“You’re coming at the problem all wrong. Pain is a hammer, an anvil, a tool that can be used to sculpt stubborn raw materials into a more useful form. And not just physical pain; oh no. That works for some, but for others mental anguish can be a far sharper instrument, and for all but the most dull the hammer of anguish and the anvil of torture will very quickly temper a soul. Unless it breaks, of course.”

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