Tiber Apr 26, 2012 18:49:38 GMT -5
Post by simonstormcloak on Apr 26, 2012 18:49:38 GMT -5
Once, there was a smith in Hammerfell named Vaskun. He was growing old, and a war was brewing. The year was 3E249, and Camoran the Usurper had taken over Valenwood. Vaskun was a Redguard, living in the great city of Rihad. Vaskun knew that soon, Camoran's armies would invade Hammerfell. They would sail around Cyrodill and take over Stros M'kai. Then, they would take Gilane and Taneth. Once those cities were taken, the Usurper would attack Rihad. Vaskun knew that once Rihad was taken, he would be killed. He knew he had to make one big project to carry on his spirit. So he got an Idea. He worked at the forge day and night for two weeks. Then, he finished. In front of Vaskun stood a large Automaton, made out of Bronze and Steel. He had also added Dwarven Metal to protect the machine from being destroyed. He named it Tiber, after the Great God who founded the Empire he lived in. Tiber had 250 poison arrows in each arm, making 500 in total. It was powered by a Grand Soul Gem and Two Welkynd stones. Tiber also had a large chunk of Quicksilver to make counterfeit coins. As Vaskun had predicted, Haymon Camoran's armies invaded Rihad, and many were killed, including Vaskun. But Tiber managed to get out of the city, and he fled into Cyrodill, where he got stuck in a swamp in Blackwood. Soon, the life in Tiber's soul gem faded, and the great Robot became nothing but a bronze statue in the mud. About One-Hundred and Fifty years later, in the year 433, a Breton mage found Tiber stuck in the mud. He hauled it back to his small shack in the Jeralls, and put another Grand Soul gem into Tiber (Not to mention the Two Welkynd stones). When Tiber activated, he walked straight over the mountains, leaving the mage with a quantity of 500 Quicksilver coins. Eventually, Tiber went into Skyrim, and found a family with a burnt down house in the middle of nowhere. He gave them 1000 coins, and kept walking. Tiber kept doing his kind deeds of giving money. He couldn't talk, so all he did was walk on. By the time Tiber had passed through Morrowind and Black Marsh and into Cyrodill, the Oblivion Crisis had started. Uriel Septim VII was assassinated, and Mehrunes Dagon was invading Tamriel from his plane of Oblivion. Tiber walked straight into an Oblivion gate on the Border of Elsweyr and was never seen again. Tiber killed all the Daedra in that part of Oblivion, but he was stuck in the Sigillum Sanguis, and could not find his way out. That Oblivion gate was never found, but it said that when the Crisis ended, and all the gates were closed, Tiber perished with them. People have never told of Tiber in stories, for nobody knew who he really was. And so, Tiber was soon forgotten, and he vanished from all records. Now, Tiber isn't so much as even a story, and nobody knows who he was. But people claim that sometimes, in the reclaimed city of Rihad, that they feel the spirit of the smith Vaskun, looking down at them from Aetherius.