No worries at all! I've been swamped of late too. Lol, cards is always good, and I've been curious how a game between those two would turn out given their abilities. ;) The professor sells all manner of little magic trinkets, and could custom make something if Theo had a particular effect in mind. Nice!
Blackstone likely hasn't a clue who Nic is, unless the two have conversed a lot before. James tends to keep to his own company, or that of his illusions, yet when he does show up to meal times Blackstone is always one for polite conversation. Charles is all for folks tending to his horse since he's rarely sober enough to manage it all on his own. :D