An interview with Alsea Gosling-Down, excerpted from Reflections of the Magics on the Havenlights and the Three Nations
It's been years since the war, and looking back on it, I can see where everybody went wrong. I know it'd be easy to pin most of the blame on the Three Nations folk, but... well. I'll say it. We made most of the mistakes, not them. I, personally, made a number of them. My people say I was brave, they point out how I cast the spell that turned the tide of the final battle, but all I can think about now is the light leaving her eyes and her body going still. When I think about it everything good I can remember just drowns, lost in the black...
Hm? Magic. Magic is the heartbeat of all things, and looking back, it's so easy to see how weak our own was, and how strong theirs.
We got off on the wrong foot. What was the first impression we--I mean Lady Vestral's little hu