The Wyrmspawn were all once mortals, belonging to many different races but sharing a love of gold and treasure and material wealth, united by their common greed. Through their avarice, the slow corruptive influence of Drakkisan, the Great Old Wyrm, the Dreaming Dragon, wormed its way into their minds. In their dreams they saw visions of fabulous wealth, tempting them to venture into the dark and buried corners of the world in search of vast fortunes. By the time they finally discovered the source of their visions, their wills had fallen completely under the thrall of the Great Old Wyrm. Down in the depths, before the great treasure hoard, the enthralled mortals are instilled with the dark essence of Drakkisan, their bodies undergoing a painful transformation. Soft skin splits to reveal knobbly scales and rough lizard-hide, bones reshape themselves into new forms, horns and claws and tails and even wings sprout from the twisting bodies of the enthralled. In the end, they are unrecognizable as whatever they were before their transformation. Thus do they become the Wyrmcult Supplicants.
Supplicants barely remember who and what they were before their re-shaping by the essence of Drakkisan. No longer do they hold desires and dreams of their own, nor do they retain the lust for riches that allowed the Dreaming Dragon to gain a foothold in their minds to begin with. Supplicants make up the vast majority of the Wyrmcult, worshiping Drakkisan with zealous veneration. The Wyrmcult's prime objective is to increase the treasure hoard of Drakkisan at any cost, and the supplicants bear the Wyrm's will out into the world with this goal in mind. To outsiders, the Wyrmcult is presented as a religious order, a secretive brotherhood that attempts to attract wealthy patrons and sponsors in exchange for promises of power and influence. But when subtle means fail the Wyrmcult will arm itself and launch raids upon treasuries, prosperous settlements, and the manors and palaces of wealthy nobility, gathering every last gold coin they can find to bring back to the great hoard, slaughtering any who stand in their way.