The Ruptured Poems are a set of poems found within the Ruptured Towers that serve as introductions to the dungeons, their themes and atmospheres. Each poem was carefully chosen to reflect the dungeon in which they are found. Certain dungeons have two poems.

Poem Author Location
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost Doubt
Prospice Robert Browning Fear
Stolen Waters Lewis Carroll Anguish
O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman Loss
The Haunted Palace Edgar Allan Poe Misery
Invictus William Ernest Henley Grief
There Will Come Soft Rains Sara Teasdale Guilt
Amaranth Tuomas Holopainen* Rage
You'll Never Walk Alone Oscar Hammerstein II* Crisis
Dream Within a Dream Edgar Allan Poe Misery
Ozymandias Percy Bysshe Shelley Misery
Con Te Partirò Lucio Quarantotto* Grief
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Dylan Thomas Midna's Tomb
Hurt Trent Reznor* Hilda's Tomb
How Glory Goes Adam Guettel* Hilda's Tomb
Lascia ch'io pianga George Frideric Handel

Giacomo Rossi

Hilda's Tomb

*Listed poem is a song and the author of its lyrics is credited

Background and Inspiration Edit

During development of 6.0, JKalenad intended for nearly every Ruptured Poem to be one by Lewis Carroll. The progression of poems would have been "Solitude," "Faces in the Fire," "Stolen Waters," "Dreamland," "After Three Days," and "Three Sunsets." There Will Come Soft Rains had always been planned for Guilt. JKalenad changed his choice of every poem but "Stolen Waters" in favor of poems by other authors.

Version 6.5 brought several new Ruptured Towers and with them came new poems: Amaranth, You'll Never Walk Alone, and Lascia ch'io pianga, included in Rage, Crisis, and Hilda's Tomb, respectively. Lascia ch'io pianga was included in early development stages of 6.5 but was removed. JKalenad later returned it to Hilda's Tomb.

See Also Edit

Ruptured Towers

Hero's Laments