Ayneth writes home

Ayneth writes home This letter is sent just before the Feast of Timoine and will arrive in Valdis sometime before the Feast of Anshen. Alysei Ayneth astin Velain to Alysei Athal astin Velain, king of Valdyas, and Ravei Raisse astin Brun, queen of Valdyas. Dear brother and sister, You will…

A letter from Ayneth, probably unexpected

This will arrive soon after Athal returns to Valdis. Kept it in the “taking the fort” category because it’s a natural consequence of those events. Alysei Ayneth astin Velain, in Aumen Síth, to Alysei Athal astin Velain, king of Valdyas, in Valdis. Dear brother, I’m confident that letters travel faster…

The fort falls

Last installment, because we’ve left Raith and Ayneth in Solay to mind their own business while Athal goes home to his family and kingdom, in that order of importance. I’d thought the journey to the fort would take days, but it was more like weeks; making camp in the evening…

Leaving the city

A short one this time because much of what happened is, in Ayneth’s words, “all in a big pile that I’ll have to sort out when I’m not so busy.” In the morning I found Surtaunu crying, and he didn’t have words for what distressed him but took me to…

Gathering people

I hope she knows what she’s doing… Raith and Athal seem to think it’s normal. Either that, or they both know from experience that they can’t stop her when she’s that way. When we woke up we were alone in the bed again –after various people had joined us in…

Busy

She’s very happy: close to Raith and getting every opportunity to do the work she’s good at. And even if she were unhappy, my other half points out, she’d be too busy to notice and/or surrounded by too many people to give herself the chance to mope. I still don’t…

Meeting people

It’s a good thing that Ayneth is a practical and proactive person, because things are really happening now. We woke up because the baby was crying. Hungry, of course. The two boys had somehow ended up between us, and the bed was completely wet– obvious, because we were all naked,…

A new household

So here I am in Solay — have to learn to call it Aumen Síth, easy enough when I’m trying to speak Síthi but I can’t write Síthi yet — writing on the strange paper they have here, Raith says made of reeds. When I tried and failed to write…

Ayneth’s letter to Raith

This letter, sent with King Athal’s ship, is wrapped around a package containing a small portrait painting and a heavy silver locket with a lock of thick red hair. Alysei Ayneth astin Velain, in Veray, to Hallei Lenye Raith, on her way to Solay. Dearest Raith, Your letters make me…

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…