And word went out across the land
and Troll and man did harken
A beserker had revealed himself
and the very sun did darken
All stood breathless and in mourning
waiting for a sign
until a voice cried out 'No more!'
'Revenge for thee and thine!'
In the depths of Wicklow Mountain
man and Troll agreed
to forge a truce and to bring
the Beserker to his knees.
All knew the crest upon the cross
left dangling at the scene
and guards were sent to the house
that bore that very seal
Confused he was, in manacles
the Beserker was brought forth
and presented with the evidence
in the hall of Tunga-Horth
'Twas not I!' he shrieked
"I've upheld me oath!'
'Framed I've been and framed I'll be
by the scoundrel Po!'
A Faerie of the Inquisition
was summoned to the hall
and brought with her the Book of Judgement
to be signed by one and all
She asked them all for a witness
and one pushed through the crowd
Zubaz the Mad had come forth
and to the Faerie bowed.
All rolled their eyes, Troll and Man,
for insane poor Zubaz be,
struck on the head as a child
he now chanted "It be I, be me!'
The Inquisitor did her best
to confirm what Zubaz saw
but he just pointed at poor Skinhit
and said 'I see, I see, I saw!'
Skinhit in defiance shrieked
'He can't even spell his name!'
Yet the Inquisitor had heard enough
and swift her judgement came.
"Your crest upon the cross,
your own brethren calls you out,
banished for a year to Nod
because you broke your vows!'
She raised a hand and all stood still
as Skinhit howled in fear,
as Zubaz shrieked "I saw, I see, be I, be me!"
and Skinhit disappeared.
With Skinhit banished off to Nod
for one year and a day
all began to leave the hall
for it was Thumping Day
As the last man made to leave
something caught his eye
His hand upon the book he layed
and read and realized.
He recalled Sir Skinhit's final words
"He can't even spell his name!"
Zubaz was the true Beserker
and they had erred in their blame
For the briefest of a moments moment
he thought to call them back
But instead he smiled and whispered softly
'I still hate you, Jack'
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