Amid eggs of gold and bronze, of silver, brass, and copper,
there was an orb of purest platinum, a spherical treasure blessed
by Paladine himself.
Then the Graygem came to the Grotto as it came to the rest
of Krynn, as a harbringer of Chaos that reached into the substance
of the world, and planted its wild seed. And the platinum egg
was changed by the essence of Chaos, and changed it would remain.
While the other eggs hatched, and the dragons were born, the
egg of platinum had been changed, altered by the chaotic force
of the Graygem. And so it remained in the nest and so it would
stay, until a true ruler of the dwarves would raise it, and
release the power from within.
The Graygem's power of Chaos is caught within the Platinum
such power shall be unleashed when the egg is raised by the
true ruler of the dwarves.
At first the young serpents emerged from the Grotto hesitantly,
three at a time. They would perch at the edge of the precipice
into the eternal blackness over the distant sea, wings buzzing
audible hum. And it was a vast space before them, for we were
the "summit" of the great, inverted mountain. The
water was a long
way down. Also, the mouth of the cavern faced in the precise
direction where the cavern wall lay at its farthest extent from