Pelli-Kefaro: The Empty Throne

The God King's Gifts III

The Common Tongue

Mandoregnas looked down from his throne and saw his glorious city. Within its countless spires and roads his people were happy. They had everything he could gift to them, and whatever they needed he was able to provide.

Then he looked up and saw there were still places his light had not yet reached. This he sent forth his Magisters to learn more about these lands.

When they returned they bowed before him.

“My dear Magisters,” spoke the God King, “what have you learned?”

Mechanus was the first to speak.

“My divinity, beyond your light are many wonders. Remnants of the ancients, and people who have grown grandiose in their abilities have carved out a life beyond our realm.”

“Some use gifts they have learned from our kingdom. Others are merely determined individuals of great repute and worth,” said Mav’Shenai.

The God King pondered and was silent.

“It is decided,” he said, “I must go and explore these lands for myself.”

And so he did. As he explored he learned of many great things. He discovered ways of life that have been eked out beyond his light. But he saw that, though they lived well, many were divided by their language.

Thus he divised a plan. With his Magisters he crafted a new tongue, easy to understand and teach. And with that he sent his Magisters to enact trade with the outside kingdoms using this language.

With time they too adopted this manner of speech. Soon the once separated kingdoms were slowly unified through a common tongue. There were those who wished this language to be declared Mandoregnan in honor of the one who crafted it.

But the God King spoke out.

“This language does not belong to me. It belongs to the elf that wishes to speak with the dwarf. It belongs to the king who wishes to understand their subjects. It belongs to you all, so that everyone may come to a common understanding.”

And thus the Common Tongue was gifted to the people of Pelli-Kefaro.

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