Many years ago, before any humans lived
on the Earth, the dragons were a noble race of animals admired and
respected by all other living creatures.
They were known for being gentle, caring,
wise and brave. If another animal was in danger, a dragon would
come along and help if it could. If there was another animal trying
to solve a problem then the dragons would offer advice from the
knowledge that they had passed down from generation to generation.
After many years of peaceful existence,
things began to change. Men wearing strange hard silver clothing,
and sitting on the backs of horses, began to wander across the countryside.
These men carried with them long metal poles and small circles of
Being curious creatures, the dragons
began to approach these strange-looking men to increase their knowledge.
They wanted to talk to the men, but instead they came under attack!
Once the first dragon had been attacked
by a man dressed in silver, other similar men began to hunt the
dragons. They wanted to prove their bravery and defeat a 'fire-breathing
monster' in order to gain
respect from other men.
In time the dragons came to know these
creatures as 'knights'.
They also began to realise that the knights
were spreading false information about them. Stories that dragons
were eating Princesses, burning houses down and attacking castles
began to be told across the countryside.
It was clear that the dragons were in
danger and so Gorde - the largest and most powerful dragon - gathered
the remaining dragons for a meeting.
He spoke to all the dragons and told
we stay here we will be hunted down and destroyed by these knights.
We have to find a new home."
Dragon scouts were sent off to find a
new home that the
knights would never
be able to find, a place of safety for the dragons to continue living
their quiet helpful lives.
Many scouts were attacked and killed
by the knights,
but one scout did find a new place to call home. The dragons migrated
to this new land, and named it 'Dragonsville' - home of the dragons.
To ensure that no knight
would be able to reach them, they protected the entrance with a
magical stone archway that only dragons and their friends would
be able to pass through.
For five hundred years
dragons have hidden away in Dragonsville, not daring to leave in
case the knights of old
are still hunting them, while also remembering the promise that
Gorde made as they left the countryside.
But recently, one curious, small, and
friendly young dragon called Kulthar flew out from Dragonsville
and discovered a human who was sitting by the edge of a river.
Kulthar sat and watched the small human
for several hours - not daring to be seen - for fear of being hunted
as in the legendary tales told to all young dragons
as they grew up..
Finally Kulthar decided she could not
wait any longer. She edged forward until the human could see her.
The human was startled at the sight that
faced him, but remained calm and called "Hello"
Both dragon and human began to talk.
They moved closer together until they were sitting nose to snout
and continued to talk.
After a while a much larger human called
to the small human, who got up and ran off, but not before Kulthar
had discovered wonderful news.
She flew back to Dragonsville and went
straight to The Cavern to speak to the Mayor.
Kulthar excitedly told the Mayor that
she had been talking to a 'boy' out in the big world, and that she
had discovered that the knights
of old were no more, and that the boy was not
scared of dragons, and that there were lots more of these 'boys'
and other small humans called 'girls' that were not scared of dragons
down", the Mayor spoke gently, "It
is time to gather the Elders."
From the top of The Cavern a bell was
rung, to summon the Elders - the wisest dragons in Dragonsville.
Kulthar was asked to repeat what she had told the Mayor to all the
Once she had spoken of the 'boy' again,
the Elders began to discuss what to do.
They spoke for many hours during which
they argued with each other and they tried to persuade each other
whether or not it was time to do as Gorde had once promised over
five hundred years before.
Kulthar was invited back into The Cavern
to hear the decision that the Elders had reached. She was to go
back to this human and tell him that the dragons wanted to meet
him and other small humans now that the knights
of old had gone, and they
that all the dragons were safe again.
The dragons were about to invite children
into Dragonsville, to meet them, and to teach the children the truth