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Message no. 1
From: "David R. Henry" <dhenry@******.NODAK.EDU>
Subject: Dragons in SR books/adventures
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1993 01:25:32 CST
Spoilers in this if you don't want to know which SR adventures contain
dragons. You've been warned.

> Ah the heck with it, let's see:
> Bottled Demon had Arleesh.

And the dragon who ends up with the bottle, Geswain. Also, the Dog shaman
in the adventure knows Hasselich personally (but he's out of town,
visiting Japan, if I remember).

> Maria Mercurial had Perinwyr (spelling wrong).

Perinwyr (or whatever) is also in A Killing Glare.

Harlequin has an unnamed dragon in the end sequence, and possible dragons
on guest-appearance while in Amazonia.

Eliohann in Dragon Hunt, of course.

That's about it for adventures. The only great dragon above is Arleesh.

In the novels, Celedwyr is mentioned in Streets of Blood, and Dunkelzahn in
Night's Pawn. Alamaise the Great Dragon (and "brother" of Lofwyr) is a major
player in Night's Pawn. Lofwyr is mentioned or met in a lot of the novels
(especially the ones Charrette wrote). Hasselich is in the mosiac novel
and Never Deal with a Dragon.

In the sourcebooks, Lofwyr is mentioned in the Tir Tairngire book and the
Corporate Shadowbook. Dunkelzahn decks into the Street Sam Catalogue, TT,
Tir na nOg, and American Para-anmials, plus has a negligible reference
in Shadowtalk. An unnamed dragon is mentioned in the NAN Book 1. The London
Sourcebook has refs on the three Great Welsh Dragons.

Of course, the main rulebook has a whole list of greater dragons.

Any additions to this list are, as always, appreciated.

drh, the apparent impromptu listmaker
Message no. 2
From: The Powerhouse <P.C.Steele@*********.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: Dragons in SR books/adventures
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1993 12:54:01 GMT
> And the dragon who ends up with the bottle, Geswain. Also, the Dog shaman
> in the adventure knows Hasselich personally (but he's out of town,
> visiting Japan, if I remember).

I don't think Geyswain counts, I hate to think of the number of times he's been
killed. My character actually beheaded the thing to try and sell to a
talismonger, we had some problems explaining to the police why I was dragging
a huge dragons head around though.

As to Hasselich, dead ? Nah I don't think so. Maybe lying dormant somewhere
while his body heals all the damage it's taken, he's probably planning revenge
against United Oils and will try to get Ghost involved somehow.

Phillip Steele - Email address P.C.Steele@*** | An Uzi a day keeps the
Department Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering | politicians at bay O O
University Of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England | |
Land of the mad Geordies | The Powerhouse \_/
Message no. 3
From: Chris Siebenmann <cks@********.UTCS.TORONTO.EDU>
Subject: Re: Dragons in SR books/adventures
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1993 02:06:06 -0500
I'm not sure exactly where the boundaries are between Greater and
Lesser dragons/dracoforms, but I'm not entirely comfortable with a set
that says Arleesh is a greater one and Perianwyr is a lesser one. Do
the books have anything comprehensible to say?

If I had to do a taxonomy, I'd have three categories: Named, Greater,
and Lesser. Named are Dunkelzahn, Lowfyr, and company; Greater are
Arleesh, Perianwyr, and company; Lesser are Eliohann and the feathered
serpent in some of the novels and so on. Greater and Named dragons
predate the Sixth World; lesser ones postdate it, in some as yet
unexplained emergence similar to the other paraspecies.

I suspect my Named Dragons are what EarthDawn calls Greater Dragons,
from descriptions on the mailing list.

- cks

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