Well, I'm still quite hooked! I am shocked at how the Empyrean Knights have behaved, but it certainly makes for a good tale. Don't have much to say besides that.
"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams." --Richard Greene (letter to Time)