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The First Age is one of the nine ages of the world. It is known as the Dawn Age [1]. [2]


Summary Edit

At the start of the First Age, the Saurians held many of the other species of the world as slaves, and used them to build their civilization. Based on the tapestry imagery in the World Hymn, among these species were, humans, elves, dwarves, ogres and orcs. The slavery continued until a comet, known as Skyhammer [2], struck. The slaves took the opportunity to revolt and overthrew their Saurian masters.

The World Hymn Edit

Main article: World Hymn

The World Hymn is a dwarven carving of a poem that details all the nine ages of the world. It was later copied to an Equitan tapestry and supplemented with imagery. A transcript of the poem and the image for the first age are both shown below. [2]
BRB 1st Age


1.1 Edit

In cavern deep, in mountains old
We sing the hymn, we mark the way
Remembrance past, to future’s day
Let none forget, the ancient ley
To mark the path of home and hold

1.2 Edit

Our tale begins in Sauran yoke
In chains and pain forlorn of hope
Without our pride we labor’d ‘til
In darkest days our fate unmade
For comet’s fall our shackles broke

1.3 Edit

We mined the gold they craved and stole
With which to power arcane machines
And build their ugly ziggurats
So old were they, while we were young
As yet we had not found our soul

1.4 Edit

Unmeasured Ages came and went
So long that none can know the count
But wait we did with vigilance
Until we saw an opening
A time to make their cities rent

1.5 Edit

Skyhammer’s gift a vengeance born
We slew and killed who’s blood was cold
Together bound as brothers sworn

Sources Edit

  1. Jorge Zamoran; An account of the peoples, nations and monsters which inhabit the world (T9A:FB Rulebook, v1.3.5, p138-145)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The World Hymn: the 1st Age (T9A:FB Rulebook, v1.3.5, p126)
Ages of the world
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