Dragon Ravine (31 Page Ver.)
2: Now, be a good boy and fly for me, will ya?
4: Huh? Wahh!
SFX: BWOOM BWOOM BWOOM BWOOM
1: That ends your seventh attempt at the dragoneer exam,
2: Dash Turner.
3: You've failed... again.
4: You fell off again?!
6: This is your ninth time... isn't it?
8: enough already!
1: Do you remember your promise? You said that when you became a dragoneer,
2: you'd take me for a ride on one...
3: I know! You really think I'd forget that!
4: Next time, I'll pass for sure!
5: Just give it up, Dash.
6: You're nothing but talk! As if you have any REAL talent!
7: Even the calmest herbivore dragon goes berserk the minute you hop on!
8: Wh-what do you know?!
9: You think you're better than me just because you became a dragoneer first?!
10: You really think you'll ever get to take Lavender on a ride?
11: No way no way no way... time to wake up, man!
1: If I hear 'no way' one more time...
2: Hey, Lavender... if you really want to ride on a dragon so bad, I don't mind taking you for a ride, y'know?
3: You just ignore this loser and...
5: A bald eagle dragon! He must have come down to find something to eat...
5: I want to ride on Dash's dragon!
SFX: DRIP DRIP
6: I'd be more careful about my back and my words if I were you...
7: Y... you'll never ride a dragon! Never in your whole life!
9: You stupid idiots!
1: Guess I should have expected as much from the youngest daughter of the three Karness sisters, the strongest spear users in the village...
2: Do you know how long I've been waiting?!
3: Three years!!
4: At this rate, all this waiting...
5: is going to make me turn into a dragon before you ever get on one!
6: Pfft... yeah... wouldn't really surprise me... pfft!
8: I was just kidding!
9: You two fighting again?
10: Feels like I'm watching a lover's spat.
11: Wha... hey, I didn't know you were up there, Ramus!
12: Dash, let me put it to you straight...
13: If you don't pass your next dragoneer exam, consider yourself eternally disqualified.
1: What are you saying, Ramus? Just because you're a teacher, it doesn't give you the right to decide how many...
2: I wasn't the one who decided it.
3: There was a revision made to the dragoneer exam during the Ravine village headsmen meeting.
4: In times of emergency, dragoneers are required to protect the villages.
5: In other words, people who aren't serious about it have no right to take the exam...
6: But I AM serious about it!!
7: Every time I've taken the test, I've always tried my hardest to pass!!
8: Prove that during your final try, then! No matter what happens, it'll be your last..
9: You need to back up your words with actions, or else you'll just end up another loser...
10: Fine, I'll do it! Just you watch!!
11: Whether it's raining or storming, I'm gonna grab on tight and never let go!!
12: Ah... Dash...
1: Hey, Ramus... so you think this has something to do with...
2: Yeah... during the meeting, they said that Dash doesn't possess the blood of a true dragoneer. I argued with them, of course...
3: I know that he's trying desperately to break free from what he is.
4: But all I can do now is try and prod him ahead.
5: By the way, Lavender... you said you had a bug infestation in your garden, right?
6: Oh, yeah... no matter how many I catch, they just keep popping up.
7: I figured that'd be the case, so I cooked up a bug extermination serum.
8: Wow! You're so considerate, Ramus!
9: Teach me how to make it! I want to prep some for myself.
10: All you need to do is gather up mountain pepper, crush it, and then soak it in water. It may look transparent, but be careful you don't accidentally drink it... like Dash did...
11: Oh, uh... OK!
2: What do I need to do to be able to ride a dragon?
2: I managed to stay on for 10 seconds last time, but... yeah.
3: Ramus became a dragoneer at 5 years old, then became a teacher, so I had him teach me everything he knows.
4: Why can't you just do it as I taught you?!
5: But he usually ends up getting mad at me before the dragon does!
7: Why?! Why can't I do it?!
8: Grandpa, I want to hurry up and fly already!
SFX: BAM BAM
SFX: SKRITCH SKRITCH...
9: Get out...
10: You... demon!!
1: Dash... we're safe now.
2: Let's live a peaceful life here in this ravine!
3: I still remember...
4: how warm
5: his hands felt...
SFX: FWAP FWAP
SFX: OINGOSKO OINGOSKO
SFX: MUNCH MUNCH
6: OK, time for some practice...
7: A pig dragon should be no sweat!
10: Down, boy!
SFX: PAT PAT
SFX: OINK OINK
SFX: FWAP FWAP FWAP FWAP
4: A blue dragon nest...
5: This is bad... I'd better get out of here before the dragon gets back, or I'll be his lunch!
6: Glad I didn't hurt any of the eggs, though...
SFX: PAT PAT
1: We finally found the blue dragon nest...
2: That sure was one hell of a hike.
3: Who are these guys?
