Background: Cassandra is an Eladrin wizarding student from the Cerulean Academy of Magic in the Feywild. At least until recently. Although extremely talented, she chafed against the stuffy, academic culture of the school, and wanted to experience practical magic in real world situations instead of just discussing thaumaturgic theory. Finally she decided to drop out (was expelled) and set out to explore the exciting world of Tamriel. To start with, Cassandra set out to deliver a messager to her former professor, Mort Staul, a relatively adventurous wizard who had gone to Nentir Vale to excavate the ruins of a lost empire. Luckily, Cassandra fell in with an elven cleric, Farra, and her bodyguards, Toby and Ssilith, to travel with. Although it doesn’t show through her Eladrin haughtiness, Cassandra is excited to be able to use her magic in “real” adventures alongside “real” gritty adventurers—just like in her storybooks.