YMMV / Dragonstar

  • Complete Monster (Tabletop Game): Mezzenbone, an ancient and powerful red wyrm, is The Emperor of the Dragon Empire, the first chromatic dragon to hold that position after five millennia of good metallic emperors. Like most other reds he's cruel and regards the "lesser races" as cattle at best, but even among his Always Chaotic Evil kin he stands out for both his deranged mentality and catastrophic plans for the galaxy. During the great Dragon War between chromatic and metallic dragons that cost billions of lives and left countless worlds devastated in its wake Mezzenbone was first an important wyrm in the chromatic Asamet Kingdom and then its leader after the first king died under unclear circumstances that he may or may not have orchestrated, and while most rational beings abhorred the enormous tragedy of the War Mezzenbone, as a Blood Knight in the service of the Destroyer, reveled in the slaughter, planning not only the annihilation of his enemies but also that of his own kind and setting himself up to rule the scorched remains of a lifeless universe as a god. He only changed his mind when he realized the War would claim his own life as well if it escalated further, and agreed to the truce that would form the Dragon Empire only because he knew he needed the 5000 years until his guaranteed ascension to the throne in order to ensure his apocalyptic scheme would unfold flawlessly. In the present day of the setting, forty years after his coronation, he has introduced a number of controversial acts including forming an evil Secret Police of dark elves, supporting open worship of his patron deity, and vastly increasing the rate at which his armies conquer and assimilate new worlds into the Empire, all secretly for the purpose of finally bringing destruction to all that is not him. When he believes the time is right, Mezzenbone will unleash everything at his disposal (which includes systems-destroying superweapons and magical artifacts of untold power) and in a matter of minutes completely shatter all possible opposition to his scheduled omnicide.