T. “Yes Laurentide”
L. “The news that Lepidus died in battle, was untrue...
T. “That is good to hear..”
L. “However, he was indeed decapitated...”
L. “He is in port as we speak .......seeking asylum.”
T. “Which part?”
L. “The top part, beloved.”
The discussion is between Tanha Brah (bottomless-desire god) the Titan and Sovereign of the territory of Tanha Brah, and his attendant Laurentide, a "tall one" from the Interior Desert, who is loved by the people of the canton for his compassion and wisdom.
The Titan Lepidus was brought down the previous night by Kali Yana Brahm, who has become the most violent and unprincipled Sovereign on Brahma, expanding her territory and provoking general warfare. Tanha Brah, who Lepidus seeks asylum under, is an “old” Titan who after aeons of fighting has exhausted his lust for expansion. His territory has since been spared attacked by covetous peers because he is a living legend, and still commands respect among his kind, but the rise of Kali Yana Brahm has changed that. She is like a tornado, ripping up the old honors and rules of engagement. The human beings who live under Tanha Brah have become free and prosperous under his softening, but that softening also means they have become vulnerable to outside attack. The rise of Kali Yana Brahm has caused panic.