The Reign of Dregoth
Cult of the Dragon
The Cult of the Dragon has been a fringe presence in Raam for many years. Few knew that the cultists were actually advance spies for Dregoth’s invasion. They once could be seen preaching on street corners, thickly robed and bandaged as if diseased, moving in an oddly inhuman way.
The Cult is unwrapped now. Dregoth’s reptilian Dray walk openly in the streets of Raam, eliciting stares and reflexive bows before these new most-favored citizens. Many of the cult’s most influential have been elevated to Nawab status, granted the lands and titles of those deemed insufficiently speedy in declaring their loyalty to Dregoth the conquerer. The vast majority of the new race, however, continues to preach on street corners, this time teaching the divinity of the city’s new King, who came as the Dragon comes, but not to take away and consume the citizens, but to protect them. The Cult of the Dragon teaches that Dregoth, once a mighty king like any of the others in the Seven Cities, has seen the other side of death and returned with mighty secrets. The Cult teaches that Dregoth is now a god, a Dragon in his own right, standing in opposition to the mythical scourge that takes so many each year in tithe. The Cult teaches that Dregoth has stopped the Dragon Sacrifice, that as the New Dragon, he prizes his people, in life as well as in death.
Those poor, disenfranchised, and enslaved who would live in fear of the Dragon Sacrifice each year have taken kindly to this message, and the Cult of the Dragon has blossomed amongst the lower castes in ways the Temple of Badna never did. The more powerful wonder with trepidation, however, what will become of the city when the Dragon does not receive his due…