Temple of Darkness Poem

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Title: The Temple of Darkness Poem

Author: Kygar

Temple of Darkness Poem

Eorgina, Mother of Darkness
Repose in silent waiting,
With revanche to come.

Ivas, Sweet Seductress
Fair skin, alluring eyes
Dance, Inis, dance.

Fash'lo'nae, Master of Glyphs
Magic in a word,
The power of form and shape.

Andelas, Feral Feline Lord
Beguiling trickster,
Triumphant through stealth.

V'Tull, Vengeful Warrior
Strike the blow,
Fell the foe.

Sheru, Cloaked in Darkness
Eternal night,
And sleepless dreams.

Mularos, The Lover
Narrow line,
'Tween pain and pleasure.

Luukos, Soul-taker
Gory blood-feast
Devour my enemy's soul.

Onar, Dark Assassin
Patient vengeance,
Righteous retribution.

Amasalen, Dark Watcher
Grim reaper,
Gathering the tares.

Marlu, Cruel Master
Guard the Dark Queen,
Spirit born of death.

Zelia, Keeper of the Moon
Fair charioteer,
We watch for your return.

translated from an inscription found in the ruins of The Temple of Darkness

Behind the Scenes

This is a now archaic document that was released in late 1993 or early 1994 as part of the background material for The Broken Lands. This poem is used with an Iruaric glossary to solve the puzzle to enter the Dark Shrine. These are the modern names of the Dark Gods, but the original used the I.C.E. Age names for them. The way some of the Dark Gods are described is unusual and would not be considered consistent with canon in Shadow World. Its meaning is studied in depth in Research:The Broken Lands. The poem itself seems to be from later in the Wars of Dominion than the Uthex Kathiasas events.