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Dretchroyaster, also known as Dretch, was a venerable green dragon that agreed to become dracolich in 1365 DR.[1]


Dretch was primarily a hunter of all kinds of living being. He liked the flesh of centaurs and considered elves an unfortunately too-rare delicacy; for the sake of his twisted humor sometimes he would also eat treant. Unfortunately for him Dretch relaxed too much when he ate. In more combative situation Dretch was a good fighter with a high sense for tactics. His primary goal now was transforming himself in a spelljammer and flow to the space.[2]


Dretch was first remembered by the chronicles when in the Year of Watery Graves (1091 DR) he battled the old female black dragon, Naxorlytaalsxar the Terror Tenebrous, in a aerial duel; in the so called Battle of Falling Fishkill Dretch accidentally poisoned the Lake Sember, forcing the aquatic elf living here to exile. During this time Dretch regularly mated with venerable female green dragon Verthandantalynx, the Verdant Cloud, and considered her his mate. After a century-long sleep, Dretch awoke in the Year of the Snarling Dragon (1279 DR) and decide to terrorize the region; so he devastated Battledale, Tasseldale, and Featherdale in the campaign now called “The Clouds Came Rolling In.” However the menace looked so great that several normally independent adventuring companies gathered to form the Crossed Swords and decided to hunt the dragon. Dretch was grievously injured by the adventurers and hid in his secret lair. The Crossed Swords could not find the lair, and so stopped the hunt. In Year of the Crown (1351 DR) however the adventurers' band of the Merry Marauders crossed paths with Dretchroyaster near Myth Drannor; Dretch was hunting centaurs and the adventurers managed to surprise the wyrm and inflict a major blow to the dragon; again he escaped in his lair but the wizard of the company casted some fire magic in one of the ventilation tunnels of the lair, wounding Dretch more. At that time the wizard Larkonlan, a high-ranking member in the Sembian Cult of the Dragon cell, approached the dragon offering the transformation in dracolich and a new lair; unknown to Dretch, it was Larkonlan that had send the Merry Marauders. So Dretchroyaster shifted his lair in the Year of the Dragon (1352 DR) in Monarch's Fall Glade, the remains of a elven Spelljammer discovered by some adventurers hired by the Cult. Dretch was amazed by his new lair and invested much time in modifying the surrounding terrain and studying the Spelljammer. Finally in 1365 DR Dretch accepted the transformation in dracolich and choose the soubriquet "The Monarch Reborn".[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 47. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), pp. 47–50. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.

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