Wyrmstones Item in Golarion | World Anvil

Wyrmstones (wurm-stones)


In draconic myth, there were originally only two entities—the embodiment of Law, incarnate as an ocean of fresh water, and the embodiment of Chaos, incarnate as salt water. From their union came the first gods. The fresh water created Heaven and Hell, and the two waters sent their children to inhabit them. The younger gods then created the Material Plane. The first of the waters' offspring, Dahak, took the form of the first dragon, rampaged across the Material Plane, and then withdrew from his family to Hell. The salt water created six more gods, the "Beautiful Metals." Dahak appeared and shaped them in his form, then cast them onto the Material Plane, where they shattered into the first metallic dragons, whom Dahak hunted for sport. The fresh water did not care for Dahak's destructive nature and attempted to end his existence, taking the form of a radiant dragon and naming himself Apsu. He rallied the metallic dragons to fight against Dahak and defeated him, but many mortal dragons were grievously wounded in the battle.   Dahak cried out to the salt water, and she healed his wounds so he could go free. She also healed many of the wounded dragons, and they were corrupted into the first chromatic dragons, who fought in defence of Dahak. Another titanic battle followed in which Apsu and the metallic dragons nearly destroyed Dahak and his corrupted followers. The salt water took the form of a monstrous dragon and again stood in protection of Dahak and the chromatics. Apsu demanded the salt water answer for her actions.   The salt water denounced Apsu for slaying their children, corrupted though they were. She then savaged Apsu and cast him out of the heavens. Over time, the salt water took five consorts, one of each of the chromatic dragons. These consorts were the most powerful of their kind. When Apsu and Dahak joined forces to fight Rovagug, the salt water chose to wait until the battle was won before she made her move. With Apsu weakened, she would send her five consorts to assist Dahak in destroying Apsu once and for all.   When the consorts arrived, they were surprised to find Dahak had left the battlefield, allowing Apsu a brief reprieve from their conflict. The consorts returned to the salt water with the news. Enraged at what she viewed as a failure to obey her command, the salt water reformed her consorts into five powerful gems. If the consorts would not act as her weapons, she would have them forged into weapons.   Skaldrsmior, the stone giant god of rune magic and runic smithing, was given the gems with specific instructions to use them to empower weapons of destruction. Skaldrsmior, however, saw more potential in the gems and used his rune magic on each gem to enhance their already potent power. Having been betrayed once again in her eyes, the salt water travelled to Avernus to confront Skaldrsmior.   Asmodeus stood and watched as the salt water did battle with Skaldrsmior. When it was over, Skaldrsmior was dead, and the salt water was victorious. However, her victory was short-lived. The gems had vanished. Some say Asmodeus allowed her to remain to look for the gems. Others say he tricked her into staying. In any case, the Titanforged Wyrmstones were believed to have been scattered to prevent their combined power from being used.   The wyrmstones were not seen again until much later, when the Wind Dukes faced Zalatas in battle. The wyrmstones were embedded in the Warhammer known as Requiem, which struck down the Breaker of Chains. So powerful was the conflict that the unbreakable hammer was broken, and the wyrmstones were destroyed.
Item type
Unique Artifact