“I forgot to tell them that there’s one they should avoid most of all. She cares nothing for the lives of humans or those of her comrades. She lusts for battle, and it delights her more than anything to see blood flow. […] Her name is Ophelia, The Blood-Soaked Warrior… No. 4”
Lannes last visit to the court in 1809. Margaret Chrisawn. The Emperor’s friend: Marshal Jean Lannes. (via valinaraii)
"I don’t know if i’ll come back,but if I do I’ll just have to leave for somewhere else.It’s the emperor’s destiny to make war and it’s mine to follow him until the end.We’ll both die,whether it’s now or late.I just wish we could be boys again."
Marshal Lannes told his friend, 1809
The Grand Staircase. Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
VIKTOR DE KOWA
Harpy, winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food, the mother of the horses of Achilles sired by the West Wind Zephyros
this is what I took away from the beginning of season 2
Michael Marcus in Ripper Street (s02e04)
"The yoma stole everything you cherished.
The people you trusted most betrayed you and cast you out.
You lost your reason to live and now roam from place to place.
And you carry the same pain and heart-ache.
You’re clinging with all your might to someone who shares the same wounds as yourself.
And all because…
…This is the one thing you wanted the most for yourself.
Tears can fall even from these silver eyes.”