Heneb Kelyn

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Heben Kelin stands 213 Dwaerkar units tall, and is considered to be the pinnacle of Borostím engineering and architecture. Here, it is displayed in the process of construction.

Heneb Kelyn, incorrectly known in many Dwaerkar sources as Heneb Kelin, and romantically known as the Guardian of the Mist, is a great monument and mausoleum located in Kossllyn island in Kossllyn lake. It was constructed on the orders of Kelyn Ilsím, the heir of Tavres Ilsím, who was known for his grand and lavish taste.

Ultimately, the monument's construction, as well as its outrageous cost, led to both the royal crown's bankruptcy, as well as to Kelyn's forced exile to his own island monument. When he died in mysterious circumstances in his great monument, the Marquis Celyn Cylfred assumed power in Koss Dyren.

Today, the monument has been preserved by Dwaerkar archaeologists and historians, who admire and appreciate the great value of the work. It is considered to be a mausoleum because it houses the remains of all the Ilsím monarchs, including Kelyn and Lynten, except Tavres.

History[edit | edit source]

Heneb Kelin was first proposed...

The cost of the great monument amounted to three years' revenue of the Empire of the Moon.

Construction process[edit | edit source]

The monument was carved from the "living rock" of a pyramidal peak in Kossllyn island.

In the end, the great statue was measured to be 267.23 Dwaerkar units tall (ca. 400 meters). The entire monument, from its pyramidal pedestal to the figure's crown, measures at more than 500 Dwaerkar units.

Exile of Kelyn[edit | edit source]

Kelyn's death[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The monument is composed of a great statue and a pedestal.

The statue itself is 267 Dwaerkar units tall (ca. 400 meters).

Traditionally, the Statue itself is purported to represent Tavres Ilsím, the founder of the realm. However, some Dwaerkar historians have concluded that the ample imagery of the abyss is purported to allude to Manred, as Kelyn was known to maintain a working relationship with the Borost:Cult of Manred. Likewise, the male traits of the figure rule out the lunar imagery embedded in the statue as purporting to represent Elenryd, the Spirit of the Moon.

In the present[edit | edit source]

The monument, restored and maintained numerous times, remains in place, even more than 1,600 years after it was originally constructed. In the face of war, natural disaster, and other calamities, the structural integrity of the monument remains wholly sound. This impossible survival has been hypothesized by Dwaerkar researchers to be due to magical forces at play in the monument's construction and preservation.

The monument represents the summit of Borostím architecture and engineering.