FFXIV OST – Hades’ Theme


One brings shadow, one brings light Two-toned echoes tumbling through time Threescore wasted, ten cast aside Four-fold knowing, no end in sight One brings shadow, one brings light One dark future no one survives On their shadows, away we fly The road that we walk Is lost in the flood Here proud angels bathe in Their wages of blood At this, the world’s end, do we cast off tomorrow One brings shadow, one brings light To this riddle all souls are tied Brief our moments, brazen and bright Forged in fury, tempered in ice Hindmost devils, early to rise Sing come twilight, sleep when they die Heaven’s banquet leavened with lies Sating honor, envy, and pride One brings shadow, one brings light Run from the light Authors of our fates Orchestrate our fall from grace Poorest players on the stage Our defiance drives us straight to the edge A reflection in the glass Recollections of our past Swift as darkness, cold as ash Far beyond this dream of paradise lost Home Riding home Dying hope Hold onto hope… Ohhh… Home Riding home Home, riding home Hope, finding hope… Ohhh… One brings shadow, one brings light One more chapter we’ve yet to write Want for nothing, nothing denied Wand’ring ended, futures aligned One brings shadow, one brings light One brings shadow, one brings light You are the light We fall We fall We fall We fall unto the end One world’s end Our world’s end Our end We won’t end

100 thoughts on “FFXIV OST – Hades’ Theme

  1. One of the tenses final MSQ bosses ever in the entire off ffxiv. Thumbs up for this.

  2. Got to this part after beating the final dungeon and it was already 10 at night. My fiance saw the cut scene play out and I just gave her a look. She was like "Go get em". Didn't get to bed till almost midnight xD

  3. For whom weeps the storm,
    Her tears on our skin
    The days of our years gone,
    Our souls soaked in sin
    These memories ache with the weight of tomorrow

    Who fights?
    Who flies?
    Who falls?

    One brings shadow, one brings light
    Two-toned echoes tumbling through time
    Threescore wasted, ten cast aside
    Four-fold knowing, no end in sight
    One brings shadow, one brings light
    One dark future no one survives
    On their shadows, away we fly

    The road that we walk
    Is lost in the flood
    Here proud angels bathe in
    Their wages of blood
    At this, the world's end, do we cast off tomorrow

    One brings shadow, one brings light
    To this riddle all souls are tied
    Brief our moments, brazen and bright
    Forged in fury, tempered in ice
    Hindmost devils, early to rise
    Sing come twilight, sleep when they die
    Heaven's banquet leavened with lies
    Sating honor, envy, and pride
    One brings shadow, one brings light
    Run from the light

    Authors of our fates
    Orchestrate our fall from grace
    Poorest players on the stage
    Our defiance drives us straight to the edge
    A reflection in the glass
    Recollections of our past
    Swift as darkness, cold as ash
    Far beyond this dream of paradise lost

    Home
    Riding home
    Dying hope
    Hold onto hope… Ohhh…
    Home
    Riding home
    Home, riding home
    Hope, finding hope… Ohhh…

    One brings shadow, one brings light
    One more chapter we've yet to write
    Want for nothing, nothing denied
    Wand'ring ended, futures aligned
    One brings shadow, one brings light
    One brings shadow, one brings light
    You are the light

    We fall
    We fall
    We fall
    We fall unto the end

    One world's end

    Our world's end

    Our end

    We won't end

    I am shadow, I am the light

  4. As much as i love this theme, i still want the 2nd phase music without the 1st phase music cause to me personally, the epicness reach it's climax when the 2nd phase music kicks in

  5. You can't hear the line "The road the we walk is lost in the flood" without thinking of Ardbert.
    God this game…

  6. Shadowbringers: Part MMO; part single player adventure; all Final Fantasy.

  7. I would shit my pants if he summoned people from the previous 13 final fantasy games

  8. Just beat him last night and, my God Shadowbringers was EPIC! IMO the story is actually a bit better than Heavensward and this fight is one reason why it was so damn epic!

  9. Pretty sure that all the dislikes are from super jealous and salty WoW holdouts that wish their expansion was even a half as good as this… (or their game, in general)

  10. I have played video games for over 30 years, and if you've played this game from start to finish this might be the soundtrack to the single hypest ending I've ever seen.

