World of Wu-Yu
Forging of the Three Treasures
The Forging of the Three Treasures recalls how Thauma blessed the Dwarven Empire with three items of mithril. For three days Thauma labored in his heavenly forge. During this time he neglected the bed of his wifely consort, Wu-Yu, and rained sparks of lightning and thunder down upon her children. This angered Wu-Yu, so she sent a fly to his forge. The bellows blower was warned by Thauma to keep the fire hot, but the fly bit him on the forehead and he forgot himself long enough to swat the fly. The fire cooled slightly, and this is why the axe has a flaw—it’s handle is too short for war. This myth reminds followers to be vigilant in their devotion to Thauma, and never forget themselves, even for a moment.
The Three Treasures were formerly kept at the holy city of Bara-xi, and were used in the coronation ceremony of a new Emperor. When the city fell to the Orcs, the treasures were thrown into the holy river Tathata. A popular Dwarven story tells that the Orcs tried for three days to dredge them up by every possible means, all to no avail. Miraculously, they remain in their final resting place.