Please, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kugington, a long moniker to be sure, but one I’ve grown to accept. I have two titles, both sounding much grander than they truly are. I am Master Historian of Rhum and Head Dean of the School for Advanced Learning. I am most proud of my position as head lutist for the All Deans Band.
As my titles might indicate, I spend my days and nights documenting history. But history is not a boring subject about dead people. No, no, no. It is an adventure of discovery. I am not content to know that a particular battle happened on a particular day with a particular side declared the winner. I want to know why the battle happened, and why it happened there. I want to know why the one side won, and if there was any chance the other side could have turned the tide. I want to know what they fought for, and how their ideals may have changed due to the result of the battle. I want to be able to relive it in my mind. So that it how I write it.
It has long been known that the victors write the history. This view is often distorted. I am aiming to correct those distortions. Through the use of solid research, common sense, and some magic, my staff and I have been able to reveal aspects of history that have been lost for generations. Our “peers” (rivals) say we are inventing history, but we are discovering it. They are simply repeating what they have been told, but we are part of a glorious expedition to truly understand the past. I hope you will come along for the ride!