Theme music/songs for the factions



Jun 23, 2004 20:41:37
I was going through a stack of some of my old D&D notes when I happened upon an incomplete listing of the kinds of music that I thought the average member of each faction might listen to. I thought that someone here might like to see what my thoghts might be or have some ideas for the factions I don't have anything for. Here's what I've got:

Bleak Cabal - Welcome Home (Sanitarium) by Metallica, or whiney country music.

Doomguard - Thrash or Death metal

Dustmen - either the Cure or Marilyn Manson. Whatever goth people listen to.

Fated - 80s yuppie music

Fraternity of Order - rigidly structured classical

Free League - whatever they feel like, berk

Harmonium - Bad Boys (Theme song from Cops)

Revolutionary League - some folksy 60s revolution subculture

Sign of the One - current pop music

Society of Sensation - every type

Transcendent Order - Jazz

Xaositects - I don't see them as music listeners, but i imagine they would listen to people who really can't play or sing, like the really horrible people who are shown on American Idol as the worst of the worst.

The factions I don't have anything for are :
Believers of the Source


Jun 23, 2004 23:02:37
Free League- I Ain't Got No (Planar Faction) by the Portalin' Stones

I imagine the Harmonium and Mercykillers would be big on march music.


Jun 23, 2004 23:18:15
Mercykillers = the Imperial Death March ;)


Jun 24, 2004 4:40:18
Showing my age here but ...

Bleak Cabal? Anything by Nick Cave. "Across the Universe" by The Beatles. For the optimists among them (of whom there are more than you might think), "Always look on the bright side of life" by Monty Python. Also, Attilla the Stockbroker has pointed out that Motorhead's Ace of Spades is the world's most existentialist song, so that might do ... ideally sung by Jean Paul Sartre

Xaositects - I Am The Walrus - The Beatles, any of Stanley Unwin's stuff from Ogden's Nut Gone Flake by the Small Faces

Sensates - Senses Working Overtime - XTC

Doomguard - This Corrosion by The Sisters of Mercy (in fact, quite a lot of The Sisters' output seems to fit the bill)

Dustmen - River of No Return by Ghostdance

Athar - Dear God by XTC

Free League - I'm Free (To Do What I Want) by the Soup Dragons

Fated - Big Time by Peter Gabriel


Jun 24, 2004 11:31:41
Athar - The God That Failed by Metallica
Doomguard - Behind Space by In Flames (the last line of the song is "They're pulling down the stars; they're going to pull it down.")


Jun 24, 2004 14:59:30
Here's my ideas...

Fraternity of Order- Philip Glass's opera Eintstein on the Beach

Xaositects- Same as above... If you've never heard it, really check it out... and see how it applies to both so well...

Doomsguard- Franz Ferdinard- "This Fire"... pretty cool new song...

Sign of One- David Bowie- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars... Talk about one solipsistic mofo...

Bleakers- Sonic Youth

The Fated- My band (which is a cop out) because we've got an awesome song about our ambitious Duke...

Sensates- The Doors... try everything AT LEAST once...

Anarchists- Rage against the machine, of course...

Dustmen- most recent "Sounds of the Whales" release. $8.99 at Target.

Indeps- Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Postal Service, Flaming Lips, or anything else that's self proclaimed Indie...

Harmonium- Britney Spears... everyone must conform...

Mercykillers- no sodding idea...


BTW- Nick Cave for the Dustmen was a very good idea...


Jun 24, 2004 15:51:55
Here's a Metallica song (or songs) for as many factions as I could think of one that fit them:

Bleak Cabal - The Frayed Ends of Sanity

Doomguard - Blackened or Damage, Inc

Dustmen - To Live is to Die

Fated - No Remorse or Carpe Diem, Baby

Free League - Don't Tread on Me or Escape

Harmonium - Nothing Else Matters

Revolutionary League - King Nothing or …And Justice for All

Sign of the One - Better than You

Athar - Leper Messiah, Cure, Phantom Lord, etc.

