The Icy Coast
Many centuries ago the dragons ruled most of the world. Some ruled with grace but most were power hungry and greedy, with little care for the lesser races.
A small group of heroes rose up and slew an evil black dragon known as Vexsilion. Arrogant in their powers, the dragons did not stop the resistance movement fast enough and soon this small group of heroes had gathered an army to defeat them, and so began the great Dragon Wars.
At some point during the war, the humans began capturing dragons and experimenting on them. It is rumored that a great magical artifact was constructed as a result which could be used to control a dragon.
Many dragons were slain during the Dragon Wars. When it became clear that they could no longer retain control of their kingdoms indepently, the dragons banded together and made one combined attack on the heroes’ stronghold. Ultimately, they succeeded in killing all 4 of the original heroes but only 7 dragons escaped. They carried the corpses of the 4 heroes away, along with any evidence of the magical artifacts they had been rumored to carry.
Few dragons remain in the world today. Those that do are cautiously hidden, laying in wait for a time when they may return to rule the world.