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"Tellurian" meaning hailing from earth and "pathos" meaning a quality that evokes pity the song's name is a reference to the forming mindset that polarizes the augmented humans and the humans on Acheron.

The Tellurian Pathos
As embers turn to dust
Album As Embers Turn To Dust
Duration 7:40
Track Number 7
Preceded By:
6. Unearthing The Daedalian Ancient
Followed By:
8. Thus Always To Tyrants

Story Overview Edit

Back on the Cepheus Ring, some humans choose not to make life on Acheron and embrace human augmentation instead. They become increasingly polarized in their belief that machine augmentation is the best way forward and that the fragility and gradual decline of human life must be forsaken to evolve and advance. In search for a land where they can develop, they turn their eyes toward Empyrean.

Story Details Edit

Most will endure this cruel decay 
Gasping for life 
Grasping for days

The decay mentioned is the gradual withering of human life, we grow old, decay, wither, and die. This coincides with the lines in previous albums stating "humans will endure the cruelty of time". The people who adopt human augmentation see this quality as a sad and pathetic one, gradually gaining a condescending and even disdainful view of the other humans.

Our flesh will dissolve in our quest to evolve
Organic forms will fail us all
We seek an end to the essence of pain

The mentioned "essence of pain" is the unforgiving entropy of time. By embracing machine augmentation they hope to move beyond this pain and forsake humanity's weaker qualities. This mindset also brings about feelings of superiority and the possible degeneracy of those who don't embrace machine augmentation. The faction of augmented humans are correct in that machines saved humanity from destruction on Earth but there is underlying ironies and flaws in their logic. Technology is also what destroyed Earth and while machines such as Titans and terraforming did save humanity, humans are what built and created those things. Mechina highlights how many ideologies are flawed due to human error. Dissension and polarization due to these ideologies are what drove people so apart and ultimately caused the war that destroyed Earth. The same is beginning to happen with the people who escaped from Earth to Acheron. The dissension and out-group thinking over the viewpoints of humanity's future and machine augmentation are what will cause yet another planet destroying conflict.

Lyrics Edit

Those below are destined to be
Consumed by human fragility
The moment between cause and effect
A violent reminder for those who left

Enyo's colossus, a journey within
Becoming immortal from the blood of her kin
Eternal life, living within
Banshees will shield Alithea's twin

In time, two worlds will be born
Then banish their land
Turn their world into the orbital forge

Most will endure this cruel decay
Gasping for life
Grasping for days

As our legions divide
We lay claim to the sky
In time, our shadows will turn day into night
We seek an end to the essence of pain

Our flesh will dissolve in our search to evolve
Organic forms will fail us all
We seek an end to the essence of pain

Too soon for war, let them grovel and horde
Cepheon eyes search for Empyrean shores
Watch how they grovel so feeble and cold
They mirror their masters
Traitors and whores

In time, two worlds will be born
Then banish their land
Turn their world into the orbital forge

Most will endure this cruel decay
Gasping for life
Grasping for days

As our legions divide
We lay claim to the sky
In time, our shadows will turn day into night
We seek an end to the essence of pain

Our flesh will dissolve in our search to evolve
Organic forms will fail us all
We seek an end to the essence of pain

As our legions divide
We lay claim to the sky
In time, our shadows will turn day into night
We seek an end to the essence of pain

Our flesh will dissolve in our search to evolve
Organic forms will fail us all
We seek an end to the essence of pain

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