"Of course, If that flying dinosaur and its friends thinks that killing a few soldiers and destroying a few helicopters is going to make Humanity cower before the dragons again, he is WRONG. Let's step up the game, shall we?"
--- US General Oliver Maxwell, commenting about the aftermath of the dragon's rampage to his Russian counterpart, Russian General Sergei Okhotnik. Sure enough, next time, when the dragon attacked another city again, it was brought low by a barrage of American MIM-72 Chaparral and Russian S-400 surface to air missiles.
"I'm at a quandary, gentlemen: my foolhardy mate's death will certainly show the rest of Dragonkind you Humans are not to be trifled with despite being so tiny (no offense), just as I always warned them. It shall also go far towards and prevent any...unpleasantness, in the future. But on the other claw, Brom WAS still slain by your forces, and despite being so pig-headed he was a well-meaning sire to our young drakes. I at once owe you vengeance AND gratitude...so frustrating! Well, I suppose it's best for all of us if we found a balance, yes?"
--- Essarah of Clan Blacktalon, mate of the (late) dragon who antagonized humankind; to the aforementioned generals during a peace conference.
"And so it was, that peace was established between the races of Humanity and Dragonkind; beginning with Clan Blacktalon, more and more dragons, upon reawakening in the modern world, too sought peace with them, having learnt, sometimes through painful experience, that Humans are no longer the easy pickings they were in the old days of sword and sorcery, and come to terms with it. In time, both races will learn to live and respect one another as equals - give or take a few stubborn, stupid or senseless ones from both races.
Yet, for Humanity, the sudden reawakening of Dragon-kind from their millennia-long slumber proved to only be the beginning of a transforming event of unthinkable proportions; for the dragons are not the only ones who are the only ones that are reappearing.
Across the world, something strange is occurring: mysterious creatures and monsters, once thought fiction and myth, had been discovered, first scattered sightings in isolated areas, but reports of their appearances are beginning to increase in frequency. More and more human children are born in many nations with powers that science had yet to explain. Entire civilizations - whom in human fairy-tales and fantasies would be called orcs, dwarves, elves, giants and the like, are re-appearing one after another, re-establishing themselves once more on Earth, coming to contact with a bewildered Humanity with a olive branch, or with a sword.
All are signs of what would become known as the Great Change. How it would affect Humanity and its modern civilization would take years, centuries to fully manifest, but one thing is abundantly clear: