I've been gone a bit, so correct me if I'm mistaken, but why would
any mage want something as mundane as a fight between mages without
involving one of their primary skillsets, ie rituals?
It just seems silly to me. Some of the most entertaining spars
I've ever had were between myself and the likes of Zakath, Loric,
and Tetsuo (when the three were all Warlocks or what not). We
jockeyed for position and darted in and out of each other's rituals
constantly, trying to gain the upper hand, whether by using poisons
or candescence or what not.
Have things truly changed so much that a decent mage fight no longer
involves the use of rituals?
Fare thee well and tempt not the Fates,
Written by my hand on the 15th of Skyelong, in the year 1106.