action is so reckless that it will bring about one's own destruction, it is
often too late by the time one realizes it. For Zasalamel,
the appearance of Night Terror was a perfect example of this.''
Even Zasalamel had underestimated the power of the cursed sword. It far
surpassed that of his secret arts. During the ritual when Zasalamel attempted to
take the power of Soul Edge for himself, it fused with not only the summoned Nightmare,
but with even the power of Soul Calibur, becoming a terrible incarnation of pure
destructive will. It is likely that Zasalamel never even saw its form: Night
Terror. Perhaps it had retraced the memories of the blue armor, or perhaps it
had a remnant of the self-will that had formed while it used Siegfried
as a host. Whatever the case, this entity bore a slight resemblance to
Nightmare. It easily escaped Zasalamel's control and appeared behind him,
wielding its power like a raging current, and obliterated him.
The man who had craved death met his end - though not in the way he had
intended. In his place, an unprecedented catastrophe gained wing and claw and
was released upon the world.