A letter to the crown prince
From Ainei Sedi to Raissei Vurian astin Velain, crown prince of Valdyas, in Valdis.
Dear Prince Vurian,
I have seen Pegham from the sea but I couldn’t go ashore and read your letter because soldiers would have killed me if I had done so. A cruel lord and his army have seized the town and the land around it and killed the whole regiment that your father sent. I will try all I can to have an army sent from Albetire to conquer it back for you and your people. I can’t go back with the army myself because I’m needed somewhere else, but I think I can find someone to translate your letter into the language of the people of Pegham so one of the officers can read it.
I met a princess from Velihas in a town near Pegham, and I could tell she was a princess because she cares as much about her people as you do about yours. There are many things a prince must learn, but this at least you already know.
Greetings from strange countries,