Rune of Stone Eternal

Rune of Stone Eternal
The granite slab bears a strange runic marking. This mark
is not chiseled, but rather appears to be a pattern in the
stone itself. Touching the rune, you feel strange power flow
into you, a sudden strength and resilience unlike anything
you have known.
Stolen from the Lattice of Heaven by primordial
forces in the Dawn War’s earliest phase, this rune’s
theft unraveled the divine plan for a unified heaven
and changed history’s course forever. The Rune of
Stone Eternal was a mystical glyph that gave the Lattice
strength enough to bind the different dominions.
Though removed from its original purpose, the Rune
of Stone Eternal offers incredible strength to those
who master its power.
Gaining the Rune
The Stone King, called the Living Rock by his giant
underlings, is nearly forgotten in the modern era. He
once ruled the distant Skyclaw Peaks, now a line of
weathered, tree-covered mountains in the far west.
Legends of the king’s identity abound; some claim he
was a goliath chieftain, others a stone giant despot, and
still others believe he was a fierce primordial sired by First Creator Annam. Whatever the truth, the tales
agree that the Stone King had a palace on a mountain
aerie, reached by a perilous road that wound up into
the jagged peaks. According to goliath tribesmen who
claim descent from the ancient monarch, it toppled
into a mountain valley some two centuries ago, where
its shattered remains can still be found.
While the lands are littered with similar wreckage
and half-remembered legends, what makes the
Stone King so interesting is that the tyrant lived for
several centuries, if the old tales can be believed. The
source of this remarkable longevity was his throne. It
was a massive thing, made from solid granite, rough
and unworked. So long as the Stone King sat upon the
throne, no weapon could harm him and no poison
could sicken him. The throne was even rumored
to hold time at bay. The goliaths claim the throne’s
power sourced from a strange pattern in its back, a
complex rune placed there in ancient days by the
gods as a promise. While the rune endured, the gods
would maintain the prisons that ensured the world
would be free from future contests between elemental
and divine.

Rune of Stone Eternal

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