Cora writes back to Alaise

A reply to Alaise and Arin’s letter. With lots of news and opinions. Turenay, four weeks before the Feast of Mizran, Day of Anshen, the year 550 From Raissei Cora Asa astin Velain astin Zameshtan to her beloved daughter and son, Corei Alaise astin Velain and Corei Arin astin Velain…

Alaise writes from Valdis at last

Cora has been so worried about Alaise and Arin– but they’ve just been busy. (And Arin isn’t much of a writer, but she knew that.) The letter also contains several pages copied from a herbal. (Keşniş happens to be the Azeri word for coriander.) Here is Cora’s reply. Dear Mother…

Sayeh writes to her family in Albetire

This is one of the Iss-Peranian women who came home to Turenay with soldiers. Cora, Valdyan as she has become, is still firmly their queen. From Sayeh to her honoured Father, her Mother and her sisters Vadhri and Priya, Dear Father and Mother, dear Elder Sister and younger sister, your…

Cora writes to her husband from the east

But as she says, the letter won’t reach him until she returns with it, unless someone wants to go to Turenay right now to find someone to marry. Penedin, Fifth Week of Mizran To her Husband, her children, her Mother and her friends Dearest, dearest husband, Aidan my love. I…

A letter from Cora to the queen

Lots happened, and she got most of it in as well! Turenay, one month before the Feast of Mizran Dearest Raisse, dear Elder Sister, Your younger sister bows before you in profuse apology for her negligence. It is now two months since I last wrote you — and so much…

Arin’s report to Raisse

A very different Arin and a very different Raisse– not a journeyman butcher in Valdis reporting to the queen, but a Guild runner in Turenay (well, currently in Veray) reporting to the head of the Guild. Eirein Arin astin Hayan to Hallei Raisse in Turenay Dear Raisse, This time I’ll…

Erian’s last letter

Cora has been too busy to write in her notebook lately… she’s not only given birth to a daughter, but she’s also adopted baby Jeran and his self-appointed big sister Alaise from the orphanage in Veray. Here’s the last letter Alaise’s father wrote to his family from the war. In…

A letter from Cora to the queen

Only now it strikes me that Queen Raisse and the girl called after her were born in the same house, perhaps even in the same room. Gralen, Midsummer Dearest Raisse, dear Sister, Thank you so much for your letter. My congratulations on the birth of little Alyse! I am sure…