A great stillness had set over the kingdom, nothing seemed to move as if waiting for something that would never happen. Truss Ironshaft dragged his mind back to activity like a man trying to drag a stone from a tar pit. With great effort he became whole again and resumed his quest. But first he helped himself to the contents of several gold stores, restocked his provisions, groped the odd wench and urinated in the city watch ale supply. No one tried to stop him or barely even registered him. Most curious.
Truss commandeered a small boat and travelled across the moat without incident. He then passed through the haunted ruins where even the normally restless spirits who preyed upon unwary travellers and drank their souls now merely floated around aimlessly, gently gibbering to themselves. Truss arrived at the base of the Wizards Tower, it sat perched atop a great outcrop of black granite its uppermost towers lost in a boiling mist. A twisting stair of rough cut steps wound its way to the top of the outcrop, a long a perilous climb no doubt. Luckily while finding a quiet spot behind a bush to pinch one off, Truss discovered a cleverly concealed entrance. Not a few dozen feet within the entrance sat a wooden lift mechanism that appeared to go straight to the top of the tower. Nice.
After a long but uneventful journey upwards, Truss finally arrived inside the Wizards Tower! The lift appears to have been for the Dragon Kings personal use as Truss stepped out into the kings private room. Truss assumed a cat like stance, expecting an attack from any direction at any moment. His eyes scanned the shadows, his ears strained for even the slightest sound, nothing. It was his keen nose that led him on. The Dragon King was sat atop his privy thumbing through a book of erotic pictograms, blissfully unaware he was being watched. Truss weighted up his options, then simply strode over to the king and cleaved him from the top of his head to the sternum with a mighty swing of his axe. The kings only action was to fart loudly and slide backwards into the privy hole.
So ended the reign of the great Dragon King and began that of Truss the Mighty!! The dark spell that afflicted the kingdom dissipated like morning mist and life returned anew. The fell beasts and evil spirits were banished back to the nether world from were they had been summoned. Peace and prosperity now descended upon the land. Truss sired a great many children and his line ruled for many generations.