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    Default Dragons of the Hourglass Sky

    As dragons are so pivotal to Dragonlance, we must keep track. These dragons of Krynn are trapped in the same Hourglass that counts down the end of time.

    What will they do?

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    Posted in chronological order of appearance in the campaign (the thread or the occasional side-quest tabletop session), presented for yuhs as a work in progress...
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    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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    Pitslang

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    Chapter 1: The Battle of Palanthas, p. 1-2 [Virgil present]
    Chapter 16: The High Clerist's Tower, p. 153 (cut scene) [Greensting present]

    Pitslang spitefully served the Dark Queen in the Black Wing in the War of the Lance. When the Black Dragonarmy was defeated, what forces remained were soon drawn to Sanction where Dragon Highlord Kitiara Uth Matar rallied her superior Blue Wing and remnants of the Dark Queen’s defeated Dragonarmies under her joint command. Shortly before the launch of Kitiara’s first campaign - to conquer Palanthas, the draconian rider assigned with Pitslang met an untimely end (with Pitslang as the likely culprit). The Bozak dragonrider’s seat was filled by Sir Virgil Halard, who went on to fight in the Blue Lady’s Army in the Battle of Palanthas. Pitslang and Sir Virgil were separated during the battle.
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    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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    Fireflash

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    Chapter 1: The Battle of Palanthas, p. 2 [Darvig, Echo, Bhatair, Tarsis, Cariannan, Tanis, & Lord Soth present]

    Tanis Half-Elven's mount after the Whitestone Council and during the final days of the War of the Lance, Fireflash had been one of the first metallic dragons to go to war against the Dark Queen's Dragonarmies, and also teamed up with Heroes of the Lance Flint Fireforge and Tasslehoff Burrfoot to slay a blue dragon. After the war was won, Fireflash and Tas went on to have many adventures of their own, for the bronze's exuberant personality went hand-in-hand with the kender's wanderlust. Four years later during the Battle of Palanthas, Fireflash was there to fight, bearing Tanis Half-Elven as his rider. The two landed in the streets of the battle-torn city, separating an impending duel between Sir Darvig Squireson, Knight of the Crown, and Lord Soth, Knight of the Black Rose. Fireflash was ignobly slain by an utterance from Lord Soth.
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    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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    Slither

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    The Gassy Adventures of Splat & Scrubby, circa Seventhmonth 356 (tabletop session of this campaign) [Splat & Scrubby present]

    Before the Merchant Monsoon went up in flames during Harkiel the Red's successful coup of Sanction, it was the envy of ship captains all across Krynn's oceans. A few months later after the Battle of Palanthas - where Captain Monsoon had rescued Sir Darvig Squireson, Sir Virgil Halard, and others fleeing the city by sailing the Bay of Branchala into Zeboim's Deep just before Krynn's first Magestorm laid waste to Palanthas - sailors' tales had begun to circulate among the crew of the Merchant Monsoon of "The Gassy Adventures of Splat & Scrubby". The two gully dwarves were the ship's cooks, at Captain Monsoon's behest. Never had they ceased to impress the crew of the Monsoon with their creative cuisine. Varying accounts of Splat & Scrubby's land adventures exist, yet the tale always begins the same. "Once while the ship be anchored 'long the coast, cap'n sending crewmen ashore for fresh water and food, the gully dwarves too went in search of specific ingredients sought after by Splat. There, the two had an amazing adventure of their own after stumbling into an old dungeon.... Some accounts even include bravery on part of the gully dwarves. Of the crew of the Merchant Monsoon, it is perhaps rig monkey Mad Mags who knows the truth of the tale the best, for she'd also raided unpopulated lands for resources with Splat. It was Mags' own adventure ashore with Splat that she'd come to grow the furry ears of a donkey (a more frightening tale than it might sound). As gully dwarves, Splat and Scubby's own version of their adventure sounds as distasteful as the sheer feat of standing close enough to them long enough to hear its entirety, their recount in Gullytalk nearly incomprehensible in the first place. Some discernible words in the Trade Tongue had surfaced to the deck of the ship's proud but gossipy crew about the gully dwarf cooks, however. They included the words "green", "dragons" (or "flagons" - still under debate), "eye" or "I"?, "miners" (or minors), "goblin" (definitely 2), and "red" (presumably not "read"). Along their adventures Splat & Scrubby had indeed tangled with the green dragon known as Slither. Among the loot the gullies returned from their adventure with were, indeed, red flagons. Captain Monsoon called for a toast!
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    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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    Steam

    Huge male Red Dragon

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    Virgil solo tabletop session in Northern Ergoth, circa Eighthmonth 356 [Virgil, Antimodes, Tarl Winterborne present]

