The gavel of the staff indicated that the time to speak out was done. "Your words will not sway me to change my mind," the Chairman's voice boomed. "What happened in that village had been unfortunate. However, you are still seeing the events with ignorance. We must go over all evidence before we are sure they can be trusted... Izra included. Master Midarah, teach your students to keep their tongue in check." Master Midarah's eyes did not sway from the head of the Magic Council. They were shining with determination, and she did not feel like putting her own students in place. "Chairman Gran Doma... I know there are regulations, laws, and rules to upheld. I know all evidence must be looked over with the upmost care. So since I have done the Magic Council so many favors in the past regarding questionable mages, I will ask one of my own; Let Izra come to the Divine Rose under my watch and care. I will take full responsibility of her and see to it she comes on the trial dates. If she continues to be interrogated and imprisoned here, I fear she will grow bitter of those who uphold the laws and let darkness take hold of her heart." "Master Midarah, this isn't just some child who's been cursed or has more magic to deal with than normal-!" "I am somewhat aware of Izra's history now that you've told me," Master Midarah stated with her eyebrows somewhat furrowed. "But based on what my guild members have relayed to me and the evidence so far that has been laid out, I see no reason to treat her with such hostility. She defected from her dark guild. There must be a reason for it. One from a dark guild doesn't put their own life on the line for an entire people who hated her. The mission she took on herself had no way for her to get any gain out of it save to give the children in Murgate a better life and bring those doing wrong to justice. She even denied the payment that was offered to her when she was hired to be rid of the village of rats and mice, was she not? That's not like a Dark Mage, Chairman." The Magic Council mumbled amongst themselves for a moment and then stopped speaking. "We will need a moment to debate a decision in private." "As you wish." Master Midarah bowed and then the small group was escorted out of the courtroom by one of the employees. The large doors shut behind them and Master Midarah turned to the others. "I told you not to speak up, but it was necessary," she said to them with a smile. "The council knows best, but they can be so blind by justice..." The young woman sighed and pinched the bridge of her nose. "Are you all holding up alright?"