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Coin Name : Dwarven Treasure
Edition Name: Beltane
Finish: 24 Karat Gold
2012 – 50 coins
The Dwarven Treasure coins are 2 inches in diameter and have their own custom icon. This edition features green resin enamel on 24 karat gold. The Beltane edition was a mystery coin meaning that the people who ordered it did not know what the enamel colors or finish were until they opened their mail boxes.
It is said by many that while the Dwarves may be sturdy warriors and gifted craftsmen, they are not beautiful. I say that those people are wrong for they do not know the Dwarves as I do.
Fifty of us had been invited to celebrate the Beltane festival at the foot of the Dwarves’ mountain. It was late spring and the trees were full of white and pink blooms. We waited in the shadow of the great hundred foot high doors that as far as anyone knew had not been opened for generations (it was said that the Dwarves sneaked out of their halls using myriad smaller doors). To everyone’s surprise a loud sound of metal striking metal echoed within the mountain followed by slow ratcheting and heavy chains dragging over stone. Some powerful mechanism had come to life. Majestically, the doors opened and sunlight streamed into the long dark halls. Hundreds of Dwarves ran out to meet us: old men and women with canes, powerful soldiers in their prime, young maidens, boys, toddlers, and infants.
I was most surprised to find myself laughing at the unexpected joy of seeing them, for here was a side of them that almost no one else has known. They were not dressed in the usual drab colors of black smiths and fighters, every last one was wearing white linen and had flowers in their hair, even the warriors. Many were playing a cheerful melody on stringed and wind instruments while others sang about green things growing. My laughter started anew when I saw that their ravens were walking among them also dressed in white linen and each had a small bouquet held in its beak. I looked twice when I realized that the ravens weren’t actually walking but doing some sort of fast dance; a dance to welcome the spring.
Don’t tell me that other races are fairer, for I have seen the Dwarves as they really are.