Dear readers, tonight with us is an a young mage from the distant occidental land of Avrale – one of the smaller, more secluded nations of the former Empire.
She’s here to give us a unique view of life on her world.
Could you tell us your name? Seems someone forgot to include it.
Oh, sorry about that. Probably just Mercu being clever. He likes to make opportunities for me to introduce myself. I am Katrisha, daughter of the moonlight and the winter frost, mage of Avrale, and a woman of…a certain faith. Sorry to be elusive, it’s oddly problematic. I am however a little weary of these games, and you seem like the sort who might appreciate the truth of things, even when hidden in plain sight.
Is that a title? The bit about moonlight.
Honestly, I’m not sure. It’s Sylvan in origin, and something my father used to call me when I was very little. I don’t quite remember the Sylvan phrase for it. ‘Lunka,’ I think might be their word for moonlight, but that’s about all I can remember. Father would call Kia, ‘daughter of summer glades, and the passing storm.’ Mercu loves to encourage us to use them like titles. Says it sounds properly mystical for young twin mages in training. Which is a bit silly really, mages don’t generally care for mysticism as a rule. Still, it reminds me of father, so I guess I have my own reasons.