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A Tale of Two DragonsIn the blowing wind, the sound of hoofbeats came. At the heels of a tyrant rode an army with a will to crush the land, tear the Earth, and rend her children.
British blood stained the soil red on blades of a new-come master. On his heels came the darkness of a starless night. Hope fled Britain. Those who were not slain in his invasion lost all hope and their hearts began to wither.
He was a monster, a man of the North, and he called himself Vortigen. Exiled by his own people, he traveled, gathering followers among the Saxons, led by Hengest and his brother, Horsa. It was on these foreign swords the soul of the Britons was beaten back, for Vortigen had the ferocity and cunning of the Northmen and the numbers of the Saxon hordes to prove his might.
They crushed the Britons, scattered the clans of the Celts. In these early years of his reign, two brothers, Ambrosius and Uther, fled from the Roman ruins of Caerleon, the last of their family,
The Lady Of The Lakethe lady stands with water dripping
on top of the water she hovers
presenting the sword Excalibur
for the destiny of the nation
the sword is to be used
but in the end I wonder
could she have known
all of the trials and tribulations
that were to come along
would she have warned anyone
did she see the betrayal of Lancelot
and the shame of Guinevere too
I don't know the answers
but in the end she received
back the sword so worn
and then took it back
down beneath the water
and so it rests
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