sonata and destructions

Sonata and Destructions - Pablo Neruda

After a good deal, after vague leagues,
confused about domains, uncertain about territories,
accompanied by faint hopes
and faithless companies and uneasy dreams,
I love the tenacity that still survives in my eyes,
I hear in my heart my horseman steps,
I bite the dormant fire and the ruined salt,
and at night, dark in atmosphere and fugitive mourning,
he who keeps vigil at the edge of camps,
the armed traveler of sterile resistances,
prisoner amid growing shadows and trembling wings,
I feel that I am he, and my arm of stone defends me.

There is among the sciences of weeping a confused altar,
and in my session of perfumeless twilights,
in my abandoned bedrooms where the moon dwells,
and inherited chandeliers, and destructions that are dear to me,
I adore my own lost being, my imperfect substance,
my silver set and my eternal loss.
The moist grape burned, and its funereal water
still wavers, still resides,
and the sterile patrimony, and the treacherous domicile.

Who made a ceremony of ashes?
Who loved the lost, who protected the last?
the bone of the father, the wood of the dead ship,
and its own ending, its very flight,
its sad force, its miserable god?

I spy, then, on the inanimate and the doleful,
and the strange testimony that I affirm,
with cruel efficiency and written in ashes,
is the form oblivion that I prefer,
the name that I give to the earth, the value of my dreams,
the interminable quantity that I divide
with my winter eyes, during each day of this world.

Let’s have a battle, battle of the 「STANDS」

Stand Masters (From left to right): Aria Blaze, Adagio Dazzle, Sonata Dusk.
Stand Names: 「WITHIN TEMPTATION」, 「NIGHTWISH」 , and「SONATA ARCTICA」 respectively
Stand Origin: Within Temptation, Nightwish, and Sonata Arctica

Appearance Classification: Natural Non-humanoid

Stand Type: Close Range

Stand Appearance: 

From left to right:  「WITHIN TEMPTATION」, 「NIGHTWISH」 , and「SONATA ARCTICA」

Stand Parameters: 

  • Destructive Potential: A
  • Speed: A
  • Range: D –> B
  • Durability: C –> B
  • Precision: C
  • Developmental Potential: B

Stand Abilities: 

  • EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION & FEEDING OFF OF CONFLICT: Each of the Dazzling’s stands has the ability to cause targets to feel certain negative emotions to influence them into causing conflict between each other, which the dazzlings magically absorb in order to feed off of and grow in power. Each individual stand causes the target to feel two particular forms of emotions that run completely opposite to an element of harmony. 「WITHIN TEMPTATION」causes targets to feel an increase in greed and anger.「SONATA ARCTICA」makes targets more likely to lie and betray their loved ones. And「NIGHTWISH」forces their targets into a crueler mindset and weakens bonds of friendship between them. 
  • SONIC SIREN SOUND: In combat, the sirens’ stands can unleash notes of weaponized sound to damage enemies. 
and at night, dark in atmosphere and fugitive morning,
he who keeps vigil at the edge of camps,
the armed traveler of sterile resistances,
prisoner amid growing shadows and trembling wings,
I feel that I am he, and my arm of stone defends me.
—  From Pablo Neruda’s “Sonata and Destructions,” as translated by Donald D. Walsh