Enchanted gemstones enabled our communication. We forged bracelets to hold them — thus could our communion with the Giant-kings begin. There were mistakes in this stumbling, fumbling relationship. To us, they were painstakingly slow to deliberate and make decisions, to them we were like children who rushed forward without thinking.
Still, there was progress. They have agreed that we could settle the swampy lands on their eastern borders. For them the land had little value, but to those of us who remembered our seafaring roots, it gave us a chance to be close to the water once again.
And, given time, we would be able to call upon Dagon once again. In the beginning, our friendship with the Giant-kings bore great fruit. We traded with them — knowledge, food, baubles — and both peoples prospered. But the Giant-kings became alarmed, I suspect, at the rate at which we gave birth. Whereas we spread across our new lands and began to encroach upon theirs.
In order to avoid this fate, I began sending scouting parties far to the north, outside of the borders of the Giant-kings kingdom. They were to find fertile land that would not encroach upon the territory of our hosts.
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Shall I speak, child, of the passage that our scouts found; leading into the very bowels of the earth? Dare I speak of the fantastic city that they found there? Broad squares with twisted temples to the blasphemous Elder Gods, that were before mankind, and will be, ever after? No, I need not speak of these things to strike true dread into your heart, child. I need only tell you of the creatures that dwelled in the city; beings that lived only in story, and the primal fears of the human heart.
For beneath the earth, we discovered what remained of the serpent-men of Volushia. We confronted the giant kings and the triumvirate with their darkest secrets. And they did not deny it. How could we trust them? Allied as they were with the ancient enemies of the mankind. I gave them an ultimatum; To give us the northern lands. To stay their hand while we exterminated the serpent-men. They refused. In a war time, there is enough blame. Who struck the first blow?
I cannot say. They enslaved you. Twisting the bracelets to their corrupted ways. We retaliated by destroying their aqueduct.
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