So I was working on a story about Girard and family and got the mental image of him and his siblings sitting around the campfire, learning draconic lore from their dad, maybe their first spells. I haven't really consulted the official D&D books for draconic lore, I'm mostly working with what we've seen in OOTS.


The Great Mother took peat from the swamps
The Great Mother took snow from the mountains
The Great Mother took sand from the deserts
The Great Mother took clay from the hills
The Great Mother took mud from the rivers
A, Tiam-At ar Takh, protect us!

The Great Mother made figures of peat
The Great Mother made figures of snow
The Great Mother made figures of sand
The Great Mother made figures of clay
The Great Mother made figures of mud
A, Tiam-At ar Takh, heal us!

The Great Mother breathed on the peat
The Great Mother breathed on the snow
The Great Mother breathed on the sand
The Great Mother breathed on the clay
The Great Mother breathed on the mud
A, Tiam-At ar Takh, teach us!

Black dragons were born from the peat
White dragons were born from the snow
Blue dragons were born from the sand
Red dragons were born from the clay
Green dragons were born from the mud
A, Tiam-At ar Takh, guide us!


Translation notes: I've basically taken what I know of draconic culture in OotS and worked backwards. I did not use the D&D version of the Draconic language here, instead making up my own version. Tiamat, if I recall correctly, is referred to in-comic as the Mother of Dragons, hence I chose to translate her name as Tiam-At, Great Mother. The word takh has multiple meanings. It can mean "The People", meaning all chromatic dragons, or "family", a central concept in draconic society, or, in the sense Tiamat used it when creating dragons, "life".

Repetition is an oft-used device in oral tradition, for ease of memorization.