The Stockwood Scrolls
The Cult of the Dragon has existed for centuries, but its current form owes much to Severin Silrajin, a young human from Calimshan. During most of that time, its members have focused on the creation and worship of dracoliches, based on a prophecy translated by the cult’s founder, Sammaster. However, those goals changed with the rise of a young cultist named Severin. Severin reexamined the texts translated by Sammaster and discovered a different interpretation, believing that “naught will be left save shattered thrones, with no rulers but the dead. Dragons shall rule the world entire …”
Severin’s quest to reshape the cult led him to the dragon Hoondarrh, “the Red Rage of Mintarn.” The fact that Severin not only survived this encounter but befriended the dragon
impressed Tiamat in her exile in the Nine Hells. As a reward and further test, she allowed Severin a scrap of knowledge regarding the existence of the five dragon masks. Severin took that bit of information and did what few others could have accomplished, searching for and finding all five masks. The task took years to complete, and it led directly to the crisis that Faerûn now faces.