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These verses aren't that hard to come up with. Find a mythical motif, settle for a rhythm, and alliterate away:


Umath ascending - Aether's abode,

proud planets plunging - panicked and old.

Jagrekriand standing - steadfast alone

cruelly crashing - Storm King to a hold.


Far north they went fighting - with fire and bolts

white pillar toppled - painful the trip.

Seduced below surface - siring a son

forced to fight the ferocious - fire-born foe.


Hell-spawned hostile - hospitality-breaker

Jagrekriand wrestled - recovering raider

Stormfather in shackles - smitten apart

uncles find Umath's - underaged offspring.

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Telling how it is excessive verbis


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12 hours ago, Rodney Dangerduck said:

So long as it is Bad Poetry.  That's the traditional Orlanth skill.  Good poetry?  Somebody else...  🙂

For actually good poetry, is probably better to find a good translation of Icelandic poetry (not a rhymed translation, sheesh!), like Egil Skallagrimsson, and modify it.

(Also, improvising poetry in order to save yourself from execution? Peak Orlanthi.)

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On 7/26/2021 at 1:36 AM, OrlanthRex said:

I like the various blank verse poetry that appears in Cults of Prax.

I used to love reciting Orlanthi Poetry as a Wind Lord.

Foul slime, curse of existence, begone!


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