Frodhagrotti

The Mill of Frodhi

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Frodhagrotti

The legendary Frodhagrotti, the “Mill of Frodhi,” was a magical artifact lost in the mists of time. It was owned by a runecaster named Hengikjaptur, who gave it to the legendary King Frodhi of the Danir (who lived around the time the Norrani Imperium was founded), explaining that with the proper strength to turn the mill, and the proper songs and incantations, the mill could grind out “whatever the owner wished.” King Frodhi then bought 2 female slaves of prodigious size and strength (believed to be giant or troll kin of some kind) from King Fjolnir of the Sviar (who later drowned in a vat of mead while visting Frodhi). These slaves, named Fenja and Menja, were taught the magical incantation (the “Grottasongur”, or “Song of the Mill”), and were set to work grinding out gold and peace, making “wealthy as Frodhi” a proverb, and gaining him the nickname “Peace-Frodhi.” But Frodhi drove Fenja and Menja too hard, and they turned against Frodhi, using the power of the Mill to grind out an army against Frodhi. And so came the sea-king Mysing, who slew Frodhi and took great plunder from his kingdom on Sjaelland, including the Mill and the slaves Fenja and Menja. On his ship, sailing back to his kingdom, he bade them grind out salt for him. But as they were grinding out salt, the ship went down, and the Mill is lost on the bottom of the sea, continuing to grind out salt, making the sea salty and causing a whirlpool that sometimes threatens ships on the surface.

Frodhagrotti

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