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Ecology of the Mithral DragonD&D Insider Article
by Logan Bonner

Claiming to be the only representatives of dragonkind who actively pursue Io's final vision for the world, mithral dragons are among the rarest -- and most potent -- of creatures. Choosing to live in the Astral Sea, these dragons nevertheless pursue agendas and plots that frequently take them into contact with creatures of the mortal world. Capable of having compelling and often true visions, mithrals seek to further their own plans at any cost, and woe to the lesser creature that tries to thwart them.

With wide-reaching goals and the power to achieve them, mithral dragons have played a major part in shaping the history of the world and planes despite their relatively small numbers. Since mithrals care primarily about pursuing their own goals, they derive far more satisfaction in completing them than in receiving praise or fame for their deeds. Mithral dragons have been involved in major swings of power throughout history, but few know of their involvement. Even fewer know how, specifically, the dragons shaped these events. Except for scholars with knowledge of religion or the planes, few people in the world even know that mithral dragons exist.

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    About the Author

    Logan Bonner has worked on D&D Miniatures, Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide, Adventurer’s Vault, Player’s Handbook 2, and Arcane Power. He has designed both familiars and alchemy, encouraging people to be both social and anti-social.