Mercykillers - Fixxxer


Jun 25, 2004 12:52:22
Here's a few i thought i'd toss out, as they rather amuse me

Bleakers- Ramones, I wanna be sedated
Signers- The Cure, Pictures of you (come on, just for the line "i've been looking so long at these pictures of you, i can almost believe that they're real)

Doomguard- just about anything off Black Sabbath's Paranoid album

Sensate's- Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire


Jun 25, 2004 16:35:47
Oh sure, sometimes I listen in jazz clubs, but mostly I sit in a dark room and listen to radio static. Mmmmm.... static....


Jun 25, 2004 23:41:12
Originally posted by Factol Rhys
Oh sure, sometimes I listen in jazz clubs, but mostly I sit in a dark room and listen to radio static. Mmmmm.... static....

Maybe I'm just crazy, but isn't techno good for the Cadence?


Jun 26, 2004 14:48:22
Athar - Heaven (Can't remember this artist, either)

Bleakers - Unwell (I forget the artist)

Godsmen - Calling all Angels (Train)

Xaositects - Another Postcart (BNL) (Another postcard/With chimpanzees/And everyone is/Addressed to me...)

Signers - When I Look to the Sky (Train)

Probably Bleakers or Mercykillers - Bright Lights (Santana)

Guvners - I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General (Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance)

Indeps - Big Yellow Taxi (My memory is horrible, init?)


Jun 28, 2004 15:31:30
Well you can tell everyone I'm a darn disgrace
Drag my name all over the place
I don't care anymore
You can tell everybody 'bout the state I'm in
You won't catch me crying 'cos I just can't win
I don't care anymore
I don't care anymore, D'you hear?

Sounds like the Bleakers have got to Phil Collins!


Jun 30, 2004 16:05:10
Mind you, I realise the futility of existance after listening to Phil Collins, so perhaps HE got to the Bleakers...


I see the Believers of the Source backing every novelty record that gets released. There has to be some reason why those things get to number one...


Jul 01, 2004 16:20:36
Fated: Cheap Trick - Reach Out


Jul 01, 2004 16:21:58
Fated: Cheap Trick - Reach Out, or the Free League maybe


Jul 01, 2004 17:56:06
I used to play a Sensate (Fighter/Cleric) whose theme song was Meat Loaf - "Original Sin".

"I've been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I've done all the old ones
Till they've all been done in
Now I'm just looking -
Then I'm gone with the wind -
Endlessly searching for an original sin"


Jul 01, 2004 21:50:36
Originally posted by Bob the Efreet
Maybe I'm just crazy, but isn't techno good for the Cadence?

Seems like the Cadence is all about reacting and not planning. Hence, like Jazz... No planning, no thinking. Just action (at least in theory)... and it sounds cool, too.


Jul 01, 2004 22:01:10
Originally posted by Shemeska the Marauder
Mercykillers = the Imperial Death March ;)

That seems more like the Harmonium's style to me.


Jul 05, 2004 20:42:03
Xaositects: Anything by Weird Al


Jul 06, 2004 1:22:04
For the Ring-Givers:

Give It Away by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers


Jul 06, 2004 15:53:52
Ciphers - Star Wars theme (dun DUN dundundun DUN dun dundundun DUN dun dundundundun...)

Sensates - Original Star Trek theme


Jul 06, 2004 22:19:48
Surprised that no-one has suggested this so far:

Athar - Losing My Religion


Jul 07, 2004 8:11:59
Originally posted by Wyvern76
Surprised that no-one has suggested this so far:

Athar - Losing My Religion

Well, as long as we're bringing REM in...

Sensates - Lotus
Indeps - Orange Crush
Bleakers - Everybody Hurts
Doomsguard - Its the End of the World as We Know It
Guvners - Sad Professor
Planeswalker's Guild - Airportman


Jul 07, 2004 14:30:52
Xaositects- Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, by the Beatles.


Jul 07, 2004 16:27:34
Sensates- Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, by the Beatles.


Jul 08, 2004 22:57:55
Originally posted by Go Eata Pita
Doomsguard - Its the End of the World as We Know It

Good call!

Originally posted by Raymond_Luxury_Yacht
Xaositects: Anything by Weird Al

Actually, I think They Might Be Giants would be more appropriate.



Jul 09, 2004 20:46:11
Do you mean Heaven, by Warrant?

