Thalran the Black is dead, and his forces have been routed. Lucian has been properly subdued. Only the magical barrier remains in our way, but I believe even that will prove a surmountable obstacle. Though I do not know what waits for us down below, I feel more confident than ever that I can face it. I believe I can now better resist the effects of magic, and I have learned how to combat those who use magic. I have watched and learned from both my foes and my companions. I should be able to interrupt enemy magic users before they can make use of their spells. I am sure that I will be able to put what I have learned to use soon enough.