Arachné needs help.
Since she likes Lucas and his family, she'll open up to Cecilia.
I need an assistant. I have too many things to keep track of, and can't possibly learn all that I have to learn.
So I'll need someone young, around 10 I figure, which I can mold however I fit, and trust on important issues, to do all the things I must do, but haven't the time to, and ensure that periodic tasks, like updating my Blood Maps or changing the Arcane Connections to our future Stone Guardians is done.
She'll also have to study, in order to provide me with information on subjects I won't have the time to master. Arcane lores, mostly.
I've thought about picking some young girl, but there are better things than trial and error. So I thought I'd come and see you. You're good with people*, and you travel a lot, so I figured you'd be able to help me on this.
This won't be easy. She'll have to dedicate her life to me and my duties, which may include gruesome tasks, and be at my beck and call. But I shall treat her well, if she deserves it. Hum... Find me an arab or jew if you can. These are outsiders here, so it won't be as difficult for her than it'd be for a christian girl. And if she's more isolated, she'll more easily bond with me, I figure.
I could have created a grog, but I figure it's better that way.
She wants a young girl, that she can essentially push through our classes and teachers to become a loremistress, a secretary and a spokesperson. Not unlike an apprentice, but without the lab totals, and for life. She'll have to be intelligent, perceptive, brave, and loyal.
She doesn't fully realise it, but Cecilia probably will: she wants as much a companion and a child than a assistant. A boy might do, but she's biaised, and thinks women are more trustworthy and able to support this life.
- Good Per + Folk Ken, which make her a good judge of character.