Do you know what we all forget about? The Trees! I haven't spoke to them for a very very long time, I think I was helping Boris Tallstaff back when I was a student write an article about the History of Magic, and we didn't really talk at all about their history! They must be fairly ancient beings themselves, similar to the Immortals or Spider's Children (I don't think that it's much of a stretch to say that they are probably Bartleby's Children or Grandchildren.) I can't believe that I haven't really spoke that much with them. I mean I spoke with Kelvin a little bit, while I was learning some spells, but I imagine there is a lot more that he and his counterparts could tell me. I mean I remember when I went to Darkmoor it was because Malistaire left a possessed message through Mortis. I mean even being able to communicate with Professor Greyrose by letting Kelvin know might have its uses. Anyway that got me to wondering what information/stuff do you know about your school tree? I know I've passed by Torrence a million times, but he always just seems sad and I don't know why... Perhaps we should all take some time to know our school trees a little better? Not to mention that they seemed to have some sort of significance at Dragonspyre Academy too. Also I know Mortis mentioned that he was brought to Wizard City by Merle Ambrose from Darkmoor so I wonder if there are more "Death Trees" out there in the spiral? (The other schools as well?) My one friend, mentioned that Ivan, The Myth Tree is the only reason that he didn't quit the Myth School at one point, as we all know how difficult Professor Drake can be at times. I guess my question is, does anyone have any information or insights into the trees of Ravenwood? Especially their histories? They seem to know a bit about their respective schools of magic!
Hmm, what also is interesting is Moros, The Doom Tree. He seems to have been created by Morganthe. We learn that he is an "arcane brace" used to house a large weight of magical energy. And Morganthe planned to make him the new "Bartleby" of the Shadow Web. Does that effectively make him in some regards as a conscious battery for Shadow Magic? I wonder how much Grandfather Spider played in Moros's creation. I do still think that there is a lot more to learn from the trees. I wonder if they will be playing a greater role in the next world/if we will meet other trees? And yes, the tree in the Arcanum is also rather interesting. As you are right that she too seems to be storing or redirecting magical energy. It does however make me wonder why she is asleep/unconscious? I also wonder if she is an old tree or a young tree? The only way to find that out using my Muggle skills probably wouldn't be appreciated by the tree, though it may wake her up... Hopefully, we'll be able to get more information about the Trees! The Death Tree in Dragonspyre Academy wouldn't talk to me, so I hope I didn't do anything to offend him.