The Mage Sister: Is everyone rested up from the Festival last week? I’ve heard it was quite an event!
Jahx: It was one of the best! Catherine is to be congratulated on her hard work – it was extraordinary!
Arinda: Absolutely! Well done, Catherine!
Catherine: Thank you! You’re both such dears. I have to say I am pleased with the way it turned out.
The Mage Sister: So how did the boys of Vespith Academy fare in the Magicker’s Joust?
Jahx: Our Gunnar took the Queen’s Cup in the Senior Joust! Good job, Gunnar! As far as I’m concerned, that’s top honors.
Arinda: Davith and Tam took second in the Junior League. But they all had fun!
The Mage Sister: Didn’t you have a student in the Senior Joust, Upper Level, Jahx?
Jahx: … I don’t want to discuss that.
Arinda: He was eliminated in the first round. He just lost a few fingers and toes…
Jahx: And broke his nose!
Arinda: …but fortunately the Stone Circle healers were able to reattach most of the digits and fix his nose. I think it was a little spiteful, Jahx, to tell them to leave it all crooked and squished.
Jahx: It gives his face character. I told him it was a tough game, but would he listen to me? Noooooooooooo!
Arinda: Says the man who took the King’s Cup three times in a row until Nathan disqualified him from playing because NO ONE can combat his type of magic.
Jahx: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Nathan: And the only magicker in history to walk off the field without a single injury.
Jahx: Lies and rumors… all of it!
Nathan: I was there, Jahx.
Jahx: Clearly you don’t remember right.