The Lineage of Ragnvaldr

by Andrew Blackwood and Aneleda Falconbridge

Battle-born / Gold Ring-Breakers
Mighty MidRealm / Dragon-daring
standing tall / Through fierce Thor-strikes
Know not bed-shame / nor straw death,
in sword-sleep / aimed at Asgard.

bravery / bears a nation
story spark / builds this bonfire
heats the hearth / of a kingdom
built on bones / of Dragon-legends.

One such was Dagan, Dragon Father
Strong shield-bearer, bone-beak carrier
Many the raven-harvest he gathered
Once war finder, now he dreams the sleep of the sword
In his day, he was King of men and dragons, twice reigned he from wind-swept castle,
Across the frozen road In Dragon Kingdom’s heart.

Deeds Day dawns / sky jewel seeing
Ring-rich Dagan / Life-web cutter
Took from Drake-King / signs of honor
binding sun belt / prodding steed-spurs
gilt-chain weighty / people’s praises.
Wends life river / offers blood belt…

Battle born, sword-son Elestron, Northwoods Norn, Golden voiced tooth-loosener
Slaughtered by squires, songs singer, Devourer of beef and bread,
Long-haired, long-sleeping, Beloved of Dragon’s Delight.

Deeds Day dawns / sky jewel seeing
Ring-rich Elestron / Life-web cutter
Took from Drake-King / signs of honor
binding sun belt / prodding steed-spurs
gilt-chain weighty / people’s praises.
Wends life river / offers blood belt…

Battle born, sword-son Garraghan, bringer of flame-farewell,
took to the whale road with gold-friend Elestron
Rode before the breaker of trees, Sword-child, soft-shielded
Board Wrangler, court speaker, Hoary pole wielder, Darkyard line leader
Ermine Lion Bearer, Hedge Knight, Bridge Binder.

Deeds Day dawns / sky jewel seeing
Ring-rich Garraghan, / Life-web cutter
Took from Drake-King / signs of honor
binding sun belt / prodding steed-spurs
gilt-chain weighty / people’s praises.
Wends life river / offers armsman

Battle born, sword-son Forgan
un-belted, fighter-farmer, oak teacher, wood-wielder,
Ice-field warrior, DarkYard defender.
Learned he from Garraghan and Foscadh and Ethelbert
Brother to Merowald and Caellyn, Thorvald and Iriel, Thaid and Signy
Took teaching from teachers and taught it himself
To bold Brannos, Valharic victorious, Ragnar the rascal…
Hearth builder, House holder,
Mace giver, life laugher, Gate builder, duck see-er,
Creator of battle-cries, Shield of the linden, root and branch,
in his day, he was Man among Men, Now he sleeps the sleep of the sword,
Force of nature no longer.
But back when the Gods appeared as Men…

Deeds Day dawns / sky jewel seeing
Ring-rich Forgan, / Life-web cutter
Took from Drake-King / signs of honor
binding sun belt / prodding steed-spurs
gilt-chain weighty / people’s praises.
Wends life river / offers blood belt…

Battle born, sword-son Ragnvaldr,
Favored of the linden goddess
Mighty oak of Arabella, Sea-steed armored, ice-blood wielder
Thrice-Throned, Legionnaire Extraordinary
Ice Cold cannon fired at foemen
Rings given gladly, With Silver birch Queen, Sweet Arabella
Reluctant Ruler no longer, Pelican in her Piety,
Far journey from Rebecca’s retainer To healing helper
Blessed by bards, song subject, Hearth of his Heart

Long the whale road was to bring her this crown
Oft was the battle path blocked by jaunty jaguar and squire-son
by bold brother warriors all, but with bone-beak and sun-shield
and ash-point, to the raven-harvest he gave them, no bed-shame nor straw death
instead sword sleep and sent them, laughing, to Valhol…
And now…
Deeds Day dawns / sky jewel seeing
Ring-rich Ragnvald, / Life-web cutter
takes on Drake-King’s / signs of honor
binding oath sword / consort goddess
gilt-crown weighty / people’s praises
Wends life river / offers service.
Royal born Ragnvald / Arabella gold-bright
honor bones / of past throne-knowers.

So COME, MidRealm Ring-Breakers!
Battle-children, Dragon-friends, Shield-gnawers, lithe linden, mighty oak.
Stand tall in elf-glory, and feather’s fall, through Thor’s laughter, and Northern kiss.
You will not know not bed-shame, or straw death
but we will fiercely find Asgard by spear-din and sword-sleep.

For Ragnvaldr comes to take what is his, And raise up royal Arabella at his side
Dragon Dynast, Kingdom commander, welcoming warriors of Mighty MidRealm;
Gold-friends all, the whale road leads East! to AEthelmark!

Where, laughing, assemble at the place of Pennsic, Vale of Valhol, and we will call out:

DRACO (invictus)
DRACO (invictus)
DRACO (invictus)

Battle-born / Gold Ring-Breakers
Mighty MidRealm / Dragon-daring
standing tall / Through fierce Thor-strikes
Know not bed-shame / nor straw death,
in sword-sleep / aimed at Asgard.

bravery / bears a nation
story spark / builds this bonfire
heats the hearth / of a kingdom
built on bones / of Dragon-legends.

This Ragnvaldr’s / lengthy lineage…
Here claims he / MidRealm Throne.

7 thoughts on “The Lineage of Ragnvaldr

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  3. Its been a busy spring. Just read it. Moved me to sniffles and tears. Ragnvalder’s forefathers are all my friends.
    Thank you, Bards,
    Aneleda, weaver of word-fame and
    Andrew, wielder of word tools.

    Kay of Tre Asterium
    Northwoods Barony, Class of AS 8

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