Kaeli: You're only trying to pervert my hopes.
Iz'rael: No. Fate will take care of that. We are all always proceeding from one forfeiture to the next.
Kaeli: Why should I listen to you?
Iz'rael: When I was young, I had the elder gods to initiate me. They helped me disengage from my illusions. Without them I would never endure the centuries. By imposing their bitterness, they prepared me for my own.
Kaeli: Great. Wisdom as a bitter pill.
Iz'rael: We gods were exceedingly ambitious and ready to conquer. But only failure awaited us....