Wait... You don't seem at all surprised to see me here... Did Jannequinard tell you of the attack? Damn the fool! And after I told him to keep his mouth shut! Though, I suppose I must bear some of the fault for ever thinking he could do as he was told.
Now, I suppose you are wondering why I summoned you here to these makeshift chambers, and no, it has naught to do with the bandit attacks it appears are much more common in your realm than I thought.
Now, I was in no way trying to keep knowledge of our attack from you. I was merely attempting, in my own way, to teach Jannequinard the benefits of adding an arcanum to one's spread rather than using it immediately. A skill that requires patience. Something most nobles in this city-state lack, our present host included.
You see Forename
, one cannot influence the card the stars will see you draw. A good astrologian, however, knows that he can
influence the timing at which that card is read. Adding a card to your “spread” and waiting until the perfect moment to unleash its power can be an effective way of ensuring beneficial results. I trust that you will pick up this technique swifter than Jannequinard.