From Jayce’s own research, he knew that dragonlore permeated most cultures on Earth. “They had to have been here a long time ago.”
“The swarm arrived on Earth five-thousand years ago. Fed on humans, even enslaved some of the more advanced cultures,” Akilli explained.
“Wow.” Jayce shook his head. “That means that dragons did exist,” Jayce mumbled, in shock.
“Yes, in a sense. And they actually coveted gold and metals,” Quin added. “Only they didn’t sit on the treasure and sleep, like some stories say, but used it to replicate.” Quin looked slightly amused. “Maukons freaked you guys out for centuries, crept into your epigenetics. They wanted you to fear them, for eternity. Jaal, too. They made themselves look like strong ugly things with sharp teeth, pointy ears, claws.”