The Order of the Flame
There are legends from times long past of an age without kings when the world was untied by an alliance between dragon and man. These are the legends of the order of the flame! When noble warriors soared on the winds and great wonders were worked upon the world. The order held strong for centuries. It was destroyed at last from within, brought low by the traitors from the Dark Union. War engulfed the world and civilization crumbled. By the time the madness had ended all had been laid to waste. The dragons of the order, wounded in spirit, withdrew into timeless slumber to await a time when the virtues of the order would be honored once again. For mankind the fallen age had begun. Centuries wore on, evil grew ever stronger until the vile banner of the dark union was raised once more. It was then that the warrior Pern found the resting place of the ancient dragon Ancalagon. Through the forgotten ritual of the bond their souls were joined as one and the first faint spark of the order was rekindled at last. Together they took to the skies like a rising storm driving back the forces of the dark union and ending their hope for conquest. Victory was theirs, but it came at a great cost. Pern had been poisoned by a wayward attack and both he and his dragon were waning fast from this plane and were soon to be taken by the raven queen. In a desperate plea to the God’s Pern begged they release Ancalagon from their bond and bond him to the order instead to protect the secrets of the riders. The Gods allowed this as a last gift to someone who’d done so much for them.