not tagging all the dwarves

  • Thedas: *is attacked by a corrupted tevinter old god every blight*
  • Thedas: *regularly gets wrecked by a figure from elven legends*
  • Thedas: *is haunted by ghosts telling history of ancient times*
  • Thedas: *is littered with powerful ancient elven artifacts*
  • Chantry: ha ha those silly heathens and their imagination ha ha praise the maker the less he does the more he's real

The mountain is a mother
cradles you in arms of stone
keeping you safe
keeping you sane
a haven, a home, a temple.

The mountain is a father
protects you with its tumbling wrath
puts fire in your blood
and courage in your heart
a fortress, a kingdom, a city.

The mountain is both parent and child
bids you welcome when you return
stifles your screams
soothes your fears
a lullaby, a hearth, a tomb.

But he, he is the one you truly need -
wraps you in his loving arms
stills the tears
quiets the trembling
a lover, a friend, your One.

—  Erebor is Dwalin’s home, but without Nori he would never be able to bear the weight of it pressing down on his shoulders.