At the feet of the Master, the servant begs for the power to overcome his foes and bend them to his will. Mortal flesh yields to pain and to suffering — power is the ability to destroy and convert. A thing must be broken before it can be made to serve you properly.
In the eyes of the Master, the servant breaks the bodies of his enemies and makes them servants in kind. The chain gains more links, growing longer and stronger, the better with which to ensare and shackle more flesh to the will of the Master.