„Strangely, although the world is already full of fearful things, mortals seems always to hunt for new worries.“

Quelle: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, To Green Angel Tower (1993), Part 2, Chapter 13, “The Fallen Sun” (p. 307).

Letzte Aktualisierung 4. Juni 2020. Geschichte
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