A solemn oath lifts spirits heavenward from mud,
But knights are men, and men bound to the passions of their blood.
Ill-chosen vows, spoke recklessly in lust, in hate
Surrender noble men to baser fates.
And evil oaths once sworn in heated breath
Still follow, follow on through life -- Past death!
Such then are these, deathknights who followed darkness call
Whose past misdeeds are sung forever in their master's hall
To him their afterlives are chained; twas he they chose:
Lord Soth, dark Knight of the Black Rose!
Issue 1- page 11 - Lord Soth and Kitiara
Issue 4 - page 23 - Fizban
Stars in circuit, gods on high,
Hear my prayer in nights dark sky
Send your host to guard my bed
As I lay down my little head.
Keep me safe herinafter
Fill my heart with your sweet laughter
And by these blessings I do borrow
Wake me gently on the morrow