Secrets of Pavis
The Empire of the Wyrms’ Friends ruled Dragon Pass in the Second Age. It was founded on a basis of draconic mysticism that sought a link between the Gods and the Dragons. The strange combination of magics that resulted allowed the wisest of the empire’s rulers to become dragons themselves, or so they thought. The EWF (“yoof”) as it was widely known grew strong. It conquered the Dara Happan empire and converted its residents to the worship of the Golden Dragon Sun. It warred with the Middle Sea Empire of the God Learners and supported the Pure Horse People in their subjugation of Prax. During the height of the EWF, Pavis came to Prax and founded his city there.
There was evidently a grand design behind the EWF that went awry. For hundreds of years the EWF’s rulers and the Dragonewts had been allies. Then the Dragonewts rose up and slaughtered the EWF’s entire leadership in one night. Plans were made outside Dragon Pass to take revenge on the draconic forces, and the True Golden Horde invaded Dragon Pass to teach them a lesson. The resulting Dragonkill War of 1120 is named for what the dragons did, not what happened to them. It seemed that every dragon in Glorantha descended on the Pass, killing every human there. For hundreds of years no human was allowed into the Pass. When they returned, all that was left of the EWF was ruins. The mysteries of the EWF died with its leaders. Or so it seems.