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  • I told her that someone had once told me it designated those who recorded the rescripts of the Increate.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • "Yet they are what must be done, if you would seize the scepter of the Increate!"

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • For my own part I understood then something that had puzzled me from childhood -- the legend that in the final battle whole armies of demons will fly from the mere sight of a soldier of the Increate.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • I understood at that moment how the Increate must feel about his creation, and I knew the sorrow he knows because the things he creates pass away.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • But only the Increate is God, kindling reality and blowing it out.

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  • Its glory eclipsed every star and was like the eye of the Increate, not to be looked upon lest the pyrolater go blind.

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  • Now I realized that the House Absolute and our court had become the frame for a vague picture of the Increate as Autarch.

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  • From such a place I might have cast the coffer (as I had thought to do) into the waste, to be found, perhaps, by someone of another race, if the Increate willed it.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • How could Hierodules be holy, did we not serve the Increate?

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  • That is really all the blessing we godlings can ever give, though no doubt the Increate can do much more.

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  • Reminds me of Carl Sagan, and yet it’s by Gene Wolfe:

    The brown book that I no longer carry with me, a book that has no doubt been destroyed with a thousand millions of others in what was the library of Master Ultan, had spun a tale of a great sanctuary, a place veiled by a diamond-sprinkled curtain lest men see the face of the Increate and die. After ages of Urth, a bold man forced his way into that temple, slew all its guardians, and tore down the curtain for the sake of the many diamonds sewn into it. The small chamber he found beyond the curtain was empty, or so the tale says; but when he walked out and into the night, he looked at the sky and was consumed by flames. How terrible it is that we know our stories only when we have lived them!

    —Gene Wolfe, The Urth of the New Sun

    August 1, 2011