Adventures With Morganna
Bored out of my mind.
The stormy weather has yet to clear and I’ve spent the past several days in Hoelbrak with my mother. She keeps calling me a lousy hunter, sitting in a hall all day (not that she has room to talk), but the welt on my face has cleared up so she can tease me about that no longer. My mother has grown fond of Ida, and I admit that the tabby has grown on me considerably, as well. I enjoy playing games with her at night, she’ll catch a rat and bring it to me, and then I’ll throw the rat across the hall for her to retrieve once more. This is a fun game to play until about the fourth throw when the rat finally dies and Ida looses interest. I’ve spent much of my time occupying The Growling Unicorn, sharing and listening to the stories of other hunters. There is a young minstrel girl, Leianna, a human but pretty enough, who sings some of the old songs with the ferocity of a hurricane. For her small frame she carries a booming voice that fills the hall and all stop their shouting and scuffling when she begins to sing. To my surprise, or perhaps not as I’m sure someone requested it as a joke, one night she sang The Ballad of Morganna the Spirit Caller. I’ve heard the song plenty of times as a child but it had been some years since I’d last heard the words and was shocked that this human bard would even know the uncommon song. 

Morganna the Spirit Caller
Listen now to the story of Morganna,
A Woman from the East,
Who tamed the Spirits of Giants,
And slayed the jotun beast.

She came on a winter breeze,
Arriving with the snow,
Seeking guidance from the Wild,
Her wisdom she sought to grow.

But laughed and mocked she was,
For her body was ghastly frail,
None of the norn would meet her,
Instead they drank their ale.

So she set out alone into the white,
Where she called out to the Wild,
To the Spirits of Raven, Eagle, and Owl,
She presented herself a humble child.

While Morganna’s will was strong,
Forgotten by the norn was she,
Written off as another foolish human,
Having no honor for them to see.

Also forgotten was the jotun threat,
Ignored like the woman in the wild,
Yet the vile jotun had been plotting,
Against the norn for whom their hatred piled.

The jotun called upon their dead,
And their giant gods of old,
Then summoned a storm for cover,
And fell cowardly upon the Hold.  

Under siege the norn fell quickly,
Fighting the jotun till they bled,
But their hammers were no match,
For the ghosts of giants and the dead.

When all seemed lost she did appear,
Riding aback a giant owl,  
Swooping down upon the invaders,
Morganna returned with a mighty howl. 

She called back the fallen norn,
Returning from their rest,
To defend their fellow kinsmen,
And remove the jotun pest.

Morganna banished the enemy spirits,
And pushed back the giant gods,
Returning them once more to the mists,
Succeeding against all odds.

Morganna received great praise,
As savior of the hold,
For her heart was a norns,
Great, fearless, and bold.

They dubbed her Spirit Caller,
The righter of jotun wrong,
They immortalized Morganna,
by preserving her legacy in song. 

It was very odd to hear the song of my namesake so randomly, but I admit that it was somewhat enjoyable to hear the lyrics coming from such a gifted human. I applauded her singing and left her a rather large tip for her performance. Then I left quickly afterward as I could feel too many norn eyes upon me as some of the male norn snickered. I would normally have broken in their teeth, but I didn't want to spoil the mood left by Leianna's song.

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    A young norn, Morganna braves the lands of Tyria in search of adventure and triumphs to ensure her immortality in the songs of the norn. She often travels with not but her animal companions, but she has made several useful allies during her journeys and enjoys having company during her otherwise lonely quest. 

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    This blog is set in the timeline of Guild Wars 2, since this game has yet to be released the updates will be irregular and of fictional adventures designed by me. I'm going to shoot for at least biweekly updates, but expect a much more active blog once the game releases later this year.


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