Smoke rises in the air as the people gather before the altar, the meeting place between the townspeople and the pit, to offer their sacrifice of blood and flesh.
Years ago, the people were visited by the Dragon, in fire and fury it came to terrorize them, ending their peaceful lives and bringing in an age of fear and torment. Cries for help were ignored, for all the boasts of chivalry from elegantly groomed knights, the beast revealed their true colours and made their hearts tremble. In fearful desperation the lord of the town appealed to their tormentor, reaching a bargain of peace and coexistence for all, all for the price of living blood and flesh in daily offerings. For weeks the deal was met, with livestock led towards the altar, their lives given for the safety of the people and the satisfaction of the Dragon. But the time came, one cold winter’s day, that all cattle were gone, and drastic action was taken to appease the terror that resided with them. Living fl