Ancient texts speak of Caretakers who draped their dragons in old robes during winter to keep the creatures warm. One such berobed Fuzzy Dragon became lost in the darkness one night and wandered the village for days looking for its home.
The lost and weathered Fuzzy Dragon, with its human robes and great bush of a beard was mistaken for a senile old scribe, hunched over and speechless with age. Villagers fed the dragon and let it rest in their homes.
As the Fuzzy Dragon regained its health the villagers questioned the creature, presenting their problems with the hope of receiving wizened advice from what they still believed was an old man. The dragon said nothing but the villagers continued the one-sided conversation.
Even though the villagers spoke to a silent, costumed dragon, their belief in the robed being's wisdom caused the conversations to be most productive. When the dragon finally threw off its robes and flew away the Fuzzy Dragon was labeled a genius, even though it is actually quite stupid.