The Dark Eye fan poem: A Thorwalson braves Spookwood
Inspired by: Author Heidi Schmitt-Lermann's poem;
There is no allegiance between me & any official 'The Dark Eye' publishers,
this is a personal fan-poem of just another roleplayer...
A Thorwalson braves Spookwood, experimental translation
© Andrè M. Pietroschek, alle rights reserved, Mirakee edition
His loving wife could not accompany him on the quest,
she had to guard their home from any unwelcome guest.
Still the dreadful legend of the Spookwood was his path,
for no ghost-forest should teach a Swafnirson the 'math'!
Armed with battleaxe and shield he ventures forth,
facing the horrors of that night in the frozen North.
Because no horror of our sacred fatherland Thorwal,
could send more folks than cowardice itself to hell.
Damp fog suddenly arises, as if by dragon's breath,
the brain assailed by raptures of panicking & death.
Still unshaken the bold son of Thorwal marches on,
for a loud werewolf-howl offers a dueling to be won.
Berserk robber or moonlight skald it will be known,
unveiling a truth by combat as it'll soon be shown.
The frost wraith, she witnesses alike worried wives,
as a Norse and a werewolf foolishly risk their lives.
Indeed the Thorwalson overcame the raging beast,
a close call still, leaving the carcass as crow's feast.
Now the ice fey nears, enticed by her own curiosity,
'Behave, ghostly lady, as I rest and bleed as courtesy.
Her lethal kiss, she considers it merely Rahja's gift,
but Norse choice of duty before death comes swift.
To banish this ethereal visitor it needs a holy shake,
made from salt and warding oils of the mandrake!
The witch observes it with a smirk, this man's way,
for this dark night it's not her whim to curse or slay!
'I will spare your life, if you do swear to me this night,
you'll never return here, except it is due a divine right.'
A man of honor the Thorwalson proudly takes his leave,
the witch observes, but then retreats stealthy like a thief.
Returning home he sees his loyal wife as she had sworn,
That long night, dear child, we ensured you will be born!