Name: “Wyvern Home”
Location: Southwest Salish Shidhe (just south of Seattle)
Type: Commune/Armed Camp/Settlement
- A group of wyvern elders
- Members local Ancients gang
- Various other metahumans
Wyvern Home is both a physical location and a political force. It is based around a Cairn from a prior age of magic that was also a source of a large mana well. The group that calls this place home is made up of a conglomeration of lesser dracoforms, elves, and others that inhabit its vicinity. Of magical significance is the mana well, and several mana lines that cross the area.
The largest number of dracoforms that inhabit Wyvern Home are known by scientists as Praestantia alatuserpens pil americanus, or Superior North American Wyverns. The remaining dracoforms seem to consist of drakes, “dragon dogs” (they seem to be large dog like dracoforms, but not much is known about them at this time), and other lesser types that seem to be more like variants of wyverns as opposed to actual different creatures. In addition there is a large group of metahumans that make their homes there.
Wyvern Home was formed in 2057 when the first three Superior Wyverns and a group of shadowrunners unearthed a prior magic age Cairn south of Seattle in Salish-Shidhe land. There they found a mana well that bubbled up into the local lake, attracting a large influx of local spirits that guard the area. Within months the group of runners and wyverns had secured enough financial resources to purchase the land from the local people.
Over the next twenty years, the group at Wyvern Home had secured the rescue of other dracoforms from corporations and dragons (who collected the dracoforms like prizes or pet trophies). Once additional wyverns joined Wyvern Home a population boom happened, and as the old adage says, “they bred like rabbits”.
During this time, Wyvern Home had contested the authority of several dragons. They uncovered evidence of an age when dragons ruled, and their subsequent downfall. Wyvern Home was, and continues to, struggle to convince the younger dragons and dracoforms to not follow the traditional rigid path of draconic culture and laws. This has earned them many dragon enemies, and a constant state of cold war with the vast majority of those dragons.
In addition, during this time, Wyvern Home had discovered the reason the Cairn was built. It was built on the mana well, as a power source, in an attempt to protect the people who lived there from the last Scourge. The Scourge was an influx of monster-like creatures that fed on the misery of their targets. Cairns were reported to have been scattered across the world as an attempt to survive this invasion from astral realms unknown.
The people of Wyvern Home have made an oath to protect against the next oncoming Scourge. There are claims that the Scourge will be starting soon. Some estimate its manifestation as soon as a few decades. In preparation for this Wyvern Home has formed some unique military assets.
Wyvern Home does maintain relations with several corporations and nations, as a minor power in it’s own right, but how close these corporations and/or nations are to Wyvern Home still remains to be seen. Also, Wyvern Home is rumored to be securing other locations scattered about the world, such as outside Atlanta CAS and in the Tir Na Nog. It is unknown what connections Wyvern Home may have in the Tir that allowed it to secure land. That information would be valuable to many.
Wyvern Home has worked closely with several local gangs and military groups past and present. A large contingent of the Elven go-ganger’s called Ancients, specifically, has become part of Wyvern Home. This has resulted in fighting between different Ancients’ chapters. As to what this means for them is unknown, because this friction has yet to be completely resolved. Wyvern Home has also recruited retired military soldiers, and it is believed this is to help defend Wyvern Home itself.
The pool is a mana well (one of several across the world) that leaks actual physical magic into the world. It lies on two minor Ley lines that cross the area. This magic seems to have a destabilizing effect on the reality around it. It morphs living creatures, and aids in the use of magic for castors of sympathetic types. The pool itself has only recently been studied by academics. Wyvern Home had not allowed scientists or researchers access until very recently. The initial findings may change some of the basic theories of magic.
One rumor is that mana wells spring from powerful entities at their base. In this case there is a rumor of an ancient dragon that sleeps below the pool. No proof has ever been revealed as such, at this time.
It is not known why there are mana pools, spread throughout the world. Their sources are often steeped in mystery, as those that hold them rarely allow access to scientists. There are rumors of additional pools, but no solid proof.
Life at Wyvern Home is a combination of a 20th century commune, socialist utopia, and an armed military camp. They are very adept at showing the public almost precisely the right footage. There are unlimited public images of cute baby dragons, and their elven helpers, but almost none of the sheer volume of training these young dracoforms and their allies undergo.
There is a council of elders that resolves any day-to-day issues. Large meetings that involve all members are called for any abnormal situations. There are key military leaders that make snap decisions for more dangerous matters. It is unknown how these shifts in leadership take place.
Day to day life, however, is almost idyllic. There seems to be no sense of personal ownership or political ranking among most of the inhabitants. Physical intimacy is extremely common at Wyvern Home, and often the source of colorful commentary amongst metahuman tabloids, and draconic circles alike. There seems to be no need for money individually because Wyvern Home does have deep pockets due to being highly active in the shadows, and smart investing. Members of Wyvern Home have any food, drink or material goods they might want.
With the description above, many have thought it would be an easy place to secure for their own use. However, Wyvern Home has been attacked several times by Aztechnology, certain dragons, and other unnamed outside sources (some claim the precursors of the incoming Scourge). This has resulted in Wyvern Home training its people with military grade equipment on a regular basis. While they do have a peaceful outlook, the inhabitants are very well trained are still dracoforms, and apex predators.
In addition, the Wyverns and Metahumans have started a new draconic tradition. Wyverns have been spotted flying with riders on their backs. In some cases the larger wyverns seem to have heavy weapons mounted directly into their scales, for the use of these riders. This has resulted in an unusual airborne contingent during a fight.
There does seem to be different groups of wyverns and metahumans on the site. The wyverns seem broken up by their coloring, although nobody is sure if this is cosmetic or a deeper caste system. Some specialize in hermetic magic, some as healers, some as fighters, and most notably, some seem raised to go outside Wyvern Home and act as recruiters and/or shadowrunners. This last group might be to either secure money or connections.