"The IXth Legion" as written by Marcel Schoenen and Arkadius Antonik....
Centuries of fighting
Decades of war lay behind us
Countless were the men we defeated
But now, my brothers, we have to face an
Enemy more valiant than all the ones before
The right hand of Rome, the hammer of hispana
The IXth Legion

A strong gale is blowin' from north
I can see them strike the sails

A strong gale as they run ashore
A deadly alliance, a grim pact of war

Clamouring for battle and
Nordic tunes fill the air
Hail to the northern wolves
Our last hope in times of despair

Don't fear tomorrow nor the end
For time will testify
Our honour and our strength
Who was valiant and who has failed

Fall to your knees and pray
A last word to infinity for your beloved ones
You will leave them to weep and worry
And if time asks “Oh where have you gone”

No one will ever know
Only the standing Stones
No one will ever know
Where they have gone

Dark and pale lies the land
In the end truth or legend no one knows
Only the standing stones
I hear the sounds still echo

Through plains and hills
Through hearts of men
For thousand years we stand
We breathe and soar
Where the wild winds roar

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"The Ixth Legion" as written by Marcel Schoenen Arkadius Antonik

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    General CommentAs the title implies, the ninth roman legion was a veteran legion that served across the roman empire between 65 BC and approximately 117 AD. Formed in Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula), they served under Ceasar during the conquest in Gaul, and also in the invasion and occupation of Britian.

    The song deals with their mysterious disappearance around 117 AD. The popular belief is that they disbanded in Britain, some believe they were destroyed in the Bar Kochba Revolt in the middle east, but the most fitting theory for the song is that they disbanded or were destoryed by some means in the Netherlands, going on the basis of "Nordic tunes fill the air". While not quite as Nordic as say Sweden or Norway, it certainly fits the song in a better way then Britain given the time period.

    The song itself tells the story of the Ninth from their opponents side, with the end result being an ultimate defeat. The guardians of the land, whether supernatural or simply generations of battle hardened warriors, destroy the legion leaving no-one to tell their tale, other then the standing stones who bore witness to their demise.
    blarghityblarghon March 30, 2011   Link

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