The Shadows of Oz
Geyswain was fairly normal for a Westem Dragon. He awakened ln the deserts of the American Southwest almost 20 years ago and then traveled over most of the Westem Hemisphere, observlng and then movlng on. After visiting Melbourne, he realized the potential long-term value ofthe land ln the run down areas of the city, especially to one as long-lived as him, and used some of his hidden hoard to buy land.
Geyswaln had two major flaws. He was arrogant and he was very young. This deadly combination gave him many problems in the past, but the situation with the Demon in a Bottle was much more serious.
Geyswaln knew something of the forces that power the Idol, but he had never experienced them first-hand. Thus he was ignorant of the danger it represented. If he had been a little wiser, he
would have known to destroy the item outright. If he had been a little more powerful, and a Great Dragon, he actually could have. Because he was neither, the Idol’s power would have consumed Geyswain unless something intervened. Geyswain was not really evil or stupid; he just didn’t understand the long-tenn consequences of his actions.
For all his size and age, Geyswaln was like a child. He was arrogant, even for a Dragon, and consistently failed to learn from his many mistakes. Even when his errors were pointed out,
Geyswaln could explain them away. It was this cocklness that made Geyswaln something of an outsider, even among other Dracoforms.
He considered the scar on his flank a badge of courage, proof that he could take it as well as dish it out. Most others would consider it proof of a foollsh mistake.