Osku Posted July 9, 2009 Share Posted July 9, 2009 Title: Golden Field Scarlet Desert Rating: PG. Rated for: Blood, gore, violence. Critique level: [CRITIQUE ENCOURAGED] Please note that this isn't the revision to RAID, it's just another story about Vikings and the like. RAID is currently being fixed up, and I can assure you, I'll have revised part of RAID up by next Friday. Maybe I'll even make it longer? Fields of gold like hair lay atop the head of the Earth. Grain stalks like the many yellow follicles that so adorned the crown, jewels strung amidst this crest, and yet, men lay claim to it. Just as they lay claim to the sea underneath the cliffs of this royal jewel. And soon they will lay claim to the sky above in the days that lay in wait. But for now, the Dominion of Man is as incomplete as it is contested. Two armies walk forth on the opposite sides of the shining sea of dreams, twin ravens meet, one of ebon night and the other of ivory stars. Brothers of the North, fighting for land. For each to extend their empires as far as they can. Who shall win? None can say. For the Norns are the only ones who can see what lies beyond the vaulted keeps of destiny. A breath. A sign of reprieve in a landscape full of emotion. The hatred in their eyes, the fear in their minds. The cruel unknown that is akin to absolute terror locked in their arms and legs. Here, there is no answer, yet many questions. Many doors, but no keys. A movement. Sword in morning air, blade to beckon to the sky above as the shield of gray and sleet move forth to eclipse the ever watchful eye that is the sun. As if the sky itself were to put it's own hands to block it's vision, so that it might not look upon the carnage and massacre that is to unfold. And yet as the visage of the sky is veiled, tears draw down from the heavens overhead. To weep for those who are to pass, and those who have already passed. A yell. This is the whip that spurs the Dogs of War to charge forward. The two ravens fly towards eachother, their talons bared, the armies before them smashing into one another like two rivers meeting in a flood. Walls of wood and metal rise above to bulwark the teeth of the monster that is death. Yet these walls, born of mortal things, buckle and submit to the shadow of oblivion. Limbs leave their owners as they are forced, the rain cannot delude the memories and lives that flow away as the ground beneath them is soaked with the tears of the gods and the excrement of war. A blade pushed into a gut, a roar of triumph so gleeful that Death takes note and silences it. Hacking off the chords that once were played by the fingers of life. Falling to the floor, a head, a broken instrument soon smashed beneath the mailed currents of the ignorant rivers made of the men of the Earth. Cyclones and whirlpools of entrails float throughout this glorious assembly of destiny. Yet the sins of the past would not wash into the sea, for the rivers dried up ever slowly as waters of flesh turned to sand of gore. This place was a lake of dying thoughts, emotions, once unheard of, now exploded into vast orgies of shouts and death throes so laced with tears that were not seen by the arrogant eyes of men and ravens. Fits of sorrow that were accompanied by cries of frustration that lit up the sky and roared across the lands were still ignored by the assembled armies of pride and greed that lurked below the curtain of denial and depression. For now, no longer were there rivers of flesh, but instead a desert who's dirt was naught but blood. One raven kneels to another, a scowl upon his face. And as he is taken back to the cities and walls, the desert sits there, claiming the land once unmolested. And as the raven is stripped naked and dragged through the streets, the desert degrades and mocks the grain that would give so many life. A crimson perversion of golden salvation, another prisoner to lurk in the fortress of the void of all things. One raven is beheaded and the other takes his crown. Believing his control spans over all. And yet, the only true conqueror of the fields of gold, is the desert of scarlet amnesia, where all is consumed by the void. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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