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(Two Songs of King Wulfharth)


   The Ash King


Far under the fiery mountain bold
To dungeons deep, and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the heart of our god

Dwarves of Resdayn made migthy spells,
Blade and hammer ringing like bells,
In places deep, where the dead sleep,
In the darkness of sixteen hells.

For peace with the Chimeri lords,
They gave two gleaming golden hoards,
They smithed with sound, and souls they bound
To wed lovers wielding twin swords.

But when the dwarves found a new faith,
They laughed in the Moon-and-Star's face.
With brass and songs in twisted tongues,
Built a golem and their own death.

Far under the fiery mountain bold
To dungeons deep, and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To claim our long-regretted god.

Then came the Devil of Dagoth
He spoke and said "Hear news I brought,
That in the dark, glimmers a spark,
By Dwemer hands, soon to be caught."

The Nords asked what treason this was,
"Devils betrayed their kin in wars,
Since long ago, and it is so,"
Dagoth told of his sincere cause.

The Tongues they sung Shor back on earth,
In ashes flocked Ysmir Wulfharth.
The king of yore let out his roar,
And armies grew under his breath.

    Red Mountain


Far under the fiery mountain bold
To dungeons deep, and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To shed hot blood for our god.

Children rose axes and hammers,
Then more came under the banners.
Dagoth's stolen Dwarven brass men,
Devils, and beasts, and Orc fighters.

Ysmir saw his men frown and freeze,
Said "Don't you know what this war is?
Don't you see where you really are?
Don't you know who Shor really is?"

Men looked the warriors in the fray,
And there were some who straid away,
But some saw through, and really knew,
And they are the ones who did stay,

Far under the fiery mountain bold
To dungeons deep, and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To fight and to meet our god.

The pikes were roaring on the height,
The winds were moaning in the night,
The fire was red, it flaming spread,
The torch-like summit blazed with light.

The heart three times rang like a bell
And men looked up with faces pale
Like dragon broke through cloaks of smoke,
When Keening sang to no avail.

The mountain smoked beneath the moons,
The dwarves, they heard the drum of doom,
And they died out within a doubt,
Beneath his spark, beneath the moons.

Far under the fiery mountain grim
To dungeons deep, and caverns dim
We must away ere break of day
To make the devils bleed for him!

Far under the fiery mountain bold
To dungeons deep, and caverns old...

So, while I was modding in the CK today, I listened to Misty Mountains Cold in loop, and as I heard it over and over again, I could not help but think of the Battle at Red Mountain. All this talk of Dwarves, mountain, bells, and the whole dismay of it... it was just too much. I was hearing it differently in my head, so I decided to write down another version of the lyrics, and to extend them a little to fit the songs of The Ash King and Red Mountain, from the Five Songs of King Wulfharth.

I'm quite proud of myself, I sang it a few times to see if it came out right, and I think it's not bad actually.
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ThornSpine Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good poetry, pal. Information in verse refers to lore TES?
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And yes, it refers direction to the five songs of King Wulfharth :)
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HarmaaGriffin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Awwww, man, this is awesome!!! I was listening to The Hobbit soundtrack when I came across this, it's a sign xD
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
ahahaha so perfect! XD I hope you tried to give a go to the song :D
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Skythe-Soulblade Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive, kind of gives a new spin to a good song. 
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I wish I could sing so I could record it, but as soon as I record my voice it sounds just fucking awful ;n;
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Skythe-Soulblade Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe I could try my voice at it.
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oyes please do! owo
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Skythe-Soulblade Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wait, seriously? 
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes! Now, I dare you to sing it! w
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