Only the earth remembers it,
And she has told me the story
Of a time of ending,
When men forgot glory.
His name was Seth, ruler of a great city
Overlooking the cerulean sea from above.
Just as the waves ate at the soil beneath,
So the city was eaten by love.
A Golden race, gifted with eternity,
A friend of the King, he was Cahal.
Steadfast by Seth's side by day,
Night was the cause of his fall.
Airlia, Queen of the city over the sea,
Fairest of all mortals
In her likeness to the undying.
With herself were her quarrels.
Seth and Airlia wed,
Cahal and Airlia love ties,
Cahal and Seth old friends,
A son by Seth,
A son by Cahal.
Basil, illigetimate heir,
Rafe, who had the gall.
Rumors flew through the city,
"The boys are not kin."
Rafe knew, he found it out,
He told of Airlia's sin.
Shame on the Golden race,
Airlia feared for her life.
Seth driven mad by the betrayal
Took up the untarnished knife.
Blood spilled on jade tiles,
Cries of mourning from Cahal's lips.
He was driven out by Rafe,
The Goldens banished in ships.
The cruel, untrusting rule began.
So men's glory ended.
Oceans, valleys, mountains
Never to be mended.