I sometimes wonder who the snobs really are. All I know is it is not my dear wife, Melanbury, or I. We get on well with a wide range of people and, as you know, I am not afraid to criticize the Queen when I feel her behaviour warrants it. I would also point out I can not help my background so would you seek to penalize me because I am what humans call a toff?
I will take that as a no then. I would also point out Melanbury and I sponsor places in the magical schools for elves whose family lineage is not as gifted financially as ours is. Nobody can help where or to whom they are born.
You were devastated when Rodish was murdered. Looking back at what led to that, do you feel there is anything that could have been done differently to prevent his untimely death?
No. Frankly Eileen had been quite correct to warn the Queen and her Council about the Witch. Queen and Council were guilty of not taking Eileen seriously but I feel I should say that when the Witch is determined to kill someone, very little gets in her way. Rodish would have wanted to go back to his constituency to try to defend his people and so would inevitably have been a target for the Witch. The last thing she wanted was heroics.
The Queen did have a point about Eileen coming back to our blessed realm...
Yes but the Queen should have done everything she could to make Eileen want to come back.