You decide that the risk is too great. The only thing greater than Lord Gudrunn’s evil is his power. With this sobering thought in mind, you and Ceassia hatch a plan to discredit Shimran and place yourself in a position of favor with your father.

Only one question remains: How will you achieve your goal?

Your one great advantage is that neither Shimran nor Lord Gudrunn suspects that you have any magical talent whatsoever. Even so, you know that you will need to work hard to increase your power if you are to have any hope of succeding.

You speak with Ceassia and decide to spend the night meditating on the source of the light from your recurring dreams – The Enixar.

Years ago, when you were just barely a teenager, your father had taken you down to the secret vault under the castle in which he housed the ancient artifact. There he had instructed you to commune with the legendary device as a test of your natural affinity for the magical arts.

Unfortunately, the raw power of the Enixar had proven to be too much for your nascent abilities to handle. Disgusted by your failure, Lord Gudrunn had then erased your memory of that night in order to keep the artifact’s existence a secret.

For years you had believed that you had no magical ability whatsoever. However, since Amadalia’s birth almost 16 years ago, you have been having a recurring nightmare about the incident – eventually realizing that it was not a dream, but a memory.

Over the years, the dreams had become more frequent, and their real-world effects more prominent, leading you to realize the truth. Thus began your long, arduous quest for understanding, control, and power. This secret was kept between yourself and Ceassia, with both of you taking great pains to conceal your activities from your daughter.

You had quickly learned that uncontrolled magic was both dangerous and unpredictable. As a result, you had been trying to grow your abilities slowly, focusing more on control, than on gaining power. Though you had sensed the Enixar’s presence in the castle soon after you had started training, you were reluctant to draw from it, lest it overwhelm you once more.

You have come far in your practice over the past week. Already, you have learned to manipulate small objects from afar, using only your mind. Still, you are aware of how little you truly know of magic. You have barely skimmed the surface of what the artifact can truly do, but you also worry about taking on more power than you can handle or somehow alerting your father to your scheming…

You worry that using the Enixar will send you down the wrong path, but you also fear that without its power, you will be destroyed…

What do you do?

>> I will find another way. Magic is dangerous! [ Chapter 08 ]

>> I do not need the Enixar to deal with Shimran. [ Chapter 15]

>> I will wield the power of the Enixar to crush my enemies! [ Chapter 19]