Chronicles of Draezoln

Tales of the world of Draezoln

Chapter 2-4

A deep rumbling greeted them as the gold dragon and half-dragon walked into the cavern. It echoed through the winding passageways, seeming to come from all around them as Solkh’Tolkharkha led the way onward. At first, Garkhen thought it was the earth itself rumbling, then that it was the sound of many dragons speaking, but finally he realized what it was—dragons singing. He could not quite make out the meaning of what was being sung, but the sheer power of the singing was itself awe-inspiring.

Garkhen was just about to ask his mentor about the song when another dragon stepped into the passageway from a side tunnel ahead of them. He was a large, green-scaled dragon—somewhat unusual to see in a setting like this, but not unknown. He saw Solkh’Tolkharkha and greeted him—with his full name, no less.

It is good to see you again, my friend, the green dragon said. Then he looked down at Garkhen. And who is this with you? It is unusual to see any of mixed blood here, much less one of chromatic blood.

Greetings, Zerkheth, Solkh’Tolkharkha replied, then added, My charge here is called Garkhen ze’Darkhen’Sem’dor,

“Guardian of Small Dragons?” The other dragon, Zerkheth, repeated in the Common Tongue, surprised, before switching back to Draconic. An unusual name, to be sure. Well, Garkhen ze’Darkhen’Sem’dor, I am glad to see another of similar blood to my own in the company of Bahamut. I hope you will continue in this path, and not fall prey to the passions of our brethren.

Thank you, sir, Garkhen responded, giving the green dragon something of a bow.

Zerkheth nodded back, then started down the passageway, talking as he went. I trust you have heard the reason for this Convocation? He continued without waiting for an answer. The news is most troublesome… but even more is the debate about how to proceed. That some of our number should be so involved in the affairs of Men…

We long ago gave the world over to Men by our own negligence, Solkh’Tolkharkha interrupted. If we are to be involved in anything beyond our lairs, we must be involved in the affairs of Men.

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So, a day late, but still, it’s a post! A fairly important one, too, though given that these books are basically the highlights of my characters lives, most everything is important.

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