In medieval times, there were countless citations of knights riding with their horses to caves or lairs of dragons only to slay them and bring back their head to give to the king. After searching numerous websites for information I have observed that many people have asked how and why knights really fought dragons. Now I have gathered enough information to explain this thoroughly.
First of all why, why would knights risk their life to fight demoniac dragons being a nuisance to the kingdom? They could be trying to get the draconce (a stone inside the dragon's head), or maybe you're a king wanting to protect your lands.
Perhaps, you could be trying to get the dragon's treasure or would you want to save a maiden? However, the most common is for honour and nobility. Why would knights risk their life to fight for honour and nobility? Well the answer is simple because they had no choice. Back then, the only way of life was to be born from nobility, which meant you could do practically anything you wanted. It also meant you could be anything you wanted to be. Most people thought that the best way would be a knight. Knights had it made in those times because a)they would have a chance to serve the king which was a big deal because few would have a chance to serve the king it was very "honourable" if you could, b) knights had a greater chance of becoming kings themselves. A trained and experienced knight could retrieve a kingdom simply by serving the king with pride and slaying a few dragons.
Some peasants and even people today consider knights (or today soldiers) fought for nothing no principal no ethics; the word to best describe this is controversy. There was a lot of controversy between soldiers and people today as there was with knights and servants. Servants thought knights were heartless people killing anything or anyone in their path, while knight thought servants were foul creatures, eating anything that moved. The thing about this is that no servant has ever become a knight to fully understand the mind of a knight, same as knights with servants. Another problem with the controversy is that if a servant did somehow (with some miracle) did become a knight, that servant will, with a lot of certainty, forget the moral values of human nature of ethics of human beings. Since all the glory of nobility will eventually go to their heads. Today is exactly like the past. People debate about whether it's right or wrong for soldiers to kill for peace. As they say history repeats itself.
Now that we have discussed the moral ethics of knights, I will now tell you the ways of the knight or how a knight "fought" back then. Well in the beginning before ethics, knights, or even castles existed man used rocks and their bare hands to get food and protect themselves. As knowledge quickly and vastly increased, man was able to evolve and used what we had to create unique weapons to wield into battle. In the age of castles and kings, man or, forgers, learned to create beautiful swords, using metal or melted rock. By simply using fire in the most exquisite ways forgers created strong and thin metals that could pierce through human flesh and bones.
First, to use this amazing sword, you would have to find a dragon. Look for the following:1. Devastated cities with excited children
Then when you find the dragon, don't attack it directly. Lure it to you. Try to put gold or meat at the front of its cave, or by simply making noise outside it (as the people of India do). You could also put the dung of the of the opposite sex outside the cave. Once you have the dragon outside, you have a number of opportunities. You could drop a magical cloak on top of the dragon, and then hack it with axes (as the people of India do to get the draconce out of the dragon's head. Here's a fact, the draconce can only be removed and still work if the dragon is still alive). Or, you could cast a spell upon it (see Magic and Spells). Another thing you could do is dig a hole outside the dragons cave. When it comes out, you can push your sword into its underbelly (its weakest place) as Siegfried did. Always attack the dragon from the top or bottom. Never the front or back. If you do this, the dragon could breathe fire on you, or suffocate you with its tail.
If you are trying to kill a worm, cover yourself in a suit of armour covered with spikes. Attack it by a river (so it parts will be separated before it regenerates). It will wrap itself around you and will get cut. You can then cut it with your sword (cut it into small pieces). After you kill it, you must kill the first living thing you see, or your family will be cursed.
If you are battling a Hydra, after you cut the heads off, burn the stumps.
Whatever you do, be careful. Dragons are very dangerous. You could get hurt. Remember this while searching for the dragon. You must remember, don't kill a dragon unless you really must. These are rare creatures that are becoming very scarce.