“Sometimes it distracts with a feint, others it pretends to slip up and reveal a flaw… When things get serious, sleight of hand dazzles more than the magic itself. Can you guess what it is?”
— A riddle Lynette set for her younger brother Freminet while blowing on the surface of her tea.
◆ Spectacle of Phantasmagoria
◆ Celebrated Magician of the Court of Fontaine
◆ Felis Fuscus
With the possible exception of the trials held at the Opera Epiclese, Lyney and Lynette’s magic show is without a doubt the best live performance in the Court of Fontaine.
Judgment uses truth to deliver justice. Magic uses facade to reach people’s hearts.
Even if the whole audience knows that everything that takes place on stage is simply trickery and deception, they’ll still be dazzled when they’re brought face to face with a miracle. Long before the magician’s elegant curtain call, the thunder of the cheering and applause will be deafening.
On stage, Lyney is a Great Magician in the eyes of all. Off stage, he’s a reliable older brother, courteous visitor, and devoted friend.
His every move is a pleasant surprise, every word a reason to smile. His whole being is like an indecipherable enigma that you just can’t help trying to solve.
If you suddenly find yourself so close to him that you’re confiding your innermost thoughts, don’t be too surprised.
After all, what is a magician if not an expert in stealing hearts?