Month: April 2019

The Worm Caves

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The worm caves were carved out to a large extent by worms who secrete an acid that dissolves stone which they devour, and in their wake they leave a silk like substance which can be used as fibers to weave clothing. The worms have since moved to other environs.

 

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The Lost Tunnels

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These tunnels were once discovered by early Muvari who claimed the caverns of Ledgrim as their own, but they became so lost that when they finally wandered out into the central caverns they couldn’t recall how to retrace their steps. They made notes regarding the features of the tunnels, which included a waterfall over which passed a bridge, but it was not for another sixty years that they were found by other Muvari explorers who dubbed them the Lost Tunnels (and were able to retrace their steps without becoming, themselves lost.

 

 

Wedge of Opportunity

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Once a warrior named Ersi Thinbati was trapped in the vestibule of an enemy clan’s abode. The doors about her were locked, while the warriors of the enemy clan went to the second floor so that they might pour crossbow fire through the murder holes (machicolations) in the ceiling above. One of the locked doors did not fit tightly in its jam and Thinbati drove a wedge-shaped dagger into the crack, hammering on the pommel with the pommel of her sword, driving the crack deeper until the locking mechanism broke and she was able to escape, slaying three of the enemy Krosha Clan warriors as she escaped. This story spread far and wide and the term ‘wedge of opportunity’ became commonplace.

 

 

 

 

Edge of the Precipice

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On the spur of the moment. The term ‘edge of the precipice’ is derived from the story of Dalimnus Menthus—a Muvari warrior known for her great beauty and silver tongue, who once was caught on the literal edge of a precipice by a group of galbran who planned to run her off that very cliff. She invented a tale of how she possessed knowledge of a great cache of ancient weaponry which she would lead them to if they spared her life. They did spare her life and later she managed to escape them, slipping away into a mountainous region where she claimed this cache of weaponry was hidden. Unfortunately, this gift of a glib tongue was used to less honorable effect as well. Dalimnus Menthus lied about military promotions to her peers, lied about wealth, and eventually lied about the paternity of her children and was exiled from Ledgrim for the violation of her marital vows. Her ultimate fate is unknown, but her legacy also coined another phrase “the words of Dalimnus” which means “lies.”