On occasion, Waltrude will make the cornered transgressors an offer. If they can defeat her in a duel, she will overlook their crimes. This bargain is all too gladly accepted, though they soon realize their mistake. In order to ride a dragon, one must be stronger than the dragon. Waltrude's offer is nothing more than a way to prolong the pleasure of punishment.
Waltrude (Waltraud, Waltrawd, Wiltrud, etc) is a feminine name of German origin; the meaning is "strong rule" or "strong foreigner". It is derived from elements wald "to rule" or walh "foreigner" and trud "strength, power".
Artwork by Yuan Qiujian.