Adventurin’
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I saw in the distance a dragon fairly early in my travels, which seemed a peculiar occurrence, so I took a picture. The picture allowed me to detect when the dragon was nearby, and some days later I detected it in a different area.

I just watched as it flew back and forth, sparks flying off its back, across a very large jungle valley with a lake below. When the sun was breaking it flew into the sky and disappeared in a cloud vortex. I was intrigued.

This is what one form of electricity looks like (not pictured: the dragon)
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I was still in the area the next night, and my sensor lights back up. I still didn’t know what to do with the beast. First I tried to jump on it, and even though I drank an electro-resistance potion, it zapped me and I tumbled off, down to the lake below.

Another night and I’m exploring the highest cliffs of the jungle. I detect it again. This time I tried shooting it with my bow. I missed it repeatedly because it was hard to judge the distance (this thing is huge,) but finally I got one to arch right and got a hit. It didn’t seem to do much, so I tried and got one or two more to land. The dragon began to fly to its sky vortex, but I noticed far below me something glowing. I jump all the way down and find that a scale came off the dragon.

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Find fun wherever you can (not pictured: dragon scale)
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I’m hooked. The next night I go stake out a pond at the top of a waterfall I had seen the dragon fly up and down, and catch it with an arrow as it dives into the pond. The scale drops in the pond and I rush to it before it goes over the waterfall.

The night after, I shoot it in the horn before it even finishes emerging from the pond, and it sails straight up into its sky vortex leaving me a different item than before, but still no clue as to what is going on.

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This is what thinking looks like (not pictured: understanding)
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While exploring I heard a legend about the dragon splitting a nearby mountain, but that told me nothing about what I had just done. The whole pursuit was just this really bizarre, yet interesting thing that took up hours of my life investigating.

This guy ain’t helping
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Some time later, while celebrating my first Lynel kill by hang gliding off a large cliff, I meet the Bird-bard who tells me “there is a shrine in the dragon’s mouth.” At first I strategize “if I sit in that pond in the right spot I can get it to eat me,” but then, while looking at my map, I notice there is a stream nearby that looks like the dragon. It even has a jaw outline.

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I make my way there and find a goddess statue asking for a dragon scale to unlock a shrine. Done and done. I think the reward is a weak boomerang, which I left in its box, but hey, I did get some top notch weapons from a few enemies I had fought while making my way up the stream.

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Now excuse me, I have some bananas and durians to cook.

(Author’s Note: I miss the Miiverse and its ability to create screenshots.)