The Powers of the Realms
The Ancient Races
The Ancient Races
When the gods Sera’, Draco, and Fagaras attempted to “rebuild” things, they tried to remove the Ancient Races from the Realms. In some ways this worked, as the majority of the Ancient Races that survived are now gone. However some are still here. It is my personal theory that the Ancient Races held some inherent power that set them apart. And if they chose to stay in the Realms, doing so stripped them of this power. While those that left kept it. While I have no proof, it seems the most logical possibility from my research.
The Asurians were a lizard like humanoid race that supposedly thrived upon corruption and decay, eventually destroying their own homeland. This lead them into a deadly war against the Sastrans when they tried to take the Sastran lands for their own. Ultimately this lead to their demise as the Sastrans defeated them. In retribution they cursed the Sastrans by corrupting some of their kind to feed off of their own, which resulted in the creation of vampires.
Kratine the God-King of the Asurian race never died. He is in existence to this very day and is revered by the city of Remeumpton, named for the High Priest Remeumpton.
The Sastrans are described as being “the perfect human beings”, in touch with the arcane, the divine, and life itself. Little is known about them beyond their war with the Asurians, but supposedly their gods decided that it was better to leave than to stay and fight in the wars between the Ancient Races. At some point after the Asurians were defeated, the Sastrans vanished.
The god of secrets, Draco, doesn’t much like demons. As such, he let out this little known piece of information. In the War of the Ancient Races there was only one victor, the Shifters. And it was they who bound the Demons into servitude to defend the world against annihilation, to serve as they final line of defense.
There are theories that the Celestial Dragons spawned both the Angels and all of the breeds of Dragons.