Here the Mountains Whisper
Gift of the Daals
The Gift of the Daals was an artifact said to have been discovered by King Marius, possibly secreted away by the defeated Iron Dwarves before the Daalish Spring. It was said to be of great power and importance and would be presented to the Daals as a token and symbol of their victory. However, before anyone could learn of what it was, Kharn the Red, who had caught wind of the item’s power, came down from the Thunder Peaks and murdered King Marius, stealing the Gift for himself and securing it inside the mountain with the rest of his fortune.
For a hundred and forty years since, on the anniversary of King Marius’ death, festivities are held which include a sponsored hunt for the Gift of the Daals, where any person who could retrieve it would receive a prize of titles and lands and more wealth than they could ever desire. Many have tried, either by attempting to slay Kharn the Red himself or by searching the low lands and mountains for a way into his inner lair, but all have failed.