  11. One brings shadow, one brings light
    Two-toned echoes tumbling through time
    Threescore wasted, ten cast aside
    Four-fold knowing, no end in sight
    One brings shadow, one brings light
    One dark future no one survives
    On their shadows, away we fly
     一人は影を、もう一人は光をもたらす
     二色の残響が時を転がり落ちていく
     三世、己をふいにして
     四重の見聞を経ても、終わりは見えない
     一人は影を、もう一人は光をもたらす
     生き残る者のない、ある暗い未来
     その影が差し、我らは飛び去るのだ

    The road that we walk
    Is lost in the flood
    Here proud angels bathe in
    Their wages of blood
    At this, the world's end, do we cast off tomorrow
     我が行く道は
     氾濫に呑まれ
     ここでは誇り高き天使が
     血の報いに溺れている
     この、世界の終わりにて、重き明日を振り払おう

    One brings shadow, one brings light
    To this riddle all souls are tied
    Brief our moments, brazen and bright
    Forged in fury, tempered in ice
    Hindmost devils, early to rise
    Sing come twilight, sleep when they die
    Heaven's banquet leavened with lies
    Sating honor, envy, and pride
    One brings shadow, one brings light
    Run from the light
     ある英雄は影を、別の英雄は光をもたらす
     この不可思議な摂理に、すべての魂は捕らわれる
     我らの刹那は、厚かましく輝かしく描かれて
     怒りの炎に形造られ、氷に鍛えられていく
     後ろについてくる悪魔は、早くから動き出し
     夕方には歌い出して、死ぬまで眠らない
     天で饗される食事は、嘘で膨らまされていて
     名誉、嫉妬、誇りを満たすだろう
     一方は影を、もう一方は光をもたらす
     光から逃げろ

    Authors of our fates
    Orchestrate our fall from grace
    Poorest players on the stage
    Our defiance drives us straight to the edge
    A reflection in the glass
    Recollections of our past
    Swift as darkness, cold as ash
    Far beyond this dream of paradise lost
     我らは己が運命の作者だ
     神の恩寵を失うことさえ、曲に乗せてしまおう
     舞台上で最も哀れな役者とも言える
     この抗いが、我らを今際へと追いやるのだから
     硝子に反射するのは
     過ぎし日の思い出
     闇のように素早く、灰のように冷たく
     失われた楽園の夢の、遥か彼方へ

    Home
    Riding home
    Dying hope
    Hold onto hope… Ohhh…
    Home
    Riding home
    Home, riding home
    Hope, finding hope… Ohhh…
     在るべき場所
     そこへと帰る
     消えていく希望
     手放したりはしない
     温かき場所
     そこへと帰る
     あの愛しき場所へと帰るのだ
     希望を、探して

    One brings shadow, one brings light
    One more chapter we've yet to write
    Want for nothing, nothing denied
    Wand'ring ended, futures aligned
    One brings shadow, one brings light
    One brings shadow, one brings light
    You are the light
     一人は影を、もう一人は光をもたらす
     まだ書かれていない、もう一章
     何も望まなければ、拒まれもしないが
     行方なき旅は終わり、二つの未来が最果てに並ぶ
     一人は影を、もう一人は光をもたらす
     ある英雄は影を、別の英雄は光をもたらす
     お前が、光だ

    We fall
    We fall
    We fall
    We fall unto the end
     落ちる
     落ちる
     落ちる
     終わりへと落ちる

    One world's end
     ある世界の終末

    Our world's end
     我が世界の終末

    Our end
     我らの終末

    We won't end
     ――終わることなどない

    I am shadow, I am the light
     ――私は闇であり、光である

  12. Am I the only one that never trusted Emet-Selch the entire time through out all of Shadowbringers and viewed his every attempt at friendship as a trick of manipulation? After seeing how Lahabrea operated and the kinds of manipulations Emet has done in the past, I just could never bring myself to view his offers of friendship as genuine. Every scene where we could pick what to say I always picked the lines that showed my doubt and mistrust of him.

    Even when we finally came to blows in this fight, I was still convinced that I was doing the right thing putting him down and had no qualms doing so. The only tinge of guilt I finally felt was his final line, his final request to remember him and the Ascians. I suppose Mother Hydaelyn has me very well tempered. lol

  13. Wicked theme until all i heard was Dinner hall!!!!!!!! HA:LLLLLLLLLLLL! Lol i cant stop hearing that.

  14. Now that we've beaten up Hades, does this mean that he will synthesize equipment for us?

  15. That feeling when you realize that Hades's masks are the same kind as the ones that were in Oeilvert.

  16. This was really a fight of kill or be killed and you may think that's how all fights are but… This one in this story really gets to you…
    The ascians we all know and love (lol) lost an ENTIRE WORLD… Everything that was apart of it, all the souls shattered, their loves, their family, their friends… All…I can't really say gone… All the ascians are trying to do is bring them back… They know they can, they know they can fix this disaster… Everything destroyed and even they don't understand why or how it happened… After everything they tried to do to stop it… The caught the porcelain vase before it shattered only for someone to kick it out of their hands…

