Something earth-shatteringly awful happened to a friend today

A friend who deserved so much better.  Hopefully in time (and it will take a lot of it) this marks the shocking end of a dark period and the start of better things.

Sorry, just wanted to get that off my chest.

Come on Clive play the game. Spilling all in post 3 wont guarantee a tun.

(Hope no one is in danger and there is a path to healing)

A definite path to healing but utter depths to be plumbed first.  And no more from me.  Quite likely there's a connection somewhere to a roffer. 

Was your friend a member of an order of religious monks with magical powers and strict rules on celibacy, but he fell in love with an apparently elected princess from a far off land, then fell out with the monks, killed them all, got in a fight with his best mate, lost miserably, and while he was distracted lost custody of his kids?

If so, I'd advise him NOT to continue in the service of his mentor. It ends in tears.