In the king's treasure halls, innumerable gold coins stamped with his likeness lie stacked thousands deep, yet still Erebor's living stone walls glitter with criss-crossing veins of unmined wealth: gems, gold and other precious metals.
But for all the Mountain's riches, it is one stone alone that proclaims the Dwarf Lord's sovereignty; the Arkenstone. Called the King's Jewel by Durin's people, it is a wonderous fragment left over from the forging of the world and has no equal in all of Middle-earth.
Adopting it as proof of his right to rule, Thror sits beneath his mounted prize upon a throne of carven stone, demanding fealty from all neighbouring lands. Receiving his subjects, ever the thought of his treasure rests heavy upon the knitted temples of the King, for a sickness lies upon Thror and his kin; a jealous lust for gold and power that can never be sated, a sickness that will doom his throne and rule the fate of his descendants.
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