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|“Their entire culture appears to be built around the hunting of Dragons, and exploiting their Elemental Powers!”|
The Dragon Hunters are a society led by Faith. They inhabit the first realm and hunt the Dragons to exploit their Elemental Powers with the use of Vengestone weaponry. Though they're a malevolent group, the hunters also oppose the ancient Oni, and kill anyone suspected of being one. After the original Ninja are sent to the first realm, the Dragon Hunters find and capture them, eventually discovering that they're Elemental Masters. During this time, they continue their purpose of hunting Dragons. They adapted to living on the harsh plains of the Realm of Oni and Dragons, having lost limbs replaced by machines.
As time passed, a tribe developed into a civilization, Iron Baron becoming their leader. He was able to achieve this title by fabricating a story in which he and a few others ventured into Oni Land and only he made it out alive. The others of his kind began to fear these Oni and Iron Baron appeared as someone who would care for and protect them, unaware that Oni had long been gone from the Realm.
From this, the tribe's culture became centered around the hunting and exploitation of Dragons, the other dominant race of the Realm, whether this be for food, work, or entertainment. The most greatest use for the beasts became using their Elemental Powers to lure in otheer Dragons. Having learned of the First Spinjitzu Master who was born of both Oni and Dragon and thus had a bond with Firstbourne, the mother of all Dragons (a story all children born in the Realm are told), Iron Baron viewed the hybrid as a coward for fleeing the Realm after failing to unite its races, and seeked to attract Firstbourne so he could wear the Dragon Armor in her nest and "control her to protect his fellow hunters from the Oni". The best of the hunters was a woman named Faith, a persistent believer in the First Spinjitzu Master (or someone of his lineage)'s return to wear the Dragon Armor and help the hunters escape. Despite her skill, Iron Baron forces her to wear a mask to hide her gender. She also had to go under the name of Heavy Metal. Under this alias, she managed to cleave off a bone of the Dragon mother, carving the Dragonbone Blade, a sword which could attract Elemental Powers. Iron Baron also ended up getting caught up in an encounter with Firstbourne, losing an arm, a leg, and his dignity.
They interrogate the three kidnapped Ninja, and assuming they're Oni, have them taken to the pit. When the Ninja reveal themselves to be Elemental Masters, Dragon Hunters slide down ropes to capture them.
They use the three to attract a Wind Dragon.
As they prepared to cook the dragon, the Ninja have plotted an escape and thanks to Wu and the Firstbourne, they were able to free the Dragons.
The Dragon Hunters come to a mutual decision that Iron Baron does not care about them, and only cares about himself. Jet Jack releases the ninja and Faith, and they agree to take the Dragon Hunters to stop Iron Baron from getting the Dragon Armor. Hope seems lost when they get to the destroyed bridge, but they instantly rejoice when Wu and Firstbourne emerge from the nest. Before Wu and the ninja leave for Ninjago , Faith is elected as their new leader, with Jet Jack as second in command. They then watch as Wu and the ninja travel through the portal on their dragons, and when questioned where they are going, Faith says they're going to Ninjago.
- The Dragon Hunters hunt Dragons with the intent of exploiting their Elemental Powers, and using them as meat.
- Creating an Elemental reaction lures in wild Dragons.
- The Dragon Hunters fear Oni, and they seek the elusive Firstbourne, who keeps the Dragon Armor in her nest, to protect them from the Oni.
- They eat many of the captured Dragons, explaining what they eat in the realm.
- They have a full society, with young children present as well.
- Iron Baron (leader)
- Heavy Metal (former second-in-command)
- Jet Jack
- Daddy No Legs
- Chew Toy
- "Rocky Dangerbuff" (formerly)
- "Dangerbuff Jr." (formerly)
- Various unnamed Dragon Hunters