The Song of Fairwealde

When the time had come to raise
The kingdom gods would always praise
They set the cornerstone o’er the Wealde, o’er the Wealde

When the kings of ages’ yore
Could rule the stately walls no more
They lay in hallowed tombs o’er the Wealde, o’er the Wealde

When all kingdoms come to pass
The strong and elder stones don’t last
All be stark and still, o’er the Wealde, o’er the Wealde

When my ventures come to end
And, my love, I lie me then
Seek my somber grave, o’er the Wealde, o’er the Wealde

O’er the Wealde, o’er the Wealde

The anthem to the Kingdom of Fairwealde was written in 320 A.B. during the reign of Erthor II by the court minstrel Falidan Moethre. A prolific half-elf bard, Falidan was known at the time for his merry songs and cheerful stories, and was often the principal entertainment at the high courts of Castle Taulmark. It is curious, then, why with such a grand task of creating the kingdom’s anthem before him, the normally cheery bard decided to create a sad-though-reverent song, much against his custom. Researchers speculate that Falidan had some qualms with the kingdom and the king, but refused to say them aloud, and thus hid his feelings about the doom of all sovereign reigns implicitly in “O’er the Wealde.” Despite its melancholy tone, it remains a very popular song, and it is standard tradition to play this tune before any royal gathering in Fairwealde.

The Song of Fairwealde

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