For my book, "Tome of Shadows", A Gothic horror story set in the Realm of Nightmare
“Unfortunate is the one that hears their own Dirge
For it is that very melody that brings about their demise.”
‘The Unwritten: A Treatise on the Darkest Book’ - Aedion the Mad
Threnodis, or The Charnel Bard as it is also called, although its True Name is unknown, may appear in a fateful dream as a cloaked street musician or similar guise. Its haunting lament is said to be both dissonant and melodic; impossible to forget, yet equally difficult to replicate or transcribe. Those who have heard it best have their earthly matters in order, for the coda is nigh.