Skyrim:King Olaf's Verse

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King Olaf's Verse
A lost part of the Poetic Edda, sung during the burning of Olaf's effigy in Solitude

Note: The blocks of numbers that appear in this text are actually unreadable smudges when seen in the game.

A special font is used to create these smudges, which appears as numbers in the Creation Kit (i.e., "12 2345 123 12345123", etc.)

O, Olaf, our subjugator, the one-eyed betrayer;
death-dealing demon and dragon-killing King.
Your legend is lies, lurid and false;
your cunning capture of Numinex, a con for the ages.

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Olaf grabbed power, by promise and threat;
From Falkreath to Winterhold, they fell to their knees;
But Solitude stood strong, Skyrim's truest protectors.
Olaf's vengeance was instant, inspired and wicked.

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So ends the story of Olaf the liar, a thief and a scoundrel we of Solitude commit to the fire. In Solitude bards train for their service, they also gather each year and burn a King who deserves it.