Dreygada is the earth mother. She is the land the soul of the world. She is worshiped by a race of Dryads know as the Drey. She has always been around but was never sentient until sometime after the forming of the orb, and the disappearance of the dragons.
The force that made her sentient is also killing her she is slowing being strangled by the corruption that has taken land due to the over abundance of magic.