Mithrax: I have known grief. And loss. But Amanda did not have to die! If I had listened to Eramis's warning—
Mara Sov: Far more would have died. Amanda knew this, as did you. You were not her protector.
Mithrax: I know that this is true. But this loss… it is my failure.
Caiatl: No, Misraakskel. You dishonor Holliday's memory.
Mithrax: I mean no dishonor! She sacrificed herself so that I could live. It is a great guilt.
Caiatl: Her death was no sacrifice. Holliday died for her own convictions, not ours.
Mara Sov: Amanda could not be counseled otherwise, nor would she have been. This was her choice, and we must remember it with respect.
Mithrax: Her death brings an emptiness. Commander Zavala, the Crow… they feel her loss greatly.
Caiatl: Holliday did not die for your grief.
Mara Sov: The Empress is… indelicate. That is her grief. And this is mine. As leaders, we feel loss too often. I will not tell you not to mourn. Bear your sorrow, Misraaks. But set aside your guilt. Let her memory inspire. Let her conviction light our way.
Caiatl: Well said, Queen of the Awoken. Cabal carve our tusks with our victories, and they are recounted at our funeral rites. Holliday's victories will be remembered always.