I've got a picture of your house
and you're standing by the door.
It's black and white and faded,
and it's looking pretty worn.

That one?


Jul 10, 2004 10:41:07
Bleakers.......Paint it Black


Jul 10, 2004 11:55:00
No, I mean "Heaven" by Live:

I'll believe it when I see it for myself.

I don't need no one
To tell me 'bout heaven ...

That one.


Jul 12, 2004 11:41:17
most songs by Nevermore seems to fit the Bleakers quite well.

Nevermore's "Poison Godmachine" seems pretty appropriate for the Athar.
"Do you believe everything you see?
Children of the void come follow me
Denounce your faith and penance the savior is unseen
Poison is a word, God is a word used for fear"

Nevermore's "I, Voyager" seems to fit well for the Sensates.
"I am the voyager
I have tasted pleasures of the flesh
And drunk the pleasures of the mind
To reach the point I've attained
Clear focused and defined

If you live life draped in sorrow
You will destroy the path we follow
Take my hand and walk in wonder
The patterns spin in random order"


Jul 13, 2004 5:08:01
Unwell is by Matchbox 20.

This thread seems like a really good idea, there is probably no better way to explain some factions than through music.


Jul 17, 2004 16:22:20
There are more than a few Evanescence songs which would work for the Bleakers, frankly...

And Wither's "Human Condition" never fails to make me think of the Athar, even though it's probably not quite the best song for them.. the "rage against organized religion" theme is certainly there, though.

"So you think you found the truth
Told to you by a man
But the man he has a god
That he'll never understand"

It also reminds me of yugoloths, but I can't really explain where THAT association is coming from.


Jul 20, 2004 16:58:14
Xaositects- REM Disturbance at the Heron House

"The followers of chaos, out of control"


Jul 27, 2004 3:40:19
Thought of a new one for the Ciphers today:

Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Oh no, I've got to keep on moving
Ain't nothing gonna break my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I've got to keep on moving...



Jul 31, 2004 4:10:10
Hi, I'm a n00b. Commence fruit pelting.

This song, Kneel to the Cross by Sol Invictus (although I prefer Agalloch's cover) reminds me of the Athar simply because it points out the rampant hypocricy in an organized religion.

By the way, since this is my first post, I figure this is a good place to ask a question. Is it possible to have a custom avatar, perhaps after a certain number of posts, or are we stuck with the list?


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Jul 31, 2004 4:10:41
Ooookay. Apparently, I got some sort of error where it just posted without notifying me, and displayed this as the page simply not shifting. I apologize profusely.

Boy, this is really the wrong foot to start on, huh?


Jul 31, 2004 5:42:09
Xaostects: Imperial Death March, followed by Twinkle Twinkle Little Star followed by the sound of eggs being thrown at monkies followed by a nap on some half-rotted flour sacks.


Jul 31, 2004 23:28:02
MasterGrazzt, there is indeed a better place to ask that. I believe it's called the Meta Board. However, since I haven't been there since they changed servers I really couldn't tell you how to find it. And because almost every lemon asks that question I'll just tell you.

You cannot get your own custom avatar unless you win a contest (I believe UnCon gives this away), become a moderator or do some great service for the boards (like make an exceptionally useful FAQ or the like, they don't give these out much), or get on the staff of WotC. Other than that your pretty much out of luck. However the selection en't too bad on the normal list, so I'm not complaining.

Oh yeah, and welcome to the boards.

-Your amicable neighborhood Archdevil.


Aug 01, 2004 8:47:24
I'm Going Slightly Mad by Queen for the Xaosects.

I've always thought a good theme for the Baatezu as a race is "Princes of the Universe" by Queen, with a few tweaks...

Here we are,
born to be Kings,
we're the Princes of the Multiverse

I am Immortal,
I have inside me Blood of kings


Aug 01, 2004 14:08:47
If we're going to include fiends as well as factions, "I Love it When I'm Naughty" strikes me as being particularly well suited to Shemeshka.


Aug 04, 2004 10:03:35
Nah, "I want to be Evil" by Eartha Kitt for Shemmy.


