A Fallen Light, A New Hope

Trappers Tales XIII

1st 6th day, Eleint - Power Plays

1st 6th day, Eleint

I’ve been thinking a lot about power, good and evil, recently.

It stemmed from my discussion with the Duke. I was worried about the, now two, times I’ve sucked life from people, and fed it to myself. Obviously it was unwilling on both sides of the line, but it felt good. It made me feel powerful. I felt bad about it, especially when it was only my friends, but it still felt good.

He pointed out that Iona kills people, and she’s still a good person. I did find it weird he singled her out, maybe because of her time as a vampire, but he makes a valid point. She uses some underhanded moves, but at the end of the day she’s fighting for the right cause.

Duke Arik think’s it’s nothing to worry about, and if anything I should embrace it. He said that he doesn’t think of any kind of power in terms of good or evil, it’s all mindless and depends on how you apply it (I think. I seem to get lost talking to him). I can’t even relate what it is exactly he means, but it all makes so much sense when he says it.

He pointed out I’ve fallen behind my friends with my physical abilities, so he’s given me some light reading to do, that should help me channel my power in certain ways. I’m to find the White Lady with the elves, the ones that we delayed overlong from visiting (His previous task for us with them has apparently been rendered moot). I don’t know what the book is about, but I figure it can’t hurt to do a little more study on the subject, right? I’ve already looked into tutelage under him, and he seems to have taken a liking to me for some reason, so I don’t –think- he’d lead me wrong, and even if he does, it’s just reading a book.

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