“Once again...welcome to my house.
Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.”
places │objects│characters │organizations│other
│Castle Dracula │Tomb of Thanatos │The Village │Carfax Abbey│Abandoned building
The Order of the Dragon │The Order │
"Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer--both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams. Yes, her internal turmoil, a war of the mind, it is what makes her into one of the more dangerous adversaries I have faced, thus far. Unpredictable, unrelenting, and completely merciless. I must take care, lest she foil my plans.”
"There may yet be things, many of the mind, things that he cannot grasp; such as the nature and virtue of patience, and the bountiful reward that can come from restraint of said power. After all, ambition is only ever as useful as the person wielding it.
The fall of many of our kind stems from this fatal flaw, yet I did not at all think that it would be the Achilles heel of my own son.
I thought I had done better, that I would not see the past be repeated...
In what hurry are they, they who have centuries ahead of them?"
You men and women are like ropes drawn tight with strain that pull in two different ways. Then tears come, and like the rain on the ropes, they brace it up, until perhaps the strain become too great, and the mind breaks. But King Laugh he come like the sunshine, and he ease off the strain again, and you bear to go on with the labor, what ever it may be.
You, Catherine, you will not be allowed even this for me. I will shut the door for all things good.
You'll be mine, or you will meet back again with the hand that shaped you.