Even among the great Dwarves of yore, whose sagas have echoed across the carven underground halls for centuries, Tormin, son of Bonur, is a name oft hailed above others. A scion of a humble smith, he had risen through service to his Jarl and stood among the King’s own champions. His adventures were many, his deeds mighty, and no bard can retell them in a single night. But there is one tale that always makes the eyes of young adventurers gleam with wonder.
Once, having lost his way in the Mountains of Despair, Tormin was captured by a vicious tribe of Jotuns and forced into labour. Though his strength was great, not even such a renowned warrior would stand a chance alone, so Tormin had to rely on his wit and cunning. He promised to craft a weapon of great power for the chieftain of the giants – if they brought him ingots of silver from the depth of the mountain and the blocks of frozen Aether, only found on the summits of the tallest peaks.
Enthralled by the promise of such bounty, the Jotun chief agreed and ordered his tribesmen to deliver everything and anything that his prisoner requested. And so for a fortnight Tormin carved and forged the mythical elements, using every ounce of his skill and experience. Then, after weeks of backbreaking work, he finally held aloft a mighty hammer, its haft as cold as the touch of the Void itself. Yet it burned with arcane power, and Tormin had dubbed it appropriately – Rimefire.
When the Jotun chief stepped forth to claim his prize, Tormin seized his chance and struck out against his captors! Such was the power of his hammer that it felled a dozen giants at once and turned a dozen more into statues of ice. Before the rest of the tribe’s warriors were upon him, Tormin struck the mountainside and brought down a great avalanche as he made his escape.
It is said that when Tormin disappeared amongst the craggy peaks of the Mountains of Despair to the far North decades later, Rimefire too had been lost. Ever since that day, countless adventurers dared the deadly mountain ranges in hopes of finding this weapon of legend. Until now, none have succeeded and many lost their lives. But the promise of glory yet calls to brave souls across Teleria…