Hunting the brat

In twenty years, the Spotted Dog will have a chubby Khas cook. Unless Bakhmet is one of those people who use up all that food energy for semsin work and stays as thin as a rail, like Sedi. I like these characters so much that I’m sorry it’s not the…

Moyri has her Uznur back!

And Raisse her Athal, but that’s not what she is squeeing about. Ysellei Moyri astin Rhydin, Feast of Mizran To her Father and Mother Dearest Father and Mother, Uznur and Athal are back! Just in time for the feast of Mizran, they arrived in Valdis. We were forewarned, of course,…

Arin’s fifth and last report to the queen

Now he’s sure that she’s reading his letters. Valdis, three weeks before Midsummer Dear Queen Raisse, Even though we have received our money and our job is done now, I wanted to write one last letter because some things have happened since we met and I wanted to tell the…

Arin’s fourth report to the queen

They seem to have done their work– now for Geref Yaktub. Valdis, between the festival of Timoine and Midsummer Today was the day the quack Faran was caught! And we have learned a lot more as well, but I was forced to admit to Selle, Maile and Jerna, and also…

Arin’s third report to the queen

They’re making progress! Arin is still writing about everything that happens: he has no way of knowing what is relevant, so he assumes –sensibly– that anything may be relevant. Valdis, one day after the previous letter, after the festival of Timoine (but midsummer is still a long way away) This…

Arin’s second report to the queen

Now he notices who is reading his reports… Valdis, two days after my first, after the festival of Timoine I never realized… Now I know why Master Ervan was grinning. But whatever I am writing down here will be read by the Queen! And I don’t know how to write…

Arin’s first report to the queen

He may not be a great writer, but he does get everything into the story, and he has a splendid storytelling voice. Valdis, just after the festival of Timoine So, there we were — in the Tunned Piglets, asking every master butcher who came in whether he’d got some work…

Raisse writes to her brother

Sent together with the letter to Rava. Valdis, sixth week of Anshen Dear brother, I am sorry to hear that you have been so gravely wounded for now I can’t be cross with you for making me miss your wedding. Congratulations! But I do want to meet your new wife,…

Raisse’s answer to Rava

To this letter. More diplomatic than bossy Rava deserved, I think. But then Raisse is a real queen. Valdis, sixth week of Anshen Dear Mother, It is good to hear from you. I hope you and Father are taking it easy. One day I shall have time to visit Turenay…

Ysella answers

An answer to this letter. Sent together with a skipping rope for Serla and a few bottles of perfume for Moyri. Kissed with a seal. Dear Serla, I am so proud to be reading your letter. Is it your first? At your age I could not even write most of…