Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Gigantic Stone Head, of Mysterious Origins.

"A gigantic stone head found in the Screaming Wastes. Believed to be constructed on the orders of one of the Great Khans, though the head's lack of resemblance to a Kizak--or indeed, any sort of Erl--is rather mysterious.  Indeed, the stone used in the construction is not native to the Waste regions, causing one to ask what culture had the wealth to transport a rock of this size to the location.  Our past is so often a mystery to us, a book closed, and locked..."

Thursday, September 26, 2013

From "The Prolongation of Life" by Blaise Magnus

"...And there are those who die not when it is their time to die, but by furious energy and cunning ritual, escape death, not as a ghost or spirit, but in their own bodies.  But even though their bodies move as if they live, the vital force is gone, and it rots and decays, as any body will.  And so it is said of them, they have not so much prolonged their lives, but prolonged their deaths..."

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Stone Hand Belonging To An Unidentified Statue.

"Part of the collection of the Dark Lord Enil, who was exceedingly fond of gathering objects d'art, this right hand, worked in marble, with the index finger outstretched.  As the statue is missing and unknown, it is uncertain whether the figure was pointing, beckoning, or performing some other action with it.  In many ways typical of Enil's collection, which went for quantity over quality."

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Robe of Grendel the Tall

"Robe worn by Grendel the Tall on the day of his murder.  Gathered and kept by his wife, Lhiannon.  Though the colors have faded, and much of the fine lacework crumbled, the Dark Lord's blood still stains it."

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spear of Enkidu

"Weapon claimed to be that used by the Dark Lord Enkidu to slay Holy Emperor Aurelian.  The handle was almost certainly constructed during the Choasian era, with embossing added in later reigns--the spear tip itself shows sign of Lamekian era construction. 

"Still, aside from these portions, it is almost certainly the weapon used kill Aurelian."

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ceremonial Goblin Caps

Gifts from the Thing of White Pine, red skullcaps with gold trim.  These particular caps are over two centuries old, and were given as a gift to the Dark Lord Eregal.  Worn on state occasions in White Pine when the Dark Lord acts in his capacity as Protector of the City.  The model of the caps worn by Cappish political parties across the Lands of Night.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The White Pine Prayers

"First mass-printed book, a collection of holy verses.  Paid for by Lord Assur, in part as spiritual restitution for his actions in  the War of Tulips, which include massacring an entire monastery for supporting his cousin Grendel the Short, ambushing his cousin Briareus in a temple, and poisoning his cousin Amaury, Abbot of the Red Bush Temple."

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Stone "Library"

"A fascinating hoax perpetuated on the Dark Lord Enil, the Stone 'Library' was purported to be an ancient device used by Nightland bards to record their lore.  A series of stones carved with symbols, they are moved to produce various combinations of "words" supposedly in the Dark Tongue.  In fact, the symbols are nonsense, invented by the creators of the 'Library', the Ogham brothers..."

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rememberance Candle

"A hand-crafted candle from White Pine, with an image of a victim of the Massacre of Pilgrims that occurred during the reign of Holy Emperor Aurelian.  The brutality of the attack is seen as the spark that set off the successful rebellion that would throw off the rule of the Holy Empire...  Pilgrims walk the path now both to continue the old sacred rite, and to remember those who died to keep the custom alive, in a time when all hope of keeping the faith of our fathers was lost..."

Saturday, September 7, 2013

From 'The Red Manuscript...'

"...the King's soldiers set our fields alight, so we have no food, then they search the woods and wastes so that those who look for sustenance are made....[word illegible].  Many have died.  When they catch a person, sometimes they amuse themselves at that person's expense, until that person is dead.  Other times, they bind him, and send him to the mountains.  They say that Mount Cthonique has a mountain of bones before it now.

"Damn Sutekh.  He has killed us.  He has broken us, and he has killed us."

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Albraccan Crown

"A simple crown, a gold and copper band, covered with symbols of the city of Albracca.  Replica of the Crown of Alberich, worn by the old Erlkings of Albracca, which the Dark Lord Aktvan Ashurana melted down after the conquest.  Made by Dark Lord Grendal Cthonique for his cousin, Mime, who he hoped to help reclaim the city.  These plans were cut short by the pairs' murder at the orders of the Regnis.  The Crown has stayed in Cthonique hands ever since."

--Written by Nisrioch Cthonique

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Witchstone

A small black stone with a hole in its center, given by Luned the Bringer of Woe to Lord Assur at the end of the War of the Tulips. Rumored to possess great powers, to enhance mystic might, summon storms, and allow a man to speak to the dead.

He used it as a paperweight.

--Note written by Nisrioch Cthonique