The Ghorusalem Codex, Vol. 2: Of Magick & Tyranny

by Dethlehem

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1.
Look Upon This Crown as it does, Shine Ripped from the skulls of foes which heads refined This gold shall last us till the end of time We shall save our land from it's great decline Roaming through the lands that find us Let us put this day behind us Raise your hand and sing forth your honor As we sit upon, Glorious Treasures From the scourge which laugh and bathe in thyme we now claim the wealth, you hath deprived We travel now to our only home join us now in this hymn etched in stone Roaming through the lands that find us Let us put this day behind us Raise your hand and sing forth your honor As we sit upon, Glorious Treasures (ohhh, oh oh oh) Roaming through the lands that find us Let us put this day behind us Raise your hand and sing forth your honor As we sit upon, Glorious Treasures
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Narrator: Upon return, the warriors discovered their home had been completely destroyed. Fires raged around them and bodies lay strewn upon the ground in a circular pattern. Lord Bonecrush: What madness is this!?!?! Hildor: Sanity be damned, what is capable of such horrors? Narrator: A woman raised her bloodied arm to signal the collective over to her, gasping for air, she spoke barely audibly. Dying Woman: They...they rained death upon us like the showers of the morn. There was no chance to defend ourselves. Bovice: Who were they? Did you see their faces? Dying Woman: There were hordes descended upon us, led by a man with blackened crimsoned eyes and a glow that you could see over the hills...we accepted defeat before battle. Bovice: Wretched fools, shall pay for their insatiable death run. Dying Woman: EUUUUUGGGHHHHH Narrator: And with...And with that....AND WITH THAT SHE PERISHED. Davidicus then spoke. Davidicus: I know what has taken place here, I have heard tales of the ancients which hold secret powers. This land bleeds deep. Lord Bonecrush: What must we do now? Davidicus: Find....The Keeper.
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Before the dawn of time, there was a race of people all unknown Birthed from the divine, each of them had all stood alone The Keepers had not known, what power they bestowed And define the way, my keeper, I seek you day and night you are the key to the location of my enemies Define the way, thy keeper, for travel beyond Of all that waits thy keeper, because i am, but blind, but blind Define the way, thy keeper, I shall seek your kind Of all that waits thy keeper, I know we’re, but blind, traveling, for thine Following unknown traces, yet these seem familiar places question and force we’ve taken, your race has been forsaken blood and gold, myths have awakened, and find The wretched force they had claimed their slaughter peasants robbed of their lives, lying there, sons and daughters And in their slime, they all shall writhe, plagued, damned and fallen Confined in deadly quarters, darkness held high above our shoulders With the choking answer in our grasp, the knowledge spoken now “He lies, beyond the blades” Fingers crossing the map, the tortured hand did show the way “Beyond the valley, the abandon holds the man you seek” Coughing the blood from low, a cruel smile written upon his face “No man has ever left once setting foot upon that place” Define the way, thy keeper, for travel beyond Of all that waits thy keeper, because i am, but blind, but blind Define the way, thy keeper, for travel beyond Of all that waits thy keeper, because i am, but blind, traveling, upon time
4.
The sun does shine over our backs And no matter what Eyes aim forward, past this heat and sweat dust clouds reveal the rocks The glimpse of horrors laying dormant burrowed throughout these hills All the torment, for years that forewent, their souls the evil filled Pressing on, remains of that passed through, they met their end Then before our eyes, they appeared, the flesh scarce from them With deadly cold steel, and skeletal hordes decapitate those that near In their screams, stating their plea, join us now, you belong here Decades of screams and carnage were made Yet the night fades, Upon the Valley Of Blades Tread this desert sand, the oath we've defied Take up your sword and turn bone into dust And what of their birthing, of screams and decay Trapped forever, stopping what comes this way Many years have past, countless lives were claimed Aimless wandering led by a soul’s eternal flame Put them to rest now, a quiet whispering “I return now to familiar and at peace”
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Narrator: Surrounded by low growls and echoes of screams, the collective makes it way into the Eternal Abandon. Hildor: Keep your mind steadfast, as we cannot see into the distance. Lord Bonecrush: Brom, keep the torch high. We need to be ready for anything. Overlord Brom: MFMFMFMFMFMFMFMFMMMM (talking through helmet) Lord Bonecrush: Good. Narrator: A faint voice reaches their ears. They approach a withered old man who is down to the bone. The Keeper: Over here! I knew you’d come! Lord Bonecrush: Old man, are you one of the ancient beings? The Keeper: Yes, however, I am being held captive by a foul being resurrected by Dregmour. Davidicus: Dregmour? Who is this you speak of? The Keeper: …......S-Sorry I fell asleep, what? Collective: DREGMOUR! The Keeper: Oh, he is the man you seek behind this slaughter, he....nevermind that now, I will tell you everything, but now you must free me before..oh no it may be too late! Overlord Brom: MFF! Lord Bonecrush: Brom is right, READY YOUR ARMS! The Keeper: The SPELLJAMMER!
