EN2167 - Vestra



Many tales are told by the glow of a hearty fire, on evenings when all are gathered.  There is one story that is told time and time again of a dragon that caused havoc among one village in particular.  A dragon that was known as Vestra.

His wrath knew no bounds and he would attack villagers, their homes and livestock without provocation.  Eventually the elders of the neighbouring villages called all to address the people and to see what could be done to end this terrible nightmare.  It was passed that a group of the bravest warriors would escort a chosen spokesman to talk to Vestra and plead for the people.  The official was a young man who instantly volunteered his services, his name was Rurslayne, later to be known as the great architect of the throne citadel.

Many moons passed and the group of men, now weary from their long travels, found themselves near a cave on the verge of a great cliff in the area known as Dragongorge.

Rurslayne eventually presented himself to the fearful dragon and for many days pleaded with the beast for his people to be left alone, not to mention his own life being spared.  In desperation Rurslayne threw down a chest of the finest gold and jewels that the villagers had collected.  The chest spilled open, showering the cave with colours of untold magnitude.  The dragon suddenly drew back in wonder and awe, he had never seen such beauty.  A bargain was struck and the party set back home, never more to be threatened by Vestra.

To this day, it is said, no one has ever seen Vestra.  Some say it is a myth; however, spice merchants travelling along trade routes near Dragongorge claim that only on the darkest of nights a light, so intense and piercing, can be seen emanating from a lonely cave deep within the mountains of Dragongorge…

Extract taken from the great book of Enchantica, Unknown entry, translated from the old tongue by Mayleath, translator and wife of Librarian Saladim.

(The above is taken from the certificate)








MARTIN ALCOCK (listed as by Joseph Bailey)*


18cm (7")


January 1995


December 31st 1998








Not in any Book








*This piece was always listed as sculpted by Joseph Bailey it was actually sculpted by a very talented sculptor called Martin Alcock who was a Beswick sculptor but it was thought that they would list it as by someone the people knew more related to Enchantica!

This piece had a major renovation soon after release, you can tell them apart quite easily the early version has the neck which is rested at the side of the wing but the later one's have the neck going around the wing, also the spines are more prominent down the back, the left wing doesn't go all the way to the base and the claw's on top of both wings are larger - to see version two with comparison photos scroll to the bottom of this page.

A picture of this piece was put on a collectors plate released by Danbury Mint

Original artwork of Vestra shown below was drawn by John J. Woodward and as such he owns the ©copyright to this art - used with kind permission

This piece came with the large Dragongorge type certificate

You could also buy a namestone to go with this piece as shown below

For more Namestones click on the picture above

Comparison Photos

The two pictures below show the difference with the head and neck - the first version had the head in front of and resting on the wing but the second version has it's head wrapped around the wing

The two pictures below show the difference down the back spine - the first version had longer spines, a thin row of scales at either side of the spines, a lined pattern in the wings and a circle pattern at the side of the scales, the second version has a circular scale pattern at the top of the wings and the scales at the side of the spines are much wider.

The two pictures below show the difference on the front of the body - the second version has more of the rough scales below the neck.

The two photos below show that the claws are much bigger and face forward on version one but version two has smaller ones pointing back and has two extra claws added half way down the front of the wings

The two pictures below show the first version (from the back) has a gap showing underneath the wing and on the second version this has been filled in and the tail has been moved. Also worthy of note is the first version has a deeper base of coins that flowed to a smooth edge but on version two this was cut flat

The two pictures below (from the front) again shows the first version's gap showing underneath the wing and on the second version the wing has been moved forward and the gap filled.

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