"Mightier Than the Sword"
When the Inkseer moves to the mountains,
she finds new challenges there.
Politics are more important inland
than in a little coastal village
concerned primarily with tides.
The baron, it must be admitted, is a problem.
While her neighbors are busy arguing
and negotiating and gathering money for bribes,
the Inkseer embarks on her own plan.
She sends her son for a glass pipette
and her daughter for slivers of steel.
She fashions a magic wand with
a fine point and fills it with kraken ink.
Then she begins to dictate a future
in which the duke is no longer so troublesome.
* * *
Fountain pens hold a reservoir of ink.
Writing reality is an established trope.