Leareth nods. "I appreciate that. I am not angry with myself, I think? Just - wishing for unreasonable things, I suppose. That you had come to my world two thousand years ago - even though that would probably not have worked, it was important, that I knew the gods' properties and had secured territory away from Their influence. Mostly away. It apparently did not keep the stupid gryphons off us. I wish–"
It's suddenly kind of hard to speak, which is such a dumb thing for emotions to cause, really. "I wish I had - not been the only one trying this - for such a long time... You agreed right away, that the state of affairs in Velgarth was unacceptable. You had seen a better way. But - it was so hard, to convince anybody else to see it."