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The Battle of Erinvale, The Fields of Blood

08 Dec

A pair of poem style writings that are part of the world building for the World of the Elves, based on the home world that Shani, Pania, Wren and Abisayo come from in The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider.

Beyond this point

Beyond this point, the Fields of Blood
Beyond this point, the graves of fallen soldiers
Beyond this point, the final resting place of Valkyrie and Erinyes
Beyond this point, the great battle fought
Beyond this point, blood was shed
Beyond this point, the City of Erinvale
Beyond this point, the keepers of the dead reside
Beyond this point, there are no men
Beyond this point, only women were on the battle field
Beyond this point, the war cries of women sounded out
Beyond this point, no man uttered a word
Beyond this point, no man shall speak unless spoken to
Beyond this point, no man shall travel unless accompanied by a woman
Beyond this point, no male Consolers are allowed to travel
Beyond this point, men walk in the shadow of women
Beyond this point, no man shall settle to make his home
Beyond this point, you will respect those who fought this battle

A placard on the borders of the City of Erinvale, central Europa, world of the elves, where the Battle of Erinvale took place between the Valkyrie and the Erinyes. Of the five thousand Valkyrie and five thousand Erinyes soldiers, only Hildegaar, leader of the Valkyrie, and Triana, leader of the Erinyes, survived. Exhausted, they each ended the battle by dropping their weapons and weeping at what they had wrought. They called for Consolers to help tend to the dead, barring any and all men from entering the fields. Only women were allowed to assist. The city surrounds the massive graveyard, patrolled by Consolers of all cultures, and all only women. The City of Erinvale and the Fields of Blood stand as a memorial to the battle and the lives that were lost.

No man shall tell this tale

No man shall ask to read the Book of Erinvale
No man shall enter the room that holds the book, without escort by one of the female librarians
No man is allowed to hear the tale without a woman present in the audience
No man shall repeat the story of the Battle of Erinvale
Only a woman is allowed to tell the story
Only a woman is allowed to read from the book
Only a woman is allowed to enter the room that holds the book
Only a woman is allowed to repeat the story of the Battle of Erinvale
To have a man tell the story is to dishonour the soldiers of the fallen
The Valkyrie and the Erinyes

A placard in the Great Library of Muhiran, Baty al-Hikma, named for her Earthly sister in Baghdad, Iraq. The placard sits outside a circular room where one book sits on a stone altar. The book tells the story of the Fields of Blood, the Battle of Erinvale, between the Valkyrie and the Erinyes.

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Posted by on December 8, 2013 in Black Mask and Pale Rider, Writing

 

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