[Northkeep] Heroes

Dennis England sirbalvin at cox.net
Thu Jun 5 19:32:54 PDT 2008

Well told my friend.

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Subject: [Northkeep] Heroes

> At opening court of Castellan, Her Majesty Vanessa told us we would 
> witness fearless heroes and acts of selfless chivalry at this event, 
> and I want to say that her words were truer than perhaps even she 
> realized at the time. For I did indeed see heroes, true heroes, stand 
> and struggle against a fierce and implacable foe, seeking the good of 
> their fellows above their own.
> But I saw these things on the morning AFTER the tournament, not in the 
> lists. I saw a storm giant as fearsome as any ever met in the Eddas 
> rise up and smite those still present, with but little warning or time 
> to prepare. I saw Tarl and Beorhrtlic braving its fell onslaught, 
> struggling tirelessly in its full fury to stem its harm. I saw Ian rush 
> from the relative security of the keep to call the people to come in to 
> safety, and return to that safety only behind the slowest of them e'en 
> though the creature's mighty club, formed of the wind and rain itself, 
> smote at him again and again. I saw Facon and Talon, ere the beast's 
> strength was spent, sally forth to enter the fray and rescue what they 
> could. I saw Keigan, though the monster's assault had left her in 
> darkness and bereft of power, labor to provide warm sustenance to 
> strengthen the struggling warriors and succor the weakened victims. I 
> saw Perrin, who having taken his family back to his steading was 
> returning to aid his comrades, spy the beast towering over them venting 
> its hatred, and yet he merely spurred his steed on to greater speed to 
> reach them and offer his aid. And in the aftermath, I saw Therese and 
> Kelandra and, at their very first tournament, Sarantsatsral and Fiona, 
> moving through the battle's destruction like the Choosers of the Slain 
> of old, seeking out that which could yet be saved, and granting a 
> stroke of grace to that which could not, holding their own grief in 
> check all the while.
> Yes, heroes strode there that day. I, Kevin, witnessed their actions. 
> The battlefield was wide, and I have no doubt there were many other 
> selfless acts of sacrifice, strength and service I did not see, that 
> this is but a few of the heroes who stood against the wave of 
> destruction and persevered at great cost. I sing of the few I was 
> allowed to witness. Perhaps others will add their own words to these, 
> that more of the heroes may be recognized.
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