Aloof, conceited, self-righteous...should I keep going? Of course, they got that way by living in those sky-poking towers, I’ve always said so. Living in towers is an old Arandai tradition - done it ever since they tiptoed out of the big forest and started lording it over the rest of us. Didn’t stop with the hills and valleys - next it was the rivers and the oceans. Discovered their precious whitecliffed islands and built towers there too. Imaginatively called them "Celeda Ablan" - White (...)
Elves, from the perspective of the Mad Hermit
Sons of the Mountain
As tough as the mountains themselves, and with memories that last almost as long, many dwarves carve their homes from the very bones of the earth. Forgers of the finest works of steel and gold, they are as mighty as they are determined. Should you try to take that which is theirs, you will face the full vengeance of the Dwarven Holds!
Though the Dwarven Empire fell at the end of the Golden Age, the Holds still control the most lucrative mines of Vetia, producing the finest armours and (...)
The Ballad of Korontav Moor
Died in vain, heros all. Duthar and Telvan did stride among them; Two Seekers striving to meet their Gods.
Their foe was the Rat-Men, five-thousand strong; Dark magics, fell machines and monstrosities thronged! With heavy hearts did the Clan sally fourth; Led by Seekers, upon the Moor.
Late was the hour that the two forces clashed; The wrath of the Rat-God sending fire and flash. Woe to the Clan. A meteor was called; Blazing from the sky.
Brave and foolhardy, Telvan stood tall; (...)
The Battle of Korontav Moor
We found vermin in those hills and not the kind that you might keep as a pet. These were big bastards, walking on two legs! They gave us a right hiding that day… Yeah, ill tell you the tale. But it’ll cost you another ale and a few more by the time I’m finished.
We had been mining the tin in the hills. Sending it up the river to Vanez. The vermin problem had been there from the start y’see. But the Clan had invested too much to back out of the operation. To begin with we suppressed them. But (...)
The Nature of Dwarves
Dwarves are perhaps the most indomitable of beings. Magic, corruption, disease, aging – they resist all these with a force of will centuries after others would have succumbed. Yet theirs is a troubled history, for while the two greatest of the dwarven civilisations once worked together for a time, their Empire was undone by the many calamities of the Ages of Ruin, with each side claiming betrayal and shaming their brothers. Still, both retain the ingenuity of their forefathers and the lust (...)
The Tale of Dorac
…Travails of my youth did not give me peace and even before I was cast upon the Great Ocean by the vagaries of fate my curiosity sampled the morsels of knowledge brought to these shores by pale faced merchants of the Highborn Empire. Through them across an unimaginable gulf of time came to me a story from the birthing days of the Golden Age. Before Sunna, before the kings and queens of the Napaat valley, before even the Elves reached the serenity of the White Isles, there were five great (...)