The Mine of Thorin Weresgard

Long ago, dwarven oracles divined that a new age of peace and prosperity would be heralded by a king, named Thorin Weresgard. The dwarves of long ago built a mine to search for him deep in the ground. [Dwarves are mined?] During their search, the following things happened.
  1. Lots of dwarves gave up and went home.
  2. Lots of dwarves got into fights with lots of other dwarves about the prophecy, the mine, life underground, etc.
  3. The dwarves unleashed a being or force known only as ‘The Other’, which was responsible for many dwarves disappearing and much loss of life.

Once, the prince of the current mine king was kidnapped, and when he returned, he was different. He had, in the dwarves words, ‘turned gray’. Once in this state he betrayed his kin, and opened the door to the dwarves’ home for the Other even wider. Then the dwarven kingdom fell, and its people scattered to the four winds.

The Mine of Thorin Weresgard

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