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Lawful Evil

by The Dread Crew of Oddwood

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1.
So you want to join the ranks of the Dread Crew? To toss your lot in life in with the sordid likes of us. Here there's gold, blood and glory­ not just holes but epic stories A chance to leave this world with more than dust Well I will tell you you will haul, you will fight and you may die But liquid gold and golden coin won't be in short supply. Yet once you climb aboard your soul is never coming back So you best now leave your conscience here to die The men who stand before you are your officers and keys. They've held their own against the many demons of the seas. It's to them that you will answer­ your lives are now their whim And if you meet with their displeasure you fucking better know to swim Riven­ the first mate is seen as my right hand Smithy guides this floating hulk across the sea and land Stark­ the Quartermaster is the man who gives you life­ he is your judge, he is your jury and you best not cause him strife. Deckard our Boatswain is the master of the sails T-bone master gunner just likes to blow up whales and Rouba fucking Jouba­ I don't know what he does here but he changed his name to Francis and he fucking disappeared. And me? I am your captain but refer to me as God. I am the master, the commander, and at sea my word is law. Now that you're aboard let’s cast off shore and follow through. You've got a heavy day ahead­ welcome to the crew!
2.
Side Quest 03:10
Far too long since our last raid No bounties found for 40 days A course was set for gilded ports To claim new riches by the sword We disembarked and made for town As we harked a faint yet festive sound Luring us to the gov’nor's home A palace laced with pearl and gold Storm right through the doors and take what we can get We’ll party with these drunken fools and steal all of their shit, yeah! Tear this place apart and leave not but a single shred Tonight we’ll be much richer men, tonight they’ll all be dead! We dive rolled past a sleeping guard And through a window left ajar Our hosts were drunk, a pointless fight So guns were stowed and we grabbed a pint All filled up on food and wine The thought of theft escaped our minds When a fat prick fell upon my knife They stopped, we froze, and began to fight! Storm right through the doors and take what we can get We’ll party with these drunken fools and steal all of their shit, yeah! Tear this place apart and leave not but a single shred Tonight we’ll be much richer men, tonight they’ll all be dead! Flint was struck and blades swung fast Booze was spilled as bullets flew past Heads were split and skulls cracked open Necks were snapped and backs were broken We stood tall with death at boot Then made for the halls and began our loot Tons of gold coin, jewels and rings Now let’s set sail and live as kings! Storm right through the doors and take what we can get We’ll party with these drunken fools and steal all of their shit, yeah! Tear this place apart and leave not but a single shred Tonight we’ll be much richer men, tonight they’ll all be dead!
3.
Riding on high above the mighty waves of steel You heed the call! Running all throughout your veins you can’t help but feel The tune takes us all! Smashing all the boundaries to the ground like a battering ram Playing it as hard and as loud as we possibly can Heavy Mahogany Dominates air, land and sea Heavy Mahogany In our wood we trust As we thrust our way to victory We were all bound by a pact when we crossed our swords Destined to be! Burning deep within our hearts we are Wooden Lords And we are free! Raise your fists up high to the sky all as one You are all the lifeblood of our crew and you're second to none Heavy Mahogany Dominates air, land and sea Heavy Mahogany In our wood we trust As we thrust our way to victory Losing all control it’s in your soul there’s nothing left to do It’s time to cross your swords and swear the oath time to join our crew Heavy Mahogany Dominates air, land and sea Heavy Mahogany In our wood we trust As we thrust our way to victory
4.
Sulfur 03:19
Move you fucking scoundrels the spyglass brings a prize A hulking trader mercantile of far from modest size Fill your pistols don your blades and haft and belt your axe
 And send the gunners down below to ready the attack
 Spark to life the iron beasts that dwell within her gut
 Feed them powder shot and chain then haul them in their ruts
 Down the sights the timbers lobbing, bobbing in the waves
 Bring the final lick of flame to send them to their graves
 
 Use our lead to do the killing sulfur screams the air a-filling Make them rue the moment where they tried to return fire Soot and powder stains our skin and burns away the guilt of sin Turn this floating heap into their pyre Fire! Fill their ballast full of holes and tear them limb from limb Shreds of sailors, soldiers, whalers in their blood they’ll swim Blast away their will to fight then throw the hooks a soaring And leave the ones still standing with their throats and bellies pouring Plunder all within her holds that we have yet to burn Leave the draining souls remaining for death is all they yearn Soon this burning butcher's boat will slip beneath the swell And none will see these souls again 'til we all burn in Hell 
 Use our lead to do the killing- sulfur screams the air a-filling Make them rue the moment where they tried to return fire Soot and powder stains our skin- and burns away the guilt of sin Turn this floating heap into their pyre Fire!
