Poems are a feature in Warband and Viking Conquest, and can be learned by talking to any one of the Wandering Poets (Ashik, Bard, Troubador, Skald, or Minstrel), all of which are commonly found in the taverns of different towns. Each poem costs 300 denars, and will take a small while to learn.

Poems are used to woo ladies by raising your relationship points with her, allowing you to marry them. Female characters can learn all of the poems as well, but other than completion on the character's known poems stats, they serve no purpose.

Types of PoemsEdit

Every poem is a different type, such as romantic or comedic. Using the right type of poem with a lady will raise their relationship level. But be aware that when you try to recite a poem to a lady, some may find the poem repulsive, reducing your relationship points, while others may find them neutral, changing nothing. You can ask Wandering Poets to see what type of poems a lady likes. There are only a total of five poems in the game.

PoemTypeFirst lineAppeals to
A Conversation in the GardenComic"All the silks of Veluca"Ambitious ladies
A Heart's DesireMystic"You are the first and the last"Romantic ladies
Helgered and KaraEpic"A light pierced the gloom over Wercheg cliffs"Tomboyish ladies
Kais and LayaliTragic"The wind that blows the dry steppe dust"Conventional ladies
Storming of the Castle of LoveAllegoric"I deflected her skeptical darts"Moral ladies

Viking ConquestEdit

Poems in Viking Conquest work essentially the same as Warband, but are different set of five poems.

PoemTypeFirst lineAppeals to
Aeneas and DidoAllegoric"But anxious cares already seized the queen"Moral ladies
Orpheus and CalliopeTragic"The muse Calliope bore to Morpheus a son named Orpheus"Conventional ladies
Aesopica, a conversation in the gardenComic"A Lion was awakened from sleep by a Mouse running over his face"Ambitious ladies
BeowulfEpic"LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings"Tomboyish ladies
Voyage of BranMystic"There is a distant isle"Romantic ladies
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