A Bardlord’s Story
My path to Bardlord began as a filthy casual Chivalry: Medieval Warfare player. I put hundreds of hours in and really enjoyed my time playing Chivalry, but I was by no means very good at it – except for maybe the archery part. As a big fan of this genre with very few games in it I naturally had Mordhau on my wishlist, and picked up a copy as soon as it came out. This is when I discovered a brand new stringed weapon that would make Mordhau the greatest game of all time and change my life forever – the lute.
I quickly learned about Monty’s Lutebot program and how I could use it to play MIDI files on the lute in game. I immediately downloaded the latest version 1.2 at the time and went nuts with it. I began taking song requests on the Steam forums, converting MIDIs, and challenging other bards to musical duels to see whose lute covers were best. It was then that I noticed how much hatred there was towards lute players coming from a tryhard portion of the Mordhau community, who were taking the game way too seriously and directing their malice towards casual players just having fun with a silly feature of the game.
To defend my bard brethren I made up and donned the title of Bardlord, making myself Public Enemy Number 1 to the tryhards. I faced all of the lute haters in game and on the Steam forums head on with no hesitation. The tryhards attacked me with glee at first, then with frustration, until finally one by one they gave up in exasperation, unable to best the Bardlord and silence my songs or dull my wits. I began preaching a code of battlefield conduct for bards to follow so that teammates would recognize a lute player’s contributions as a support class in order to help quell the bard TKing epidemic.
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Battle of the Bards
Members of this other Bards Guild recently began hanging out in our public Discord channels, questioning the legitimacy of my title and even my entire guild. They say that their guild was formed before mine, which makes them O.G. and makes my guild illegitimate. They accuse me of stealing their ideas, and insinuate that my guild is just a lesser copy of theirs! To them I say that obviously, the only way this can be resolved is through a totally epic battle of the bards guilds!
Battle of the Bands!!!
The O.G. Bards Guild
The REAL Bards Guild
The REAL Bards Guild hereby officially declares war on the O.G. Bards Guild in defense of the title of BEST BARDS GUILD! Both guilds are requested to meet on the field of musical combat beginning the first week of the new year or risk forfeiting claim to the title. Conditions of bardly combat TBD pending diplomatic negotiations between both guilds’ officers.
Since making up the title of Bardlord, I have always welcomed all challengers who question the validity of my boisterous and ridiculous claims! The O.G. Bards Guild may pre-date my guild, but being the first at something doesn’t also make you the best at it. I say in response to your challenge: Your ideas are not all that original, and just because you did a thing first doesn’t mean you can stop me from doing a similar thing better. The O.G. Bards Guild is welcome to keep their claim of first bards guild, while I claim the title of the best bards guild for The Real Bards Guild. If you want to claim both titles for the O.G. Bards Guild, you will have to defeat me and my guild on the field of musical combat!
As the magnanimous Bardlord that I am, and given to the holiday spirit at this time of year, I give you until the first week of January to prepare your guild for lute war! Our officers will be in contact with your officers to discuss terms and conditions of our battle – we are civilized bards after all!
Get your bards ready
for the Epic Lute War of
Bardlord Lutemaster, O.G.