"If our gods can die... den so can we..."
Something about this death phrase is heartbreaking.
There is no denying the savagery of the trolls. It is easy to hate them. The story of Zul'Drak is terrifying. A once-powerful race is driven to destroy its own gods in the hopes that grabbing their power now may save them. It is the story of throwing away tomorrow because today seems lost.
The gods fight back and are divided from their worshipers. One even blew himself up. The hole and debris can be seen from far away. I wonder if the gods are weaker without true worshipers. The trolls are only temporarily stronger with no gods.
The resignation, the total defeat in what he says and how he says it, that struck me.