A letter from Lyse

It took her a long time, and several tries, to write this. Fekemme is writing to his father with about as much difficulty. Dear Fekemme’s Mum, How are you doing? I hope you are fine! I am doing fine, too. I also hope you can read Valdyan letters, but I…

Tilis

For completeness: Lyse’s great-grandmother was one of three sisters, Arni, Mialle and Moyri. Arni married a thatcher, gave birth to Senthi and died in a scarlet fever epidemic; Moyri and her husband took eleven-year-old Senthi to the Temple of Naigha in Valdis; Mialle also died, and her daughter Aine (Lyse’s…

Going home!

We saw that coming, right? I think even Lyse has been seeing it coming for ages. Travelling was fun! And I’m sure we’ll go on travelling a whole lot more, but first, tomorrow morning, we’re going home! We’ve been away for something like ten months! We’ve been to Veray, Turenay,…

Sarabal

Hm, coming back to Sarabal to learn is a good idea for a later campaign… The boat wasn’t that boring, not as boring as I thought it would be! We passed a few villages and islands — at some we anchored and then the captain and master Aine, they would…

On a ship!

Even though they swore to go over land, but circumstances appear to have changed a bit. A few days, and we’re already back in Valdyas! And it’s only been the Feast of Timoine a few days ago — maybe we’ll even reach the Rycha in time to see the wetlands…

On the road again

They’re now so close to the fire mountain that they can actually see its glow in the night. I feel like… I feel like I’ll be really old really soon! It’s less than a month to the Festival of Timoine, and then, then I’ll be twelve. A year ago I…

The sea people

Velihas turns out to be even stranger than we already thought. I HAVE DANCED WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PEOPLE BUT STILL ARE PEOPLE!!! Really! I have! And no, they weren’t the Gods either! (But I wonder… If I ask Anshen whether he wants to dance when he’s so close…

Spychasing

Yes, this is definitely what children are for. Bliss! These were the most awesome weeks in my life! Just imagine this: not only have we been chasing a real spy, but all the while we were travelling with Mík and his family, and they’ve taught us to be acrobats! And…

Catching another crook!

According to Lyse’s player, “that’s what children are for, to catch crooks”. I realise that Lyse is an unreliable narrator, but I’m not going to fix anything that doesn’t mess up the narrative: she’s eleven years old, after all. There is so much you need to do when you are…

To Istila

Meeting lots of people. And realising that travelling with horses isn’t actually any faster. I woke up first! So I quickly checked the door, but my beautiful seal had gone! I made another one before Fikmet or Fekemme could wake up, but I didn’t really fool them! Fekemme could pull…