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Since the creation of the Earth, the dragons lived in the very center of the planet, for they were born of the molten rock and extreme heat. They swam through the magma like the aquatic creatures in the sea above. They had to fixed shape, their bodies being superheated from centuries in their boiling home, and lived off of the minerals in the surrounding magma that they absorbed through their bodies. It was a simple existence, with no predators and everything they needed to survive.
But, as tends to happen with creatures blessed with higher intelligence, not all of the dragons were content in their never-changing world, where time was measured not in minutes or days, but in heartbeats. Particularly a young dragon known as Sol, who had only lived a little over a century in human measure, became curious about the world that he knew was beyond theirs. So he led a small band of other dragons and bored a tunnel through the earths crust and burst in