The Khas village

And on to Valdis. Being a woman is stupid!!! Just when I have, like, bumblebees in my belly, that’s when my body decides to be at its most tiresome! Or is it always like this, every month, these things flutter in my belly and make filthy, stinking, rancid, clotty, smelly…

Lenay

Perhaps not the most convenient place to suddenly become a woman. Er, perhaps not the most convenient place for anything. We still haven’t properly kissed again! And we’re almost in Lenay already. We’ve been on the boat for five nights now, sleeping in inns, well, in the stable lofts, of…

A letter from Fekemme

Half of this is written in semsin, hard to get across in a language that doesn’t allow for it. To Edhmem Sathafái, King of Velihas, in Baraz Father, you were so absolutely right, I hardly believe it. You were already right when you told Mother that it was useless to…

A letter from Lyse

It took her a long time, and several tries, to write this. Fekemme is writing to his father with about as much difficulty. Dear Fekemme’s Mum, How are you doing? I hope you are fine! I am doing fine, too. I also hope you can read Valdyan letters, but I…

Tilis

For completeness: Lyse’s great-grandmother was one of three sisters, Arni, Mialle and Moyri. Arni married a thatcher, gave birth to Senthi and died in a scarlet fever epidemic; Moyri and her husband took eleven-year-old Senthi to the Temple of Naigha in Valdis; Mialle also died, and her daughter Aine (Lyse’s…

Going home!

We saw that coming, right? I think even Lyse has been seeing it coming for ages. Travelling was fun! And I’m sure we’ll go on travelling a whole lot more, but first, tomorrow morning, we’re going home! We’ve been away for something like ten months! We’ve been to Veray, Turenay,…

Sarabal

Hm, coming back to Sarabal to learn is a good idea for a later campaign… The boat wasn’t that boring, not as boring as I thought it would be! We passed a few villages and islands — at some we anchored and then the captain and master Aine, they would…

On a ship!

Even though they swore to go over land, but circumstances appear to have changed a bit. A few days, and we’re already back in Valdyas! And it’s only been the Feast of Timoine a few days ago — maybe we’ll even reach the Rycha in time to see the wetlands…

On the road again

They’re now so close to the fire mountain that they can actually see its glow in the night. I feel like… I feel like I’ll be really old really soon! It’s less than a month to the Festival of Timoine, and then, then I’ll be twelve. A year ago I…

The sea people

Velihas turns out to be even stranger than we already thought. I HAVE DANCED WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PEOPLE BUT STILL ARE PEOPLE!!! Really! I have! And no, they weren’t the Gods either! (But I wonder… If I ask Anshen whether he wants to dance when he’s so close…