(Rhade fires his force lance, killing Dawn. He and Dylan exchange fire, and Dylan dives behind a console)
Rhade: I tried to warn you.
Dylan: What are you doing?
Rhade: Ensuring the survival of my people. The Commonwealth is weak. It bargains with its enemies, it compromises. My people are engineered to be perfect! And the Commonwealth is no place for the strong.
Dylan: So the Nietzscheans decided to destroy it.
Rhade: We spent years preparing, waiting, arguing. For a long time, I opposed the destruction of the Systems Commonwealth. So did many others. The Treaty of Antares changed all that.
Dylan: The Magog.
Rhade: Yes! The Magog. Savages. Predators. They eat sentient beings. They reproduce by rape. They killed over a billion people on Brandenburg Tor. They destroyed the Nietzschean colony on Hawking. And what did the Commonwealth do?
Dylan: We made peace with them!
Rhade: You compromised with monsters! The blood of over a billion people cried out for vengeance, and you made peace. You have sown the wind. You shall reap the whirlwind.