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Fan art of a travel poster for Draconia, by Camilla Kipp.[art 2]

Draconia was a floating archipelago of cities on the continent of Wildemount,[2][3] southeast of the Ashkeeper Peaks.[4] It was a Dragonborn kingdom and the home of Tiberius Stormwind.

When the Chroma Conclave unleashed its assault across Exandria, the floating cities of Draconia were brought crashing down.[5]

Description

The cities of Draconia were kept afloat above the Dreemoth Ravine with brumestone, the same type of enchanted crystal clusters used in skyships.[6] Draconia was one of the destinations to which Tiberius Stormwind could teleport using his Circle of Teleportation spell.

By 835 PD, Draconia was an abandoned ruins at the base of the Dreemoth Ravine, having been plundered over the ensuing quarter-century. There are several statues of the heroes who lost their lives during Vorugal's assault, including one of Tiberius.[7]

Notable Locations

  • Tyriex, once the heart of Draconia and the home of Tiberius.

History

After the Calamity, a shard of the floating dragonborn city of Kethesk came to the Dreemoth Ravine, and Draconia was created. The inhabitants of Kethesk made an alliance with the native Dragonborn of the Ravine, the ravenites. After scavenging the brumestone that held the city aloft from the ruins, they elevated Draconia.[8]

In early 811 PD,[9] the Chroma Conclave destroyed the soaring city-state, leaving it in ruins at the bottom of the Dreemoth Ravine. The surviving ravenites, briefly free from the draconbloods, were once again enslaved, this time by the ancient white dragon, Vorugal, who claimed the ruins and the surrounding ravine as his new lair, plunging the ravine into an endless winter.[10] Under the towering throne of his lair, filled with riches both arcane and otherwise, there lay a ship named Floebreaker, the cherished core of his hoard.[11]

Society

In Draconia, those with tails were called "draconians" or "draconbloods", for they were seen as closer in form and power to true dragons. Those without tails were given the name "ravenites" and enslaved.[12][13]

After the floating city of Draconia was destroyed by the Chroma Conclave, the ravenites briefly gave allegiance to the white dragon Vorugal.[14] They later worked with Vox Machina to slay the dragon, thereby gaining independence.[15]

Politics

Tiberius's character introduction indicated that Draconia had a high council and a magic guild (although their purposes and jurisdictions were not specified).[16]

Military

Tiberius stated that Draconia has its own standing army of three hundred strong, and an air force numbering at around two hundred soldiers, riding wyverns as their mounts.[17]

Trivia

  • As revealed by Matthew Mercer during the Fireside Chat, Draconia was considered the most immediate threat to the Chroma Conclave. The city-state had been keeping very close tabs on many (if not all) of the Conclave's members.[18]

References

  1. Osysa scryed the floating islands of Draconia crashing.  See "Return to Vasselheim" (1x43) at 0:37:08.
  2. From Matthew Mercer's tweet on the location of Draconia on Exandria.
  3. Matthew Mercer mentions that Draconia is on Wildemount.  See "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) from 1:02:44 through 1:02:50.
  4. From this tweet further clarifying Draconia's location.
  5. Osysa scryed the floating islands of Draconia crashing.  See "Return to Vasselheim" (1x43) at 0:37:08.
  6. Matthew Mercer clarified on Twitter how Draconian cities remain aloft.
  7. See Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 145.
  8. See Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 20.
  9. Osysa scryed the floating islands of Draconia crashing.  See "Return to Vasselheim" (1x43) at 0:37:08.
  10. See Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 148.
  11. See "The Elephant in the Room" (1x72) at 58:15.
  12. See Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 151.
  13. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) from 1:00:12 through Ravenite Tofor Brotoras meets Tiberius, a draconblood.
  14. See "The Frigid Doom" (1x64) at 2:47:50.
  15. See "Vorugal" (1x71) from 4:35:13 through 4:37:38.  Vorugal is slain by Vex'ahlia and Raishan.
  16. See "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01) at 07:53.
  17. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 27:25.
  18. See "Talks Machina Fireside Special: Q&A with the Critical Role Cast" (Sx33) at 1:40:45.  Matthew Mercer explains each member's motivation and the reason for the loose alliance.

Art:

  1. Fan art of the ruins of Draconia during Vorugal's occupation, by Kent Davis (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of a travel poster for Draconia, by Camilla Kipp (source). Used with permission.
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