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Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 16 December 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by ashaman33, Commoner

"Listen to me. I will not lie to you. The Nansur can afford no quarter, because they can afford no Truth! We all die this night!

He let these words ring into silence.

I know nothing of your Afterlife. I know nothing of your Gods or their greed for glory. But I do know this: In days to come, widows shall curse me as they weep! Fields shall go to seed! Sons and daughters shall be sold into slavery! Fathers shall die desolate, knowing their line is extinct! This night. I shall carve my mark into the Nansurium, and thousands shall cry out for want of my mercy!

And the spark became flame.
Scylvendi! they roared. Scylvendi!"

pgs 156-157 TTT paperback

That is one of the baddest quotes ever and perfect for a situation where you know you are about to die. Frack it! All you have to live for is kicking the biggest crap out of the enemy and make them pay a thousand fold for you one life! view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 28 December 2007 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by Cynical Cat, Auditor

I've had most of that as my sig quote at Star Destroyer.net for about half a year. view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 08 January 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by Hear Me Roar, Candidate

OK, this is not a quote of Cnaiur, but it is about him. At some point, he does something or says someting and Achamian thinks to himself in italics "Many people have underestimated this man."

I think that is a genius way of Scott's of adding to the legend. view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 09 July 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by Trinket, Candidate

From the same sequence as the first quote (although not a direct quote, just the writing):

"Hands clutched for his arms and he shattered wrists, punctured faces. Forms tackled his torso and he snapped necks, crushed spines. He tossed lifeblood skyward, nailed beating hearts still. All the world had become rotted leather, and he was the only iron. The only iron.

He was of the People. view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 09 July 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by Athjeari, Peralogue

That is a great quote.
Cnaiur has basically given up his life but as you've said he's going to take as many of them down with him as he possibly can.

Cnaiur has some of the best battle speeches/cries that I have ever read in a book. When I read them I get chills because they sound so frackin menacing (nice use of the BSG phrase topic creator, I love that show) view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 09 July 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by Almighty Tallest, Candidate

Cnaiur is, quite possibly, my favourite character ever. He's inhuman, a force of nature, constructed of the very soil that his people walk on. My favourite moment is in the same area, though it is just before he is captured.

I don't have the book with me, so I can't get the exact lines, but he comes down the steps to face the Nansur in the courtyard below him. The Thunyeri beside him has just been killed, and the Nansur are backing away from him. He is bellowing at them, and Conphas is exhorting them from behind the lines.

The moment is just a description of the scene: he holds his broken sword out, arms spread, "blood spilling in loops from his elbow". I just got chills when I read that.


Another great moment with him is when he has the officers in the court, looking for the Saik. He backhands Conphas, and one of the Columnaries rushes him. He swats the man to the ground, and crushes his skull under his boot. He raises his scarred arms over his head, and screams, "Do not make me the ledger of your folly!" view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 10 July 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by Trinket, Candidate

Tee hee i LOVE Cnauir's inhuman rage <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 24 September 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by Lies And Perfidy, Commoner

&quot;Demon! Demon! For a thousand years! F&amp;cking your wives! Strangling your children! Striking down your fathers! For a thousand years I have stalked you!&quot;

Cnaiur urs Skiotha - the most CAPS LOCK man alive. view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 27 September 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by skafadi, Candidate

'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.'
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Awesome:D view post


Cnaiur Badass Quote! posted 27 September 2008 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur Badass Quote! by CnaiĆ¼r, Peralogue

That's an excellent quote from TDTCB. That entire scene in the Privy Gardens is excellent. I want to add another one from the Gardens scene (pg. 527):

&quot;You would sound me. Make clear the riddle of the Scylvendi heart. But you use your own hearts to map mine.You see a man abased before you, Xunnurit. A man bound to me by kinship of blood. What an offense this must be, you say. His heart must cry for vengeance.And you say this because your heart would so cry. But my heart is not your heart. This is why it is a riddle to you.&quot;


&quot;You killed the Sapatishah's son?&quot;
&quot;Eventually,&quot; the Scylvendi said. &quot;First I made him sing.&quot;


Something Achamian said about Scylvendi (pg. 453):

&quot;Does a Momic Priest hate the bull whose throat he cuts? No. For the Scylvendi, remember, the whole world is a sacrificial altar, and we're simply the ritual victims.&quot; view post


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

Quote: &quot;skafadi&quot;:3pp8ilcw
'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.'
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Awesome:D[/quote:3pp8ilcw]

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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