To the tune of Hana Ava Baba Not. Lyrics JR/music trad.

RECORDING of this song : Media:rubies-on-the-snow.mp3

This is thought to be a very old song, which has resurfaced recently. Some bards of Varushka and Navarr have said it appeared in their dreams, but nobody can recall when or where they learnt it...

Thick fell the snows on Navaar Far we had come, following the battle drum And their blood fell like rubies on the snow

Swift were the blades of the Vard Hard iron wrought; and like heroes bold we fought And the blood fell like rubies on the snow

Chorus: Snow falls thick in the hollow Covering the earth, and war's bloody stain Schlachta came here to conquer Now here we ever must remain

Our foes heard an Ushkan Mage call All was not lost if they'd pay his bloody cost Where the blood fell like rubies on the snow.

Deals struck in darkness and cold Gold he was paid, darkest promises were made And our blood fell like rubies on the snow

Chorus

Though we fought hard and fought long Strong was the spell and our foes they used it well And our blood fell like rubies in the snow

Their victory did not last Fast they were slain, only to rise up again Where our blood fell like rubies on the snow

Chorus

Bury my bones where I fell Tell to my vale all the sorrows of my tale How our blood fell like rubies on the snow

There lies a heart hard as a stone Bone guards it still in the Mourning Hollow's chill Where the blood fell like rubies on the snow