the Fade sings to those who listen. it’s dangerous—lovely and strange—and in its phrases you may find yourself. find power and purpose. find meaning. but do not let it make you lose sight of what’s truly important: the pursuit of betterment of character and circumstance, for yourself and your peers. as mages, we are unlike others, bitter as that reality may be. our trials never end. —Aisling Hawke, An Address To Young Mages (Excerpt), 9:44 Dragon.