A letter of exultant thanks

This, unlike the previous one, is the answer to the Queen’s letter. Here are the same events related in Cora’s notebook. She spells “Ceti”, making it plausible that Valdyans will pronounce it with a palatalised /kj/ because /e/ in Ilaini is quite far forward and tends to have that effect;…

Queen Raisse’s letter to Cora

They sent a very fast messenger with it and it arrived just in time: she’s about to leave for Veray. Athal had fun preparing the kingly proclamation! From Ravei Raisse astin Brun to Alysei Aidan astin Velain and Dushtanei Cora, Dear brother and sister, I trust that soon you will…

A letter from Raith in Iss-Peran

This letter was in a sealed wrapper with the following text in both Ilaini and trade Iss-Peranian: To Alysei Athal astin Velain, king of Valdyas, in Valdis. Into his own hands only. If you can open the seals on this letter leaving it intact and in a state to be…

Not an answer

Cora –it’s fitting to spell her name as she’s taken to spelling it herself– wrote this before getting the queen’s letter. Raissei Cora, in Turenay, to Ravei Raisse astin Brun, in Valdis, Great Queen, My beloved Queen Raisse, my Elder Sister to whom I will always turn when searching for…

From Khora’s notebook

Eleventh week of Timoine, part II. Sometimes Khora’s thinking is so alien to me, and yet so plausible, that it seems that all the Valdyans are wrong and should take a leaf out of her book. For instance, about the king’s and Aidan’s sister Ayneth: She seems very strange to…

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…

Politics at home

We had to stop in the middle of a scene, but that was Moyri’s scene anyway. This morning Athal was up earlier than I. He was down at the stables to talk to the people of the plains. So I had time to visit the school officially. The whole area…

Raisse writes to the king and queen

This letter was sent a few days after Khora’s and Aidan’s letters. Hallei Raisse, in Turenay, to Alysei Athal astin Velain and Ravei Raisse astin Brun, in Valdis. Dear king and queen; dear friends and one-time apprentices, First of all let me apologise that I’m writing late, and in haste–…

Back home

Both Raisse and Moyri are so pregnant that the adventure has to come to their door… Follows right on from Raisse’s last entry in the previous story arc. That evening I returned to the hospital to read to the children and see about Mernath. I’ll be leaving him in the…

A letter from Moryn

He’s really spent his journey recovering. “Ilenay” is completely the creation of my other half (who wrote this); it’s perfect! (I didn’t know the sword-breaking was intentional, by the way; I thought it was just a lucky, er, break) Veray, morning of hanre nafur of the twelfth week of Timoine,…