The Snows' Welcome

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Written by Grim the Skald in the Old Norse Meter formless drottkvaett. Recited for the assembled fighters for Crown Tourney in the Fall of AS 42. This Crown Tourney was held in Concordia, Grim’s home.

Cold lands warmly welcome
warriors clad in hauberks
Who seek to cross in sunlight
Swords for kingly favor.
Fight for fame and glory,
Fight to prove your mettle,
Fight for best of burdens –
Bear the crown of East-Realm!

Bold Andreas bids you
Bare your steel with honor:
Close your king now watches
Keenly prove you’re worthy.
Close your lady looks on
Let not your strength falter
Free she gave her favor:
Fight to crown this lady!

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