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BalinorII
Dragonlord
Faction information
Related to Human

Native range Albion


Affiliation Old Religion
Dragons
Wyverns

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
Aithusa
The Sword in the Stone: Part Two

Known Individuals Merlin, Balinor, Balinor's father and Balinor's grandfather

Status Near-extinct
A Dragonlord is a warlock who possessed the rare ability to tame and converse with Dragons. According to the Old Religion, Dragonlords were brothers to dragons through a connection of the soul, with the abilities being hereditary. This talent is passed down from father to son.

History

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 staying at 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).

Abilities

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 them from their dormant state and out of the shell with their name (Aithusa).

Trivia

  • Though currently unknown, Morgana will be able to communicate with the White Dragon, Aithusa in some way.

See also

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