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Fuggit Khan
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The Keys of Rebirth and EternityFuggit Khan 08-05-2015

Imperial Year
-4000

Contact is lost.

-3666
Mining an iron vein, Rahk-Shardstone unearths a prophetic obsidian tablet.
Its inscription, written in veins of living liquid copper, states:
“Hell has 664 portal gate keys. With them, your hands shall forge the final two, the keys of Rebirth and Eternity, and I, Hashut, shall name you my Son.”  

-3500
Dwarfs of the Dark Lands start worshipping Hashut.

-2700
Sorceror Prophet Rahk-Shardstone guides the raising of iron and obsidian from the ground, the foundations of Zharr-Naggrund.  

-2666
Whispers of the Sorcerors Curse. No, Rahk-Shardstone thought…not a curse.
Rebirth and Eternity. Flesh rots. Stone is eternal.
He smiled.  

-1666
Rahk-Shardstone’s lifeless petrified stone body is placed on temple grounds.

2666
The stone statue of Rahk-Shardstone steps off its pedestal.
His heart was iron ore, lungs of molten magma. Liquid copper coursed through his stone veins. Black obsidian eyes, with copper pupils, looked at his stone hands.
Glowing hotly, both hands held a key, each forged with the souls of 332 daemons.
The final two keys: Rebirth and Eternity.  
As those about him bowed in fear, Rahk-Shardstone looked to the statue of Hashut. Smiling, he spoke…”Hello, Father”.

Hashut!


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08-05-2015 12:26 PM
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Dînadan
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RE: The Keys of Rebirth and EternityDînadan 08-05-2015

I'm impressed that he lasted over 2000 before turning to stone, didn't think Chaos Dwarfs lived that long.


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08-05-2015 12:31 PM
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RE: The Keys of Rebirth and EternityFuggit Khan 08-05-2015

Dînadan Wrote:
I'm impressed that he lasted over 2000 before turning to stone, didn't think Chaos Dwarfs lived that long.

In the original version I wrote (before I chopped up the story to make it shorter), his long life was explained as coming from a pact with Hashut himself.
Rahk-Shardstone was to be the first "prophet" of Hashut. His preaching of Hashut among the other Dwarfs in the Dark Lands was rewarded with a longer lifespan...a precursor to the prophecy of his Rebirth in stone.
There were other bits of story continuity that I had to cut out as well...


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08-05-2015 12:57 PM
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RE: The Keys of Rebirth and EternityDînadan 08-05-2015

Well how's your chance to publish an expanded version Wink


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RE: The Keys of Rebirth and EternityAdmiral 09-19-2015

This timeline had my vote. Very clever and mystical, befitting Chaos Dwarfs. I like it a lot!

And do please publish the full version. Wink


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