Lore:The Sixteen Kingdoms

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The Sixteen Kingdoms
A traditional chant about the sixteen kingdoms of ancient Elsweyr

[A traditional Khajiiti children's chant as collected by Senior Scholastic Hilo Sylla]

The Queen and Her Court come down the road
The Monarch of Ne-Quin-al
The nomad clans who follow the herds
The people of Ne-Quin-Al

The King and His Court come down the road
The haughty King of Rimmen
The motley traders of the Rim
The fractious folk of Rimmen

The Queen and Her Court come down the road
The Queen of Riverhold
The doughty farmers of the north
Planters of Riverhold

The King and His Court come down the road
The Moon Bishop of Dune
The priests and scholars of the past
The dusty sages of Dune

The Queen and Her Court come down the road
The Sovereign of Orcrest
The desert cats of the baking sand
The windblown rogues of Orcrest

The King and His Court come down the road
The Warrior King of Verkarth
Fierce wielders of the sword and bow
The swift-marching soldiers of Verkarth

The Queen and Her Court come down the road
The Rum-Potentate of Meirvale
The brewers and distillers bold
The joyous fermenters of Meirvale

The King and His Court come down the road
The Livestock Lord of Helkarn
Wary and sharp-eyed shepherd folk
The herding cats of Helkarn

The Queen and Her Court come down the road
Bard-Queen of Alabaster
The learned poets of the coast
Dramatists of Alabaster

The King and His Court come down the road
The Merchant Prince of Bruk'ra
The river-traders sharp and savvy
The traffickers of Bruk'ra

The Queen and Her Court come down the road
The Carpenter Queen of Corinthe
The lumber cats of the upland woods
The carvers and joiners of Corinthe

The King and His Court come down the road
The Pious Prince of Pa'alatiin
The arcane adepts of oracular oaths
The prayerful priests of Pa'alatiin

The Queen and Her Court come down the road
The Jungle Queen of Tenmar
The forest folk of leaf and branch
Tree-dwelling furstocks of Tenmar

The King and His Court come down the road
The Sacred Mane of Torval
Servants of hirsute majesty
The loyal guards of Torval

The Queen and Her Court come down the road
The Countess of Khenarthia
Sugar planters and fishing cats
The wind-kissed folk of Khenarthia

The King and His Court come down the road
The Harbor-Duke of Senchal
Sailors and stevedores of the ports
The nautical knaves of Senchal