TBCSS: S02E08 – Soulless Child

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The kings follow a narrow, disconnected path and reach the entrance of the castle: there are no doors and there are no guards, because no one wants to enter here. The strong wind whistles between the stones as a lament accompanying the heroes with its terror towards the main hall, where they imagine Sendor should be, intent to plan his moves. They are so determined to put an end to this nightmare and avenge Daltor that they’re not intimidated by the horror that surrounds them, advancing solid steps, they run through long corridors full of paintings with disturbing figures, creaky chandeliers and burned out candles that cove all the ornaments with their wax, in an embrace that started hundreds of years of ago. Penetrated now in the heart of the castle they find themselves in front of a door: Alron, busts it open with a portentous kick and they all run inside: on the opposite wall, at the back, there is the throne, but no one is sitting on it and, at the center of the room, there is the casket of  the Black Crystal Sword, open, empty. Is it already too late?
Just as they turn around to keep on searching, they are greeted by Sendor. He was behind them all the time, he was waiting for them! He welcomes them and lets the kings know he admires their courage, then he calls to himself the stranger, Dorus, calling him son.

Now that thought, that feeling that has been troubling the frozen mind of  Shena becomes certainty: that young man, that guy who seemed so strange and familiar is actually her son! Confused, Shena asks Sendor for and explanation: why is her son’s body here? He was just a baby when he died, for how long has he been walking around? Shena looks at the guy and thinks she wasn’t ready to re-open the wound, though she never stopped imagining how happy she would now be now if he never passed, she resists the urge to hug him, because she knows that he is not in there, that body is just a box. Sendor, walking slowly and sitting on the throne, accuses the woman of not being a good mother, he says he hates her and that she let Surod die on purpose so she wouldn’t risk anyone finding out she had disobeyed the law. With her Ring she could have reversed the fate, she could have brought back their child. But now it’s all right because he finally managed to get hold of the most powerful sword of all, that surely will attract the soul of their son. Shena explains that what he’s saying is pure madness, nothing has power over death, not her Ring nor the Black Crystal Sword, there is no magic that can knot pure spirits to the matter.

The kings are upset, they didn’t know about the love affair between the sorcerer and the queen, they weren’t aware they had a son. They understand now that what drove Sendor to steal the sword was only the despair of a grieving father, his intentions may not be evil but the sword is, and soon it will take control of the wizard, clouding his mind and transforming him into evil itself, so they invite him to give up his plan.

Sendor is too determined, he spent 16 years preparing this plan in detail and he will not give up right now. When a man loses everything he holds most dear, his heart annihilates and writhes in perpetual pain, there is nothing that can replace the love of his family so, a week after his death, he went to the cemetery, he knelt on Surod’s grave and, through an ancient spell, he brought him back to life. The rite however did not worke, Surod was just a puppet, a body without any will. Sendor, though heartened to at least be able to see the face of his son, was destroyed and disappointed so he retired to his bunk and began to look for a solution: if he really had to give up Shena he at least wanted to be the father of her child.
He came up with a perfect plan: he started calling the boy Dorus and learnt to control his body with magic as if he were a puppet and, when he reached a suitable age, he sent him by the king to warn them about him stealing the sword, drawing them to his castle.

At this point the kings understand that somehow they had been drawn to a trap and, failing to understand Sendor’s intentions, the rail on him to capture him and get back the sword. As soon as they approach, however, they are permeated by an intense glare: the dark wizard had hidden the real casket containing the sword behind the throne, so the weapons, finally together, unlock the magical device and Sendor can now  really grab the Black Crystal Sword!

8. SOULLESS CHILD

[Sendor]
Welcome my guests, Iʼve been waiting
for so long for this fine day to come
itʼs a pleasure to finally meet you
Come here Dorus and join me my son

Woman Iʼm talking to you now
I guess you never told ʻem the truth
there was something so slightly familiar
in the boy that was walking with you
[Shena]
Of course no I never told ʻem
my liʼl boy had died in my arms
as much as i hate to say it
he will never come back

[Sendor]
Shena youʼre wrong you couldʼve saved him
oh if only you werenʼt so blind
with your magic you couldʼve resurrected him
and by now weʼd be living just fine
[Shena]
It was pointless using my magic
you know it canʼt bring back the soul
thereʼs nothing able to do that
not even that crystal sword

[The Kings]
Now we can see youʼre devoured by sorrow
and your intentions were good somehow
but you donʼt know the power of that sword
youʼll soon be overwhelmed

[Sendor]
When a man loses his love
and a disease takes his child away
there is no way to fill the void
his heart constricts in endless pain

[Storyteller]
And so he did it by himself
he tried a ritual from ancient myths
walked through the graveyard
with tears in his eyes
knelt on the tomb
and then brought him to life

Even though he had lost his love
he had his son back but with no soul
his look is empty heʼs like a toy
he hugs him and then they disappear

Sixteen years later Sendorʼs back
he has come up with a cunning plan
takes control over his marionette
and sends him to Daltor
He will say that he had found the sword
and is ready to unleash a war
the four kings will gather and prepare
to go and face the menace

[Sendor]
Woman Iʼm talking to you now
I guess you never told ʻem the truth
there was something so slightly familiar
in the boy that was walking with you
[Shena]
Of course no I never told ʻem
my liʼl boy had died in my arms
as much as i hate to say it
he will never come back

[The Kings]
Now we can see youʼre devoured by sorrow
and your intentions were good somehow
but you donʼt know the power of that sword
youʼll soon be overwhelmed

[Sendor]
When a man loses his love
and a disease takes his child away
there is no way to fill the void
his heart constricts in endless pain

[Storyteller]
And so he did it by himself
he tried a ritual from ancient myths
walked through the graveyard
with tears in his eyes
knelt on the tomb
and then, then he brought him to life
ʻcause he felt it was good
ʻcause he felt it was right
he never thought he was going off track
and decieving himself

The heroes now
are getting tired
this went too far
This has to end
the wizardʼs mad
they launch their attack

As soon as they get close
a light shines from behind him now the chest is open
he grabs the sword

 

Credits:
– Guidelines written by Sara Squadrani
– The Black Crystal Sword Saga written by Daniele Mazza
– All Lyrics used by kind permission of Limb Music Publishing, Germany.
All Rights reserved.

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