The Doctrines are the collected works of anonymous travelers through the history of Domhan Mor. They cite the many dangers and difficulties one might encounter while traveling both the trodden and off-beaten paths of the world. Sometimes humorous, and sometimes deadly serious, for any true traveler and collector of the fantastic, The Highwaymen Doctrines are a must-have for those seeking, as well as seeking to avoid adventure.
The Highwaymen Doctrines
The Witches Herd
“Ne’er pass near the witches’ herd,
Pay no heed to the calls, nor the bleats, nigh absurd,
Stay your course, round the bend, past the oak tall and lean,
Take no notice how human the herds’ calls often seem.
For the witch, being clever, it is you she will snare,
With her weight ‘pon your shoulders, holding fast with her stare,
You’ll stay stuck where you stand, straining hard to break free,
She’ll release you should you answer questions posed to thee.
Get them wrong, pay the price, try your luck, roll the dice,
Answer right, perhaps share with folk a piece of advice…
Ne’er pass near the witches’ herd,
Pay no heed to the calls, nor the bleats, nigh absurd
Dawdle not, chance no glance, keep your feet ‘neath you too,
Lest those chilling, shrilling bleats and cries soon belong to you.”
"Old Ginny Greenteeth sits in her swamp surrounded by muck and by mire.
She longs for the day a man travels her way and resigns to a fate most dire.
She recalls with a grin a fond mem'ry of him, the last man who fell under her thumb.
How she laughed as he screamed while she dragged him below,
His heart beating its final pum-pum"