A small handwritten note found in the bedroom of a Durthan office.
“His plan is masterful, but can I trust a Red Wizard? He says that after the destruction of Urling and Urlingwood we won’t have a witch to worry about. He’s right if he indeed does it during the Moon Festival, and I’m sure he will. All of them will be gathered, it’s splendid. But then? He also said there will be a dead magic zone in that area after the blast. That means we won’t have the defenses of Urlingwood and it’s spirits. That will make it mostly a trust issue if he really lets us have the power in Rashemen. He did say he needs us… to pose as witches, so that Rashemen will not protest against the Red Wizards setting up enclaves and gathering slaves. Eventually they will riot, but the domination of the Witches of Rashemen should keep them at bay for staters. I guess he does need us in the beginning. And after? How can I make sure we keep control of Rashemen alongside of Thay without getting in their way? It will be important to keep the Iron Lord, Iron Defenders and the Berserker Lodges at our side. To make sure they will not start doubting us… Only with their help we can make sure Thay does not trample us.”