VÍLUND'S GREAT SORCERY
Völund's great sorcery filled the atmosphere with misty sleet and hoarfrost, thich clouds of rime which tumbled southward, causing snowstorms and hailshowers over Middle-Earth.
Every day, for many years, Völund sent forth icy winds against helpless Mankind.
The air was poisoned with baleful sorcery. Odin looked out from Hlidskjalf, and became aware of the source of the evil power in the wastes beyond Jötunheim.
He sent his wise ravens off to find out the truth, but their wings grew feeble and the blood threatened to freeze in their veins. They were forced to return and Odin was none the wiser.