The Original Prose Lineage of Ragnvaldr

HWAT!

Mighty are the MidRealm Ring-Breakers
Battle-children, Dragon-friends, Shield-gnawers, Stout linden trees, wide spread
Standing tall in elf-glory, or feather’s fall, Through Thor’s laughter, and Northern kiss.
They know not bed-shame, nor straw death,
but find the Rainbow Bridge by spear-din and sword-sleep.
One such was Dagan, once Dragon Father
Strong shield-bearer, bone-beak carrier
Many the raven-harvest he gathered
Once war finder, now he dreams the sleep of the sword
In his day, he was King of men and dragons, twice reigned he from wind-swept castle,
Across the frozen road In Dragon Kingdom’s heart.
For long ago, sky-jewel dawned on day of Deeds
And Dagan, Ring-rich, Feller of life-webs was offered Chivalry’s Constraints:
Sun belt binding, steed-spurs prodding, gilt-chain weighty.
And, life river wending, came to offer blood-belt to another child of battle.
Sword-student Elestron, Northwoods Norn, Golden voiced, tooth loosener
Slaughtered by squires, songs singer and singee
Devourer of beef and bread, Long-haired, long-sleeper,
Beloved of Dragon’s Delight.
Sky-jewel dawned on day of Deeds
thus, Elestron, Ring-rich, Feller of life-webs was offered Chivalry’s Constraints:
Sun belt binding, steed-spurs prodding, gilt-chain weighty.
And, life river wending, came to offer blood-belt to another child of battle.
Garraghan, bringer of flame-farewell,
took to the whale road with gold-friend Elestron
Rode before the breaker of trees, Sword-child, soft-shielded
Board Wrangler, court speaker, Hoary pole wielder, Darkyard line leader
Ermine Lion Bearer, Hedge Knight, Bridge Binder.
As always, Sky-jewel dawned on day of Deeds
And Garraghan, Ring-rich, Feller of life-webs was offered Chivalry’s Constraints:
Sun belt binding, steed-spurs prodding, gilt-chain weighty.
And, life river wending, came to offer teaching to another child of battle.
Forgan un-belted, fighter-farmer, linden oak teacher, wood-wielder,
Ice-field warrior, Defender of DarkYard.
Learned he from Garraghan and Foscadh and Ethelbert
Brother to Merowald, Caellyn, Thorvald and Iriel, Thaid and Signy
Took teaching from teachers and taught it himself
To bold Brannos, Valharic victorious, and Ragnar the rascal…
Hearth builder, Household holder,
Mace giver, life laugher, Gate builder, duck see-er,
Creator of battle-cries, Shield of the rowan tree and sapling,
in his day, he was Man among Men, Now he sleeps the sleep of the sword,
Force of nature no longer.
But back when the Gods appeared as Men
Sky-jewel dawned on day of Deeds
So Forgan, Ring-rich, Feller of life-webs was offered Chivalry’s Constraints:
Sun belt binding, steed-spurs prodding, gilt-chain weighty.
And, life river wending, came to offer blood-belt to another child of battle.
Ragnvaldr, Arabella’s favorite, Sea-steed armored, ice-blood wielder
Thrice-Throned, Leading Legion Extraordinary
Ice Cold cannon fired at foemen
Rings given gladly, With Silver-hair Queen, Sweet Arabella
Pelican in her Piety, Reluctant Ruler no longer
Far journey from Rebecca’s retainer To healing helper
Blessed by bards, song subject she, Hearth of his Heart
Long the whale road was to bring her this crown
Oft was the battle path blocked by jaunty jaguar and squire-son
by bold brother warriors all, but with bone-beak and sun-shield
and ash-point, to the raven-harvest, gave he them no bed-shame straw death
but instead sword sleep and sent them, laughing, to Valhol
And now, Sky-jewel dawns on day of Deeds
Ragnvaldr, Ring-rich, Feller of life-webs will receive Royalty’s Constraints:
Oath sword binding, populace proud, gilt-crown weighty.
So COME, MidRealm Ring-Breakers!
Battle-children, Dragon-friends, Shield-gnawers, Stout linden trees, wide spread
Standing tall in elf-glory, or feather’s fall, through Thor’s laughter, and Northern kiss.
You will not know not bed-shame, or straw death
but fiercely find the Rainbow Bridge by spear-din and sword-sleep.
For Ragnvaldr comes to take what is his, And raise up royal Arabella at his side
Dragon Dynast, Kingdom commander, welcoming warriors of Mighty MidRealm;
Gold-friends all, the whale road leads East! to AEthelmark!
Where, laughing, all assemble at the place of Pennsic, that Vale of Valhol, and we will call out
DRACO (invictus)
DRACO (invictus)
DRACO (invictus)
So claims Ragnvaldr lengthy lineage…
And MidRealm Throne.
(fin)

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