The Great Split was a time of massive upheaval in draconic history. In a last effort to understand humans and prevent what looked to be an inevitable war (which would cause major losses on both sides), some of the Draconi and Asiati made the decision to assume human form. Their efforts ultimately failed, instead creating several new subspecies of dragon and an entirely new off-shoot of humanoids called the Dracovari.

Dragons view the Split as probably their worst failure and biggest embarrassment, and will rarely be drawn into a discussion about it. So devastating was it to draconic society that it was almost immediately followed by the first of the Great Migrations, during which most of the dragons left Earth? altogether (fleeing to newly created Nirim?) and the remainder were killed off by their human rivals.