"The Three Lordan" is a poem of Ashe's, that she recites to the students at Tentir at the beginning of Honor's Paradox.[1]

In the dedication, P. C. Hodgell gives credit for the poem to Paula Lieberman.[2]

Came the Highborn to Tentir
Randon training beckoned,
Came the Highborn to Tentir
Three lordan to the Keep.

Long long away,
No Knorth Heir neither Highlord
Abandoned by the Arrin-ken
And our God silent so long
Long long away
In the White Hills where is our honor?
Now three lordan enter Tentir
And we fear that all shall change.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Honor's Paradox, "Chapter I: Songs in the Night", I
  2. Honor's Paradox, "Dedication and Maps"