There was a loud crash and a massive cloud of thrown-up dust and debris. After a moment, there seemed to be no activity from the dragon and so she barged out of her tiny cabin-shelter ready to give it her all.
What she saw surprised her so much she almost forgot the battle. The dragon had crashed head-first into the ground and was now flailing about uselessly, tail in the air like a diving duck.
Fighting a blood dragon on a narrow peak in the east of the Rift and..... Well, this.
After being tossed around like a chewtoy across two deaths, on the third time the beast managed to thoroughly faceplant itself in the ground and stay stuck there, tail in the air, wriggling around, for about fifteen seconds before it righted itself.
A glitch, obviously -- probably the most hilarious one I've seen yet.
It wasn't skidding (though i think that led to it..), but stuck in the ground up to its shoulders!
If you're wondering what's up with her garb she's wearing Elven Light armour and Krosis.
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