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Earth-Born Axiom
Acheron 215
Album Acheron
Duration 08:31
Track Number 2
Preceded By:
1. Proprioception
Followed By:
3. Vanquisher


Axiom means "a self-evident truth that requires no proof"

Story Overview Edit

During the Siege of Anicetus, Empyrean initiates the "Empyrean Extermination Sequence"[1]. This song shows the result of that extermination: Acheron is now uninhabitable.

I think Amyntas' computer/interface captures this snippet right before shutting down. His body was found and the interface was activated in the previous song, but it was only able to decrypt this one snippet before shutting back down. I think this shows that he fought (and nearly died) during the Siege of Anicetus.

The title of this song is probably a pessimistic view that humans are destined to destroy themselves. Earth was rendered uninhabitable during the events of Conqueror, and now Acheron is uninhabitable after yet another war. This seems to be an axiom for all humans. This link is made clear with the phrase "The fallout can be seen from orbit", a direct quote from Incipient Tragoedia.

Story Details Edit

Cursed be this gentle breeze
Like specters who carry the scent of war
Oh how timeless and true
Be the human course to endless ruin

Dissension is an unfortunate part of human nature that has an endless capacity to destroy.

Lyrics Edit

[Amyntas/Listener’s Interface]
Encrypted communication sequence: 
initializing emergency decryption...
Decryption successful

[Empyrean Soldier]
I repeat: all Empyrean forces have been ordered
off Acheron. Incendiary effects of the
extermination sequence will make the planet
inhospitable to all life.
The fallout can be seen from orbit.

[Amyntas/Listener’s Interface]
Sentient intelligence systems offline.
Communications disabled. 


Cursed be this gentle breeze
Like specters who carry the scent of war
Oh how timeless and true
Be the human course to endless ruin
  1. "The Empyrean Extermination Sequence has begun"

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