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…

Mizran’s Day

Raisse’s take on the Feast of Mizran. I especially like “When doctors talk among themselves it’s hard to follow sometimes.” It’s so true! I was in an odd mood today. It started with dressing up for the celebration of Mizran’s day. It required fancy clothes and I even let them…

A curse on the land

Ayneth’s letter and Athal must have travelled on separate ships after all, because it has arrived and he is nowhere in sight yet. (Also, the eclipse hasn’t arrived yet; I’ll correct the priestess’ estimate after the fact.) In the westernmost port before Solay, probably almost the Feast of Naigha Dearest,…

A letter from Reshan

I think he’s right that it can’t last much longer, though whether the Khas are running out of reinforcements or merely concentrating on Solay now I couldn’t say. Sellei Ökgelen Reshan to his wife, Cynlei Arni astin Brun. My dear Arni, Thank you so much for your letter with all…

Aidan writes a painful letter

Sixteen-year-old boys are horrible, as we noticed in play and I noticed again while writing this. At least he’s made up his mind about it. Alysei Aidan astin Velain to Hyltei Radan astin Brun, sheriff of Turenay Dear Father, This is very hard for me to write, and I’d much…

Boys who are soldiers

Raisse is still spelling “Khora” even though Cora isn’t; I think that’s a feature so I’m leaving it that way. We had a little something to eat and dressed up like any old noble to go to the temple of Dayati. Of course it’s hard not to be noticed with…