    And… Now even if the ascians don't believe any of the shards and the shattered souls inhabiting them are alive… They are and they have built themselves home and families and found loves and friends just like the ascians… And unlike the ascians who for as far as we know they only knew of peace and prosperity before the great sundering… They have lost their things before… And they can't bring them back.
    Mortals they may be they rise to fight for a greater future… Because not all things are gone forever, not all things cannot be mended… They do this so that someone anyone in the future won't have to see a horrible mess around them… Houses burned to ash and the blood spilled before their eyes…

    To bring about this great rejoining would be to kill off all the cultures and history and people who believe it or not are LIVING, and… Loving… And anger…sadness…
    All things ascians are capable of…
    There is no wrong option here
    These mortal could die and bring back a whole world of people who didn't as far as we know didn't deserve such a fate.
    Or the ascians would die and even tho we are told to remember their history and people and world would be gone forever…
    I never believed in Utopias and I still don't but it was a life all use to share and be happy with… But not all would agree these days… Some people don't think they could live a life without some hardships… And would rather the broken world they know.

    I wish we could somehow have both worlds… Emet and the other ascians… They don't deserve to be banished into Oblivion… And we don't deserve to die just so they can have there home and people back…
    Both are the right answer… And it depends on who you ask which they would choose to go with… You can only take one path

    Choose one and kill the other… And in the WoL/WoD POV… It's kill or be killed… With no wrong choice.
    It's all a matter of morals and ideology and… and so many other factors…
    This story line really makes me cry because I really feel for the ascians… This is hard on everyone who knows.

  17. Emet-Selch was really hard for me to kill. Imagine being the last three people in your race that you know of, imagine one of those three watching as his last two brethren, the only ones who can share his pain, be swatted from history, Imagine being the "Last" of your race, the crushing loneliness, the immense pressure to see your goals through to the end. The despair when you too are crushed like the other two.

    I had a real moral quandary this expansion, for once I wondered if it was time to just tear off the band aid and reunite the worlds, sure untold would die but from then on, no one else would have to die, we'd be immortal. I genuinely thought "Maybe its ok to let the Ascians plans come to fruition."

  18. I finally got here… last week I believe. The lead-in is was absolutely amazing! Then this badass theme kicks in. Only downside was I had been waiting an hour just for the fight (queued twice).

    "It ends this day. One way or another, it ends."

    After all that we had been through – the Scions and the WoL/WoD, it weighed heavily on me. Despite my differences with the Scions, I've come to consider them my family and I made a promise to Tataru to bring them home and I'm keeping it. This was what my character was determined to do. If I die, I die on my terms. One way or another, this story ends and I'm taking him with me.

  19. you have no power over meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    K O

  20. I don't understand all the losers that are hype for WoW classic when they could be playing something that is better than both classic and current WoW.

  21. After trying Black Desert on the PS4 without any help for 2 days i realize how amazing FF14 is. I deleted that trash and I'll never touch another MMO again. I now realize how lucky i was to have met Yoshi-p twice and him taking pictures with me. Final Fantasy forever damnit!!!!

  22. I swear the build-up to this fight was the best, but the queue was 30 minutes for me and that as a tank.

  23. My favorite part of this fight wasn't any of the mechanics, but how they kind of layered the FF9 reference they were making with it. For those not in the know, in FF9, Hades is an optional boss only encountered near the end of the game in an area called Memoria, which is a place conjured from the memories of the planet. You find Hades in a section of Memoria that appears underwater, but you can still walk around in it like any other area. Sound familiar?

  24. How could they possibly hit me any harder than this final boss? They'd have to, like, bring in the director of Nier Automata

  25. Did this blind at Minimum iL yesterday as DRK… had chills the whole fight. What a great Final Boss, although I wish we fought Emet-Selch's normal form first. Also an Ardbert summon Active Time Event would have been even better. Still an incredible fight.

  26. I just came from an alpharad video. But all I can say is "Our cause is just JARED."

  27. Suddenly the lyrics make sense. "Riding Home" was never about the main characters getting back to The Source, but Emet-Selch's quest to bring back his homeworld…

  28. i feel like Emet and the rest of the Ascians are the people from 1.0 that we abandoned them or so

  29. hades was Always my prefered primal, when i saw him as final boss of this expansion, i was like " that's the best end for this"Amazing how they changed him from the old one of the Others final fantasys

  30. So going by the official OST track listing, the first phase is "Who Brings Shadow" and the second one is "Invincible". Quite fitting, I guess.

