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Ballad of a brave wizard

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Equipped with a stick I'm marching through fields alone

No MP, red HP, no herbs in the bag, I will soon be gone

All quests are completed, all treasures looted

Not by me of course, for that I'm not suited

 

I'm just a wizard, I'll never be a Hero

All my attacks deal either one or zero

With pathetic equipment and pathetic stats

I get easily killed by a bunch of bats

 

There's no use in asking, no use in begging

I must be invisible, no one hears me yelling

All alone in this dark, treacherous world

The only thing I'm getting better in is getting old

 

Despite the despair I felt sudden vigor

I kept killing Slimes, first smaller, then bigger

Collecting experience points I slowly grew strong

Learned spells, bought some equipment before long

 

On one of my adventures I found a weak creature

It had sharp fangs, beak and horn, weird features

It was alone and I felt a strong connection

Seems like it likes me and needs my protection

 

I took it with me and decided to call it Baramos

It likes eating fresh meat and walking aimless

Has a knack for fire and explosion magic 

Can breathe flames when standing completely static

 

I'll never forgive humans for what they've done to me

Always alone, no help, abandoned with no empathy

I had to fight for everything I have, go through hell

To kill that Hero I won't hesitate to use any spell!

 

***

 

I found an entrance to a new world today

It appeared all empty, it was all gray

I think I won't be able to return once I'm gone

I'll leave Baramos in nearby castle, I'll go alone

 

***

 

This world is more to my liking

I've built my castle, I'm the king

What's that? I see a familiar face

Come, Hero. Suffer in my embrace!

Edited by Sk8erpunq
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Sad, funny and epic at the same time.

 

Just look for "week" (weak) and "Barmos" (Baramos).

 

Man, I am thinking you would LOVE Dai no Daibôken.

 

It has been edited in French and Spanish. I bet you could get one of those editions.

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Wow, this is nice Sk8erpunq!  I've never really sympathized with Zoma before, but now I hope he destroys that Hero!

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Thank you guys! I sometimes feel kind of sorry for DQ villains, some never got any backstory and appear out of the blue in the last moment just to be beaten up by the brave person.

 

Originally I wanted to write a short poem about a depressed jester who -after losing all hope- somehow ends up in Dharma Temple and becomes a sage. I started writing it in June. Last night I had this idea about making it into Zoma's backstory and I just finished it. Now I think it might have been better as a short story.

 

Just look for "week" (weak) and "Barmos" (Baramos).

Ugh, so embarrassing, I was writing it in the night and forgot to proofread it. How did I manage to make the same mistake twice in Baramos' name?

 

Man, I am thinking you would LOVE Dai no Daibôken.

It has been edited in French and Spanish. I bet you could get one of those editions.

Correct. I read it, I loved it. 

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Could be something of a mix of your typing speed and your keyboard.

 

I always end up using a capital "A" when typing "MArvel" or a similar word. Somehow my finger never lets the shift key go before I press an "A" (it does not happen to me with other letters).

 

If you are too fast, you may not be giving your own finger a chance to reach the key before you type the rest.

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Absolutely awesome poem.

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Could be something of a mix of your typing speed and your keyboard.

 

I always end up using a capital "A" when typing "MArvel" or a similar word. Somehow my finger never lets the shift key go before I press an "A" (it does not happen to me with other letters).

 

If you are too fast, you may not be giving your own finger a chance to reach the key before you type the rest.

 

Quite possible. I think when I reach with index finger to [R], my little finger automatically slips into [Caps Lock] (which I have disabled). I must have pressed it instead of [A].

 

Absolutely awesome poem.

 

Thanks :)

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Pretty solid poem, a good story, and quite surprising.  It sounds like this Zoma was once a member of a party, but forlorn, left to his own devices, and perhaps mistreated he ventured on his own, found his own strength.  Much like a nerd and a jock.  The Hero is a Jock picking on the Nerd.  Zoma, the Nerd seeks vengeance and retribution.  He gains ascendancy on his own, feels his own power, and allows his dark thoughts to muster and guide him to his destiny of destroying the Hero.

 

*stabs at Zoma anyway*

 

Bah, I can't feel pity for an undead thing that looks like that.  No pitiable traits, no characteristics worthy of mercy or compassion.  He's still a monsters.  Who knows what type of meat he fed to the starving creature he called Baramos.  Was it man meat?  The bodies of the descendants of heroes past?

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Ha ha, thanks buddy!

 

He's still a monsters.  Who knows what type of meat he fed to the starving creature he called Baramos.  Was it man meat?  The bodies of the descendants of heroes past?

 

It's okay, I know I can't move all hearts at the same time, plus poem isn't a good form to describe a story like that.

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But consider this: Zoma retreated to dark Aliahan to avoid conflict with Hero. Hero and co. kill Baramos, which enrages Zoma (it was the only creature he felt close to). He starts researching necromancy to bring his beloved pet back (at which point he turns to monster). Yeah, I know it's not canon.

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What an interesting poem. You certainly have a way with words.

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Thanks Demo :)

Is there a chance for poetry contest in the future?

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Thanks Demo :)

Is there a chance for poetry contest in the future?

If enough people are interested, I could certainly do one. I've actually thought about doing that kind of contest for quite some time now (maybe not poetry exclusive, but DQ literature in general).

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