And here we learn why Avery/Arklomene was banished from Valheigh: King Edgar blamed him for the death of Queen Loria, Rune’s mother.

Arklomene uses magic to obliterate his banishment from the Archive, figuratively thumbing his nose at the most solemn traditions of Valheigh.

Lord Redley is horrified. Everything that gives his world order is crashing down. And yet… there is nothing that he wants more than to erase Justin’s disownment from the Archive. In Wizards and Kings: Sacrifice, we learn how far he goes in pursuit of that goal. I absolutely love that scene, where Justin and his father finally speak to each other after years apart. It is, in my opinion, the emotional climax of the larger story (of which the graphic novel is the first installment).