Gear of War
Doom of Glory
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Though an old man, Beowulf decides to fight the dragon. He takes 11 warriors with him and finds the dragon's cave, but then he leaves them to watch while he fights the dragon alone. Beowulf soon discovers that his iron shield will not protect him against the dragon's fiery breath. The hero is about to be killed when a warrior named Wiglaf, Beowulf's young kinsman, rushes to his aid. With Wiglafs help, Beowulf slays the dragon but is fatally wounded in the battle. He asks Wiglaf to bring out the treasure so that he might see it before he dies.