The story is that a young elf was all set to wed his sweetheart but during the ceremony the enemy attacked the village and his bride was slain with a ceremonial spear used to display fealty. The spear tip cracked in the attack. The anguished groom and his clan finally repelled the invaders and he took up the broken spear to doggedly pursue his enemies to the ends of creation.
*This picture was inspired by a friend (Hi Jay!) who told me about a decorative spear he purchased. Unfortunately the tip broke off and he was very disappointed. I told him to make up a bizarre story about how it got broken and then the spear would be even more interesting. After telling him this I couldn’t get the idea out of my head and this picture was the result.
Update: There is now an amazing colored version of this drawing at the gallery of the talented Roxanne Hancock. Please go have a look-it's incredible!