The Five Dragon Clans
In the world of Dragon’s Ashes, there are five clans of dragons. These clans are divided by what kinds of magic they use. They came into existence after Anktra’s rebellion failed, to unite the free dragons all under one banner and train themselves in each type of magic. Some free dragons aren’t part of The Clans, but most are. The Clans are as follows.
The Clan of Summoning Magic, led by Recry.
The Clan of Sound-Based Magic, led by Tra.
The Clan of Illusion Magic, led by Bloodwing.
The Clan of Purifying Magic, led by Theo.
The Clan of Symbolic Magic, led by Anktra (Although he's the head of most free dragons, so he’s the ultimate authority when it comes to the clans anyway.)
The hierarchy goes like this for all of the clans:
2nd in Command
Now for a write-up on each Clan.
The clan of Symbolic Magic
Leader: Anktra (Rank implied by a Black Band with Purple edges on one leg)
Second in Command: Pyrvar (Rank Implied by a Black Band with White Edges) (Dragon)
Advisor: Torla (Rank Implied by a Black Band with Red Edges) (Dragon)
Elders: Arut, Dysyl, Keisiss, Ulrut (Rank Implied by a Black Band with Green edges) (All dragons)
Warriors: Mostly made up of dragons (Of all types but mostly Darc Dragon and Dreq Dragon varieties) with two griffins (Both being of the Treasure griffin variety), and about 20 Changelings. In fact, this Clan has the highest number of Changelings in The Clans and in Anktra’s Army in general. Some notable warriors are: Pavnaiss The Champion, Vuphelth The Firestarter, and Rymro The Loyal. (Rank Implied by a Black Band with Blue Edges)
Warriors-In-Training: Young adolescent soldiers who have not or still are learning the arts of war and magic. Mostly made up of dragons, with only a couple being changelings, and none being griffins. All of the griffins in this clan are adults, and most changelings are ones who joined the clans as adults. The warriors-in-training who are changelings are children of the changelings who joined as adults. Some notable Warriors-In-Training are: Culiass, daughter of Pavnaiss the Champion, Peigu, Son of Rymro the Loyal, and Iutunth, son of Vuphelth the Firestarter. (Rank Implied by a Black Band, with No colored edges. The colored edges are added later in life, as they rise through the ranks.)
Healers: The medics of the clan, who are skilled in magic that can heal and soothe. There are three of them, all dragons. Their names are: Eimayth, Frithu, and Tipu. (Rank Implied by a black band with red and white edges)
Healers-In-Training: Young dragons who are training to become healers. Currently in this clan there are is only one of them, a young changeling named Frephu. (No band implying rank)
Hatchlings: Young dragons under the age of a year old. (No band implying rank.)
The Clan of Purifying Magic
Leader: Theo (Only Clan to be led by someone who’s not a dragon) (Rank implied by a black band with purple edges on one leg)
2nd in Command: Gale (Also a griffin, and Theo’s best friend) (Rank implied by a black band with white edges on one leg)
Advisor: An older dragon (who is almost an elder) named Dalbo. (Rank Implied by a black band with Red edges)
Elders: There are two of them in this clan, a dragon and a griffin, named Neruss and Dovroa respectively. (Rank implied by a black band with green edges)
Warriors: In this clan, the number of griffins and the number of dragons is almost equal. There’s a few Changelings but not many. The types of griffins that belong to this clan are primarily Heraldic Griffins and Lupus griffins, although there are a couple Treasure griffins. As for the types of dragons that are in this clan are Naga dragons, Zilant dragons, and a few Everen dragons. Notable warriors are: Cimino the Bright, Syrraess The Dark One, and Zusselug the Gentle. (Rank implied by a black band with blue edges)
Warriors in Training: In this clan, currently, there are only two warriors in training, one being a griffin named Mylloa, and the other being a changeling named Pethi. (Rank implied by a black band with no colored edges.)
Healers: There’s only one in this clan, a griffin named Qudru. (Rank implied by a black band with red and white edges)
Healers-in-Training: None in this clan at the moment. (No band implying rank)
Hatchlings: None in this clan at the moment.
The Clan of Illusion Magic
Leader: Bloodwing (Rank implied by a black band with purple edges somewhere on his body)
2nd in command: Ades (Dragon) (Rank implied by a black band with white edges somewhere on her body)
Advisor: Iozyr (Griffin) (Rank implied by a black band with red edges somewhere on his body)
Elders: None in this clan at the current time.
Warriors: In this clan, the Warrior rank is entirely made up of Dragons, and no griffins or changelings. The type of dragon that’s most common in this clan and specifically this rank is Zilant Dragons, although there’s one or two Naga Dragons in the clan, and one dragon whose species is indeterminate, they may or may not be an Aido Dragon hybrid of some kind. Notable warriors: Nuzy The Fierce, Uvori The Dark, Bienot The Gifted(who may be part Aido Dragon), and Nizirth, The Lord of Ice. (Rank is Implied by a black band with blue edges)
Healers: This clan has none at the moment.
