The Reign of Darkness
Shadraxil was already a great wyrm when the Great Kingdom was founded and she laired in the Cloudscape Mountains. During the height of the Great Kingdom’s expansion, several fortresses and keeps were built to guard its borders and bring order. When Shadraxil began attacking these strongholds, the Great Kingdom sent knights, dragonslayers, and wizards to end the beast’s depredations.
Deciding that the loss of life in an attempt to slay Shadraxil would be too great, a scheme was developed to trap the dragon in the Shadowfell through the use of an artifact called the Obsidian Orb. The plan succeeded and the bones of the wyrm’s sole offspring were buried at the dragon burial ground to keep secret that, though imprisoned, Shadraxil lived on.