  31. Weird place to ask this question, but can someone explain to me why everyone is assuming the WoL is formed from a fragment of the Ascian that resisted Zodiark and supported Hydaelyn? While I think this makes a ton of narrative sense, I feel like the foreshadowing heavily favors that character being Elidibus, the white-robed Emissary. He repeatedly refers to his "black-robed brethren" like they're imbeciles that can't tell their faces from their asses, and then there's the whole color-scheme thing…

    I guess I don't so much need an explanation of why you think the WoL would be that character, but rather–what, then, of Elidibus? What sets him apart from the other council members, if not his resistance to the summoning of Zodiark? (And before this is used as an argument, he might be working alongside the black-robed Ascians for a yet-unrevealed plan; he might have even changed his mind in the intervening years. We also know the Ascians have an issue with killing other Ascians, so maybe they weren't as allied as we previously thought.)

    EDIT: The robe color is really the sticking point, for me–when writing this, I realized that this must symbolize Elidibus is rogue. When you first arrive in Amaurot, there's an aether current quest where someone tells you how damn important it is for you to wear the black robes everyone else wears.

  32. And how its gonna explain these other warriors of darkness when we fought Vaughtry and Titania before? Lol

  33. See other players join you for a boss fight is well and good. But when your squad joins up…. That just screams “You just pissed off the wrong crew, asshole!”. So epic and feels awesome!

  34. Before Shadowbringers, I honestly didn't like Emet Selch, he seemed like a evil character just for the sake of beign evil.
    But after Shadowbringers, I can say he's my favorite antagonist of the game.

  35. The most frustrating part of this fight is when I pop Nostrand at the same time summons all those mobs and I can’t hit a single one because they die before tab decides to get around to them. I really wish we had an AOE that didn’t to target. Just “ go that way!”

  36. I dont know how i will react , when Eorzean symphony and The Primals will mix this .. 😮

  37. At first I thought G’raha Tia was about to gather all the shards of my character and turn her into a perfect being, but justification for 7 other players being there is fine too.

  38. by far the best final boss for a expatiation next to nidhogg when it comes to fight and theme.

  39. Sounds kinda like a more subdued version of Dissidia 012's God in Fire. I dig it.

  40. On the last two expansions we faced dragon's who I always gave a speech before starting (is it cheesey, yeah but the fuck do I care it was too epic not make one) but this fight had me stumped since we are not facing a Dragon, the epitome of an adventure, but a man who has lost everything dear to him and will do everything in his power to bring back his loved ones. In a way Emet Selch was us and we were him in wanting to protect that what we hold dear but the difference between us is that we believe all life even if it is but a fraction of what it once is still life and thus in our final battle We Are Not Alone.
    "For those who We have Lost and For those who We have yet to Save…..We shall Vanquish you, HADES!!!! IT ENDS HERE!

  41. Hades boss is pretty easy but awesome, Shadowbringers is really recommendated, I love that story.

  42. Part one is called Who Brings Shadow, while Phase two is called Invincible

  43. Going to just put this out here and say I saw ffxiv haveing slight parallel to Ferngully mainly about the balance of nature and destruction, good vs evil, etc. This expansion further parallels it with a mix of other movies including Borther Bear, Road to Eldorado, and Atlantis.

  44. Playing with these ost's going on, hit a cinematic and this song comes on… Fuck Yeah!
    "Hien gallantly rides in with wind blowing through his hair"

  45. This game reminds you you're not playing a game; you're playing an experience. This expansion showed how much of an evolution it is compared to other MMOs. Emet Selch will also go down as one of my favorite villains of all time. He's the perfect example of a tragic villain: he wasn't trying to be evil for the sake of being evil, he was just trying to fix things and bring back his home. Let's be honest, if we were in his situation, would we be any different?

    We will remember you, Emet.
    We will remember you and yours once lived.
    This we promise.

  46. just finish the story. thankyou FF14, such quality such writing, amazing OST, the part where you throw the javelin of light is just…. damn…. damn son.

    some people may called this "isekai" but its definitely isekai done right.

  47. Sorry for my newbish question, but how do you make camera move back so much on PS4? Also, this is the most epic conclusion to the main story of this expansion, with a kickass theme to boot.

  48. Move aside 32 bit this is what 64 but can do and it is way better then you.

  49. Ya know other than this song sounding cool there's something else behind it.

    This is both yours and Hades' theme. The Sin Eater lines are yours and the analytical whispers belong to Hades. It shows the difference between you two. One who chose the logical dark or the other who chose the moral light. Immortality vs mortality.

    The reason why you win is because you prove the world isn't just about labelling evil and destroying it. All things will die but they won't self-inflict tragedy upon itself. That's also why Hades wants you to win in a way. Because you finally prove what he wanted to be true. He's still going to fight for his world, but this is a trial for both of you.

  50. Because of this video, the whole expac I was thinking "who tf is hades and when does he show up". By the time I got to the reveal I was so engrossed in the story it blew me away. what a cool final battle.

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  52. So much good music came out of shadowbringers like this one. Though the fight with Hades was pretty easy on regular mode.

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