With the defeat of the order, the Blood Dragons were reborn under Walach Harkon, and the living people of the area suffered through the long years of a reign of terror. Only when the witch hunter Gunther van Hel revealed the truth was the keep put under a lengthy siege by an imperial army. Although the order was officially destroyed when the keep finally fell, many of its knights survived.
"Badge of the Order of the Dragon, gold thread couched in coloured silks, with a glass bead forming the eye. The Badge was originally work on a mantle of the Order which was founded by King Sigismuind of Hungary (1414-37) to combat the infidel" (Museum date: 1387) Bayerisches Nationalmuseum