Rocks fall, party (mostly) dies.

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To continue off Wednesday's commentary, the Dragon at the top is basically an egg timer attached to a small motor. Every twenty minutes or so it Awakens and shakes the mountain. If your player token falls over you can set it back up where it lays, even if it moved you up a space. But if it falls off the mountain entirely, you go back to Start. The black squares are magnetic and hold your player token in place during Awakenings.

There are cards that positively and negatively alter the time between Awakenings, as well as Tool and Trap cards that can save you from falling off the mountain, which Selkie has pointed out here. Plus Amanda still has one Lasso and a Bear Trap...