Healers-In-Training: This clan has none at the moment.
Warriors-In-Training: In this clan, there are currently three warriors-in-training. A griffin named Umoi, a dragon named Muphe, and a changeling named Arsoin. (Rank implied by a black band with no colored edges)
Hatchlings: None in this clan at the moment.
The Clan of Sound-Based Magic
Leader: Tra (Rank implied by a black band with purple edges somewhere on her body)
Second-in-Command: This clan does not have one at the moment, their last second-in-command recently died in battle (although some suspect that Recry, the leader of The Clan of Summoning Magic, may have killed him).
Advisor: A young dragon named Cryrsio. (Rank implied by a black band with red edges somewhere on their body)
Elders: In this clan, there are 8 elders, half of which are changelings, and half of which are griffins. They are as follows: Maivrass (Dragon), Udolth (Changeling), Fraelien (Dragon), Peldraid (Changeling), Chelud (Dragon), Xoadri (Changeling), Aypot (Dragon), and Durve (Changeling). (Rank implied by a black band with green edges somewhere on their bodies)
Warriors: This clan is made up of about a quarter griffins and the rest being dragons with a few changelings mixed in. The griffins in this clan are mostly hippogriff and heraldic griffins, with a few Lupus and Treasure griffins mixed in. The dragons in this clan are all Zilant, Everen, or Naga dragons, with a few Kulshedra dragons mixed in. This is the only clan that has Kulshedra dragons in it. Notable warriors: Andrer The Quiet (Dragon), Comba Eater of All (Griffin), Xeokait The Gifted (Changeling) (Rank implied by a black band with blue edges somewhere on their bodies)
Warriors-in-training: In this clan, there are 5 warriors-in-training, 2 of which are griffins and 3 of which are dragons. They are the following: Usul (Griffin), Ussay (Dragon), Ceku (Griffin), Chegau (Dragon), and Avoil (Dragon). (Rank implied by a black band with no colored edges)
Healers: This clan has two, a pair of griffins named Zeipur and Meizay. (Rank
Healers-In-training: A griffin named Zainia, who is Zeipur’s daughter.
Hatchlings: There are two Hatchlings in this clan but they’re both Griffin Hatchlings. Since they were just born, they don’t have names yet.
The Clan of Summoning Magic
Leader: Recry The Blood General (Dragon) (Rank implied by a black band with purple edges somewhere on the body)
Second-in-Command: Qundeit (Dragon) (Rank implied by a black band with white edges somewhere on the body)
Advisor: Orvae (Griffin) (Rank implied by a black band with red edges somewhere on the body)
Elders: None in this clan. (There’s a rumor in the other clans that Recry kills any dragon who gets weak or old enough to become an elder, but currently there is no proof whatsoever of this.)
Warriors: All the warriors in this clan are dragons. There’s a rumor Recry has an intense hatred for any creature that isn’t a dragon, but this isn’t supported by any evidence whatsoever right now. The dragons in this clan are all either Darc dragons or Dreq dragons, no exceptions. There are no changelings in this clan whatsoever, warriors or otherwise. The Advisor, Orvae, is the only griffin in the clan. Notable Warriors: Jitug the Dark, Qommid The Creep, and Aerrys the Warmheart. (Rank implied by a black band with blue edges somewhere on their bodies)
Warriors-in-Training: Far too many to list at the moment. (Rank implied by a black band with no colored edges)
Healers: A young dragon named Rytu is this clan’s only healer. (Rank implied by a black band with white edges somewhere on the body)
Healers in-Training: None at the moment. (No band showing rank)
Hatchlings: None at the moment.
So, that’s all of the current Dragon Clans. Some notes:
• Not all dragons are members of the dragon clans. Some dragon species, like the Naga Dragon, prefer to be alone. But some individual dragons just don’t support Anktra’s cause so they stay out of the clans entirely.
• Some dragons are considered completely mythical due to rarity – even by other fellow dragons – like the Aido Dragon or Kulshedra Dragon. The Aido Dragon more so than the Kulshedra dragon, because a few Kulshedra Dragons do exist within the clans, it’s just most have never seen one. Only one Aido Dragon has ever been confirmed to exist and that was a very long time ago.
• When dragons who are members of the clans come across dragons who don’t belong to the clans, or vice versa, often the result is a fight breaking out and serious to life-threatening injuries tend to occur.
• The clans existed in the past, but under different names. They weren’t all named for the types of magic back then, although the old names of the clans have been completely lost to time as far as anyone knows.