The Weeping Dragon
"With her dying breath she sent a heartfelt plea to the rest of her race, and relaxed as she heard them rising into the air, keening as they retreated for the first time in draconic history. All was not lost; the dragons would live to see another day.
"And when they were ready they would topple Awiyn and return peace to the Dhére."
This is the dark age.
The Dhére Realm was once ruled by the Fey and the Dragons, working side by side. While they ruled together the land flourished, as did its people.
But then something changed. Awiyn - a fey elder - decreed that the dragons were dangerous and declared war, breaking an almost-forgotten peace treaty that had existed for centuries. He ordered an army of fey to destroy the dragons, and the ensuing battle was brutal and bloody.
Their numbers severely diminished, the Dragons left the Dhére, swearing that one day they would return to avenge their brethren and take back what was rightfully theirs.
Soon, almost nobody remembered the wisdom and justness of the Dragons. They became a story of legend; one to be told after darkness had fallen. The Dhére elders, led by Awiyn, ruled the land with an iron fist, terrified that one day the dragons might return.
For the dragons were always watching, seeking a way to reclaim their lost lands and to unite the two races once more.