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Destructive “Salamander” Dead at Last
The quest to put an end to “the salamander’s” destructive attacks ended last night. The first attempt to accomplish this was a peaceful one. Warriors from the town of Liberalis in Trammel undertook a perilous journey to Felucca, through the northern desert in the new lands, so that they may try and talk the dragon out of doing any more harm. Rangers hidden near the dragon’s nest in the fire dungeon observed these negotiations for more than an hour, but the dragon was as stubborn as only an old dragon could be. At the end of the talks, the beast remained adamant that it would hunt where it wants, when it wants, and that it would spare no human lives in the process, if provoked. Just as the negotiations were failing, a man calling himself Alucard emerged from a gate with an ice wyrm following him. Although he was not affiliated with the group from Liberalis, he saw the salamander as an obvious threat, and sent his ice wyrm after the fire dragon. It is theorized that the ice wyrm’s affinity for cold was able to offset The Salamander’s impressive regenerative abilities. As a result, the salamander was easily killed, as it was unable to defend itself. 

Once the salamander was slain, Rangers from the Britannia Ranger Guild excavated its nest and found the bones of many humans, including some women and children. It seems that the salamander’s claim that it never attacked innocents was a complete lie, as its nest revealed the gruesome truth. If it had not been slain, more deaths probably would have resulted. The land is much safer now that this rogue dragon has finally been dispatched. The people of Britannia thank all those who took up arms against it until its weakness could finally be discovered. 

Published: November 2000
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