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    A book in Skyrim, the chant of light from Dragon Age or even the narrative script in the Stanley Parable: what is your favourite piece of game lore/writing?

    I think that too often fantastic writing and imagination is overlooked in the video game genre, so let's make a tribute here!

    Copy & Paste extracts, videos, or even voice-act it yourself!

    Mine has to be the 'chant of light' from Dragon Age. Might record it at some point.

    For now:

    'No matter their power, their triumphs,
    The mage-lords of Tevinter were men
    And doomed to die.
    Then a voice whispered within their hearts,
    Shall you surrender your power
    To time like the beasts of the fields?
    You are the Lords of the earth!
    Go forth to claim the empty throne
    Of Heaven and be gods.

    In secret they worked
    Magic upon magic
    All their power and all their vanity
    They turned against the Veil
    Until at last, it gave way.

    Above them, a river of Light,
    Before them the throne of Heaven, waiting,
    Beneath their feet
    The footprints of the Maker,
    And all around them echoed a vast
    Silence.

    But when they took a single step
    Toward the empty throne
    A great voice cried out
    Shaking the very foundations
    Of Heaven and earth:

    And So is the Golden City blackened
    With each step you take in my Hall.
    Marvel at perfection, for it is fleeting.
    You have brought Sin to Heaven
    And doom upon all the world.

    Violently were they cast down,
    For no mortal may walk bodily
    In the realm of dreams,
    Bearing the mark of their Crime:
    Bodies so maimed
    And distorted that none should see them
    And know them for men.

    Deep into the earth they fled,
    Away from the Light.
    In Darkness eternal they searched
    For those who had goaded them on,
    Until at last they found their prize,
    Their god, their betrayer:
    The sleeping dragon Dumat. Their taint
    Twisted even the false-god, and the whisperer
    Awoke at last, in pain and horror, and led
    Them to wreak havoc upon all the nations of the world:
    The first Blight.


    --From Threnodies 8. '
 
 
 
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