Sometimes, I, Balasar, get bored, so I tell the tales of my people's religion. So today, I present you The Tale of Ye'Dunn! Please sit back, relax, and listen as I read my favorite chapter of the Draconic Siliis, or collection of religious Draconic tales, Ye'Dunn's Will & The Dragon of Grief.
It was the morning, Ye'Dunn had just awoken. It was another day of working the anvil. Ye'Dunn's village had moved to atop the great mountain, Guutaeunnis in the north of the realm of Ral'spire. Today was the day that the Warriors invaded a Gartuan village.
Break from the story! I feel you as readers from an alternate realm do not know what a 'Gartuan' is. Ruut, here, wants to explain. I would have easily explained it but Ruut insisted.
Hey, alternate-realmers! Ruut here. You see, a Gartuan is a huge, troll-sized humanoid. They may be tall and strong, but the problem is that they are slow. Using Thundercallers, Dragonborns can charge up and become super fast and charged. This obviously makes the Dragonborns overpowered rivals to them, peace!
Ye'Dunn would have to work overtime to be able to make enough weapons for them all. He walked to his blacksmith workshop, in between Guutaeunnis' two tips. There, the power of lightning was harnessed to forge great Thundercallers, weapons imbued with thunder.
Balasar again, Guutaeunnis is Draconic for 'Thundercaller', which is where the weapons get their names.
Ye'Dunn banged and banged on the anvil in his shop, the noise ringing between the two tips. Across the vast space between Ral'spire and Ascendance, the realm of the Greater Beings, a Great Dragon named Gatyf, who was irked by the ringing of the anvil.
"Will someone stop this redundant ringing?" Gatyf said growling. "If no one will fix it, I will!" Gatyf was the Great Dragon of Grief, who was disliked by all his siblings. Even the Great Dragon himself could not stand him. They sent him to a realm between the worlds, tricking him by telling him to find a nonexistent gem.
Trapped, with no way to go back to Ascendance, he waits for the time he can grow strong enough to return and become the new Great Dragon.
Gatyf dived down to Ral'Spire to find the source of the ringing and found Guutaeunnis emitting the sound. Gatyf saw Ye'Dunn banging on his anvil, and decided that he would trick him and kill him to get rid of him.
As Ye'Dunn forged the Thundercallers, something knocked on the door to his home. Ye'Dunn went and opened the door, only to find a basket filled with food. He looked around, "No one, eh?" He decided to take the basket inside and eat from inside it. After all, he was hungry from his hard work effort.
All of a sudden, Gatyf burst open the top of the shop. "HOW DARE YOU EAT THE FOOD OF A GREAT DRAGON!" Gatyf bellowed. Ye'Dunn had realized he had sinned, for eating the food of a Great Dragon could lead to serious punishment by said dragon. Ye'Dunn said stammeringly, "I did not know it was yours..." Gatyf interrupted, "LIES! I PUNISH THEE TO DEATH!"
With one great swing, Ye'Dunn was killed. His corpse and soul fell deep to the Underworld, where he would be cursed to become a cursed wingless. As the wings on his body were stripped of him, he screamed in pain, the feeling hurting more than the blow that killed him in the first place.
Excruciating pain, and the guilt of failing his town because he couldn't make all the weapons. Ye'Dunn took this awful time to think of what to do. Ye'Dunn knew something was special about him, he knew he was like the three Draconic heroes of legend ever since the incident. The time he saved his people...
Ye'Dunn was a young apprentice to a now dead Thundercallers forger, Baascu. Baascu was only supposed to teach Ye'Dunn how to make Thundercallers, but Baascu also taught Ye'Dunn to fight in secret. Suddenly, the Mountain Draconics were attacked by Dark Elves, the evil, and the most deceitful tribe in all of Ral'spire.
Ye'Dunn was told to stay back, but with a pair of Thundercaller axes in hand, he charged with multiple soldiers into the fray. He prayed to the Great Three Draconic heroes...
Aagsus, Hero of the Eternal Flames, Guardian of the Volcanos, and Servant to the Great Underworld Dragon...
Paaneetus, Heroine of the Flowing Current, Controller of the Oceans, and Priestess of the Great Water Dragon...
Havajuu, Heroine of the Four Winds, Queen of the Seasons, and Descendant of the Great Wind Dragon...
Suddenly, Ye'Dunn could control thunder, and with it, he defeated the mass Elvish force. Since that day, he has technologically advanced his city with electricity and lightning.
Ye'Dunn stopped. His wings had grown back and were keeping him from falling. The wings flew him back to life. Gatyf was in shock.
"I KILLED YOU! HOW?" He yelled. Gatyf looked ready to attack Ye'Dunn.
"I have the strongest will there is. I control thunder and lightning. You didn't think I'd die that easily did you?" Ye'Dunn replied strongly.
Gatyf charged, saying nothing. Ye'Dunn countered him with lightning. Grabbing Thundercaller axes, the two fought ferociously. The Thundercallers charged with electric power. That battle lasted a whole year. It brought a year of thunderous weather and lightning storms.
Gatyf was on his last string of life. Ye'Dunn jumped, and dug both axes into Gatyf, killing him. The Great Dragon mourned for him, even though he was horrible. But instead of raining Grief, it rained Ye'Dunn's Will and great joy...
And that's the end of the Tale of Ye'Dunn! I hope you enjoyed the story as much as I do. Farewell, alternate-realmers! See you again.
From FantasyWriter76, thanks for reading! The support for The Bard's Ballad is great! I hope your day is FANTASTICAL.