Phoebus Apollo brings light to the battlefield, so sworn enemies can face each other in combat. As the patron God of music, he listens to the distant melodic sounds from the strife; trumpet calls carrying signals, songs to stir faint hearts, and the steady rhythms of fifes and drums which sets the pace that men use to march towards their destiny. Each of these sounds he repeats on his kithara, embellishing them.

Away from the battlefield, the darts of sudden sickness he releases from his bow are endured among the protagonists; these cause anguish like the battlefields of men.