Woodblock Letter I was born a long time ago, before records were kept, before most of the cities you see today were built, and before the dreaded dark mages fell upon the realm and destroyed everything they could. I am an old, old man, and in my time, I have seen many things, and done many things, and what I do now is what must be done, what was foretold, and known that must be done, for longer than I have been alive. Woodblock Letter M y town was a small town, where the land was rich, and the water pure, where birds flew in among the people, and squirrels and chipmunks chattered on the window sills, and it bothered no-one. Things were wonderful, and I would be the first to admit I had a wonderful childhood, as wonderful as mortality can give us, and had to face no hard labours when I was younger. Perhaps it was this that made me set out from that town, to discover what other places of the world were like, to meet new people. Perhaps if my childhood was not as wonderful as it was, I would have been more prepared for what was to come, and perhaps I could have stopped it. But it seems that this is the way it must have been.

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