From Sol Invictus

Book03: Markuran Corrected

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Summary: Cerin explains certain things to Markuran.

XP:C1, M1

<Cerin?> "What has gotten you so ..worked up? And do not simply say 'Zahara'. What has she done?"

<Markuran?> "Everyone she tortures angers me...except the Deathknight. But she tortures Rovash even now and would torture him to the brink of death if I allowed it. When all he does is fulfill his oath honorably and act with decency."

<Cerin?> "Torture him how?"

<Markuran?> "She would throw him in that White Room of hers until he wastes away. Even now she will leave him prisoned there for four days, until I said I would throw her in there with him if she did not act honorably."

<Cerin?> "She had her reasons, I am sure. Zahara does nothing without reason. And that reason is very rarely her own pleasure. Though there is nothing that says you must not enjoy nessesity."

<Cerin?> "Markuran, Rovash is, for all his most pleasant and charming exterior, an alien creature from beyond the edge of the world. Perhaps you miss that not being able to see the magic that surrounds him, but there is nothing 'correct' about his existance."

<Cerin?> "And do not lambast her for the treatment of the 'blooded in her dungeon when you proposed the same and worse to the hunt that was here last year. Hypocrasy does not suit a man of your stature."

<Cerin?> "That is what you proposed to do. To the blooded and the mortals of the hunt both."

<Markuran?> "Not when they were bound and chained."

<Cerin?> "And to a man of your power, that they had free use of their arms means how much?"

<Cerin?> "Now, what has she done that offends your standards so, beyond something that you yourself proposed and the torture of something not even of this world?"

<Markuran?> "She revels in blood and pain, Cerin. I do not. As you said, sometimes things must be done."

<Cerin?> "And as I said, there is nothing wrong in taking pleasure in what is nessesary. Just because it must be done does not mean it must be unpleasant."

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