The very mention of a dragon is enough to send a shiver of fear even among experienced witchers. True dragons, however, are seen rarely these days, driven off by wars or slain by the mass-hunts of the past. It does not stop villagers from claiming that every small draconid they see is a dragon. This does not mean that basilisks or forktails are less threatening to human lives, there is good reason why contracts for their heads are written, and why witchers are sought to claim them.
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