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How to Tame a Dragon
     How would one tame a mythical beast such as a dragon? These creatures are skilled in the art of hiding and are very hard to track. With this said, why would an ordinary person want to tame something as massive as a dragon? Yes, they are magical and honored throughout. But these majestic beasts are fierce and unpredictable. One would have to be skilled and would have to be knowledgeable about this creature of legend. To an inexperienced tamer, finding and taming a dragon is difficult, but with these easy to follow steps, it’ll be a breeze to tame the majestic creature.
     First off the “wannabe” tamer would have to learn more about these magical dragons. The dragon is a mythical, fire breathing, air borne, massive, reptile of legend. These creatures are related to the ordinary everyday lizard, although it’s hard to believe, it’s true. They are not related to the dinosaurs, birds or even snakes, although these are examples of some of the myths associated with these creatures. These creatures were originally from the medieval time period, but now they live in the present time period due to mishaps in science. No, they do not steal maidens and eat them. Nor do they terrorize helpless farmers and trusted knights. These legends are the cause of their downfall or temporary hibernation. These majestic beasts have been hunted for their scales and meat, along with their front horns and skin. Now that the wannabe tamer lets name him John, has learned more about the dragon, it’s time to pick the right one to tame.
     Selecting a dragon is a complicated process. There are different types of these reptilian fire breathers out there. These giant reptiles vary in size, personality, and race. Yes, even dragons
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have different races. The tamer must carefully consider all of the qualities when making the choice. The first step to picking a dragon is choosing the sizes of the dragon, surprisingly, don’t vary in size much; it’s mainly broken down into four categories, monstrous, giant, big and small. Monstrous sized dragons usually are equal in size to a school building, maybe more. Giant dragons are roughly the size of a plane. The big ones are about the size of a semi. No, even the small ones are very small; they are about the same size as a minivan, roughly a bit more. In choosing the size of these beasts, one must always stick with their own size limit. One wouldn’t want to pick a dragon the size of a semi, when they themselves are lean and weak. It would be very difficult for the tamer.
     The next step to picking a dragon is the personality. The personalities of dragons are spread all over the board. The personality of a dragon mostly depends on the age of the reptilian beast. It also depends on the health of one. If a dragon is sick, he would most likely be irritable and aggressive. If healthy, their personality would be on a whole new scale. Old dragons usually have a snooty, knowing personality, while the younger ones have a more adventurous, naïve attitude. The full blown adults are more trustworthy than the older generation, though when mad, they go berserk. When picking a dragon’s personality always remember to base it off of one’s personality like if John’s personality is he’s over cheerful, then he would want to pick a dragon over cheerful just like him. It’s pretty simple, just takes some brain power. Though personality is important the most important aspect to picking a dragon is the race.
     The last and final step to picking a dragon is choosing the race. A race of a dragon usually ties with the color of one. Dragon races are quite unique, usually taking on an element. For example, fire dragons are red and breathe fire. Water dragons are blue or have a blue hue to them and breathe water. How do they do that? The world may never know. Ice dragons are usually white or white hued, ad breathe ice, while dark dragons are black or black hued and breathe dark energy, it is fairly fascinating when a dark dragon performs this technique. In picking the dragon’s race, the main point is to handle an element the tamer’s good with, like if John likes the dark and works well with it, he would pick a dark dragon. Ok, so John
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picks a healthy, young, dark dragon the size of a school building, he’s up for a challenge. Now that John has picked the desired dragon in which to tame, he can move on to finding his targeted dragon.
     After John has picked his tamee (the subject in whom the tamer is taming) he now would move on to finding the dragon of choice. Finding a dragon will prove to be time consuming along with difficult, as dragons are known for their techniques on hiding. With this said, this step may take months to complete. So John may need to pack some provisions for his journey into the unknown.
