Chapter 09

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Chapter 09

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You must remember that I have at my internal demand every expertise known to our
history. This is the fund of energy I draw upon when I address the mentality of
war. If you have not heard the moaning cries of the wounded and the dying, you
do not know about war. I have heard those cries in such numbers that they haunt
me. I have cried out myself in the aftermath of battle. I have suffered wounds
in every epoch-wounds from fist and club and rock, from shell-studded limb and
bronze sword, from the mace and the cannon, from arrows and lasguns and the
silent smothering of atomic dust, from biological invasions which blacken the
tongue and drown the lungs, from the swift gush of flame and the silent working
of slow poisons. . . and more I will not recount! I have seen and felt them all.
To those who dare ask why I behave as I do, I say: With my memories, I can do
nothing else. I am not a coward and once I was human.

-The Stolen Journals

Moneo goes to the Crypt to discuss the peregrination to the Festival City of Onn with Leto. Leto informs Moneo that the new Duncan is untainted and is intended to breed with Siona. Leto tells him he is the ultimate predator, improving the human stock, he hungers for humans who can make truely long term decisions. Leto wants to test Siona soon, to sensitize her to the Golden Path, but Moneo fears she may not survive.
They were destroyed because they lied pretentiously. Have no fear that my wrath
will fall upon you because of your innocent mistakes.

~Leto II, God Emperor
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