His golden boy (Sun Lion) killed him for trying to permanently keep him apart from his sister-wife (Star Lion); he effectively had to tear his soul to pieces in order to do it and Dawn Knight came into being when Sun Lion threw away the best part of his soul rather than endure an eternity in captivity with his conscience AND his family (Sun Lion knew he would be imprisoned with his siblings; he actually sort of liked the idea, since he actually LOVES both his siblings, whereas the other two love him but only tolerate one another).
To be precise Dawn Knight is basically the ghost of that Good Angel of Conscience that Sun Lion tore out of himself so that his better half could not torment him during long imprisonment - during which period Dawn Knight was a wandering spirit working to watch over the Chosen of the Great Lion as best he could with his spectacularly limited power.
Then Sun Lion was freed and both parties found that they were still tethered to one another; where the former went, The Dawn Knight was doomed to follow (they must at least be on the same planet).
As for the Golden Prince, he's an idiot but not quite a pushover (Neo-Concordian, remember?) and more to the point you have to get by Star Lion to hurt him and she could give Sekhmet a run for her money in the department of ferocity and population reduction; there's also at least a small chance that The Golden Prince could be taught to know better, although I grant you he'll test any paragon's patience.
Concerning Mr Carnae, he didn't so much lead The Celestial Lions to E-92 as draw them there by his mere presence; while he WAS planning out the world's corruption in advance he didn't actually PLAN for a pride of Neo-Concordians AND their terrifying power of servants and warships to show up - he was, however, entirely able to turn the situation to his own advantage in great part thanks to the TERROR The Lions inspired in the natives.
Charles, don't worry about being delayed - it happens to us all, especially when we and those we love have health problems - so please accept my renewed best wishes for your recovery and that of Mrs Phipps!
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