"A song of Elturel" was a song about the city of Elturel in the latter part of the 15th century DR.[1][note 1]

History[edit | edit source]

It was sung in Elvish by the ghostly elf spirit of the Elfsong Tavern in Baldur's Gate in the Year of Twelve Warnings, 1494 DR after the descent of Elturel into Avernus. Notably, this was the only time it was heard to change its tune.[1]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

O sing a song of Elturel
Of water, woods, and hill
The sun dawns on her ruddy cliffs
And fields green and still.
This land of long-abiding joy
Home of the strong and brave
Renowned by all, across the realms,
And never once a slave.

O sing a song of Elturel
When foes are at her door
Her fields torn by cloven feet
From some infernal shore.
Arise the mighty Hellriders
Take up your swift, keen swords
Then charge into the hellish fray
And scatter devil hordes.

O sing a song of Elturel
And when the night does fall
Sleep safe beneath Companion's light
Until the dawn does call.
We're bound by mortal covenant
That only ends with death
And so we'll sing of Elturel
Until our final breath.
— Translated from Elvish[1]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The title of the song is unknown, so "A song of Elturel" is taken from the first line. It is unclear if this is meant to be an existing song or if it was invented by the spirit of the Elfsong Tavern in 1494 DR.

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