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What are the lyrics to “Forged in Crimson” from Mount Ordeals in Final Fantasy XIV? Full lyrics

Inspired by Final Fantasy IV.

Final Fantasy XIV is known to have a wide amount of absolute bangers when it comes to boss themes. Many of these songs have no business being in a fantasy game, but they all somehow work in their own unique way. While the game features some incredible orchestrations that stick in your head for months, it also has some different genres that include lyrics. It might be hard to take the time to learn the lyrics to a song while getting pummeled by a raid boss, so Square Enix has been kind enough to give us the official lyrics to many of these hits. Here are the lyrics to the Mount Ordeals Trial song titled “Forged in Crimson.”

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“Forged in Crimson” lyrics in Final Fantasy XIV

The arrangement in question was created by Japanese musician Kenichi Maeyamada, with lyrics penned by Final Fantasy XIV game designer Takashi Tokita. The lyrics are as follows:

“Fears rise, blades fall
His void calls

Fires blaze, waters rage
Gods above are deaf now to your cries (deaf now to your cries)
Earthen scourge, gale winds surge
Look within and seek your own salvation
Do you claim to have the strength to brave the flames of battle, conquest, death, annihilation

Here souls weep, sorrow steeped
Wherefore would you mourn the coming dawn (mourn the coming dawn)
Save your tears, face your fears
In despair you will find no safe harbor
Dare to stoke the fire in your soul, make keen your blade, stand fast or die bereft of honor

In the darkness be by fear consumed
Hearts turn cold where naught ever blooms

Elemental fury given to flesh
Raw strength on a level mere mortals cannot contest
The embodiment of earth – earth, wind, water, and fire
Fears rise, blades fall
His void calls

Flames consume, tides subsume
Cut down all who would dare hold you back, prove there’s naught you lack
Earth befouled, fierce winds howl
Face hell now to prove your will unyielding
You must walk this path alone, but know that you are not the first nor last to seek purgation

Flames consume, tides subsume
Cut down all who would dare hold you back, prove there’s naught you lack
Earth befouled, fierce winds howl
Face hell now to prove your will unyielding
You must walk this path alone, but know that you are not the first nor last to seek purgation

In the darkness be by fear consumed
Hearts turn cold where naught ever blooms

Elemental fury given to flesh
Raw strength on a level mere mortals cannot contest
Steel your soul or ever burn – burn with boundless ire, forged in crimson fire”

Inspiration for Forged in Crimson lyrics in Final Fantasy XIV

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The lyrics to “Forged in Crimson” are completely based on “The Battle with the Four Fiends” song from Final Fantasy IV. This makes a lot a sense, as the Mount Ordeals Trial has you fight one of these fiends, Rubicante, the Archfiend of Fire.


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Michael Stoyanoff is a Freelance Writer for Gamepur. He holds vast knowledge on Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft among other MMO's. Bioware RPGs are also a passion. In his free time you can find him lounging with his pug or working on his fitness.