Lines in the Sand
The Draconic War
Over three hundred years ago, the humanoid races managed to create boats capable of traveling to the Western Continent. It wasn’t long, however, before the humanoids discovered that the continent was already under the control of dragons, who were not willing to share their power. Though the war lasted for a century and a half, the humanoids eventually won, and managed to pave the way to settle the Western Continent.
The Draconic War was important because it increased the amount of sea travel done, enabled colonization of the Western Continent, and created two races. Now the humanoid races have settled in the Western Continent. In addition, sea faring has become a major source of industry, as it is fairly necessary for trade. Finally, the losing dragons tried to create other kinds of soldiers, namely the Dragonborn and Warforged, to fight he war.
The war was led by a prototype dragonborn named Rhid. A tactical genius, his armies were brutally effective. The war would likely have been won by the Dragons had it not been for the Eightfold Tribunal. The Eightfold Tribunal was the ruling council of the Western Continent (one member for each specie of chromatic dragon). Although they made Rhid the commander of the armies due to his tactical brilliance, they eventually grew impatient with his tactics. They proposed increaingly risky ventures, occasionally overruling Rhid’s objections. They grew tired of the war and wanted a decisive victory, rather than waiting for Rhid’s machinations to fulfill themselves. This, of course, proved to be their undoing, for when they began ignoring Rhid’s strategies was when they started to lose battles.