Now the rumors changed. A dragon spirit came to live among the people of the village. Anyone who could pull his spear could become the owner of a mighty weapon, all of the treasure in the village and the power of a dragon. I was a bit surprised how it spread so quickly. All the other Blade spirits rolled their eyes. They were sick of it. By the nature of their race, any weapon being praised more then them made them jealous. I did not have much of a high opinion of him either. "He thinks he's so great. If all he does is kill weaklings and get adored by humans, he must think that he's a minor god or something." Krit said bitterly. He was the most jealous of all Shank had gotten fucked in the ass several times by the dragon already because he could not leave well enough alone. He really needed to be top dog. I looked at them and smirked. The both of them raised an eyebrow at me. "What are you scheming now!?" Krit snapped. Shank nodded his head in agreement. "You always try to think your way out of the problems that you should be solving with your blade." he added. I just shrugged my shoulders.
I said "He should be knocked down a peg. The worst thing that I could see for a Blade Spirt like him is being forced to obey a weaker master." Their eyes went wide and then they both smiled deviously. "Being forced to be the weapon of a weakling really is the worst thing!" Shank said. Since that was a good punishment, I already had an idea. "He puts on this open challenge to make himself bigger and more famous. No one knows how to pull out his spear. Do you guys know how to do it? Once we have the information, we can give it to the weakest looking bandit that turns up. Once they pull it out of him, he will be forced to serve them. That bandit might even take him far away. It won't be our problem anymore at the very least." I proposed. Krit scoffed out loud with his arms crossed. "It is so obvious. A weapon is always resting best in its sheathe. That lewd dragon made that genital slit of his blue! It is clear he wants someone to reach in and pull it out. I bet he will get pleasure from it too!" That made some sense. He made it a point to be naked. "These humans are way too passive to claim it."
Looking at them both, I sighed. "Well, if that is true, we have our solution. We'll keep an eye out for opportunistic bandits. If we catch them before the dragon, we can get them to pull out the spear." I said. They both agreed with the plan. It took several nights, but we found two bandits lurking around. It was a human and a beastkin. Shank and Krit thought they were good targets. We caught them and brought them to our village. It was easy to catch them off guard. They were focused on not alerting the dragon. They did not know about us. The beastkin was naked for some reason. "I do my best work naked. Clothes would only slow me down!" he claimed. He did have an iron ring with a red gem on his finger. He fiddled with it as he spoke. We told them the way to pull out the black dragon's spear. They were shocked. "You'll see for yourselves. Actually approach him and ask to try. If he gets naked, you will know we were telling the truth." We could not let the beastkin walk among them naked. They would throw a big fit. The only beastkin these people seen were either mercenaries or bandits.