THE KINGS AND QUEENS: Disgraceful … evil … Ay, blasphemy …abomination!
CIRINA: Can you help, your Majesty? You can project magick through the ring, can you …?
IPOLA: I can try. Pontagar, try to clear your mind. Breathe … deeply. Hold it … release. Breathe. Think only of breathing, if you can.
IPOLA: Let me see what we’re dealing with … Definitely Shuach …Subtle, though. Needs at least a little of the subject’s trust. Lunadeia, valfalakan Pontagar cha fertu …
PONTAGAR: (begins to weep ) No … no. I … I killed my own father …
IPOLA: Yes. Yes, I see. It was forced on you, Pontagar. You were … being Erogenian, which is sometimes very inconvenient, but never evil. Remember what truly happened, not the lie you were told. You are your own man. You choose! No one may choose for you. No one may simply tell you what to think or remember, what choice to make. Not Naurik, not me, no one! You saw what you saw, you know what you know. It’s still inside you. Embrace it …
PONTAGAR: Thank you … Ipola. Yes … yes, I see perfectly again. He was … a traitor.