A place to keep my memories, in case the worst happens
by Lily  May 23, 2013 9:14 pm

Healers can be very finicky creatures, did you know that? Even when my injury took a turn for the worse, they refused to help me. I had to heal naturally all the way through. On the bright side, I did eventually heal. Now I’ve returned to Puddleby (truth be told, as I write this, I’ve been back for quite some time, I’ve just been afraid of starting this again) and I am up to my old tricks again.

What tricks you ask?


I’ve fished Swanky out from hiding, and he’s back to his former glory. He’s back to town-sitting, theorizing, brownie-baking, wedding-planning, and Lily-teasing all while helping exiles get back on their feet.

Fretty is unburied from his monstrous pile of books and is now aiming for a Professorship at the University of Puddleby!

Fearr has re-emerged and is more gung-ho than ever about his botany projects.

But wait.. What does all of this have to do with me? Absolutely everything. You should know that by now.

Ethereal Classes

The Hel Tree Order and the University of Puddleby have been in long-standing talks for some time now about joint ventures into the Ethereal Plane. Part of the motivation for this is that two of the three Council members are very knowledgeable about the EP, whereas the third – you know, me – is not.

miss Harper and Ma’ta Drablak being more than agreeable made this become a very motivating dream. Once Fretty was ready, we began trying to schedule when these classes would take place.

Getting feedback about when was agonizing. Everyone wanted to tell us when they couldn’t, but almost no one seemed willing to share when they could! We had to make a decision which did not please everyone, obviously, but worked for most of the core of our group, and those who were actually giving feedback.

In case you’ve missed the announcement somehow, Fretty’s tentative syllabus and schedule are located here

New Paths

One of the neatest parts of my life is when I get to meet a new individual. miss Atma has recently joined the Mystic Guild as our newest Apprentice. It’s exciting to have someone new in the Guild, but miss Atma seems driven and positive about the entire experience.

Something to keep in mind as one starts down a new path in life is that it’s incredibly easy to start off driven and determined. It’s also very easy to lose your way and your drive. The motivation that keeps you going must not be what guides you. Your passions motivate you and push you through, but passions are finicky things. As you discover new things, your passions change, your desires change. If you allow your passions to guide you, you will stray so far from the path that you will have lost your way entirely.

It is far better to plan your moves ahead of time, think things through, take it slow. Know your gut instincts, but give it time to settle in before jumping on it. Does this work 100% of the time? Of course not, there are times when we have to make a judgment on the spot. If you take the time to think things through the best you can, then you’ll be more prepared when you have to make a quick judgment.

I don’t say this for miss Atma’s sake, she ends up simply being the catalyst for me thinking along these lines as I begin my own new path into the world of the Ethereal Plane. I’m a late-comer to this world, and it seems very easy for passions to get the best of me in my new path. So I write this with the idea that it shall help prepare me for when my passions attempt to get the best of me.

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  1. Reply by Feodoric May 23, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Your talk of passions reminds me of the familiar saying, “We live in the physical world, driven by spirit, tempered by mind.” It seems fitting that a mystic would be urging the importance of the third part of this!

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