"Why does the beast slumber so?"
"Legend has it that to be conscious and awake is searing pain for it. The only relief it finds is in sleep."
"What is the cause of its anguish?"
"Some say the beast suffers agony for a great sin committed long ago. Other say the beast cannot tolerate the chaos in the world. It is possible that the beast just suffered a head wound in a past struggle."
"And we have to go wake it up..."
"The beast is not evil. He will not hurt you if you do not threaten it. That is why it is better to go in alone. Too many people could be intimidating."