To whom it might concern in the Cowled Wizard leadership:
Your handling of magical crime leaves A LOT
to be desired. You do not respond when me and my friends are captured, tortured and experimented on (with lots of magic) by a mad wizard in a huge
dungeon filled with all manner of magical monsters, artifacts and contraptions beneath the most important trade district in a city based on commerce...
You do not respond when we get waylaid by enemies and must defend ourselves against random street muggers in the back alleys, letting their mages shoot off all manner hostile spells. Spellcasting footpads
, really? I never saw any of those back on the Sword Coast where there -isn't- a ban on arcane magic. Nor do you lift a finger against liches in taverns at the very city gates
, infestations of illithids in the sewers or skin-stealing monsters that work with potion-abusing rune assassins. And don't get me started on the necromancy-infested crypts all over the graveyard district!
I probably shouldn't expect you'd be capable of keeping the country-side free of magical deviance when you can't even protect the nation's capitol, but a FREAKING SHADOW DRAGON
in Umar Hills slipped under your radar? And the shade lord controlling it taking over half the region and a former sun god's temple? What was your region's representative doing all this time? Oh right. He was busy making a golem to "protect" his daughter from a scared suitor... A golem that, upon activation, went berserk and tried to kill its maker and anyone else nearby. This is the type of person you seem fit to grant a magic license and, more importantly, manage a region for you?
A shadow dragon would be bad enough, but you even let a red dragon prance about your city in the guise of landowner and noble. Then you let him trick a group of knights from the Most Noble Order of the Radiant Heart into getting themselves killed through the use of, that's right, powerful illusion magic
. They will most certainly be notified of your failure to prevent such magical-based disaster.
So what do
you deem worthy of your time? A young woman casting Magic Missile at a wizard that leveled a large part of the Promenade before you bothered showing up...
Magic Missile. You arrested someone for casting such a basic spell while ignoring all of these other much larger problems and treated it with the same severity as a mass murderer that blew up part of the city. You arrested someone who stood up to someone you yourselves didn't bother looking into until he caused mass destruction, genocide and your tea break was over.
And what happened the second I attempted to summon my familiar? Ohhhh, then
you had time in your busy schedule to arrive at my side. To tell me what I just did was illegal. It is good to see you have your priorities straight. Blip the fairy dragon was probably about to wreak havoc and start another Blood War huh.
I have since paid the bribe you require
acquired a magic license from your representative in the government district and now I'm off to handle what your own incompetent organization is unable to; Tolgerias has hired me to hunt down a murderer for you and also do something about that massive planar sphere that has your supposedly great collective magical knowledge so stumped. I have made your incompetence known to the Athkatlan goverment through the proper channels here in the Government District just prior to penning you this letter and have also sent out a missive to various town criers. It will be interesting to hear the results when I get back.Disrepectfully,
- Master Marius, Sorcerer of Candlekeep.