Background: Third Age

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  • The third world age

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    The Age of Death, the loss of gold
    A time when earth would swallow whole
    Nor fae nor men nor orc nor we
    All lost and toss’d and bent and broke
    A time of pain to each ring Hold
    The beasts did rise and burn and loot
    No wall of shield or hold could stand
    And fickle elves did leave and run
    And men so quick to alter word
    Do promise cut and render mute

    The dead did rise on southern shore
    An empire dead its heart torn out
    No aid to come from human hands
    The hour grew dark, and foes in count
    So press’d were we, like ne’er before
    We call on elves to help us hold
    ‘Gainst all that stood to break us then
    And end the light of dwarven works
    They turn’d their backs on us those days
    Betraying us, with scandal bold

    Now allies old do stand as foes
    As mountains fall so too we break
    And thus bring close this Age of Woes

    - 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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