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The Dragon of Light is worshipped as the Sun God and the patron of (legitimate) Authority, Truth, Honor and Justice.

Elrath is the Dragon of Light and one of the six Elemental Dragons ruling Ashan. His servants seek to illuminate dark places, conquer evil, and celebrate individual valor and heroism. Elrath leads the radiant and immortal Angels, but they were almost exterminated during the Elder Wars. He is worshipped by the Church of the Dragon of Light, which became the official religion of the Holy Falcon Empire in 48 YSD. Before then, the Falcon Empire worshipped Ylath, the Dragon of Air.

Elrath is the most resplendent of the Elemental Dragons. His features are all about nobility and authority. His elegant scales are of the purest gold, but instead of merely reflecting the light, they literally shine from within. His wings are not scaly, but feathery, like his children the Angels. Elrath has no “Dragon breath”, but when his righteous wrath is stirred, his eyes burst into a streak of blinding light.

Elrath himself is usually not depicted as a dragon at all in the art of the Empire, being thought as an abstract "Holy Light". While his avatar gold dragons exist, they remain elusive even to his worshippers. Some scholars believe this is to perpetuate the notion of true, out-of-reach light. However, this does not seem to apply to his angels, as they maintain a visible presence in Ashan and are commonly found in paintings and sculptures throughout the Empire.

Elrath once acted directly in Heroes V: Hammers of Fate, when he chose Freyda and blessed her with his power. He did not show himself and only spoke to her.

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