For Knowledge's Sake, by Christopher Hughes

Story name: For Knowledge's Sake
Author: Christopher Hughes
Publication date: November 24, 1997 (on TSA-List)

Date: unknown (before Ward)
Location: Metamor Keep


Chris explains to Wanderer his love of learning.


Chris is annoyed that dawn is obscuring the star he is observing, and is surprised that Wanderer has been standing beside him for the past half-hour to announce breakfast. As they head to the Deaf Mule, Wanderer asks why he is so interested in magic if he never practices spells or alchemy. Chris explains that as a child he'd always wanted to be a spellcaster, but couldn't handle spellcraft or alchemy. But he has discovered a love of learning, and a love of teaching.

While they eat, Pascal enters, still cindered from her last experiment. Chris is intrigued enough to accept Wanderer's earlier bet to study her.


Main Characters:

  • Christopher: A bear morph, and a tutor. He studies the stars and the arcane not for any practical reason, but for the love of knowledge and for the opportunity to share it.
    • He wears a monocle that can correct his vision, although he is still working on its ability to restore his color vision.


  • Wanderer: A wolf morph and Christopher's friend.


  • Donnie: The bartender of the Deaf Mule.
  • Pascal: The Keep alchemist, who has recently botched another experiment.


Points of Interest

  • Among Christopher's possessions, besides his monocle, are a pocketwatch, a telescope, and an astrolabe.
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