The Seshnegi held that the rulers of Kralorela were Dragon People – a tribe of humans who were dragons and vice versa. Hykim is depicted as a great dragon, and all of the Hsunchen groups revere a dragon as the origin of beasts. Kralorela has the largest dragonewt colonies in Glorantha, larger than even Dragon Pass.
The Kralorelans claim that their emperor, is a True Dragon, and the Living Infinite. The Kralorelans believe that some people are dragons, including the emperor and the exarchs, as well as some others. The first Dragon Emperor established the Circle of Infinite Power, later called the exarchs. So we have a human society presided over by a dragon and its Circle of Infinite Power.
Now we know that somehow the God Learners managed to take that power away – the Kralorelans could no longer command the dragons. And so the Kralorelans accepted the New Dragon Ring, but they lost that power. The New Dragon Ring sponsored cults like the Path of Immanent Mastery, whose members can become dragons, but the is a different approach.
The primary function of the Dragon Emperor is spiritual and magical – to maintain the flow of magical energies through the Lands of Splendor. His life is spent in ceremony and meditation. His every word is a sacred command, but he leaves governing and administration to lessers.
With the largest dragonewt colonies in Glorantha, and a focus on dragons, does that mean in Kralorela that dragonewts are more intertwined with human society? Sort of. But through the person of the Dragon Emperor. The dragonewts serve Godunya and are obedient to him, but not to other humans. They are not otherwise “intertwined” with human society, if that makes sense.
Where are their nests? Check out the Kralorela chapter of the Guide. Chi Ting has dragonewt roads that connect it to three large dragonewt cities, each the size of Dragon’s Eye.