New Valdyas

More of Raisse being a very effective queen. This morning we left Tal-Nus early. I know Moyri was sorry to leave again so soon but I want to press on and it wasn’t long before we arrived at Reshan’s estate. Arni had another child, Athal, and everyone wanted to meet…

Moyri writes from Thingy-in-Lenyas

The town does have a name (and I know it) but it will not actually be named until the next session, so I’m keeping it to myself. Moyri knows, of course, but the players don’t. Ysellei Moyri astin Rhydin, Mizrein Hanre, fifth week of Naigha To her Father and Mother…

Without Athal

The country needs its queen again. And, clearly, the queen needs her country. It is now Dochein Hanre of the second week of Naigha in the year 547 after Vegelin I. Athal has been gone for a week and things have been mostly taken care of. Our plans for making…

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 letter to Hallei Lyan

Raisse is still concerned with the law, perhaps even more than she used to be now that she is in Essle. To Hallei Lyan in Valdis My learned friend, I hope I find you in good health, it was only yesterday that I heard of the plague that came from…

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…