Pestis Cruento, the meaning behind the Chant

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Pestis Cruento, the meaning behind the Chant

Post by Wrim » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:48 am

I've found some meaning in the chant Pestis Cruento.

With the english translation already available in the wiki, I deciphered it as much as I could.

There are some choices:

The line ''curse chaos enemies' could mean 'Curse the enemies of Chaos' or 'Curse the Chaotic Enemies', depending on what perspective you view the text from.
Is this chant voiced by Cultists or the creators of the game?

It gives two different angles.
As a Cultist choir it would be something like this:

Blessed be the Order of heavenly Blood
Curse the enemies of Chaos
Make this dark world exist
We pray in ecstasy to achieve wisdom
Our spirits become the living dead
Foreigners we were, filled with bloodthirsty hate
Believers we are, filled with bloodhungry hate
Be enlightened by the heavenly Blood, Be filled by the heavenly Blood,
Massacre our enemies, Curse their homes
Make this dark world exist.


From the developers stand point the song would have the following meaning.

Blessed be the Development Team of heavenly Blood!
Curse their Chaotic Enemies.
We create this ecstatic world in the dark,
We pray ecstatically to achieve wisdom,
Our spirits became the living dead.
Foreigners you are, filled with bloodthirsty hate,
A Believer you will become, filled with bloodhungry hate.
Purchase the heavenly Blood, Be enlightened by the heavenly Blood,
Massacre enemies, Curse their homes,
We created this ecstatic world in the dark.


They stayed up all night working on this, ecstatically, hence their spirits became the living dead.
When you buy Blood and play Blood You get enlightened because you get to massacre enemies and curse their homes!

Something like that. Maybe there are other meanings to be found.
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Post by DustyStyx » Fri Oct 22, 2010 02:44 pm

So THAT's what they were singing.

Thanks Wrim
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Re: Pestis Cruento, the meaning behind the Chant

Post by Tchernobog » Fri Oct 22, 2010 06:57 pm

Wrim wrote:When you buy Blood and play Blood You get enlightened because you get to massacre enemies and curse their homes!
What? You mean people have been wasting their time under fig trees when they could just achieve enlightenment by playing Blood? :P

Interesting work though. :wink:
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Post by Slink » Sun Nov 14, 2010 01:56 am

LoL Amusing...
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