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Arariax, born around -280 EC, was one of Ghyll's most influential poets. Poeting in close to every style, on the subject of close to anything, his notebooks reveal an evident truth close to everyone who reads it. Rumor has it he was so good at poetry, that even the way he talked, and even his shopping list are all works of art prized by literary scholars.

One box of Soap, to cleanse myself.
Some tomes of Old, to rear myself.
3 sacks of Beans, to fill myself.
And some Rear Paper, to cleanse myself again.

Another one of his poems, "The Deathbug", retells a story about his encounter with a deathbug in a style that has been copied ruthlessly since it was first penned.

I went to a picnic with sister
Then that bug did come here to pester.
The bug then did sting,
'Twas the darndest thing,
I don't think she can get more deader.

Some of Arariax's other poems include the Ode to Drunkenness, and his epic poem about the Budgerigar Master. During this time, Arariax became something of a celebrity. Many myths about him were started, including the popular myth that he was present at the start of the Battle of Barnum Stones (He was born around 50 years after it happened). He was instituted as the Author Laureate of the Calends Gala for 9 straight years.

While in exile, the style of the poetry there seemed to greatly influence his last publication, "Why the Free Bird loves Tallow". His peculiar habit of releasing 64 poems at a time, combined with the fact that the regional style was unusually terse, made this less of a book and more like a large pamphlet. He speaks of his birthplace, the Evesque Valley, and its archeological role.

Home of adventure.
Brave souls venture into lands
of great loneliness

Arariax is said to have met his end in the Conflict That Is Not Happening.

Citations: Deathbug, Evesque Valley.

--Melik Fizzuo 23:22, 1 Sep 2004 (EDT)

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