November 30, 2012 Leave a comment
* I’m assuming that Vallindra still wants to pursue learning to summon. Privately, I think she’d be quite good at it, but I don’t want my own opinion to color her decision. She hasn’t yet said she’s changed her mind though, so I am proceeding as if she wishes to. She’s at a distinct advantage, already being a mage and having a grounding in the fundamentals of magic. Even more valuable, she’s worked with shadow magic before. Unfortunately, it’s been so long since I had an apprentice that I don’t have any of the introductory books. I’ll have to make do with what I can find in the library. To begin with, I’ve begun work on a chart of the relevant symbols that she’ll need to learn. It’s a first step, at least.
* The Gilnean has managed to find his way to Shattrath as well. I received a note from him, but I also nearly tripped over him in the library. He’d found one of the little hidden coves and had almost hidden himself behind a barricade of books. He was perfectly happy to lose himself there. I suppose Stormwind doesn’t have the sort of books he’d be interested in. I would still like to go over his research at some point in the future, but I suppose it will have to wait until after this business with the ley-lines.
* Most of the time I work on them alone — well, Beluri is there, but she doesn’t do much. I no longer need to rely on Flaazun to locate them — at least the larger ones. They’re less like rivers than they are like threads, I think. Once you find one, you must follow it to its end, and it’s tangled up amid all the others. Vallindra was quite clear in her instruction to keep to basic fire spells, but I very much want to try my binding experiment soon. I thought that Kestrae would be interested, but I haven’t seen her at the Sanctum for a few days. I have no idea what she could be up to now. I hope it’s more important than my research.
* They repaired the roof (again), but I still prefer my room in Shattrath. It’s a great deal more travel, but the comfort and quiet is worth it, I believe. I have been taking my evening tea at the Sanctum, simply because it’s easier than making Vallindra travel back every time. Though she’s still a mage, I suppose she could just make a portal, but I haven’t pressed the issue. They don’t even have a proper table at the Sanctum, so we use the one propped up with books and have to be careful where we set our cups down. I don’t know how anyone could stay here for any length of time. The employees must have nowhere else to go.
* Carraith has become better with practice. I just hope that whatever imp Vallindra binds doesn’t talk to her. That would be rather awkward.