The history of the Amethyst tribe of dragons is similar to that of the other dragon tribes; they inhabited their territory long before the Land of Dragons became known as Deltora, and were aware of the forthcoming cataclysm that fused it with the land that was Pirra but later became the Shadowlands. They thus took flight as it occurred, and later landed safely after its effects had subsided. The Amethyst dragons also became aware of the emergence of the Amethyst from within the depths of the land after it was claimed by the people of Tora, and of its addition to the Belt of Deltora. They were later hunted to the verge of extinction, with Veritas-the only known survivor-going into an enchanted sleep for centuries at the behest of Doran the Dragonlover. He was later reawakened by Lief to join in the efforts to save Deltora from the Four Sisters and the Grey tide; whether or not the species was able to repopulate afterwards is unknown.