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"Elriin of Hrassvelg"
by
Karina of the Far West

Elriin of Hrassvelg, Shasta's son,
    Fell in the name of chivalry
On fighters worthy every one - -
Elriin of Hrassvelg, Sharta's son,
    Was full of pride and rivalry
For fighting's laurel, that get he none;
But Elriin of Hrassvelg, Shasta's son,
    Fell in the name of chivalry.


From a collection of fighter poems titled Valhalla. This is from the section titled: "Mourning The Fallen".

"Long ago, the West Kingdom bards decided to produce poems for every fighter in each crown lists. We carried this on for several years before finally faltering. A large number of bards were required, since the lists kept getting larger and eventually the effort involved wore us out. Even so, we published two volumes of the best of the fighter poems. I was president of the college of bards of the West Kingdom at that time and I regard that effort as perhaps the most satisfying thing I ever achieved in the SCA." -- Steven MacEanruig


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