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…

Moyri’s letter to Ysella

Here is the letter Serla found (PDF) Ysellei Moyri astin Rhydin, Valdis, eighth week after the feast of Timoine, the year 547 To her Mother Ysella Dear Mother, I do hope that you will not mind receiving a letter from your loving daughter that was not written by her own…