"Meren, bring me the Seer," Stormrider said to Meren, who had been stood in such a deep shadow that none of the others had even realised he was in the room with them. Meren nodded and exited through a door in the opposite end of the room. "I'm assuming only Kara is aware who...or what...the Seer is?"
"Considering it is a secret kept by the Dragonkin royal family I'd imagine only we would know," Kara replied. "A creature fell from the sky into Dragonblight millenia ago, before even I or Stormrider's father had been born. The then king, Skyhorn, was about to kill it, believing it a threat to our kind when it warned him an army of Orcs were about to assault Dragonblight. Although Skyhorn's advisors were skeptical as to the truth of the claim he refused to be caught off guard and so reinforced the walls with fresh troops."
"The creature was proven right," Stormrider continued. "That night a horde of Orcs attempted to attack the great walls of Dragonblight, but found themselves opposed by a gathering of dragonkin the likes of which had never been seen before and may never be seen again, who showed no mercy. The few who weren't killed fled down the mountain but back then far deadlier creatures lived in the foothills so what the survivors' ultimate fate was is unknown. Anyway, having proven its worth to Skyhorn, rather than being killed the Seer was given his own chamber within the king's tower, and all it asked in return was that no-one, not even the king's own subjects, were to be told of its existence until the coming of something he called "The Time of Shadows."
"Its remained in the tower ever since," Kara said, finishing the story. "It mostly stays within its private chambers, only venturing forth if it has information the king needs or if the king seeks its counsel in making a decision. Stormrider is the fourth king it has worked for." Meren returned, followed by a figure who gave off enough light that even the dragons had to shield their eyes, before its light dimmed slightly, revealing what looked at first to be a human being but it was almost entirely of energy.
"My apologies," the figure said. "I have company so rarely that I am not used to adjusting my appearance for other species."