I want to kill a huge Dragon. How to do this?
The only description currently available of this Dragon is very short:
"It looks like a lizard with two wings of bats and he swallowed our ship without even noticing" (The boat mentioned is the size of a small Viking ship.)
My technological levels is limited and the only existing weapons capable I think of piercing these scales are ballista. So even if I have all possible human resources I do not think I can kill it by brute force.
So forget about the knight. My main idea is to poison him. And with this we come to the question:
What would be the most effective poison against a huge beast? I know that I did not give a very precise size therefore how to calculate the necessary quantity of poison according to the size of the beast?
Even if wood must not be harmful to its health it does not seem to ask any question before swallowing an unknown object. To make him swallow the poison seems easy but is it the best solution?
Intuitively I suspect that the digestion of a very large beast will be long is this true? How long would the poison take effect?
I conclude by saying that the world's technology levels do not provide a chemical, biochemical or pharmaceutical laboratory.
Of course we can get around the problem it is to kill only one individuals not a whole species so any alchemist out of nowhere could provide the subsistence if it is complex put that would lack a little elegance.
Please avoid the use of advanced bacteriological weapons anyway, it must be simple.