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The rathrea were dragons transformed by a secret ritual performed in Skelkor in Laerakond. Dragonborn called them ghost dragons.[1][note 1]


Rathrea were created when dragons failed to awaken after having consumed arambar. Those dragons eventually transformed into wraith-like, incorporeal glowing white spirits who had the ability to divine the future. This ability was limited to certain areas of information and timespans.[1]

The rathrea didn't live for much time, fading away in a few weeks. According to Gauwervyndhal, those rathrea "ascended" after they disappeared.[1]


The Empress Dragon Gauwervyndhal forced many of her dragon servants, even her own children, to consume arambar in order to commune with the dead primordial Arambar to obtain lost knowledge.[1] She prized the rathrea for their prophetic ability as it allowed her to outmaneuver her enemies.[1][2]




  1. Not to be confused with ghost dragons.


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