“Twas in the darkest depths of Mordor, I met a girl so fair. But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her.”
The entire corpus of Led Zeppelin’s music is far, far, too large to summarize here. Yet many of their songs have medieval themes.
I remember, a long time ago, reading through the super-module The Rod of Seven Parts, where the characters track down the lost pieces of said artifact across their world. At a certain point, the forces of chaos take notice and start making change to the characters’ world.
Oceans become plains. The sun turns green. Mountains shift to desert. And only the characters notice these changes. All other NPCs in the world believe these changes have always been.
And I remember thinking, “That’s Kashmir!”
And does anybody else think of a group of bards at an inn singing to an enraptured audience when they listen to the “The Battle of Evermore”?