The Red Dragon Inn - home of the Audalis campaign setting.  Online D&D gaming, art, poerty, stories, advice, chat, and more

We currently have 3998 registered users. Our newest member is RedTalon1997.
Online members: breebles
Username Password Remember me
Not a member? Join today! | Forgot your password?
Latest Updated Forum Topics  [more...]
Q&A Threads - Trilogy War Q/A (posted by TannTalas)Trilogy War Q/A
Q&A Threads - Kith, the Cat, and the Khatun Q&A (posted by Eol Fefalas)Kith, Cat, Khatun Q&A
Recruitment Threads - 5e One Shot Adventure (posted by Philosopher)5e One Shot Adventure
Dungeons and Dragons - The Trilogy War (posted by Nimu)The Trilogy War
Q&A Threads - Hidden Corruption Q&A (posted by Raven)Hidden Corruption Q&A
Latest Blog Entries
Revenge of the Drunken Dice
Latest Webcomics
Loaded Dice #80: Priorities
RPG MB #15: Master of the Blade
Floyd Hobart #19: High School Reunion IV
There are currently 0 users logged into DragonChat.
Is the site menu broken for you? Click here for the fix!

You are here: Home --> The Archives --> Poetry

Support the Inn! If you are doing holiay shopping online, please use this affiliate link for Amazon.
You pay the exact same prices, but the Inn earns a small referral fee. Thanks!

The Dragon Rider

Everyone sat around the old man, late that night, waiting for the story.
He always told a story, of the things he had seen, news he had heard, and there were always old requests, and new ones.
When everyone settled down, the man looked at them, and spoke. "In the many years I've lived,
Through all the ancient tales I've seived,
Nothing unto it's own fame lived,
Except for one dear man.
In the war from years ago,
A soldier lived, all did so,
With a voice so long and low,
With strange and wonderous eyes.
The war wages on, and both sides stung,
But few, to righteousness, still clung,
And surrender souned on good tongue,
The man stood up and cried,
He wept for blood needlessly shed,
He wept for those without a bed,
He wept for those who lost their head,
And the cry turned to a chant.
Now, strangest here is next what came,
Unto which no one can claim,
And foe what he got his fame,
A miracle was done.
Down from the sky, a Wyrm of gold,
As so in the tales of old,
And everone's breath grew cold,
As he went through enemy ranks.
Upon his back was the man,
A gleeming sword in his hand,
And Evil died on that land,
Fallen to the Dragon Rider.
Now here's the thing that most is feared,
After this both disappeared,
Even when the bodies were cleared,
Of the man, there was no sign.
Ever since, no one's known true,
Exactly, our saviour, who,
He was, or is today, no clue,
Whether the Dragon, or the Rider Digg Technorati Blinklist Furlreddit
Thanks to Rune for this contribution!


  Partners:       Dungeons and Dragons resources, from 2nd to 4th Edition | for the gamer who's sick of the typical Dungeons and Dragons Adventures, #1 resource for D&D Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition  
View/Edit Your Profile | Staff List | Contact Us
Use of the RDINN forums or chatrooms constitutes agreement with our Terms of Service.
You must enable cookies and javascript to use all features of this site.