The Red Scales need to be founded again, or so says the Queen, and you and I are to do it.
The old Red Scales stood for the Balance. We eliminated those who grew too powerful, but were eliminated in turn by treachery. Perhaps it was because we too had grown too powerful? Those days are over, however, and He of the Golden Eyes and Red Scales is, too, no more.
The World has fallen into the Abyss and is, by definition, out of Balance. Souls can no longer proceed to their just destinations, be judged for their actions as they have earned. Instead they are devoured by the hungry, gaping maw. Shall the new Red Scales, then, stand for the Cycle? With no Cycle, there can be no Balance.