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    Grandmaster Greytalker

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    Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:48 pm  

    Crystaltears,

    Nice contribution Wall of Redoubt is great.

    I have another popular by the church of Incabulos.

    Incabulos

    “Where lakes run dry,”“Where hunger reins”
    “Where sickness roots,”“Where plagues downpour”
    “Nightmares are heaved,””Dreams ignored”
    “The ever present eye sees all”
    “The Black rider comes for us all!”
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    Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:59 am  

    I like it Argon. Could see his worshipers murmuring those words in prayer. Smile
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    Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:19 am  

    It seems our resident barbarian is not only a sage, but also a bard...or is that skald? Happy
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    Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:02 pm  

    I'm going to jump on the Call Me, Maybe meme bandwagon. Here goes! Happy

    I just bit you,
    And, this is crazy,
    But I'm a werewolf,
    Don't worry 'bout rabies.

    I just robbed you,
    Don't try to chase me.
    Hide In Plain Sight,
    Means 'bye, bye baby!'

    I shall smite thee,
    Evil banshee!
    Shut thy trap wench!
    You sound so crazy!

    It's hard to look right
    At you baby.
    Gams sure gorgeous,
    But snake hair crazy!

    I just met you,
    And this is crazy,
    But my main character is a 16th level Paladin with a +5 Holy Avenger who fought his way through the Fane of Lolth and chased the goddess through a portal onto her own plane where he challenged her to single combat, but she cheated and had all the demons under her command help, but he triumphed because he is just that cool... Wait! I haven't gotten to the best part yet. Where are you going? Do I have something in my teeth? Razz

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    Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:09 am  

    Sir Xaris,

    I am so tired of that song. Though your version is much better. Wink

    Now to continue the thread of poetry.

    "There once was a man from the aerdy lands"
    "Who was obsessed with power"
    "He came about some lore on St. Benedor"
    "Then went in search for him, in hopes of gaining some power"
    "Much to the saints chagrin, Sir Kargoth was full of sin"
    "The Orb of Sol, held great divine power"
    "A death knight he rose"
    "As Sir Kargoth's story goes"
    "It was the Sibilant Beast"
    "On Kargoths soul his fest"
    "Forever doomed to roam the oerthly tomb"
    "In Demogorgon name he's encountered"

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    Argon
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    Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:37 am  

    Nice Argon! And, it would make for a fitting piece of bardic lore once my adventure is published. Wink

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    Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:48 pm  

    Thanks Sir Xaris,

    I appreciate the comments. I was hoping PSmedger was rolling over this thread as well he loves him some Kargoth. Until another poem hits me.

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    Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:32 am  

    Not sure if this counts, but I posted this on my blog a while ago (those of you old enough to be familiar with "School House Rocks" will remember the "Interjection" song)...

    Wandering Monsters
    by Joseph Bloch
    (To the tune of "Interjections" by Lynn Ahrens)

    The party wouldn't leave level two, uh-huh-huh
    The DM knew just what to do-hoo
    What came down the hall were
    Some carrion crawlers
    When the dice said there would be a wand’ring monster…

    Hey! They’re tough!
    Damn! I’m hit!
    Jeeze! It’s not fair sending 6th level monsters at us up here!

    Wand’ring monsters (Hey!) mix the game up (Damn!) keep it moving (Jeeze!)
    They’re generally monsters that don’t fit into the regular dungeon key
    Or nearby monsters when the dungeon is too small…

    A ranger beat a ghoul in the woods, uh-huh-huh
    His friends were fighting over grave go-ods
    The raucous commotion
    Put ghasts into motion
    When the dice said there would be a wand’ring monster…

    Ack! There’s more of them!
    Wait! They seem to have more hit dice than before.
    Ugh! What’s that smell?

    Wand’ring monsters (Ack!) mix the game up (Wait!) keep it moving (Ugh!)
    They’re generally monsters that don’t fit into the regular dungeon key
    Or nearby monsters when the dungeon is too small…

    So when the game’s lagging (Damn!) or slow (Jeeze!)
    You’re squabbling (Ack!) or loud (Ugh!)
    Fate says (Aw!) or whim (Frack!)
    A wand’ring monster’s sure to start a fight!

    The troupe came to the end of the quest, uh-huh-huh
    The lich found he was second be-est
    The magical fighting
    Drew demons like lightning
    When the dice said there would be a wand’ring monster…

    Aw! We cleared out that room already!
    Frack! Anyone have any healing potions?
    Lookout! That one has an ebon skull-tipped wand!

    Wand’ring monsters (Aw!) mix the game up (Frack!) keep it moving (Lookout!)
    They’re generally monsters that don’t fit into the regular dungeon key
    Or nearby monsters when the dungeon is too small…

    So when the game’s lagging (Damn!) or slow (Jeeze!)
    You’re squabbling (Ack!) or loud (Ugh!)
    Fate says (Aw!) or whim (Frack!)
    A wand’ring monster’s sure to start a fight!

    Wand’ring monsters (Damn!) mix the game up (Damn!) keep it moving (Damn!)
    They’re generally monsters that don’t fit into the regular dungeon key
    Or nearby monsters when the dungeon is too small…

    Wand’ring monsters mix the game up keep it moving
    Tee Pee Kay now, Tee Pee Kay now, Tee Pee Kaaaaaaaaaaay… YEA!

