YOU MAY BE DEALING WITH A DRACONIAN
Dragons are a very diverse bunch. Researchers around the world have tried to categorize them in many ways, for example by a) appearance i.e.: color blue, green gold; b) element ie: wood, fire, earth, metal, water; c) biology/physiology ie: winged vs not-winged, cold vs hot etc. For this reason, researchers today increasingly prefer the term “draconians,” rather than dragons.
Confounding everything is the little known but now indisputable fact that dragons are a kind of therianthrope, who can and do assume human form on occasion. Some say that dragons assume human form every 12 years to welcome the new dragons into the world, an auspicious event happening again in 2012. Others say they can assume human form at will.
In any case and every form however, dragons have some common characteristics that you may be able to exploit.
Take draconian measures of your own to survive!
1. Dragons love to talk. They’re very smart and they like to show it. Try asking them questions, particularly about history or geography. Anything to keep them talking as long as you can.
2. Dragons love treasure. Especially pearls and certain jewels (ty 2 Hannah for the correction). Ancient Chinese people used giant pearls on a stick to lure dragons to do their bidding.
3. Dragons love to sleep. Especially older dragons. They live on average 500 years but approximately 200 years of that time is spent sleeping, most of it in the last hundred years. If you can keep a Draconian talking long enough, eventually he will have to take a nap. At which point you must resist the urge to nap yourself and just GET AWAY.