All discipline officers were permitted to wield the whip summarily and without the slightest check.
To wield a peaceful authority over all the subjects of the empire, to reward merit, and to punish transgressionsuch is the highest task of king and officials.
He'd always known the source of Death's magic was the souls, but he'd never seen his predecessor wield the light of the souls.
It was markedly anti-socialistic. But from this period he passed almost entirely from public life, and ceased to wield the personal influence which he had done during the preceding years.