This epic poem was once taught in every school, but its themes were regurgitated so often by lesser verse makers it lost all its power and is now virtually forgotten. It tells the story of a young boy whose village is destroyed by a band of savages. Orphaned, he is taken in by an old warrior who teaches him the ways of the sword. As a grown man, he slays an ancient evil and restores order to his world.
It is widely believed that this book was inserted into the game by the developers as an Easter egg or a joke since Aarkan's story resembles that of the Hero of Oakvale, and seeing as Mr. Gout, the teacher in the Bowerstone School calls it "the most unoriginal tosh" and stops reading from it. Lionhead is well known to make such jokes.