King Aillas talks softly and with great politeness; he has the uncomfortable skill of calling one a false-hearted blackguard, a liar, a cheat and a villain, but making it seem a fulsome compliment.
Aillas groaned. “Destiny could never be so unkind.” Suldurn said in a soft voice: “Destiny doesn’t really care.”jack vance
“If ambush I must, then ambush I will,” Aillas muttered to himself. “A fig for chivalry, at least until the war is won.”jack vance