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Casual Raiders, Never Apart

A new day, a beautiful world,
Another night, a new word,

From the ashes, a fire burnt,
A leader came, bold and blunt,

Estelali, a leader of people, so caring,
Estelali, courageous and daring,

A kinship rekindled and reformed, in friendship and glory,
Casual Raiders is the name, let me tell you about their story,

Four years ago, with a vision in sight,
After four years, still shinning with a light,

Who could have imagined, who could have thought,
The casualness and raiding and fun they brought,

Brandywine, a server abandoned, left by cowards, in fear of others,
But Casual Raiders stayed, embracing their new sisters and brothers,

Always staying true, to our core, our message was true,
It was a long, harsh, difficult road, yet we always grew,

Still taking the new players in, telling them they belong,
Not worrying about the wipes and failures, we kept carrying on,

The new ranks of amazing officers, in Ham, Mittens, Shoban and Fara,
The core group, in Io, CJ, Wook, Tanky, Anna, Prav, Snips, Tor and Vara,

Countlessly people in kin, with kind hearts,
Along with kin friends, the morgis’s and darts,

Together we make Brandywine, a place to be,
Our home in LOTRO, a sight to see,

Casual Raiders, always and forever, in our heart,
Casual Raiders, far away but never apart.

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Casually Raiding

Another year of casually raiding,
Here to stay, never fading,

Leaving our mark on Brandywine,
Drinking our pints of ale and wine,

Beautiful people and their heart of gold,
Taking on challenges, being ever so bold,

A true family of people, a bond of Kinship,
Far apart but ever so close in friendship,

Growing in numbers everyday,
Casual Raiders are here to stay,

Four years since it’s inception,
It’s not a farse, not a deception,

We take all players, old and new,
Geared or not, as long they’re true,

Casual Raiders in their fifth year,
Having fun with friends, never fear,

No one will judge you ever, we have the best of the best,
So be proud and wear that as a badge of honor, a crest,

Another year of casually raiding,
Here to stay and never fading.

Casual All The Way

Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, casual all the way,
Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, we’re here to stay,
Oh what fun it is to raid night and day,
Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, casual all the way,

Sit down and grab some ale,
I am about to tell you a tale,

There was a time, about three years ago,
I got this idea about a kinship, you know,

A place for casuals and hardcores to unite,
To grow, have fun, teach, learn and fight,

A place where all play styles are respected,
Where your good nature is the only thing expected,

Over the years, kinships have come and gone,
But we’re still here on Brandy and carry on,

Over the years, many tried to destroy what we built,
But together we faced them, absent guilt,

Such a great group of officers and kinmates, a blessing,
Maybe the largest kin on the serve? Hah I’m just guessing,

Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, casual all the way,
Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, we’re here to stay,
Oh what fun it is to raid night and day,
Casual Raiders, Casual Raiders, casual all the way.

Hail Raiders

Come with me,

Hail Raiders, run quick, see,

What do we have here now? Do you wanna raid or not?

La la-da-la la la la

Casual Raiders is the name of kin,

I can see your smile, I can see your grin,

This journey has been so long,

Sometimes right, sometimes wrong,

Through ups and downs, we’re still here,

Together and united, without any fear,

The band of brothers and sisters, our KliQ,

Hope this fluff isn’t making you sick,

But to our enemies we’re ruthless,

The liars, cheats and the truthless,

But it isn’t about them, it’s about us,

Don’t disect the rhymes, dont make a fuss,

I am talking about the forces of Angmar,

Casual Raiders is where the freeps are,

Our PvP and PvE is legendary,

Slaying orcs in their sanctuary,

Our morals are second to none,

Under our banner, we are one. 

Casual In A Raider

Welcome to another heart to heart,
Always together and never apart,
Another adventure is about to start,
In the company of Casual Raiders,
Fraiders, Craiders..

Casual Raiders is the name of the kin,
With Casual Raiders you’ll always win,
Not joining us is just a sin,
You might as well be with mordor,
No door, Hodor..

For Casual Raiders is a safe place,
Brothers in arms from every race,
Slaying monsters that we face,
And they sing the songs of our glory,
Ori, Nori..

Casual Raiders will welcome you all,
Picking you up when you fall,
Shoulder to shoulder and standing tall,
So come have some ale on our Kin Island,
Highland, Pieland..

Now Casual Raiders is three years old,
Filled with the courageous and the bold,
Beautiful people with hearts of gold,
Who like to raid on the Sunday,
Grundy, Monday..

