(There are times when I have an idea in a dream, and when I wake up it plugs into my imagination and conscious mind, fleshes itself out, and then sits there going “ta-dah!” This concept is therefor not a request, more of a crazed fanfic, placed here for your amusement.)
- Locate (through divination) lair of a large dragon.
- Quest to get to and enter lair, and negotiate with dragon.
- Voluntary death of “potent and heroic” character (must be 12 character points or over)
- Assign dragon as a ritual effect to an Imperial Province, in the same manner as (eg Rivers Run Red).
“And so we came at last to the chamber of the great beast, and it looked down upon us and sneered. It knew that we longed to best it, for t’would be a glorious deed of legendary scale*, and it also knew we had no hope of doing so.
And Lord Corwin De Rondell**, the Unbeggared, stepped forth and bargained with his life for the service of the great beast. And when the bargain was completed, we degirded our brother, and said our farewells. And we left them there***.
And the Dragon swept out of its lair, and we marvelled at its majesty and awesome might, and it paused on a mighty crag, and declared its intent.****
And as it flew off into Imperial service, we wept for what we had seen, and for what we had done, and we told ourselves that it was worth the price…
And all through that summer, the Jotun in Liathaven suffered beneath the attacks of the Dragon, and were as helpless prey before it, and they knew not succour nor sanctuary, and were as a helpless mob…”*****
*Yes, it’s Dawn. Nobody else would try something like this…
***Sacrifice gets eaten. Memory gets eaten. Possibly Soul also gets consumed. It’ll certainly take them a LONG time to get back through the labyrinth, if they even enter it. Certainly no True Liao vision has involved being eaten by a dragon. Oh look, heresy…
****Dragon then decides to what extent it will do what it’s been asked, depending on RP and calibre of the sacrifice.
*****Jotun forces in Liathaven take 10% attrition to all armies, They may not move, they may not give or recieve orders. They may not resupply.