[The story so far: The wizards join in the grand tower to make sure that the sons and daughters choose nothing other than the Dwarven engineering or the Elven healing. The Wizard of Wind takes another step towards the same as he receives the book “Guide to Destroying the Hopes of Others” and advice from the Dwarven Eldar which he takes to The Wizard of Life; he thus attains knighthood. Meanwhile, the rest of the magical world remains free of the ridiculous thought procedures of the wizards. ***The images used in this post are screenshots from my time spent in the game, Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic which I highly recommend.]
“I am sorry, but I can’t hear you” shouted the Wizard of Wind through the personal magic portal.
“You should be able to hear me, because your portal is newer, and it even got the touch screen” shouted the Wizard of Life.
“I know. I got the touch screen just to show people this new technology which can be used with the magic. It is not of any use to me. I just need to show people that I am awesome, that is all” replied the Wizard of Wind.
“Yes, even I want to do the same only. I am hoping to prove that some people whom I don’t like are so bad that it will make me seem like the better person. I will just write a magical letter to everyone that these people are very bad, and also add some psychology to it to prove that they are mentally unstable”.
“I don’t think that people are going to believe you, especially if you add the part about being mental. It becomes a case of spreading hatred against somebody. You can just they that they are not right, and also that they are bad” Wizard of Wind came with another opinion.
“I have been sending letters related to such things about my wife’s family for so many years, because I can’t really blame our wizard and sorceress teams. It feels so good after to have blamed the others. Well, we are all so awesome right? They are the others, and we should blame them only. It gives me so much satisfaction that I can make others seem bad in the eyes of the world. Even though they are all lies, it provides me with the happiness which can’t be compared to anything else, not with the material wealth or even a life in heaven”.
“Actually, the material wealth is very important. It is what should define our lives. This actually brings me to my son, and yes while talking about all the good things, my son and his wife come to my mind. Do you know that how much they earn? I might have told this already, but I need to say this so many times every day, and otherwise, I can’t sleep. And you shouldn’t write bad about the family of your wife, especially if they are lies. It is bad, and instead why don’t you write a letter about our greatness and send them to everyone? After all, we are all big achievers. We should write a book about how great we are and it will automatically make it clear that the others are not good enough” Wizard of Wind gave the idea.
“But I have to speak ill about others. It is the only thing which I have done for the last few decades. I hate everyone who has achieved anything as long as they are part of my wife’s family. It bothers me so much. We should be the superior ones, right? I mean we are like a high caste, the grand wizard legacy which goes back to that time when we were married, and I hated her because she was from the island. I mean, we are like a group of legendary wizards and sorcerers, and what is she but coming from that island far away where people seems to have so much culture. It made me so jealous” Wizard of Life added.
“Actually, they were the superior ones, better civilized, and better cultured even at that time…”.
“No! Absolutely not. We were always the greatest. We have been a united group of brothers and sisters who have loved each other, and have known how to do the right thing for such a long time that…” Wizard of Life kept adding new lines.
“Until the day of the partition. Of course, I wasn’t there, but I have heard what you people were doing at that time, taking sides and giving it a nice fight” added the Wizard of Wind.
“That is only partially true” remarked the Wizard of Life.
“Which part is not true?” asked the Wizard of Wind.
“The part about the fight. I didn’t get to do anything. I was just standing there and listening to all this. I retired from the Great Wizard Council International after that”.
“You just left from there? You can do that?” wondered the Wizard of Wind.
“No, I just took the Voluntary Retirement Programme. It is a fair deal, and as it was the best time with a nice offer, it didn’t do that bad to my career”.
“Did the early retirement bring anything better in you?” asked the Wizard of Wind.
“Yes, I bought a hawk to deliver more letters about others being useless and mentally unstable. I had too much free time after that, you know”.
“So the idle mind remains the devil’s workshop? What they say is true for wizards too”?
“I don’t know about the devil, but I have only good intentions”.
“Yes, but nothing good actually comes out of it; but money is everything – all the things depends on it” remarked the Wizard of Wind.
“But still, I am the Wizard of Life, and I am the oldest and the greatest of them all as I am also the Wizard of Mind” proclaimed the Wizard of Life.
“Yes, title is pretty much working for now” said the Wizard of Wind.