Guilder Muin smiles as he looked out across the crew of one hundred White Fur Olgogs that dragged snow and ice blocks up from the dig site. Already the top four layers of snow and ice had been excavated, revealing a magestic marble-esc stone plateau large enough to park one of the Banking Guild’s own capital ships. It was carved in a variety of different graffiti, which Muin had recognized as High Falos. They looked like names of various units stationed here.
Muin even recognized the Twin Falcon tribes sigil.
He turned to his expert on Falosini Archeology, Untath Thuth. Thuth was a K’iou who had been trained by the finest forgemasters of Mt. Vir, but had wanted more than hard work in front of an anvil and forge out of life. Muin had to hear story after story during Thuth’s interview about excavations at J’kutu’s Crag, Sar’xaba Homeforge and even up in Nidal.
The thin k’iou stood four foot seven inches, with a tightly trimmed snow white beard, no mustache. and had his heads’ hair shorn short. His eyes were sapphire blue, and his skin was a dusky brown. His thick white robes were marked with three medals from the City of Zelga.
Untath Thuth said, “This dig site was not just a meeting place for the IceWyrms and the Hobtla Mag’ol. This site was an ancient trade zone from the markings, and there were many species present here including Nightmare Lords and Llandreu. It was defended by a variety of different K’iorn tribes in ancient times. Then for some reason at the end of the K’ias Wars it was outright abandoned by all Children of the Falosini. The graffiti at that point changes, I see much more Yyan markings and IceWyrm markings. Then those are succeeded by one single set of High Falos graffiti referring to a Wartribe serving under a Zaodonai Tomin. Then more Icewyrm markings. And finally what i can only assume is some Hobtla Mag’ol symbol system. It does not line up with the written language created by the Olgogs of the Goblin Lands, but then again I believe the culture here predates them.”
Muin said, “Thank you Untath Thuth. Keep looking as they excavate more shards of pottery and other trade goods for more clues.”
Muin heard a call from the far side of the camp. The white fur Olgogs were scrambling away. It seemed they had found a mass grave of over thirty K’iorn. The bodies had been stripped of clothing and gear, but the frozen ground had preseved them relatively intact. They were quite dead, and Muin knew better than to resurrect long dead people. He would send the bodies to the Museum of Zelga, and they would handle it appropriately.
But Muin wondered if these K’iorn dead had knowledge he could use. Knowledge on what else was in this location other than the landing pad they were still uncovering. He wondered if Glog the Flesh and Spirit Dweller he had hired, would be able to help without restoring the dead to life.