zamorak during the God Wars, the Dragonkin, unable to stop them, were tortured by Jas' curse and thus cooled their rage by attacking human settlements as the Fourth Age began. Being largely resistant to conventional weapons, the Dragonkin were left unchecked.

During the Conflicts, many fled far west to Zeah, and founded Hosidius and Shayzien.

Turning the tide[edit | edit source]

As the conflicts escalated, humans found a way to harm the Dragonkin via weapons from Kethsi, and begun to turn the tide on the battle. Seeing this, Zorgoth, a Dragonkin, began to perform experiments with other Dragonkin on dragons, who were bred from lizards infused with the lifeblood of Dragonkin. Their aim was to turn the tide of the war back in their favour, by creating dragons possessing greater strength and aggression by injecting them with spores from certain fungi. The first of these experiments took place in a laboratory on Crandor, where they had succeeded in giving a green dragon heightened aggression after hundreds of trials.

Dragonkin experiments[edit | edit source]

As their experiments continued, they had moved to a different laboratory, this time on Ungael. Here, they had changed the test subjects from green dragons to blue dragons. This resulted in the creation of at least two vorkath - they had increased strength, but were even less aggressive, most likely as a result of their undead nature. Zorgoth destroyed one of them in a rage during an unknown incident. As the operation grew larger, he ordered the construction of the Lithkren Vault on Lithkren. Eventually, human forces discovered the island, prompting Zorgoth to abandon the island, keeping the remaining vorkath there to serve as an obstacle.

Battle on Lithkren[edit | edit source]

On Lithkren, their largest laboratory, they continued their experiments, abducting creatures such as demons, giants and spectres as well. This eventually attracted the attention of heroes Robert the Strong, Aivas, Camorra Shayzien and Tristan Corvo after sailors spotted an island with Dragonkin architecture as they were forced to take different routes. The four led an assault on the island, where they eventually encountered a Dragonkin by a set of grandiose doors. This assault enacted the emergency protocol in the Vault, which placed it in lock-down, trapping Zorgoth within.

The Dragonkin attempted to open the doors leading to the Lithkren Vault, ready to release their "ultimate weapon", but was slain by the four before begin able to do so, but not before killing Aivas.

Fearing what may lie behind the doors, the heroes decided to split the dragon key that the dragonkin left behind, and hid the pieces around the world. Robert hid two key pieces in Ungael and the Karamjan Temple in the Kharazi Jungle, Tristan buried one key piece in Mort Myre Swamp, and Camorra travelled far west to Zeah, eventually founding Shayzien. After her death, she hid her key piece in her coffin in the lowest level of the Shayzien Crypts.

The end of the Conflicts[edit | edit source]

Robert fights against a dragonkin.

Eventually, after nearly a hundred years, Robert and his panther, Odysseus, managed to drive the Dragonkin back to their fortress, where the pair confronted one of them. During the duel that ensued, Odysseus was killed by the Dragonkin and Robert nearly fell as well, but he managed to kill his already wounded opponent. As the Dragonkin fell, his brethren refrained from further attacks, marking the end of the Dragonkin Conflicts.

Zorgoth's release[edit | edit source]

Zorgoth is released from the Vault after nearly two thousand years.

During the Fifth Age two thousand years later, an adventurer and Dallas Jones, an expert on dragons, unwittingly opened the Lithkren Vault, whose key was split by the Fourth Age heroes long ago, and freed Zorgoth.

During his imprisonment, he had managed to perfect the ultimate weapon. The weapon was Galvek, a dragon with elemental powers and the ability to control the minds of other dragons. With the Vault unsealed, Zorgoth left the vault, after killing Dallas, and began to gather the world's dragons to Ungael in order to launch an assault on the human kingdoms.

An adventurer faces Galvek.

Seeing the threat that Zorgoth posed to the world, the kingdoms of Gielinor, namely Asgarnia, Misthalin, Kandarin, as well as the Fremennik Province, Burthorpe, and Camelot, stood united against the dragonkin threat, and planned an assault on Ungael.

The assault was a success, resulting in the deaths of Galvek and Zorgoth, but not without many casualties from the united kingdoms, and Bob the Cat.