“Fools! Your idiotic game of soldiers is damning not just you, but all of us! What do you expect to gain? Wealth? Power? It will all amount to nothing.
“On behalf of the Black Rose Committee, I am offering you a chance to redeem yourselves. Free yourself of your so-called allies, for it’s they that stand to benefit from the war, at least for now. There’s not even that in it for you. Pledge alleigance to us, and pull your soldiers back from the front. If any army dare attack you, be it Red or White, we will defend you.
“Don’t ask how, or why. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that the war ends now, and in a manner that ensures you will be alive when it is over. Can anyone else guarantee you that possibility?
Organisation: Black Rose Committee
Elaine’s Fate Lines are obscured by – or at least all connect to – a swirling black vortex above her head that is disconcerting for anyone who can see it.