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Song of The Liberaters ( Eglish translation )

Song of the liberators,  Translated from old Ogharm, Sionact historical Ballad.  Loses some rhythm, rhyme and meter when translated * ( ) are implied  or stylized words filled out in this translation.

They Came a marching, feet stomped for days
All who opposed them felt those boots, bones shatter freely
From North of Glimsphenair, large angry forms under skies grey
Shatter armies and frighten foes reeling, scared our people begged kneeling.
Northmen tromped south.

But off out knee the invaders us lifted, with freedom and joy gleefully gifted.
Fat Northmen shattered ( our ) cages, chains that had been forgded fer ( for ) ages.
Bowed they bayed us stand, trembling they took ( our ) hand.
From the dirt large hands raised us, from servitude concurers saved us.
Northmen tromped south.

In battle frantic and wild, in peace gentle and mild,
Sword and flame they brought, to then give restoration ( When ) sought
War and Magic they taught us, Independence and self ( Determination ) they got us
Masters we needed no more, freed by this unconventional sort o ( of ) war.
Northmen tromped south.

When Val'aray (  Valperet ) king Commanded "Stop" That their will and weapon they should drop,
They scarce did understand, for through his forces and fortress's they ran, 
They, fat giants, crushed all who opposed, but scarce considered the surrendered foes.
The Cruel king soon dead, Fat fingers crushed his head,
Northmen tromped south.

His sons spared their wrath, They turned back along their path,
With Promises made and kept, we small people from then on in freedom slept
For new king kept no slaves, but the promise with which his life was saved,
Their swords and sorcries fled, and in peace the Val'aray (  Valperet ) mourned their dead
Fat Northmen Marched back home.

Though some o' them did stay, and together their and our children play.
Crushed and burned land soon did flourish, for big hands the soil and fields did nourish.
Some northmen south lingered, and with them ( we ) join our fingers. ( Join Hands )
When times grow dire, we take comfort in their ire, Ire that stormed for us and blew us free
So it will ever be, that glad are we, that big northmen came south.


( Historians notes:

1 Despite fat being considered derogatory by most cultures at the time it was an accurate description of the Hesken. Even at the writing of this poem it was impossible to insult a hesken by calling them fat. There is also a possiblitiy that the Ogharm word here translated as "fat" means grand in scale as the same word was used to describe mountains and buildings as well as people. It may have been meant as a double meaning by the author.

  2. This event or at least this account of the Event may explain why Sionact and Hesken are rarely on bad terms while some Valperet still resent or dislike the Hesken }

3. The Valperet histories of the time confirm much of this but are filled far more which account of the utter brutality shown in battle. Hesken Historians confirm the accounts of both freeing slaves and being utterly ruthless to their foes, even to the point of barbarity, saying it is consistent with behavior of the culture of 950 years ago. Dr, Kzerfeldt states " The Concept of being nice even to your enemies was not a prevalent idea at the time and would only start to become widely practiced 100 years later because of the writtings of several saints. My people in the past could be down right sadistic so i think it is fair to say the armies of the liberation may have been 'very not nice'."  )

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