Lazarus Song

Lazarus Song

by The Bone of Contention
from June 2011

Melody: That’s What Friends Are For
Vulture Song from The Jungle Book animated film
by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman

Lazarus Flag

Lazarus Flag

Let us dance
Let us dance
Let us dance all through the night

When you were gone
Where do you go
To resurrect
And be restored?
And when you’re outside, looking in
Where is your opening door?
It’s in Lazarus!

Where are the parties fabulous
And glamorous?
It’s in Lazarus!

And when you’re lost in dire need
Where are you sent at lightning speed?
The hope of every nation
Ever CTE’d
Is the one pick-me-up-now region where
Hope is restored, is restored.

So let us dance
All through the night
The stars shine bright
All through the night
Where are natives lovely and
Skeletons amorous?
It’s in Lazarus!

Lazarus

Lazarus

A scary Drop Your Pants

A scary Drop Your Pants

Surrender

Surrender

by The Sprouts of Wrath
from December 2007

Adapted from: Surrender
by Swing Out Sisters

Try to forget torment
Lying behind a smile
Tears for sentiment
Now you’ve taken a while

For that sweet surrender
You’ll get what you deserve
We’ve given you our rhyme
Your dignity we will preserve
Now you’ve done your time

Surrender
We filled your hand with options
And a discovery you have made
One not tainted by emotions
We won by partying not by blade

We come, we come with rattle of bone

We come, we come with rattle of bone

by The Sprouts of Wrath
from November 2007

Adapted from: “We come, we come with roll of drum: ta-runda runda runda rom! We come, we come with horn and drum: ta-runa runa runa rom! To Isengard!”, Treebeard’s song on the road to Isengard in The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings, by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

We come, we come with rattle of bone: ra-tatat ra-tatat ra-tatat tat!
We come, we come with whail and scream: wooooo oooo oooo arghh!
To Middle Earth! Though Middle Earth be biscuits and cookies with songs so nice;
Though Middle Earth be soft and comfy, as warm as toast and here there’s no vice,
We go, we go, we go to party, to drink the ale and eat the sausage;
We’re the Skeleton Army, wherever we go there’s a bit of an outrage!
From a land of gloom with tramp of doom, with rattle of bone, we come, we come;
To Middle Earth with doom we come!
With doom we come, with doom we come!

Come, let’s go a-partying far

Come, let’s go a-partying far

by The Sprouts of Wrath
from November 2007

Come, let’s go a-partying far
And see what may be our finds
Where Butterbur’s Ale and cookies are
And biscuits of many kinds
Many songs we hope you will refrain
And instead our singing learn,
For on the morrow we’ll be here again
To get the papers for which we yearn

We do not seek your hobbit ways
We will stay here till the end
Until the end of your singing days
Those surrender papers best you mend
Then as we all move on
A discovery you have made
Be glad that the Skeleton Army won
By partying and not by blade

After a while when we are bleary
From late nights, home-brew and ales,
We will return to our crypts so dreary
And leave peace in your dales
We will party but not fight
For our way is as we please
celebrating throughout the night
Perhaps it’s best you give Ramazakal the keys
So with the papers of surrender
Dreams of hobbitry can return in your minds
Your region will again have splendour
And a bone or two left behind

We do not seek your hobbit ways
We will stay here till the end
Until the end of your singing days
Those surrender papers best you mend
Then as we all move on
A discovery you have made
Be glad that the Skeleton Army won
By partying and not by blade

Skele Man

Skele Man

by The Sprouts of Wrath
from November 2007

Melody: Macho Man
by Village People

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey!
Skele, Skele man
I’ve got to be, a Skele man
Skele, Skele man
I’ve got to be a Skele! (all right)

Skele, Skele man (yeah, yeah)
I’ve got to be, a Skele man
Skele, Skele man
I’ve got to be a Skele! All Right!

Ugh! Skele..baby!
Bones, bones, bones wanna feel my bones,
Bones, bones, bones gonna thrill my bones,
Bones, bones, bones don’tcha stop my bones,
Bones, bones, bones it’s so hot my bones

In Skele Army

In Skele Army

by The Sprouts of Wrath
from November 2007

Melody: In the Navy
by Village People

In Skele Army
Yes, you can sail the seven seas
In Skele Army
Yes, you can put your mind at ease
In Skele Army
Come on now, people, make a stand
In Skele Army, in Skele Army
Come on wave a bony hand
In Skele Army
Come on, protect the motherland
In Skele Army
Come on and join your fellow man
In Skele Army
Come on people, and make a stand
In Skele Army, in Skele Army, in Skele Army

World Assembly Discussion: Commend The Skeleton Army, May – November 2010

Sedgistan:

A little bit of background – The Skeleton Army is the funniest raider group around. They’ve been in NationStates for several years, and their method of ‘raiding’ is to move some non-WA nations to the target region, and then post on the RMB claiming to have taken it over. I don’t think that description really does them justice – their invasions are absolutely hilarious, and generally enjoyed by all involved – especially the ‘invaded’ region.

