Song of Lorac

Song of Lorac

Dragons of a Fallen Sun


War of Souls Volume One

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Song by the authors.

A note: I think the period after “hides the orb away” was supposed to be a comma.

The Age of Might it was,

the Age of the Kingpriest and

his minions.

Jealous of the wizards, the Kingpriest

said, “You will hand over your high Towers

to me and you will fear me and obey me.”

The wizards gave over their High Towers, the last

the Tower of Palanthas.

Comes to the Tower Lorac Caladon, King of the Silvanesti,

To take his Test in magic before the closing of the Tower.

In his Test, one of the dragon orbs,

fearful of falling into the hands

of the Kingpriest and his minions,

speaks to Lorac.

“You must not leave me here in Istar.

If you do, I will be lost and the world will perish.”

Lorac obeys the voice of the dragon orb,

hides the orb away.

carries it with him from the Tower,

carries the orb back to Silvanesti,

holds the orb in secret, hugging his secret to him,

never telling anyone.

Comes the Cataclysm. Comes Takhisis, Queen of Darkness,

with her dragons, mighty and powerful.

Comes war. War to Silvanesti.

Lorac summons all his people, orders them to flee their homelands

Orders them away.

Says to them,

“I alone will be the savior of the people.”

“I alone will stop the Queen of Darkness.”

Away the people.

Away the loved daughter, Alhana Starbreeze.

Alone, Lorac hears the voice of the dragon orb,

calling his name, calling him to come to the darkness.

Lorac heeds the call.

Descends into darkness.

Puts his hands upon the dragon orb and

the dragon orb puts its hands upon Lorac.

Comes the dream.

Comes the dream to Silvanesti,

dream of horror,

dream of fear,

dream of trees that bleed the blood of elvenkind,

dream of tears forming rivers,

dream of death.

Comes a dragon,

Cyan Bloodbane,

minion of Takhisis,

to hiss into Lorac’s ear the terrors of the dream.

To hiss the words, “I alone have the power to save the people.

I alone.” To mock the words, “I alone have the power to save.”

The dream enters the land,

kills the land,

twists the trees, trees that bleed,

fills the rivers with the tears of the people,

the tears of Lorac,

held in thrall by the orb and by Cyan Bloodbane,

minion of Queen Takhisis,

minion of evil,

who alone has the power.

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