The old king is without an heir to the throne. The kingdom is being pestered by an annoying dragon. The king is wise and has found a solution to both problems. A King's Trial!
The first adventurer to get rid of the dragon will be the heir to the throne.
You are one of the adventurers taking part in the King's Trial. You want to win and become heir to the throne.
Travel through the kingdom, finish quest's, battle enemies, collect gems and bribe the dragon to leave the kingdom.
Your competitors will be doing everything they can to reach the dragon's lair first. They can hinder you, but you can strike back....although it will sometimes be profitable to help each other.
The dragon won't be waiting for you. It will be flying around and collecting your gems before you reach his lair.
Will you gain a kingdom or lose one?