You approach the statue with a slow pace, ready to run the other way if necessary. Upon reaching the pedestal it proudly stands on, you see a placard standing beside it. Upon translating the ancient text, with your awesome translating powers, you can make out; “Here stands Nikoli, beware his evil influence“.
— “What kind of name is Nikoli? And how in all of Christmas can a statue be evil, is it going to start throwing rocks at me?” dAnkan says to you with a sarcastic tone.
As soon as you both stop laughing you see the statue begin to move, almost like it heard you speak.
— “Who here disturbs my deep slumber of peace? Leave me alone, I require some peace.” The statue speaks with a mystical voice. “The two of you must surely leave, or my evil wrath you will receive.”
You take a step back, startled by what you just encountered. But with your determination to find the dragon and save Santa you hold your ground. With your weapons at the ready you once again approach the statue.
— “You will answer my questions statue; I’m not afraid.” You say as dAnkan cowers behind you. “We are in search of the mystical Drakberget, but we have no clue about its location. Reveal it to us and we will leave you be.”
— “The answer to your question is as clear as day, but to answer it, my little game you need to play. Before you on the ground, a little puzzle that I found. If you solve it, the answer to your problem will certainly appear. If not, my evil wrath you will surely fear.” The statue answers as you try to look brave.
On the ground before you, etched in the very floor, a puzzle with numbers and letters is portrayed. You could have sworn that it was not there a minute ago, but as you are talking with a statue with evil intentions who knows what it is capable of.
— “How can a statue, a thing that does not have any muscles, manage to etch a puzzle into the ground without leaving any trace. Are we sure this is not Linus playing some sort of magical hocus pocus trick on us?” dAnkan asks you with a nervous tone.
— “With how menacing this statue is, I do not think we can risk it. But come on, it is a statue, surely it has left some sort of trace for us to find right? Right…?” you answer back with an equally nervous tone.
— “Two brave heroes stand before me brave and strong, and the answer you gave was the opposite of wrong. The mountain you seek, and the door at its peak, is on the outskirts of Yuletide, where many heroes have died. Behind you at your feet, is a map folded real neat. With it you cannot miss, a lonely mountain created by a dragon’s sweet kiss.” The statue says with its final stone cold breath, slowly returning to its slumber you once found it in.
You pick up the map that appeared behind you, as mysteriously as the puzzle you just solved. With a quick glance you finally find what you have been looking for: Drakberget. But next to it you also find something peculiar, a place marked “Dragonic Runeblade: A Ghost Of Nightfall”.
— “Nononono… It cannot be right!? The mythical Dragonic Runeblade!” dAnkan bursts out.
— “The what and the who now? I have had enough weird names for one day already, and here you come with this Dragonic Rune…whatever it was again. Can we not just go to Drakberget already and get Santa out?” you ask dAnkan as he looks at you as if has just seen a ghost.
— “How have you not heard of the legendary Dragonic Runeblade. It is the weapon said to have slain more dragons than any other, but it was lost at the end of the war of dragons. If we get our hands on this weapon, that dragon will not stand a chance against us.” dAnkan answers back with an excited voice.
— “If you say so. Luckily for us, the marking on the map is right on our way over to Drakberget, we can get it on the way. Now let’s go, there is no time to waste here!” you say as you and dAnkan get moving towards a new adventure.