Monday, April 8, 2013

Chronicles of the Dragon Cave from A to Z: "G" for Golden Scale


   “I am sure the stop that will thrill visitors the most during the Cave Tour is the Golden Portal of the Treasure.” Sessin pointed his arms towards the glittering path. 
   Milin grinned. The light effect at the treasure area always put sunlight in his black eyes.
   Inside the chamber, Pancholin waved his polishing cloth. “Come and take a look!”
    Sessin  raised his hand for Pancholin to wait and addressed to Milin. “When you guide visitors here, warn them to watch their step—” My head chef sighed and rolled his eyes at his cousin, who was already sliding on his butt all the way into the chamber, “because the floor is slippery.”
   Pancholin helped Milin up.
   Sessin joined them. “What is it?”
   Pancholin pointed at a pedestal. “The Golden Scale Award prototype.” His tone was nearly reverent. “It just arrived.”
   Milin whistled in awe.
   “Oooh” Sessin’s eyes opened wide. “My father says the Master plans to give it for selfless contribution to the community’s wisdom and knowledge.”
   “Well, as Father Dragon ‘The Great’ used to say, the greatest treasure anyone can possess is knowledge.” Pancholin sprayed polisher on his cloth and rubbed the plate on the base of the award.


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  1. Your dragons definitely deserve the award!

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    1. LOL. Thanks T.D. but it would not look well coming from myself, hahaha.

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  2. You're posts are always sooo interesting. Thanks again.

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    1. Be welcome to the dragon cave, Cathrina. Thank you for your interest! :)

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  3. Excellent scene and stage setting. You had me at 'Golden Portal....',and in my haste, I missed the step. FD The Great...so very wise. Golden Post, Al. I'm more enchanted with every post!
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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    1. Never fails. Everyone is always falling there. I will include a legend that says "We recommend women to wear pants when visiting." :D Thanks, Sue!

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  4. Ah, the Treasure Chamber, you actually let tourists in? I love the Golden Scale Award, so very attractive. Of course, its a dragon.


    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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    1. Yes, I let them in but I have a sensor to catch any thief in the exit. ;)

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  5. But wouldn't it be fun to slide down a mountain of jewels and gold?
    Very shiny dragon award!

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    1. It's kind or hard, you know? Well, for not scaley people, that is.

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  6. Now that is one beautiful award!
    *slips while leaning in for a closer look and takes Pancholin down with me*
    Oops! :)

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    1. Watch out for the polishing cloth, Laura. Remember the breast plates. :)

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  7. Lovely and so well polished. Does it come with a special cloth and polishing cream?

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    1. Yes! Pancholin's own brand. First one is free.

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  8. Poor Milin falling on the slippery floor. I can sympathize as if there is a slippery patch within 100 miles of me I will find it and slip.
    Beautiful award! :)

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    1. I'm thinking on placing cushions. :)

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  9. That is a stunning award! I love the burnished appearance...

    Writer In Transit

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    1. That's why I have a professional polisher dwarf. ;)

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  10. Your blog site is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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  11. I agree with Father Dragon ‘The Great'! And it's nice, a dragon must hide somewhere his treasure! It's a must!

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    1. Yes, I know. There are still some treasure hunters out there. One is never too careful.

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  12. Beautiful award-- and richly deserved by the dragon, himself, who is both wise and kind.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Can't give it to myself but your words always make me feel like a winner. :)

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  13. I really like the dragon cave snippets...great stuff :)

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  14. Spread knowledge, Share wisdom. I like it.

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    1. Thanks. That's a vote in favor. :)

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  15. I'm becoming immersed in the atmosphere here! Digging your characters and cave!

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    1. I'm glad, David! Thanks for visiting.

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  16. Perhaps you should turn that slippery patch into a true slide for all who enter into the chamber. Or would that be too irreverent? The award is beautiful, of course.

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    1. No, I think it is a good idea. People seem to like slides hahaha.

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  17. “Well, as Father Dragon ‘The Great’ used to say, the greatest treasure anyone can possess is knowledge.” LOVE THIS! And thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy H-Z!

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  18. What an awesome award. Knowledge is indeed a great treasure! :D

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    1. A young man used to say "Fill your brain with knowledge and it will fill your pockets with money."

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  19. Oh wow, I love that dragon! My mother and I are both big fans of Chinese dragons, and always have been. That award looks like a Chinese or Thai dragon. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Christen. I like all dragons but may be a bit more the Asian type too. :)

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  20. That is a beautiful award anyone should feel honored to have, especially for spreading wisdom and knowledge! Nothin' better 'n that!

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  21. What a beautiful award and great idea. So glad you are part of this writing community. (:

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  22. What an excellent piece of dragon bling! This will be everywhere before long as many would deserve it.

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  23. All caught up on reading your excellent posts, Al! And what a beautiful award!

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  24. Wisdom and knowledge are priceless. Great post.

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  25. You can relax. I know you've been um, eagerly awaiting for one of my highly collectable comments :)

    Ah, a gift of knowledge to be treasured. Thank you for this golden moment. And that award looks mighty fine.

    Gary

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  26. Knowledge is the greatest treasure.

    That's a stunning award.

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  27. @Nancy: We agree in so many things!
    @Christine: Thank you! :D
    @Elise: You flatter me.
    @Tim: Me too. I'm still thinking on the criteria.
    @NIck: Yes. I'll need advice from the Dragon Ancestors and Higher Powers.
    @Cherie: Thank you, Cherie!
    @Heidi: Thanks Heidi and welcome to the Dragon Cave! :D
    @klahanie: Hahaha, you mind reader, Gary. Thanks for coming and putting my heart in peace. :D

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  28. Looks like Pancholin missed a spot while polishing it. Hand it to me and I'll take care of it for you. LOL! You sure that's just a prototype? Looks kinda spiffy as it is.

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    1. I bet you are quite a professional in polishing as well. I mean, knights must shine their armors too, don't they?

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  29. Great thought! Knowledge is a treasure.

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  30. What a gorgeous looking award! You are so right about knowledge, but golden shiny awards are nice too.

    Julie

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