Third Illanti Empire

“Wealth makes kings of men when war has left only corpses. Rulership must always give way to mere governance, for only madmen prefer rivers of blood to rivers of silver and gold. The Emperor would claim fortitude of spirit and strength of arms; the Oracles would claim faith and virtue; but I tell you that it was we, the merchant-princes, the new nobility of this new Empire, who brought an end to the bloodshed. And that is the true wisdom that was brought to us from the East.”

Third Illanti Empire

The Edge of Night Basileus Basileus