5.
Siren's Song 04:27
Lost their way and drifting at sea As time and life had ceased to be The lust for more, forevermore Held this crew’s hope of reaching shore Off the bow a thick fog crept While tightening, empty stomachs wept For nowhere else, was land in sight To sail on or sail blind Fighting just to stay awake As tired bones began to quake But surely as their lives were through Winsome voices called this crew Release your strength and come to me No need for hope, now you are free Let these words compel your heart All pain and sorrow will depart Their song had cast an enticing allure Rendering all their judgment obscure Into the mist the vessel turned For safety no one was concerned Splintered masts and shattered hulls Unseen by sunken eyes in skulls Mocked them from the hungry rocks for they would never reach the docks Striking hard against the reef The crew would soon find relief Oblivious to untold doom And what the voices would consume Release your strength and come to me No need for hope, now you are free Let these words compel your heart All pain and sorrow will depart When ageless beauty seeped aboard No one cared to raise their sword Glistening, naked bodies swarmed And soon the feast began Lungs were punctured, faces gored Flesh was eaten, blood was poured Hungry, feral voices roared This hopeless voyage now at an end Release your strength and come to me No need for hope, now you are free Let these words compel your heart All pain and sorrow will depart Dead men have no tales to tell With your death our stomachs swell There’s no warning to this fate Once you hear our song it’s too late
6.
Descend into the sea Let’s dive down underneath the roaring waters Into the heart of the ocean Soon you’ll know what it feels like to be prey So face your fears or sail a bit faster We’re commandeering your vessel Surrender is your only chance for escape Minutes go by and we’re moments behind you We’ll launch our attack and before you can fight we’ll Descend into the sea... Your hull is crushed by our raging torpedo You’re taking on water and trembling Scrambling, screaming, you’re already too late Periscope down! Flank speed towards target! Tubes one two flash online Briny ocean depths will be your fate Minutes go by and we’re moments behind you We’ll launch our attack and before you can fight we’ll Descend into the sea Down to the depths of the ocean Deep below where no chart goes Home to all manner of monsters unknown Descend into the sea We travel in perpetual motion Enemies in submission We’re in position for an underwater Expedition on Heavy Submarine Descend into the sea Down to the depths of the ocean Deep below where no chart goes Home to all manner of monsters unknown Descend into the sea We travel in perpetual motion Enemies in submission We’re in position for an underwater Expedition on Heavy Submarine Heavy Submarine
7.
Hup!
8.
If you’re ashore after sun down There’s only one place to go in town It is the call you can’t ignore Just stow your troubles at the door Life is the BOAT! on which we cruise It doesn’t matter if you win or lose Booze is the way battles are won So let’s grab a drink and have some fun Raise your pints Drunken nights Singing, dancing, and fist fights Raise your pints Drunken nights Raise your pints Drunken nights Singing, dancing, and fist fights Drinking till the break of dawn then drinking more until we’re done Dicing and cards, tables are packed The meat is fresh and the wenches are stacked Boasting about adventures past Embellished stories forever last Three days have gone, we are still here This tavern never runs out of beer And if you have the coin to spend This drunken party may never end Raise your pints Drunken nights Singing, dancing, and fist fights Raise your pints Drunken nights Raise your pints Drunken nights Singing, dancing, and fist fights Drinking every tavern dry then sailing on until we die Raise your pints!
9.
Sand Lobster 02:52
Crash landing, red lights flashing Turn this thing around Check turbine light is on We’re going down! Whilst flying from coast to coast Over deserts and arid skies We met a new breed of armored beast and we barely escaped with our lives It looked like a lobster But it lived in the sand With a stinger on its tail And giant claws for hands! It had eight juicy legs And a shitload of eyes It had only one goal To send us to our demise! It charged through the rocks leaving dust in its wake We stood there stranded with no chance for escape The airship is busted from our constant abuse the turbine is done for so let’s put it to use! Hit the starter, cut the fuel lines turn the ship around point the engines at that guy this lobster’s goin’ down Cover it with burning fuel, sear its armored shell burning turbine-fueled inferno Send this thing to hell The lobster was cooked Its shell had turned black well that’s what he gets for failing his attack We cracked open its shell and snapped off its legs the succulent sand lobster meat had us fed for days! Another high adventure comes to a fiery end our heroes all survive and Oddwood wins again!
10.
