Quotes / We Can Rebuild Him

We will not abandon such paragons to succumb to the ravages of mortality. The way will be prepared for him.
He shall not be laid low but raised high and exalted. He will join the Emperor's immortal retinue and walk the road of ages.
He shall be taken from this place and the armor of his past purpose removed. He shall be healed, anointed with sacred oils, unguents, and balms.
The incantations of installation will be intoned and the litanies of preservation given voice.
The machine spirits will be summoned to invest the almighty hose with their motive aspect...
...And he will be dressed in furious glory, to war forevermore in the Emperor's name!
— Narration as Brother Gerhart of the Black Templars is being placed into a Dreadnought, Damnation Crusade

Some of the best men of the century died in that war. Some of them didn't die, because a BioMechanic got there in time, sawed off the gangrenous limb, put on a piece of clockwork and iron, or brass and levers, and made the man whole again (or the next best thing). Some of the men from those battlefields are still part of Iteration X, with upgrades of their cybernetic implants of course, but there's something deep in those men that always struck a nerve with me: their loyalty. Hats off to you, boys.
Mage: The Ascension - Iteration X (Revised)
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