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Laqutoshon Stone [[Dragon]] flight is an offshoot of [[Lowland Hills Flight]] and inhabited a region north-west of [[High Mountain]] refered to in human prlance as the [[Biswon Watershed]]. Laqutoshon is thought to be older than [[High Mountain Flight]], though by how much is unclear. As a sister-flight the two were always allied.  
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Laqutoshon Stone [[Dragon]] flight is an offshoot of [[Lowland Hills Flight]] located north-west of [[High Mountain]], referred to in human parlance as the [[Biswon Watershed]]. Laqutoshon is thought to be older than [[High Mountain Flight]], though by how much is unclear. As a sister-flight the two were always allied.  
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
During [[Antiquity]], the Laqutoshon Stone Flight was thought to be among the most powerful dragon flights on the [[Greater Continent]], with many stories attesting to the grandeur of the eerie and the size of their horde. They exerted aisngifcant influence over the surrounding regions, and were among the dragon flights known for subjugating the human populations of their land during the early [[Mage Wars#The First Chaotic Period|First Chaotic Period]].  
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During [[Antiquity]], the Laqutoshon Stone Flight was thought to be among the most powerful dragon flights on the [[Greater Continent]], with many stories attesting to the grandeur of the eyrie and the size of their hoard. They exerted significant influence over the surrounding regions, and were among the dragon flights known for subjugating the human populations of their land during the early [[Mage Wars#The First Chaotic Period|First Chaotic Period]].  
  
Their power base is thought to have been to the west of the [[Oncar Empire]], which raises some questions as to the power of the flight. Oncar was a major power in it's own right even before the [[Mage Wars#The Dynastic Period|Dynastic Period]], but there are no first-hand accounts of the relationship between the two. It is theorized that Laqutoshon Stone's power faded very early in the Chaotic era and they had already lost significant strength by the time Oncar rose to power.
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Their power base is thought to have been to the west of the [[Oncar Empire]], which raises some questions as to the power of the flight. Oncar was a major power in its own right even before the [[Mage Wars#The Dynastic Period|Dynastic Period]], but there are no first-hand accounts of the relationship between the two. It is theorized, that Laqutoshon Stone's power faded early in the Chaotic era and they had already lost significant strength by the time Oncar rose to power.
  
The devastating event that erased on Oncar Empire also had an impact on Laqutoshon Stone. Exactly how strong the flight was even then is unknown, but some theorize that the enormous earthen wave that destroyed Oncar also buried their horde along with many of their elders.
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The devastating event that erased on Oncar Empire also had an impact on Laqutoshon Stone. Exactly how strong the flight was even then is unknown, but some theorize that the enormous earthen wave that destroyed Oncar also buried their hoard, along with many of their elders.
  
What is known with certainty is that around the end of the Dynastic Period, Laqutoshon Stone expelled all humans from the then sparsely-populated Biswon Watershed region. The area was then closed to humans, not a major challenge given it's remoteness and the geographic boundaries.
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Around the end of the Dynastic Period, Laqutoshon Stone expelled all humans from the then-sparsely-populated Biswon Watershed region. The area was then closed to humans, not a major challenge given its remoteness and the geographic boundaries.
  
By the [[Alliance]] era, the exitense of human settlements in the region was completely forgotten, with most atlasas of the time simply leaving the space blank with a marking of 'here be dragons'. The Laqutoshon Stone Flight quickly developed a reputation as rugged and very fierce, and by the end of the [[Ages#The Golden Age|Golden Age]] the Biswon Watershed was very firmly established as 'dragon country'.
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By the [[Alliance]] era, the human settlement in the region was forgotten, with most atlases of the time simply leaving the space blank with a marking of 'here be dragons'. The Laqutoshon Stone Flight quickly developed a reputation as rugged and very fierce, and by the end of the [[Ages#The Golden Age|Golden Age]] the Biswon Watershed was established as 'dragon country'.
  
During the ages that followed, Laqutoshon Stone secretly established a new eerie on a subsidiary peek of [[Mount Frunawa]] along the eastern side. They began to receive tributes and trade with [[Rowen]], who provide most of the information about the state of the flight at that time. Rowen chroniclers report the dragons as 'damnable, pitiable creatures'. It is thought that throughout the Alliance run, the size of the flight was less than 100, with most too old to hunt or fight.
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During the ages that followed, Laqutoshon Stone secretly established a new eyrie on a subsidiary peak of [[Mount Frunawa]] along the eastern side. They began to receive tributes and trade with [[Rowen]], who provide most of the information about the state of the flight at that time. Rowen chroniclers report the dragons as 'damnable, pitiable creatures'. Throughout the Alliance ages, the size of the flight was less than 100, with most too old to hunt or fight.
  
As it was a sister flight to High Mountain, many dragons took mates from the other flight, until Laqutoshon became more of an offshoot of High Mountain. During the [[Age of the Dragon]] the flights officialy merged, with all remaining members of Laqutoshon Stone taking up residence in High Mountain's eerie. The name of Laqutoshon Stone is still spoken, and dragons with lineage in the flight would sometimes list it as part of their [[Dragons#Dragon Names|dragon name]]. For all intents and purposes, the flight is extinct.
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As it was a sister flight to High Mountain, many dragons took mates from the other flight, until Laqutoshon became an offshoot of High Mountain. During the [[Age of the Dragon]], the flights officially merged, with all remaining members of Laqutoshon Stone taking up residence in High Mountain's eyrie. The name of Laqutoshon Stone is still spoken, and dragons with lineage in the flight would sometimes list it as part of their [[Dragons#Dragon Names|dragon name]]. For all intents and purposes, the flight is extinct.
  
