Dragons are sentient aliens from a parallel universe:
They dwell in a parallel universe or dimension. For the sake
of this paper
we will call that dimension or universe Drakonia. It is
separated from earth by a null space that is generally
referred to as The Void. This null space forms a barrier
between all the various dimesions.
Time flows at a slower rate in Drakonia. A healthy dragon's
life span is around 2-3000 years in earth time or about 400
Drakonian years. They continue to grow in mass (weight and
of their life span. Unlike humans who grow based on physical
resources consumed, Dragons' mass is directly related to thier
'spiritual' growth and development.
Dragons, as a race, tend to look on human in a benevolent
fashion like younger brothers or students. Individual
relationships with humans are seen as an opportunity for
the dragon's spiritual growth; although, humans are not
the only sources for relationships of this kind.
There is a small minority of dragons that have a more
antagonistic view of mankind. Just as with humanity,
these darker aspects of the dragon race have historicly
gotten more press and notice. Many of the myths and
legends of destructive, fire breathing, monsters have
been about this minority of dark dragons. Originally,
these stories were "news" because everyone at the time
knew that most dragons were benevolent. Back then no one
took the time to record the positive dragon relationships
because it was always assumed to be public knowledge.
Following the middle ages, most of the dragons left;
the only remaining records were of dark dragons and
their violent sagas.
Dragons have the ability to cross the dimensional barrier
but require the assistance of humans.
They need a telepathic connection with an individual on
this side of the void, to act as a kind of landing beacon.
To be this 'beacon', an individual must have an
inherited ability to make the connection or call
dragons. There are several genes in
the individual's genetic stucture that are associated
with this ability to call dragons.
Additionally, the dragon caller or beacon must have
the intellectually flexible to admit the existence of
dragons. The calling of dragons is, in one sense, a
leap of faith. You have to decide to believe befor
you will be able to see.
Finally, the caller must have a need or inclination
to reach out and make the connection.
The individual usually has some intellectual or spiritual
appeal to the dragon called. This is not an absolute
requirement. If you pester a dragon long enough he or she
will respond regardless how unsavory the individual appears
to the dragon. Their usual initial response in such cases
is "Hmmm, maybe you'd look more appealing cooked,"
accounting for some, but not all, stories of human
The more people that generally believe in dragons the easier
it is for them to cross the barrier. Residents of Drakonia
are more generally attentive to Earth's dimension when more
people believe in their existence.
Faith is a strong spriritual power that dragons can tap into
to facilitate crossing the void. The more spiritual power
directed towards them the easier it is to cross. This
power is drawn through the dragon calling individual.
In some cases the individual alone has a strong enough
belief in dragons to facilitate the crossing.
Sybiotic Relations with Dragons.
When a dragon crosses he does so in part by establishing a
symbiotic relationship with the individual who called him
on this side. This relationship varies in strength
depending on a lot of factors. The common terms that
reflect the strength of the relationship and symbiosis
are as follows:
Dragon-cousin, layman, or visited.
The human is able to communicate with the dragon
but is unable to provide the necessary catalyst
for the dragon to establish a presence within
the human perceptual range (see, hear, smell,
touch). The dragon is limited to invisible
There is a connection to the intellectual
consciousness of the layman but little or no
emotional or spiritual connections.
This level of relationship is very susceptible to
outside influences such as the general social
consciousness of the symbiont's peers.
Connections are generally intermittent and
Often the human, as layman, has only a partial
set of the genetic structure needed for symbiosis.
If the cousin has the full set of abilities, it
may be that they are aculturated to resist
the connecting symbiosis. The frequency of
this level of talent generally run about
1 percent in the general population.
Most cousins are able to communicate with dragons
on only a subconscious level. A rich dream life
filled with dragons can be indicative of this
level of relationship.
Dragon-brother, Dragon-Sister, or Dragon-Rider.
This relationship is characterized by either a
strong emotional connection, a strong spiritual
connection, or a mild connection on both the
spiritual and emotional levels. The dragon's
connection to the intellectual consciousness of
the brother is stronger than a layman or cousin.
The brother has the complete set of genetic
abilities to establish symbiosis. The
relationship is generally consistent and grows in
strength and depth over time. In the general
population, the genetic pattern needed for this
level fluctuates from 1 in 10,000 to
1 in a 100,000. It is theorized that 20,000
years ago, the occurrence may have been more
predominant with rates of 1 in 10 to 1 in 100.
