A Foreword To The Reader
An old saying from our kingdom goes as follows: yesterday is there to teach us of today and to warn us of tomorrow. That which has happened in the past will happen again in the future unless we learn from the past today. This sentiment has been repeated time after time since our earliest conception as a kingdom and, yet, we seem to forget this valuable lesson far too often, as history has shown us.
Therefore, I believe it to be of paramount importance that this work is written and read by as many of you as it can reach. Perhaps one of you will break us out of the perpetual cycle of enslavement and salvation and allow us to move forward to something greater.
Within these pages, I will detail all of my research regarding our history as well as my research into the phenomena known as ‘magic’.
The reason why I include my research of magic here is simple: magic is tied to our history. It is a power, which we claim to not have, that has become inseparable from us, for better or for worse. Therefore, to understand our history, we have to understand magic itself. We must acknowledge the systems that the other kingdoms use in order to acknowledge our history.
Or, at least, that is what I believe.