 
The lands that once belonged to Laqutoshon Stone became part of the domain of High Mountain, who maintained the tradition of baring access to humans. With much of the population of the [[Greater Continent]] decimated during the [[Long Night]] this was not so much of a problem until the era of the [[New Day]]. After repeated petitions, High Mountain opened the area to tourism and outdoor recreation, but forbade the construction of any permanent structures, including airfields.  
 
The lands that once belonged to Laqutoshon Stone became part of the domain of High Mountain, who maintained the tradition of baring access to humans. With much of the population of the [[Greater Continent]] decimated during the [[Long Night]] this was not so much of a problem until the era of the [[New Day]]. After repeated petitions, High Mountain opened the area to tourism and outdoor recreation, but forbade the construction of any permanent structures, including airfields.  
  
==Lost Horde==
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==Lost Hoard==
Rumors have abounded since the Mage Wars of a horde of dragon gold(similar to the one associated with [[Rama Flight#Lost Horde|Rama Flight]]). Some scholars have claimed this is what [[Jake Omaze]] actually discovered, but everything suspected about his journey has him under the [[Agras Plains]] and nowhere near that far north.
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Rumors have abounded since the Mage Wars of a hoard of dragon gold (similar to the one associated with [[Rama Flight#Lost Horde|Rama Flight]]). Some scholars have claimed this is what [[Jake Omaze]] discovered, but everything suspected about his journey has him under the [[Agras Plains]] and nowhere near that far north.
  
If such a horde does exist, it would rightfully be the property of High Mountain(unlike the rama horde, which may indeed be up for the taking). The most likely explanation for Laqutoshon Stone's horde are two fold: that it was never as large as they claimed, and that it was eventually merged with High Mountain.
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If such a hoard does exist, it would rightfully be the property of High Mountain (unlike the Rama hoard, which may indeed be up for the taking). The most likely explanation for Laqutoshon Stone's hoard are two fold: that it was never as large as they claimed, and was eventually merged with High Mountain.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:07, 12 July 2019

Laqutoshon Stone Dragon flight is an offshoot of Lowland Hills Flight located north-west of High Mountain, referred to in human parlance as the Biswon Watershed. Laqutoshon is thought to be older than High Mountain Flight, though by how much is unclear. As a sister-flight the two were always allied.

History

During Antiquity, the Laqutoshon Stone Flight was thought to be among the most powerful dragon flights on the Greater Continent, with many stories attesting to the grandeur of the eyrie and the size of their hoard. They exerted significant influence over the surrounding regions, and were among the dragon flights known for subjugating the human populations of their land during the early First Chaotic Period.

Their power base is thought to have been to the west of the Oncar Empire, which raises some questions as to the power of the flight. Oncar was a major power in its own right even before the Dynastic Period, but there are no first-hand accounts of the relationship between the two. It is theorized, that Laqutoshon Stone's power faded early in the Chaotic era and they had already lost significant strength by the time Oncar rose to power.

The devastating event that erased on Oncar Empire also had an impact on Laqutoshon Stone. Exactly how strong the flight was even then is unknown, but some theorize that the enormous earthen wave that destroyed Oncar also buried their hoard, along with many of their elders.

Around the end of the Dynastic Period, Laqutoshon Stone expelled all humans from the then-sparsely-populated Biswon Watershed region. The area was then closed to humans, not a major challenge given its remoteness and the geographic boundaries.

By the Alliance era, the human settlement in the region was forgotten, with most atlases of the time simply leaving the space blank with a marking of 'here be dragons'. The Laqutoshon Stone Flight quickly developed a reputation as rugged and very fierce, and by the end of the Golden Age the Biswon Watershed was established as 'dragon country'.

During the ages that followed, Laqutoshon Stone secretly established a new eyrie on a subsidiary peak of Mount Frunawa along the eastern side. They began to receive tributes and trade with Rowen, who provide most of the information about the state of the flight at that time. Rowen chroniclers report the dragons as 'damnable, pitiable creatures'. Throughout the Alliance ages, the size of the flight was less than 100, with most too old to hunt or fight.

As it was a sister flight to High Mountain, many dragons took mates from the other flight, until Laqutoshon became an offshoot of High Mountain. During the Age of the Dragon, the flights officially merged, with all remaining members of Laqutoshon Stone taking up residence in High Mountain's eyrie. The name of Laqutoshon Stone is still spoken, and dragons with lineage in the flight would sometimes list it as part of their dragon name. For all intents and purposes, the flight is extinct.

The lands that once belonged to Laqutoshon Stone became part of the domain of High Mountain, who maintained the tradition of baring access to humans. With much of the population of the Greater Continent decimated during the Long Night this was not so much of a problem until the era of the New Day. After repeated petitions, High Mountain opened the area to tourism and outdoor recreation, but forbade the construction of any permanent structures, including airfields.

Lost Hoard

Rumors have abounded since the Mage Wars of a hoard of dragon gold (similar to the one associated with Rama Flight). Some scholars have claimed this is what Jake Omaze discovered, but everything suspected about his journey has him under the Agras Plains and nowhere near that far north.

If such a hoard does exist, it would rightfully be the property of High Mountain (unlike the Rama hoard, which may indeed be up for the taking). The most likely explanation for Laqutoshon Stone's hoard are two fold: that it was never as large as they claimed, and was eventually merged with High Mountain.