By Markus Heitz
There has been no note from the brave warrior Tungdil because the sour fight on the Black Abyss. Dragons, magicians, and the tough älfar have complex a long way into the dominion Girdlegard, ruthlessly seizing huge components of land. it sounds as if the dwarves are dealing with their subsequent conflict with little or no wish of survival.
But then the inexplicable occurs; a dwarf warrior wearing black armor returns from the abyss - with an impressive military in tow. This warrior calls himself Tungdil, and for his such a lot unswerving good friend Ireheart and his allies, this suggests a brand new wish. yet quickly doubts start come up . . . might this relatively be Tungdil the dwarf, or is that this warrior following his personal darkish time table? it's a query of the way forward for Girdlegard - and the way forward for the entire dwarves.
In the ultimate installment of this extraordinary myth epic, the best of the dwarves' adventures starts . . .
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You're Tungdil Goldhand? ” she requested, uncertain of herself. “And you want to be one of many undergroundlings,” he stated. “Taller than a dwarf-woman and smaller than a human. ” She nodded and got here a step nearer. “I am Kiras. ” She lifted her face in order that the sunshine from the lamp illuminated it. “They say that i glance very similar to a forebear of mine,” she acknowledged, confidently. Her eyes have been fastened on Tungdil’s eye. “I’m donning a garment made to be like hers. For you. ” Tungdil furrowed his forehead. “What’s that to me? ” “Can’t you bet? ” Kiras’s hopeful expression replaced. “I have been so watching for supplying you with a shock. in case you can’t take her on your palms now you're again, I was hoping i'd have the ability to soothe your soreness. i'm certainly one of Sirka’s descendants. ” She gave him a radiant smile. “That’s all I need,” muttered Tungdil bad-temperedly. “I don’t are looking to damage your emotions or to insult your bloodline, Kiras, yet I can’t bear in mind her. I don’t bear in mind what she gave the impression of and that i don’t take into account loving her. a lot of what I skilled in Girdlegard long ago has been wiped from my brain. ” He checked out her closely, as though the sight of her may perhaps deliver again his stories. “No,” he stated ultimately. “No, I nonetheless can’t see her no matter if i glance at you. ” Kiras gulped, her large sadness noticeable. “Then enable me nonetheless bid you welcome in her identify, Tungdil,” she acknowledged, relocating to include him. “It doesn’t topic no matter if you have in mind or no longer. i'm her message to you. the affection you shared…” however the warrior drew again, evading her palms as though she carried a deadly contagion. “No, Kiras, don’t,” he commanded darkly, his voice dimming the sunshine within the hall. “I don’t wish you to the touch me. ” The younger undergroundling stood dealing with him, bewildered and stunned. She enable her hands drop to her aspects. “You are rejecting not just me, yet Sirka herself in me! ” “Forget me. And pray in your god that you just hold extra of her in you. My inheritance is dying. ” He stared at her, then walked around her to his rooms as though she have been a section of furnishings in his approach. “But… i've got a letter she wrote to you! ” She reached to take a sealed parchment from her belt, maintaining it in an outstretched hand. “Then burn it, or do no matter what you like,” he advised, with no turning around. Kiras checked out him as he walked alongside the hall. “This can’t be happening,” she whispered in disbelief. Slowly she diminished the hand preserving the traditional letter. The lamps regained their former brilliance as he moved away into the space. “Didn’t I provide you with a warning? ” Goda had witnessed the incident from the shadows, the assembly among the undergroundling and the hero of the dwarves having been no twist of fate. It used to be yet one of the assessments that may stick to. “How can he depart me like that? ” Kiras requested angrily. Goda watched the dwarf cross, then placed an arm round the undergroundling’s shoulders to console her. since it isn't the genuine Tungdil. all people will see that quickly. Tungdil back to his rooms, pulled off his gauntlets and positioned them on a wood chest. while he went to unfasten his armor, one of many runes, the single on his correct breast, began to glow in caution.