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Assorted tidbits

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 11:07

When shall young ones march to war?
When shall men praise days of yore,
and old women chant their lore?
Quoth the raven: ”Nevermore!”
Reapenter chant
 
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Re: Assorted tidbits

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 11:58

...O Raven days, dark Raven days of sorrow,
Will ever any warm light come again?
Will ever the lit mountains of To-morrow
Begin to gleam athwart the mournful plain?

- excerpt from a poem by Sidney Lanier
 
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Re: Assorted tidbits

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 12:31

Breaking bow, or flaring flame,
ravening wolf, or croaking raven,
routing swine, or rootless tree,
waxing wave, or seething cauldron

- Stanza 84, Havamal
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Fri 13 Oct 2017, 13:06

When the Blood Mist swept over the land
When darkness ruled with iron hand
All kin spoke only in hushed voices
To not disturb the silence with loud noises
But suddenly all heard the raven
The Mist recoiled, hiding all things craven
Now comes the time to reclaim live
And cover the enemies with strife
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Re: Assorted tidbits

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 13:31

Seems that we don't have to look far if we need some bards for the setting :-)
 
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Fri 13 Oct 2017, 15:22

Seems that we don't have to look far if we need some bards for the setting :-)
Yes, I‘m a bard in a rock band :)
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Fri 13 Oct 2017, 15:26

"Underneath an old oak tree
There was of swine a huge company
That grunted as they crunched the mast:
For that was ripe, and fell full fast.
Then they trotted away, for the wind grew high:
One acorn they left, and no more might you spy.
Next came a Raven, that liked not such folly:
He belonged, they did say, to the witch Melancholy!
Blacker was he than blackest jet,
Flew low in the rain, and his feathers not wet.
He picked up the acorn and buried it straight
By the side of a river both deep and great.


  Where then did the Raven Go?
  He went high and low,
Over hill, over dale, did the black Raven go.
  Many Autumns, many Springs
  Travelled he with wandering wings:
  Many summers, many Winters--
  I can't tell half his adventures.
At length he came back, and with him a She
And the acorn was grown to a tall oak tree.
They built them a nest in the topmost bough,
And young ones they had, and were happy enow.
But soon came a Woodman in leathern guise,
His brow, like a pent-house, hung over his eyes.
He'd an axe in his hand, not a word he spoke,
But with many a hem! and a sturdy stroke,
At length he brought down the poor Raven's own oak.
His young ones were killed; for they could not depart,
And their mother did die of a broken heart.

The boughs from the trunk the woodman did sever;
And they floated it down on the course of the river.
They sawed it in planks, and its bark they did strip,
And with this tree and others they made a good ship.
The ship, it was launched; but in sight of the land
Such a storm there did rise as no ship would withstand.
It bulged on a rock, and the waves rush'd in fast;
Round and round flew the Raven, and cawed to the blast.
He heard the last shriek of the perishing souls--
See! see! o'er the topmast the mad water rolls!

  Right glad was the Raven, and off he went fleet,
And Death riding home on a cloud he did meet,
And he thank'd him again and again for this treat:

  They had taken his all, and REVENGE IT WAS SWEET!"
     - Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798)
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Re: Assorted tidbits

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 15:30

Seems that we don't have to look far if we need some bards for the setting :-)
Yes, I‘m a bard in a rock band :)
You are? I'm actually working on an extreme metal album right now as we speak. I'm not a singer, but I've written all the lyrics to an album that will come out spring 2018 (inshallah). Discussing some lines with the singer.
 
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Re: Assorted tidbits

Sat 14 Oct 2017, 10:57

Seems that we don't have to look far if we need some bards for the setting :-)
Yes, I‘m a bard in a rock band :)
You are? I'm actually working on an extreme metal album right now as we speak. I'm not a singer, but I've written all the lyrics to an album that will come out spring 2018 (inshallah). Discussing some lines with the singer.
Alright! I‘m not much of a metal fan but the two guitarists and the bass player are metal aficionados ;)
What’s the name of the band?

We are Superglut - http://www.superglut.de
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Sat 14 Oct 2017, 11:38

Alright! I‘m not much of a metal fan but the two guitarists and the bass player are metal aficionados ;)
What’s the name of the band?

We are Superglut - http://www.superglut.de
Cool!
The thing is I suddenly became aware that there exists a retro metal band called ”Svavelvinter” (”Schwefelwinter), which is the title of my first published fantasy adventure as well as the first novel in my series of novels AND a game by Fria Ligan with a section on this forum. The guy behind the band, who is/was a singer in bands like Solution .45 and Scar Symmetry, turned out to be an old rpg-player that had named his new band after my game setting. We talked and got the idea to make an album together which turned out really nice. I wrote lyrics to all eight songs and he does the rest. All songs picture places, characters and events that take place in my fantasy setting Trachoria. The album is going into mixing and mastering in february and will probably be released come spring 2018. I'll make sure you know when it's available!
This is my partner's home page: http://www.dimoutproductions.com/
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