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Aug 07, 2004 19:23:58
Athar: It Ain't Necessarily So by George Gershwin

"It ain't necessarily so
The things that you're liable
To read in thee Bible,
It ain't necessarily so.

Oh Jonah, he lived in a whale,
For he made his home in
That fish's abdomen.
Oh Jonah, he lived in a whale.

To get into Heaven
Don' snap for a second !
Live clean ! Don' have no fault !
Oh, I takes that gospel
Whenever it's pos'ble,
But with a grain of salt."

Harmonium: Yellow Submarine by The Beatles

Bleakers: Violin Concerto No.1 by Shostakovich, or Cello Suite No. 2 by J.S. Bach, or Child Killers by the Delgados

"Lately days all seem the same
since I lost my brain
Golden nights will see you through
Darker days need glue

How can I find what's right?
The truth's our lives were shite
What's the point to you?

Goodbye wonder goodbye brain
This life is insane
No one here gets out alive
Not for life you'd like"

Xaositects: Sakikage Cromartie High Soundtrack (just listen to it!)

Guvners: Schoenberg

Sensates: Scriabin (preferably a full performance, with flashin lights and all)

Ciphers: Tan Dung, freeform jazz, trance

Fated: The original poster was right on with '80's pop music, can't beat that one....

The Lady of Pain: Alvin and the Chipmunks


Aug 07, 2004 22:20:21
Originally posted by Voldenuit
Bleakers: Violin Concerto No.1 by Shostakovich, or Cello Suite No. 2 by J.S. Bach

Now that's an interesting selection. [wishes there was a smilie for raising an eyebrow] Why those pieces in particular?

The Lady of Pain: Alvin and the Chipmunks

Three chipmunks in a dress, eh? ;)



Aug 07, 2004 22:43:33
Originally posted by Wyvern76
Now that's an interesting selection. [wishes there was a smilie for raising an eyebrow] Why those pieces in particular?

Well, mainly for the discordance in the Shostakovich, and its departure from classical music progressions. While there are many more modern classical works that have gone down this road, this piece sticks out for me as one of the pioneers.

For the Bach (for the more mellow Bleakers), probably in reference to Rosptropovich's (iirc) comment that he was playing this piece "for all the sad people in the world".


Aug 13, 2004 16:29:56
[IC] I'm going to be in either Arborea, Bahamut's Palace, Xaos, or the City of Glass for a few days, so I'm wracking my brains for a good song for A'kin. I was purposely being vague because if a certain other arcanoloth knew where I was, I wouldn't last a week.

Meanwhile, the song "Fill it up" by Trout Fishing in America would probably be good for ... I'm getting thoughts of Xaositects and Guvners, and, strangely, eladrin. Can't figure that one out.

I've got an ice cream cone,
Gonna fill it up all the way to the bottom.
Chocolate, strawberry, maybe vanilla
And sprinkles if I got some.
One scoop, two scoop, three scoop, four;
If it were much bigger then I'd have more.
It's cool and sweet and such a treat,
I want to live on Ice Cream Street.

If you go walkin' into the woods,
You can only walk halfway in.
'Cause if you take just one more step
You'll be walkin' out again.
One step, two step, three step, four;
If I lived here, I'd live outdoors.
It's cool and green and I can't see
The forest for the trees.

Fill it up ...
All the way to the bottom!
I'm not ashamed ...
But I'm not to proud.
Half-remembered ...
Yeah? Well that's half-forgotten.
'Cause halfway in
Is halfway out.

Seems like things were so much bigger,
Back when I was smaller.
Some things change while stayin' the same;
Every day I get a little bit taller.
One inch, two inch, three inch four;
Farther and farther away from the floor.
Up to the bottom, down to the top,
I keep on growin' ;til I stop.

Fill it up ...
All the way to the bottom!
I'm not ashamed ...
But I'm not to proud.
Half-remembered ...
Yeah? Well that's half-forgotten.
'Cause halfway in
Is halfway out.

Half-remembered ...
Yeah? Well that's half-forgotten.
'Cause halfway in
Is halfway out.


Aug 31, 2004 15:00:35
Xaositects: Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart

Revolutionary League: God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols

Athar: Song Of Isaac - Leonard Cohen