To Appease the Terrible Dragon[The Dragon and the Maiden] [FxDragon] [Comedy of Errors] [Beauty and the Beast-ish]Seeking
: The MaidenNotes
: Things were good for the dragon. Having been driven from his nest when he came of age, he flew overland for many days until coming to a lush, frontier wilderness on the edge of a growing boomtown, and chanced upon a ruined temple in the mountains, perfect for a lair. All that seemed necessary to become a proper, established dragon was build up his lair, acquire some treasure, and do those things that dragons do. Using magic to disguise himself as a mortal man would let him interact with the locals, and soon enough he had established himself as an eccentric hermit that lived off in the woods.
The problem was, a dragon has to eat, doesn't he? Fortunately, wildlife was plentiful, but the problem was those damned shepherds, letting their flocks wander in the foothills. It wasn't the dragon's fault that goats and lost lambs were so tasty. He was absolutely willing to pay for the livestock he took, but for some reason, the shepherds and farmers seemed intent on misconstruing every little thing, and fled in terror rather than meet with him to discuss a reasonable amount of recompense for the devoured animals. They weren't too terrorized that they didn't take the gold he left for them, though. Then the ingrates had the nerve to hire dragon hunters to bring him down. The cheek!
Fortunately, the dragon enjoyed the challenge of battle as much as the next cold-blooded, majestic reptile, and the artifacts the hunters used in the battle were fine additions to the trove. No harm done, no grudges carried. Then the townsfolk arrived at a solution to the dragon "problem" that flummoxed the noble beast.
Since there were no convenient sacrificial stones in the hinterlands between town and lonely mountain, they built one. Since none of their womenfolk wanted to be eaten by the beast, they drafted one. Since the beast didn't immediately see the girl left out for its devouring pleasure, they lit a signal fire, attracting the notice of the dragon, who came to investigate....
Well. It seems that they left a peace offering. The only problem...what was a dragon meant to do
with a virtuous maiden?Elaboration:
This game is obviously a little tongue in cheek, a little bit 'comedy of errors'. While the dragon isn't necessarily dumb, he is a bit naive with regards to interacting with non-draggony people. While the prospective partner is more than invited to write up his or her own character, I have an idea that the maiden is going to be the more controlling partner in this relationship as she realizes that she's got a considerable bit more cunning and street smarts than the dragon. Considering that her election to the position of sacrifice was almost certainly non-consensual, she might decide that spending a few year's as a dragon's trophy maiden isn't a bad proposition, since a treasure-hoarding beast might be willing to set her up in a distant city with a fine purse of lucre in exchange for her troubles...
Although I'm not normally a fan of maiden+dragon sexcapades, something about the image I chose for the game made me interested in a romantic relationship developing between the pair as they get to know one another and get over the initial awkwardness of "Are you going to eat me?"