So, we’re also assuming dragons have opposable thumbs now?
And you still haven’t provided any reason for dragons to do any of this.
Lol not really. A longbow can shoot pretty damn high, and be fire upward from a horse.
Why wouldn’t it? But never mind that, because no, you wouldn’t you need the ability to build a structure like a greenhouse, with locking hinges and a pulley system, and metal slats that can be locked into place via rope and pulley. All things medieval Europeans could do. Add patrols and watchtowers, and a kill sight order against dragons, and you’re solid.
You know that modern tech isn’t required to condense farming, right? Like there are places that didn’t have as much open space so they focused on crops that didn’t take as much space. It would be wild to assume that our humans besieged by dragons would just…farm the same way that medieval Europeans did.
Why would we assume a typical European diet?
You’re still assuming dragons can just…fly all day. And heated rocks!? Lol come on!
This is getting well into silly territory now. So now dragons can ride the winds for days like an albatross, are immune to fire, can carry heated rocks over miles without having to land and grab them, or can pick up rocks and heat them and drop them over and over, all day, without wearing themselves out.
And we still haven’t dealt with the assumption that dragons would want to do this, that humans wouldn’t hunt them down after the first town they burn, and that dragons would organize and all agree to exterminate humans, that they’re smart enough to develop strategies like hot rocks but not smart enough to be bribable by the humans, that there are no other fantastical creatures the human can tame to help them fight dragons, like…
Why are you so stuck on this, anyway? Like…either address why on earth dragons would want to do any of this, or please stop detailing the thread with this.
Now your are clear into strawmen territory and also fail to realize the consequences of what you are proposing.
1. Dragons, at least the usual D&D and many other dragon rider story portrayals, are intelligent, so they too can invent stuff like new tactics and methods of attack.
2. A longbow can't be shot from a horse period. You probably mean a composite bow. And even then it loses penetration power very fast and would hardly hit, let alone hurt a dragon flying at 300 ft.
3. Creating clear glass is hard, so crop yield would be reduced a lot. It would also be a massive undertaking because of the area required to feed a city. And even if you manage that, you would still need to protect it because if not a dragon can smash it easily by for example dropping a tree on it.
4. It all depends on crop. Most fantasy uses Europe as template, hence wheat farms. Rice or Potatoes have an advantage for being harder to set on fire and requiring less space. But for a large population you still need quite a lot of land and in the case of many forms or rice a vulnerable irrigation system.
5. Heated rocks were even used in the Age of Sail to set enemy ships of fire. Nothing silly about that. But I have give you that there are more efficient methods. A tree or some logs the dragon grabs, sets on fire and drops on the field for example. The fire breathing dragon doesn't need to be immune to fire in this case.
6. Why would the dragon need to fly for days? It is much faster and more mobile than everything humans have. It just needs to rest/sleep in a place just barely out of reach for the humans to reach within 10 hours or so. Then it can stay on the wing, hunt, etc. and two or three days later attack the next village, etc.
Why dragons would do that? Why do humans attack dragons?