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Spelljammer 07:02
We must burrow down hidden leader amongst the cults Crush stone and you shall reveal Yet blinding light is the only way you shall stand a chance Eye of the Deep, step inside and tread on hallowed grounds The blinding light is the only way you will stand a chance Hunter of weak, Master Of Bleak, a spell that can penetrate your soul Spelljammer, he has risen and now he is now part of you Born before time, the paradigm living among you, knowledge beyond you long forgotten, through ages of blood masterminding, and plotting his rise Fallen brothers under ended fray, unrest dealt into their sunken graves as you place your hands upon the blade, prepare to deal your hand of fate Scarred by his pride, he waits, inside He betrayed his own, now stands, alone Beholder at side, shall drain your life Black Power is honed, in caverns low His hollowed eyes blind Taking his hold on what’s inside of me Ancient Being Free him now before The floating watchdog it moves upon it moves now, upon us, with silence and terror Your heavy breathing must be kept at low Rip open it’s eyelid and drive forth your broadsword It cries out, it slides down, shattering screaming The beast motionless, the eye is lifeless but now his master has discovered The Keeper freed now speaks the lore Yet blinding light cannot save you no, you will die Eye of the Deep, step inside and tread on hallowed grounds The blinding light is the only way you will stand a chance Hunter of weak, Master Of Bleak, a spell that can penetrate your soul Spelljammer, he has risen and now he is now part of you Blaring growl, falls upon your ears, pillars shake and crumble He hath risen and now, he is part of you
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Circle Of Deth (free) 04:06
In the hearts of all mankind there has been thirsts of power the betrayed warlock an unsound mind begun his way into his wrathful hour In long past they were brought here Bled before the fire As they lay with all limbs pinned Awaiting the Circle Of Deth From cursed magicks and the banished spells invoked by him, to rip open Spoken from a blackened tongue armies blindly led and gathered all In long past they were brought here Bled before the fire As they lay with all limbs pinned Awaiting the Circle Of Deth Take my hand and bring me there Bled under desire Conjured bleak with their own lives Awaiting the Circle Of Deth Had they no choice? From their fate? They all walked mournful over the evocation and they all bled dripping innocent Green to red the ground was soiled sacrilegious Silence now for all of their screams And Dregmour’s laughter into thereafter shall forever stain their ghosts In long past they were brought here Bled before the fire As they lay with all limbs pinned Awaiting the Circle Of Deth Take my hand and bring me there Bled under desire Conjured dark with their own lives Awaiting the Circle Of Deth Fate
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Narrator: The Keeper had told them in order to reach Dregmour they must go beyond the horizon to the Hypergates Of Infinitude, there they would be able to harness a portal into his palace upon the cliffs. Davidicus: Beyond the horizon....how should we travel into the sky? Neildorph: I can help you I think! HHRRNNNNFFFF Lord Bonecrush: What...IS THAT? Narrator: A heavily scarred and beaten goblin appeared before them, shaking and stained with urine. Lord Bonecrush: What do you want?!?! Foul beast!??!? Neildorph: HRNNNFF I’m Neildorph! Yagolith the goblin king you defeated was my brother! MMMFF but he didn’t like me very muchhhhhh. HRNNF Bovice: My god...the STINK Neildorph: But I can help you, as long as you don’t kill me! HMMMMFFFFF The Skypalace! The Dragonriders you can seek! Lord Bonecrush: Dragonriders? Neildorph: They ride into the skies! They are at war with each other but I’m sure you could use their assistance! NRRRFF Lord Bonecrush: Alright! This piss smelling goblin can show us the way! Neildorph: Can I quest with you? MMRREH Collective (in unison): No! No! No! Fuck no! Neildorph: AW SCHMUCKLEBERRIES!
