Tyranny of Dragons
Cult of the Dragon
The Cult of the Dragon, also known as Wearers of Purple, is a semi-religious evil organization venerating undead dragons, or dracoliches, founded by Sammaster, a powerful wizard. Sammaster possessed great power, in a manner similar to Elminster and Khelben “Blackstaff” Arunsun. In Sammaster’s case however, the additional power brought delusions of godhood and madness, and he came to believe in time that “dead dragons shall rule the world entirely” and began to work toward that goal, fighting the several Chosen of Mystra and even the god Lathander along the way. While Sammaster has died, risen as a lich, and fallen again, his cult lived on, and continued to threaten the Western Heartlands.
More recently, lead by a mysterious new figure, they have been focusing on a new plan…bringing Tiamat bodily back to Toril from her imprisonment in the nine hells.