This poem is written of Mt. Tzita by the human explorer Braden Koru who allegedly solved the mountain’s riddle and was transported from one side of the mountain to the other in 1997 AC. Legend has it that the mountain is impossible to travel over, or under. Although there is a vast system of underground caves and caverns no one has discovered a way through them. Many have tried to pass over the mountain, few have succeeded. A few have turned back in time to save their lives. Those who made it through the mountain tell of a voice coming from the mountain and presenting the riddle of this poem. Only by solving this riddle were they able to pass through. They say, however, they can not tell anyone else the riddle’s answer for that is the mountain’s rule. Most respect this as little more than a story to hide a safe passage over the mountain and say there is no “Song of the Mountain.” However, those who have failed to find safe passage and safely returned, although in ill health, recall a different voice from the mountain… the mountain’s battle cry.
“The Mountains Battle Cry.”
Through misty pathways comes a trace,
Of subtle dangers old.
Of mystic voices from the face,
In mountains frozen cold.
As howling wind storms twist and turn,
Through icy barren lands.
Its music through the sky will burn,
Its imagery so grand!
—Jason P. Hein, Poems of Varsian Lore: Chronicles of the Varsian Kingdom