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Axiom means "a self-evident truth that requires no proof"
Story Overview Edit
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.
[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
- ↑ "The Empyrean Extermination Sequence has begun"