Over the next half century, Dragonkind struggled against the Iksar' airborne army. Atrebe was succeeded by his son, Ganak, a most capable warrior. The war ended inconclusively over the Field of Bone with an aerial duel between Ganak, on his Sokokar mount, and Jaled-Dar, then leader of The Ring of Scale. Both were incinerated by magic and fire.
The Dragons retreated, but not before destroying the imperial palace and all Ganak's hatchlings in a daring final blaze of revenge.