What if Amatu were to go up on cliffs and up in trees and work on his fear of heights. Sometimes, even severe phobias, can be lessened and controlled through careful exposure. While they're not always overcome, they can sometimes at least be controlled. After all, flying is an incredible thing to have when being an adventurer.
On the Windy Plains there was an entirely different method of play. They called it "kiting" though it probably had a word known to professionals. It involved using the wind to gain as much elevation as one was comfortable with, and then going just that little bit further.
Vee Antheson, twelve-year-old draconic bloodline sorceror, was terrible at it. She would sometimes beg a 'lift' from Amatu just so she could attempt to fly with the use of a strong headwind.
Knowing that Wraithvine was waiting with Featherfall readied was a remarkable boost to Amatu's confidence. Yet, in its way, it was worse than learning how to ride a velocipede. The first step was always learning how to move against your instincts. Chief among those was looking down.
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