Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Songs of Albinor Number 17
"Darkened Dungeon"

By Marcus Pan

Once you enter
The dungeons of the world
No laws guide you.
No-man's land.
You lie at the mercy
Of the beasts within.
They will destroy you
Unless you are strong.
Treacherous,
Fell,
Deadly darkness
Surrounds you.
Torchlight-
Dismal at best-
Is all you cast.
Once you enter
Who says when-
Or if-
You will exit,
For the cavernous dangers
Will blind you-
Cast into shadow-
Your eyes deceive you.
Haunted Keep,
Marlinev's Estate,
Shakrun Labyrinth,
Dakon Tower-
Only a few homes of death.
Even the Underdark,
Where no surface-dweller goes.
Once you enter
The dungeons of the world
No laws guide you.
No-man's land.
No laws-
No rules-
No light-
Only that which binds you.
Impenetrable,
Fell,
Deadly darkness.