Matarian glances around, and begins casually walking toward a side hallway where they might have a bit of privacy.
"Yes, I did, and it was a good thing you sent it." he says as they walk, "And I know what happened in Sarenu, at least in a general sense. It is unfortunate that you were caught in the spell; is there any chance that you could be changed back?"
Zeyke moved with him, careful not to look too relieved.
"Ah…Well, there’s a little more to it." Now alone, Zeyke turned to Matarian, leaning casually against a wall.
"Orynn had called us to Sarenu to get our help acquiring an Eldar Artifact. We never found the artifact. Instead we found Garl Glittergold, the god of trickery and gnomes. He was…erratic."
"Anyway, it was he who turned the elves in Sarenu into gnomes. He also made Orynn his ‘guardian of the apple (long story),’ and tasked him with leading and teaching the new gnomes of their gnomish ways."
"Now a god, I asked Orynn if he could turn people into other races, like Glittergold had done to us. He made Sam a gnome, for instance. Well, turns out he could, and I asked Orynn to turn me into a gnome. And before you ask, I didn’t really have a reason. I just felt like it." He shrugged and waited for Matarian to respond, trying to gauge his reaction.
"Ah, yes." Matarian says, "It came up during Queen Lisette’s trial, though you weren’t there for that. Lionheart was a blood mage, and quite a powerful one. His entire family were known blood mages. On top of that, someone from the Lionheart family tried to assassinate me shortly after I took the throne of Famardy. We were able to add that man’s testimony to our evidence against the Lionhearts."
Matarian shakes his head. "Not much. There seems to be evidence that he made a pact with the Dark Spirit, but you would know more about that than I. The would-be assassin is still in my dungeon, if you wish to question him."