    Darn! I’m at zero h.p.
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    Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:49 am  

    GreyhawkGrognard wrote:
    What came down the hall were
    Some carrion crawlers


    Awesome GreyhawkGrognard! That was perfect, and the above was my favorite rhyme from the piece. Happy

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    Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:38 pm  

    GreyhawkGrognard,

    Now you'll have to do one on conjunction... junction... what's your function, and I'm just a bill, or I hanker for a hunk of cheese. Laughing

    Later

    Argon
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    Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:41 pm  

    Personally, I'm waiting for the first limerick...any Irish amongst us here?! Happy

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    Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:34 pm  

    I have many nationalities in my family tree. Irish is one of them. What can I say race is not an issue for my people. As long as their human or human-like it appears it has a shot of adding to our family line. Wink

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    Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:50 pm  

    There once was a king named Ivid
    Who drank until he was livid.
    He'd start a few wars,
    Then summon some whores.
    At least his ideals were vivid.
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    Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:03 pm  

    Golf claps all around! Smile

    Nice little limerick mortellan. Now Lanthorn needs to summon one from his kilt. Shocked

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    Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:40 am  

    Argon wrote:
    Golf claps all around! Smile

    Nice little limerick mortellan. Now Lanthorn needs to summon one from his kilt. Shocked

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    Argon


    NICE one, Mort!!! Laughing

    Argon, sorry to disappoint, but my ethnic background (to my current knowledge) does not include the Irish. Confused All the limericks I know are crude and indecent. Wink

    -Lanthorn, at a Loss for Limericks
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    Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:35 am  

    Excellent Mortellan! Happy

    Here's my submission:

    Tasha was her mother's princess.
    The witch became Zagyg's apprentice.
    Betraying companions,
    She left for the Cantons,
    Her future there very portentous.

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    Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:28 am  

    There once was a man from Rel Mord,
    sitting still made him utterly bored.
    To Innspa he hied,
    Then to Ratik he'd ride,
    In the end up to Glot and the fjord.
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    Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:36 am  

    Vecna was the prince of all liches,
    Acererak was one of his bitches.
    But his trust in lord Kas
    bit his bone ****;
    lost his empire and all of its riches!


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    Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:52 am  

    GreyhawkGrognard wrote:
    Vecna was the prince of all liches,
    Acererak was one of his bitches.
    But his trust in lord Kas
    bit his bone ****;
    lost his empire and all its riches!


    I love this one!!! Glad to see I started a trend... Wink
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    Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:15 pm  

    "Bigby lived in a holy land"
    "The great priests of Rao, guided this man"
    "He took to magic, like a bird takes to flight"
    "All of his spells followed the same plan"
    "His colleges have learned, he's good with his hands"

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    Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:07 pm  

    Wow! We got an explosion of Greyhawkian wordplay here. I love it! Laughing
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    Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:25 pm  

    Whats not to love?

    "Oh, my sails are wilted"
    "No crew enough to row"
    "Stranded at sea"
    "No direction to go"
    "I pray for the north wind"
    "Let Telchur's breath blow."

    I figure this could make for a good prayer many Oeridian sailors might recite.

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    Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:29 am  

    GreyhawkGrognard and Argon, very nice contributions! Smile

    Hope others will offer up some verses to Lirr. Remember, it is the thought and effort that make the offering worthy in Lirr's eyes, not its quality as judged by the peoples of Canonfire! Wink

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    Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:22 pm  

    Thanks Sir Xaris,

    I feel another chime is about to ring.

    "In the land of hawks"
    "a legend arose"
    "Building a castle, and capturing divine souls"
    "Some say he's crazy"
    "Some say he's mad"
    "Yet nine divine beings, could not escape his grasp"
    "It took an adventurer of superior skill"
    "to free all of nine, and reach a domain"
    "Insanity forged from magic and mind"
    "What madness constructed such a complicated place?"
    "Only Zagyg knows what lies in this place".

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    Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:02 pm  

    This is a spoof I wrote to the tune of Hotel California. We were getting pummeled by a necromancer in the ruin's courtyard at Bone Hill and the necormancer called out "you can check out any time you like but you can never leave"... I couldn't resist.

    The Castle-Necromancia

    Above a dark deadly forest, cold chills fill our hair
    Hot stench of the corpses, rising up through the air
    Up ahead in the distance, we saw a small bugbear scout
    Dalic's ears stopped working and Yalta froze with fear
    We found a sinister bout
    There they stood in the doorway
    We heard the Shaman tell
    The bugbears to eat the elves.
    This was a ruin but it could be hell
    Then Kuba was tampled and Cirdon levitates
    And a voice filled the corridor
    We all heard him say

    [Hook]
    Welcome to the Castle-Necromancia
    Such a deadly place
    Such a ugly face
    Plenty of room at the Castle-Necromancia
    If you like the fear
    You can find it here

    [Verse 2]
    His mind is Necromancy-twisted, he got the walking dead
    He got a lot of ugly, ugly boys he calls minions
    How they fought in the courtyard, cruel demon sweat
    Tarstar dance to remember, Dalic kills to forget
    So we called out to Grimlock
    Get back in the fight!
    He said, just taking in the view from here. The tower looks pretty tight.
    And still those slow guys are running from far away
    Southar flies over the wall to fight
    Just to hear us say

    [Hook]
    Welcome to the Castle-Necromancia
    Such a scary place (Such a scary place)
    Such a ugly face
    We're dieing right now at the Castle-Necromancia
    What a dark surprise (what a dark surprise)
    The brink of our demise

    [Verse 3]
    Mage is on the ceiling
    Zombies flee from our cries
    And he said: "They are all just prisoners here of my own device"
    And in the castle chambers
    Bugbears whisper in their grief
    "We stabbed a Dwarf with our steely knives
    But we just can't kill the beast!
    Last thing we remember, we were
    Running for the hall.
    We had to find the passage back
    Wait, why's that dwarf so tall???"
    "Relax" said the night man
    "I are programmed to receive
    You can check-out any time you like
    But you can never leave!"
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    Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:26 pm  

    Tower31, that's just awesome! I could picture the scene! :P

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