With the location of the dragon’s lair now revealed, you head out once more to face whatever it is you have to face to save Christmas. As you head out the door you turn around to thank Linus for his warm, but eventful, welcome into his tower. But when you turn around you find nothing but a small penguin standing in the spot you could have sworn Linus was standing in.
— “Hmm, I guess Linus has more important magic stuff to do than to say goodbye to us. Ah well, let us get moving to Draberget!” dAnkan says as the door magically closes behind you with a bang.
— “I don’t know about you, but I haven’t got the slightest clue of where this ‘Drakberget’ is. I never put much thought into those pointy rocks you call mountains, I just like to remember the names of groggs.” you answer with a nervous chuckle.
— “Now that I think about it I have no clue where Drakberget is either and since I can’t get the door open to Linus’ tower again, asking him seems to be out of the question.” dAnkan says while also trying to find some more eggnog.
You stand there pondering what to do next, determined to do whatever it takes to get to that mountain, while you hear dAnkan grunt as it seems he’s out of eggnog. Then it hits you, on your way to the tower you passed by a big, but rundown, building which had to be, as the doors were shaped like an old-timey book, a library.
— “Hey my paladin friend, remember that building with the book shaped door we passed on our way here to Linus? Maybe it has some old forgotten book that mentions where Drakberget might be, from the time dragons ruled the skies here in Yuletide.” you excitedly ask dAnkan.
— “Of course I remember, I remember everything. Except for packing more eggnog it seems, I’ve already run out of that delicious thing…but let us get moving there with haste.” dAnkan answers you as you see a single tear fall off his beak.
When you finally reach the library and open its doors you see that the building is filled with a lot of cobweb and dust, and every footstep echoes as you go further in between the high bookshelves. You and dAnkan open every book you can find, hoping that one might contain the whereabouts of the dragon’s mountain. But you only find that all the books have the same title, ”dJulkalendern”, and it only contains weird numbers such as 23, 5 and 2023. Without any luck it seems that this quest might have reached its end, but just as you are about to give up you see a locked door leading to the “Archive”.
— “Look over here, a locked door. My lockpicking is a little out of practice so I don’t think I’m going to get this door open. If only Linus was here, maybe he could time travel us way back to a time when the door was open.” dAnkan says as he examines the door.
— “Don’t be stupid dAnkan, there is no such thing as time travel. If there was, we could just go back to before the dragon came and save Santa that way. Now that I think about it, that would be a lot easier than all of this ‘questing’ that we are doing. But oh well, let’s put our heads together and maybe we can get this door open instead, if we think hard enough we might remember a way to open this door.” you answer dAnkan as you also start to examine the door.
As you try to remember another way to open the door it mysteriously opens by itself, almost as if someone on the other side opened it for you. You step into the archive, being so dark you decide to cast a light spell revealing the inside of the archive. In the corner you see the shape of a very lifelike statue. You and dAnkan look at eachother, uncertain of what to do next.
— “Good thinking with that light spell, you clerics are useful from time to time. There doesn’t seem to be any books in here, only that weird statue that is giving me the creeps. Do you think it’s safe to approach it, it’s not going to be a weird ‘mimic statue’ or something right?” dAnkan asks you as he looks over at the statue.
— “Well there is only one way to find out. Remember, this might be our only chance to find Drakberget and save Santa, there is too much at risk not to approach it.” you answer as you walk toward the statue, ready for whatever might happen.