He was a blue and silver Great Western Dragon who took an interest in the development and technology of humanity and up until the time of his death appeared to be genuinely interested in the preservation of the species.
Dunkelzahn first appeared on 12 January 2012 (having been in hibernation during the magical downcycle pre-2011) at Cherry Creek Lake, Denver in the United Canadian and American States (UCAS). At this time he gave a 12-hour interview to reporter Holly Brighton.
Dunkelzahn became fascinated with the media and hosted the occasional talkshow WyrmTalk for many years (often on whatever subject interested him at the time). As draconic communication is telepathic, he used a translator (or ‘voice’) who would repeat his words to the camera.
In 2056 he became a citizen of UCAS and in 2057 he ran for the Presidency as an Independent. In an unexpected victory Dunkelzahn became the first metahuman President of the UCAS. He was seemingly assassinated on 9 August 2057—the night of his inauguration—by a magical attack on his limousine outside the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C.. This which resulted in an ‘Astral Rift’ at the site of his death; every mage who attempted to study it either died or was driven insane.
His last voice, an Eastern European elven woman named Nadja Daviar, was subsequently made Vice President of UCAS and CEO of a new corporation set up according to his will to administer his estate, the Draco Foundation.
Dunkelzahn’s brother, Ghostwalker, appeared several years after his death in 2061.
The name “Dunkelzahn” is german for “Dark Tooth”. It was, however, just the name he used in public in the 21st century. His draconic name (and/or title) was “Far Scholar”. This was a private term and never used outside the company of other dragons. The character’s nickname was “The Big D”. This was occasionally used as his username in online discussions.