The Dragon-Blooded, also known as the the Terrestrial Exalted, are the current rulers of Creation. Empowered by the Great Elemental Dragons and posessed of a life span of over two centuries, the dragon-blooded have ruled for over fifteen centuries. The Immaculate Order teaches that before their rulership, the world was dominated by the Anathema. Their power is passed down by blood inheritance, and purity of line tends to be very important to them, as pure-blooded terrestrials are more innately powerful than those who have a mortal parent, or even grandparent. Everyone fears an angry Dragon-Blood, both for their personal power, and for the vast organizations which they command.