This is Sicycre from the Community Team.
A month has already passed since the release of Patch 5.3. We all hope you've enjoyed it so far!
Since it was the conclusion of the Shadowbringers storyline, the patch contained quite a lot of exciting main scenario content.
While it was extremely story driven, experiencing the game as the protagonist provided a unique angle to the story; one that deviated from reading a novel or watching a movie but certainly more interactive.
It was truly amazing... I was on the edge of my seat for most of the main scenario!
Speaking of "the edge", I would like to share the lyrics for the amazing tune that plays during that ONE particular trial in the Patch 5.3 main scenario. Without further ado, here are the lyrics for To The Edge:
To The Edge
All our splendour bathed black in silence
Our surrender a sombre reverie
Slowly drifting down into twilight
Left to sifting through faded memories
Know our places, for worth is wordless
Evanescent, this writing on the wall
Brother stay this descent to madness
Come and save us. Catch us before we fall
Like broken angels, wingless, cast from heavens' gates
(Our slumb'ring demons awake)
We only fly when falling, falling far from grace
(Hell take us, heaven can wait)
Our lives a message in a bottle cast to sea
(Disgrace untold and unseen)
Quick to their ends, our candles burn until we're free
In monochrome melodies
Our tears are painted in red
(Bleeding to the edge)
Deep inside we're nothing more
Than scions and sinners
In the rain
Do light and darkness fade
Yes, time circles endlessly
The hands of fate trained ahead
(Pointing to the edge)
All things change, drawn to the flame
To rise from the ashes.
We first must see the end
Rock of ages, we cast the first stone
In our cages, we know not what we do
Indecision here at the crossroads
Recognition, tomorrow's come too soon
Follow blindly like lambs to slaughter
At the mercy of those who ply the sword
As our song wends dead underwater
We're forgotten for now and evermore
Without a compass wand'ring lost in lies of faith
(Faith slowly wasting away)
Only alive in fighting Death's amber embrace
(Our hearts beat loud, unafraid)
On Hands and knees we pray to gods we've never seen
(Come shadow, come follow me)
The final hour upon us, no more time to breathe
These lyrics are supposed to represent the characters involved in the Patch 5.3 trial. Those who became incapable of bringing things to an end, and those who arrived to bring closure... It's a pretty involved song but I feel it makes it all the more meaningful.
Your impression of the trial may have also changed now that with these lyrics in mind, so we recommend going through the trial again while paying attention to the song.
So now, not only must you battle the boss, but now you may have to battle those emotions within as well! (I'm not /cry-ing, you are...)
Additionally, a mini album, FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS - EP2 containing To The Edge and other tracks from Patch 5.3 are now available for purchase.
We hope you'll enjoy listening to these tracks outside of the game as well.
Finally, we've also released the seventh installment of Tales from the Shadows.
What could the latest story reveal...? Be sure to give a looksee!
Thanks for going through a lot of some pretty amazing Patch 5.3 content with us and more.
We hope you are all staying safe and healthy out there!
- Community Team