Just one thing I forgot to mention on Yahoo IM, you should sort of try to clarify that he was kidnapped. I thought originally that he was just knocked out and woke up in pain from some sort of terrorist attack [wouldn't that be ironic? In New York, the World Trade Centers were attacked and in Yew Nork, the Statue of Liberation gets attacked =P].
Anyway, Sentharn, this story is Mo's first installation into a series of not only books, but games, comics, etc. called Hearts Project. Your questions and more will be answered when the game, Hearts Project: Ballad of the First Era is released [btw, I am the head of Biohazardous, the team that is creating Hearts Project].
Edit: Although, to answer your Dragons question, the Dragons originated neither on Earth, nor Hearts. Btw, Mo. I forgot to mention, in any of your later stories, instead of Hearts, refer to the planet as The Planet [as that is the AOO's name for it before it is declared The Planet Hearts].
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