The Traveler

The Traveler

The myth of the Traveler has been a point of much discussion in the spires of the House of Knowledge. The majority of information surrounding this supposed, “Free Soul”, has been sketched together from folk lore, tribal legend, and speculation. Many scholars have dedicated their lives to the discovery of some scrap of plausibility that may lend credence to the nearly 400 years spent in the collection of knowledge, as like any myth or lie there holds a glimmer of truth to urge the next seeker onward.

The Traveler, as it has become known (and I say it since no one knows of gender of species for certainty), has been read in books, scrolls, wall markings, and wood carvings since possibly before the Dragon Lords set foot upon this plane of existence to assert their wills. Much debate has been had in that perhaps the Traveler was a primordial dethroned by the collective might of the Dragon Lords, or a demon prince banished to the nothingness. The more ominous portrayals are not constructed without some form of proof, as it is mentioned in many fire light tales, and scroll works depicting a dark formless shape taking hold the earth, spreading disease, or stealing children in the night.

The tales told do not always use the same name to describe this being. In the Northern Wastes it is known as Brittle Bones, in the west in the deserts of Xorn it is known Daagon, and the Border Mountains the nomads call it Blight. There are many more names, and many more myths surrounding all, each one more frightful then the other.

Like all ghost stories there tells a tale of the hero, the one to save us all. The one of true heart and valiant spirit that will come forth to slay the vile creature, this story is no exception. Though the tales of a hero takes many shapes, they are always portrayed in a nimbus of light, wielding a mighty sword. Now whether or not the drawings are a depiction of truth, or a metaphor for his purity no one knows for sure. Some say there were other gods before the Dragon Lords, these gods bestowed mighty powers and gifts to these most devout, not unlike the new Gods do unto their clerics, paladins and avatars.

In the telling of Tallamor et Durom, an ancient myth from the sands of Xorn. It tells of a beast brought forth by the will of a man to do murder upon is enemies. This man was not an evil man, but one that had been betrayed and scorned by his fellows and peers because of his blasphemous musings of “The Other Gods”. This would seem to indicate that at some point in time, perhaps before the Dragon Lords, there where indeed other forces that existed upon this plane.

The Traveler

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