#272 - Soul Survivor (01-04) - in Third Intermezzo - Soul Survivor
(01-1) L: A powerful dynasty of SORCERERS - the first of their kind - ruled this KINGDOM
(01-2) L: Many centuries of unchallenge CONQUEST and uncontested RULE instilled these SORCERER-KINGS with great HUBRIS. They thought themselves MASTERS OF ALL CREATION.
(01-3) L: Thus they set their eyes upon the works of the DIVINE... The Nameless GOD and His host of WINGED HERALDS.
(02-1) L: He had made them to house LOST HUMAN SOULS. He took Clay from the EARTH to form their bodies. Bones from the DEAD to hold them steady. After He had formed the BODY out of CLAY and BONE...
(02-2) L: He used His own DIVINE BLOOD, TO BIND THE SOUL TO ITS NEW BODY AND GRANT IT NEW IMMORTAL LIFE.
(03-1) L: They aimed to take His works as their own, for they too desired their OWN CADRE OF IMMORTAL WARRIORS.
(03-2) L: Using unholy SORCERY, they ripped the SOULS from the bodies of their still-living thralls and kept them anchored in LIMBUS while servants took butcher knives and cleaned the flesh from the thralls' BONES, and caught the blood in ritual jars - then they fitted the still wet bones into the EARTHEN VESSELS meant to host the still-living SOUL...
(04-1) L: And come back to life THEY DID...
(04-2) L: BUT NOT AS PROUD IMMORTAL GUARDIANS!
(04-3) L: THEY SCREAMED AND STRUGGLED IN AGONY AGAINST THEIR EARTHEN TOMBS.