With “House of the Dragon” getting lots of attention lately, it got us wondering about a possible attack here in North Carolina. Yes, really.

You know when you wake up in the morning and roll over to kiss your sweetheart and they go “Ooooooh! You better get away from me with that dragon breath!”… Yeah, this is not THAT kind of attack.

Dragons are mythical creatures, but just what IF there was a complete dragon takeover?

Our friends over at Shane Co. clearly have been watching the hit HBO show, and they put together some data on the what-ifs of this really happening.

“While dragons are (almost certainly) not real, we decided to play a little “what if…” and map out the regions of the U.S. where they would be most likely to thrive,” Shane Co. said in their research. “From habitats to food sources to treasure hotspots, we considered it all.”

There’s really good news for those of us in North Carolina, it turns out dragons would mostly flock to the western part of the United States.

“When considering the most ideal areas of the U.S. for a dragon to make their home, it’s important to know a few things. Dragons would favor areas of high elevation, places with plenty of parkland and relatively low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for a clean environment, and cities that don’t have many aviation facilities clogging up their airspace.”

Shane Co. ranked a bunch of U.S. cities on where it would be best – or worst – to be a dragon. And that’s where the good news comes for us here.

Let’s take a look at some of the key rankings.

best and worst places for dragons north Carolina