Dragons do not exist. They are nothing but fairy tales and ancient explanations for thunderstorms and bandits. Dragons are god-like figures, ancient lizards that control the elements and channel arcane power rivaling the most powerful sorcerers who ever lived. Dragons don’t exist.
Drakes, however, are all too real. Drakes are not the benevolent or malevolent charismatic beings that the old stories claimed Dragons to be. Drakes are vicious, single-minded hunters that can destroy an army if they put their mind to it. They have all the fire-breathing and sword-like claws of their mythical counterparts, but lack the frightful intelligence.