ivoryscales: (:woop:)
[Filter: Ally]

Hey! I promised I'd write, so here I am!! We're going to be home soon, okay? I can't promise it'll be exactly three hours but we're getting back on our way in a minute and going as fast as we can!
ivoryscales: (Default)
[Filter: Ally]

Hey, good news! They're finally ready to send the advance supplies back to Lahn, and guess who got into the first group?? Sooo, no more hauling boxes and shoveling snow for me. Nym and I are taking off bright and early tomorrow, so as long as there aren't any crazy snowstorms causing delays, we should be back in a few days!
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[Filter: Ally]

Heyyy, so, the scouts came in today all excited about seeing flags up the pass! Sounds like Lord Hasten's army will be coming through in the next day or so. Pass isn't too bad for the middle of January, this year. 'Course we've been working our tushies off keeping it clear, so there's that.

Good news is they're coming with all sorts of supplies from down south and once they're through and all they need people to deliver them. So I'll be bringing some things back for Lahn. I was thinking if you did finish your training here, I bet you could get signed on carrying messages city to city ... lots of the girls here are doing that, lately. I bet Nym would like that better, but even little dragons can carry more than the pegasi, so supplies it is.

Anyway, I don't even know if you're still reading! If you're not, I'll make you read this when I get back and we can have a laugh about it later.
ivoryscales: (oh dear)
[Filter: Private]

No time to stop. No time to think. If you think about it -- don't think about it.

There'll be time later.

If they recognize us here I don't know what I'm going to do.

[Filter: Ally]

Do you see that? There's a little town up there. It's a lot smaller than the last one. I'm sure it'll go better this time.
ivoryscales: (*sulks*)
Everyone who can should try to get as far away from Megam as possible. Something terrible might be about to happen, something that could sink the entire country into the sea.

If even one person reads this and listens to me and -- gets away, because of it, then --

It only takes ten seconds to write.

Get out while you still can, as fast as you can. The shaking is a sign. Suaimeas and Crionna tried to warn you. If you didn't listen to them, you'll never listen to me, who am I kidding.

I hope nothing happens. For all your sakes.
ivoryscales: (oh dear)
[Filter: Ally]

Did you see that?
ivoryscales: (*sulks*)
[Filter: Ally]

Sometimes I just think -- what's the point? We did everything we could and it wasn't good enough. They want to kill each other. It's obvious when you hear either side talk about the other! If we sat everyone down and we told them, just explained to them that if they can't make peace with the Adveni, Lord Suaimeas will sink the rest of Megam just like Dyfeint -- they'd throw more fruit at us and tell us to go ahead and do it, then, if we think we're so powerful.

And the Adveni are just as bad. Always throwing the responsibility at the Megami, as if they've forgotten that none of this would have happened if they hadn't gone and founded their city. If they were all still in their little quarters in the city the artifact wouldn't be in this state and we wouldn't be running out of time, but they don't care about that, they just care about pointing at the Megami and talking about how bad and evil and awful and mean they all are.

Sometimes I just want to give up and run while we still have time.
ivoryscales: (:woop:)
[Filter: People who know about Suaimeas and Crionna]

The Council made their declaration this morning. It ... sounds almost too good to be true? I keep looking for a catch, but I can't find one.

They said that Lady Crionna's will is paramount, and in accordance with her wishes, Megam will seek a lasting peace with the Adveni people, beginning with a declaration that Chartri will be considered a new settlement in its own right. They're going to dispatch arbiters to work out the specifics. They'll probably want to talk to you, Tavi, so you should be ready for that. It'll take them a few weeks.

In addition, the Adveni quarters of all the major cities will be rebuilt, and the Adveni may select one "elder" -- they weren't sure what you'd want to call it -- to serve as a liaison between the city magistrates and the Adveni people. The arbiters will explain all of that when they get to Chartri, as well. I'm sure they'll explain it better than I could, I didn't understand half of what they said. So, um. But it sounded reasonable!

They're going to punish any cities that are found to be purposely causing undue harm or disobeying Lady Crionna's wishes, and ... oh, and they begged you to come back, Suaimeas. They're afraid that you're plotting some kind of punishment, wherever you went.

The orders are being sent to every major city via the Holy Guard today! So everyone should know about this within a couple days.

Um, it's hard to tell what the reactions are so far. Most people just go a little slack jawed when I get anywhere near them, so I know they aren't saying what they really think if they think I can hear them. But this is what we wanted, right? This should avoid a civil war.