The loss of large numbers of dragon lords in
past seriously depleted the available genetic
At the dragon-rider level, the bond between human
and dragon is strong enough for the dragon to be
manifested on most of the planes of our existence:
physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual.
Hense, the Dragon can establish a physical
presence that is complete and tangible.
The brother is able to communicate affectively
with his paired dragon on a psychic level. They
can share thoughts, emotions, and even physical
perceptions. They can see through each other's
eyes, feel each other's emotions, hear through
each other's ears.
A Dragon Rider can sense the presence (invisible
or otherwise) of other dragons. His communication
with other dragons is severely limited and usually
limited to the physical perceptive sphere. For
example if a dragon speaks even physically or
signs to the individual in human or Drakonian
languages the brother can hear and understand.
At the brotherhood level of symbiosis, the human
can communicate psychically only with the dragon
he or she is bonded to.
If the symbiotic brotherhood relation is extremely
strong and the human half of that relationship
dies suddenly and tragically, then the dragon
half may become stranded on earth. A stranded
dragon will remain hear until supplied with
sufficient psychic energy to return to his own
dimension. Strong human emotions and will power
act as a catalyst for the revitalization of
the dragon's basic psychic energies.
Dragon-priest, sensei, wizard, master.
At this level the relationship is so strong that
the psychic abilities of the bonded dragon flows
freely across the symbiotic connection to the human.
From a genetic ability stand point, the drakonian
oriented genes are supplemented by generally higher
intellectual and social talents. 1 in 5 dragon
riders could eventually develop relationship to
this level with extensive study and apprenticeship
under a sensei. 1 in 100 dragon riders develop
to this level on their own without a mentor.
The sensei can see invisible dragons, and hear
their open psychic communications. The human at
this level level can often establish psychic
connections to humans at the lower levels through
their draconian symbiot. The sensei or priest can
thus offer guidance and counseling for brothers
and cousins that will improve the strength of
their relationships with their dragons.
The sensei can usually speak to stranded dragons
and facilitate their return to Drakonia. Many of
the stories of "slayed" dragons are simply the
result of a dragon master freeing a trapped,
stranded dragon to return home.
Wizards, priests, and sensei's can maintain
invisibility and use other telekinetic powers
common to dragons. This including pyrotechnical
manifestations (psychic manipulation of fire).
They are not all powerful, they cannot teleport
themselves across space or time. Most psychic
manifestations by require expenditures of personal or
human energy and resources. Usually these
expenditures are at a much more efficient rate.
Telekinetic work can burn 5 to 50 percent of the
calories needed to do the same work by hand. The
efficency rate is dependent partially on the strength
of the symbiotic relationship between wizard and dragon;
and partially on the skill of the wizard.
As a by product of the telepathic and telekinetic
powers, a sensei, priest, or wizard can heal
injuries in other humans. This ability is limited
by the sensei's amount of medical knowledge which
allows him to understand the nature of the physical
Most humans at the sensei level manifest improved
resistance to aging and resistance to any kind of
physical illness. After reaching this level of
relationship, the sensei or priest ages at about
1/4 the rate of normal humans. Brothers who
reach this level generally do around age 45-55 and
hense live past 180 earth years old. A human
reaching this level as a teenager could expect to
live to be 250-350 years old.
A dragon lord can maintain a psychic presence in
Drakonia. The lord can sense activity in Drakonia
and project his connection across the void to
contact any dragon in Drakonia.
Lords can teleport along spacial dimensions, i.e.
from one place to another. Their temporal
teleportation (moving from one time to another)
is generally limited to forward movement into
They can also psychically explore other dimensions.
Older dragon lords tend to spend more and more time
exploring other dimensions psychically until they
fade from this dimension completely. No dragon lord
has ever died in this dimension.
Dragons generally appeared as large winged creatures in this
dimension but can take on more humanoid form. Size and shape
are partially defined through the symbiotic relationship with
the human that called them.
Dragons can psychically control the what they refer to as
phasing in this dimension. They can thereby control the
amount of matter their bodies manifest in this dimension.
From the human point of view, dragons can become translucent,
transparent, or disappear all together while maintaining a
presence and perceptual awareness through their symbiotic
relationship with their human counterpart.
Dragons can shield their thoughts from each other and from their
bonded human halves. However, the stronger the connection
with their human counterpart the more leakage around the
shield occurs. Dragons do not normally shield their thoughts,
feelings, or spirits; however, it does take conscious effort
to listen to another's thoughts. To do so un-invited is
considered rude at best and lethally provocative at worst.