Carmelita: Freeze, raccoon!
Sly: How can I freeze when my heart warms at the very sight of you?
— Carmelita and Sly conversing on the Kunlun Mountains[src]

"Duel by Dragon" was a job in Fire in the Sky of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus.


This mission begins with Sly climbing to the top of a building where Carmelita confronts him. She believes Sly is up to no good. He then tries to explain to her that the person he is stealing from is the notorious Panda King, a pyromaniac bent on developing a new firework technique. She ignores his comments and chases him through a long passage of Chinese homes and training facilities, around a giant, magnificent gold dragon statue. When Sly reaches the tail of the statue, he launches some fireworks at the dragon's head sending Carmelita away yet again, allowing Sly to take the treasure key.


There are 40 clues in this stage, and the vault is located at the end of the long trail of icicles. The combination to the vault is 2-3-1.

Multiple blood vessels burst in my brain while figuring this out. The code had better be... 2-3-1.
— Bentley[src]

If all other vaults are unlocked first and Clockwerk has not been defeated:

Unfortunately, this vault code appears to have been written in owl dialect. I won't be able to crack the code until we meet and defeat the bird who created it.
— Bentley[src]



  • In the PAL version of the game, the bonus commentary is removed from this level.[citation needed]
  • If all other vaults in all other levels have been unlocked before this one, the vault's code cannot be cracked here for the first time, until you beat the "owl who created it" (foreshadowing the appearance of Clockwerk). Otherwise, this level's vault can be unlocked normally.
  • The code for the vault in this job is 2-3-1, which would later be re-used as the code for the vault in The Black Chateau.