4: They aren't from our village...
5: Hurry up and carry 'em out! If a parent comes back, we'll all be scrambled eggs...
6: These going to be presented to the king, so don't drop 'em!
7: The eggs...
8: The purveyor to the king has really raised the prices. We should be able to sell 80% of this and make a killing! Nahahaha!
9: We just need to take as much as we can for now... until the Jiork army invades the ravine, that is! Gehahahaha!!
2: Who are you people?!
3: Where did you come from? Put back the eggs, you jerks!
4: Woah there... are you from the village?
5: Did you... happen to overhear us?
6: Yeah... I heard everything!
7: Gyahaha! Well I'll be!
8: You're a real honest idiot, you know that?!
9: It doesn't matter, you know... this'll all belong to us soon anyway.
1: This ravine has the greatest variety of dragons ever seen...
2: It could also serve as a strategic garrison to any army planning to march into other territories.
3: King Jiork plans to take over the entire ravine...
4: in order to expand his empire!
5: Gahahaha! Look at this guy!
6: What are ya, scared?
7: And you call HIM an honest idiot? Why'd you tell him all that?!
9: We're thief merchants... we aren't anyone's obedient vassals, you hear me?!
10: All we need to do here is cut his tongue out...
11: Oh no... I need to go tell the villagers!
2: Catch him!
3: What are you doing? Hurry up and kill him!
6: Oh no!
7: Relax! You'd just get killed by one of Jiork's soldiers in the end anyway! All you need to do is wait here for a bit, and a bald eagle dragon will come and gobble you up!
1: Why does our village have to be destroyed... for the sake of their greed?!
2: It... isn't fair...
3: Maybe we'll salt all their tongues and take those back as a souvenir!!
4: Screw you!!
2: His eyes... don't tell me...
3: he's a dracomage?!
4: One of those murderous demons who lived long ago...
5: who could use dragons like weapons to scorch the earth!!
6: But I thought they all died out...
1: Well, that was a waste.
2: If he really was the last one, we probably coulda sold him for a lot!
3: Ah well. Let's just get outta here...
1: The dragon caught him?!
2: Everyone's spent many long years building up this village...
3: We're not just gonna hand it over to you scumbags!!
1: Hey... look at that!
2: Heheh... it's Dash!
3: He's finally...
1: Owwwww! Lavender, that hurts!!
SFX: CRACK CRACK...
2: You're gonna break my ribs!
3: B-but I...
4: I'm afraid of heights...
6: Tell me that sooner!!
7: Dash!! Don't get too comfortable just because you've become a dragoneer...
8: You may have gotten permission to ride dragons as you please,
9: but you're still on your provisional period...
10: You need to successfully ride for a month, or else the village elders will revoke your privileges.
11: I know, I know!!
1: Ever since then, this dragon has let me ride it...
2: It felt so weird when it first happened.
4: the dragon's feelings were inside me!
5: At the same time, I felt this strange power inside myself.
6: Like I was somehow
7: controlling the dragon's anger, and amplifying it!
9: Stop daydreaming!
10: Look down!
11: Waahh... what's the big idea, Ramus?
13: But it's just... Lavender's hous...
ground: Dash! Congratulations on passing the test!!
1: I got so sick of waiting.
2: We let it grow out for a long time, then yesterday, Ramus and my sisters helped me cut it.
3: I'm glad you made it before it all wilted...
5: I love you guys!!
8: You idiot! Don't drop Lavender!!
9: That's right... how could I let those monsters destroy all the warmth we have here?
SFX: FROTH FROTH
1: The Jiork army is coming to the ravine?
2: Yeah! Jiork could crush a tiny village like this with his eyes closed! Unless you all get scared and just decide to hand it over to us, that is.
3: Hopefully, though, you're smart enough to realize that if you try to put up a fight like that stupid kid, you'll just end up as dragon fodder!
5: The girls in this village aren't half bad.
6: Guess all your female livestock
7: will be handed over to big Jiork bulls!
8: You son of a...
1: Shut up...
2: you maggots!
SFX: MY EYES!
SFX: MY THROAT!
SFX: SO SPICY!
SFX: SO HOOOOOT
SFX: WHAT IS THIS?!
1: Ramus... I'm going to gather the village elders and set up a meeting.
2: You should go inform the dragoneers in the surrounding areas that they need to tighten up their guard.
3: Yes, father!
4: Throw them in the prison!!
5: They're going to steal...
6: our village?!
2: Are you prepared to protect the ravine,
3: along with your dragons, no matter what?
4: Of course I am!
5: We were raised by comparing our own heights with these dragons!
6: The ravine is like a family member to us!!
7: And besides... I never want to see
8: those horrible sights
9: ever again.
1: This place
2: is different...
3: We have to protect...
4: our ravine!!
There are no comments