TBCSS: S03E02 – A Greater Purpose

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Sendor and Daltor are now face to face, the battle begins so cruel and ruthless that even the castle seems to suffer the evil influence of the Black Crystal Sword. Daltor, after fighting with Black Dragon, feels that his exhausted and wounded body won’t resist much longer to further fight; his only hope is to make the most of his wit and so he tries to focus, but a disturbing thought distracts him: he is a fierce and proud person, but he realizes now that this is the first time he has an actual responsibility towards all of the world, everything depends on him and he gets tense. Feeling uneasy, he starts thinking about his past behavior and realizes how shallow and vain he used to be, he was so full of himself that now he’s confused and no longer sure he’s actually able to make it.
“What if I’m not good enough? What if my vanity has deceived me making me feel stronger than I am?”
This scary thought gets more and more insistent and as its intensity grows so does the weight of his Silver Sword, to which the destiny of all the people of the world is tied.
But Daltor is very smart and he knows that there’s a way to take advantage even from a bad situation. This new awareness makes him feel like he’s finally a man, he embraces his growth and decides that those skills he developed doing the wrong thing for the wrong reasons, he will use now to fulfill his call, to finally achieve his purpose.

2.  A GREATER PURPOSE

[Storyteller]
Thick, dark voracious clouds
wolfing down the tops of the highest towers
bleed unforgiving gloom
that drips down carving stones like knives of terror

[Daltor]
I was always so narcissistic,
superficial and arrogant,
slaying dragons to satisfy
nothing but my vanity.
All the glory and adoration
made me feel like some kind of god,
I was sure that my valiant deeds
would go down in history.

Here on my shoulders I bear the weight
of so many faultless lives,
my sword’s so much heavier now
that I know they all depend on me.

Seeing things from this new perspective
all my past seems so trivial,
I was only a fatuous boy
living out his own deceit.
I am filled by this new awareness,
for my sins I will make amend,
I will cherish the wisdom born
from my strange epiphany.

Here on my shoulders I bear the weight
of so many faultless lives,
my sword’s so much heavier now
that I know they all depend on me.

[Storyteller]
He is face to face with Sendor,
with his cruelest enemy,
while he’s waging the battle
with the demons inside of him!

[Daltor]
Embrace my evolution,
‘cause I sense I was brought to this life
for a greater purpose.
Smack down the fiend!

[The group]
See the mortal dance
Left right left right up down up down
One hops forward one steps back
dodges blows bending to the side
Left right left right up down up down
One hops forward one steps back
Cold blades cut the air seeking flesh hungry for bones

[Daltor]
Though this day of grand disillusion
might as well be my very last
I am grateful for I received
the great gift of clarity
The result of my past behavior
wasn’t meaningless after all
If there’s something I’ve ever learned
is to spear cold-bloodedly

Here on my shoulders I bear the weight
of so many faultless lives,
my sword’s so much heavier now
that I know they all depend on me.

[Storyteller]
He is face to face with Sendor,
with his cruelest enemy,
while he’s waging the battle
with the demons inside of him!

[Daltor]
Embrace my evolution,
‘cause I sense I was brought to this life
for a greater purpose.

[Storyteller]
He is face to face with Sendor,
with his cruelest enemy,
while he’s waging the battle
with the demons inside of him!

[Daltor]
Embrace my evolution,
‘cause I sense I was brought to this life
for a greater purpose.
Smack down the fiend!

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.
– Photo credit: Ross Castle via photopin (license)
All Rights reserved.

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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.

TBCSS: S02E07 – Dinanzi al Flagello

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Sendor’s island is swallowed by the dark and everything is wrapped in a shiny and mystical frost, which, like a shield, protects the spirits of the forest from the horrors of the night, while they sing their dreaded prophecy.

Full moon in the night
Our fate will come
Ideals of a past
that now is forgotten
Nothing will meet death
Full moon in the night
Our fate will come

Ideals of a past
that now is forgotten
Life – of ours
And terror thounders
persistingly in the mind
Now – it’ll change
He – is going to die

We’re before the scourge
destiny preserved for us
And terror thounders
persistingly in the mind
Ideals of a past
that now is forgotten

7.DINANZI AL FLAGELLO

Luna piena nella notte,
giungerà la nostra sorte.
Ideali di un passato
ch’è ormai dimenticato.
Nulla incontrerà la morte.
Luna piena nella notte,
giungerà la nostra sorte.

