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T-Bob Hebert’s A Song of Purple & Geauxld: Week Seven

A Tumult Betwixt Tigers

T-Bob Hebert

**As always, special thanks to our friend, and 2007 National Championship honoree, T-Bob Hebert.**


Perhaps it was his love of the local terrain, perhaps Fortuna smiled upon his forces in that day, either way The Swamp King hath emerged from the marshlands of Gainesville battered, bloodied, but VICTORIOUS.

With his people's faith in him somewhat restored, Lord Orgeron begins the long march back to Baton Rouge. It was indeed a glorious victory, but ''twas not without cost. Many of the Swamp King's top lieutenants were maimed in the fighting. It was after visiting their bedside that the Swamp King's scouts did bring him grave news...

Sensing opportunity, Lord Malzahn and the mighty forces of Auburn were moving on the Swamp King's stronghold Death Valley. The same Lord Malzahn that nearly one year ago landed the killing blow on Lord Miles.

With no time to waste, The Swamp King urged his troops to move with haste and defend their homelands from those who would seek to burn it to the ground. Outmanned, outnumbered, and exhausted it would appear that Lord Orgeron's troops march to the slaughter, but there is naught to be done. Honor demands a fight, and in battle one never knows where the winds of fate will blow... it was at this time that the Swamp King delivered his most powerful speech to date:

“MEN! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!”