|By Boris Vallejo|
"I shall watch over you in all things. Pray to me, but plant crops. I shall listen to your prayers, but
sharpen your spearheads. Beware of false hopes, for such things cause complacency and slothfulness.
--Virtoaa speaking to Mohrdeo on Mount Orakel, The Book of Exodus 27: 9-11, The Word of Virtoaa--Second Testament
As a general rule, the Imperiks do not trust in hope. They'll pray to Virtoaa, they'll have wishes and desires just like everybody else, but they won't sit around and hope for the better.They see their divine-bloodedness the to be very reason to be the miracle to the myriad of problems in the world.
They would mock the traditional interpretation of the story of Pandora's Box/Jar. "What they hell are you looking at, Pandora?" They'd ask. "Do you really think, that after releasing all of those evils in the world from that damn box, that staring at that little glimmer of hope will make things better?"
Get to work.