    During the month the Knights had witnessed the tragic mass suicide of many of the village of Beacon's commonfolk - a result of the persuasiveness of Raistlinite Ivel Batavos - the Knights were assisted by two White Robes of High Sorcery, Antimodes and Tarl Winterborne, father of Tarsis Winterborne. The lighthouse that magically shone far north across the dangerous waters of Zeboim's Deep, through shadows and fog, guiding ships to harbor, also happened to be the tower of the wizard Tarl Winterborne. Antimodes had come to Beacon on his donkey Jenny. The White Robes were quietly spying on the activity and rituals of the new cult dedicated to Raistlin Majere. Indeed, the Knights and White Robes soon learned, Ivel Batavos was a true cleric of Raistlin. During one night of Virgil's stay in Beacon, at a meeting with Antimodes and Tarl, the great lighthouse shook as though it might topple. Yet there was no terrible storm blowing in from the sea. Tarl Winterborne, in an attempt to thwart dragon raids upon the village of Beacon, had subdued the culprit, the red dragon Steam. Restrained by large, enchanted, fire-resistant chains and collars and imprisoned in a large rock cavern beneath the tower's structure, Steam eventually strained so hard against his captivity, that he was slowly pulling the lighthouse's foundation out from underneath it, likely to trigger an eventual collapse of the tower. Tarl had made a critical mistake. Dragons were not pets. Virgil was persuaded by Antimodes to join the White Robe in facing off with the berserking, thrashing dragon as the tower trembled precariously from the dragon's rage. The events of the ensuing confrontation are known to but a few - the old White Robes and Virgil, as well as Steam, if the dragon yet lives.
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    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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    Blaize

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    Chapter 8: Skullcap, p. 81-89 [Isciira, Mags, Torvold, Mog Bonecutter present]
    +various tabletop adventures with a certain lucky kender

    For centuries, the brass dragon Blaize had been frozen in time amidst the haunted ruins of Skullcap, imprisoned by Fistandantilus when the Dark One's tower, Zhaman Keep, had once stood spiraling toward the sky in the Plains of Dergoth. Freed from his curse by the touch of the Torch of Sirrion by the hand of Mad Mags, the dragon mistakenly thought he was still in the time of the Dwarfgate Wars, convinced Torvold's wounds were from doing battle against hill dwarf axes. After learning the truth, Blaize then aided the Starsisters and Dwarves in gaining access to the chambers and lost treasures of Fistandantilus, including a spellbook called "Magic of the River of Time", which Isciira rightfully claimed on behalf of the Orders of High Sorcery. Innately inquisitive and talkative, Blaize barraged the Dwarves and Starsisters with questions. They updated the dragon on the events of the past 300 years, much to Blaize's chagrin. The dragon had missed out on the entire War of the Lance! Ultimately, Blaize learned of the recent deaths of Takhisis and Sirrion, and also the rise to godhood by a human wizard named Raistlin Majere. Swift to act, the brass dragon flew off on his first quest in centuries - to search every corner of Ansalon for his mate, if she was still out there. Amidst Magestorms and Lightstorms, Blaize has gone on to have many uncanny adventures with a certain very lucky kender.
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    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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    Sirenfal

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    various tabletop sessions with Blaize, Sir Owen Glendower, and a certain lucky kender

    Blaize's mate, Sirenfal is a brass dragon looked up to for her wisdom by even the ancient sphinx, lammasu, and shedu that guard sacred ruins amidst the vast Plains of Dust. She is greatly feared by lamia, gorgons, and younger white dragons that raid too far north of Icereach. Even hatori - the predatory, wingless, sand dragons of the Plains of Dust, shy from her passing. At Sirenfal and Blaize's reunion (in the presence of a certain lucky kender) there was much joy. After many adventures (and many dragon mating rituals), Sirenfal convinced Blaize that to potentially save Krynn from Raistlin Majere, they need embark on separate quests, and that Blaize needed the lucky kender more than she. Head drooped, Blaize agreed. Bittersweet, the brass dragons parted, for now. Sirenfal has since been rumored (in the alleys of the town of Pashin) to have allied with a Solamnic Knight of the Crown, Sir Owen Glendower.
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    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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    Murkuda

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    Chapter 9: Forge and Fury, p. 97-101 [Darvig, Virgil, Monsoon, Cariannan (post-resurrection), Splat, Scrubby, Arlot, Moscow, Fish Eye, Oswald, Tomen of Ergoth, Rags, Harpooning Crewmen of the Merchant Monsoon, Ameretta present]

