"The men who saw him fight in the courtyard said his axe was itself an engine of war, and each armored foe a bastion of steel that he cleaved open as he had the fortifications." -- Korten, 'The Master's Sieges'
"Arrows rained down from above. The defenders atop the wall knew their fates were bound up with those of the men who held the ram. If the gateway was breached, their lives would be forfeit. Survival rested upon slaying the ram-bearers with their shafts. So they fired as men possessed, sending missile after missile down upon them. Decan went to the fore, his shield raised up to devour that desperate fury." -- Korten, 'The Master's Sieges'
"Dacan was silent. He gazed at the walls of the fortress, while the soldiers and their commanders stood beside him with bated breath. At last, after many minutes, he said they would be breached within three days. There was great cheering, for the men knew that on matters of siegecraft his words were as infallible as those of the greatest gods." -- Korten, 'The Master's Sieges'
"His armor glowered like wrathful torchlight, eldritch flames that washed over his grim visage and lent his countenance an infernal cast. The men whispered that it glowed brighter as destruction fell upon the walls. And when the great fortifications cumbled, the graven mouth upon its breastplate grinned like a fiend's maw." -- Korten, 'The Master's Sieges'
"He scaled the first of the ladders himself, so that his deeds might inspire as much as his words compelled. And when he grasped the top of the battlements, he made so mighty a figure that it seemed he might tear the stones down with his bare hands." -- Korten, 'The Master's Sieges'
"Dacan called for dozens of pigs. These he had butchered, not for their meat but for their fat. It was burned within the mines beneath the castle wall, and the furious heat did what their mightiest catapults had not." -- Korten, 'The Master's Sieges'
"The castellan mocked the herald, and swore to his men and to the gods above that Siege Master Dacan would never tread his keep's flagstones. These words echoed in his mind days later when the master strode towards him, his footsteps leaving a crimson trail which stretched back to the gaping rent that had torn the great wall asunder." -- Korten, 'The Master's Sieges'
"King Jamus sent a missive to the treacherous baron, the wretched cur who had hidden behind strong walls to escape justice for his crimes. Our good monarch told him that if he refused to surrender, Siege Master Dacan would be sent to lead the men who encircled his fastness. The baron quailed, for the words on his advisors lips were that Dacan was a man whose very glare could smash an entrance through thickest stone." -- Korten, 'The Master's Sieges'
"The master took no part in the revelry that followed. For Dacan cared only for victory itself, not for its spoils or the merrymaking of grateful warriors. Thus he mounted his steed and rode back to Dracoshire, so that he might report his doings to the king and await the coming of the next siege." -- Korten, 'The Master's Sieges'