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

Events[edit | edit source]

These are notable events taking place in the First Age, listed (approximately) chronologically:

  • Myths of the First Age talk of a global empire of reptilian demi-gods, the Cuatls[3]. Some believe these creatures to be related to the Saurian Ancients of today, others are sceptical. [4]
  • The reptilians held many other species as slaves, including humans, elves, dwarves, ogres and orcs.
  • The slavery continued until a comet, known as the Skyhammer, struck. The slaves took the opportunity to revolt and overthrew their reptilian masters.
  • The Cuatls are said to have disappeared from the world. There are many theories as to why or where. [3]

Unless otherwise specified, text that green italic in the list above uses the World Hymn poem and tapestry as its source.[2]

The World Hymn[edit | edit source]

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]

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1.1[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

Sources[edit | edit source]

  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)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Interview with Sigmund Selig, the Great Sage, seventh session (The 9th Scroll, issue 17, p10)
  4. Informative text about the Saurian Ancients (The 9th Scroll, issue 16, p6)
Ages of the world
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