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Headscratchers / Dragon Slayer

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  • How did Princess Elspeth replace the tiles for the lottery with tiles that all had her name on it, and without her father the king finding out?
    • She likely had help. And no one was going to tell the King.
    • So who helped her then? Does she have a staff who would do it for her?

  • Why feed maidens to the dragon, why not livestock?
    • Basically because it's the traditional way of appeasing dragons. And it works - Vermithrax does spare the kingdom from rampages, apparently because of the sacrifices.
    • It's quite obviously a No Woman's Land.