<< A Dragon Emperor of the humans is mentioned in Ingolf's Saga
(KoS p188) at the fall of the EWF.>>
There is the possibility than a Dragon emperor only appeared when the Thrid Council conquered Dara Happa, usurping that Imperial position.
<<When Vistikos Lefteye started the EWF?>>
This seems least likely, given than Hrestol didn't mention such a position.
<<When Isgandrang enslaved the people?>>
This is after the Third Council was formed wasn't it?
<< When the Third Council was formed?>>
This seems to me the best bet. Those who wanted an Emperor and Imperial power, and a ruling council took over the rule of the Wyrms Friends, or at least the bit occupied by people as opposed to dragonic types.
<<When the Council demanded to be worshipped as Gods?>>
I would think they would be Emperors first, then gods.
<< It's been assumed that the Dragon Emperor was the head of the
Inner Brotherhood. OTOH he could just as easily be a lowly minister responsible for all undraconized humans, freeing the Inner Brotherhood for more exalted tasks.>>
IMO this is what the the Third Council did. The Inner Brotherhood, to avoid entanglements with the world, didn't actually do much governing, leaving a political void. The Third Council were those of a more materialist bent that seized temporal power because no one else really wanted it. I guess my sympathies are with the early EWFers and not those Third Council bastards, but I think the 826 schism was the beginning of the end for the EWF.
BTW does anyone else read EWF as "eee.yoo.ef." rather than "ee - -double-yoo-ef" since reading KoS?
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