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Chapter 19: Throat of Tyr

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Throat of Tyr

Planet: Viborg

Sovereign State: Baldur

City State: Greater Valhallan Region

County: Weye

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The Throat of Tyr lies to the south of Valhalla city borders nestled in the godswood of County Weye.

It is here where the nation's religion of Vibronism was forged by the words of the ancient Baldurian Hero, Bran Tyr.

The mountain, now a dormant volcano, is the subject of many legends which helped shape Baldurian culture.

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Vibronism

Three hundred years before the Dawn of the Baldurian Era, the Throat of Tyr stood as the volcano of Valkyria, the fiery bane of ancient Baldurian civilizations.

Power, along with the favour of the Gods, was held among the competing warlords of Valhalla with possession of this mountain.

Every three hundred years Valkyria would banish the ruling Baldurian guild with its fierce fire and flame and an new Conqueror would claim his throne.

On what it now known as the year 0 B.E., Bran the Bold Tyr ascended the mountain and proclaimed peace on behalf of the God Baldur.

Ancient manuscripts dictate that Valkyria cooled after the faithful event and the warm waters of Lake Tyr began to flow from the throat of the volcano.

The peace Bran the Bold proclaimed in the year 0 B.C. still holds true to this day two thousand years later.

The holy mountain is said to have an ancient healing effect on the surrounding land and on the human mind and body.

Vibronic Monks conduct pilgrimages to the ancient ruins of the Temple of Tyr every year to hone their mental and pysical strength in isolation.

The monks are not alone in their reverence for the mountain as ordinary citizens make the journey each year as

an homage to Bran Tyr and catch the fish of Lake Tyr to serve on his name day.

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[Translated ancient Baldurian prayer]

Atop the mountain of light and life,

A blessing for the dawn of peace.

To all those who kneel in union,

Today we are bothers, we are family.

Today is the day we drink to peace,

Under the guiding arm of tomorrow.

For the fire has cleansed this land of war,

so today we drink its water.

Author - Unknown

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"Drink my brothers, drink the waters of life!" - Bran the Bold Tyr

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This is blatant cheating. You put real-life pictures here and expect us to believe that this is SimCity 4?? Unbelievable! :P 12 trillion out of 5!
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No ggamgus this is SC4 see the little white box in the left corner!!!

Dude AWESOME update!

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How did you get the grass to go to the water's edge? Is it a Sand Mod? Usually I get large sand beds near the bank and it annoys me...

Spectacular update though, the photo editing is exquisite :D

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Thanks guys, I'm happy you like it!

[b]Schulmanator[/b]: For you the first few are free. We can talk about price later. :)

[b]10000000000000[/b]: The lake was created with the [url="http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2091"]Diggis Ponds Grass Base Set[/url], you can use it to create more realistically shaped bodies of water also. I think you'll like it.

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Good to know you were inspired in part by 'The Song of Ice and Fire'........referrring to Valkyria, fire and flame, etc. Nice work with the landscapes too!

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[size=2]CONGRATULATIONS!! THIS ENTRY WON [url="http://community.simtropolis.com/journals/2774/entry-16884-week-23-6412-61012/"]BEST OF THE BEST! - WEEKLY EDITION[/url] FOR THE CATEGORY [i][color=#0000FF]BELIEVABLE[/color][/i][/size][/b]
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and totally deserved... very nice, and amazingly atmospheric work!

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