- “We can’t beat what we don’t understand. Then again, we have beaten a lot of Vex.” —Ikora Rey
- THE DISTANT FIRE: Cabal dirge, age circa 1200 years, narrating the life of a spark from a forge.
- Down the eons they come to test us: gods and cosmic intellects, vandals and mighty empires.
- Trace the ancient course of cosmic civilizations. You will, inevitably, arrive at the Traveler.
Atonement: reparation for a wrong or injury
- Reparation or expiation for sin
- In ancient times, tau was used as a symbol for life or resurrection, whereas the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet, theta, was considered the symbol of death.