"The progenitor of our race. The instigator of cooperation and conflict both." -Quellion Warm-Wing.
The First Wizard
In his early years, The Dragon King was simply known as Zhengfu, and was a lesser lord in Tiger Clan of Longjia , and a member of the Beastfolk. One day, on a journey, he came across a waterfall, known as The Azure Falls, where he, communing with the spirits there, discovered the existence of magic. Returning to his people as the first Wizard of all time, Zhengfu became famed for his power and wisdom, quickly becoming the focus of many lords and schools who wished either for what he could bring, or for his head. He trained many in the ways of magic, it being brought across the seas to the rest of Lorerah, where it was recieved with hatred, seen as the work of The Abyss.
Becoming a Dragon
The fear of magic only grew worse, one fateful day, as Zhengfu was meditating in his family's palace, when his connection with draconic magic grew so intense that he became the very first Dragon. Eventually, he grew dissatisfied with the ruling of Longjia, and used his new power to claim the throne himself. As the years wore one, the world saw the coming of The Undead King, and his defeat at the hands of the pyromancer Prothus. These events saw magic accepted by the world, and The Age of Magic became fulfilled.
As his descendants, a race of draconic people known as the Salaman, grew, so did the stirrings of war. Soon, the Salaman conquered Longjia, and over the course of 200 years, the entire world.
Satisfied with the world as it stood, Zhengfu no longer saw any need to sit the throne, and simply disappeared, leaving many to assume his death. He spent a while living a nomadic life, eventually becoming a hermit under The Azure Falls, where his journey had first begun. He devoted himself to magic, not wishing to impede any further on Lorerah, teaching those who sought knowledge.