Earth quake kills 5 eggs, unleashes the minions of hell, before kept in place by some old-forgotten magic spell. But the hell dragons are running scared too! Seems everyone both above and below the earth were in peril of a new - or a very old? - threat.
Cheesy refugees + hatchlings. Dinos. Followed by all manner of dragon, all uncharacteristically cooperating to escape the menace. Overcrowding at Trans Lucia Materna's spot, too much excitement for the undead hatchlings. She organises everyone to move on, with groups that can help each other suffer the necessary privations.
Larger dragons carrying the hatchies of all breeds, and sometimes the adults as well. The livelier breeds ranged ahead, seeking the best route in the direction of the wilderness, south of the ridge, where few had ever been, but where all dragons knew there was plenty of room and food, and varying biomes, but also dangerous wild dragons.
Something drawing any magi-tenet to converge on Alpine Ridge. From summoners to guardians of N, to warriors of previous wars against Vamps. Even those few surviving humans, lacking in magic though they were, felt the pull.
Undine army & the GoNs. Spiteful crow's army of vampires.
Meanwhile. End of peaceful state held in place by the KayMac Concordat. Assassination of Emperor. By vampire? Or by the heir to the throne, who just happened to visit not a week after the death of her uncle. A lady with a sobering history of death and murder in her unique family history.
Body guards executed for failure to do their duty - they made no attempt to defend themselves, and refused to explain what had happened. Unlucky witness killed by the assassins. The water walkers blamed and executed, but many thought that they were patsies.
Agent 99 & 86 sent into the outlying volcanic islands, MIA.
Spice City was unprepared for the avalanche of refugees that started to come in from every direction. The desert dwellers demanded safe haven after being attacked by ??? in the north. Some of those living in the volcanic regions closer to the city came in with hair-raising stories of creatures from hell, and great lava flows into a massive rift in the earth.
The dragons of the CoastEdge Woods and the Desert Rim Settlement banded together, all differences forgotten, and even let Sanaa Ice guide them, as they pushed forward and upward towards what they hoped would be safer land above the waterfall and in the environs of the Temple Of The Moon. The Magenta Retinue changed course suddenly midway through their 'processing', much to the surprise of all the dragons of the court, except the Magis, for whom this entire mission had always been to get to the Temple in time to avert some of the chaos.
Historians mistake. The breeds normally in hostile contact with Black Teas, is Ridgewing. Because there had been the odd misunderstanding about BTs mistakenly eating a young RW, thinking it was a butterfly. Like the pretty insect, RWs were attracted to the scent BTs emitted, and often the young ones hovered a little too close, and got swiped as well. So was very unusual to see the two breeds living together in relaxed harmony. This is what Mister Mac saw and it was a revelation.
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