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Forged from the souls of the bravest of men
They are tempered in the flames of eternal war
Ever will they stand against the tides of evil
For the dark shall claim no more

In the burning mountains of the Dragonkin
It is Man who swore a sacred oath
For in exchange for the Dragon's blood
Man must now protect them both

I speak of the legends; these Gods of battle
Warriors clad in suits of steel
They come as champions of a greiving world
And all shall learn to kneel

But not in supplication, nor out of dominance
We kneel in reverence of the bringers of light
These warriors imbued with the Eternal Flame
Shall chase the shadows of night

No more will the creatures of the swirling Nether
Defile the stability of our hearts and our homes
Today we stand as men of freedom
For our lives are now our own

Yet this is also a sombre day
One that is marked by the scar of grief
For some have not survived the change
But at least their pain was brief

But think not of those who have given their lives
For they have already gone in grace
Look instead toward our living champions
The hope for our race!

They are gifted in strength, with bodies of stone
They cannot be broken by weapon or threat
They wield the power of the Dragons themselves
It is an oath we do not regret

I am proud to call them 'Fire Drakes'
In honour of the deity we hold so dear
For these are the children of Serogar
And they shall know no fear...

"Unto the flames, into the Inferno. They march with fire, Infernus Purifico!"

-Chen Yuan Wen, 23rd May 2012
AUTHOR'S COMMENT:

This is the final release for Dragon Week. It should have been released on Sunday, but I'm sure you all know about the internet problems I was having, and so I'm making up for it with a release today.

Basically, I wrote it with the idea of creating a new myth and a new kind of story and this story will be released over summer break.

And as their motto goes, "Unto the Flames, Into the Inferno. We march with fire, Infernus Purifico"

See you all tomorrow :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

OTHER POEMS BY ME:

The Great Drake - [link]
Rest My Sweetest Darling - [link]
Fear the Dragon Call - [link]
Our Word is Sacred - [link]
Wings of Despair - [link]
The Feelings That Linger - [link]

OTHER LITERATURE BY ME:

Knight Run 2 - [link]
Knight Run- [link]
SANGUINE Chapter 1 - 1 - [link]
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jwucik051 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
inspirational
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Getsuei-san Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In the memory of Serogar :), epic.
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the-soulseeker-vio Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
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noorelven Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
:love:
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InuskiXD Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ^^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you Ina ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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InuskiXD Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
(Excuse my french, please :) )
Fucking LOVE IT! :heart: Genuinely, couldn't express how much I love this without swearing! :clap:
You, good sir, are amazing. And I tip my hat to you.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Yer welcome back ta read me works anytime, I mean seriously, we're bloody pirates. Yer 'french' be welcome aboard me ship anytime, just don't use it on tha ladies, they have knives and even i don't want ta go there xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Ever so true, I find a girl with a stiletto heel is worse than a girl with a stiletto knife.
But seriously, I thought I was a good poet. ._. This is amazing.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye, I practice...alot xD

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Myennaius13 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Beautiful show of the honor of a Dragon Warrior.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye, glad that ye liked it. Ye'll see more about the Fire Drakes when my story is released in july :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
This is awesome Chen. Nothing else to be said except that it, too, is beautiful.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Arrr thank ye Suki, yer support always brings a smile ta me :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
And I'm glad my little support is such a help to you. ^-^
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Believe me, it always means alot ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Well I'm glad it does. ^-^ :iconfeelingfreeplz:
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S-MecGentry Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This piece has the sweep of a legend spoken by old tongues from a distant land. I has great authenticity with regard to a realm of mythical beasts, and warrior kings. The feel of it is inspiring. Thank you for sharing it!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Arrr thank ye, I hope that the rest of me comin' works will please ye "Blood Crusade" is intended ta have a similar feel, though it will obviously be dark ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Fevley Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I love your poetry, all of it.

All of it.

Except the taglines at the end, I haven't found one yet that was nothing but distracting and irrelevant.

But other than that, superb.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Actually the final line is highly relevant. It is not designed to be a part of the poem but rather a separated ending. There are mixed reviews on them. Some feel that they give an absolute closure to the piece so that we know it has ended, much like the final curtain draw.

Of course some, like you, dislike the tagline.

Taste is something that we cannot fully account for, because it would be impossible to please everybody. However, you can rest assured that with the rest of the releases for this week there will be no taglines and in fact, no structure at all since they are likely to be all PURE free-verse for the purpose of testing ^^

Hopefully, this will give you a different feeling and I would appreciate it if you let me know how it works out and if you like it more or less. That feedback would be absolutely beneficial to my development :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Delrymple121 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful <3
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly. Hopefully the rest of my works will go over well with you this week. They will all be pure free verse, but I still hope for a positive response ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Delrymple121 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure it will be. Your use of language is so flowing and placed so beautifully together; makes it appear very emotional, which is what I love <3

I've always loved poetry, though my own is terrible. lol I'm a novelist, definitely not a poet.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha, well poetry is something that I picked up by practice, I haven't been doing it long. Hence why I still sometimes lack a poetic identity, but I hope to establish it over time and win more honourable fans such as yourself ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Delrymple121 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you won't have a problem enlisting fans lol
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Beautiful!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Aye thank ye, I'm very glad that ye enjoyed me work ^^. More ta come each week and as of late, nearly every day ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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You are quite welcome!
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GreenTeaPhoenix Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I admit, I thought of Dovakhiin from skyrim...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Bwahah, that's alright, but the Fire Drakes are my OCs, they will be featured in my story coming out in July :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Zephyras-Lied Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice motto, sounds like something they would say just before charging into battle. When you said 'they wield the power of the Dragons themselves' I was thinking of Skyrim, lol. Amazing poem as always, can't wait for your next release!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
It is pretty much their battlecry, they will use it for almost everything. The only other main cry they have is "In Serogar's name". Anyway I hope you enjoy more of my releases coming soon ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Another Great job.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank ye kindly ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
PERFECT way to end dragon week!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Glad that ye liked it, hopefully Bard Week will be alright too :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
;D
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starmic Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
LOVE IT
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you my dear friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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LyraJolt Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Unto The flames, Intro the inferno. We march with fire, Infernus puriifico ~
Ahh It is refreshing two even say it Captain, You really are steping up another level with making your own myth, a perfect one in fact ~
:3 Hmm One Thing though ~ H33H33 Either you been gifted with writing or Your current love and drive of the things you write make you write the best ~~~~~ I am cheery today as you can seee ~ H333H333
Hmm You know what, If you want to get serious about being able to met the crew one day, I be glad to work my own share and extra, I always liked the thought of getting a job as soon I am old enough so I can get more freedom from my parents, And by the time I am that old and I continue steping up my drawing, I'll be doing nice commissions for the money as well. :3 Don't think this as a problem for me but a triple win, I'll be helping you a close friend( I love and just live off of helping others) with a dream, I'll earn more freedom from my parents and it will give me a driving force of two continue drawing all the time.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Writer
We'll think about it when we hit that cross road, but first I must work hard to improve my skill. My current skill level is not quite there yet ;3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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LyraJolt Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
^,^ Same here, Lets keep stepping up levels in till it seems impossible for us to not reach that dream ~
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Definitely, that is definitely how I want ta do it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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BBSMJ Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing job, Captain! :D
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you my friend :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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BBSMJ Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Of course! :icononioncleanplz:
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ciscobuddy Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Awesome!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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