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The Fire At The Gates
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Weapons of Fantasy and Science Fiction - The dragon and the magical ring - Part 1
|Dragon. Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: July, 2005|
An old Nordic folk tale relates how a huge dragon came down from the northeren parts of the country to ravage the land. Wherever the huge dragon settled, it stayed for several years. It ate and ate and devoured every living being near it. After it turned the land for a barren wasteland it moved on, reaching a new area and starting to feed again, starting to turn the new place into a wasteland as well. It was feared that the dragon would never stop till it ate every living thing on the face of the earth.
The dragon was enourmous. It possessed a round, bloated body, long hind legs and short forelegs, much like the extinct dinosaur Tyrannosaur Rex. It had a long serpentine neck and an even longer tail, incredibly long. It could jump more than a mile away, thus traveling great distances in a twinkling. The dragon's eyes were enourmous, casting a great light as if they were huge lamps. Everyone who stared into the monster's eyes was hypnotized by the dragon's power and forced to march right into its jaws to be devoured by the merciless jaws.
Several attempts were made to fight the dragon but the giant creature possessed scales harder than any known substance and no blade, spear or arrow could penetrate the dragon's defenses.
Kinds and rulers who knew the dragon was approaching their kingdoms offered great riches to any who would be able to defeat the dragon but all who tried, failed. Even fire was tried but it proved powerless to harm the armored serpent.
There was only one faint hope. There was a tradition that the magicians held that there existed a magical ring used by King Solomon himself. The magician thought that if anyone could get hold of the ring and decipher the secret writings inside it, he would learn how to defeat the dragon.
Alas, as is often the case in tales of fantasy and science fiction, no one knew where the ring lay.