-Captain Hurndar explaining Hellspout to his captors
"Yes, yes. This is all good then, yes? That means our troops are ready, yes? And that means our ships are ready too, yes? And you are sure they aren't waiting for us, no?"
-Rat Chief Retz before the First Battle at Sallamia
"All right then. I just want to make one thing clear to you all: that at this point there is no return. Once we land, the only way you'll get home before us is to swim. Now I don't care where you stand on any of the issues, or if you think that I'm a crazy old gnome who's gone over his head in working with Dwarfs, Elves, Humans, and Goblins. But if we don't do this, then those Stygians will think they are our masters, and who's going to allow that?"
-Lord Mayor Steifl Gnomegard, to his troops at The First Battle
''Epistrofí̱ sto spíti me ti̱n aspída sas , í̱ se af̱tó .''
--What Stygian mothers from Seratas say to their sons, once they go to war, meaning ''return victorious, or dead.'