He had suffered too many afternoons in the Isles of Men, Elf, Orc, and Dwarf and retreated himself to solitude; these ones were not fond of his word for they had not his ear, and so the Minister desired to be only with himself.
In his time of isolation he pondered over and stared into the many abysses which lied within. These ravines ran deep -- far deeper than the Minister was prepared for. His time amongst the rabble had let his judgement and vision fog, though Hadrian could very well sense this. For what other reason does a Man retreat to himself, indulge in his own solitude? T