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"Heroes" (英傑 〜ナイツ・オブ・ラウンド討滅戦〜, Eiketsu ~Naitsu Obu Raundo Tōmetsusen~?, lit. Heroes ~Knights of Round Destroying Battle~) is the final boss theme in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. It was composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by Kenichi Kuroda.

It is an arrangement of "Heavensward".

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[]

"Heroes" plays as the final boss theme against King Thordan in The Singularity Reactor The Singularity Reactor and during the second phase in The Minstrel's Ballad: Thordan's Reign The Minstrel's Ballad: Thordan's Reign.

It is the 53rd track in Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

"Heroes Never Die" is an arrangement by Yoshitaka Suzuki which plays during the first phase in The Minstrel's Ballad: Thordan's Reign and contains the motif from "Order Yet Undeciphered", the field theme of Azys Lla. It is the 52nd track in Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker[]

"Heroes" is featured in "The Final Day", the medley for the first phase of the battle with the Endsinger in The Final Day The Final Day.

"Heroes" plays during the second phase of Dragonsong's Reprise (Ultimate) Dragonsong's Reprise (Ultimate) against King Thordan in the Singularity Reactor.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

"Heroes (Arrangement)" is an arrangement by Takeharu Ishimoto which appears in the game.

It is the 6th track on disc 2 in Dissidia Final Fantasy -Arcade- Original Soundtrack Vol. 2, and the 63rd track in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Original Soundtrack.

Lyrics[]

Like "Ultima" and "The Worm's Tail", it uses nonsensical lyrics in-game, but was given actual lyrics for the Final Fantasy XIV Orchestra Concert 2017 -Eorzean Symphony-, written by Michael-Christopher Koji Fox. The lyrics were released on the Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album.

Eorzean Symphony version[]

The official lyrics released have typos for both English and the Japanese translation, as written below and unedited.

English
Dys an sohm in
[Our slumber disturbed]
Rhos an kyn ala na
[All my brothers wake]
Eehl an sohm in
[Our peace scarificed]
Sahl djas afah an
[Vengeance will be ours]
Guide us!
Guide us!
Guide us!
Guide us!
Guide us!
Guide us!
Grant us this victory!
Justice, no forgiveness
Vengeance, no deliverance
Witness to their tresspass
Pass this final sentence
Justice, no forgiveness
Vengeance, no deliverance
Witness to their tresspass
Pass this final sentence
Japanese translation
ディス アン ソーム  イン
[我らの眠りは妨げられた]
ロース アン キン
[我が血族が目覚める]
イール アン ソーム  イン
[我らの平和は犠牲にされた]
サル ジャス アファー アン
[復讐は我がものなり]
我らを導き給え
我らを導き給え
我らを導き給え
我らを導き給え
我らを導き給え
我らを導き給え
我らを、この勝利に導き給え!
許しもなく、正義
救いもなく、復讐
彼らの犯した罪に証人となりて
最後の審判を下す
許しもなく、正義
救いもなく、復讐
彼らの犯した罪に証人となりて
最後の審判を下す

Arrangement album appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Duality ~Arrangement Album~[]

A piano arrangement of "Heroes" is performed by Keiko which appears in this album.

A band arrangement was also released in the album, performed by The Primals.

Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Arrangement Album[]

An orchestral arrangement of "Heroes" was released with Kenichi Kuroda as the arranger. It was conducted by Hirofumi Kurita and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Primals[]

An arrangement of "Heroes" appears in The Primals' debut album.

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy XIV[]

A piano arrangement of "Heroes" was released in the album, both arranged and performed by Keiko.

A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy - Volume II[]

An arrangement of "Heroes" performed by the piano soloist Benyamin Nuss was recorded and appears on this album.

Live performances[]

Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album[]

A concert performance of "Heroes" orchestrated by Kenichi Kuroda for the Eorzean Symphony was recorded and appears on this album. It was conducted by Hirofumi Kurita and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mih Khetto Chorus.

It is also in the Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album (Concert version).

The Primals: Zepp Tour 2018 - Trial By Shadow[]

"Heroes" was performed by The Primals in a live concert.

Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album Vol.2[]

A concert performance of "Heroes" for the Eorzean Symphony was again recorded and appears on this album. It was conducted by Hirofumi Kurita and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nikikai Chorus Group.

It is also in the Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album Vol.2 (Concert version).

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