My eyes cracked open just a titch my jaw and back ached like a bitch My breath was foul and my head throbbed with pain. As my eyes filtered in the light I found the crew in a similar plight Now What the hell did we all drink last night? About that time we realized that the strange floor on which we lied Was rather sticky, warm and writhing up and down. Then from the cavern up ahead crawled twenty crabs with thirty heads And so we drew the few small arms that we had found. With broken bottles, knives and axe we smashed those forty claws and we surmised that we'd been swallowed through some cruel and massive jaws. What awful fiend had taken us? A shark or archituethis? And what the hell did we all do last night? And then a piercing beam of light shone through a distant hole so bright It was a blowhole! That's the thing that we must find! To gain our freedom once again we had to reach the whale's head But then the ground and walls they heaved and churned away. Way yo Whalin' rumbo We reach the whale's blowhole or we tear the beast asundo Way yo Whalin' rumbo With six Oddmen and five Oddbeards we'll fight into the sun'o Our captor vessel must have felt the damage to those crabs we dealt And thus it started twisting round and round Then a massive flood of ambergris it poured out from the dark abyss We thrust knives to the floor to hold our ground. And then the monstrous water beast had second thoughts about its feast And all the walls around our crew they pushed us through We slipped and slid as we were passed not through the head but through the ass And left to swim back to our ship amongst the poo. Way yo Whalin' rumbo Not in the belly of the whale we were all in its asshole Way yo Whalin' rumbo We thought that we would win the fight- instead we were all pass'do Way yo Whale Shit Gumbo Not in the belly of the Whale we were all in its asshole Way yo Whalin’ Rumbo We thought that we would win the day instead we were all pass'do
11.
Trollwhack 02:36
Darkness brought a melody Drawn in by the ecstasy Forging through a winter snow To the Maglestone I go Vesper hour is at hand Riding horseback ‘cross the land Frosty wind creeps in my skin Crawling with adrenaline Golden pillars now in sight Looming in the dead of night Holding up the Maglestone When suddenly I’m not alone Hordes of drinking, dancing trolls Fill the dark with festive souls Caught up in the revelry As it takes a hold of me Troll! Whack! Troll! Whack! TROLLWHACK! One approaches leisurely Bearing items cautiously Drinking horn a silver hue Filled with a fermented brew And an ivory pipe to sing Unaware what it would bring Leaning in so I can hear She rasps a warning in my ear Choosing not to pay her mind Leaving my old life behind I drain the horn of offering Drinking to the Mountain King Piping like a savage beast To forever join their feast Without ever looking back Eternal dance of the Trollwhack Troll! Whack! Troll! Whack! TROLLWHACK!
12.
The Gleeman 02:58
In an age yet come­ an age long past a crowd gathered 'round with eyes all cast To a man on a stage in a patchwork cloak with hands like lightning, fire, and smoke He made fly leather, flame and steel and plucked at a harp with a heavenly feel And sang with a voice so moving and strong that all passers by were entranced In his song Hold high your drinks to the king of the bards Roll all your dice and lay down your cards Drum with your fists on the tables and bars Sing out your heart as you gaze to the stars He knuckled his mustaches and produced a black wood flute And from the gilded silver sprouted reels jigs and tunes The tavern floor was shaking from the dancing and the booze And not a man or woman there could ever have refused Now the gleeman held the throng in the palm of his hand As he spun tales and songs of old heroes and lands But any can have secrets­ and not all is what it seems And the evening was cut short by a demon from a dream A pale grey thing with an eyeless gaze Drew from hanging robes a long black blade He slithered through the crowd yet before he reached the stage A pair of knives flew into empty sockets on his face Hold high your drinks to the king of the bards Roll all your dice and lay down your cards Drum with your fists on the tables and bars Sing out your heart as you gaze to the stars
13.
Storm Riders 02:59
Far, from port we sail catching the winds of a heavy gale through, the valleys of time on great storms we ride feast and fight forging tales of heroic might A journey with friends old and new, That we call our crew Sail across the golden sea and beyond the waves that crash against the hull Now ride the coming storm for the shore awaits the returning of our souls Now, we cease to roam Returning to land we call our home Life fades to a dream as we yearn for the sea fortune and fame Limitless bounties and lovers to claim In constant search for what is gone So our legend can live on Sail across the golden sea and beyond the waves that crash against the hull Now ride the coming storm for the shore awaits the returning of our souls
14.
Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest hey up bully boys way aye yo Drink and the devil had done for the rest Whiskey rum and brandy-o Bought the chest with blood and gore hey up bully boys way aye yo Still they sold their lives for more Whiskey rum and brandy-o Fourteen knives and greedy hands hey up bully boys way aye yo Cut down each other man for man Whiskey rum and brandy-o Last soul alive was the cabin snitch hey up bully boys way aye yo That little shit got bloody rich Whiskey rum and brandy-o

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