Competition: Bardic Report

Bardic Report

The stories are being formed, and they are spreading throughout the peoples of the Orian system. The Sadowans of the Brotherhood are back!

In the form of a haiku, write a 3-stanza minimum haiku about the triumphant return to Tarthos, Aeotheran, and everywhere else system-wide. The intent of this is to spread the word of greatness, although the perspective could certainly be different depending on the bard telling the tale.

This will be graded on overall flow and prose, alongside haiku correctness. Check out the SA Poetry Studies Course for assistance. Top 2 places win crescents and the 1st place winner earns points towards the parent competition.

Competition Information
Parent Competition
Return to Tarthos
Organized by
Savant Xolarin, Mystic Hilgrif
Running time
2020-04-13 until 2020-04-24 (12 days)
Target Unit
Clan Naga Sadow
Competition Type
Fourth Level Crescents and Clusters of Ice as per VOICE guidelines
4 subscribers, of which 3 have participated.
Warlord Malisane Sadow
Textual submission

Long have we waited,
For our home back in our hands,
Now our time has come.

What was done to us,
And the errors that were made,
They shall be made right.

Our foes will know pain,
And there weakness will be clear,
When we strike at them.

And now we have won,
Or we have at least begun,
The foe now retreat.

Our work is not done,
They still resist our forces,
But they now are weak.

They may strike at us,
But we will be the stronger,
They will surely fail.

So we clear their nests,
And kill the vermin we find,
Mercy has no place.

I am proud that I,
Will be with my Clan and House,
When we wipe them out.

1st place
Warlord Ciara Tearnan Rothwell Tarentae
Textual submission

You cathedral pipes,
herald now your gods of yore
upon keys of bone.

For heirs of Sadow,
let sweet your melody rise
o’er the shrieking cries.

A psalm resurrect
upon the roar of lions
and dragons aflight.

Let Tarthos tremble;
upon their knees, let them weep
and beg for mercy.

Your song a promise
of treachery's bleak reward.
An empire reborn.


Inspiration and imagery drawn from HMR's portion of the "Return of Old Gods" run-on. :)

2nd place
Warlord Bentre Sadow
Textual submission

Oh Sadow Empire
Oh how I have missed thy lands
Our home in darkness

3rd place