The Ballad of Hank Hardback.
As part of our "Suspicious Wizard" pledge level, we are offering ballads based on characters YOU create! Below is the ballad NPC Aaron wrote for Derek, about a Nodosaur Propoganda-Poster Boy within our "In Cold Blood" universe!
The Ballad of Norman "Hank" Hardback
Way back in the late 19th century
In a small mountain town struck destiny
and a hero by the name of Norman Hardback was born.
When he grew up he didn't like the name so much
So he went by Hank and left his hutch
to set out for the coast where the moving pictures were made
But before he appeared on the silver screen
The Kaiser said he'd smash the Earth to smithereens
So Norman got drafted and trained to battle instead
He got through boot camp on his charm and wits
his commanding officer saw where he really fit
so they put him on the posters back home to inspire folks
Hank Hardback tells young men to enlist
His image tells us that we can all persist
If back home we purchase liberty bonds
And save food for the the troops that travel beyond
We'll stamp out the Kaiser, and foil his nefarious plans
Hank was placed in a special company
it was a motley crew, or so it would seem
but in time he grew to trust them and call them friends
There was Sunshine, the shutterbug
and Utah, with the mean uppercut
And though they were opposites their missions never failed
There was Beaks who was a bit of a flying ace
Though he's too modest to say that that's the case
And we can't forget the Compies, well, there's nine of them.
But it was Hardback Hank who led those men
And while I really don't want to spoil the end
You don't hear much about that ugly Kaiser today
Hank Hardback told the young men to enlist
His image told us that we coul all persist
If back home we purchased liberty bonds
And saved food for the the troops that traveled beyond
We stamped out the Kaiser, and foiled his nefarious plans.
--So there you go. Thanks again Derek!