Prompt: A dragon is kept as a guardian to defend hidden knowledge.
I thought today I would discuss what the dragons do in my books. I am sure that dragons serve other purposes in other books, but my dragons have a very specific job to do.
When I wrote yesterday I discussed the Sanctuary of Nine Dragons as well as the caves where the dragons live. I also mentioned that their homes along with the sanctuary were protected by magic shields. There is a very distinct reason why these areas are shielded. And that is because of the function of the dragons.
There are nine dragons that serve or have served as the Dragon Guard. Three of them have gone onto meet their creator, one has defected and five of them serve in the guard as messengers of Asha. They are seen guiding the princes and king in their decisions and life choices. They communicate directly with Asha and unless there is a serious issue that Asha choses to deal with personally, serve as a conduit between the Humans, Kningrad and Asha.
I also need to mention here that the Kningrad, an elven like people, have a closer relationship with Asha and the dragons than the humans. Their magic like the dragon’s is more powerful because of their relationship to Asha. They are sensitive to magic and can be called on to heal when all other healers have exhausted their talents.
Because of the laws of magic, and that is something I will discuss in another post, there are limitations to how magic can be used. And even the dragons and Kningrad are subject to those rules.
So to protect the Dragon Guards and their mission and to keep evil away magical guards have been placed on Imherp, the Sanctuary and the caves where the ddragons live.
The dragons: Myrria, Alorn, Cielo, Stefano and Dryas until she defects play a very important role in the lives of the characters.