Post by The Bard Darkharp on Aug 1, 2008 0:10:26 GMT -5
The Saga of Woe
From “The Saga of Woe,” an ancient elven folk tale, author unknown:
And when the folk of Ilythiir heard about the brutal attacks by the sun elves of Aryvandaar against their northern kinfolk, a shadow fell upon their hearts. The cunning dark elves claimed this shadow was the result of grief and woe, and so skilled was their artifice that all were tricked by it. When the Ilythiiri attacked Orishaar, the elves of all the empires believed that the grief-stricken dark elves were simply lashing out in vengeance on behalf of their cousins to the north.But the shadow upon the hearts of the Ssri’Tel’Q uessir stemmed not from grief, but from greed and envy. The shadow wove its insidious tendrils about them and whispered to them of wicked acts and fell deeds. To their own damnation, the Ilythiiri heeded the council of the shadow and were drawn by it into darkness.
Source: Lost Empires of Faerun
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