Casual Raiders, A True Kinship

Casual Raiders, a true kinship for all,
On Brandywine, still standing tall,

Casual Raiders, the ever daring,
Taking challenges, headlight staring,

Casual Raiders, a mix of casuals and hardcore,
Stronger and larger than ever before,

Casual Raiders, with our beer and wine,
Daring, defying, conquerer of the Nine,

Casual Raiders, a family kinship,
Built on respect and trust and friendship,

Casual Raiders, helpful and willing,
Raiding in game or in TS chilling,

Casual Raiders, a way of life, a shinning ray,
Striving to keep the darkness at bay,

Casual Raiders, the familiar song,
Our home, this is where we belong,

Casual Raiders, a true kinship for all,
Risen to occasion and to never fall.

Casual Raiders, A Tale To Tell

Casual Raiders,  a tale to tell,
Sound the alarm, ring the bell,

We started with an idea,  a vision, 
A true kinship of people, without division,

Loyalty is something that cannot be taught,
Good people above good players we sought,

Many answered my plea, my call,
To pick eachother up when we fall,

We filled our ranks, we steadily grew,
Conquering many challenges with our crew,

A kinship was born, we are here to stay,
Leaving behind people, mean and fey,

Casual Raiders,  taking everyone along,
This is our kinship,  it’s where we belong.

A Tale of Casual Raiders

Hello, let me tell you a story tonight,
About our kinship, of it’s glory and might,

Casual Raiders is the name of our kin,
Casuals and hardcores, together for the win,

It started with pugs, with a vision in sight,
A community of players, close-knit and tight,

Then craters and trophy collectors joined our ranks,
We accepted amazing healers, dps’ers and tanks,

Slowly and steadily it grew,
Having fun like I never knew,

Raiding daily, facing challenges head on,
Estelali and by his side mower of lawn,

The love for Tolkien forever in heart,
Always together and never apart,

If you’re wondering what this kin is about,
We laugh,  we smile,  we raid,  we shout,

To be with us, you gotta have a thick skin,
We are a casual kin,  we’re not mean within,

As long as you’re respectful, you’re free,
You are welcome to join raids or chill in Bree, 

Our kin is friendly and a safe place,
After raids we like to do a DoS race,

We got creepy Wednesdays and throwback Thursdays,
Orthanc Fridays and Ereborian Saturdays and Sundays,

On top of it, we love our surprise raids and runs,
Rift and DN, OD and BG, and other classical ones,

We love taking the first timers along,
Their happiness is music to our song,

All these rhymes and verses I wrote,
I still think about my abandoned boat,

Roaming Middle-earth from Gondor to Bree,
On Brandywine, Casual Raiders is the place to be,

The haters are gonna always hate,
But hate doesn’t make anyone great,

It’s about inclusion and not exclusion,
Join us and draw your own conclusion.

Black Sheep

In a bar of sheep black,
The discussion among our wolf pack,

Different opinions,  strong views,
The passion in words,  the valid argument they use,

A country divided, who is right,
Poor are suffering,  rich have the might,

Every region has a story, crisis around,
Every country suffering, ego on the ground,

Shall we sit and discuss or start a revolution,
Is it time to take actions,  it is time to find the solution,

The  discussion is never ending,
The people involved just keep pretending,

To know it all,  but fact of life,
Is complex and complicated,  the strife,

The effort never ends,  people in power lie,
But in the end we all die,

We want to help the people in need,
Provide shelter for them and feed them,  and do a good deed,

Egoism brings us nowhere,  in giving is the true joy,
Life is a precious gift,  it is not a toy,

Individuals cannot save the world, we must gather the troops,
In company of like minded people,  helping others in groups,

Rise rise rise and take what is yours,
Take the control,  take the reigns,  the power is yours.

For Me?

Wish I didnt have to do it,
There is no chance to avoid it,
They said I was mad to do it,
But this is what fate had for me,  

This cursed life on the run,
Sweating under the sun,
Mourning while holding a gun,
There is no escape for me,  

I run and death follows,
Betrayed by all my fellows
No goodbyes and no hello’s,
There is no friend in need for me,  

I remember when life was pleasing,
Enjoyed being fun and appeasing,
Flirting with them and teasing,
Now there is no savior for me,  

These hardships, twists and turns,
To kindle that fire which burns,
A fire of passion, a job that earns,
In crisis, is there any hope for me?  

I am broken, confused and lost,
Army of devils, no heavenly host,
Willing to endure and suffer the most,
Is there any atonement for me?