|The Great Nogard|
|Profession:|| DragonVale Keeper|
Dragon Park Ambassador of the School of the Blazing Gale
Wizard Council leader
|Date of Birth:||April 23, 1975|
|Date of Death:||Unknown|
The Great Nogard (born April 23, 2175), also known as Gwyddion is a renowned wizard known for creating the DragonVale. He is presently the leader of the Wizard Council and one of the most famous wizards, and brilliant in magic and Dragonology despite his ample eccentricities. He currently lives in his private castle in the Grand City.
Nogard had a humble upbringing. He was born in a small, dilapidated city called Mirkee City, on the banks of the Aichpey River. His parents, Cigam and Rorecros died of a disease caused by the constant miasma in the area. Orphaned from a young age, he had never seen a real dragon except for the sad creatures that were forced to power the factories.
From an early age he was fascinated with the dragons. He knew that many species were on the verge of extinction, and often wondered who would be brave enough to help them, if such a thing were possible.
One day, he decided to help one of the factory dragons, a fire dragon, escape. They escaped the city and flew far away, where they finally settled in The Great Forest and lived among the plant dragons for eight years. During this time, Nogard learned about dragons and began practicing pyromancy. But when his tribe became destroyed when the part of the forest they lived in was cut, and Ember, his fire dragon, was killed by a merciless dragon-hating tree cutter, he remembered wondering when he was younger who would be brave enough to help the dragons. He knew then that it had to be him.
Creation of the Vale
School of the Blazing Gale
Although he never attended the school, as magic was rare in his childhood home, Nogard became the dragon park ambassador of the School of the Blazing Gale around 2236. The school's attributes suited him well.
Leader of the Council of Wizards
In 2222, Nogard campaigned to lead the Wizard Council. He began a political party, the Harmonial Party. He was indeed voted into the role, beating out both of the other nominees. He succeeded Hilbert Shrub, who had been leader for eight years running. Nogard currently holds the record for longest time served by a leader of the Wizard Council.
Return of the Cataclysm
In 2275, when the Second Cataclysm hit, Nogard sacrificed himself, staying around to help all of the dragons and people onto the Floating Islands. The Cataclysm consumed him, and many thought he died. In fact, the Cataclysm sent him forwards 1000 years into the future, until the Wizards returned to the Surface. From then on, he called himself Gwyddion, "the old one".
He came up with the idea of creating the Vale, discovered many species of dragons, and did much more. He has practiced many kinds of magic, including pyromancy (when he was with Ember) and arboromancy.
Nogard is recognized for the the discovery of many dragons. One of his more notable finds was the Spectre Dragon. He is also credited with the finding of the Delirium Dragon and the explanation that the form of a dragon isn't important as the imagination it brews from being seen, and the Procyon Dragon and the explanation that you shouldn't judge a star by the brightness of its twinkle.
Nogard wrote The Book of Dragons, a dragon guidebook to help park owners learn about dragons.
- Juniper (Plant Dragon)
- Redgaze (Fire Dragon)
- Boulder (Earth Dragon)
- Nanuk (Cold Dragon)
- Blitzen (Lightning Dragon)
- Splash (Water Dragon)
- Levi (Water Dragon)
- Skye (Air Dragon)
- Flaps (Air Dragon)
- Tinker (Metal Dragon)
- Dazzle (Light Dragon)
- Shadow (Dark Dragon)
- Pompy (Lava Dragon)
- Vesuvius (Lava Dragon)
- Mimsy (Moss Dragon)
- Borogoves (Moss Dragon)
- Oakheart (Tree Dragon)
- Barky (Tree Dragon)
- Rowan (Evergreen Dragon)
- Russell (Evergreen Dragon)
- Boreal (Evergreen Dragon)
- Jotun (Glacier Dragon)
- Nippy (Lichen Dragon)
- Berg (Mountain Dragon)
- Monty (Mountain Dragon)
- Crackle (Ash Dragon)
- Twitch (Ash Dragon)
- Spike (Cactus Dragon)
- Battery (Current Dragon)
- Smithson (Forge Dragon)
- Skullios (Bone Dragon)
- George (Firework Dragon)
- Fenrir (Ragnarok Dragon)
- Bizurian (Bizurian Dragon)
- And a lot more
- "My dear Noel, a star shouldn't be judged by the brightness of its twinkle."
- —Nogard to Noel dePlante
- "The form of a dragon, and any other creature, is not as important as the imagination it brews."
- —Nogard, after the discovery of the delirium dragon
- "Why should I have to receive money? Having dragons around me all day, there is not enough DragonCash in the Vale to pay that."
- —Nogard, after the Council of Wizards wanted to give him money for all his work
- "Dragons shouldn't be judged by their actions in the past, but of their promises for the future."
- —Nogard, to encourage the wizards to bring Dark dragons back to our world, even with the fear of a repeating of the events in The Dark War
- "If I'm not spending every minute of every day doing things I love, what is the point of living?"
- —Nogard, in response to Astrid the Breezer commenting that he had too much on his plate
- A Wizard Among Wizards, The Great Nogard (2261 ASW)