The apprentice brought the wizard out to the woods. The wizard had been growing senile. He was forgetting things and losing track of himself. An out-of-control mind in command of that much power was a danger to everyone.
“It is time, Master,” he said gently. The ancient wizard nodded.
Legends say that wizards do not die but transcend reality. But the truth is carefully protected. When a magician grows senile, they transform into animals. They forget they were ever human, taking their secrets with them.
The apprentice watched the eagle soar into the heavens and returned to the village alone.

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