    The Merchant Monsoon endured a capsize attempt by one of the most feared dragons of Zeboim's Deep, Murkuda, on their voyage from Northern Ergoth to Sanction. Just moments after Cariannan (who at this time was the first of the Heroes of the Hourglass to have been slain and resurrected by a Lightbolt, and was still recovering) had granted Sir Darvig his first Elven kiss. To make the situation of the sea vessel rocking uncontrollably even more precarious, Sir Darvig, along with Fish Eye, Oswald, and Tomen - crewmen of the Monsoon - were simultaneously rowing a dingy over the rolling waves in search of calls from a damsel in distress a short distance from the Monsoon. Many crewman were thrown overboard as Captain Monsoon shouted orders, crashing into shark filled waters entering a blood frenzy. Murkuda's long neck rose from the waves, jaws parted, and strafed the starboard side of the deck with water turned to scalding hot steam in the dragon's belly, killing several more crewman and badly burning Virgil. Yet, Cariannan and Virgil stood strong together on deck, firing arrows when they could, many of the dragon's tough scales shielded by its monstrous, impenetrable shell. Noticing her holy symbol of Paladine, Murkuda came for Cariannan, seeking to snag the elf off deck and dive to the bottom of the ocean, drowning her. Elven curve blade in hand, Cariannan's valiant stand against the dragon is still spoken of by those few who saw it. Though she was badly bloodied, she'd managed two nasty slashes across the dragon's neck, her blessed sword carving through the dragon's scales as if they weren't there. But Murkuda was just toying with them still. Though near death, neither Virgil nor Cariannan gave up hope. At that moment, Raistlin slew the god Reorx. The third New Star appeared in the sky, casting panic across Krynn. Murkuda, well-fed from the raid, retreated deep into the brine. Some crewmen ran in terror straight overboard. Monsoon and Moscow, the captain's First Mate, were nowhere to be found. No one was sailing the ship. Heroically, Sir Virgil Halard, Dark Knight, and Cariannan Oakleaf, Silvanesti Paladin of E'li - who'd healed Virgil's burns - worked together to fight their way to the wheel of the Monsoon, where Arlot Nightstrike happened to already be, cheerful as ever. Together, neither Virgil or Cariannan having any experience sailing a merchant-size ship (especially a battered and bruised one) the two miraculously managed to turn the ship around, later finding the adrift dingy thanks to Sir Darvig's idea of waving his glowing sword Lightstorm high in the air as a signal beacon. Without Virgil, Cariannan, and Darvig's courage and quick thinking, those in the dingy might have been lost. The Merchant Monsoon lost many crewmen during Murkuda's attack, but Sir Darvig and those in the dingy had recused a girl with webbed-fingers by the name of Ameretta. She was not a Sea Elf, she claimed, but like a fish she could swim, and swim off toward the coastline she did. Sometimes Darvig still thinks of her.
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    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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    Aqualung

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    Chapter 9: Forge and Fury, p. 103-105 [Darvig, Virgil, Cariannan, Arlot, Monsoon, Moscow, Stranded Pilgrims (Clerics of Hiddukel in disguise), Fish Eye & other members of Monsoon's crew present]

    "Unless it's to go ashore... I will never go in a dingy." - Sir Virgil Halard, his first thought after laying eyes on an amphidragon, nine days after the attack of the sea dragon Murkuda.

    As Virgil and others watched the dingy rowing away from the Merchant Monsoon, Sir Darvig, Fish Eye, and others aimed their rowing toward what appeared to be traveling pilgrims stranded at sea on a sinking ship. There was no one alive on deck but they. Aqualung belched seawater and fish as she rose from the deep, sending many into a desperate panic as the sudden waves nearly capsized the dingy. Warts and slime covered the hideous dragon's scales. Her toad-like mouth opened to regurgitate gouts of green bile over two sailors in the dingy. They died screaming, skin melting. Fish Eye, one of the few remaining crew members from Captain Monsoon's first sea voyage years prior, went to clobber the dragon with an oar. Aqualung shot a sickly red tongue that stuck to him like gum. The tongue snapped back like a rubber band, Fish Eye flailing and stuck to it. Aqualung swallowed him whole. Sir Darvig thrust his enchanted sword Lightstorm into the dragon, wounding it, yet upon withdrawing his sword from the wound, Darvig could see his god-granted blade sizzling from the vile, megalomanic dragon's stinking, eye-burning acidic blood. After Virgil's arrows and Moscow's crossbow bolts wounded the dragon further, missile fire raining on the dragon from the deck of the Monsoon, the dragon submerged into the sea not to reappear. The pilgrims were rescued and brought aboard. Later, the pilgrims would be discovered as clerics of Hiddukel in disguise, attempting to reshuffle the deck with Captain Monsoon. Learning of the plot by trusting Cariannan's feelings about the pilgrims, Sir Darvig and Virgil burst into Monsoon's quarters, interrupting a candlelit dinner. Once the servants of Hiddukel were all dead...well, that's a tale for another time.
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    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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    Harkiel the Red