Ideali di un passato
Vita – nostra
E risuona incalzante
il terrore nella mente
Ora – cambierà
Lui – morirà

Siam dinanzi al flagello
che il destino ha in serbo
E risuona incalzante
il terrore nella mente
Ideali di un passato
che ormai è dimenticato

 

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.
photo credit: Sky Noir via photopin cc

TBCSS: S02E06 – Valiant Ride

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It’s time to shed light on this story, the kings and Dorus penetrate deeper and deeper into Noland, a place so enigmatic and inaccessible that seems to belong to another dimension. The wound of Daltor’s loss is still open and their sense of duty has now formed a bond with a profound thirst for revenge, theys are determined to get quickly to the castle where it is said Sendor lives, on an island at the center of the Dead Sea. Alron, as the successor of Sendor, knows the story of a mad old soothsayer who, for some reason, was exiled from by the dark wizard himself many years ago; he lives as a hermit in a hut and for sure will have some clue on how to reach the island.

The kings run down the gentle slope of a hill and spot a cabin under a huge redwood tree. There’s no need to knock on the door because, as soon as the reach it, it opens and out comes an old, thin and curved man, with silver hair and a long rod skillfully inlaid, who says to the group: “I know what you came her to ask, I know what you wanna do. But I’m not sure I wanna help you. ”
Dorus, impatient and irritated answers : “What? If you really knew the reason why we’re here you wouldn’t give us such a stupid answer. Speak up, you fool!”
“I’ve been alive for a long time, I serve my sentence in solitude and perhaps it would be better to vanish with all of creation, rather than fail and cause again the anger of the dark lord.”
And Shena, with her eyes full of sympathy says: “Please, my good man, I understand your fears but don’t be blind, think about all the wonderful things that will cease to exist, think about all those innocent people who don’t know that these could be their last hours of peace, think about the children … ”
Rahed interrupts her: “When everything is done you will be reinstated in our society”
Old man: “No, I don’t care, my life is here” – he pauses, stares at his feet and then says: “Ok I will help you, but be aware that you won’t succeed. Bring me good and hearty food and I’ll give you the instructions to get to the island.”
Dorus and Rahed go hunting while the old man rips up a strand of fabric from his robes and draws a map on it: “Here, you will find a jetty with a small raft, paddle straight toward the west and soon you will see the island on the horizon.”

As soon as the hunters return and hand two tasty preys to the man, the kings immediately march towards the jetty, they lost enough precious time. The map is correct, they get to a pier where there’s a raft as expected; the water is sticky and black, rain is pouring down and there’s a nauseating smell, as if air itself is suggesting our heroes to give up, to go away and never look back, but they keep rowing.
Landing on the island, the kings find themselves in front of a creepy scene, a distorted nature, the very breath of the plants screams pain while the sap flows in like a gasp. On the shore there is a mountain thrown on the sand: it’s White Dragon, the proud guardian of the Dark Cave, another victim probably guilty of fulfilling his duty as a sentinel.
The kings are upset and can’t understand how a human being could ever voluntarily choose to live in this hellish place, it is an unjustifiable self-inflicted punishment, too strict even for the most disgusting sinner. But the heroes must banish these thoughts from their head quickly, because their mission is important and as long as they have their weapons in their hands they will be able to face any danger, whatever it may be.

6. VALIANT RIDE

[Alron]
Here we are, this little army
will defeat the evil Sendor
he lives on an island on the Dead Sea
in a castle of horror and grief

Down the hill there is a cabin
there we’ll find an old mad man
he will give us the map to where we must go
in exchange for a quail and a boar

Hurry my friends there’s no time to hesitate

Now the map is leadin’ our way
to a pier where there’s a raft
and a small piece of wood to use as an oar
oh get ready to row to the sea

We’re on board, the water’s smelly
it’s like all the fish are rotten
the waves hit the old tub making us sway
and it is also starting to rain

Hurry my friends there’s no time to hesitate

[The Group]
For as long as we know how to use our weapons
there’s nothing that can destroy our force
For as long as we know how to stay together
there’s no man or demon that can frighten us!

[Storyteller]
Approaching the shore
Thunders, bolts, raging wind and pouring rain
short earthquakes shake the ground beneath their feet

[Shena]
This place is hell
how can someone live here?
It’s a place with no soul
it’s a place of despair
I wonder how a man can cope with this loneliness
it is way too much
ever for the darkerst sinner

[The Group]
For as long as we know how to use our weapons
there’s nothing that can destroy our force
For as long as we know how to stay together
there’s no man or demon that can frighten us!

