Being a dragon is not easy. I have to look after 150 dwarves and you have no idea the mess dwarves can do. Then there is the matter of the treasure. A respectful dragon must have a treasure. Last time the cave flooded, all gold was washed away along with many dwarves. It was a bummer. Gold is like whatever, but dragon-proof dwarves are not easy to get. Those in the black market, they either want to sell you dwarves sweet enough to give a dragon diabetes...
or dwarves that are not famous for their devotion and efficiency in taking care of dragons. And we won't even discuss their willingness to share treasures with dragons.
Following some Ninja Cloner example, I cloned some dwarves to fill the staff needs but they don't come out with the same quality. And you know the saying, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.
I have several projects in my dragon hands and I promised to myself I would work them to completion. I am going to start High School in a couple of weeks. There is also the pending end of the Lord of the Clones. I have to finish what the dwarves started. The protagonists are demanding an end or they will sue the Cave for breach of contract.
So you see? It's not that the dragon has been idle. It's that I'm not good multi-tasking. If that were not enough, I'm sick with dragonitis. That's when the dragon glands where the magic is produced get all swollen. That is never good but it's temporary.
Do you know of any place where I can get good quality dragon-proof dwarves to help me?