Tyrnonos, Lord of Dyved, ruled the seven townships in a dark land.
Tyrnonos was known as the Thunder-of-Water,
for his mother found him in a cavern, behind a water-fall,
and there was no braver man in all the realm.
Tyrnonos had a mare in his household and he regarded her as the best horse in all nine worlds. Every May Eve, she foaled, but no one ever knew anything more of the foal, so that the Lord of Dyved said to his Master of the Horse, “We are fools to lose the foal of this mare every year.”
“But, what can be done about it?” asked the Master of the Horse.
“Three days hence it will be May Eve,” said Tyrnonos, “and I intend to find out what fate the foals have met with.”
So, Tyrnonos went with the seven chieftains of Dyved to hold counsel upon the Fair-Mound of Arbeth, and to see what could be seen.
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