So, my brother has returned to Sandpoint after his long journey. It has been a couple years since I have seen him. I bet he’s still carrying around that rat of his. He was always attached to it like mother was to hers. He never understood that it was completely unnecessary and power could be focused through an object. Father taught true wizardry and the academy, along with patient study, has honed his teachings into perfection.
I have heard Hathus has again earned his hero title. Fought off a band of mighty goblins with help. Soon he may be able to fight a whole tribe of mites with an army leading the way. Still, he is not here and out gallivanting around Varisia. But, it does sound like he is expected to return and I plan to see him this time.
Father spoke of Hathus wearing an unusual ring and the local historian mentioned it had an ancient source. I must know more about this. Besides, it is always good to remind him who the superior son is.
Returning home has been a nice break from dungeon delving for father. I enjoy the research and execution, but it has become tedious. Do the crafters of the underworld have no imagination? Where is the challenge and push to exceed the interlopers abilities? Always the back room on the left behind a locked door. Any second year Twilight Academy student could easily take what is needed without notice. I fear my consistent use of the most basic spells may inevitably weaken my research when its answer is so close.