"Grey Sublime Archon" as written by Christian Glanzmann and Christian Glanzmann....
I raise my hand against ye, thief!
For we're accustomed to receive,
Not to give hostages
Hear these words! deeds are overt!

As chaos evolves
In worthless lies

A crucial congress
At saônes banks

Gray Sublime Archon I've been called
Through all these years I bore up
Now may we all stay the course
This day

I raise my hand against it all
I question now, did I fail?
Or retain our dignity
And shelter of this defilement?

As chaos evolves
In worthless lies

A crucial congress
At saônes banks

Gray Sublime Archon I've been called
Through all these years I bore up
Now may we all stay the course
This day

As chaos evolves
In worthless lies

Gray Sublime Archon I've been called
Through all these years I bore up
Now may we all stay the course
This day



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"Gray Sublime Archon" as written by Christian Glanzmann

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    General CommentAnother quote from the CD insert:

    "If we can believe the ancient historians, the Helvetians, sick of constant conflict and badgering through the Roman empire, left their homeland in the year 58 BC and set off to migrate to an area at the atlanticus (followed by many other celtic clans). At a great age the Helvetic/Tigurinic cheiftain Divico headed the clans on their journey. For several politically calculating reasons, Gaius Julius Caesar was interested in forcing the Helvetians not to migrate. In Geneva and at the banks of the river Saône they congressed, Divico and Caesar, the Celtic Helvetians and the Roman legions. Divico was offered bribes as well as being threatened by Caesar, but he was not willing to become venal by bowing to the Roman empire, thus sacrificing the political freedom of his clans. Probably the crucial moment came when Divico answered Caesar's demand for Helvetic hostages, stating that the Helvetians had peaceful and decent intents, but that he was not willing to pay bail, since the Celtic Helvetians were accustomed to receive and not to give hostages. With that statement, Divico made the Helvetians standpoint very clear and became an embodiment of their pride, steeliness, and their of freedom and independance. As we know, it all ended up in the battle on the fields of Bibracte, where the Roman armies besieged the Celtic clans... and where more than 200,000 Celts found their deathes. So Divico was a symbol of Celtic pride, steeliness, and dignity, presenting the Helvetic attitude of choosing death rather than capitulating and surrendering to an emperical dictatorship. We can only wonder what Divico's thoughts might have been concerning all the lives lost. For sure he felt he did the right thing, yet maybe there were also qualms in his mind before he died, concerning his right to sacrifice his people to freedom? We'll never know..."
    RainbowDemonon January 04, 2009   Link

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