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[/b]It is with abiding humility that I accept the position of High Blade of MidMerica. I wish it were under
more joyful circumstances. The tragedy of Endura will long linger in our memories. The many
thousands of lives that were ended on that dark day will be remembered for as long as humankind
has hearts to endure and eyes to weep. The names of the devoured will forever be on our lips.
I am honored that the last act of the seven Grandslayers was to acknowledge my right to be
considered for High Blade—and since the only other candidate perished in the catastrophe, there is
no need to open wounds by opening the sealed vote. Scythe Curie and I did not always agree, but
she was truly among the best of us and will go down in history as one of the greats. I mourn her loss
just as much as, if not more than, anyone else’s.
There has been a great deal of speculation over who was responsible for the disaster, for clearly it
was no accident, but an act of malicious intent, carefully planned. I can lay all the rumors and
speculation to rest.
I take full responsibility.
Because it was my former apprentice who sank the island. Rowan Damisch, who called himself
Scythe Lucifer, was the perpetrator of this unthinkable act. Had I not trained him—had I not taken
him under my wing—he would never have had access to Endura, or the skills to carry out this
heinous crime. Therefore, the blame falls on me. My only consolation is that he perished as well, and
his unforgivable deeds will never surface in our world again.
We are now left with no Grandslayers to look to for guidance, no greater authority to set scythe
policy. Therefore, we must—all of us—put aside our differences once and for all. The new order and
the old guard must work together to meet the needs of all scythes everywhere.
Toward that end, I have decided to officially rescind the gleaning quota in my region, out of
respect for those scythes who feel hard-pressed to meet it. From this moment forth, MidMerican
scythes can glean as few people as they see fit, without being punished for failing to meet a quota. It
is my hope that other scythedoms will follow suit and abolish their gleaning quotas as well.
Of course, to compensate for those scythes who choose to glean less, the rest of us will need to
increase the number of lives we take to make up the difference, but I trust that a natural balance
shall be achieved.
—From the inauguration speech of His Excellency, High Blade Robert Goddard of
MidMerica, April 19th, Year of the Raptor