“A man can have anything if he is willing to sacrifice.”
Sith Emperor Vitiate, Star Wars
In Norse mythology, Odin became the All-Father of the gods by enduring a series of painful trials. For instance, Odin sacrificed his eye in order to gain wisdom. Then he impaled himself on his own spear while hanging himself from the World Tree Yggdrasil in order to unlock the hidden secrets in runes and acquire a greater understanding of the universe. I am thinking of having the main character of Dawn of the Dark Ice endure a similar torturous transformation as Odin in future volumes.