Empires rise and fall. Great beasts ravage the land. In troubled times past, extraordinary individuals have risen up to take part in, and on several occasions incite, events that will forever be remembered in history.
Some tales never get told, however. Extraordinary people who never have their storied told, because they were never the aggressors; they were the defenders. None sing songs about the walls that beat back the storm, nor about the valiant few who repair the walls as they begin to fall. Still they exist, and their work is what allows the rest of us to sing about heroes and deeds past.
And who knows? Maybe in time, history will remember these brave few as well.