Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:18 pm
Such mentalism as you and others have practiced ----
Can it be defended against.
Can that be taught.
Are you willing.
I'm buying, and you're my first choice. No; in truth you're the only one I want.
Be certain of your answer before you send it. I will be traveling a very long distance to reach you and I imagine it might
be uncomfortable to turn someone away under such circumstances. The courier who has delivered this letter to your
desk can wait on your will and the time of your choosing; ignore protests to the contrary. She or he has been paid well
to afford you a convenience.
I hope that you have been very well.
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Lady Marshall Carnath-Emory,
I appreciate your forthrightness and the succinct nature of your inquiry. However, surely you can understand my surprise upon receiving this missive, my curiosity regarding the nature of your request, and hesitation to reply in full. Know that is not with unkindness or suspicion of your honourable character that I request further explanation. Perhaps you can speak to what prompted this line of questioning?
To provide some answer, I will tell you that it can be defended against. The extent, however, is questionable; as I have only myself and a limited number of encounters to examine as reference. Therefore, I cannot know if my resilience against Rhaena was due to active defensive efforts or the nature of my altered mind, volition aside. Should your concern regard my capacity for repeating her actions, I am reassured by Kals that an arrow would work as swiftly to extinguish me as it does any other person. I have made arrangements that as much should happen, if ever the situation arises.
Even if I were a master of this cursed craft, it is unwise to think me a qualified tutor. I assure you, I am neither. Perhaps defense can be taught; though from what is written thus far you should ascertain that I cannot provide certainty. With as much disclosed, I admit that there are skills you possess which I am eager to learn and therefore willing to try, that we might learn from one another.
I should like to call you Ariane, and that you might call me Genevieve, at the very least.
May you also be well,