legends tell of a Dragon Empire spread throughout all of Altier Valley and even on the peaks of the mountains bordering it. However, legends also tell of the collapse of the Dragon Empire, ruined by the most powerful dragon of all – The Dragon Bathos. Supposedly this powerful dragon was locked up by all the other dragons because it controlled the realm all other dragons feared the most, which was death and disease. For thousands of years it remained locked in the earth below, but when one young dragon was curious of his existence, he manipulated this young dragon’s kindness and tricked it into releasing him. In a fit of rage, he destroyed the Dragon Empire in a single moon and slaughtered his brothers. This betrayed dragon, whose name was Bahamut, sacrificed its life to seal the Dragon Bathos into his prison once more, but the Dragon Empire was beyond repair and eventually vanished into the rocky ruins now explored by younger races. Various cults are devoted to releasing this all powerful dragon and reveling in his awesome power. The cults maintain that it is only a matter of time before his escape and seek to accelerate the day of reckoning that must surely follow. However, very few even know where to start when it comes to releasing this beast, and so they ransack Dragonian ruins for any clues and conduct horrific rituals of mass murder and torture in hopes of releasing the fury of The Dragon Bathos. There are many cults unrelated to each other which work independently of each other. Larger ones are made of many cells scattered across the valley that work independently as well, never knowing what the other cells’ activities are. It is rumored that the Ravalos Guild is also a cult to The Dragon Bathos, though most people consider even the existence of the Ravalos Guild a rumor unto itself.