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"Hic Svnt Leones" (此処に獅子あり ~万魔殿パンデモニウム:辺獄編~, Koko ni Shishi ari ~Banmaden Pandemoniumu: Hengokuhen~?, lit. Here be Lions ~All Demons Palace Pandæmonium: Limbo~) is the boss theme of Asphodelos: The Fourth Circle Asphodelos: The Fourth Circle, the final raid encounter in the first raid tier in Pandæmonium Pandæmonium, introduced in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker.

It was composed and arranged by Masayoshi Soken with lyrics written by Michael-Christopher Koji Fox. The vocals were provided by both Fox and Soken.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker[]

"Hic Svnt Leones" plays during the final encounter against Hesperos in Asphodelos, the first raid tier in Pandæmonium.

It is the 62nd track of the Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

Two arrangements also by Soken appear in Pandæmonium. "Where Dæmons Abide" plays as the field theme and "Ancient Shackles" plays as the boss theme for the first three raids in Asphodelos. They are the 60th and 61st tracks on the soundtrack.

Lyrics[]

The official lyrics were released in the Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack liner notes.

English
Wild shrieks knife through the deep
Natureless creatures perverted and evil
From foul nests rise
A vermin tide
Teeth bared, clawing the air
Sin wrapped in sinew the rats do not fear you
In slaughter's keep
The piper weeps
Jaws slack, mark on your back
Here in the valley your Death casts no shadow
Seal this fate
Come storm the gate
Laid bare
Picked clean
Bred deep
In the bones that feed the menagerie
Burns hot
Burns brief
All hope
Till there's nothing left but ash
Dark horizons, boiling seas
(Pandemonium)
From the borders chaos bleeds
Savage nobles, cultured thieves
(Pandemonium)
Here be lions, follow me
Dig in, pull back the skin
See what's inside you, the sickness that drives you
Beating black
Demoniac
Pride, greed, in mud thrive these seeds
Rotten and reeking the fruits of your making
Testify
Come take a bite
Bite down, blood in the cut
Choking on life as your light's slowly swallowed
Fade away
Or join the fray
Laid bare
Picked clean
Bred deep
In the bones that feed your insanity
Unwind
Unfold
Your mind
Till it shatters just like glass
Dark horizons, boiling seas
(Pandemonium)
From the borders chaos bleeds
Savage nobles, cultured thieves
(Pandemonium)
Here be lions, follow me

Arrangement album appearances[]

The Primals: Beyond the Shadow[]

An arrangement of "Hic Svnt Leones" by GUNN appears in the Primals' fourth album.

Etymology[]

HIC SVNT LEONES, meaning "here be lions", was a Latin phrase used in medieval cartography to denote uncharted territories. HIC SVNT DRACONES ("here be dragons") is an anachronistic variation made popular in the 20th century.

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