♒: My respect for her wwas…
♒: Havve ye seen her lusus?
♒: Havve ye swwum dowwn to the deep dark?
♒: I, in the beginning, dared to think about killing her lusus.
♒: In the beginning, I thought it wwould be better if troll kind did not havve to fear it.
♒: But as I swwam dowwn to the heart of the deep dark…
♒: Evven I in my penultimate state of the blood spectrum…
♒: Heard that vvoice.
♒: In my head.
♒: It shakes you, Spinneret.
♒: It shakes you until you feel your nervve-endings split apart in abysmal fire.
♒: So horrid wwas that monstrous thing…
♒: I wwas but a speck of sand to it.
♒: I nevver felt so naked, so helpless, so alone.
♒: And I FLED, SPINNERET.
♒: LIKE A COWWARD.
♒: I FLED FOR THE SURFACE AND NEVVER SWWAM AGAIN.
♒: A sea dwweller wwho cannot go into the wwater.
♒: For fear of the vvery beast wwhat lurks in its DEPTHS.
♒: And my descendants shall all knoww that fear.
♒: They shall avvoid the wwater as wwell.
♒: And be mocked for it.
♒: Evvery Orphaner evver more.
♒: Until the beast dies.
♒: -He shudders, closing his eyes.-
♒: But nevver. Nevver wwill I forget.
♒: That hideous vvoice.
♒: That shook my bones.
♒: And drovve all courage from me.
♒: AND YOU, MARQUISE SPINNERET MINDFANG.
♒: YOU MOCK THE FEAR I KNOWW.
♒: You do not knoww fear.
♒: And you nevver wwill.