The Song of Ceber

Argument: Ceber, a hawkwasp in the Kuroni's company slays many of the opposing ants. Ceber is the adopted daughter of Tanis, a wasp renowned for being half dragon, a result of her mother's rape by the Dragon god Terite.

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Tanis Dragon Half

Ceber       daughter of the Kuroni
Slew Apse       of the bent sting.
Ceber flashing-eye.       Forked-Antennae Ceber.
Ceber carapace-breaker       came into that stew.

The invincible       Andalay
And Lady Calife       fell by Ceber’s jaws.
That poison       ended Fayla
And proud       Pernis.
Not an ant in Shnon’s company
Could brave       Ceber’s bravado.

Ceber herself learned combat
From gray Tanis       elf-murderer.
Tanis descended       from Terite.
The dragon-god saw pretty Melè
Golden Melè       most beautiful daughter
Of the People.
He took her       Poor little Melè
And she conceived a fighting daughter.
Tanis, dragon-half!       Warrior princess!

Tanis begat no child, no wasplet.
Lonely were her shortening days.
So,
She took orphaned       honest Ceber
Trained her heart       in hard war.
Tanis was the greatest
Now Ceber proves her method
Wrecking the weak       despoiling the strong.
Ceber seemed ought unto the god himself.
Brave war-girl,       Terite’s own adopted daughter.

Two hundred score came to Valayis that day.
Ceber surely claimed half!


The Song of Ceber

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