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    Chapter 12: The Red Watch, p. 116-131 [Virgil, Darvig, Vanderjack, Andre the Hill Giant, Slith, The Red Watch, Albert, Cariannan, Arlot, Monsoon disguised as a Cleric of Chemosh, Captain of the Sanction City Guard Spiro Scrimshaw, Lord Governor Barenn of Sanction (Aurak draconian imposter), Bhatair Splitstone, Lord Governor Darvig Squireson 'Knight of the Red Crown', Tarsis Winterborne present]

    Harkiel the Red, who had aided Takhisis along with the Dark Queen's High Priest Wyrllish Parkane and a Black Robed wizard in corrupting the stolen metallic dragon eggs that gave birth to the race of draconians, has long laired somewhere in the depths of the trio of volcanoes known as the Lords of Doom that surround the city of Sanction on three sides. As the Merchant Monsoon finally anchored in Sanction's harbor after their long sea voyage from Northern Ergoth, fate would have that later that day would be the day Harkiel the Red made his move to conquer Sanction. Most of the fighting was a simultaneously timed attack at all the city's gates. The Red Watch - Harkiel's forces of Sivak draconians - who already marched the city in lieu of the Lord Governor's city guard under control of Captain Spiro Scrimshaw, was a presence at every gate. At Harkiel's eruption from the top of Mt. Thunderhorn, which also erupted, the Red Watch slayed the majority of the city guard. Darvig, Virgil, and Vanderjack, trapped and fighting to escape the city through the northern gate, watched as an army of ogres led by Andre the Hill Giant barreled down from the hills and mountains to smash the north gates, as Sivak draconians prepared to defend the gate. Harkel strafed most of the ogre army to waste with his fiery breath before they even reached the gates. Soon Andre the Hill Giant fell as well. Yet, inside the gates, Darvig and Virgil battled and slew the Captain of the Red Watch, the draconian Slith. Sails of ships in the harbor at the southern end of the city caught fire from swarming dives of red dragons whose size was dwarfed by the bulk of Harkiel. Mt. Thunderhorn had erupted and sent lava flowing into the bay, creating a vast landscape of thick smoke and steam. Lava-hot sea water ate at the hulls of ships. No ship was likely to survive. Cariannan, Moscow and the rest of Monsoon's crew, and supposedly Arlot (the kender was ordered to watch over Cariannan on the ship but couldn't resist seeing what Sanction's jail cell was like), were all aboard the inferno of the Merchant Monsoon, presumably. The Knights fought their way up the hill to the Lord Governor's mansion, for Virgil had been blackmailed by Hiddukel into slaying Lord Governor Barenn. No sooner did the Lord Governor perish from Virgil's poisoned arrow, he also exploded in flames. The Lord Governor Barenn was an imposter, a draconian. Had he always been? Harkiel crashed through the ceiling to land in the Lord Governor's vast throne room, shaking the mansion. A rare Aurak draconian named Commander Xix appeared through the corridors of magic, and took upon the magical likeness of Sir Darvig. Harkiel took flight, leaving the embattled heroes to face the new Lord Governor of Sanction - the disgraced traitorous Knight of Solamnia, Darvig Squireson, "Knight of the Red Crown". Though Xix escaped when the Knights and their allies rallied to near victory against the Aurak, Sanction now belonged to Harkiel the Red. Lava flowed down Mt. Thunderhorn toward the city left the Knights' little choice but to escape. Darvig and Virgil rushed northwest into the Khalkist Mountains toward Estwilde and the Throtl Gap, making for Solamnia. Outside the city walls of Sanction, they encountered a cleric of Chemosh, as yet unharmed by the chaos of the battle. When the cleric finally lifted his yellowed-skull mask, the Knights saw it was Captain Monsoon in disguise. After all, Monsoon had thought, who would stop to talk to a lone, slinking, cleric of Chemosh in the middle of a coup by Harkiel the Red, The Red Watch and swarms of smaller red dragons, all while lava flowed from the slopes of Mt. Thunderhorn in rivers that would soon surround the city, preventing any escape? Captain of the Guard Spiro Scrimshaw, Slith, and Andre the Hill Giant were slain that day. The current whereabouts and status of Bhatair Splitstone, Arlot Nightstrike, the human mercenary Vanderjack, Albert the Alchemist, the crew of the Merchant Monsoon, and Cariannan Oakleaf remains unknown. Darvig has a feeling, however, Cariannan is safe.
    Last edited by Bong Bellowsmoke; 10-18-2016 at 08:32 AM.
    The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."

    I will, Darvig uttered.

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