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  • Bard's nightmares of Smaug. Especially when Smaug tries to convince Bard that the Dwarves will turn against each other.
    Smaug: But there's only one King under the Mountain, and mine is the crown. The halls know me. The rock knows me. The gold knows me. They may call it dragon sickness when it twists their simple minds until they cannot judge friend from foe. Perhaps I'll wait until they tear each other apart in their greed.
    Bard: They won't!
    Smaug: Will you take that risk? A whispered thought in the false king's mind would be all that's needed to turn them against each other, and then against you. I'll wait. Anger and hate makes them taste all the sweeter.
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