More work for a personal project. The same one as Red's Sanctuary and Pathways to the Sky. I've had this image in my head for awhile now for a character called Xeven and it feels good finally get it down on paper. Xeven is a monstrously powerful being who has deliberately placed himself in solitude deep beneath the earth. He is constantly singing a sorrowful song that echoes throughout the caverns beneath the ruined city and it is this that leads the hero to him as he makes his way underground. Hence the title.
There is much more to Xeven's story but that would be giving too much away. I've always imagined he would be one of the last characters the hero encounters and as such is one to provide revelations about the story so far, as well as place doubts in the hero's mind about just what it is he is doing.
I also tried out a title. It might stick, buuuuuut I don't know yet.