Written as a chapter quote for Dragon’s Claw:

“Fire is the great destroyer.
It burns cities,
Scorches forests,
Crushes armies,
And reduces our souls to ashes.


But from destruction comes creation.
The light of a flame dispels the darkness,
And life begins again.
Igni Natura Renovatur Integra.”

Ian’s note: “Igni Natura Renovatur Integra” is Latin for “All of nature is restored by fire”. It’s one of the suggested meanings for the acronym “INRI” oftten found in churches. And, for a fairly obvious reason, it fits in Dragon’s Claw quite well…