A word of warning: As PSAs and PIFs are meant to warn you about things that happen in Real Life, browsing this page may cause paranoia. Due to the vast quantity of ads that could qualify as Nightmare Fuel, the following topics have their own pages.Notes: Based on comments from Chapter 15, I want to make clear that the Kandikan family speak Vedan, a language ancestral to Hindi; they do not speak Hindi itself.Chatolklan had let Sparantzlo become the Seventh Hell, a dark and foul dungeon high in the frozen mountains where torture and brutality were the norm. There was a very real possibility they'd died simply because Stryker or one of the others just wanted to murder them. Or that they'd gotten carried away, pushed too hard and inadvertently killed them.Where screams for mercy went unanswered or worse, mocked and laughed at. A few, I believed, died just because they were women.That's a cold, hard fact, and it ensures most or all of your team survives to return home. It helped, I suppose, that the target, the human being was so distant. As base commander, Chatolklan was ultimately responsible for everything that had happened there.The down side is the enemy practices the same tactics, and in a matter of seconds, an entire unit can be wiped out. In this case, though, it helped that I hated the man I was assigned to kill. Stryker and his cohorts had killed seven recruits by torture even before our training started.Attentive readers may notice that the Nightmare Fuel examples that come from Public Service Announcements and Public Information films vastly outnumber those that come from normal commercials.
When he left High Guard, attacks on Ranji, his family, and on his people were just beginning.Adding to hatred of him, during his last days there, Chatolklan had personally tortured me.Within a few hours, my screams had faded only because my voice had given out.Styen Topangiti, the former fight master of Copán War Base and Ranji's instructor for several years, works as a bodyguard for the family.Bilan Monaycote, a man Ranji adopted as his brother, now commands the Ground Service troops protecting his parents, and lives with his wife and two sons within the Kandikan household.