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->"The unrelenting constancy of love and hope will rescue and restore you from any scope."
-->'''The End and the Beginning'''

'''Raziaís Shadow''' is a musical written by Forgive Durden. Released in 2008, it contains not only the lead singer of the band, Thomas Dutton, but the vocal talents of such artists as Brendon Urie of Music/PanicAtTheDisco, Greta Salpeter of The Hush Sound, and Lizzie Huffman of Man in the Blue Van, to name a few.

There are two acts in the album, separated by a short intermission. The story begins with the creation of the world by O the Scientist and the betrayal of his most talented cherub that plunges half of the land into eternal night. A century later, we meet Adakias, the prince of the dark, who wants nothing more than to leave his arid home and venture into the light.

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!! Tracklist:
# "Genesis"
# "The Missing Piece"
# "Life is Looking Up"
# "The Spider and the Lamps"
# "Toba the Tura"
# "The Oracle"
# "A Hundred-Year, Minute-Long Intermission"
# "The Exit"
# "Itís True Love"
# "Meet the King"
# "Holy the Sea"
# "Doctor, Doctor"
# "The End and the Beginning"

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!!Raziaís tropes:

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Going by character names, three main characters are Ahrima, Adakias, and Anhura; there is also Toba the Tura, Doctor Dumaya, and the brothers Baba and Baruka Bawaba.
** Not to mention these lines from the last track, "The End and the Beginning:"
--> ''She requires riches, recherche, riding with rodomontading roues''
--> ''Casanovas have charmed with chiffons, so chichi.''
--> ''Chased her with their conceited coteries''
--> ''Maharajahs have magniloquently mouthed''
--> ''Their love for me through their menageries.''
--> ''She's been propositioned, propounded, by every pompous prince,''
--> ''Given panniers of peerless pears and plums polished''
--> ''I've been seduced with shimmering, sparkling, stones,''
--> ''Squired by suitors to sizable chateaus''
* AdiposeRex: Anhura's father, going by the art for him, is this.
* AllergicToEvil: Adakias's presence around Anhura is enough to make her fatally ill due to the darkness inside of him. It's notable that the "evil" part is up to debate since Adakias doesn't seem like a particularly bad guy, he just happens to originally come from a ''place'' that was full of darkness.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Well, more like, "Girl Wants Nice Boy Who Happens To Come From the Wrong Side of the Mountain".
* AmbitionIsEvil: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. Ahrima is kicked out of the kingdom of light because of his desire to become more important, but Adakias is shown in a good light for following his heart.
* AngryMobSong: Parts of "The Exit", where the people start to rise.
* BaldOfEvil: Well, evil in a way, in the case of Ahrima.
* BigNo: BROTHER NOOOOOOOOOOO
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: In the end, Adakias is dead and the future of the world is left unclear, such as whether Anhura has to stay with the Doctor, if she stays with Pallis, or if she actually helps to fix up the world, etc. Still, the two halves of the world are together again and will live in peace and harmony.]]
* BreakTheCutie: It's Sangara's part in "The Exit".
* CainAndAbel: Especially when you consider [[spoiler: that Pallis kills Adakias]].
* TheChosenOne: Well, the chosen pair in Adakias and Anhura.
* ConceptAlbum: See the description in the introduction to this article.
* DamselInDistress: Anhura, once she comes down with the illness.
* DarkIsEvil: Most of the darkness.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Adakias and the Bawaba Brothers.
* DarkReprise: The End and the Beginning reprises the tunes in "The Exit" and "Itís True Love" towards the end.
** Also, Ahrima sings to Nidria as a love struck boy confessing his love in The Missing Piece. Later, Adakias reprises the tune to Anhura, except that he's confessing his origins.
-->''Nidria/Anhura please listen.''
-->''I'd like to/I really can explain.''
-->''I should've told/meant to tell you sooner''
-->''It's been gnawing at my brain.''
* TheDarkSide: The world is divided in half with this as one side and the Light as the other.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Anhura, at least in appearance (if we count white as blonde).
* TheEndOfTheBeginning: Nearly verbatim the last song on the album, "The End and the Beginning"; also, in "Genesis", "This is the beginning and the end, the rise and the fall . . . "
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Adakias happens to fall in love with the princess of the Light.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Most of the song titles, such as "It's True Love" and "Doctor, Doctor".
