“You fool. Ponder this question: among the fallen, among the dead, will you find more soldiers - more fighters than non-fighters? Will you find more men than women? More gods than mortals? More fools than the wise? Among the fallen, my friend, does the echo of marching armies drown all else? Or the moans of the diseased, the cries of the starving?”
'I expect in the end,' he said after a moment, 'it all evens out.'
"You are wrong. I must answer you, even though it will break your heart. I must"
'There is no need,' he replied. 'I already know.'
"Do you?" Whispered the wind.
'You want me to falter. In despair. I know your tricks, wind. And I know, too, that you are probably all that remains of some ancient, long-forgotten god. Hood knows, maybe you are all of them, their every voice a tangled mess, pushing dust and sand and little else. You want me to fall to my knees before you. In abject worship, because maybe then some trickle of power will come to you. Enough to make your escape.' He grunted a laugh. 'But this is for you to ponder, wind. Among all the fallen, why do you haunt me?'
"Why not? You boldly assert bone and flesh. You would spit in Hood’s face - you would spit in mine if you could think of a way to dodge my spitting it right back."
'Aye, I would at that. Which is my point. You chose wrongly, wind. Because I am a soldier.'
"Let’s play a game."
"Among the fallen, who-"
'The answer is CHILDREN, wind. More children than anyone else.'
"Then where is your despair?"
'You understand nothing,' he said, pausing to spit. 'For a man or a woman to reach adulthood, they must first kill the child within them.'
"You are a most vicious man, soldier."
'You still understand nothing. I have just confessed my despair, wind. You win the game. You win every game. But I will march on, into your icy breath, because that's what soldiers do.'
"Odd, it does not feel as if I have won."”
Life is a clay urn on the mantle.
we have three distinct races in this fantasy story: white people, dwarves: who are sort of like… short white people, and elves: slightly taller-than-average white people with pointy ears
ah but don’t forget the racially diverse DARK ELVES with BLACK SKIN who are EVIL AND DEVIOUS but TOTALLY NOT RACIST
Y’all must read some really boring and shitty fantasy.
*unleashes Omtose Phellack*
1: A song you like with a color in the title
2: A song you like with a number in the title
3: A song that reminds you of summertime
4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
5: A song that needs to be played LOUD
6: A song that makes you want to dance
7: A song to drive to
8: A song about drugs or alcohol
9: A song that makes you happy
10: A song that makes you sad
11: A song that you never get tired of
12: A song from your preteen years
13: One of your favorite 80’s songs
14: A song that you would love played at your wedding
15: A song that is a cover by another artist
16: One of your favorite classical songs
17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
18: A song from the year that you were born
19: A song that makes you think about life
20: A song that has many meanings to you
21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
22: A song that moves you forward
23: A song that you think everybody should listen to
24: A song by a band you wish were still together
25: A song by an artist no longer living
26: A song that makes you want to fall in love
27: A song that breaks your heart
28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love
29: A song that you remember from your childhood
30: A song that reminds you of yourself