Dragons are the most unusual of non-human sapients on Macalgra; though specifically they are dragonshifters rather than true dragons, being human in shape for most of their time, they possess the will to change into the shape of a dragon. This unique talent is accomplished through the possession of a second soul template (see Souls), which allows them to change form entirely.
The Dragons are the ancient children of the Nameless First Dragon, a lesser form of Immortal created in the very early days of Macalgra. Thus they are the eldest of all species, and the lowest of the Immortal. They have dwelt in Sarirpala, the mount city, since before mortals trod the world. Possessed of very powerful magic, the might of their physical forms and the ability to assume human shape, they are a species rarely trifled with.
Dragons are alas subject to the ravages of age (abit much delayed), disease and mortal wound. Yet unlike mortals, the souls of dragons will create a new body immediately after death. As this new body matures, they will regain the memories of their past lives, providing a limited form of immortality.
They worship their father-god, and rarely venture beyond Sarirpala's walls but welcome mortal visitors, paying them generously for their stories, knowledge and unusual trinkets.
Dragonkind follows a strict caste system, set along the lines of the many and varied forms of dragon born into the world. From the highest to the lowest, life is dictated by birth.