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    The Griefbringer

    For I am the Griefbringer,
    herald of misery and woe,
    dark clad messenger,
    neither friend nor foe.

    I have crossed the frozen plains,
    I have sailed the stormy seas,
    I have climbed the highest mountains,
    to bring the grimmest news.

    Never I'm a welcome sight,
    no man ever greets me,
    when I ride on a lonesome night,
    never to be free.

    But I am just the harbinger,
    travelling on my task,
    never to be a foul liar,
    only truth I tell you if you ask.

    For I did not start these wars,
    I did not wield the bloody blade,
    and I did not start that flame
    which set the world ablaze.

    Yet I tell my unwanted stories
    both to a commoner and a lord,
    for in that doom and despair
    one reaps what one has sown.
    Who is Griefbringer? Read his poem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenyu
    Since World of Warcraft players manage to get themselves killed due to exhaustion, why should Griefbringer not manage to get himself killed with a regiment of table top miniatures. YouŽd be a pioneer.

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    Re: The Griefbringer

    I only have three words for this:

    I like it!

    But seriously, it's good. I like the way each line flows into the next.

    Good job. If I can think of anything negative I'll let you know


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    Thanks! I penned it rather quickly, though I have had the idea running on my head for quite a while.

    Originally it was supposed to be a bit shorter, but I got carried away a bit. That said, I think the current length works quite fine.

    I tried to keep it pretty much to a generic dark fantasy theme, so there is nothing that directly references Warhammer World or any other specific fantasy setting. And with a few tweaks it could be changed into a science-fantasy version - perhaps I should try also that at some point.
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    Who is Griefbringer? Read his poem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenyu
    Since World of Warcraft players manage to get themselves killed due to exhaustion, why should Griefbringer not manage to get himself killed with a regiment of table top miniatures. YouŽd be a pioneer.

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    Re: The Griefbringer

    It reminds a bit of one of Gandalf's nicknames - Stormcrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by www.tuckborough.net
    King Theoden of Rohan called him Gandalf Stormcrow while under the spell of Grima Wormtongue.

    "You have ever been a herald of woe. Troubles follow you like crows, and ever the oftener the worse ... Here you come again! And with you come evils worse than before, as might be expected. Why should I welcome you, Gandalf Stormcrow? Tell me that."
    The Two Towers: "The King of the Golden Hall," p. 117
    Pretty good poem.
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    Chaos steeds don't tend to attract the favour of the gods. I can't remember any "exalted horses of chaos" leading chaos hosts on a path of doom and destruction.

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    Good point about Gandalf, hadn't thought about that.

    Yesterday I was browsing the LotR chapter where Gandalf arrives to Minas Tirith (with Pippin) and mentions at the gates that he is once again bringing bad news.

    But Gandalf is more than just a messenger, he is also an active player in the power game against Sauron - though most of the time he tends to apply his influence more subtly rather than directly.
    Who is Griefbringer? Read his poem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenyu
    Since World of Warcraft players manage to get themselves killed due to exhaustion, why should Griefbringer not manage to get himself killed with a regiment of table top miniatures. YouŽd be a pioneer.

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    Re: The Griefbringer

    I like the poem much . It has some power,some...ambience inside.
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    Re: The Griefbringer

    Nice to hear that this work still strikes some chords four years after being posted.

    And no, I am not planning a sequel.
    Who is Griefbringer? Read his poem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cenyu
    Since World of Warcraft players manage to get themselves killed due to exhaustion, why should Griefbringer not manage to get himself killed with a regiment of table top miniatures. YouŽd be a pioneer.

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    Re: The Griefbringer

    Please forgive the threadomancy, but the. poem. rocks!!

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    Nice poem!

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