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The VigilWinter is waning - the water is rising.The Vigil by PacificSelkie
Low sit the longships, laden for war.
Far from these fjords there are fortunes unconquered-
The sea-steeds need strong men to stand at the oar.
They hail to a hornblast hewing the dawn's breath
First of the firstborn, but fresh in their years
Bold sons of battle; their brows set in steel,
Gleaming with greed for the glutting of spears.
Raucous and ready, they rush to the shoreline,
Mirth is among them, and no mortal dread
Will set on their spirit, whose summer is shadowless,
Boys yet unblooded, so brazen at death.
Then helm-clanging hushes; they hold back together
Wave of war-cries falls to whispering foam.
Here is hallowed ground--they hear it spoken
From wells untapped, where wonder dwells unknown.
For, seaward and silent, a storm-weathered sentinel
Bent at the back, with a blade on his knees
Is watching the waves; the wind touches his shoulder,
And he listens, alone, to her lingering pleas.
He is older than Odin, say owl-eyed speywives
Installing the images from my mind into yours
Who am I?
I'm Ian. I am an artist/game developer specializing in mobile casual games. Right now, I work for a company called MobileDeluxe. Current titles I've worked on include: Solitaire Deluxe Social, Jewel Factory, Big Win Slots, Big Win Blackjack, The Game is Afoot, and BlissHD.
And, I'm Lachlan. In the SCA, I am an heraldic artist, painter, calligrapher and illustrator. I do accept commissions for heraldic art.