The Legend of Soulingen
many have wondered... just how did Soulingen come to be? And how
did it fall intothe hands of the halflings, before they gave the
sword to Kai? Ages ago, a band of roving halflings, criminal by
nature, were lead by some priests who dabbled in very unhalfling-like
black magicks. T'was for this reason we believe they had been exiled
from a nearby shire.
Wishing for a power to sate their need for revenge and greed, the
dark priests made a deal with Fash'lo'nae -- the God of Magic and
Forbidden Knowledge -- to craft them a blade, a powerful weapon
which would kill all their enemies without resurrection.
Now, Fash'lo'nae was intrigued with the idea of evil halflings.
So fascinating was the idea that he agreed to the deal and had
blade forged, for them to use on their enemies.
One of the exiled halflings, though he was a criminal, had fallen
in love with a maiden in the nearby shire. So strong was this growing
bond that, seeking to be reunited with good society, he knew what
he must do.
His heart being good even though he had mis-stepped, the deal with
Fash'lo'nae horrified him. Acting quickly, he managed to wrest the
blade away, but not without a struggle.
The young halfling killed the dark priests in his desire to right
the wrong, then ran for his life to the nearby shire, throwing himself
upon the mercy of the elders. They agreed to hold the blade for
safekeeping. And that they did, until they gave it to Kai.
The remaining outlaw halflings never attempted to reclaim the blade,
what with their priests dead and having witnessed the horrors of
the blade's dark power first hand.
And over the years, the memory of the blade faded into legend.