Post by Masterbard Alyster Darkharp on Jul 31, 2008 23:47:48 GMT -5
The Dirge of Delzoun
Only a handful of dwarf bards from the North know this grim ballad, and it has never been translated into any language other than Dwarven. Only a few humans and elves have ever been privileged to hear the entire song, which takes nearly 30 hours to sing.
The Dirge of Delzoun recounts the story of the northern shield dwarves, from the rise of their mighty cities to their settlementof land within the Silver Marches. Woven throughout the lengthy dirge are stories of Delzoun’s greatest heroes, deadliestenemies, fiercest battles, and lost treasures—the likes of which have never been seen since.
Ollyn Grimtongue (NG male shield dwarf bard 13) of Citadel Felbarr has been named dirgekeeper by King Emerus Warcrown. This semiofficial title designates Ollyn as the sole dwarf who may add new lines to the epic story of the Northkingdom. Dwarf bards wishing to learn the dirge must demonstrate both knowledge and skill (12 ranks each in Knowledge [history] and Perform [sing]) before Ollyn consents to teach it to them.