"Incinerate every last book! Let no page remain!" Her fear of sorcery had escalated to genuine insanity, leaving her unsatisfied with the disposal of only grimoires. Convinced that extraneous knowledge could lead to revolts, the royal library was set aflame and her people were commanded to cast their books into the conflagration under penalty of death. She stood before the towering inferno, cackling triumphantly as centuries of wisdom vanished forever. The spark of rumor had ignited the fuel of tragedy into the blaze of ruination.
Artwork by Cloud D.