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Linaras, 15th day of Reapember, 432 AC
Waking Hour falling 8
The Palanthas Herald

Dragonriders Fight Above Caergoth

by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Deepkolt 25, 421 AC

Caergoth -This past Misham a sight not seen in many a year, was once more seen in the skies above Caergoth, a solamnic knight mounted upon a shining silver fought a mighty red.

It was approaching sunset when they first appeared, the bellowing roars of the huge red drawing the eyes of the city skyward. Both dragons had already suffered numerous small wounds, but appeared to be eager for the battle as they continued to fight, as did both their riders. The battle went on for several minutes neither striking a significant hit as they swooped and soared. Finally the solamnic knight upon the silver managed to hit the red with his dragonlance, the wound cost the smaller silver though, the red tearing many scales from it's exposed underbelly. Silver dragon scales and volatile red dragon blood rained down over the shocked city, as the warring beasts separated. The red apparently badly injured, flew away to the east, hotly pursued by the silver.

"We have no idea who any of these combatants were," said Victor uth Andine spokesman for the solamnic knights of Caergoth. "We have checked our registers and have no clue as to the identity of the solamnic knight. We have also contacted a good dragon to see if they know anything we don't. However, we were unable to find out anything that way either."

The blood from the wound of the red splashed over a wide section of the city near docks, striking several people who were severely burnt by the fluid. A greater concentration melted the marble statue of Tierney the Compassionate, the centre of the public drinking fountain at the intersection of River avenue and Tanners lane. On the advice of the Kingfishers, specifically their dragon expert Raelene uth Nuelan, the Caergoth town guard issued a decree forbidding anyone going near the area until it is thoroughly cleansed.

The Caergoth guard also ordered all citizens remain at a distance from the silver dragon scales and let them deal with them, but only a few found. "We ask that all those that took the fallen scales as souvenirs to please turn them in to the Guard," Sir Raelene said. "Even if they aren't contaminated by the reds blood, they could still be dangerous in their own right."