The protagonist of Divinity II has a promising origin. As a Dragon Slayer disciple he/she has dedicated his/her life to the eradication of the hated Dragon Knights. Originally emissaries of the ancient and once revered dragons, the knights were given the gifts of long life, power, wealth, and above all the ability to transform into a lesser form of a dragon. The Dragon Knights were very powerful, influential, and in some cases worshiped by the people they protected, but when the Damned One raged war on humanity they sided with him. Their betrayal was never forgiven, and to this day they are hunted by the Slayers to avenge those who were killed because of their actions.