Diplomats discuss in the halls of the WA

Sedgistan:

a raiding group that increases the activity of regions they ‘invade’, do no harm to them at all, don’t infringe their sovereignty, and all in all provide a good time for everyone

First Drafting in the Security Council Forum

NSwiki Article:

Following the submission of the proposal, The Skeleton Army decided to invade Yggdrasil followed by The West Pacific to demonstrate their methods.

NSwiki on the Resolution

Naivetry:

The Skeleton Army is a rather unique group…

Citizens converse in The Rejected Realms

Wordy:

I am for this one

Ten Thousand Islanders talk over the idea

Moafin (Chancellor Shaw):

I quite enjoyed their stint here.

The Eastern Pacificans exchange views in The East Pacific

The East Pacific Invasion, July 2010

One of the invasions in 2010 befell The East Pacific! A fierce battle ensued.

Monkeys (Eustace):

Friday 7/23/2010

MARAUDING SKELETON ARMY ATTACKS A FEEDER!

In a bold move after their raid on game administrator’s region Cuckoos Nest [ed. note: The Cuckoos Egg], The Skeleton Army raided The East Pacific. Looks like these two regions are a match made in heaven. TEP has a strong role playing tradition and TSA is a role playing raider region. It’s all part of the game: TSA raids do not include playing capture the delegate flag.

After a week of fierce fighting (RMB RP) and a surprise move to TEP assuming a Star Trek borg motif which assimilates all nations, the standoff continues as I write this.

Fridays with Monkeys on The East Pacific invasion

Ulthar Summer Solstice Festival, June 2010

The Skeleton Army came to Ulthar on the occasion of the Summer Solstice Festival, to which Da Mayor invited the fabled city’s friends.

Mayor For Life:

A party just isn’t a party without your friends. Ulthar just isn’t Ulthar without our friends. In no particular order – because I hate playing favorites – are the regions whose nations came, played, and made this our most successful festival ever.

Kittens Sanctuary

Philosophy115

Desert

The Bad Place

Animal House

Green Day

Free States of Gaia

The Skeleton Army

The Local Supermarket

Yggdrasil

The East Pacific

Texas

Test Lab1

Thank you for being our friend.

Summer Solstice on the Ulthar site

The West Pacific Invasion, April 2010

The successful invasion of The West Pacific is well documented on its regional forum. The gargantuan feeder stood no chance against onslaught of the undead, and surrendered quickly.

Tao:

Twp Surrenders To The Skeleton Army

It began as a typical Thursday. A few “good morning” posts from the morning regulars, a couple of BADspams, and then the announcement came.

“Prepare this region for its Rightful Queen, Ramazakal the Beautiful, the Beneficent, the All-loving and All-knowing. Sign the Platinum-Plated Thighbone of Surrender (scrimshawed in 18-carat gold lettering) and all will go well with thee.”

And Rolheath signed.

Good thing, too, because his signature paved the way for the BBQ and beerquila fest that followed. Also, in a West Pacifican first, FRIDAY NIGHT KARAOKE in TWP instituted a Special Thursday edition to celebrate the merger with The Skeleton Army. What followed was a celebration that has continued to this very day. Nearly a full week of BBQ, beerquila, karaoke, and the kind of RMB FUN that one would only find in a Feeder invasion.

Skeleton Army officer Ripped Roots says, “Never has the Skeleton Army participated in this kind of campaign. It is truly unique. Totally unforgettable. The people in TWP are – HEY! Are those ˜sticky ribs™? Another pitcher of Chocolate Iguanas, please.”

Queen Ramazakal herself was overheard commenting, “Of all the regions under my dominion, The West Pacific is the finest and holds a special place in my heart. Well, in the section of my rib cage where my heart once was – let’s leave it at that.”

TWP Delegate-elect Darkesia had this to say about the Invasion. “Any other invaders would have been sent to Kandarin long ago; they wouldn’t have had a chance in TWP. But The Skeleton Army is different. I mean, look – they offer BBQ and beerquila. Who can say “NO” to that?”

Read all about it! on The West Pacific Forum