Finnola, once my pride and joy
Dark Aedh, of adventures bold
Bright Fiachra, gentle, playful boy
Little Conn, with curls of gold.
The Crafty-Ones met to choose their Chieftain.
Five there were in the running…
Red-Bove, Angus-Ever-Young, Ilbrec of Assaroe, Lir of Finnaha and Midyir Bright-Mane.
Red-Bove won it at Lir’s displeasure.
Lir left the meet in anger without acknowledgment.
The Crafty-Folk swore retribution on him for this insult but Red-Bove would have none of it saying, “I am yet your king whether or not Lir chooses to recognise it.”