Rashmish

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In dee Age of Creation, there was a young goblyn Khadine named Rashmish. She be traveling and came across a group of goblyns who had been beaten back numerous times by a great Elf King. At least 3 different times they had been beaten back. Rashmish sees that these goblyns are weaker than they should be, and suspects some sort of treachery. She declares that she will seek out this Elf King and break the curse that has been placed upon them. She rallies the goblyns of her tribe, and they ride on great spiders to the Elf King’s fortress. They dispatch the guards and the spiders carry them up and over the walls. Rashmish leads the way, but is stunned to find the elf king already dead. His body is laid out in state on a great table and his people whisper in hushed tones about it “being his time”.

Rashmish is confused and furious. How dare this elf king die before she could kill him! In wrath she and the goblyns descend upon the mourners and slaughter the lot of them. However nothing is found which will break the curse. Every elf within the fortress is killed, and Rashmish notices that when they die their spirits are pulled away. As the last spirit leaves, she notices a barely visible thread. Rashmish jumps on her riding spider and tries to follow the soul so that she may find the soul of the elf king and punish him for dying. She travels long, but loses the trail. Then Rashmish comes upon an idea, she will seek out the Elf King’s daughter who was not at the fortress. She will grab onto the soul and follow it that way. She seeks out a Witchdoctor who will give her the majik needed to do this. Once the spell is complete, she comes upon the elf girl in her sleep and quickly slays her. She grabs hold of the spirit, and the elf is shocked. "How have you done this" she asks, "it was not my time". Rashmish so angry she nearly forgets, and lets go but the soul is pulled, and Rashmish hangs on. The soul is distressed and tries to fight her off. The elf screams that it wasn’t her time, that it is not right. Rashmish hangs on though. The soul gradually calms down and starts to lose its form, and they are pulled across the veil.

The soul itself becomes a string and Rashmish loses her grip, but not before being pulled into a great void where an enormous wooden spider sits spinning a mighty web with the strands. Rashmish sees souls coming in and being sent out, and the spider takes no notice of her. Rashmish is furious, she jumps on the spider and hacks at it, demanding it release the elf king’s soul to her. Though made of wood, Rashmish can do no damage to it. She turns to its face and tries to poke at its eyes, but the spider takes no notice, and no damage is seen. Rashmish is now beyond furious and tries to cut the web itself, but it to was indestructible. In a final act of rage and fury, Rashmish took her sword, and using all of her leverage she popped one of the spider’s eyes out of its socket. Laughing in triumph she did it to all the others as well. A great hush seemed to fall over the place, where before there had been a hum. The spider continued its work, but was now blinded. The once great tapestry of the web began to have errors and flaws in it. Some souls were pulled back nearly as quickly as they were sent out. Rashmish felt great eyes turn on her, and felt words form in her head, What have you done to my Obellys. You and your kind will pay dearly for what you have done. Already you fall before us.

Then Rashmish’s heart be filled with dread. She ran out of the Void and upon crossing the veil she fell. Once in the mortal plane, she found that as she grasped the eye that remained in her hand, she saw what had happened in her absence. She saw that it was not the elf who had cursed the goblyns, but Baulk himself who had betrayed them. She saw Neb’s soldiers fall, and then Neb himself. She saw the fate of the powerful Sifu, and Skribbit ascend in his rage. She saw what was to befall Reth. Nearly wracked with despair, she hurried back to Reth, to give him the eye and prevent what she saw. She came upon Reth putting on his armor, and told him about the eyes, but before she could tell him more, he stopped her. He smiled a devilish grin as he put on his helm. He told her not to tell him what would happen, but that she should act accordingly. He said he had a plan to destroy those who would destroy us. Then he left with his army. The rest, as we know, is history.

It is said that Rashmish listened to Reth's advice, and in anticipation of the great tragedy to come, she took her tribe deep into the mountains, far underground, where none would think to find them. Surprisingly, they found mushrooms and roots to sustain them, although an occasional hunting party would be allowed to surface for meat as well. Her tribe remained there for many years, with their Khadine watching the world from the power of the spider's eye. They became what would be known as the first Night Goblyns.

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