Delindra (prime)/The Hovering Shadow
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The Hovering Shadow
In IceMule Trace, our tale begins a town of snow and chilly winds A trail of steel and blood and death a whiff of smoke and fiery breath Though none could tell what secrets dwelt in icy peaks and snows unmelt. Through Olbin Pass, the trail would lead All caution did the townfolk heed But many knew the hopelessness would never cease, so on they pressed and there within, they found the lair the Ravager with iron glare. Chorus A hov’ring shadow blots the sun and steady hearts may be undone But fear not, Elanthia fair for this threat, we all shall bear. “Monstrosity,” the people cried ”A folly borne of gnomish pride!” And now their names, preserved and fixed For history shall not forget Gnomes Hauptwhistle and Fiddlestix. For profit, offered at Moot Hall The Ravager, desir’d by all Some for conquest, some for greed And some who wished the world to bleed But as the bidding thus progressed From without, cries of distress Chorus Kyjani, she of Krolvin kind Stole Ravager, and blood to bind the Manticore to her cruel whim The fate of all now dark and grim And terror wrought from coast to coast The world could hear the Krolvin boast. All fought bravely, side by side Together hoped to turn the tide No one was spared Kyjani’s wrath From Wehnimer’s, she’d hew a path Through Elven Nations, River’s Rest And Teras Isle, she sought to best. Chorus With all their eyes fixed to the skies It took some time to realize: With gnomes begun, with gnomes to end So to the streets, the seekers send Whispers, rumors, clumsy trails Until at last, the hunt prevails. With captive gnomes, a trap is set The Krolvin think there is a threat Clever ruse, of Talliver’s make Ensnares Kyjani in its wake To lure and trap beneath Icemule While up above, as chaos rules. Chorus And so entrapped, is justice done The Ravager, to its cave runs And there entombed shall it remain Its shadow will the stars not stain Held fast in rock and fi’ry wake Witness the power of the Drake. To those who would our forces rout This warning stands the world throughout Through greed, through fury, dark despair Fear you not, Elanthia fair For such threats, we all shall bear