Fragment from The Drangleic Cycle: A Very Short Introduction. Chapter Four: Religious interpretations
The Drangleic Cycle holds a particular importance in the cosmological and philosophical views of both the Church of the Deep, and Draconism. The former views the Cycle as a prefiguration of Aldrich's enlightenment and teachings, while the latter views the unknown author of the Cycle(Believed by Draconists to be more likely Magerold of Lanafir than Cale, though see Voss(992) for a Draconist view of the Mauglinite authorship theory) as either a Draconist, or someone with strong Draconist sympathies.
Draconist scholars tend to favor the Vendrick manuscript as being the canonical and earlier version, while Aldrichite scholars view the Aldia manuscript as canonical. Indeed, the Aldrichite view has Aldia himself as a kind of failed or proto-Aldrich, drawing near to the Deep Enlightenment, with some early Deacons of the Deep viewing the Chosen Undead as a tutor of Aldrich himself(mostly notably Deacons Xix and Tinefy).
The Draconists, on the other hand, see the Aldia manuscript as a later forgery and the Vendrick manuscript as canonical. The Drangleic cycle, in this view, serves as a forceful demonstration of the folly of greed and ambition in the persons of the Old Ones and the ultimate wisdom of the Draconic Mysteries as expressed in the celebrated Shalquoir, Vendrick, and Ancient Dragon dialogues found within the Drangleic Cycle...