Elabrynth

by Torii

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released July 9, 2014

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Track Name: The Water Will Not Quench Their Thirst
My brothers, they're all dead
Something surely served to make them ill
They carried off towards the stream one day, to gather broth for the meal
Though no one heard a word from them, as the horror had soon to be revealed
As I ran towards the water, I saw their bodies lifeless lying there
Their cheeks were flushed, their eyes were pale, their bodies weak and bare

Tears soon left my eyes as I stared into the dawn
I cursed the four Gods of old, why so soon have they gone?
As the sun illuminated the water, I could see it glowing bright
It's crystal blue essence had evaporated with the night
I saw the foul poisons dumped from that structure up above
How could such a radiant architecture spew such spiteful sludge?
This stream is our life
Without it, we will surely die

I spoke to the elders, in the crystal palace high
They threw my words over shoulder and considered them to be lies
In the days ahead, several scouts were sent off to the stream
Yet none of them ever returned, assuring me that this was no dream
Magicians and alchemists were called to level off this curse
Though their words and potions failed, as the effects kept growing worse

In the days that followed after, my people suffered from the drought
Some of them ran into the stream, though never came back out
We elves are stubborn people, so we continued to press on
Yet I knew deep inside myself, that we hadn't very long

The water will not quench their thirst
As they wretch with frozen looks of fear
The water will not quench their thirst
As our genocide looms ever near
The water will not quench their thirst
As this majesty slowly disappears

The water will not quench their thirst
As the venom falls into the stream
The water will not quench their thirst
As they gasp and choke in this foul dream
The water will not quench their thirst
As the Gods were nowhere to be seen

As I writhe here all alone, the last of my kind
The stream has taken all of them, yet I fear I'm going blind
These last words that I inscribe will surely fade to dust
But with my last breath, I'll curse that iron beast
The whore that never rusts
Track Name: Prospect and Refuge
Behold the shimmering utopia
Behold this glorious construct of man
The metropolis stands tall and mighty
A statuesque marvel throughout the land
Onlookers with their eyes agape in lust
Upon a kingdom that will never see a day of rust
This sacred spectrum of Gods and kings
Shall not be tarnished by any living being

Even if the giants dared
To make our kingdom theirs
No beast could bring its fall
The prospect's standing tall
Even the scale-soaked drake
With its fierce and fiery rage
Couldn't make our kingdom fall
The prospect's standing tall

The wizard of the mount
He could not bring it down
No mage could bring its fall
The prospect's standing tall
The puny Gods on high
With jealousy in their eyes
Couldn't make this kingdom fall
The prospect's standing tall

I invoke a challenge to the Gods on high
Come down from your fetid palaces that soar above the sky
Witness this masterpiece built by the hands of your creations
Grovel at the sight of something that you did not fashion with your own minds

Bear witness to its majesty
A monument to time
Built with the blood of mighty men and beasts
A glittering isle in a sea awash with moldered slime

Even in the golem's grasp
Our kingdom stands steadfast
No titan could bring its fall
The prospect's standing tall
Even in the raging storm
Our banners fly untorn
No winds will bring its fall
The prospect's standing tall

Even in the mouth of hell
Where foul demons dwell
No spirit could bring its fall
The prospect's standing tall
Even through the march of time
Our refuge shall not grime
Ages could not bring its fall
The prospect's standing tall

Our kingdom stands tall before mighty kings
Our kingdom stands tall before immortal beings
Our kingdom is alive with vibrancy
Our kingdom is alive with celestial dreams
It is an eye shining before the Gods
To show them that we are titans without flaws
Track Name: Elabrynth
Instrumental
Track Name: Desire Lurks Behind The Crystalline Walls
Open wide the gates of paradise
Your inner thoughts will be made form within these exquisite walls
All that you have ever dreamed, exists before your eyes
A land brimming with frivolity, where the key to passion lies
Concubines amass in number, with ancient remedies in hand
Your virility satiates their will, as your seed spills on the sand

Desire lurks just behind the crystalline walls

Every item is for sale, only at your command
We'll even slay a man to death, if it be your demand
Children run the streets at night, most in search of food
Though if it brings you pleasure, you can take them into your room

