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DragonMyth Part2-the Plot

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 08-18-99 06:00 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Sit back
while I spin
a tale of lore,
of lies,
betrayal, and love.
You need to know
what has
gone before,
the plot
you know
nothing of.

In the days of old
before mankind,
the Darkling race
walked the Land.
It was upon
power
that they dined,
mountains rose
at their command.

In their arrogance
and willful pride,
they thought
to master nature.
Right from wrong
they just wouldn't decide,
of their knowledge
they were sure.

Dragon was
their finest creation,
of him
they were the proudest.
They tossed aside
each aberration,
dissecting them
with interest.

To Dragon
they gave
rule of them all,
and rule them
quite well he did.
Even mankind
Dragon held in thrall,
they did
just as
they were bid.

Dragon grew wise
and relaxed his grip,
a cruel tyrant
he was not.
Through his talons,
they began to slip,
some believe
he was a despot.

A thousand
score years
had passed since then,
the years
had begun to blur.
Dragon's respect
for man would deepen,
as man's rage
began to stir.

They began
to ask why
He should rule,
Him being
just a lizard.
They wanted to forge
a mighty tool,
so they searched
for a wizard.

By accident
they found
what they sought,
a master
of Darkling might.
He said
what they wanted
could be wrought,
it would be
a true delight.

Man was willing
to pay any price,
so that he
could rule his own.
Blinding greed
was man's
only true vice,
it gave him
a heart of stone.

The price the wizard
had demanded,
was almost
too much to ask.
Because of the might
he commanded,
they rushed themselves
to the task.

One thing he required
was the crown,
to better meet
his desires.
His next demand
they met with a frown,
women
to service his fires.

They met each night
to do as he planned,
searching for things
he needed.
A girl's fate
would be tied
to the Land,
then wed to him,
they ceded.

With
dark ritual
and magic spell,
the Land
was bound
to the maid.
What came with it,
only time would tell,
their plans
were now fully laid.


The wizard
started his sorceries,
to summon
a mighty foe.
He sought deep
into The Mysteries,
seeking to bring
Dragon low.

In a cavern
deep under the ground,
he chose
the summoning site.
To here he brought
the maid he had bound,
as witness
to this evil rite.

Two days and nights,
he went without sleep,
for he sought
the monstrous Beast.
Slaves that knew him
had begun to creep,
the living ones had
at least.

He consulted books
of Darkling lore,
bedazzled by what
they said.
Carving symbols
on the cavern floor,
filled him
with unknowing
dread.

In their haste
to culminate
their plan,
they had forgot
Dragon's might.
He knew about
the plan hatched by Man,
ignoring it all
from spite.

Sending his spies
to kidnap the maid,
he thought
that would stop
the deed.
Though his spies
were nearly delayed,
he sent them on
with all speed.

How they freed her
is another tale,
best saved
for a different day.
They sped her away
to Dragon's vale,
the poor girl
filled with dismay.

How
they fell in love,
no one knows,
Dragon
would not speak of it.
When he heard her tale
Dragon arose,
his eyes
narrowed to a slit.

Back in the cave
the wizard learned fear,
he felt Dragon
on his way.
To get at him
the price would be dear,
he'd surely
make Dragon pay.

He hurried through
the summoning song,
cutting corners
as he went.
Not stopping
as he felt it
go wrong,
the spell
just wouldn't relent.

Dragon felt
the twisted Darkling might,
as it swarmed
about the Land.
With a mighty heave
he took to flight,
as waves crashed
against the sand.

The wizard called
his most trusted slave,
a very cowardly soul.
He swore
he would never
knog the grave,
as he told the knight
xis goal.

With a silent crack
the cave floor split,
pouring out a cold, black slime.
The wizard knew
he had ruined it,
he wouldn't get out
in time.

Outside the sky
had started to churn,
winds twisting
into a storm.
The clouds themselves
seemed ready to burn,
with the magic
that did swarm.

This then
my friends,
is the plot you know,
just as I
told it to you.
The lesson
that you reap
what you sow,
will not end
with just
part two.


©1999 DreamEvil




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Lucie
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1 posted 10-09-1999 09:10 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

This is a long story, but well worth the read. I truly enjoyed every part.
Denise
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2 posted 10-09-1999 02:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Well worth the read! On to part 3!

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Denise
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