WIP: Aetherium, and The Dragons' Greed Part One
Since the beginning of our world, the dragons were. Where exactly they came from has been the matter of endless speculation on the part of scholars, as even when they were among us the dragons were not keen on revealing such intimate secrets.
Of course, many mythologies offer their own definitive descriptions of how they came to be, the most common of which being that they were placed by the gods to protect this worlds energies from the forces of darkness.
Be that however it may, they were quite keen on preventing intrusion on sites containing
deposits of magical energies, which habit our ancestors were not too keen on.
When one studies the ancient magical traditions it may seem rather quaint; conjuring circles, power runes, mass chanting, blood rites, and the like all to produce what we would hardly consider 'magic.' As everyone but perhaps the most backward of primitives will know; none of these t