Moyri writes from Tal-Nus

She’s at her ancestral estate, which she left in her early teens and hasn’t seen for a long time. Ysellei Moyri astin Rhydin, Tal-Nus, Mizrein Hanre, third week of Naigha To her Father and Mother Dearest Father and Mother, Look at the superscript! I am in Tal-Nus now! Only for…

A hole in me

Poor Raisse; she’s as badly off on land as Athal is at sea. This morning, on the day of Naigha, Athal and I left for port to make the early tide. The docks were crowded as the fleet made ready to depart. I held him close most of the time…

Yet another letter from Essle

Not even the characters’ plans survive contact with the players. I do hope they’ll do the tour in reverse order after the war, so I can use all the things I’ve been researching. Ysellei Moyri astin Rhydin, Royal Palace, Essle, Dochein Hanre, eighth week of Mizran To her Father and…

Visiting the other Essle

Immediately after the previous episode (that is, the very next day). (In fact Aidan brought the letter, but he and Fian arrived practically together, so it’s irrelevant) This morning while we were getting ready to go on our trip though the poor parts of Essle, Fian came by with a…

Eminent demise

I like Raisse’s tacit assumption that Khora’s former secretary/spymaster is a her. (Though she’s writing in Ilaini, of course, and she’s likely to have written epicene lea for someone whose gender is unknown and/or irrelevant.) The next morning Orin came to us. He is the private secretary to the Mighty…

Arriving in Essle

It looks as if not much happened, but Koll Neveshtan took up a lot of time and energy. The trip to Tilis was uneventful, except for the occasional dry spell. It continued to rain all the way to Essle. We were more subdued than usual, although I do not know…

Preparing to leave Valdis

Raisse is getting interested in macro-economic issues, and while I approve wholeheartedly I don’t know how to handle it: I don’t have knowledge in that field, at least not enough by far. The campaign is going to Adventurous Places first, though, so I won’t have to address that any time…

Moyri’s letter from Essle

Proof that no plan survives contact with the players. I’d actually rehearsed what Koll Neveshtan would say (on the bike) and he surprised me by saying something completely unintended. (Well, not by him, obviously.) Also, the plan to travel the whole west side of Valdyas wasn’t in my plans, though…

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…

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…