Notes on the Demise of Venom Fang, Green Dragon by Ges Slahoot
Synopsis: The green dragon Venom Fang was killed by members of a dragon-worshiping cult in an apparent dispute between cultists and the dragon over the disposition of a clutch of eggs. We surmise that Venom Fang was a female dragon and these were her eggs. Which raises the question: Who is the father of Venom Fang’s eggs, and where is he?
Incident Report: As we approached a derelict building in Thundertree, we overheard human voices arguing with Venom Fang. Our scout performed reconnaissance and observed several black-cloaked cult members dead on the floor and few survivors bickering with the adolescent green dragon.
Hoping that the argument would escalate and Venom Fang would kill the remaining cultists, giving us the opportunity to attack her, we took up a secure position outside and waited. When we returned, we found that Venom Fang was dead and the cultists were still alive. One of them was trying to abscond with an egg.
Our party attacked the cultists, who counter-attacked with toxic orbs and flying acrobatics. We eventually killed them all in battle. In retrospect, we should have interrogated them. We never found out exactly how they killed Venom Fang.
Inspection of a dead cultist’s body yielded nothing of interest. Inspection of Venom Fang’s carcass and the bodies of the other cultists proved impractical because a fire (which we had set for tactical reasons) had already consumed most of the building.
We destroyed those eggs that were not consumed in the fire.
Additional Comments: Local dragon cultists have long been rumored to be trying to create undead dragons. No one gave this rumor much credence, because they were regarded as pathetic dragon groupies with no connection to powerful magic.
However, the ability of the dragon cultists to kill Venom Fang and to deploy powerful magic in battle should raise concerns about their ability to create an undead dragon, if additional cult members remain in the area, and especially if they are able to make contact with the father of Venom Fang’s clutch.