Background: Sixth Age

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  • The sixth world age

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    The Age of War, of Ruin the Fourth
    The time our foes do fight betwixt
    We sharpen axe we ready blade
    In dungeons deep we plan and wait
    For chance to move our armies forth
    Each Thane each King each soldier in
    Our people sworn to hold the line
    To march together step in step
    To turn each foeman’s sword aside
    With faith in kin alone we win

    And yet with all in steel and arms
    Our fight was not without its trials
    The orcs had numbers beyond count
    And war thus raged across the age
    With no-one spared its many harms
    For all this though we did win out
    No hope had orcs enclosed by all
    To beasts they fell and feast be made
    No hope had beast whose end was next
    As Vermin Swarm did make them rout

    Yet far kin sorely sought respite
    Did plot to win with daemon fire
    And risk all life in burning blight

    - A reproduction of an Equitan tapestry,
    itself believed to be a copy of an ancient dwarven carving
    and poem dating from the first century A.S.

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