Over the mountains

An enormous pile of smoke over the mountains draws people’s attention. Everyone has a guess about what is going on there. But the most apprehensive one wins: “An enemy is preparing to attack us”. The city council refuses to take a closer look and find out the truth, and just decides to take action immediately to defend themselves from an unknown enemy. They begin to build their ultimate weapon: a massive dragon. However, since it is “as big as their blind fear” there is not enough material to finish it. So they sacrifice everything to get the job done, but they end up with a wrecked city and an incomplete dragon which can do nothing but puffing smoke. Now people from miles away can see this smoke and wonder what is happening over the mountains.