Loren may be a scholar, but he provides unreliable and empty information. Most of his opinions are based solely on theory, but he tries to make this point clear at the outset. He believes, as most people do, that Elzid was selfish and deceitful.
In his youth, Elzid used his influence and alchemical prowess to plunge the countryside into mayhem. He robbed merchants blind by seducing their innocent daughters with love potions, he crushed noble families by turning them against one another with …
* Erilyn in not the type to dally with men, nor is she much inclined to act upon romantic whims.
* Erilyn had been known to meet with Elzid, not often but they had been spotted together, in the city.
* Erilyn had brought home flowers, which she said …