Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Roots of Time

As is well known, in the Days Before Days, the first of the trees moved through the earth in slow migrations. Some, however, broke free of their roots and walked on thick legs and broad feet, modeled after the All Father's own. These trees lusted for all things and wandered the world wreaking havoc where they could and wresting things from all the peoples, great and small.

These were the trolls.

Eventually the weight of evil settles upon their backs and shoulders and slows them to a crawl. In time it is too great a burden to bear and they stop where they stand and root to the earth, a mimicry of their ancient selves.

~The Codex of Aihrde

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