# prepub2 ## Page1 Kolb was a brave Nord warrior. One day his Chief asked Kolb to slay an evil dragon that threatened their village. "Go through the mountain pass, Kolb", his Chief said. "You will find the Dragon on the other side" Kolb took his favorite axe and shield and walked to the pass, where he found a cold cave, a windy cave, and a narrow trail. [Enter the cold cave](#Page17) [Enter the windy cave](#Page8) [Walk up the trail](#Page12) ## Page17 to his left. A ladder was nearby as well. [Take the smelly tunnel](#Page4) [Take the windy tunnel](#Page8) [Climb the ladder](#Page12) ## Page8 A strong gust of wind blew Kolb's torch out, and knocked him into a pit where he split his head and died. THE END ## Page12 Climbing up, Kolb found a camp. He met a wise man who shared bread and showed two paths to the dragon's lair. One went through the hills, the other through a marsh. ## Page4 Following the stench, Kolb found a filthy orc! The orc snarled and charged Kolb with his spiked club. [Raise Shield](#Page9) [Swing Axe](#Page13) ## Page9 The orc cackled as his club splintered Kolb's shield and smashed into his face. There Kolb died, and the orc had soup from his bones. THE END ## Page13 Before the orc could strike, Kolb swung his mighty axe. The orc's head and club fell uselessly to the floor. [Turn to Page](#Page3) ## Page3 Kolb stepped onto a rocky hill. He could see the dragon sleeping below, and a tavern off a road nearby. [Climb down](#Page16) [Visit tavern](#Page14) ## Page16 Kolb found the lair where the dragon slept, tendrils of smoke wafting from its nostrils. The air made Kolb's eyes sting, and he nearly slipped on the bones of men, picked clean. The beast lay on its side, the throat and belly both waiting targets. [Strike the Neck](#Page6) [Strike the Belly](#Page11) ## Page14 Kolb stopped at the tavern to rest before fighting the dragon. High elves ran the tavern, however, and poisoned his mead so they could steal his gold. THE END ## Page6 The head of the axe lodged itself in the tough, scaly neck of the beast. It wailed and thrashed, but Kolb held on and eventually sawed through the neck, killing the beast. Kolb returned home victorious, and his village was never bothered by the dragon again. THE END ## Page11 Kolb crept towards the belly of the beast, but no sooner had he taken his eyes off the head of the beast than it snapped him up and ate him whole, axe and all. THE END