For centuries, the dragons have lived
in truce with the
Knights' Training Camp
far below, ever since Sehara the Pale
Haired and Jeren Blackfinger became
the first Dragonriders and created
2000 years of unbroken peace. 
Dragons safeguard the main pass
from Calithwain to the world of the
Outsiders.  Dragons are quite long lived.
They can see past, present and future,
though they rarely care enough to interfere.
They have no magic but their powers of
prophecy can be astounding if they choose,
and their minds shape pictures in the steam
of their hot sulfur caves.  Dragons can
also control minds; looking into one’s eyes
is thought to be quite perilous.