March 25, 3019
A mushroom cloud of boiling black smoke veined with fire climbed high above Orodruin. As the air shook with thunder rain began to fall; a heavy, ashy downpour that turned the broken land to mud and streaked all with grey. Still the rain fell, gentler now, cleansing the air; and from beneath the looming cloud a pale and watery sun appeared.
The black plume wavered, groping impotently towards the West before tearing to tatters in a sudden gust of wind. The air glittered as the sun shone through crystal droplets and painted a brilliant splash of colour across the sky.top