The Worldsmith has crafted a world full of adversity, full of turmoil, full of conflict. He has not done this to be cruel, but because we are impure beings. Just as a smith must burn away the impurities of ore before he can work it, so does the Worldsmith burn away the impurities of our souls. The metal does not enjoy the furnace, it does not love the fire. But during it’s time in the crucible it is strengthened and refined. This world is our crucible, and it is the adversity the Worldsmith sets before us that will make us stronger, that will forge us into more pure beings.
- Justinia, shortly before her martyring.