Summer Traveller

When the ice breaks we shall travel
When the snow lifts the sails unravel
In flower’s bloom we shall leave
Never will destiny deceive
Blessed life there is to lose
A worthy life, the steps we choose
Gather thy strength in giant’s storm
Embrace the path woven by Norns
In ice find strength and rest
Unknown waters come, all perils jest
Tar the ships, prepare the mead
Sharpen axe, thy only need
In winter grow strong thy shield
In summer we go to distant fields
Blessed life there is to lose
A worthy life, the steps we choose
Forge thy hand for unknown fate
For fate has chosen death’s date
Tar the ships, smoke the meat
Strong thy heart, fate to greet
Honour the spirits, ancestral blood
Oaths of valour and deeds of love
Mount the serpent and head of beast
Our ships travel to Immortal Feast
When wolves howl under hunter’s moon
Prepare thyself for our coming doom
When crows cry victory’s call
We are the dead who never fall
Blessed life there is to lose
A worthy life, the steps we choose

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King’s Prayer

God, grant me the strength to die well
For this day I am the bringer of hell
Grant me your righteous wrath
For this day I must kill all in my path
I see weariness in my brave men’s eyes
Not one amongst them fears to die
I see bodies bruised and broken
Bloody hands and words unspoken
Battered steel, so much they gave
Everything given, a kingdom to save
For the sea devil’s we cast back to the sea
Blessed by Your power, a victorious decree
The Hardest of kings came to fight
His army did not see the night
Housecarls held the shield wall strong
Crimson sunset, blooded day long
Such bravery, I could ask for not more
But to fight again, the new invasion of our shores
The Ravager has come to rule and to take
Quickly my brethren, no time to forsake
With all haste we marched through night and day
Brave weary Housecarls, so much they gave
My brothers, again we must stand strong
Today our lives are no longer long
By oath I will fall upon this field
By oath we must die gripping the shield
My wife, I do love you with all of my heart
My children, I miss you with each days new start
I will never see nor touch you again
For this day the angels heaven does send
My brothers, hold the shield wall strong
Fury and vengeance, our days are no longer long
By oath I will fall upon this field
By oath we must die gripping the shield
Our names shall be whispered by our sons
Long shall be our line, bravery never shunned
Millenia passed, when our blood falls to knee
We shall be archangels, to rise our decree
A blessed word in our children’s ear
Death my child, you must never fear
By oath I will fall upon this field
By oath we must die gripping the shield

Harii’s Moon

Dogs bark at many things in the night
Settle thyself, feel not fright
Only beware the Harii’s moon
A night of sacrifice and doom
When no moon shines at night
The ghosts come out to fight
No territory is too deep
The dead travel not on feet
Riders of the storm wind’s call
On such nights dynasties fall
In shadow sheathed and revealed
Blackened fury by forest concealed
The first strike a whispering storm
The second strike ghosts now form
The third strike thunder’s roar
Hunter’s fury, storm winds soar
Upon great oak in High One’s name
Headless inverted bodies hang
Dogs bark at many things in the night
Settle thyself feel not fright
Only beware the Harii’s moon
In silent darkness hides your doom

Essence

I call upon the ninety eight thousand Gods of War
Riders of the Divine Wind, Hunter’s steel does soar
I invoke the ninety eight thousand Gods of Budo
On humble knee stands my roots, an Oak who seeks to grow
I call upon the Dragons of fire’s tongue, hallowed is thy brow
I invoke the Dogs of death’s pursuit, silent is thy growl
Ride, Ride forth! Eyes of Lightning’s fury
Ride, Ride forth! Forever is your glory
I call upon the ninety eight thousand Gods of War
Frenzied Storm, Warders of Great Heaven’s door
I invoke the ninety eight thousand Gods of Budo
On humble foot bows my roots, an Oak who seeks to grow

Hunter’s Way

I am the Dog of Bushido
Path of lightning, I do glow
I am desperate to live, crazy to die
Serve endlessly until in ground I lie
I will follow while leading
Be the first to fall bleeding
Without hesitation nor fear
Until death, I do swear

I am the Fox named Shinobi
In shadow and void I see
Nine masks I wear, nine lies I speak
In dreams, in darkness I seek
Emptiness I whisper, a lullaby sung
Honeyed smile hides poisoned tongue
Unseen ghost, bringer of disgrace
Never will you know my face