The Other Side of the Ocean (song)

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This is a creative work set in the world of Elanthia, attributed to its original author(s). It does not necessarily represent the official lore of GemStone IV.

Title: The Other Side of the Ocean

Author: Fourth

The Other Side of the Ocean was a song performed by the Half-Krolvin bard Fourth at a festival celebrating the Half-Krolvin race.

The Other Side of the Ocean
The long ships of the Captain raised their sails for sea,
They set their prows to point to the east,
Under the songs of misery.
Over the rim of the world they vanished from their home,
The drums were beat and songs from shore were sung,
Farewells given with return yet unknown.
The days of spring came and left with no sight of Krolvin sail,
The flames were fed upon the hilltop pyres,
Polished bells prepared for knells.
The sailing summer seas left with northern fury winds,
Ash was spread upon the face of oprhans,
Marks of Blood for Blood to find again.
From across the whipping waves of white the drums beat strong,
The brothers answered from the frozen shore,
Returned from the east their voyage long.
Half their number gone, the fleet laden down with gold,
The glories were hung around the prow,
While others watched from the steel barred hold.
The seas of the east covered with the sails of the Krol,
Fleets go forth to the land of the lessers,
Across the ocean our raiders troll.