Here's a little comedy for you...just thinking outside the box and came across this:
"Ne'er till land consumes sun can sea bear moons.
Heavens spew crimson flame, hells seep black dooms.
Stray seeds quicken in ash's grey embrace.
Valiant blades forged under the Twelve's good grace.
-Seventh Verse of the Divine Chronicles."
Thinking about Divine Chronicles got me thinking about the bible for whatever reason...so looking at the Book of Chronicles (the first one) It goes through the family tree starting with Adam, etc, etc... including the "Twelve Sons of Israel"
Also if you look at the 7th chapter of the Second Book of Chronicles it talks about fire raining down from heaven.
All of that is strange, however I find it unlikely that it is relevant. (even if the coincidence is funny... lol)
However, I have to ask how anyone comes up with any dates or time frames from this text.
After searching a bit online I came across a post from another forum talking about the Japanese and other versions of this poem, and it seems like the English version was the only one without a specific "date" reference. Still I find it odd that the Eng. Ver. is the only one left out in that aspect.
I translate it roughly into Layman's terms as:
Not until the Sun sets, can the Moons rise.
Fire falls from the sky, and demons arise.
From the destruction, new life is born afar.
New weapons are bestowed by the Gods.
This says to me that as the world falls into darkness, there will be a glimmer of hope. Amiss the worlds destruction, new life comes forth, bearing gifts to ward away the darkness.
Perhaps it is the coming of new areas, summons, some kind of AF weapon or such. Who knows? At this point, any of that sounds abso-fing-lutely amazing.
For now though, it's just a poem, and I still have 14.5 ranks to go until 50. Let's see what happens. ^^ Edited, Jan 5th 2011 12:27am by StateAlchemist2