There's one thing that's been playing on my mind a lot lately, how many dragons are stricken with torment exactly?
The Forgotten ritual cleansed Glint's mind and freed her thinking, she was able to conceive of new ideas and was open to new experiences such as empathy for the other races. The easy assumption is that it was Kralkatorrik doing this, of course, but what if it wasn't? What if whomever afflicted Kralkatorrik with the torment did so to all of the dragons? Not just the elders but the lessers as well that fell into step with the affliction as their lieutenants.
Here's a more interesting question, too: Why did the Forgotten believe that their ritual would work on Kralkatorrik? What were they trying to achieve with their ritual? The answer is immediately obvious in hindsight, they were attempting to cure Kralk's affliction. This however leads to an even more interesting question: How did the Forgotten know of the torment, let alone understand enough of its nature to plan to cure Kralkatorrik? This would imply that the Forgotten or someone involved with their kind was responsible for the torment affliction at one point. Who could that be, I wonder?
I won't speculate on the nature of the true villains hidden behind the veil but I can't help but notice that this is reminiscent of Mass Effect. In that narrative the leviathans were waiting behind the scenes and manipulating their pawns into doing their dirty work, they were actively encouraging and hoping for the destruction of the reapers so that they could step back out from the shadows and mind control all of the organic races again. They pretty much tell you as much in the leviathan DLC because they're smug, cocky sods.
I can't help but feel that that's the case here. I wonder if at some point in Tyria's distant past the dragons were the guardians of that world. Our real villain afflicted them with torment to take them out of the picture, intending to have the dragons sink into a neverending nightmarish sleep so tha they could step in and take control. Our true villains never intended for the dragons to wake up, so now that they have—and they're waking up mad—the villains of the piece have had to retreat into the background. They expect us to destroy the dragons so that they can come out of the woodwork and take control again.
There are a lot of potential antagonists in the lore who could be responsible for this and I find the potential story-behind-the-story here to be intriguing and compelling. I feel that this isn't just conjecture on my part because it was introspectively examining Glint's words and Kralk's words that brought me to htis point. Freeing Kralk from his torment seemed to have a similar effect to when the Forgotten freed Glint from her torment. Thus it's possible that all of the dragons are afflicted with a similar pain and torment, very possible, one that the Forgotten knew about and initially intended to cure.