(These verses were carved into statues in the Wending Wood. They appear to be from the Canticle of Maferath, which the Chantry includes among the Dissonant Verses, unacknowledged in the Chant of Light.)
Spite ate away all that was good, kind, and loving till nothing was left but the spite itself, coiled 'round my heart like a great worm.
And in my darkest hour, I turned from Her and vowed that I would destroy Her.
At the moment of Her death I knew what I had done, and I wept.
I shall bring the lands of my fathers to Her Word. Therein lies their salvation and mine.
And She came to me in a vision and laid Her hand on my heart.
Her touch was like fire that did not burn. And by Her touch, I was made pure again.
Despair not, said She, for your betrayal was Maker-blessed and returned me to His side.
I am forgiven.
- The Canticle of Maferath is likely inspired by the real-world Gospel of Judas. Both show the major "betrayer" figure of their religion as being somewhat justified and their betrayals being ultimately a good thing. Of course, the Canticle of Maferath is not considered canon by the chantry, just as the Gospel of Judas is rejected by the Christian Churches.