Argathakul is a highly misunderstood dragon. She’s cranky because she’s tired and Mrolgyet keeps bothering her. After eating a lot of hobgoblins, she’s sleepy too.
Luckily for her a bunch of adventurers have come to help her take a nap. As everyone knows, if you don’t have tacos, the best way to get a dragon to nap is through vigorous dancing.
Unfortunately, not many adventures know the dance steps to Argathakul’s dance. So to remedy this, I’m outlining the exact steps to take so that you can dance with Argathakul and get her to fall asleep, without getting stepped on.
When Argathakul is full-bellied, she’s not sleepy at all. So her dance steps are quite exuberant. Green indicates where your characters want to step, red indicates where Argathkul wants to step.
As soon as she gets winded (i.e. Has lost half her hit points), she engages in the Closing Moves.
Step 1 - Bow to your partner
As with any dance popular in Faerun, the first step is to bow to your partner. Argathakul has a big head, so watch out for it.
Step 2 - Swing to the left
Lift your character’s hand while holding Argathakul’s as she swings to the left.
Step 3 - Separation
Push away from Argathakul in this classic temporary separation between dance partners.
Step 4 - Bow to your partner
This is the mid-dance bow. Once again, watch for that big head coming to the back row.
Step 5 - Swing to the right
Lift your character’s hand while holding Argathakul’s as she swings to the right.
Step 6 - Separation
The last step to the cycle, once again, is separating from your dance partner temporarily.
Repeat the above steps until she gets tired
Argathakul will cycle through the dance step 1 to 6 over and over again, until Argathakul gets winded. You can see her energy levels, with the middle of the crown marking (with a little bit of error) when she gets into this state. As soon as she gets tired, her dance steps then get a little more conservative.
As soon as she gets winded, she’ll break from the above moves and immediately engage in the following dance steps.
Step 7 - It’s a hop to the left
Being a fan of the Time Warp, Argathakul’s dance moves decrease in quality and imagination once she gets tired.
Step 8 - And a step to the right
You can’t blame the tired dragon, it’s a pretty fun song.
Step 9 - Do the pelvic thrust
She doesn’t know the all lyrics, but she knows which moves she likes.
Repeat above steps until she falls asleep
Argathakul will cycle through steps 7-9 until she falls asleep.