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Dranothoin's mace

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This mace, is the symbol of the kadumish dwarve’s independence.  In the days of old, the dwarves were defeated and invaded by the dragon men, who enslaved the dwarves.  Dranothoin, stood up to them wit his mighty mace and smote the granite statue of the dragon men god.  This inspired the dwarves to revolt.

The kadumish dwarves were not always a free people.  In the days of old, the dragon men from the east engaged in a war over the Kadum mountains.  The dragon men, who took control of the dragons, taming them and using them as steed, had a deadly advantage to the land bound dwarves.

The dragons were very agile, and dodged Balista bolt fire.  The conquest ended rapidily.  Hte dragon men had control.  The dragon men, who in their tongue are called the Drania, acted as overlords to the conquered dwarves.  THe dwarves were lessers, slaves.  Every first born dwarvish child was offered to dragons as a sacrifice.  All dwarves that revolted were burnt to a crisp.  All those who tried to escape were captured and killed by the airborn sentries.  It was a dark age for the dwarves.

Then, Dorathoin, a young dwarf who defied the dragon men, began a rebellion against them.  First, minor skirmishes, in wich the dwarves suffered more.  then nothing.  Dorathoin new, no matter how powerfull the dwarves got, they would never defeat the dragon men.  They could not go for aid because the sentries would slay all who tried to escape.

Dorathoin remembered how obsessed the dragon men were with their god, watever he allowed to happen was rule.  So Dorathoin forged a mighty mace.  Huge in size and power.  He strode into the main temple, where stood the granite statue of their god.  He unleashed in his wrath all the years of torment at their hand!!!  The statue broke.  The dragon men were filled with confusion and fear.  they lost heart.  The dwarves came to Dorathoin’s aid, slaying all the priests and the local sentries before they could mount. 

THe dragon men lost heart and lost conquest.  They left the Kadum mountains for good.  Now, the banner of the dwarves is a mace smashing stone, as Dorathoin did.  The mace can still be found in the great hall of the kings of Kadum.  It is highly respected among all dwarves, even though it holds no magic.

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CaptainPenguin
May 26, 2004, 21:53
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Huh...
All right. Symbol of the dwarven country.
Not bad. But if the dwarves are slaves and are kept under such tight guard, why was Dramothoin (Or Dorathoin, you didn't specify which) allowed to walk around with a "mighty" mace and go armed into the, presumably, extremely-important temple? Holes in the story make for a less compelling tale.
I accidentaly rated it 5/5 but I meant to give it...

3/5.
Better than most of your previous work, Elfy. Let's see you do more.
elfkin
May 26, 2004, 22:21
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Yeah, I may sound like I'm putting my self down but i found it kinda strange that i got 5/5. The problem is that I started good but at one point I had a hard time making it sound believable, but to make a long story short, Dorathoin's mace is kind of like William Wallaces freedom sword, except for the dwarves instead of 13 century scots.
EchoMirage
May 27, 2004, 1:26
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Strange for an elfkin to be talking nicely about dwarvenkind!
Well, the story has holes, and is not that well written, but

it is true that dwarves value history greatly. In one of my games they had a museum of tools and art, and every dwarven child saw the smithing hammer and carving tools of Lothat Stonesong, the re-founder of the city of Deepmir, which he used to create both items mundane and beautiful, that gave heart to the newly arrived settles.

so 3/5, but I guess it will get better :D
Voted axlerowes
September 23, 2012, 11:27
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"All dwarves that revolted were burnt to a crisp" This one line amused me more than the rest of the post...since Elfkin is gone I will not pick this one a part other than to say perhaps this would be better presented as myth, with the action working more as parable then facts to be considered literally. From that you could gather the value of the dwarves: Forging their own weapon-self reliance, pragmatic first, emotionally repressed,,,,
Voted Strolen
September 23, 2012, 12:03
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I saw your comment and HAD to visit it!
Voted valadaar
May 27, 2014, 13:24
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The idea itself could serve well as a myth, but the sub really needs attention to grammar and spelling. The current form suggests very little time was spent in its creation.

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