There's your answer, friend!
Despite the resemblance, this ore is nowhere
near as tough as Renos Ore.
It's softer than any other stone,
and dissolves in water, as well.
It's exactly what we need.
We're going to feed this to the dragon.
See, we'll tell people the dragon's acquired a taste
for Renos Ore, but doesn't digest all of it.
Instead of complaining about droppings,
people will be looking for them!
(He notices you staring at him with a
I know, people will figure it out eventually.
But more attention is what the dragon needs.
People will start to notice that the dragon's not
all bad. Maybe some will warm up to it.
Plus, if people are searching for the droppings,
that's less for us to clean!
Why, that'll save at least two soldiers a day.
Add that to the reduced number, carry the...