Filkin’ Around (LrdSlvrhnd Edition): The Final Showdown

Hey all!  LrdSlvrhnd here (or just “Slvr” as Even likes to call me).  I figure if Tuna can hijack the blog, so can I…

So the other night, Citi and I were running Sharn Syndicate on our recently-TR’d rangers (well, his was recently TR’d, this weekend for the heroic XP boost; I’d TR’d Dona months ago but hadn’t gotten around to doing much with her until this past month or so).  My Dona is strictly ranged (following Strimton’s Acid Arrow build (even if you never plan on playing a ranged ranger, you should follow the link and read the guide… it’s freakin’ hilarious… but I digress)); Citi’s Aariah is a Tempest Trapmonkey, which came in really handy rescuing the Binders and repossessing the Stormreaver Fresco.  We’d had a bit of a problem with Grammah Binder; first time we went in, we found her and led her to the exit, but those objectives never cleared.  So we just recalled, reset, and re-entered, and no problems this time; we even had at least one Binder smart enough to run halfway to the exit on his own rather than trying to fight stuff!

On the way into “Come Out and Slay” I said to Citi, “Time for the final showdown… as sung by Europe!”  Totally didn’t mean to invoke Europe when I’d started, I’d only noted the resemblance after the fact.  But it got me thinking.  And then today as I was biking, “The Final Countdown” came on my MP3 player, which really got me thinking.  And thus:

We enter Tenements,
We hope it goes well.
There may be some payback
From Sharn, who can tell?
We saved the Statlers from a siege
And rescued the Binders (the Binders)
Will another gang come to Stormreach?

It’s the final showdown
The final showdown

Oh

There’s an army below us (below us)
So we stone minotaurs
‘Cause framing medusas
Might make those bulls roar, yeah
With so many fights left to go
And monsters to slay (monsters to slay)
I hope we don’t get turned to stone

It’s the final showdown
The final showdown
The final showdown
The final showdown
Oh

The final showdown, oh
It’s the final showdown
The final showdown
The final showdown
The final showdown
Oh
It’s the final showdown
The Sharn Syndicate
The final showdown
Army from Droaam
The final showdown
The final showdown
Oh
The final showdown, oh

Sorry there’s no video, but I’m just not as talented as Even in that department… g 

And speaking of Even… time for this unscheduled interruption to end!  Later all!

Yarkety Yark!

Even is being mean and refusing to post this for me.  Instead, she invited me to an author on her blog (likely hoping that I’ll start blogging myself, HAH) and forcing me to do it.  Since I have no idea how long the Kobold forums are going to be live, here is the filk I was inspired to write on the *Yark* thread.

The tune is, of course, Yakety Yak, by the Coasters.

Icons of Khyber and prayer beads
So much better than heroic deeds
If you don’t hop up that sewer wall
Adventurers are gonna make you fall
Yarkety Yark (don’t jump back)

Just remember the Waterworks
Those adventurers are such jerks
Just get all shinies out of sight
Or humans will take them in a fight
Yarkety Yark (don’t jump back)

Just put on your skull mask, ick
And then you look like Kasquick
Being descended from dragons
Kobold always prone to braggin’
Yarkety Yark (don’t jump back)

We gonna mine the shinies
Smokin’ crystal, don’t blow please
Transport back to the Foreman
This job is such a bore, man
Yarkety Yark (don’t jump back)

(There, Even… Happy now I blog kobold filks, to paraphrase a kobold?)