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Volendrung

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Anonymous

Description

The Hammer of Might, Volendrung is said to have been created by the Dwarves of the now abandoned clan of Rourken, hundreds of years before they disappeared from the world of Tamriel. It has the ability to grant health to its wielder, but it is best known for the paralyzing and strength leeching effects it has when cast at an enemy. Like the Dwarves who created it, Volendrung is prone to disappearing suddenly, resurfacing sometimes in days, sometimes in eons.

Rumors

Maybe your father told you stories of Volendrung, [race]? The Hammer of the Dwarves of Rourken? There's some guy a few inns from here who claims to know its location. Times being tough in [city name], he's over at the [tavern name], a tavern just [direction] of here, selling the information he knows. You ought to look into it.

Crazy %ct this [city name]. Saw a guy skulking around, whispering 'Volendrung, volendrung', whatever that means. I chased him off, the crazy bastard. He headed [direction] toward the [tavern name], thank God. See what I mean, this %ct's just getting crazier.

There's this guy just [direction] of here, in a tavern called the [tavern name], selling information about Volendrung. If he's telling the truth, he knows how to get the Hammer of Might so I guess he's justified in asking hundreds of gold pieces for the information. A hammer that can turn a man to stone, imagine...

Did you say 'Volendrung,' my friend? Assuming you're asking about the Dwarven Hammer of Might, I am [Name], the man you want to speak to. Perhaps you have a friend who has met a Medusa, or an enemy who ought to. Volendrung's the hammer for you then, kid. Just give me [amount] gold to get the business end out of the way, and I'll tell you how to find the Hammer.

I knew the moment you walked in, you were the [race] I wanted to do business with. You want Volendrung, the Hammer of Might: a testimony to your knowledge and good taste. I know how you can get Volendrung. All we need is to get the little question of price out of the way. For my assistance in getting you to the Hammer, I'm only asking for [amount] gold pieces. I assume that's fine with you?

You must have heard I was here, offering people information for recovering the lost Dwarven Hammer of Might. Well, you're a lucky [race]. Turns out the folk in the [tavern name] aren't as rich as I thought they'd be, and I need gold more than adventure. So for [amount] pieces of gold, I'll tell you exactly how to recover Volendrung. Will you take advantage of my generosity?

Tavern Encounters

"Did you say, 'Volendrung' my friend?" The monkey-faced man next to you reaches over and shakes your hand. "Assuming you're asking about the Dwarven Hammer of Might, I am [Name], the man you want to speak to. Perhaps you have a friend who has met a Medusa, or an enemy who ought to. Volendrung's the hammer for you then, kid. Just give me [amount] gold to get the business end out of the way, and I'll tell you how to find the Hammer."

"I knew the moment you walked in, you were the [race] I wanted to do business with," a young man you didn't notice before joins you at the bar eagerly. "You want Volendrung, the Hammer of Might: a testimony to your knowledge and good taste. I know how you can get Volendrung. All we need is to get the little question of price out of the way. For my assistance in getting you to the Hammer, I'm only asking for [amount] gold pieces. I assume that's fine with you?"

A young man cloaked in appears at your side at the mention of Volendrung. "You must have heard I was here, offering people information for recovering the lost Dwarven Hammer of Might. Well, you're a lucky [race]. Turns out the folk in the [tavern name] aren't as rich as I thought they'd be, and I need gold more than adventure. So for [amount] pieces of gold, I'll tell you exactly how to recover Volendrung. Will you take advantage of my generosity?"

Location

"I accept your gold. I won't repeat any of this, so listen carefully. You must journey to Hammerfell, to a place called the [dungeon name], to find the Dwarven Hammer of Might. In this dire place lies the secret of Volendrung's reincarnation. Do not question how I came about this information. The price was more dear than you can imagine. If you can survive the depths of the [dungeon name], you will find a map. On this map is inscribed the location of Volendrung. No thanks are needed, nor are they appreciated. Your gold has spoken enough. One warning will I give. Volendrung is a potent weapon, and will attract the attention of equally potent beings. Such attention is not something I would desire greatly..."