Is Mark's Sight an even semi-normal thing in this world? I'm kinda surprised I didn't think to ask sooner, but I don't really think it would be normal for people to see the colours of magic if he makes such a great assassin for having the ability.
@Stella: Please note that my response is somewhat spoiler-ish.
First things first, I need to paraphrase something from the next page... Remember that as this was all happening, he still believed everything he was told. This means that he THOUGHT he was something particularly awesome due to his Sight. Rationalization is a wonderful thing.
The Sight is a basic spell. Every white mage worth his or her salt knows how to do something similar, though power levels may vary.
What sets him apart:
- He has above-average magical potential. If he had been taught magic instead of combat and thievery, he could have gone far. There is a lot of power behind his spell... too bad he doesn't know how to use it. He only learned the one instinctually and accidentally.
- Have you ever tried to watch a 3D movie without the glasses? You know how it hurts and messes with your head a bit? It is normally worse for mages, before they get used to it... and even then, they don't like to run around with it up constantly. His colorblindness mitigates most of the effect of too-much-information, his brain "adjusted" to the extra information by replacing the missing information.
- Very few in the organization are white mages. By the nature of their deeds and tasks, they draw more reds and greys.
- He took to his training well. It was all off-screen, because I don't know how to draw training montages, and I want to move things along... but his "power" as an assassin comes more from this than his sight, regardless of what he has been told.
Long story short, there is no way he is getting in to the White Tower without being spotted by at least SOMEONE... but there are other factors to consider.
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