Gluttonous
Gratuitous
Licentious
Ravenous

See the spectacle on display, we serve your fantasies
In this land of blissful kings, we only live to please
Observe our shimmering kingdom, this world beyond the sands
A paradigm oasis, a metropolis of man
Track Name: Order of the Ebon Hand
Deep beneath these sinful lands
The black magicians dwell
Conjuring foul poisons from the seven layers of hell
Weaving their necromancy and arcane spells
They control the minds of indulgent swine
Who walk through the world blind

Their plans have worked to great excess
The citizens revel in gluttonous sex
The merchants selling their fetid wares
Whilst the downtrodden lay on the streets cold and bare

The order works their magic in secret
The influence is there, but no one can see it

Deep beneath the earth in moldered ruins
Lies the ancient cult of fallen druids
Visages of perfection on display before their eyes
Yet this infallible paragon shall soon meet its demise
Great nobles walk in wonder whilst the people stalk and stare
At the gods they have created from the statues standing there
The mark of the Ebon Hand exists on every royal
A shining emblem of supremacy that spins the Elabrynth's coils

Forged inside the black flames below
They bow, they bow to the order
The shine in their eyes emits an unearthly glow
They bow, they bow to the order
So lost in illusion that they'll never even know
They bow, they bow to the order
The puppets are blind and they're all under control
They live, they live for the order

The Order Of The Ebon Hand
Enslaving the whole of man

Evil has no face
All who enter this Elabrynth are slaves
The monarchy are just pawns in the game
False gods manifested by the 33rd
While 76 hold omnipotence
Track Name: The Marionette
I'm a marionette, watch my silhouette
Such a pretty doll, yet so hollow
I'm a puppet, cursed
I'm a marionette, watch my murder
Come see my dance of death

Marked by the sorcerer's sigil
The wretched mark it burns forever
Yet this is how the dance begins
Broken by the curse
-ATRLU KM-

I was stolen from my family
When the ebon mages put their curse on me
Trapped inside the cage
I could not move, I could not speak
They waved their devilish hands about
Filling my mind with their feeble clout
Yet all became so vivid, so alive

My purpose then became known to me
To assassinate the holy monarchy
A butterfly marks my possession
-DNIM HCRANOM-

My ears burn with blood and slaughter
My nostrils fill with the subtle scent of death
I'm just a puppet for the new oligarchy
On moonless night, I crept into the tower
Where a patriarch would slumber no more
The mark of the butterfly
Saw the blade driven through his eye
The queen beheaded by her own disbelief

I'm a marionette, watch my silhouette
Such a pretty doll, yet so hollow
I'm a puppet, cursed
I'm a marionette, watch my murder
Come see my dance of death

As I returned to the lair
Sure that demise would await me there
My savior's control deprived me of my soul
A wooden shell fell to the ground
The husk was burned and nothing found
Track Name: Scale of Ruin
The gleaming city stands no more
It has been leveled from the chaos and war
The death of the monarchy brought forth anarchy
And the peasants revolted amongst themselves

See it's once great towers, crumbled to dust
Stale bread and foul water that will fester for ages
Yet the capital will soon be forgotten
As a new empire emerges in the west
The flesh will rot from the bones
Leaving the fetid stench of decay

It was once a place of prosperity
Yet the magi planned for its collapse
They wanted to be twelve new kings
Though their plans were silenced
By an uproar of violence

Their marble gods fell to their knees
Heads tumbling down and crumbling to pieces
Their temples were torched and their commerce destroyed
Their currency left in a smoldering heap
And I must ask myself
Is this the scale of ruin?
The city now lies in rubble
Is this the scale of ruin?
There is no refuge
In this scale of ruin

One might ask themselves
Were the magi truly successful after all?
Though looking at the debris that surrounds me
The answer seems all too clear
For these are the winds of decay
Blowing upon me

The gleaming city stands no more
See it's once great towers, crumbled to dust
The gleaming city stands no more
Stale bread and foul water that will fester for ages
The gleaming city stands no more
It has been leveled from the chaos and war

The gods fell silently to their knees
As they welcomed the scale of ruin
Track Name: Demon Sorcerer Ashtar
Instrumental