Rhapsody Of Fire - Act IV - The Betrayal lyrics

What many believed was only a legend
Was now lying in front of me...
There it was... Erian's book of the holy angels
The testament of all the Heavens... beckoning to me
A black dragon made of stone stood guard over it
Threatening with outstretched wings…
As I drew closer my heart pounded
But I cast off my fear and in the next instant
I opened the book…

King Uriel:
What Erian had written 5.000 years before
Was now finally before their eyes

[Suddenly Tarish raises a knife to Iras' throat]

Dargor: Elf of the caves!
Khaas: Tarish, what in God's name are you doing?
Iras: You… insane… fool!
Tarish: I do what must be done…!
Dargor: Let him go!
Tarish: Give me the book and I will spare the life of this old wizard!
Lothen: Traitor…
Iras: He knows not what he's doing!
Tarish: I know very well what I am doing… Hand it to me!
Give it to me or he will die!
Khaas: All right… Take the book but let Iras go!
Iras: Nooo…!

[In the next instant Khaas and Dargor attack Tarish]

Iras: Take it from him!
Tarish: Fools…! This belongs to the Black Order…!
Dargor: Leave it… leave it!
Khaas: Ahhh… I'm bleeding!
Lothen: Help him!
Iras: Do not let him escape… Go after him! We must have the book
Dargor: I will return with it!

As I lay wounded…
An incredible pain shooting through my head
I saw Dargor struggling with Tarish… he won!
But before dying, the elf king was able
To tear some pages out of Erian's book
Then everything turned to black…