Interlude from spies with babies

That Lyan didn’t say anything about the dandar was pure GM oversight, not any shortcoming of Lyan’s. [ETA: Or, as Raisse’s player said, perhaps he’ll want to wait until after Midsummer.] I hope I’ll remember next time so the queen won’t stop working with him! The spies we know about…

A letter from Moyri to her parents

Here, too, babies trump spies. Ysellei Moyri astin Rhydin, Valdis, Festival of Anshen, Midsummer, the year 347 To her Father and Mother Dearest Father and Mother. It’s time to send me your congratulations! The day before yesterday, two days before Midsummer I gave birth to the twins Lydan and Bandeh.…

A letter from Moyri to Ysella

Ysellei Moyri astin Rhydin, Valdis, ninth week after the feast of Timoine, the year 347 To her Mother Mother dear, There is, again, all kinds of news. First the most important thing: Raisse has given birth to her son and named him Radan. Prince Radan! She is very well, and…

Radan

He wasn’t exactly late, but took a lot of game time coming! Today, or actually yesterday because I did not get around to writing this down, is exactly three weeks before the feast of Anshen. And this is important because Radan was born today. But I’m getting ahead of myself.…

Spy City

Raisse’s player writes: “Raisse blindly assumes that she is doing Moyri a favour by finding a replacement and that Moyri sees it the same way. If she ever thought about that consciously that may change. Probably because she is concerned for Moyri’s health and does not want her friend sacrificing…

Name of Athal

I swear on Queen Alyse’s grave that I didn’t know this. Well, perhaps I did pick it up somewhere along the way when reading linguistics under the table in boring geography classes (or above the table in boring English classes; my teacher encouraged it as long as my grades stayed…

Moyri writes to Ysella

Another letter dictated to Kare– respecting his sensibilities at one point. Ysellei Moyri astin Rhydin, Valdis, ninth week after the feast of Timoine, the year 347 To her Mother Ysella Dear Mother, We are certainly having a most interesting time! We have caught a witch and a spy! I may…

Cora writes to the king and queen

Turenay, Naighei hanre, sixth week of Anshen From Raissei Cora astin Velain, to her elder sister Raisse and her elder brother Athal. Dear elder sister and elder brother, First and foremost our deepest congratulations on the birth of the little Radan! Two sons in a row is surely an auspicious…

Ayneth writes from Veray

When everybody was writing letters she was griping that it was no use trying to get a letter to Iss-Peran, but Cora suggested that she write to her brother the king. Alysei Ayneth astin Velain, currently in Veray, to Alysei Athal astin Velain, in Valdis. Dear brother, Everybody else is…

Raisse’s letter to Hallei Lyan

Raisse wanted Athal’s approval for getting to know the law professor better; after all, he is in the Guild of the Nameless. Athal approves whole-heartedly, but he does want to meet him in person and to that end will give an informal dinner party for all of the professors. Not…