The inhabitants of the scorched lands beyond the Lion Mountains perform raids against the nearby villages in order to survive. Queen Aryan Whiteshield of Lothen, declares the “War of the Mask” to stop the raids. Under the leadership of Denethor Kran, they repel the Lothenian army and the leader gains the reputation of the Dragon Mask, the king who stepped into dragon fire. He establishes laws that agree with the environment and the culture of their new identity, and assigns military ranks according to valuable skills such as fighting, and the ability to survive in the desert. Men and women alike, become hunters and raiders and gain rights of looting, ruling and other benefits. Under his reign, the custom of “Dragaro” is introduced for the election of the new king, when the time comes and the kingdom of Dragoria is born, separated from Lothen.