Conlang Relay 23/Tarrden
"A long time ago, according to legend, a Sarantarek ate a mysterious drug root that was desired by the Chehaleskoi, as she desperately wanted to rule the Empire." — King Rrutnaati
It is said that if one eats the root, they will learn information that makes it possible for them to both start and control a war. Thus, anyone who desires to discover and eat the root must be turned over to the Chehaleskoi. The Chehaleskoi will certainly punish them. The root is theirs alone.
(A Sarantarek is basically a hydra, the closest in-universe approximation to a dragon. The Chehaleskoi were sapient ferrets, vaguely passable as white foxes, who selectively bred the root species used.)