 

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.
photo credit: Michael Bolognesi via photopin cc  (Original image modified)

A New Dawn Ending Tour 2014

We are overwhelmed by the great enthusiasm you all are showing for our tour, it’s so flattering we can’t wait to live this experience and have a good time together! We are also amazed by the number of those of you who ask us to come to the Uk, the USA, South America, Australia, Indonesia, etc… Please know that we’d LOVE to come, everywhere you are, our aim is to reach as many of you as possible and we promise you that, if you stick with us and help us spread our music, one day we will ring your doorbell!

You and us are making a pretty awesome army after all 😉

Read ROCKSHOTS‘ news release here.

Thank you for your priceless support, hope to see you soon.

Cheers,

Sara

TBCSS: S02E05 – All That Is True

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The summer night sky is wearing its best dress tonight, it’s made of a smooth and silky fabric of an intense blue color, quilted by millions of sequins of shimmering stars. The sweet moon gently reflects the sun’s rays on the land, and with them its indiscreet gaze that beholds the windows of the castle, where, in contrast to the feeble light of a candle, two figures are taking shape, two shadows, approaching in a tender embrace. It’s a rendezvous, a stolen moment of a denied happiness between two lovers, who relish each other with all their senses, who absorb the proximity of each other’s body with religious devotion and endless admiration. But there is something dark hovering over their love, a ban, a prohibition, a curse that doesn’t allow them to be happy. A question of ethics, laws, customs and ancient codes… that embrace is illegal, their feelings are illegal. The girl, responsible and compliant, tries to comply with her duty, while he, young and instinctive, refuses to suppress what he feels and doesn’t care about what might happen, he would give up anything to live that moment, to give expression to what burns inside his heart. Truth is the only sovereign he recognizes, their love is true and therefore it is not wrong for them to be together, they’ll work it out together, they will rise above those horrible laws, they will undermine those old beliefs ennobled by their feelings: “To my heart you’re all that is true and I won’t give up on you, loving you is the only thing I’m good at, let me do what I do best”.
Hearing these words, smelling the scent of him, the girl surrenders to his kissing and, cuddled by the beating of his heart she gives in to passion, which is much too strong.

Indulging in their shared desire the couple give birth to a baby boy, he’s the light of their life, a tender little creature proof of their bond. Being a family makes the lovers feel invincible, like nothing can stand in their way, as soon as the boy will be old enough they will unveil the truth and present their child to the community that will certainly acknowledge their relationship.

But happiness is a far too fragile flower, the baby boy gets sick a dies. The girl takes this death as a sign, as a warning, as a punishment for daring to defy her laws and her destiny. The man takes this unfair death as an insult, as a sick joke of the devious fate, and gets mad, anger fills his heart and finds its way up to his head, grudge eats his mind piece by piece until there’s no rags of sanity left in him. Madness, complete madness and darkness is what’s left of this young man.

5. ALL THAT IS TRUE

[Storyteller]
Standing by the window
two shadows are getting closer
tight in a warm embrace
Swayinʼ under the moonlight
caressing each others hands
with such a peaceful grace

Gently she leans now her head on his chest
feeling his heartbeat she lets her hair down

[Woman]
My love I canʼt do this
we knew it from the start
i just canʼt be with you
Youʼre not from around here,
youʼre not one of my kind,
this loveʼs against the law

[Storyteller]
He kisses her forehead then shifts to her neck
she starts breathing faster the passionʼs too strong

[Man and Woman]
To my heart youʼre all that is true (I feel you)
and I wonʼt give up on you
loving you is all I can do (I know)
youʼre all thatʼs worth living for

[Man]
My love let me love you
for nothing can come between us
not even your cruel laws
Together we can make it
and Iʼll be yours forever,
untill death do us part

[Storyteller]
He kisses her forehead then shifts to her neck
she starts brathing faster the passionʼs too strong

[Man and Woman]
To my heart youʼre all that is true (I feel you)
and I wonʼt give up on you
loving you is all I can do (I know)
youʼre all thatʼs worth living for

To me youʼre my air
youʼre all that I see
my angel of love
loving you is all I can do (I know)
youʼre all that I need

[Man]
After this union a baby is born
weʼll secretly raise him until heʼs ready
to prove to the world our love
is true and weʼll be free

[Man and Woman]
To my heart youʼre all that is true (I feel you)
and I wonʼt give up on you
loving you is all I can do (I know)
youʼre all thatʼs worth living for

[Storyteller]
—[The new family were happy, peace reigned among them, they lived united in the hope that some day they could share their joy with the world, but sadly the baby became sick and died. They never recovered from their loss and eventually this shock led them to insanity]—

[Man and Woman]
To my heart youʼre all thatʼs true and I know I wonʼt give up on you!
loving you, oh itʼs all that I can do and I know youʼre all Iʼm living for

[Storyteller] Anger Madness

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.

