Your concern is touching, but you know I can handle it. The taint really isn’t so bad, my love. It allows me to do things more powerful than I otherwise could. It has helped my new friends to stay alive numerous times, truly the taint is more helpful than harmful.
Besides, it was not the taint that tore my soul from my body just for a chat. That was Kellie, she does not have anything to do with the taint. It was not such a bad experience, though. Having died numerous times this was nothing new.
Turning to stone, though. That was new. I do not know much of what happened there, actually. I had been about to attack the man who had ambushed us, and suddenly everything went black. I could not move or see or hear, but I was awake and aware. The days of solitude were agonizing, but you know me, I got through it.
I am learning and adjusting, I have gained a lot of new power lately. I am not entirely sure what to do with it. I have already gotten most of my men killed. Only Donal survived, and I had thought I was leaving them in safety. It seems I can make no decisions to keep my men safe.