Dragons. The creators of the magics. Each brand of dragon brought new magics. At the dawn of time the Ruby Dragons were born. Their fires of creation allowed them to create worlds and breathe life to the inhabitants.
From them was created the Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond and Amethyst brands. Sapphire Dragons controlled the oceans and glaciers. Emerald Dragons flushed worlds with green grass and lush forests. Diamond Dragons lit these dark worlds with radiance. Amethyst Dragons created caverns and mountains throughout the worlds.
As time passed, the need for the dragons to rule lessened. The dragons came to reign over their own domains. Life flourished upon the worlds they had created. The age of dragons was coming to an end. The final brand of dragons was born to a new age, the Ebony Dragons.
This brands inherited the power of their ancestors, but in this new age of dragon hunting, their power served a different purpose: To fight back and survive.