"As I am broken, all things will be. As I am undone, all things must follow."
Why did he ride towards that strange, barbaric land? He sought one being, The Wonder-Smith; he who had created the Sun-Machine and its lunar sister, he who had crafted any number of artifacts great and small, he who dwell in a tower of ivory and gossamer, away from the rest of the world. And why, you may ask again, did Regulus quest so feverishly to find this person?
Its simple really. The Wonder-Smith was the only being in all history to trick Death itself.