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High Hrothgar Tablets

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Anonymous

Before the birth of men, the Dragons ruled all Mundus. 

Their word was the Voice, and they spoke only for True Needs.

For the Voice could blot out the sky and flood the land.

Men were born and spread over the face of Mundus

The Dragons presided over the crawling masses

Men were weak then, and had no Voice

The fledgling spirits of Men were strong in Old Times

Unafraid to war with Dragons and their Voices

But the Dragons only shouted them down and broke their hearts

Kyne called on Paarthurnax, who pitied Man

Together they taught Men to use the Voice

Then the Dragon War raged, Dragon against Tongue

Men prevailed, shouting Alduin out of the world

Proving for all that their Voice too was strong

Although thier sacrifices were many-fold

With roaring Tongues, the Sky-Children conquer

Founding the First Empire with Sword and Voice

Whilst the Dragons withdrew from this World

The Tongues at Red Mountain went away humbled

Jurgen Windcaller began His Seven Year Meditation

To understand how Strong Voices could fail

Jurgen Windcaller chose silence and returned

The 17 disputants could not shout Him down

Jurgen the Calm buit His home on the Throat of the World

For years all silent, the Graybears spoke one name

Tiber Septim, stiplingthen, was summoned to Hrothgar

They blessed and named him Dohvakiin

The Voice is worship

Follow the Inner path

Speak only in True Need