Vlad Dracul, ruler of Wallachia (nowadays part of Romania), the father of the famous Vlad III Dracula, joined the Order, as a knight, in 1431, in Nurnberg, Germany, and, since the membership of the Order of the Dragon was hereditary, the sons of Vlad Dracul (Radu the Fair and Vlad III, a.k.a. the Impaler) also became members of the Order.
Because of this membership and its symbol (the dragon), both sons were nicknamed Dracula (in Romanian: Son of the devil).
The real-life Dracula, Vlad III, the Prince of Wallachia, was so proud of his nickname that, during his 2nd and 3rd reign, he officially assumed the surname of Dracula, signing his writs as Wladyslaus Dragwlya.
The defining activity of the Ordo Draconum is the implementation of its museum project and mobilizing public support and voluntary contributions for aid.
We took over the dragon, the ancient emblem of the medieval Order of the Dragon, as a symbol.