Garuntha

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In one of Tracy Hickman's talks on "How to be a great ROLEplayer", he described the character who inspired this song. I do not know the name of Garuntha's original creator, and I deliberately fudged a couple details, and added a bunch more. Hopefully the result is worth it.

Some day my name Garuntha will make enemies quail
For when I enter battle that's the war-cry I wail
Though it's true that at the moment I am greeted with jeers
I'm sure that I'll be famous in just a few years

I'm a wannabe hero with a swashbuckling style
And I make a grand impression with my hollywood smile
The impression's even bigger when I slam through the door
Trip over my feet and go sprawling on the floor.

My Strength is tremendous, I've Charisma galore
But my Wisdom's only 7, and my DEX is just 4.
When dashing down the stairs and leaping into the fray--
My war-cry sounds before me, and you'll hear me say

Gaaaahh ruuunnn thaa [brindle drindle brindle brindle, thud.]

I'm a muscle-bound fighter with no smoothness or grace
I will either bowl you over, or fall flat on my face
But my soul is always crying for that drama and flash
I'ld die with style sooner than stand up straight and smash

My Strength is tremendous, I've Charisma galore
But my Wisdom's only 7, and my DEX is just 4.
I like to jump on tables, swing on the chandelier--
But every time I try my moves, here's what you hear

Gaaahh ruuunn thaa ah ah [Tarzan yell] wham!

I'm the braves of comrades, I'm as dumb as a post
I will never run away from any monster or ghost
If you're caught out by an army, I would do what I could
Too bad that my rescues don't work quite like they should

My Strength is tremendous, I've Charisma galore
But my Wisdom's only 7, and my DEX is just 4.
So when I climb the wall of that grim fortress or keep--
This refrain in the night just might rouse you sleep

Gaahh ruuuun thaaa [falling] splash!

My Strength is tremendous, I've Charisma galore
But my Wisdom's only 7, and my DEX is just 4.
I may not be the most effective comrade you've got--
But boring and dull I'm most definitely NOT

GARUNTHA!

Copyright © 1997 Michelle Bottorff



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