A letter from Cora to the queen

This will probably catch up with Raisse in Valdis. Incidentally, if we ever make this into a book, it needs major continuity work because there’s no way Cora could have known of some of the events in Essle two weeks before they in fact happened. I’m letting it stand for…

Letter 3 to Aidan

She’s lost track of time; no wonder with everything that’s been happening. Turenay, Dochein Hanre of the eighth week of Mizran ninth week of Mizran, I no longer know which day. From Raissei Cora astin Velain to her beloved lord husband, Alysei Aidan astin Velain Dear beloved lord husband, your…

Letter 2 to Aidan

This probably won’t reach him while still in Valdyas, but perhaps someone will take it to Solay. Turenay, seventh week of Mizran From Raissei Cora astin Velain to her beloved lord husband, Alysei Aidan astin Velain, Dear beloved lord husband, your obedient wife begs you for permission to present you…

Letter 1 to Aidan

Cora did write to Aidan before but he took that letter with him; this is the first one she’s actually sending while he’s off to war. Now he’ll have to find a way to get letters back to her. He’ll get this one in Essle –easy, if he isn’t kept…

Selle writes back!

It’s clear that she’s happily married and likes her new life. I knew she was the kind of woman who writes run-on sentences and parentheses and lots of exclamation marks. Ranei Selle astin Hayan to Raissei Cora astin Velain Dearest Cora, Thank you for writing, and congratulations on becoming a…

Cora’s letter from Valdis

Valdis, two days before the Festival of the God of Money From Raissei Cora astin Velain at the Royal Palace, to Hallei Raisse at the Guild School Dear Raisse, Yesterday afternoon we arrived at the Palace — after a very long, but also very quiet journey. Our armed escort had…

Cora’s letter to Kisif

This is the letter Selle forwarded. I’m leaving Cora’s spelling– it’s likely that she can’t conceive of unaspirated initial ‘k’, especially not before a front vowel. Turenay, three weeks before the festival of the Most Holy God of Money, To my dearest friend Khisif Dearest Khisif, Please give my regards…

Cora writes to Selle

Who has caught herself a nobleman to make a respectable woman of her. Cora astin Velain to Selle astin Hayan Turenay, three weeks before the festival of the Most Holy God of Money, To my very dear friend Selle, Dearest Selle, please give my warmest regards and greetings to your…