Earnestly Professor Blackstone could have spent hours discussing the contents of the books he had assigned as reading material. His passion for learning was always at the foreground of everything he did. Still after handing over the large stack of books and papers James knew it was better to hold back his enthusiasm for the time being. Not because he feared that he'd frighten the younger man away with all the rambling, but because he figured there would be plenty of time to discuss the various subjects after Riley had read through it all. "Oh I appreciate that, lad. It'd hard to come by decent books while on the road, so hearing that you will take care in handling them...well it's good. Now run along, and feel return when you have finished mining the material for it's contained knowledge. Should you have any questions we can discuss them during meal times."
All the talk of geese and magic had gotten the thoughts swirling about in the illusionist's head. Already he found himself considering a few new ideas, and as he reclaimed his seat the man took out his notebook once more. Quickly jotting down the thoughts while they still lingered. "Hmm, what if geese are intrinsically impervious to magical enchantments because they posses some inherent trait passed down from a more powerful being? After all, in Greek mythology Artemis favored the goose, and while a goddess might not have been real in the traditional sense...perhaps the old myths were based on the fae. What if they were not gods and goddesses per se, but simply fae masquerading as them? If such was the case, then it's possible that the geese were the recipients of a magical boon..."
The pondering and musing continued on for a moment; the professor talking to himself, muttering and nodding slowly while his pencil moved with purpose across the pages of his paper. So much of the human world held a woven narrative that was little more than a thinly spun lie. After all the world of magic, and the fae, had been there just beneath the surface yet seemingly out of sight from mankind for the most part. So if the fae had actually played a far more active role in shaping the events of the world then the professor knew he could possibly peel back the hidden bits to potentially find the real truth of it all. Even if that particular journey started with the subject of geese.