-IC: Araedrex Tenebras-
Araedrex nodded once, though the very movement had an air of distraction and absent-mindedness.
"I see you balance the praise with critisim. How sensible of you."
For the first time in Maioro's experience, Araedrex voice sounded slightly emotional. The Ta-Toa paused, His posture statuesque, before continuing.
"One last question, Maioro," as he spoke, the Firestorm King turned, his eyes ablaze with the fury of rising rage, nevertheless his features remained perpetually impassive and apathetic. "Do you imagine that whatever you just described really matters? This haven in the desert, do you think that anything that goes on inside it has any importance? I do not. I do not care if the impoverished die in the sun. I do not care if carvers create the finest art. And I most certainly do not care if some find it quite lovely."
His words, impassioned and fiery, were in such contrast to his droning voice, his lazy manner. It was unnerving, disconcerting, and tremendously infuriating, to say the least, to watch a man speak such a distinct opinion, and yet do nothing.
"I asked you these questions to see if you still had emotion. I dare say you do, though it may be well hidden. You see, Maioro, I do not want someone who looks at this city, and sees something as lovely or unpleasant. I want someone who will simply destroy it. Someone who will rip it down. I do not care if it is art. I do not care if they are a child. I do not care if you find it disturbing. I do not care if I find it disturbing. I am simply going to destroy, I am going to be the entropy of this civilization, the disorder that begins the collapse, and watches as it all crashes to the ground."
His eloquence gone, Araedrex Tenebras words were that of the most ardent of beings, yet his physical impassiveness still remained, and he still sounded as if he was speaking to idiotic children.
"If this disturbs you, Maioro, go and alert the Guard. I can not promise I won't kill you when you run, but you can try."
His monologue finished, Araedrex stared at Maioro for a moment longer, and then once again began to walk, sauntering down the shadowy, moonlit streets of Po-Koro, his eyes focused on the first fingers of dawn, the cool orange stretching into the distant sky, beyond the endless desert.
OOC: This was partly inspired by this Vladimir Lenin quote:
"I know of nothing better than the Apassionata and could listen to it every day. What astonishing, superhuman music! It always makes me proud, perhaps with a childish naiveté, to think that people can work such miracles! ... But I can’t listen to music very often, it affects my nerves. I want to say sweet, silly things, and pat the little heads of people who, living in a filthy h*ll, can create such beauty. These days, one can’t pat anyone on the head nowadays, they might bite your hand off. Hence, you have to beat people's little heads, beat mercilessly, although ideally we are against doing any violence to people. Hm — what a devillishly difficult job!"