Friday, March 15, 2013
Back in Ballad of the Emerald Bard: Making the Band - 5, I knew that Deeya, for the second time, would be called out to perform on stage. It was a wonderful opportunity to pull out a song from her early days as a video game character. The problem is, the song I had in mind was quite interlaced in that old video game's lore.
So, I set about rewriting it. As I rewrote the poem, I created a new city, a desert city named Cahsh Dynar, where there are sultans and the slave trade, giving the city a very ancient Arabian city, with a seedy side. This, in turn, brought out the character named The Masked Canary, and inspired parts four through six of Making the Band. It also allowed me to bring in a different version of Deeya's backstory and add a bit of mystery to her history. I truly love it when inspiration goes in a circle like that.
Either way, please enjoy this poem, out of the story's performance setting where you can judge it on its poetic merits.