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Plunge deep into the blue and white As The Aerial clan defends from all plight The Mountains await us, and we must take heed Prepare to launch upon your winged steed Gliding Across These Plains Surround Enemies In Flames Long Ago, Two Kingdoms Did Rise A struggle for power that both had complied Yet the scrolls discovered led their way riding upon winged steeds And they did both lift up into the sky For now, thy fallen kingdoms, one shall arise Gliding Across These Plains Surround Enemies In Flames In your heart, you know who reigns Dragonrider, Claim This Day We are the chosen ones Bound upon wings of blood The Journey awaits on high We Are The Kings Of The Skies Mount Up And Prepare to take the flight Twist underneath the clouds and rip the Wyvern's shattered maw The leader waits, beyond the haze, we must destroy them all Gliding Across These Plains Surround Enemies In Flames In your heart, you know who reigns Dragonrider, Claim This Day
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Crystalized heavens await thee, above the darkened green Through the mist, pushing on, blood pumping deafening Lands of Solace But what I’ve learned in this journey, is to heed uncertainty Not knowing yet, always upon ready We all deal, with what come may and strike to slay Landing draws near, with deep breath, pull the reins and approach now Dismount and Venture Behind The Gates Lies the keys To Eternity In Wait For You That Take You Through I have seen what all awaits This place you will find shall wield your fate Walk inside and find the truth Hypergates Of Infinitude What found, remains of yore No sounds but whispered lore Clear walls, cracked and torn Yet now, the final gate has formed Behind The Gates Lies the keys To Eternity In Wait For You That Take You Through There is but one, run to the stone, and speak the runes A light forms of grand display Destined to guide uncharted way Walk inside and find all truths Hypergates Of Infinitude Don’t blink thine eyes, we ride upon light, through ages of what has past and what will emerge Raised by nobility, told tales and slept sound upon the bedtime stories of keepers and finding keys to eternity And you, my only friends, walk with me, through these voids The dirt that rises rises now overhead and with a flash, Silence rains upon us, nothing seen, and nothing felt Dregmour! Yours approaches now!
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We approach the cliffs now, roll for initiative brothers!
12.
Steady now, and forward on Let not revenge cloud your sight From the surface, lay them down, sharpened whispers of the wrongly dead Cursed fortress, drenched in death, lay waste to their thoughts of hierarchy Hearts forever bleed entombed in infamy The fallen is what has led here Ready arms, and none shall be spared Take the throne, kill what’s left Armies scatter, he screams aloud Skulls are shattered, flesh removed from bone “Protect the warlock!” the leader cries And in an instant, the sky did ignite Dragons taken flight Led by Neildorph’s battle cry The Fallen is what has led here Ready arms, and none shall be spared Clutching gasp upon his chair No longer but a dying heir And what of our own home, abolished eternally How do we return now, as night fades With all of the court, stained with red inside me, I truly feel no rest My soul ripped out from my chest And what of adventure Taking what’s left of me I have become like you I have no soul have no soul have no soul Nothing is what what we have Lifting up his staff Incanting the spellcast and laughing into his death Exiled and outcast and outcast and outcast Welcome your boundless destiny
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Portals 07:28
Engulfed in swirling light, the wind brings forth the warlock’s spite Holding ground, we must survive The dead move through the air, where time and outer began to tear Falling down, we must survive All the walls crumble, the sky now blurred in this gateway As we drown into nothing The armor’s growing cold Frostbite taking it’s hold Death would be welcome here Turning endlessly we separate we seperate Regret is a stain upon your honor honor is vacant here Visions are flashing forever sealed in memory in memory Left now are the journeys that had defined me The dark is growing blindly Float now and never be freed Close your eyes, and take hold Blue is your skin, diseased with cold Adventurer, speak now your decree Tales of lands far as the eye can see Question not, where is that we should meet For now all you have is forever bleak

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