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Gender: Male


Unit type(s): Drake Burner

Galun was a Dominant responsible for establishing a drake presence on the Great Continent. Concerned with Morogor's overpopulation, he learned of land in the east from a group of orcs. Selected for the Contention, he defeated another drake to become a Dominant, then set his sights on taking his new flight over the Great Ocean to settle in the land there.

After a long flight, he first arrived with his flight at the Three Sisters, but chose to progress further east to the mainland. He made enemies of the humans and elves, even sacking the new settlement of Elensefar. He was, however, able to establish an alliance with the saurians. He settled his flight in a region of the Heart Mountains controlled by Thurdakor of Knalga, preying upon the gryphons and trolls there. Some months after settling, he was attacked by the Flight of Kerath, who sought to claim the region for their own. Nonetheless, Galun defeated the invasion and set in place the Ways of Morogor.


Early life

Indeed, but game is getting hard to find on the ranges, even though we usually spare the females and young. Too many hunters, not enough game.
—Galun remarks on Morogor's overpopulation crisis.

Galun was originally born into the Flight of Verkon, situated in the islands of Morogor. By the time of the 14th breeding cycle of the 5th Vulcaniad, Galun was an fledgling and a close friend to Vank, a drake glider. During this time, he became increasingly distant, focused on the problem of his home's overpopulation.[1] To complicate matters, most drakes were under the impression that Morogor was the only major landmass in Irdya,[2] although Galun had come to doubt this, due to ships passing by their islands.[1]

As prey grew scarcer, Galun confided in Vank his belief that the drakes should immigrate, although Vank attempted to discourage Galun's ambitions, due to their lowly status. At this moment, they spotted some humans on a nearby island. They collectively slew the human men, sparing however the women and children.[1] Over the course of the fight, Galun underwent a hormonal metamorphosis, becoming an Aspirant, capable of breeding.[1][3] Having completed the hunt, Vank proposed they return to their eyrie.[1]

Though he had become an ascendant, Galun recognized that he still was unprepared for the Contention. Some time later, a ship of orcs landed on Morogor's northernmost island. Verkon charged Galun with leading the attack against the unfamiliar creatures, and also with interrogating their leader in the hopes of discovering lands outside of Morogor. Galun's hunters came to the island under the cover of night, attempting the attack without aid from Galun. Battle ensued, and the orcish leader, Viragar, was captured. Galun demanded that the orc tell him the destination of their ships, but Viragar refused to speak. Taken to the pens and interrogated, Galun learnt of lands to the east. Like his previous hunt, Galun became stronger yet again.[4]