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An Epic Legend:

The skies turned bloody, as the smell of death wafted through the air;
Those yet to be consumed by the madness, stood dumbfounded in the streets
They stared at the sky and into the glimmering eye of Tashorak
Who in the moments of his birth, consumed the stars that surrounded him

The Moon was all that stood in his way, for she would not let her people die
Yet though she fought with all of her might, she too was eventually consumed...
The Sun watched helpless, for he was powerless during the Eternal Night
Yet though he could not act directly; he could send others to act in his stead

The first was an Elf, Auroch Vasira, who pierced the night with his mighty bow
His arrows shot into the empty sky, to shimmer and replace the swallowed stars
The second was a wizard from the human lands, his name was Kurath Damien
With the powers of the Arcane, ancient and pure, he rescued the Moon from death.

It took its place in the sky once more and its glow weakened Tashorak
Its light burned and withered his flesh and the demon screamed with unholy fury
Its roar was an animal cry of pain; a wail of desperation and abject fear
The call was so potent, so powerful and deadly-
that the rivers turned to poison and forests burned in its wake...

But when that happened, a young Druid by the named of Ilkar Oreson
Stood atop the forest canopy and called for the divine light of the Sun
The Sun heeded this call and sent forth his power
It healed the Earth with a warm and soothing light
The Druid became the third of the Sun's champions-
and he called to the animals of the forest for help

The poison in the rivers was cleaned away by the fish
And the bears and deer would turn the fires
The lions led the smaller creatures to safety
Whilst the wolves stood sentinel over the infants and young

Hours passed and Tashorak was weakening
His trembling shudders were felt throughout!
For the mountains shook with every groan
and the Earth split with his cries of pain

Yet still the Demon could not be banished, for none could pierce his hidden heart
Until a young boy, holding a tiny spear, asked for the chance to try.
The Sun agreed and blessed him with might, for he felt a sense of hope in the boy
The boy smiled and whispered to his spear, before he lanced the heart of Tashorak..

As the demon burned and fell back into the abyss
The balance of the world was restored once more.
The Sun then asked the boy for his name
For he intended to honour him eternally!

Yet the boy asked that his name be hidden
A whole to be broken, into pieces of three:

Auroch carried his family's name, engraved upon his mighty bow
Kurath carried his middle name, etched into the base of his staff
Young Ilkar took his first name, and scattered it amongst the forest leaves
And only when the three are brought together, can the Spear of Light be weaved...

"But why would you be interested in this story Mister Chenbeard?"

-Chen Yuan Wen, 2nd July 2012
Fave if you enjoyed it please ^^

Author's Comment:

Arrr me hearties,

This be the third release of Pirate Week. I was told to write something ultra epic, and so I did exactly that.

Sadly it won't reach FP since there is a already a lit. deviation there, but oh well; I had lots of fun writing it.

I love to write stories like this and narrate them to meself in a chain-smokin' narrator voice, it makes it sound all mystical and cool.

Anyhow, please enjoy it and I hope ye'll all continue ta enjoy tha fantasies ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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an absolutely enticing story, It kept me interested throughout it all, and though it wasn't quite a poem, it told a story as is. Your emphases on personification was extraordinary and it was very easy to picture the setting and story line. Its interesting and it feels as though this is a prelude to a really Kick-ass story.
Good work!

(and, um, I'm outta things to type. so this is just random.)

:P ((O.O)) {o.O} :S |D ^W^ >m< ILIKETURTLESNYA~

(k bye)
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Lalalola66 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Incredible imagery! It flowed perfectly to me... Made me think of the books I used to read years ago, but with more of the feeling of what my son is into now. I enjoy your work very much....a natural talent with a driven purpose to improve...what could be better? :)
WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for enjoying my work ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
djred9999 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats amazing ^^
iGeekCharming Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Writer
Epic story is Epic.
Dude, I'm mesmerized by this,
that was a good read.
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Soulmech1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
my eyes were glued to the screen
TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Great job.
TheFebruaryHorse Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
This truly is epic and wonderful to read; this is one of my top favorites of your Words so far.
noorelven Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Tashorak is on the return ? really ? even after Rand alThor has beaten the Dark Lord on Dragonmount ? :P xD
Is that why you wanted to know this story Cap`n ?
SamiKitty14 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
amazing job ^.^ great imagery
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