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Throughout the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Fintan keeps mentioning that he has a vision. In Lodestar, it is revealed that the vision is called the Lodestar Initiative, which involved having Lumenaria knocked down.
"It's called getting your attention," said Fintan. "We have a plan - one I wish I could take credit for, but that's owed to our previous leader. It's a shame she couldn't be here to see her vision realized. In the end, she was a coward, too. She wanted to think more. So I removed her to see the Lodestar Initiative through."
"The scene was cracked and distorted, as if the memory had been repressed - or damaged. Keefe was only a kid, no older than five or six, and he'd climbed the endless staircase in Candleshade, following his mother's voice. He found her on the roof, standing in the moonlight, talking to two figures in black hooded cloaks....
"We need to move up the timeline on the Lodestar Initiative," Brant whispered.
"Why?" Lady Gisela turned to the other figure. "You said the girl had brown eyes"...
"Not close enough," Brant argued...
"It's a good thing Fitz is close to my son's age. Perhaps they need to spend more time together."
At the mention of himself, Keefe stepped forward. "Mom? What's going on?
Lady Gisela hid her surprise well.
"Nothing, baby," she said, opening her arms for a hug. "Why are you out of bed?"
" "And you have no idea what he meant," said Granite, "when he mentioned that he'd regained memories his mother had erased."
Sophie shook her head. "All he said was that he was raised to be something else."
"I'm going with you," Sophie said.
His mouth started to curve with a "no," but at the last second he changed it to, "Of course. I'll speak with the Council to arrange it. In the meantime I urge you not to make rash decisions. Don't be too quick to give up on your friend. But do not trust him blindly, either." "