This piece was created for Anonii, Prince of the Mistlands, and his Princess, Helga. Antonii is a friend and has been an Eastern Unbelted Champion, and it was my desire to have a song for him during his reign. It is in celebration of the Mist-Cyguna War which happens every spring.
O the mighty wall of whitened cloud
Around the swan doth turn.
The mighty host of the brave Mistland
Will stand without concern
And ever there, throughout all time, no battle waged so fair
As the one between the swan and cloud
O would that I were there.
Cygunans fight with beak and wing
Their weapons fierce and fine
To cut the wall to the burning sky
Is the swan’s design.
Passing through the summer grey
Mistlanders bring the dew
Gathering steam, they build upon the veil
Which hides their retinue.
As ordained by the cycling sun,
Lead each with steel and might
Let your honor be your sword,
Favor all within your sight.
The bird and brume will ever feud
In contest long campaign
Then in peace shall live a while
As western kindred twain.