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A Crown for a Queen

Originally posted by circusgifs

So. There it is. My first fic request ever is done, and I’m so nervous for the reactions! It took me a while, @deepestfirefun​, but I hope you didn’t mind waiting for a while & enjoy this one. If you do like it, I can write you a second part. <3

Request: After the BoTFA. Thorin is now crowded king and is expected to find himself a queen. Reader has been by his side through the journey and is now a official jewelry maker. One of the dwarf lords has brought his cousin to Erebor hoping that Thorin would consider to start courting her. Thorin has a little choice, since all the noble dwarves are breathing down his neck all the time and finally agrees to court. He then goes to the reader’s working station to order new courting beads and royal jewelry to his future wife and himself. When she askes what kind of design he would like, Thorin answers : “ what kind you would want if they were made for you?” she does not think much about the volume of Thorin’s question. Little does she knows that Thorin has feelings for her but because of the dwarf lords, he can’t exactly announce that to everyone. The cousin of the lord is quite the beauty but her personality is everything Thorin dislikes about a long life mate.

Warnings: Not really. Some flirting and kissing, I guess… I do have to warn you that English isn’t my native language… so… don’t hate me for some spelling errors.

A Crown for a Queen

‘Are you ready?’ you ask your friend.
‘Ready as I’ll ever be.’ He says.

You are in your little working station in the city of Dale, and your friend is eyeing you nervously. You smile and turn around to get the wedding rings he asked you to make months ago. Actually, those two rings are the reason you ended up being friends in the first place! Ramsey and you met a few months after the battle for Erebor, or “the battle of the five armies” as the people like to call it. You had just settled in the city of Dale and tried to make a living as a respected jewelry maker, but it was hard to make means end. You’ll never forget the day Ramsey, a young wealthy merchant’s son, came into your work place and showed you a design his betrothed had drawn.
‘Can you craft this for me?’ he had asked. ‘I’m quite desperate.’
You had accepted his offer, but told him it would take you months to complete such an intricate design. And that it would cost a fortune. Ramsey in his turn told you he didn’t care about money, or the time it would take. Everything for his fiancée.

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anonymous asked:

Person. You know a lot of stuff. Do you know what metal they would've used for weapons/jewelry/armor back in the Nordic days? (I think they were 13th century?)

For weapons, steel. There’s actually a really good documentary about Viking style forging. 

As for jewelry, they favored silver and gold, and they particularly loved silver. Armor was mostly either chainmail, lamellar (small iron plates sewn to a leather or cloth backing) or leather. 

What happens to the egg after the hatchling inside has emerged?

Nature eggshells decompose and are a rich source of nutrients which was once used to nourish the hatchling inside. Nature dragons gather these eggshells and use them as fertilizer or compost for their gardens.

Wind eggs evaporate and produce a melody as it does so. Legends say that the melody defines the hatchling’s musical ability. A common event around the Wind territory is a hatching party just so the community can listen to the lovely (or unpleasant) song that their beloved offspring will produce.

Light eggshells are very fragile and when broken, poofs and leaves a glitter circle. They are used as party poppers but only in special events as gathering these shells require very delicate hands and often needs special tools to pick up. These confettis are also quite expensive in the dragon market compared to other brands.

Plague eggshells are mucky and becomes a breeding area for germs, viruses and mushrooms. Old Plague tradition is to surround the hatchlings with their own shells for a week to build their immunity. Though requires constant monitoring and a doctor around, and has an unbearable stench, this has been proven effective.

Water eggshells liquidate immediately after hatchlings come out and the rocky part is left behind. Parents collect these barnacles as a memento. Water dragons treat these barnacles as priceless gems and hang them as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other jewelry as a reminder of their birthclan and/or for fashion.

What happens to Shadow eggshells after the hatchling is out is a surprise. Sometimes it will disappear in a blink of an eye, sometimes it liquifies into drool, sometimes it will burst and its pieces will scatter, sometimes a flower will grow out of it then die, sometimes the pile will remain a pile, sometimes its an entirely new performance; who knows? Dragons are often more excited to see what happens to the egg rather than their hatchling.

Lightning eggs produce a large amount if electricity. Careful handling is a must as the shock can lead to death. Techies camp around eggshells to charge their mobile phones. The most popular brands right now are iBone [developed by a Mirror] and SamSING [developed by a Spiral]. Workers of the Stormcatcher are instructed to collect these shells when they see them for safety purposes as they don’t lose charge easily when untouched.

Arcane eggshells explode minutes after the hatchling is gone. Its best to get away and/or toss the egg after the hatchling is retrieved. Recently, someone developed a spell to enchant the egg to pause explosion and play it when safety of dragons around is ensured. This has led to the shells be used as a firecracker for special events.

Earth eggshells just turn to a pile of pebbles. They are heavy and dragons just leave them where it is. The what used to be an egg lays on the hard ground, bound to return to the soil, and doomed to the same fate as its deity. It is said that the egg’s unfortunate destiny is the only link the Earthshaker has with its creation.

Fire eggs turn to lava then slowly hardens to an igneous rock. Before they can harden, these eggs are cooked in to an exotic soup-like delicacy topped with various spices. Some prefer to wait for its rock state then forge it in to jewelry as fashion or as birthclan reminders.

Ice eggs turn razor sharp and over weeks and months, develop a glass-like texture. It can cut through muscle and tissue. Warriors prefer swords and scythes made from Ice egg material. Annually, Ice and Fire has a sword off to see who crafts better swords. (Its a sword resistance contest though. Hurting a dragon from the oposing flight is prohibited and is seen as bad sportsmanship.)

Nocturne eggs remain intact and become rock hard. They are used to craft armors. Some keep it as a souvenir and the hatchlings steal it and have a boasting session with other hatchies about “Who’s shell is tougher?”. This often results in chipped or shattered shells and crying babies.