After the arts of the dragons reached their height, there was a necessary and inevitable descent into the over-sophisticated.  The latter efforts of the dragons brought out the florid and bizarre races: Haaverkin, Southling, and Drowned.

The Haaverkin have spent the centuries since the fall of dragons clinging to the frozen ports of the north.  Their foul and aggressive temper is not a sign that they were bred for war, but that an animal let loose without its master with revert to its bestial nature.  While they are large as the Yemmu, this is due to the rolls of insulating fat that protect them from the cold north, and their broad tails aid them in swimming through waters cold enough to kill another race. The facial tattooing has been compared to the Kurtadam ritual beads by those who clearly understand neither.

The Southlings, known for the great black night-adapted eyes, are a study in perversion.  Littering the reaches south of Lyoneia, they have built up a culture equal parts termite hill and nomadic tribe worship.  While capable of sexual reproduction, these wide-eyed half-humans prefer to delegate such activity to a central queen figure, with her subjects acting as drones.  Whether they were bred to people the living deserts of the south or migrated there after the fall of dragons because they were unable to compete with the greater races is a fit subject of debate.

The Drowned are the final evidence of the decadence of the dragons.  While much like the Firstblood in size and shape, the Drowned live exclusively under water in all human climes.  Interaction with them is slow when it is possible, and their tendency to gather in shallow tidepools marks them as little better than human seaweed.  Suggestions that they are tools created toward some great draconic project still in play under the waves it purest romance.

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