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Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 28 March 2009 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by Truth Shines, Candidate

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'You know nothing of war. War is dark. Black as pitch. It is not a God. It does not laugh or weep. It rewards neither skill nor daring. It is not a trial of souls, nor the measure of wills. Even less is it a tool, a means to some womanish end. It is merely the place where the orn bones of the earth meet the hollow bones of men and break them.'

That's indeed a great quote. After I finished the first book I went back several times just to re-read that quote. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

My nomination is actually for a quote from Cnaiur's old man. I forgot which volume this is from, but it's when he is reminiscing about his younger days spent with his father on the steppe under the night sky. Looking at the innumerable stars, his father told him how the whole sky is a big tent (yaksh) and the stars are the pinprick holes on the tent and the light is from a &quot;greater sun&quot; shining from Outside. And Skiotha then says therefore when it's day it's really night, and when it's night it's really day, and &quot;THAT'S HOW WE KNOW THE WORLD IS A LIE.&quot;

For me, this ranks as one of the scariest lines in the whole book. Knowing this is a people who have allied themselves with the No-God, it carries a terror like few others. view post


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