Forestalling the Fires of War
The oldest and largest guild in Arenor, founded just over six thousand years ago by Saiferion Dracos I. The Dragonriders have become famous for their control over the Dragon Sands and their defense against the Omniscious in the Tri-Horn Pass, winning a battle in spite of a massive numerical disadvantage. This led to the the Raganos Family appointing the head of the Draco Family as King of Draco, as well as the Dragonlord.
Since that time, the Dragonriders have been led by the Draco Family. The Dragonriders have two knightly orders associated with them: the Order of the Dragon Knights and the Order of Draco. However, as strong as these two orders are, the real core of the Dragonriders strength is the Dragonrider Elite Infantry. The Dragonrider Elite Infantry is easily the largest force of professional infantry inn the world, numbering well over four million men. It is also the only standing military force that isn’t knights allowed by the Raganos Imperium.
Currently led by Saiferion Dracos IV, they have achieved a level of political power through diplomacy in the past twenty years that has shocked much of the rest of Arenor. Alliances with the Sylthos and Sylvan Families, alliance with Etria and Luna, detente with The Rangers, and close ties with Rauron Tyran Raganos XVI have made the Dragonriders the most politically stable faction in the world. In spite of this, Saiferion IV keeps his sizable military at the ready, fearing that Velastum Tyran Raganos V will drive the world to war in spite of the best efforts of the Dragonriders to prevent it.