On Wizards

“Avery a wizard?  Hah!  That is like thinking a seedling one of Heaven’s Sildars or a newborn kitten a lion.  He knew a few tricks and made good use of them, I might add, but a wizard?  Hardly!  He knew nothing of the Spires and had to rely on incantations to harness their power.  That was the mark of a hedge wizard, not an adept.”    The Wizard of the Blue Lagoon

On the Grove

“I must confess, Jerilyn, I never found courtly intrigue all that intriguing.  My upbringing might have had something to do with it.  Visitors to the Grove were few and far between.  That’s partly why I went to Tyrnavalle.  It was so much quieter there.”    The Wizard of the Blue Lagoon

On Embyrl

“Before facing the Lady of Esel, she was a renowned sorceress.  Queen Ylindelay was a superior enchantress and Kandol’s mother, Elryssa was a mistress of illusion, but no one could command the surf like her.  She could summon tidal waves from the ocean floor, hold back the very tide and the creatures of the sea were at her beck and call.”  Wizard of the Blue Lagoon

On Jahar

“Leyrantha?  Never saw them, the Stones fell before my time, hard as it is for you to believe that anything happened before my time.  But I did see Jahar once … never did understand what all the fuss was about.”  The Wizard of the Blue Lagoon

On Tirel

“I did meet a Bardalla once.  He was a man of power, though his power was not the arcane might of the Spires, he wielded a different power altogether.  I was reminded of the Bardalla by Dommler the Mad.  Once a promising crusader in the Church of Anir, he turned his back on his faith and became a mystic steeped in the lore of the ancient world.  He told me once that he spoke with spirits.”    Wizard of the Blue Lagoon

On the Seeress

“Hah!  The Seeress really jerked the old man’s chain with that one, didn’t she, Jerilyn.  Those poor dragons, my cousins, I suppose, spending eternity apart and for what?  When her doom did come true, it unfolded in a way that no one expected, unless she had known all along.  I wouldn’t put it past her; she learned much staring into Aux’s waters, much that she twisted to her own ends.”    The Wizard of the Blue Lagoon

On Humadin

“One time, a group of adventurers came to the Blue Lagoon seeking my help on some save-the-world-quest, you know the type.  They hailed from Renk, but one of them, a paladin named Lindair, was Humadin.  I tell you, Jerilyn, the brand of the bear was stamped upon his shoulder, but he knew nothing of the people of the steppes.  He claimed to have traveled through a fold in the Girdle to another world where he fell in battle to a demon bear.  He awakened in Renk, as I met him, reborn as a warrior of the bear clan.”  The Wizard of the Blue Lagoon