'So you stopped the war in order to avoid harming your own souls?'
"Yes, but the Council knew that our people, and yours, were not ready for
this information. It could unravel our entire society. So we could not
tell our generals the reason for the surrender. We had all memory of
the examination erased from Sinclair's mind, and we let him go. It has
been our secret. Now it is yours. It must be kept."
-- Lennier and Ivanova, "Points of Departure"