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The Knights of Dragon Down is the favorite Bardic ballad that is also a drinking song of the patrons of A Pair of Black Antlers tavern in Elturel.[1]


Riding, riding across the plain, see them riding home again. Bright their shields, bright their chain- The Knights of Dragon Down.

They have gone where shadows creep. Their blades a bloody harvest reap. Another dragon put fore'er asleep By the Knights of Dragon Down.

On their fingers gem rings gleam. Of such baubles, the very cream Falls into the hands, in a steady stream, Of the Knights of Dragon Down.

In a dark hall a lady sits alone, Her bright eyes gleam as white as bone. Her dark spells a-hunting roam For the Knights of Dragon Down.

With cruel smile, a web she weaves. From each Knight, his soul she cleaves. Armored bone is all she leaves Of the Knights of Dragon Down.

Ladies scream at the touch of bone, As skeletal Knights come riding home. Undead now, fore'er to roam, Are the Knights of Dragon Down.

Minstrels used to add a verse to the end of this, late at night:

Hear them riding, nearer outside. Never sleeping, doomed to ride. There's no place where you can hide From the Knights of Dragon Down.

[2]

NotesEdit

The final verse has been outlawed in Elturel because a evil archmage made it a spell that brought undead to those that sang it.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 97. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 98. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.

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