Feliciana scheduled a meeting with the mage today without my foreknowledge. I found him in the parlor, and his apprentice as well. He wanted to thank me for the retainer, apparently, and properly introduce himself. He asked about the rumors of hauntings in the tower, too, and if I'd like him to investigate. I gave him the tired old line about being a distant cousin of the family, and told him he could read the histories if he wanted. I think I managed to put him off curiosity by feigning boredom.
He has an apprentice, too! Two of them was not the deal, but Feliciana informs me this is common. We are not responsible for her, the mage is. And yet we are responsible for the mage. I fail to see the difference.