The Lambton Worm was a terrible dragon that haunted Lambton Hill and the surrounding area. Dark colored, fat and serpentine, it was slain by lord John Lambton.

The Legend

Once there was a lazy knight named John Lambton that spent most of his time sleeping and fishing. He was the heir to Lambton Hill. One Sunday he went down to fish instead of going to Church and all he caught that day was a strange worm-like creature; a baby dragon. The knight threw his catch into the well, disgusted by his catch. But in the well the creature grew and grew until it became a dangerous and fully grown dragon. Soon it crawled out of its former prison looking for a new home and found one near Lambton Hill. It soon grew so large it could curl around the hill nine times. It then began to terrorise the neighborhood and in a short time it had eaten most of the sheep and cattle, as well as attacking the townsfolk, who were forced to placate it with gallons of milk. The lord of Lambton was appalled at his situation. The young knight thought he should kill the beast and bring an end to his people's suffering, so he went to ask a witch for advice. The woman said that if he killed the beast he had to kill the first living thing he saw or the lords of Lambton will be cursed for nine generations. He made a plan that when he killed the knucker he would blow a horn and his father would release a hound for him to slay. The lord of Lambton then suited up in armor covered with razor-sharp spikes made for him by the local blacksmith. When the dragon tried wrapping around the knight, it cut the creature to pieces. Eventually, the dragon was slain and the knight blew the horn that signaled his victory. The lord's father was so excited that he ran to his son, forgetting in his joy of what he was supposed to do. The knight, horrified couldn't bring himself to kill his father and slew the hound in his place, but the curse was already upon them, and so the lords of Lambton suffered and died horribly, far from home for nine generations.