|Related to|| Human
|Native range|| Albion
|Affiliation|| Old Religion|
|Appearances|| The Last Dragonlord|
The Tears of Uther Pendragon: Part One
The Crystal Cave
The Eye of the Phoenix
The Sorcerer's Shadow
The Coming of Arthur: Part Two
The Darkest Hour: Part Two
The Sword in the Stone: Part Two
|Known Individuals|| Merlin, Balinor, Balinor's father and Balinor's grandfather
Following the Great Purge, when Uther Pendragon destroyed all creatures of magic, the Dragonlords were believed to have been wiped out. But one, Balinor, avoided persecution by escaping from Camelot with the help of Gaius. He went to stay in the village of Ealdor. Whilst there, Balinor met and fell in love with Hunith, but was forced to leave her when Uther was informed of his whereabouts. Several years later, Balinor discovered that whilst with Hunith he had conceived a son, Merlin, who inherited his father's Dragonlord abilities when Balinor died. Merlin then used this ability to defend Camelot from Kilgharrah (The Last Dragonlord).
Once they inherited their gift, all Dragonlords were able to speak to any Dragon in the language shared by their souls. The Dragonlords could use their abilities to force tasks upon Dragons, as they had no say in the commands they were given. This communication appeared to be, at least in some part, telepathic as Merlin and Kilgharrah were able to hear one another over long distances (The Last Dragonlord, The Crystal Cave). These abilities also worked on Wyverns, distant relatives of the Dragon (The Eye of the Phoenix).
They even have their own subvarity of magic, Dragonlords magic.
By forcing a Dragon to submit to them, Dragonlords can then ride the creature, giving them control over its natural might (The Tears of Uther Pendragon).
Only a Dragonlord can cause a Dragon egg to hatch, calling the mature embryo in the egg from its dormant state and out of the shell with its name (Aithusa).