Scales of the Empire
Despite the radiant luster of her golden scales, Sazmalorah has been corrupted by the scent of coin and other vices to the core. Haquain, being among the the richest of the provinces, has provided the dragonlord a luxurious – and oftentimes hedonistic – lifestyle. She holds lavish monthly soirees at the captial, where commoners and nobles alike flock to court her favor. She has been known to eat those who try and fail.
Few seek audience with Sazmalorah looking for handouts; those who do are the most commonly eaten. Most seek her approval in their crafts and services: Farmers compete for highest quality crops and be recognized for it. Artists in particular flock to her, for the patronage of a dragon would support the artist for as long as they held it. Many such artists are more affluent than the nobility. Being the vainglorious creature she is, those artists who produce more work depicting her are more readily rewarded.
There is a yearly salon that holds the greatest reward as its prize: the right to become Sazmalorah’s exarch.