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Bardic Arts

900 Pounds of Atenveldt
by
Leah Raedaelf of Pagham, Bard of the West
March 19, A.S. XXXVIII

Our champions are the finest the Known World’s ever seen,
From far Lochac to Drachenwald, and each land in between.
We travel off to war each year to set this to the test—
The Spiraling Vortex of Death, the fighters of the West.

Refrain
Estrella War we've fought each year, knee-deep in Aten’s dirt
While friend and foe alike we try to keep from getting hurt,
But hopes for Western safety would be to avail—
900 pounds of Atenveldt came down on Sir Alail.

Our banner made of silken fire danced with our valiant King,
Where, lashed upon Flieg’s spear, it only dipped to make helms ring.
T’was ever at King Hans’ side, regardless of the fray—
But dropped when need was greatest, to pull Him from harm’s way.
(Refrain)

Duke Henrick rode a borrowed horse beneath the blazing sun,
And though his mount looked well enough, it would not walk nor run.
But, yet, our Queen he’d champion for all who came to see;
He ran that course on foot and still took one point out of three.
(Refrain)

Our hurley-thugs took on the world and held the field ‘gainst all.
As eager eyes admired them, they batted round their ball.
No need to understand the rules or how they chase and strike,
They’re shirtless, sweating warriors— what’s there that’s not to like?
(Refrain)

Now, Egon is the minion for all the Q.T.P.,
The beer he pulled ‘round every night was tasty and flowed free;
But 10% (no-- 9.5) can alter what is seen—
How else could Ansteorra’s King be thought to be our Queen?
(Refrain)

Far Atenveldt has dwarves, they say, as wide as they are tall;
You never get into the path of where they soon might fall.
Or if you do, you’ll find you’re part of someone’s “no-sh*t” tale—
For after all, three Aten dwarves- they're what fell on Alail.
(Refrain)

Estrella War we've fought each year, knee-deep in Aten’s dirt
While friend and foe alike we try to keep from getting hurt,
Our hopes for Western safety all came to no avail—
Thank God we had “Nurse Mari” there, to tend to Sir Alail.


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