"I have foreseen what must fall so the Empire may rise. Your mastery of war shall make true Cabal of us all." —Emperor Calus
Recorded by Underscribe Shipal
Thus did the Shadow of Earth slay the betrayer Uldren Sov.
Then the Shadow of Earth went to the Emperor and said: "My wise and mirthful host, those toward whom you pointed me, I have slain. Now I crave your permission and your blessing to point myself toward one in whose death I would take great delight."
The generous Emperor, pleased to no end with his bright Shadow of Shadows, said: "Say no more. It is granted."
Giving great and proper thanks, the Shadow of Earth went away and found the Guardian whose name was once Uldren Sov. The Shadow of Earth slew him, but spared his hateful little companion-soul so that the well of pleasure that was Uldren's death should never run dry.
So many times did the Shadow of Earth slay the one called Uldren Sov that no chronicler could ever record the exact number. At last, when the Shadow's appetite was whetted, Uldren Sov met his final death.