“We were given the order to retreat at dawn. It was snowing, freezing cold. There was no need to discuss anything, for we had been waiting for this for a while; we’d lost our last battle many years ago, which is why the end was neither glorious nor bitter, long-awaited is a more appropriate term. Now many people can breathe easy – released from the responsibility of making world history, they’ll be able to choose their own way to finish their own histories.
Reihir Tejran, VS Hierarchy Major, Diary Entries, the year 4204 B.E.