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Today we are joined by a short fellow in fine white silken garments and stands as short as an elf. His skin is pale like snow and he has no eyes in the conventional sense. In their place are orange and red hued burning coals that force onlookers to cast their gaze in another direction.
Q. What is your name?
A. You could not pronounce my real name. For the time being you may call me by my slave name; Necromancer to Lord Mandrean.
Q. What exactly do you do for him?
A. I am required to follow whatever insane order that idiot spews forth. What I do on my time is my own affair.
Q. It sounds like you do not hold your master in high esteem.
A. He is a cowardly fool with grandiose dreams that have no basis in reality. Mandrean thinks he is brilliant when he is really a child playing the part of an emperor. He has great power at his disposal but it is no more than a fly buzzing around compared to my ability. Serving him is the most humiliating act of my life.
Q. If you hate him so much, why do you serve him?
A. I serve that ant because I must. There is nothing more I will say on the matter.
Q. You say you have great power. Is it greater than the Red Sapphire?
A. The gem is special and can be quite a force in the right hands. Even so, there is no surviving magic that can contend with me. My might is supreme.
Q. Who do you fear?
A. I fear no man. If I had to choose one who is a thorn in my side, however, it would be General Gramlick. He is Commander of the Western Province of the empire. For a Human he is very intelligent and clever. He tutored Mandrean since childhood and is the one commander who thinks clearly with vision for the future. Gramlick has thwarted my plans on many occasions. Fortunately, he has come down with a serious illness that will slowly rob him of his life. It is strange how things happen like that.
Q. What would your perfect day be like?
A. I would be free of my bondage. That means I would no longer serve that buffoon Mandrean and I could concentrate on my own plans. I lust for that moment and have waited for it so many years.
Q. What are your plans for the future?
A. I have a two-pronged plan in the works. The details will remain my own but if successful, I will have my freedom and my power will only grow.
Q. With all your power, can you be killed?
A. As far as anyone is aware, there is no way to end my existence permanently.
Q. Is Linvin Grithinshield a friend of an enemy?
A. He is neither. Grithinshield is little more than a means to an end. He means no more to me than a piece of parchment. I will acknowledge that he is a fine general who has unknowingly thwarted my plans in the past. Perhaps I will allow him to live so that he might serve me. Then again, I think that unlikely.
Q. Where can we learn more about you?
A. Read “The Sapphire Crucible”. I play a major part in the story. Without me, Lord Mandrean would not have a clue. Then again, he doesn’t have a clue now. He just takes my advice from time to time.
“Quest for the Red Sapphire” books2read.com/u/mKK8O9