Progenitor Wyrms

According to myth, the emptiness before creation was the domain of three mighty dragons, and everything that exists today came from these cosmic titans.

Dragon Above: Golden Siberys, the source of all magic.
Dragon Between: Gentle Eberron, the fountain of life.
Dragon Below: Cruel Khyber, the master of darkness, insanity, and corruption.

Together, they held dominion over the fate of all, and jointly decided on the proper shape of the universe.

Once Upon A Time

In the beginning, the Progenitors worked together. They started with the thirteen outer planes, but as they molded reality, rifts began to form between them. Dark Khyber grew greedy, and noble Siberys responded by becoming more forceful; each sought greater influence in the work.

Daanvi, Fernia, and Irian bear the prevailing mark of Siberys. Kythri, Mabar, and Xoriat show the dominant touch of Khyber. Eberron sought to mediate, as she worked together with both her siblings, trying to make them get along, but could not bridge the divide.

When it came time to create the final, central plane, the realm of physical existence, the tensions between Siberys and Khyber could not be contained. The dark one tore into her sibling, mortally wounding the golden dragon. Scattered across the dark void, his scales became the stars in the sky. His broken body became the golden ring that orbits the world and can be seen glowing above us at night. His blood became the dragons and couatls, his truest children. And his soul became the force of magic, making it is so freely available to all races both big and small.

Although not powerful enough to defeat her, Eberron knew that Khyber would not be satisfied from her dark deed, and sooner or later her new-found bloodlust would make her turn on Eberron as well. And yet the gentle one refused to fight Khyber with claw and tooth, for they were still family, bound by love. Instead, Eberron embraced her sibling, trapping Khyber within her smothering coils.

Eberron gave her own body so it would reside there forever immobile, and of her soul she created all the powers of life, giving birth to soil, tree, animals, plants, ocean and sky, and so transformed herself into a living prison that Khyber could never escape.

Thus Eberron became the world on which all life grew. To this day, she nurtures and sustains all.

Khyber remains trapped within — the Dragon Below, the Mother of Monsters, the source of all darkness — forever struggling to escape and bring an end to it all. Today, Khyber is the realm beneath, the world that lies below and within the world of humans and their kin. It is the dark twin of this planet, forever hidden away beneath our feet, and where the natural world breeds forth flora and fauna, the world of Khyber vomits forth fiends and alien monstrosities whose origin is not of this world.

Spawn & Offspring



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