So in my second chapter, my protagonists are first introduced and they are out hunting. I have a few questions: A dragon about twice the size of a human, not accounting for the wings and tail, is flying above the deer at about the height of 10,000 feet or so, circling the deer. Is the deer likely to spot it, and how, and would the dragon cast a shadow? Would the deer have time to run away and how far? Obviously, the dragon's going to catch up really fast, but how far would it be able to get before the dragon reached it? I'm assuming here that the dragon is capable of diving at about the speed of a swooping bald eagle if not faster. Accounting for the dragons' firebreathing, would a deer be able to buy a significant amount of time by fleeing into a thick forest where the dragons are too large to fit without clearing some trees, and if the forest is fairly green, how difficult would it be to clear x square feet of it by burning it? Some context of the scene: Ginzaekh, the central character, is hunting with his friends Zash and Gazi, and gets separated from them in the pursuit of their prey. A bright flash from near the river renders Ginzaekh temporarily blind but he recovers the minute his friends find him again (The affliction is brief enough for Ginzaekh to write it off as nothing serious and attribute it to the sun or something.) Later, the light returns, and they find that the sun is reflecting strangely off a crystal embedded in the riverbank. That crystal gets the ball rolling like the Death Star plans, Saphira's egg or the One Ring.