|This article is about the weapon as it appears in Fable: The Balverine Order. For the weapon as it appears in Fable III, see The Black Dragon.|
The Black Dragon is a legendary weapon that appears in the novel Fable: The Balverine Order. One of the three icons of the Triumvirate, this pistol originally belonged to the Sutcliff Hero of Skill. Specially crafted to exploit his unrivaled precision and accuracy in combat, the Black Dragon is a six shot pistol of unknown type that is described by the Omnicron as perfectly weighted weapon that never misfires.
After the Triumvirate was defeated by an unknown force of evil, the three Heroes took their weapons and, after imbuing their knowledge and experience of their respective hero disciplines, entombed themselves deep within the confines of the Sutcliff Guild Hall. As control of the hall passed from one evil force to another, the Heroes' bodies and their Icons remained untouched, protected by a powerful ward that kept the evil at bay as they awaited worthy successors.
The last person judged worthy to wield the Black Dragon was Quentin Locke. Using the knowledge and memories imbued inside the weapon, Quentin was able to utilize his innate skill to its full potential in battle against the members of the Balverine Order. The gun proved so powerful that he was able to shoot down four balverines with enough force to knock them back while they were in mid-air.
Like the other icons, the knowledge and power imbued into the Black Dragon is limited, and if that power is expended before it is returned to the Sutcliff Hero of Skill's body it loses all its power. Consequently, Quentin returned the legendary pistol to its resting place after the battle against the balverines of Elderwood.
- The Black Dragon is the sister weapon of the Red Dragon from Fable II.
- The Black Dragon carries up to six bullets, and it is clockwork type pistol.
- It is mentioned in Fable III. In the Bowerstone Castle there is a library with 4 statues. Activating these statues tells the story of the Triumvirate and their created weapons: A sword, Gauntlet and pistol.
- In the Understone Fable III DLC the Black Dragon is available to win in the Mercenary Camp Shooting Range, much like the Westcliff Shooting Range provided you with the Red Dragon in Fable II.