No. I am not my predecessor. The only thing I have in common with him is the fact we're both wizards.
But, understandably, the Kingdom as a whole is wary about the Chief Wizard's role so what do you make of that?
I ignore it, generally. It strikes me that the best thing I can do is just get on with the job and, hopefully with time, people will see I'm no threat and that I have no wish to be a threat, ever. I want to reclaim the reputation of wizardry in general. We're not all power crazed lunatics but given Brankaresh's recent attempt to take the realm by force, I know I've got a lot of work to do here to try to persuade everyone else that is the case. But it will be worth it in the end. None of us want a load of paranoid magical beings wandering around the world, do we?
What is your favourite spell?
Probably the one I use to change those who ask awkward questions into the amphibian of my choice, I also enjoy the invisibilty spells because that's handy for when you've had a rough day and you just want to get away from it all and not be bothered by anyone. If they can't see you, they're as sure as hell not going to hassle you,