Dragons are the most powerful of the magical creatures of myth and legend, and as such, they were long ago designated Protectors of the magical realm and all its denizens - a responsibility which sometimes requires them to intercede in conflicts with humankind.

In fact, the unfortunate stereotype of dragons as fire-breathing damsel-snatchers stems entirely from a single regrettable incident in medieval Europe.

In Eastern mythology, dragons are considered benevolent spirits who control the wind and the rain or shape-shifters who appear to lost travellers in the form of wise old men or helpful young women.

Dragons appear to have been many things to many people over the centuries. But all of these are only part of the story...