I hope this letter finds you well and healthy as always.
I guess you met Memir by now, and I really hope you found him suitable as an apprentice.
I was hoping to introduce him to you in person, but as you weren’t at home and time is of essence back at Mann, I was inclined to go.
So in short, he seems to be very intelligent, he is surely very knowledgeable (for his age), and he sure has the gift.
He also seems eager to learn. On the way here he was fascinated by my colleague’s stories about faeries and other stuff.
Daire, our covenant’s magi you met at the special tribunal, accompanied me on the rescue mission, and since anything I can tell Memir you will tell him and much better than me, I let the two talk for most of the voyage.
In any case, things went pretty much as planned. We approached his little island during the night, coming from “behind”. The area over there is really steep – cliffs dropping right into the sea. We used this fact and concealed in the darkness, levitated up the cliffs.
We knew his cabin, and knew it to be on the very edge of the village, and so we approached it easily, circling the village in a safe distance.
Coming near his cabin, we levitated up onto the cabin, I put the guards to sleep, and we entered. Memir didn’t pack much – he doesn’t have too much belongings. He only took a handful of clothes, and his favorite book. Some history book of the north if I got it write.
We then went out, leaving an “escape” route towards the port, and half way there, we retracted and made our way to the cliffs and down to our boat.
I hope that my use of simple ReCo spells will be enough to block anyone from understanding Memir was not alone, and the fact that we left the island from the “back”.
We stayed hidden for another day, and the next night we made sure his torn shirt will be found after being “drifted” ashore.
You’re a much better judge of people than me, and I’m sure there’s no need for me to tell you this, other than to quiet my doughts.
I’m not sure he’s suitable for our house. In fact, I think he might only suit ex-Miscellanea. Maybe house Bonisagus too.
Before I finish, I wanted to add that the suggestion regarding the VIS sources we didn’t get to exploit yet i.e. making them fair game for anyone, made me think, and I think I’m going to propose at our next covenant meeting to make a deal with Rushen Abbey. I told you that they are after VIS themselves, and it seems they know a thing or two about VIS in Mann.
As always, thank you so much for your help – both here and in the tribunal,