This book is titled “Destroyer’s Folly”. It is an old song transcribed onto the pages.
It’s structure is familiar with elven poetry, so it wouldn’t be too much to assume that this song goes back thousands of years.
The following song was taught to me by my grandmother.
She tells me that was sung to her by her own grandmother.
I am recording it here for my own granddaughter.
“When the sun was high in the sky,
And the winds blew gently in the wind,
The Destroyer would come to the land,
And spread his hatred and sin.”
“From high in the mountains he would fly,
And rain unholy fire from the sky,
Taking his copper bride,
And letting loose his pride”
“His set forth his name on a plate and a prayer,
And ordered his flock to sow despair.
Seeking the heat of the heart and the cold of the fair,
His children were to seek out their lair.”
“Destroyer, Destroyer, you came for blood,
Destroyer, Destroyer, your mind did flood,
Betrayer, Betrayer, you removed your ring,
Betrayer, Betrayer, your heat did sing.”
“The broodlings of carnage and lust,
They sang your name as Terrinax.
The broodlings of pain and untrust,
They sang your name as Master.”
“Wielding his leash and letting them loose,
The Destroyer sent forward his brood,
To open their hearts and to set them free,
The two lovers of Fire and Ice reunited.”
“But a hero would come from the light of day,
To save our forests and towns.
Wielding a blade to strike down the Drakota,
The hero would say the Destroyer.”
“The broodlings, bereft of their Harness,
Ravaged the lands, winds, and sea.
Death and destruction from their unholy mouths,
We prayed for salvation to set us free.”
“The unbroken Ring came to offer us solace,
reigning in the maddened broodlings.
Taking the Drakota back to the desolate lands of their birth,
they calmed the wildfire with cooling ice.”