This is the story of the mythical dragons that vanished long ago.
These dragons were born at the same time the Earth was created, and roamed the world long before any other lifeform appeared on the planet. The dragons gained eternal life and knowledge of all things as they grow from absorbing the energy of the sun and the energy that the Earth naturally gives off, so they do not need to eat or drink to survive and mature. No one knows if they are able to reproduce, and if they do, no one knows how—no one even knows how many dragons have existed over time. Time moves forward, and as other living beings finally begin to inhabit the Earth, the dragons quickly realized that they were still the most superior beings that exist on the planet; they viewed humans and other animals as an inferior race, but they were surged with wisdom and empathy for all life since their origin, so they lived peacefully with the other inhabitants of the planet. Most of the animals sensed the omnipotent aura that the dragons possessed and treated them as holy guardians that protected the world, and treated them with respect, except for one race of course: the humans. As the human race encountered the almighty dragons, they were ransacked with a sudden desire for power; They witnessed these mighty beast fly through the sky, move mountains with ease, breathe fire, and live forever without illness as their own human species endeavored through pestilence, drought, famine, aging and massacres of their own people, by their own people. The humans—unlike the other animals who accepted the natural hierarchy of the world—began to grow jealous of the dragons instead of blaming the calamity they experienced upon themselves, feeling that the flying creatures seemed to possess all the knowledge and power of life, and feeling that there must have been some way to gain the same gift of immense knowledge and eternal life themselves. The humans soon began to attack the dragons, and threatened them to offer the humans the key to eternal life and youth. The dragons—possessing immense wisdom—could understand the humans’ speech, but could not speak their language (In reality, the dragons did not wish to speak to the humans), nor could they give another species the power and ability to live off of pure energy itself, or become immortal. It was impossible for the humans to ever obtain this kind of power they desired in this physical realm, so they just attempted to ignore them as they always did. The humans continued to attack the dragons as the mighty beasts merely flew away to remote regions of the world; they had no intention of fighting an inferior race that carried such ignorance within their own minds. However, the humans still pursued the dragons no matter where they roamed, while another faction of humankind began to pray and offer various animals to the dragons in hopes of receiving the power of eternal life through mindless loyalty; the humans who worshipped the dragons began to battle their own race, attempting to convert the non-believers who still resented the dragons. Soon, crusades and wars began to decide who or which group had the divine right to inherit the dragon’s power—the humans became intensely infatuated with the higher power that were the dragons, and they began to lose themselves in their pursuit for the power that was never promised. As the dragons continued to witness humankind entering a new threshold of war and chaos amongst themselves, they rejected all forms of obsession from the humans, and realized that the humans would not cease their fixation with them until they got what they desired. The dragons knew that their entire being—their entire existence was the monumental spark that drove the humans to seek such unattainable power. Unlike the other animals of Earth, when the humans are met with a being more powerful than themselves, they cannot accept it. They wish to be the superior beings of the world, and so, when they perceive that another level of power and knowledge is possible, they relentlessly pursue it. Humankind did not simply wish to have the same power as the dragons—they wanted to be stronger and smarter than the dragons. As the dragons began to realize the humans’ vain and impossible desires to reign over everything and everyone, they finally decided to leave Earth in search of another planet they could live on and peacefully fit in with other beings without sparking chaos—they concluded that the humans would find satisfaction as they would find themselves to be the superior race existing on the planet, and begin to focus on doing what they could currently do instead of hoping for more power to suddenly pop into their bodies. They wanted the humans to find their own forms of power and their own knowledge based on their own imagination and their own potential, without the idea of a much higher power lurking above and teasing them with something there was no way they could truly obtain in this life. They believed doing this would eventually bring the humans to evolve from the chaos they loved to resort to and seek out a peaceful resolution to their problems. The dragons still bared no resentment towards mankind and wished them good fortune as they left the Earth’s atmosphere. And so, that is how the dragons left Earth and never returned.
*Excerpt Derived from The LIfe Of Dexter K. King: The Rise
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