Battles of Valerna: Discover the Dragons!
Circling Rhaava is the Red Moon of Drakha, home to the exiled dragons. Every twenty-seven years, when the Red Moon rises, the various dragon broods launch brief but deadly raids on Valerna. And for millennia, the history of the mortal realms has been shaped by the wax and wane of the Red Moon.
Each dragon brood has a single ruler, an azhurma (progenitor). The plots and schemes of the azhurma span several mortal lifetimes as they vie for supremacy against the other broods and plan their eventual return to Valerna.
Dragon Pack 1
This pack includes all 7 dragons from the Dragons of the Red Moon pack, as well as their extras. In addition, there are two more dragons, the Exor dragon and the brand-new Vexzilon Izerxzes.
The Lord of Radiant Dragons is one of the oldest living beings in existence. He remembers the rise and fall of Kadmos and was there when the Primordial Dragon fell at the hands of the Dragonbonded.
The greatest strategist and politician of Drakha, Aureus is also the most tolerant to mortals. For, like everything else, mortals have a place in Aureus’s grand plan. So it is that the wisest and greatest of mortals might be given a chance to live as servants in the Golden City, transcending the role of mere slaves, if only by a matter of degrees—that is, until their usefulness to His Radiant Majesty has expired
Baastherox is the mightiest dragon on the Red Moon. It was he who challenged Kadmos to single combat. Though he lost the duel, Baastherox held his own and survived when any other would surely have perished. All dragon-kind remember this deed, and many have tried to prove their own worth by challenging Baastherox. All have failed. Few now would dare face his might, and Baastherox remains unmatched.
A curse on his bloodline leaves him unable to sire offspring, and thus Baastherox stands alone, a brood of one. He is a creature of great focus, and it is believed that, should he so desire, he could topple entire broods. But his life is one of introspection. He no longer seeks destruction but, instead, waits patiently for the next challenger to find him, for he has nothing left to prove.
The azhurma of Brood Coatl, Kuxcoatl is arguably the greatest wizard in all the worlds. Unusually, Kuxcoatl was born a dragon-kin, one of the lesser ancestries of dragon-like beings that inhabit Drakha. Through relentless arcane study, Kuxcoatl awakened his true magical potential, challenging and defeating the previous azhurma in a sorcerous duel and transforming himself into a pureblooded dragon in the process.
Kuxcoatl values knowledge above all else and is driven by a desire to uncover every secret of Vaala, to improve his mind and amass true power. To Kuxcoatl, nothing is forbidden; the world is full of unknown possibilities, hidden behind the questions that others fear to ask, down the paths others are scared to tread.
Rawraxxa, azhurma of Brood Exor, is known as the mightiest predator of the Red Moon—and with good reason. A cruel stalker and hunter, Rawraxxa cares little for lesser life-forms, seeing the weak only as prey. For a mortal, to be taken captive by Rawraxxa is to face certain death in the Shrilling Sands.
Her disdain for the weak has led to her brood becoming ever stronger. The weak are hunted, and the strong survive. Exor bloodlines thus thrive, with only the mightiest or most cunning hunters surviving to impress their hunt-mistress.
The greatest of Ehrlya artificers, Dehrilya is believed to have reforged her own body at the heart of her volcanic home, thus herself becoming the brood’s most triumphant masterpiece. A living weapon, Dehrilya epitomizes the brood’s ideals, and her kin labor relentlessly in the hope to
impress her or, better yet, learn the secrets that will allow them to become like her.
For Dehrilya, function comes before form. If she creates a weapon, it must be the perfect instrument of death. If she creates armor, it must be nigh impervious. Her standards are often seen as impossible to meet, and her creations amongst the most powerful artiefacts in all the worlds.
More so than all other broods, Nix dragons depend on their azhurma, Nixis, whose immense power sustains the entire brood.
Once frail and weak, Nixis unlocked the secrets of death itself, seeing it as just another state that can be magically manipulated and controlled. Returning from the dead stronger than ever before, she alone has the power to bind a dragon’s consciousness to their skeletal forms, creating a brood that endures endlessly and fears nothing.
Sivax, the azhurma of Brood Magnifex, takes the greatest pleasure in beauty and sensations of any form. He sees artistry in excess and, over the centuries, has become numb to all but the strongest experiences.
He now finds pleasure in agony and music in the tortured screams of lesser beings. To be taken prey by Sivax is to face an eternity of exquisite pain. Sivax considers himself Drakha’s greatest artist and will experiment on everything and anything to achieve perfection in his pursuit of pleasure.
The greatest hunters of the Red Moon, Brood Exor are savage and ruthless. They move effortlessly beneath the Shrilling Sands, the deadliest desert of Drakha, burrowing unseen until the time comes to spring their deadly ambushes.
Exors delight in stalking lesser prey; they toy with their victims for as long as possible, savoring the thrill of the hunt before closing in for the kill. Exor dragons, like to pick fights, and they have been known to challenge and defeat even the mighty Fulgen dragons for the slightest of insults.
Hailing from a brood long-thought extinct on the Red Moon, Vexzilon Izerxzes is a mysterious dragon of extraordinary power, whose strength is said to rival even the azhurmas of Drakha.
Dragon Pack 2
For those who already own the Dragons of the Red Moon set, this second pack includes the two dragons that are not part of that collection – Vexzilon and the Exor dragon that we released through Tribes.
If you want to know more about the rest of the armies and support packs, then check out our main Battles of Valerna post.
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