Bardic Czech shenanigans

Our gig at Made Of Metal was the very first one we ever did outside Italy and it was fantastic, the crowd was awesome and the organizers were great. I think I can talk on behalf of my fellow bards when I say that our favorite part was when we got to meet our fans and shake their hands, the line for our signing session table was way longer than we were expecting! A huge thank you to everyone who came, we hope to see you again really soon.
I’ll leave you with a few pictures of our trip, some of them were taken by us, some by others, hope you enjoy.

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Special thanks to Marshall Mutch for his awesomeness!

Take care!

Sara

TBCSS: S02E03 – Gates of Noland

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While Daltor is fighting his way out of Black Dragon’s claws the kings march towards the Dark Cave. Alron is at the head of the group choosing which way to go, while together they appeal to their inner strength to draw the necessary courage to face the dangers that are waiting for them.

3. GATES OF NOLAND

[Storyteller]
Meanwhile the heroes are searching for a way
to get to the Dark Cave as soon as they can
theyʼre ready for anything to stop the impending war
this is what they gathered for

they stick to each other and they promise to themselves
they wonʼt let fear or vengeance take control over their lives
now that Dorus has the sword theyʼre feeling strong again
feeling finally as a whole
even tighter than before

Step by step they walk in line
Alronʼs leading the way
to the inaccessible
gates of Noland

[The Group]
Waving our banners with pride we go
from the mountain tops to the shores
with our heads up high
to the moon so bright
we deliver our song tonight!

[Storyteller]
The end of Lastworld is near and they feel
that peril and anguish are waiting for them
Now that Dorus has the sword the wizard will succumb
and then peace will shine again
even brighter than before

Step by step they walk in line
Alronʼs leading the way
to the inaccessible
gates of Noland

[The Group]
Waving our banners with pride we go
from the mountain tops to the shores
with our heads up high
to the moon so bright
we deliver our song tonight!

 

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.

TBCSS: S02E02 – To the Master of Darkness

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The kings, who immediately resumed the march, have disappeared swallowed up by the woods days ago, they have been walking under a thick roof of branches and leaves since then, so they cannot see what’s happening: the Guardian Dragon is soaring in the sky, holding Daltorʼs seemingly lifeless body in its claws, but a shiver of life miraculously runs proud in the king’s veins bringing him back to a state of consciousness, he can move again and the sun rays, reflected by his armor, violently pierce the clouds.
Black Dragon feels Daltor trying to wriggle away from its grasp and Sendor, almost amused, uses the beast’s low yet loud voice to suggest him not to prolong his agony as he’s unarmed and there’s no way he will survive his fury. Daltor is a committed fighter, he’s been told that giving up is for cowards and, though he doesn’t have his Silver Sword, he ‘s still going to fight for his and the dragon’s lives.
Sendor is merciless, the dragon crushes the body even harder, the king is forced into an unnatural pose but he can bend and reach for a secret dagger he has in his boot: holding tight to a scale, Daltor uses it to lightly wound the beast which, unexpectedly hurt, lets him go. Finally free, he climbs up the dragon’s body, up to its ear and whispers soothing words who deliver it from Sendor’s spell.
Daltor now gloriously rides the mighty dragon, their flight, elegant and noble, will take them to Noland, the unsettling home of the master of darkness.

2. TO THE MASTER OF DARKNESS

[Storyteller]
A dazzling light
rips the sky
drawing lines through the dusk
nobody sees it
the heroes keep walking on
cruelly the sunlight is hitting his armour
thatʼs reflecting rays all around

Wonderful creature with instinct to kill
with his magic Sendor has stolen your will
mighty and strong oh so quickly you zoom
showing Daltor his doom
Wonderful creature with nothing to fear
you fly over valleys so fierce and austere
holding and clutching the knight in your claws
against your holy laws

[Black Dragon]
Give up! you foolish madman
Give up! you cannot win
Start saying your last prayers
ʻcause your life wonʼt be spared
Give up! you foolish madman
Give up! you cannot win
Start saying your last prayers
ʻcause your life wonʼt be spared

[Daltor]
My spiritʼs pure my faith is strong
I wonʼt give in
though I ainʼt got my silver sword
Iʼll save myself and you!

