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Ide Ludan was the most famous poet of the Unicorn Clan. He wrote many humorous poems about his traveling companions, and these were often quoted at Unicorn dinners. His most famous poem dedicated to Shinjo herself, was often the first poem taught to Unicorn children. [1] Ludan's last poem 'Everything Dies' was written on his deathbed to his son. [2]

Everything dies
Everything dies
Every mendicant, every monarch
Every man every woman, everything
But never noble memory
-'Everything Dies' [2]

Better to have wisdom
Best to have weight,
In the desolate desert,
A poor, strong man
A prosperous, sickly man,
Under the heat and fire, how do they fare?
-Weight and Wisdom [3]


  1. Way of the Unicorn, p. 21 sidebar
  2. 2.0 2.1 Way of the Unicorn, p. 122
  3. Book of Fire, p. 119

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