GELDERN (FOMC) – Geldern, which past is overshadowed by the killing of a dragon does penance. The fountain in the middle of the town still illustrates the horrible act. And even in the minds of the inhabitants of Geldern the act is still present. With the second Dragon and Fire Festival it commemorates the innocent creature which fell victim by the wicked attack of Wichard and Lupold of Pont then.
Festivities in the middle of Geldern
Invited as a guest of honour, the flying dragon Kalidra has been led through the town to the market place with a procession, where he could listen to music and watch a fire show. Due to his young age, he is only 500 years old, the inhabitants of Geldern and all visitors had to waive the spitting of fire by him.
Accusations against the welfare of dragons could be dispelled
Some visitors raised accusations of endangerment of the dragon welfare. The Knights of Kalios, who have devoted themselves to the care of the young dragon, could demonstrate the species-appropriate keeping to our satisfaction. In a conversation with a member of the Federal office, Kalidra confirms that he received the best care.
Attack at the market place of Geldern
Shortly before the end of the festivities marauding knights attacked the market place. The Knights of Kalios was not able to repel them. Only the intervention of boys and girls could stop the kidnapping of the dragon.
Suspected trade with dragon blood in
The Federal Office for Magical Creatures followed up indications that dragon blood was sold during the festivities illegally. An inspection though confirmed without doubt that it has been a voluntary donation of local dragons. The probes, which were taken as a precaution, will be used for a test of quality by members of the Federal Office.
For your information
The endangerment of dragon welfare is a serious offence. Most Dragons are living happily and willingly with chosen humans. From time to time these creatures are exploited.
If you think that dragons or other magical creatures are endangered try to contact the creature. If your concerns are still there please contact the Federal Office for Magical Creatures for an official review.