[Storyteller]
Daltor is choked with the strength of the grasp
he still has one last weapon that he can clasp
now he bends outwards to reach for his foot
and puts a hand in his boot
He takes a dagger that secretly kept
to hold and to use just in case he was trapped
wounding the dragon blood starts now to drip
so it loosens its grip

[Black Dragon]
Give up! you foolish madman
Give up! you cannot win
Start saying your last prayers
ʻcause your life wonʼt be spared
Give up! you foolish madman
Give up! you cannot win
Start saying your last prayers
ʻcause your life wonʼt be spared

[Daltor]
My spiritʼs pure my faith is strong
I wonʼt give in
though I ainʼt got my silver sword
Iʼll save myself and you!

[Storyteller]
Wounded, bleeding from his chest and possessed
the beast fights the king of the west
casting shadows on the land
leaving traces on the white sand

[Daltor]
now listen, hear my voice
I know your heart is still in there
refuse his guidance
I know you can

[Storyteller]
Wounded, bleeding, now itʼs no more possessed
now freed its spirit can now rest
casting shadows on the land
leaving traces on the white sand

[Daltor]
Now my dragon fly me to Sendor
take me into the heart of Noland
where the sun never shines and the fogʼs always thick
where the sounds just gets lost in the forest
take me straight to the master of darkness!

 

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.

TBCSS: S01E08 – Daltor The Dragonhunter

Drawing by Samuele Marini
Drawing by Samuele Marini

It’s early morning, the dawn has just given way to the bright light of day, the sun beams are slowly pushing away the shadow that’s embracing the sleeping kings, when all of a sudden a disquieting cry wakes up the group and they open their eyes to discover that a huge black dragon is flying in circles above them. Daltor, an expert dragon hunter, assures the kings he will take care of it, because he’s already fought with thousands of majestic, lethal yet fascinating creatures like that. The king of Westland, strengthened by his self-confidence,  provokes and challenges the dragon, he is convinced he can beat the beast in no-time, until he hears it say that he can’t win, because it’s possessed by Sendor, its only job is to kill everyone trying to get to the Dark Wizard, and if it fails, the second guardian – White Dragon-  won’t.
The two engage in a battle, while the kings take shelter. Daltor refuses to be discouraged by the dragon’s words and repeats to his inner self the value of its identity like a mantra: he’s Daltor the Dragonhunter, he will always places the good of his lands before anything else, he can’t have no mercy for traitors and he is ready for the ultimate sacrifice to protect the peace and the glory of his reign.
The mantra builds in Daltor some kind of competitive anger that helps him prevail, the dragon is tired and can non longer defend itself from the continuous blows received. Sendor from somewhere afar is angry, he didn’t think the king could be so valorous, so infuses in the dragon more energy and strength and throws it against the king.

8. DALTOR THE DRAGONHUNTER

(Daltor)
You, that fly in the sky
Black Dragon die!
Throw flames from your head
trying to kill me
you donʼt know
who you are facing
blood on your teeth
but now let the fight begin!

(Black Dragon)
He is my spirit
he lives in my heart
heʼs guiding my will
so I must kill you

(Daltor)
Guardiano eterno
Sendor is in you, in your heart
I will fight for my lands!

(Black Dragon)
Yes I am only the first
the first guardian
of the sword
in my head darkness is cold
Sendor has my control

(Daltor)
This is my spirit
my virtue and strength
with full devotion
Iʼll honor my call

Guardiano eterno
Sendor in you, in your heart
I will fight for my lands!

I am Daltor the dragonhunter
I will sacrifice all that I have
I will brandish my silver sword and Iʼll kill you
thereʼs no mercy for the betrayers
I am Daltor the dragonhunter!

(Sendor)
No! my dragon! what have you done? you canʼt give in now, it canʼt be! heʼs just a foolish king! but trust me, I will give you all of my strength, thereʼs only one thing left to do: stand up my dragon, spread your wings, fly high reaching the sky and kill him NOW!

(Daltor)
I am Daltor the dragonhunter
I will sacrifice all that I have
I will brandish my silver sword and Iʼll kill you
thereʼs no mercy for the betrayers
I am Daltor the dragonhunter!

Credits:
– Drawing by Samuele Marini
– 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.