The Clutch of Verthandi
Red dragon ally of Tog Bjorn
Pyrolassus is a powerful but lazy red dragon that took refuge in the Aurora Mountains. Her sphere of influence grew substantially larger when she allied herself with the mercenary captain Tog Bjorn, who was bent on conquest. She assisted him in his initial attacks before settling in the Scoria Mines and demanding tribute from the self-proclaimed “Fire King” in exchange for further services. With the mines providing her a constant influx of wealth and Tog’s forces providing her with food, Pyrolassus became quite comfortable and continued to aid Bjorn in several ways, including bringing giant thralls under his control and even breeding with dire hyenas, creating monstrosities that Tog could use to win an alliance with the Hackjaw Tribe. Never one to remain satiated for long, however, her demands have been gradually increasing in magnitude, forcing Bjorn to devote more and more time and resources to expanding the mining operation.