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Ahrima]] pulls this pretty early on due to the influence of the Barayas the Spider.
* FallingInLoveMontage: Well, more of Falling in Love Songs with "The Missing Piece" and "Itís True Love".
* FamilyValuesVillain: Let it be said, Pallis does care for his brother to some extent.
* FateDrivesUsTogether: Fate and prophecy are main points, including romantically.
* FourthDateMarriage: [[spoiler:Averted.]]
* {{Greed}}: Part of King Malka's problem with his daughter's marriage to Adakias.
* GriefSong: Toward the end of [[spoiler:''The End and the Beginning'']].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Pallis]] towards the end, [[spoiler:after killing Adakias by accident]].
* HeelRealization: "Toba the Tura" is the moment when this happens.
* HypocriticalHumor: Subtle example: when the citizens of the Dark demand to know why Adakias isn't more like Pallis in "The Exit", he gives the excuse that who his family is isn't a true indicator of who "he" is. But when he learns that [[spoiler:he's a direct descendant of Ahrima]] in "Holy the Sea", it takes all of five seconds for him to proclaim that his lineage guarantees that he's TheChosenOne.
* IAmSong: Sort of, in "Life is Looking Up".
* IWantSong: "The Exit" focuses a lot on Adakias' desire to leave the Kingdom of Darkness.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Doctor Dumaya, and his price for [[spoiler:healing Anhura from the sickness of the Dark]].
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Not a cough specifically, but [[spoiler:Adakias' presence around Anhura causes her to become deathly ill due to her exposure to his darkness]].
* IWantSong: "Life is Looking Up" and "The Exit" which does double duty as a SomewhereSong.
* IronicEcho: Sort of. Pallis calls Adakias a fool for believing he's the chosen one, and that his journey will lead to his demise in "The Exit." Later on in "The End and the Beginning", he calls himself a fool for not believing that Adakias truly was the chosen one.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Pallis becomes this in his efforts to drag Adakias back to the dark.
* LightIsNotGood: Not ''EVIL'', per se, but Anhura's father, King Malka is certainly greedy.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Adakias and Anhura.
* MeaningfulEcho: In "Holy the Sea", Adakias repeats the chorus/prophecy from "The Oracle" after realizing he truly was the chosen one.
* MindScrew: Gargul the Oracle looks pretty freaky.
* MoralityPet: Nidria is this. Sort of. Ahrima is powerful, but insecure. Nidria helps assuage his doubts, but it's not enough to stop him from [[spoiler: burning the city to the ground.]]
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Doctor Dumaya.
* TheMusical: Its full title is: "Razia's Shadow: A Musical".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Twice, once in "Toba the Tura", once in "The End and the Beginning".
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Well, brother. And Pallis is not pleased . . .
* MysteriousPast: Adakias to Anhura, until she discovers his lineage.
* NonAppearingTitle: Many of them.
* ThePowerOfLove: Very strong theme, see page quote. Also, it [[spoiler:brings the world back together]].
* ProperlyParanoid: Aside from his greed, the King cites Adakias exuding a vague darkness as a reason for not allowing the marriage.
* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime: Justified, as it's in song form.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech/WhatTheHellHero: The first part of Toba the Tura, where the titular character calls Adakias a privileged, stupid kid whose actions have led to the destruction of their home.
* StarCrossedLovers: Ahrima and Nidria, Adakias and Anhura.
* ShoutOut: "I'm the spider, crawl inside her" in "The Spider and the Lamps" is a reference to Music/SayAnything (of whom the lead singer, Max Bemis, provides the voice of Barayas)'s own "Spidersong".
* SomewhereSong: "The Exit".
* TalkingAnimal: Well, Talking Spider.
* TimeSkip: The entire point of the appropriately named "A Hundred-Year, Minute-Long Intermission".
* VillainSong: "The Spider and the Lamps", touches of one in "Meet the King", "Doctor, Doctor", to a point in "The End and the Beginning".
* WhatTheHellHero: The entire point of "Toba the Tura", touched upon in "The Oracle".
* WouldHitAGirl: Pallis has no qualms about killing [[spoiler:Princess Anhura]].
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Sort of implied in "Holy the Sea", for [[spoiler:Adakias]]. "Watch out for the wicked ones who call themselves beloved ones," indeed.
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