Lanta 5: Eyes of Bitana
A red dragon almost as large as his older brother, Hellema, but his overall height keeps him from being as intimidating. Considered by most of his kind to be average, Niota has dragged his claws along his sides and back to give himself “battle scars.” His forehead is tall and eyes are set deep into his skull, giving him a ghastly look.
Niota Rellum is a member of the red dragon Rellum family found in Lish Hom Non. He was relatively unheard of before the Dark Surge, but at the end of the war came the finger pointing. It is now known that Niota was the first to be captured by the drow before the Dark Surge and tortured until he told them how to enter the Valley of Dragons. He relented and the drow kidnapped more than half of the dragons in the valley.
When the war ended, the silver dragon Kulsha Esovoz accused Niota Rellum of being weak and attacked him. It took the Zalri to end the fight, but nothing could end the shame Niota felt of betraying his kin. He fled the valley to live the rest of his life alone, only to realize that Kulsha was following him.
It is a story heard by only those who have a special interest in Lish Hom Non, but it is said that somewhere in a human city is Niota Rellum, hiding from Kulsha Esovoz. Up until the party met Ogimbus La’wy’a, this story was unimportant. The mage theorizes that Yulaf is Kulsha and is using his influences as Head of the Mage Guild to find Niota. His theory of Niota, however, has proven to be all but dead. He believes Davos to be the red dragon, but if Davos is actually an angel, where is Niota? No one knows, and the ones that should be looking for the two, the Dragon Raiders, do not seem interested in the legend.