Return of the Scarlet Empress
Also known as Terrestrial Exalted, the Dragon-Blooded received the blessing of The Five Great Elemental Dragons for the war with the Primordials. They are the weakest of all the Exalted but, unlike the others, their exaltation is passed through the bloodline. This created a massive difference between the numbers of other Exalted types and the Terrestrials. Numbers of Terrestrials have dwindled in recent days due to the civil war and many believe there are no more 5000 Dragon-Blooded alive at this time and almost half that number (about 2000) are in House Cathak. It is impossible to truly judge how many Terrestrials remain, however, because many of the houses do not discuss military strength due to mistrust.