As the caravan of Nerevar now made for the capital of Veloth, anon Almalexia, there came great rumblings. A wandered into the , to pay his respects, until finally he was met by the of .
The Duke of Scamps said, 'I was summoned by Lord Dagon,, and I have brought the pennants of my .'
The major domo, whose head was aof foul water and fire, bowed low, so that the head of the Duke of Scamps became in his own.
He saw the, which commanded a legion of who could die at least twice.
He saw the second pennant, which commanded a legion ofthat rode upon each.
He saw the third pennant, which commanded a legion of, great snakes whose scales were the faces of men.
He saw the fourth pennant, which commanded a legion of.
He saw the fifth pennant, which commanded a legion oflooking to hop onto a victim.
He saw the sixth pennant, which commanded a legion of.
He saw the seventh pennant, which commanded a legion of.
To which the major domo said, ', while mighty are to destroy Nerevar or . Look upon the Hortator and see the wisdom he takes to wife.'
And they looked into theand saw:
Of red war and chitin men,
Take him further from our ways
The heat that we have wanted
And pray they still remember,
Clothe the distance,
Glad in the golden east that we saw it now,
Instead of the war and repair
Of the oblivious fracture
A curse on the Hortator
And two more on his hands
And the Duke of Scamps saw the palms of the Hortator, upon whichthese words of power: GHARTOK PADHOME.