"Yes, yes, I hid from the Iron Wheel. Everyone in a position of power did exactly the same thing. But I'm back now, aren't I? I am an expert in the subtle application of alchemy. My contributions work best when no one knows I've provided them."
What's your role in the guild?"Depends who you ask. Since Velsa retired, I've been the guild's alchemist. Oh, I guess you could say I took a break after the Iron Wheel began their persecutions, but I returned as soon as Zeira gave the word."
Alchemy's a broad subject. What's your specialty?"Poisons and toxins, for the most part. I also dabble in mind-altering substances. I do so enjoy having my mind altered! It's all a matter of subtlety. A pinch of this or splash of that can solve most problems, I've found, and with less bother."
What took you so long to make it back here?"I was so discouraged when I heard what happened to Nicolas and the others that I spent a good deal of time pleasantly inebriated. We all handle grief in our own ways, after all. As soon as Zeira contacted me, I packed my kit and hurried back."
What do you think we should do about the Iron Wheel?"Interfering foreign bastards! They have no business in Abah's Landing! If I had my way, I'd slip a vial of poison into the chief inspector's tea and be done with the matter. Zeira says that's not he way we do things. More's the pity."