Exiles of Damara
Cult of the Dragon
The Cult of the Dragon, is a semi-religious evil organization venerating dracoliches, founded by Sammaster, a powerful wizard. Sammaster possessed great power, however, the additional power brought delusions of godhood and madness, and he came to believe in time that “dead dragons shall rule the world entirely”. He worked toward that goal, fighting the Chosen of Mystra and even the god Lathander along the way. While Sammaster has died, risen as a lich, and fallen again, his cult lived on, and continues to threaten the Western Heartlands.
The Cult of the Dragon venerates dragons, evil dragons in particular, and (specifically) dead evil dragons. They reanimate gargantuan corpses as powerful and fell dracoliches. The Cult acts as an information network for its draconian “masters”, bringing gems and riches as offerings, and encouraging evil dragons to become dracoliches. Their belief is that dracoliches are destined to one day rule Faerûn and beyond.