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The Gold and the Iron Ingot, by Uhr-KulmbizharrAdmiral 01-27-2015

The Gold and the Iron Ingot, by Uhr-Kulmbizharr

Once upon a time, there was a gold and an iron ingot laid close to each other. One day, the gold ingot spoke:

"You must envy me, iron," said the gold ingot.

"Why, gold?" asked the iron ingot.

"Because my shimmer and sheen is sought after by gods and mortals alike. They adorn themselves with me, they measure the value of things by me, they fight wars over me. Not only am I pretty, but my beauty is eternal. I will never rust, unlike you. You are only good enough for tools, arms and nails of the crude folk, iron," boasted the gold ingot.

"Melt me down and recast me, and the rust will be gone. But no matter how many times they melt you down, your strength will never be such that it can challenge me. In every incarnation, I may cleave and crush you at will, but you cannot do likewise against my hard body, gold," replied the iron ingot.

At this the gold ingot had no good answer to give. For the value of things lies not in their vain looks alone, but in their strength and function. Thus wealth may be measured in iron ingots and gold ingots alike.

- The Gold and the Iron Ingot, by Daemonsmith Uhr-Kulmbizharr the Blind, the renowned Chaos Dwarf author of fable stories during the foundation of Zharr-Naggrund


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RE: The Gold and the Iron Ingot, by Uhr-KulmbizharrFuggit Khan 01-27-2015

Excellent story! I actually faced this dilemma last night while playing Skyrim...while dungeon delving I found myself looking at a single ingot of iron sitting alongside a single ingot of gold. And I could only carry one more pound due to the burden of all the stuff I was already carrying. Iron or gold? Which one to take? I chose iron.


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RE: The Gold and the Iron Ingot, by Uhr-KulmbizharrAdmiral 01-27-2015

Haha, spoken like a savage warlord! Cheers!


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RE: The Gold and the Iron Ingot, by Uhr-KulmbizharrGeofreyShank 01-27-2015

Thoroughly enjoying your fables Admiral. This is so far my favorite.

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RE: The Gold and the Iron Ingot, by Uhr-KulmbizharrAdmiral 01-28-2015

Thanks a lot, GeofreyShank!


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RE: The Gold and the Iron Ingot, by Uhr-KulmbizharrDînadan 01-28-2015

Nice wok Admiral - like the idea of Chaos Dwarfs using iron for currency Happy


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