     The first step to finding a dragon is packing. John must not pack meat, for it will attract other animals luring off the targeted dragon. Instead pack a variety of fruits, veggies, and bread. John may also pack milk and cheese, though not a lot since it may go bad in the temperatures in the area. John will also pack a sleeping bag and something for entertainment; it must not be noisy or require too much light, for dragons have advanced hearing and sense of sight. They are able to see and hear the simplest movement even in the pitch black of night. So John will need to be quiet and still throughout the whole process of taming the dragon desired. John will need to gather gems of every size for luring the dragon closer. It’s a known fact that dragons of every race love collecting gems. It’s the shininess of the sparkling, attractive gems. Once that procedure is done, John can move on to actually finding the specimen of choice.
     The next step to finding a dragon is location. Location is everything to a dragon, and location depends on the race. Since John’s preferred dragon is dark, he would be able to find one in thick marshes. This will provide cover for John as well as the dragon being targeted. Dark dragons usually sun bathe, with the little light provided, in a shaded clearing not far from the marshes. A couple miles from the main clearing would be a smaller enclosed clearing, with a clear view of the main clearing, which would be perfect to hide in and wait out the desired dragon. But the main problem is there are many clearings in a marsh. So which one does John decide on? It’s best to look for clues.
     The last step in finding a dragon is looking for clues. Dragons love leaving false clues, so one must be careful in deciphering the original from the false. One clue may be footsteps;
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dragons leave massive implants in to the earth as they walk from one area to another. Another clue would have to be claw marks on trees; dragons love to groom themselves, maybe even more than humans do. The next clue is overly sized shadows. These may belong to a dragon flying through the air. Another clue would have to be a decrease in wildlife around an area, no birdsong or croaking of frogs to be heard. With those clues to follow, the next step in taming the dragon, is actually taming one.
     The first step to taming a dragon is setting the trap. Setting the trap is basically setting around the gems in a pile, shiniest ones first and the duller last, in the middle of the main clearing when the dragon isn’t there. One may also trap an animal to lure the dragon near. The animal may serve as a meal to a young dragon. The animal may not be necessary if one brought enough gems. One might want to save a few gems, for the taming of a dragon. Once the gems are set, John must now wait.
     The next step is waiting; it is the most tedious and tiresome of the steps. This is when the entertainment object, possibly a book, comes in handy. Now just sit back and read, don’t forget to keep an eye on the main clearing. Do not go to sleep! One wouldn’t want to miss their target. The dragon would approach the clearing with an air of dominance; this is possibly because it’s his clearing.
     The final step is taming the dragon. Taming a dragon is pretty easy, as long as one follows the steps correctly. Once the dragon enters the clearing he or she will immediately spot the pile of sparkling gems. The majestic beast will walk over to them and sniff the pile once before taking the gems in his mouth. This is the time to make one’s appearance known; this can be achieved by simply walking out of the cover of the marshes. Make sure the last of the gems are neatly placed in the dominate hand. The dragon will stop and stare at the walking object with gems. He or she will back away then walk forward, automatically earning the trust of one. This will be surprising though; don’t show the surprise in any motion.  So, the dragon will come closer and take the gems from the outstretched hand. The dragon from this point will be tamed and in one’s control. No, don’t go gallivanting destroying everything in one’s path. The dragon will absolutely hate that.
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      If one follows these easy steps it would be easy to tame a creature of this size and stature. Dark dragons are the hardest to tame, so that would be a good thing if one tames a dragon of different race. Now that one has followed these steps he or she can enjoy their tamed dragon in peace. Just remember to protect the dragon and feed it. Now, wasn’t that easy?
An essay I had to write in my college class. I got an A on it the teacher liked I hope you guys will too.
Firzenick Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I am making a champion suggestion for the game League of Legends. Is it OK with you if I use some information from this to help me along? I would put in a link to this page if you'd like.
I am suggesting a Dragon Tamer, and in my research this was the best I could find on Dragon Taming, so gratz on that, as well as on the A you got.
Friendofdraco Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Good writing, but I actually wonder if it isn't usually the more intelligent taming the lesser one?
Tenshi-Tigra Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010   Writer
Idk...I just wrote it for my college class,,,,
But I guess that'd be the case....
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