- "The Malazan military's vaunted ability to adapt to whatever style of warfare the opposition offered was in fact superficial.
Behind the illusion of malleability there remained a hard certainty in the supremacy of the Imperial way. Contributing to that illusion of flexibility was the sheer resiliency of the Malazan military structure, and a foundation bolstered by profound knowledge, and insightful analysis, of disparate and numerous styles of warfare."
- ―Abstract (Part XXVII, Book VII, Vol. IX) on Temul's thirteen-page treatise, 'Malazan Warfare'
Enet Obar (the Lifeless)