Chapter I: The Peddler

by Shaidar Logoth

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released February 9, 2011

All music by Steve Henningsgard and Adam Clemans
Additional vocals on Ta'maral'ailen by Heath Rave
Additional vocals on Thakan'dar by Jim Adolphson
Recorded by Steve Henningsgard

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Track Name: Mashadar
Beneath a tempestuous obsidian sky | I accept this madness within me | To set myself free | And yet I am filled with violent hatred | For The Light's Only Hope | For The Dark One | They shall both know my wrath | This deadly mist obeys my commands | Like the tentacles of a Leviathan | In the Aryth Ocean | It is my vengeance | The skin boils | Blisters and cysts | Blood like bread crumbs marks my path | Red Below | Blackness Above | Red and Black
Track Name: Ta'maral'ailen
Before I became virtue's bane made flesh | I was made to suffer | To grovel at the feet of your mindless, twisted machinations | Now I can see I was being forged with malefic intent | Driven mad with fear | My terror became my hammer | My weakness turned to means for glorious, bloody retribution | But still, I was not whole | The final stone had not been placed | Until, within the decrepit walls of ancient Aridhol | Where distrust turned to murderous malevolence | I took the manifested, self-destructive force | Within my body | We two became one | The Light's inner darkness and I are one | I am no more human than this steel I hold in my hand | The dagger and I are one | And together, we are immortal.
Track Name: Thakan'dar
O' great master | I am not worthy! | For what honor has brought me here? | I am a worm beneath your feet | Less than dirt beside your blinding perfection | For ever lasting life, I will do this task | I will find He Who Was Reborn.
Track Name: Mashiara Shai'tan
I turned my back on the Creator | For the promise of immortality | And willingly became your creature, your hound to the depths of my soul | I was chosen | To seek the Shepherd, the Wolf, the Raven Prince | Summoned to Shayol Ghul | I walked through Thakan'dar | To the Pit of Doom itself | And basking in your glory | I was rewarded with inconceivable torment | My mind was distilled | I was deceived | For with humanity supplanted by malice so pure, there can be no life eternal | Betrayed by my beloved Dark One | I will skin your Armies of the Night alive | And turn them to my higher purpose | The pattern will rend for my torment, for your deceit | You will hunt me | But your minions will fail | For I am your perfect creation | And your doom incarnate | I was chosen | I was deceived | Within me, there is only Death.