i love the word "smote"

Through fire and water. From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak I fought...

Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountain side.

Darkness took me and I strayed away through thought and time. Stars wheeled overhead and every day was as long as a life age of the earth.

But it was not the end. I felt life in me again. I've been sent back until my task is done.