So I’ve spent hours and hours and replayed the storyline of dragonflight to figure this out and I can’t find anything, so let’s talk a bit of lore.
TLDR: How come the proto drakes of the dragon isles are all enemies, but the first Dragonriding mount we get is a “renewed” proto-drake.
TLDR2: Lore states that “all dragons were proto-drakes before the titans infused the aspects which altered the apperance of dragons”, so how come we ride proto-drakes while fighting primalists? And what about old mounts?!
TLDR: I AM GOING INSANE THE MORE LORE I READ THE MORE I AM SIDING WITH THE PRIMALISTS HELP ME
The Titans gave the aspects their powers which changed their appearance into what we know as “Dragons”, but prior to that all dragons were proto-drakes.
Those who didn’t approved followed Galakrond and took to the powers of the elementals to preserve their race/themselves/whatever.
So all of this made me feel like…the aspects are actually the bad ones for deciding to change their whole race and then fighting those who oppose…but let’s forget about that for a bit so we can get to the real point.
I know that the primalists infuse eggs to turn them to their side, but like…if the aspects changed the look of dragons, and dragons live on the dragon isles even when the aspects weren’t there (as we have seen), wouldn’t their babies look like dragons and not proto-drakes?
And how come we get a proto-drake as our first mount? Did this dragon consent to that or did we straight up kidnap some proto-dragons and make them into our mounts?
Ok I know this sounds out there, but ALL LORE online says: PROTO-DRAGONS = Primalists = Evil. Dragons = Good.
Using my imagination I’m thinking that yes, the dragons of the dragon isles weren’t all decendants of the aspects, and because of time etc the young proto-dragons may align more with the dragonflights and decide to join them, but I feel like that should then have been established in lore somewhere? Is it? Have you seen anything about this?
This is literally driving me mad I have never read so much lore in my life with no result.
And what about all the old mounts that are proto-drakes? How did we get them? Did we enslave them?! I feel like dragon (dragonflight style looking dragons aka “normal” dragons and not the T-rex’es with wings) mounts are a bond between the “adventurer” and the dragon. They’re fighting the same cause so they help eachother out, but if proto-drakes are primalists then why tf are they letting us ride around on them?!
SOMEONE PLEASE FILL THIS PIT I AM DIGGING I CAN LITERALLY SEE CHINA AT THIS POINT!!! (I’m from europe, old joke was that if you dig long enough you’ll en up in china which is on the other side).