WE WERE EMMISSARIES OF THE EMPEROR
And we couldn't go about it with hesitation, you understand. If we had gone up to someone like this, very timidly, apologizing and speaking softly like Davana here, we never could have gotten the work done. We had to be bold, we were emissaries of the Emperor, after all, and even though we may have felt in our heart of hearts that the order was impossible, we had to act as if we fully expected the other person to accede to the request, no matter how strange it might be.
THAT'S HOW IT WAS, pp. 78-79
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