Campaign of the Month: July 2014
Winter is Coming
The Beast of the Bearded Oak
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, his name
Elicits fear when spoke-n.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, dangerous
And deadly is he.
Claws that rip, teeth that shred. A scream
So loud, and chilling.
Dogs flee and Horses go mad,
When they hear its eldritch wail.
Its baleful red eyes, peer from a thicket
Haunting and frightful, they pierce the so-u-l
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, a terror
In the night, breaking into homes, slaying
All in sight.
Tearing a door, away from a home. Hurling it twenty fe-et.
Tearing someone’s father, someone’s husband, someone’s brother, in twain
Gorging on the flesh, of innocent children. The grisly remains left for famil-y
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, cried out the townspeople.
It slays us by the night, and we wish for protection.
O, the son of Ser Bardon, Bardas was his name.
Came to save the townspeople, and to make the Beast slain.
O, twas a sunny day, when twenty men and ten hound-s
Came upon the thicket, where men had heard the Beast’s sound.
O, the hounds barked, and Bardas challenged, the men held naked ste-el.
And then the beast, let loose a scream, that pierced the ears and mind.
The hounds fled, tails between their legs, horses were driven mad.
Men at arms, clad in armor, fell to the ground, ears covered by their hands.
Only four, walked into the thicket, Bardas with naked ste-el.
And they sought the Beast to kill.
O the battle was loud such a tumult, at its end was only silence
The smallfolk waited with bated breath, to see their hero return.
And with a loud wail, four heads were flung from
The thicket where the beast lurked.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, such a creature is he.
Four brave strong men, slain and mutilated horribly.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, travelled across the land
Feasting on the cattle, and the cattlehands.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, did trespass against House Bar Emmon
And so they sent three knights, to bring their hold some peace.
Ser Lyonel, Ser Helyes, Ser Macolm were their names.
Proud beacons of chivalry, they swore
To kill the beast.
Three men, three horses, four hunting hounds.
Three spears, swords and crossbows, they m-ade
Ready to put the beast down.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, came upon them with a roar
Their hounds run off, their horses driven insane.
The three brave knights, swords bared
Sought to end the Beast.
O hard they fought, but t’wasn’t enough.
The Beast slew all thre-e and desecrated,
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, claws red with the blood of noble fo-lk
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, a terror in the night
He hunts those who hunt him, and kills them in the fight.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, to the hold of house Byrch he we-nt.
Feasting on smallfolk, he terrorized the land.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, trespassed against House Byrch
And so they sent two knights, to bring peace to the land.
Ser Harry and Ser Federyc, a noble pair indeed.
They sought to slay the Beast, after hearing House Byrch’s plea.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, its scream
Makes hounds flee and drives horses mad.
Ser Harry and Ser Federyc, approached the Beast on foot.
With armor shining and naked ste-el, they sought to kill it.
But the Beast of Bearded Oak, sensed their intent.
It came upon them, with a frightening roar.
Alas our brave knights, beacons of chival-ry
Fought hard and bravely, but succumbed to the Beast.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, the terror in the night.
O the Beast of Bearded Oak, its claws red with the blood of noble-folk