Femur Character in Salan | World Anvil
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Femur ( Nem (Faren language): Darbey) is he king of the Stone Giants of Bonehold, and is the biggest and strongest of them all.  

Construction of Bonehold and the Gates of Waumin

Deep in the Time of Wander Femur led his people to the mountains, and began constructing his great fortress, Bonehold. While the giants were at work, their tunnels lead so deep within the earth, that they dug a hole into the Underworld. The waters of the deep poured out, creating Farinos (Silver Stream). The myths disagree if the giants constructed the Gates of Waumin after the discovery, or if the passage already existed before and was created by the divines themselves.  


After finding the passage to the Underworld, Femur forcefully married Anda Tuim, a goddess that he took hostage from the Underworld. Together they produced the powerful race of the stone giants. The giants controlled a large area of forests and countryside, sending frequent Hunts to raid the early human settlements.   They also posited a guard on the Gates of the Underworld, keeping both the demons in, as well as any mortals from entering the Underworld. Allegedly Femur had come into the possession of a Uçinyarr Blade, a powerful weapon with the power to kill all life, even the divines, which made even the demons terrified of him.  


Femur was one of the Giants that were defeated and killed during the Giant Wars. The Hero Ásinnar traveled to the Underworld to search her father Leitandár (as told in the Ásinnar's Journey to the Underworld). She managed to trick the giants and gain the entrance to the land of the dead. There, for the relase of his father, she promissed to help Ulalte the Lord of Underworld in defeating the giants that were occupying the Gates of Underworld. Ulalte raised a great flood that forced the giants to flee to the plains, where the humans with the help of the gods could defeat them in battle.   After Femur's defeat a Uçinyarr Blade of Greystone was found on him, and this potent artifact was transferred into the possession of Farinwél.
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Aug 15, 2022 05:19 by LexiCon (WordiGirl)

Hi there! You may not know me, but I am the sponsor of the Great Leader of Their People Summer Camp Prompt this year! Since you wrote this article, I would like to know, would you mind me reading it aloud on my Twitch channel this week? I have a lot to get through so it helps to do it live while people watch. I've scheduled to go live at 8am and 8pm Eastern Time every weekday. If you join and comment, I can go over your article right then and there! If you'd like to coordinate a specific date, let me know. If you aren't able to make it (or don't want to be present live), you can also always watch streams after the fact on my YouTube channel   BUT, if the answer is NO because you'd rather I not, it's okay! Not agreeing to be streamed definitely does not put you at any disadvantage for winning in my eyes. Please respond swiftly by replying here (make sure to click REPLY under my comment or I won't be notified), message me on my World Anvil profile page, Discord, or anywhere else you find me online.   Thanks again! Whatever you choose, God bless and much success! <3

Aug 22, 2022 09:09

Hi! Sounds like an awesome idea! I've been kind of hibernating after the challenge so sorry for a late reply! I think I didn't see mine on the streams yet. So if you didn't read it yet, I think I could make it to a morning stream this week! :)

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Aug 22, 2022 21:41

Nice brief article and sketch on character's significance. I'd like to see a bit more about them specifically.

Aug 25, 2022 10:02

Mee too :D I'm planning to write a proper piece of prose of the Giant Wars and Ásinnar's journey to the Underworld at some point soon, maybe for the Nanowrimo this year? In the process I hope to meet Femur in person, and find out a bit more about him ^^   Did you see this article? https://www.worldanvil.com/w/salan-tuisku/a/knuckle-the-giant-person Knuckle is my best developed giant thus far!

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