Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bramble- vintage tribal beaded earrings with hammered copper

Bramble- vintage tribal beaded earrings with hammered copper

In Upper Lemparthia there is a race of brownies considered to be warriors so fierce they are viewed as an equal match among most races; even by some of the giants of the Ahgen grasslands.

The brownies live mostly in the thick undergrowth of wild Perrall woods, in a vast labyrinth of underground tunnels and burrows. Before going into battle it is customary for them to paint themselves in the juices of bramble berries- and they have an elaborate system of divination and magic attached to each fruit. Raspberries, blackberries, Rowan, mulberry, cloudberry, boysenberry- each berry has a distinct symbolic meaning, the details of which they share only with the birds.

There numbers are unrecorded, and although they prefer to live in the forest they have often been seen in cities and even a few have been known to live by rivers, despite their passionate hatred for deep water. The most famous of their ancestors- known as Terrashriek- was known to freshen his berry war paint with the blood of his fallen foes. Since he never bathed, he eventually became so caked and rank that he was eaten by a lizard.

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