When the dark races swarmed over Fiara landing their endless legions from
their black galleys, fear grasped the hearts of the people of Light and they
turned towards the dwarves for help, asking them for weapons and armour to
stand against the tides of darkness. The dwarves realized that only united
could the people of Fiara hope to weather the invasion and thus Niethalf’s
sons rushed to the forges and began their legendary task. Day and night the
anvils sang with the ringing of the hammers as the strong arms of the dwarves
began to forge the weapons for the armies of light.
But even the famed strength and endurance of the dwarves had to run dry before
the task was completed. Weary with fatigue the dwarves called on their god
to aid them. And Niethalf created the rocksmith, large creature shaped out
of stone. But rather than lending them his divine power, he implanted in them
the strong will and dedication of the dwarven folk to finish their great task
and oppose the hordes of darkness.
Thus the rocksmith stood side by side with the dwarves at their forges and
when the legions of Darkness broke against their walls, they sallied forth
and armed with their hammers of stone spread havoc among the enemy, driven
by the strength of will of Niethalf’s sons to vanquish the dark armies
from the face of the land once and for all.
Combat Abilities Although slow, the stone from which the rocksmith sprang is very hard to break
and it takes a strong force to even dent the armour of these giants. Their
stone hammers easily squat foe after foe with one stroke.
The iron will, that gives life to the stone, does also affect allies and lends
them new strength, banishing all weariness and wounds. Magic has little effect
on the living rock and he need not fear it, but for the ice magic, since the
cold grip of frost can break even the strongest of rocks.