Item:Silver-edged dark song scroll
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|silver-edged dark song scroll
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|Source is True Bard D'Or
You begin to sing "Damaris' Kiss" by the famed bard Silvyrfrost.
"Clever Meraud in his tall tower Kept Hodierna locked in flower-strewn bower Weeping she was, alone and ashamed Wound up in twisting, and twisting Stone chains."
"Kertigen stalked the halls of his home Empty of laughter, lightless and alone In siege were his men, his creatures, his ravens Besieging the tower, the tower, With all his creations."
"For two years they'd fought on trampled ground For two years Meraud had beaten them down His prisoner kept as his magic met the attack With only Kertigen's words his word Sending them back."
"And rapidly the war was closing too tight And Kertigen it seemed must lose the fight But now in the absence of the day's brilliant light The Lord of Smiths called he called The bleak Lord of Night."
"Nightclad he enters, and draws very near Softly he speaks, saying, 'You called me here. 'To partake in a war that is not worth the fight. 'Yet you are in right, 'Our brother is not. 'And yes I will end it, for the right price.'"
"Kertigen glowers, but agrees for his woes But the price he requires, Damaris does not disclose Nodding he slips from the raven Lord's home And turning he ventures He ventures Alone."
"Through Kertigen's men he passes like a breeze And approaches the tower with a swift, silent ease Spreading his hands he melds with the stars And drops sands of sleep of dreams On Meraud's creatures of war."
"Now the tower is silent, for the golems have stopped The warfield is empty, for his elementals have dropped The engines that spewed fire, trouble no more And now Damaris slips he slips Through Meraud's study door."
"Meraud frowns in anger when he sees his brother's form His rage gathers round him like a winter's chill storm And brings down the lightning on Damaris' smiling face Only to find To scream at! An illusion in the bleak god's place."
"Damaris crept to the bower whilst his brother fought a shadow And released Hodierna from her chains amidst the storm's glow With a cry of joy she leapt from that place Changing and Changing To a unicorn, home swiftly raced."
"And back with her husband who drew her in his arms And promised her no more would she come to harm Till Damaris approached and reminded in voice soft Of the bargain that freed Hodierna from Meraud's loft."
"Damaris smiled as Kertigen clenched his fists As the dark-eyed god took Hodierna by the wrist 'Do not take her!' said the raven Lord wise But Damaris just laughed And laughed At his cries."
"'This I must tell you.' (Damaris closer draws.)
'Your war I thought useless till your lady I saw.' And kneeling he gazed at the lady many wished to command And smiling he took her by the wrist..."
"And merely kissed the back of her hand."
"Then like shadows he vanished, with a laugh and a smile Leaving Kertigen and Hodierna bemused for a while And when night's cloak is drawn down by Damaris' fist Hodierna lifts her hand gazing on it and smiles...."
"As if it were kissed."
The song closes.