Elune’s mercy Master Dwarf!
You expect me to share something of that nature?
Well… if, for the sake of friendship you demand such a story, perhaps this will serve?
Perhaps seventy five years ago I was about the task of researching older Zandali dialects, as we knew of them, and as documented in the few remaining records that survive the various skirmishes we have endured over the centuries.
I had no compelling reason for this line of research you understand? I was merely curious, and also felt that our own accounts would benefit from more accurate translations. While pouring over a particular account of what appeared to be a diplomatic meeting between the (long disbanded) Starsinger Clan and an Amani faction called the Tuskgrinders (charming are they not? and by all accounts this attempt at diplomacy was a dismal failure) it struck me that the repeated use of the word ‘chaga’ was used in a context far removed from it’s usual source (betrayal by a friend).
What could this ‘chaga’ be referring to? Who were these betrayors? Intrigued I delved further into the crumbling scrolls, and there it was. ‘Shesh Rokh!’. This could only be refering to the fabled ‘Old Gods’ who are mentioned in our own earliest legends, like shadows on the edge of ancient stories. Could the Amani have some ancient links to these beings, were these the ones who betrayed them?
Excited, I raced to Warden Califax, who happened to be in the middle of his morning instructions.
The Warden patiently explained to me that the ‘Shesh Rokh’ was simply an informal term for beasts of burden, and not in fact the ‘Old Gods’.
The whole ‘betrayal’, was apparently a misunderstanding over the price of either pack mules or kodos.
My red face took several days to cool down.