Olavi Kettil and his crew trap a Hideous Zippleback to sell to someone willing to pay a huge sum of money. However his plans are foiled by a mysterious masked Dragon Rider on a Stormcutter. He offers to buy the dragon from the Rider, but the mystery person takes the Zippleback instead and flies away.
|“|| We did not know the name of our buyer, only that he demanded one Hideous Zippleback and was willing to pay us enough gold to make even the gods envy us. We did not know why he wanted this specific dragon breed, nor what he intended to do with it, but the promise of riches kept us from asking too many questions. How could we refuse such an offer?|
It turns out that capturing the Hideous Zippleback was the easiest part of this job.
We had scarcely caged the subdued dragon when we saw a Stormcutter flying over our ship. At first, we aimed our net launcher at it, thinking that we could become even richer with a captured Stormcutter. Then, as it arced downwards, we saw someone riding on the dragon’s back.
The gender of the dragon rider was indistinguishable, for they were covered from head to toe. The rider was wearing a blue mask that hid their face, and there were large spikes protruding from the top. It carried heavy armor, which resembled that of another dragon. The gloves even had false claws that looked like a dragon. The dragon rider carried a shield painted blue, red and yellow and a staff that had a wicked curve on either end.
“What in Odin’s name is that?” one of my crew members asked.
I opened my mouth to answer, but closed it immediately for I didn’t have a clue.
The rider and the Stormcutter swooped lower, testing our defenses. They seemed to move together as one. It was as if they were one single being.
“Who are you?” I demanded, shouting up at the rider. I was given no reply. “How much for your dragon?”
The rider still said nothing, but I could see that whatever I had said had angered the both of them. They dove down, and before we could even grab our axes, the Stormcutter had snatched the cage and was carrying away the Hideous Zippleback, and with it, our fortunes.
“Hey!” I cried out stupidly, but they were already making their way towards the horizon. They were long gone, and in only a matter of seconds.
I know not who this mysterious dragon rider and Stormcutter are, or why they stole the Hideous Zippleback we had fairly captured. I do know that these two now pose a threat to all us dragon hunters and traders.
|— From the Captain’s Log of Olavi Kettil|
School of Dragons Website
The School of Dragons Website offers a Game Guide and other information about people, dragons, and places connected to the game. To illustrate the world within the game and provide a story-like setting, the website contains 'excerpts' from various characters appearing in other parts of the Franchise, as well as exclusive to the Website. Olavi Kettil is one of the characters exclusive to the game's website, illustrating the bond formed between a rider and their dragon, specifically Valka and Cloudjumper.