A Fragment of Time
Once master of the Smithengart. Hephestion carved the stronghold with tools blessed by his people. Here in the southern peaks of the Mountains of Giants he made his dwelling. He created a grand forge where some of the finest weapons and armour were wrought. The forge itself was fed by a magma chamber deep at the heart of the southern peaks. Guarded and channeled by the rune adorned forge, it was both harvested of its heat and molten wealth. Til one ill fated night, when Morglith came to Smithengart. Disguised as a humble smith, he infiltrated the stronghold and learned the ways of Shield Guardian construction from Hephestion. Morglith waited til his mentor was sleeping, then plucked the fire giant's eyes from their sockets and distilled them in a flask for Morglith's own wicked experiments. Bound in chains scribed with his own great runes of binding, Hephestion is held captive to this very day, cursing his good will and generosity.