I'm not much into lore, and I don't know all the details of stuff, so this will probably get fully answered in the first reply... but anyway, I was thinking if the Dragons went to sleep because they ran out of food, that means the dragons must have been low on power. Because lack of food makes one significantly weaker. First, why did the dragons awaken after sleeping for so long? Is it because they got too hungry? If yes, does that mean they were at their lowest point of power when they awoke? If no, it still must mean they are severely weakened, right? That they would be much stronger if they could stuff themselves again.
Maybe it is how the norn could knock a tooth out of Jormag's mouth? How else would a puny norn (well, puny compared to an Elder Dragon) knock out a tooth of a dragon the size of the mountain and supposedly with powers to match mother nature and rival even the human Gods.
Which may mean that future dragons we fight might be stronger than Zhaitan, as they've had more time to feed themselves?
Edited by Milennin, 30 November 2012 - 10:50 PM.