"We need the Abyss, more now than ever."
"Brave Undead, seek the throne. Follow the symbol of the monarch, and do what must be done."
"Tseldora is a place burdened by terrible misdeeds, and those who remained there were transformed beyond recognition."
"Those who choose to serve the Rat King must have the courage to face His challenges."
"All I ever knew was war, and I can imagine no other way to live. What a fool I was."
"The Rotten embraces all, in the sanctuary for all things unwanted or tossed away."
"What's it like at the bottom of the hole? Why in the hell would I know! Hah!"
"The more humans coveted, the more blinded they became as to what truly mattered..."
"The earth spouted fire, and a beast arose from the flames..."
"The Queen sought the King's affection, even poisoning herself to attain beauty, despite the monstrous consequences."
"The place is nothing like I was told. All this poison, and you can't get very far inside."
"The Old Iron King commanded the capture of all Undead, but those charged with the task were overcome by the curse."
"Anything that has a beginning also has an end. No flame, however brilliant, does not one day splutter and fade."
"The twin bells symbolize the love between two lovers who could never be united..."
"The longer I am here the more madness I discover. A wretched place indeed, but not without traces of its former glory."
"The sentry crammed inmates of the overflowing Bastille onto a rickety ship, and cast them out to the open sea..."
"I'd heard awful rumours about this place and I'm afraid they were all true..."
"They say these trees grew from the remains of the giants. From each carcass sprouted new life growing into what you see now..."
"It is a kind of settlement. A place where life is almost normal. And in Drangleic these days, there are very few places like that."
"All people come here for the same reason; to break the curse. You're no different I should think..."