High Mountain Flight

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The High Mountain Flight is a dragon flight based at Stormreaver Valley overlooking the city of Arindell. They are a direct offshoot of the Lowland Hills Flight which is rather famous for producing the dragon-sorcerer Draco.

High Mountain has always been known for its (reasonably) friendly attitude towards humans. The Atayan people were alowed to live on their lands for eons, some even in Stormreaver Valley itself in the shadow of High Mountain. During the Long Night, the Flight provided shelter for the Craftsmen.


The High Mountain Flight lays claim to most of the Stormreaver Range as well as the Lowland Plains and parts of the Agras Plain. They share this land with numerous offshoot and allied flights, all of whom can claim links to the Lowland Hills Flight.

High Mountain Bank and Trust

The High Mountain Flight is perhaps unique among dragon flights in that during the mid Fifth Age they operated a bank, originally called 'First Talon Savings and Loan' and later named for the Flight, which quickly became very successful and a large source of income.

They began by showing several human bankers from various banks around the Eerie, which tour included a look at the Horde. They then politely asked those banks for loans. Though the Horde was never officially listed as collateral (as rumors would later claim), it was heavily implied that the Flight was rich enough to pay. Official collateral included several million acres of virgin forest that could become valuable timber land.

The dragons also recieved very generous interest rates on their loans (by virtue of being dragons) as well as a long repayment schedule. The money from the loans then became loans to other humans, at much higher interest rates, thus opening First Talon, which quickly became famous for its nearly perfect repayment rate (as no one would dare default on a dragon).

However, rumors soon spread (begun by the Flight, no doubt) that borrowing from the bank would make a business more prosperous, as it was 'dragon money' and therefore tied to dragon magic. Companies first in Arindell and soon all over the Alliance began taking out token loans. This large influx allowed High Mountain to buy several of the banks to which they owed money, thus forming 'High Mountain Bank and Trust', which by the mid-to-late Fifth Age was among the most successful banks in the known worlds.

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