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The title of this song, played during the trailer for FF Versus XIII, means 'sleep,' but there is nothing restful about the forceful vocals singing of coming war.
- Deus dormit
- Et liberi ignem faciunt
- Numquam extinguunt
- Ne expergisci possit
- Omnia dividit
- Tragoedia coram
- Amandum quae
- Et nocte perpetua
- In desperatione
- Auroram videre potest
- Mane tempus expergiscendi.
English translation Edit
- God sleeps
- And his children start a fire
- Which they cannot extinguish
- And he will never be able to awake.
- Every tragedy divides,
- before our very eyes,
- the things which should be loved.
- And in this endless night,
- In despair,
- He can see the dawn
- That will awake him in the next morning
Game appearances Edit
Final Fantasy XV Edit
An arrangement of "Somnus" featuring a solo violin plays on the title screens of Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae, Platinum Demo – Final Fantasy XV, and Final Fantasy XV. Another arrangement is heard each time Noctis Lucis Caelum obtains one of his ancestors' weapons in a Royal Tomb.
The original version of "Somnus" plays when Noctis and his friends return to Insomnia in the final chapter of Final Fantasy XV. A third arrangement of the piece, called "Magna Insomnia," serves as the game's final boss theme. A final version, titled "Somnus Ultima", plays in the interactive finale before the end credits.
"Somnus" is used in a downloadable Field Music Sequence. It is categorized as being a song from Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The background that appears during this FMS depicts a city similar in appearance to Insomnia. "Somnus" is the only downloadable piece not to be available in the iOS version of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy or Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.
Other appearances Edit
An instrumental version of "Somnus" is heard during the scene in which King Regis Lucis Caelum holds a party to celebrate the signing of a peace treaty between Lucis and Niflheim.
Arrangement album appearancesEdit
FINAL FANTASY XV Original Soundtrack: Piano ArrangementsEdit
A piano arrangement of "Somnus" is included in the piano arrangements album included with the game's limited edition soundtrack. It is the first track of the album.
Piano Collections: Final Fantasy XVEdit
- The logo of Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy XV is designed to represent a closed eye, in reference to "Somnus."
- ↑ http://gematsu.com/2016/06/final-fantasy-xv-director-answers-16-fan-questions-e3-2016 QUOTE:
Tabata: "Stand by Me" is now the official song, but "Somnus" is still in the game and used in a very important way.
- ↑ 
- ↑ http://www.novacrystallis.com/2016/12/final-fantasy-xv-piano-collections-due-february-22/
- ↑ http://gematsu.com/2010/08/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-all-the-details-so-far