I have no time to write, save that which matters most to this moment. The broken sword of Aman is found. Its bearer is now a paladin from my homeland, aided by a most unlikely group of companions.
I have replicated here below the message they received from one of the Eternal’s star beings. I must write quickly before I forget, and move on to more research.
“Fear not! You are here as part of a great purpose. The Immutable One has guided your footsteps to this place. To Him alone be glory and honor!”
“This is the final resting place of King Saphthor of Montair. He was laid here many centuries ago, as you measure time. During the War of Kerna, which he foolishly initiated, he was slain and the great sword of Aman was broken.”
“Take up the sword, favored of the Eternal. It is now your responsibility. If Doron is to survive the coming of the Shadow, Aman must be restored. On you and your companions, I place this charge. And soon, you will find the task is far greater than even this.”
“Know this, scion of Doron: this is the hour when your world fights back… or falls into utter darkness. Tsarar is coming. His armies are on the move. You must oppose him with all that you have and all that you are.”
“I leave you with one final message: He who creates knows the created best.”
(Was that final message a reference to myself as creator of the swords, the Eternal as Creator of all, both, or something else entirely?)
-from the memoirs of Machaira Ktistes, elven smith