From the introduction:
Listen. This is as I heard from my father's father who heard it from his father's father:
We do not belong to this World.
This knowledge does not need to be taught. It is clear to us.
Once, perhaps, there were those who knew why we came to the World, but none of those of the blood who now walk under this sun and broken moons have this knowledge. Perhaps we were proud and wanted to steal from gods. Perhaps we were unworthy offenders and were expelled from our home. Perhaps we came down from the bright rings above to touch these baser soils below. Perhaps, even, it was an accident that we are here.
We do not have this knowledge: why we came, how we arrived, for what purpose. I see our goal. We all have this knowledge. It is clear to us and evident: Survive on this new World. Thrive.