The Dragon Riders are a coalition of elves, humans and dragons. The role of the Riders is more than uniting the Elves and Dragons: they are keepers of the peace throughout the land of Alagaësia, and are respected and honored by the people they served. There were both male and female Riders, all of whom were able to use magic. The Riders not only are peacekeepers, they are healers, scholars and the strongest magicians throughout the land.

They have special swords, forged using a special metal, avaliable only to the best elf swordsmith, Aetri. Every new rider goes to her once his or hers master thinks he or her is ready.