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In a good story there should always be a tear for every laugh, and tGA is no exception.
- Leon Alcibiates's death. What makes it all the more tragic is that Leon's actions to prevent the warlock Arawn Losstarot's rise to power in fact helped Arawn in a cruel Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.
Chuckling, Arawn drove Leon's own dagger into his chest, again and again and again. Leon's vision went red, and the world ceased to exist for him, except for pain and the sound of Arawn's laughter. Then, the pain changed, and Leon knew that Arawn was charging the dagger with his power, making use of the intricate force-matrices woven into the weapon for just this purpose. It would be over soon. What would it like to be dead...?
Soon, even pain and awareness faded away, and Leon heard a soft melody on a flute. He lifted his own flute to his lips and played counterpoint, just as he had back in those days in Montblanc when the worst thing he had to worry about was getting beat up by his brothers or his brute of a father. He lost himself in the melody, and then Sara was there, the dear sister who had been the only one to ever comfort Leon when he was a child, until their father had beaten her to death in a drunken rage. He smiled up at his big sister, and then Hiroshi was there, smiling widely as the samurai never had in life, and Leon knew that everything would be all right. Someday, Agarwaen would come, too, and maybe even Raistlin.
Everything would be all right.