"What fires burn within my heart and force me to contend
With the perils that await me at this tragic journey’s end?
"I have walked the roads that lead to Hell, I have challenged all but Fate.
I have fought and bled and carried on just to reach this final gate.
And now the task before me looms, this dire deed undone;
I shall make my stand against the Three until the battle’s won.
"What fear or wound could ever still this last defiant cry,
As I stand against the Shadow ‘neath the endless burning sky?”
|—||C. Vincent Metzen|