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Oh, I have come from a far, far land
My songs to sing to you…
In green halls first my song began
When first I heard another sing…
Malodium, "Songs of Waste and Wood", I

Malodium[3] was a Kothifiran court poet of Rendish verse.

In King King's time, he accompanied him to the Weald on a hunting trip. There, he recited. Grimly was listening, and this was the first Rendish verse he ever heard. Malodium saw Grimly and said nothing, as revenge against King Kruin. When Grimly came of age, he went to Kothifir and studied under Malodium. King Krothen was god-king by then, and Malodium was old and out of favor. To buy his way back into favor, Malodium presented Grimly to the court as an exotic oddity.[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Seeker's Mask, "Interim IV: The Grimly Holt" — "Kruin had taken over the old keep as his base camp, […] Grimly had heard a court poet declaim rendish verse to a bored monarch waiting impatiently for the dawn hunt. […] The poet had seen but not betrayed him, his vanity revenged for regal yawns. […] He had indeed learned rendish, from the very poet who had come with Kruin to the Holt. […] the freak with whom the old poet had bought his way back into court favor,"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Sea of Time, "Chapter XV: Winter's Tales" — " 'One day long ago when I was just a pup, King Kruin came to the Grimly Holt to hunt wolver. […] A poet sang to the king in Rendish that night, but the king was too drunk to listen. I did, though, from the cover of a nearby bush. The poet saw me but said nothing. That was his revenge against his inattentive master. […] When I came of age, […] I went south and found the poet whom I had heard sing. He was old by then, out of favor and fashion, but I didn’t know that. When he offered to present me at court, I was overjoyed."
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Songs of Waste and Wood"Expression error: Unexpected < operator.

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