Dragon's Pit

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Encounter Conditions

Initial Text

As the beggar told you, a chasm opens in the mountains near town. You can feel waves of heat emerging from the cave and smell a hint of charred stone over the ever-present scent of dust.

Something deep in the cave is growling, a slow deep breathing that shakes your bones.

(And, if you have not successfully plucked the flower of the dragon)
A single flower glows in the shadowy depths of the cave.

Summary of Choices

  1. Challenge the beast - ends encounters*, or with ? Fire Defense and a sword/spear weapon, unlock Dead Dragon's Pit
  2. Sneak past - ends encounters*. or with ? Stealth Defense, gain dusty coin
  3. Pluck the flower (if you haven't plucked flower today) - gain 2 XP Will, or with CONDITION??, gain flower of the dragon
  4. Beat a retreat - gain 2 XP Reflexes

Choice Text and Results

Challenge the beast

With insufficient Fire Defense:

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You charge the dragon as a wall of flame crashes down on you.

Or, with sword or spear weapon equipped:
You charge the dragon, <sword/spear> in hand, wading through a wall of flame to impale the beast.

And for both above:
You black out from the pain, waking up with the taste of dust in your mouth but oddly uninjured.

The world seems clearer, bereft of the cloud of dust lingering at its edges.

Or, with sufficient Fire Defense:

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You charge the dragon, wading through a river of flame to close the distance, but cannot pierce the dragon's hide. Eventually, it forces you back from the mouth of the cave, bleeding from multiple wounds.

You've earned 4 XP in Strength

Or, with sufficient Fire Defense (6 worked for me, less may be okay?) and a sword or spear weapon equipped:

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You charge the dragon, <sword/spear> in hand, wading through a wall of flame to impale the beast. It writhes in pain, leaving a trail of molten blood as it dies.

Sneak past

With 0? Stealth Power:

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You slip past the massive scaled form, but find its head staring you down as you search for a souvenir. Its horrifying jaws close on you as the world goes dark. You return to consciousness later, strangely uninjured but with the tang of dusty blood in your mouth.

The world seems clearer, bereft of the cloud of dust lingering at its edges.

With ?? stealth power:

You slip by the massive creature, grabbing a souvenir on your way back out as its scaled head turns towards you.

You found: dusty coin

Pluck the flower

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You reach out, but your hand passes through the flower as though it's just dust and air.

You've earned 2 XP in Will

Or, with Burning Vision condition?

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You reach out as the flower grows brighter. The dust and mists swirl around it, gathering together into an almost physical object as you pluck it.

You found: flower of the dragon

Beat a retreat

You beat a hasty retreat, learning the better part of valor as you flee.

You've earned 2 XP in Reflexes

Notes

This encounter does not consume energy.

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