[Filter: Ally]

I think we should do something to celebrate!
ivoryscales: (sup)
[Filter: Ally, Suaimeas, Crionna and the Adveni]

Well, I asked him to write before he left, but unless he left me off the filter, he probably forgot. I wish they could write as dragons, some things would be a lot easier. Anyway, I'll just tell you, Suaimeas is on his way. Crionna is busy explaining it all, and I need to go in a minute, too, but -- you know how fast he can fly, it shouldn't be long. He might even get there late tonight.
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[Filter: Ally, the Dragons and the Adveni]

Okay, I don't have very much time -- it's just been crazy -- but I thought I should write back and at least tell you, Tavian, Daphne, we think everything is going well so far! All the Council members welcomed us and the people are just head over heels, and Crionna and Suaimeas are amazing, they really are. We waited a little bit before we talked about you -- the Adveni -- at all, and, uhh, well the Council won't send the Guard after Chartri now, they can't. I don't think everyone is exactly happy with it, right now, but they're going to get used to the idea! It's just going to take some more time.

I don't know how much time, yet, but we'll try to keep everyone up to date with what's going on??
ivoryscales: (sup)
[Filter: Prudence, Patience and the Adveni]

So -- where are you?

Ally and I have been hiding out here for days! We can't go to any villages out here, we're too close to Lucre for that. If anyone sees Nym they'll know exactly who we are and word will get out and I don't want to make this more complicated than it already is, okay? I thought you were going to be here today! Or yesterday! What's going on?

We have a lot to go over, Ally is working on making notes of all the things you two are going to have to learn before we go marching into Lucre and tell everyone what you are. We really need to get started as soon as we can. You hardly know anything about our Scriptures, and there are other things we need to get sorted, too, like what we're going to call you, we can't introduce you as Prudence and Patience, that'll never work.

And we need to decide where we're meeting, too! So, what's going on?
ivoryscales: (oh dear)
[Filter: Ally]

Okay, we need to talk and I wanted to do it like this because it'll just be easier, like this. Tavian wrote to me, and he gave me a lot of information about the artifact, and ... what's happening, and how to stop it. And it has to be us, Ally, we're the only ones that can do it. And -- are you ready? You'd better sit down.
ivoryscales: (Default)
[Filter: Ally and Chartri]

Okay ... I think we've just about convinced them to let Erin in. We told them Norman is her assistant, since it seemed like the best story. They don't like everyone's association with the Adveni, obviously, but Prudence and Patience really have everyone spooked, and they haven't made any progress with that artifact on their own. Let's just hope they haven't made anything worse...

Anyway, I'm writing to let you know, you should start getting a plan to get here soon. They have conditions, but they're pretty reasonable. Things like, you'll be watched at all times, you'll need to explain what you're doing ... that sort of thing.

I haven't heard anything more from Lucre, yet, either. I don't know if that's good news or bad, but that's how it is. News always travels a little slow this season, I guess.
ivoryscales: (sup)
[Filter: Prudence, Patience and Ally]

Um, well. Everyone is just as impressed as you can imagine. Maybe

-- I tried to tell them, but actually seeing you like that ... I'm not even really used to it yet, to be honest.

They have a lot of questions. I told them that I would ask you if that was all right. They won't try anything, I promise. Especially after seeing that. They just want to talk.
ivoryscales: (...)
[Filter: Daphne]

You know, I saw that. I saw that whole thing and I couldn't say anything, and Ally still doesn't know I saw it because if I told her I think she would die. And I don't like lying to her about it and just the fact I saw it at all means -- it means ...


[pause]

I didn't even open this to write about that! I wanted you to ask Prudence and Patience if they would come here, again. They never really answered, and now that Festival's over ...


I just thought, since you You're the only one who knows I So
ivoryscales: (sup)
Ally! That's it! What is the matter with you, today? Did you -- get into the wine? I know some of the Guard was drinking, earlier, but I didn't think you would want any -- did you really have some without me? I'd have a glass with you!
ivoryscales: (sup)
[Filter: Ally]

I don't know what I think of that. It's just so huge. And that wasn't even all of it! How much deeper could it possibly go? If that's supposed to really explode ... I guess I can see why they're so worried. But it doesn't seem to actually do anything, does it? It's just sort of there.

I can't help but wonder if the priests are just making it worse ...

[Filter: Ally and Chartri]

Well, we made it, in case anyone was worried. That was some storm, huh? I guess it is that time of year.

[pause]

We talked to the Guard, this morning. They let us in to see the, um, artifact. I can't believe how deep inside that cave it was. ... And how big it was. I can't even imagine how something like that gets built, let alone buried -- and then dug up! ... Sort of. I mean, it's only part dug up, right?

We told them it was dangerous, but I don't know if they really believed that. At least, not enough to stop trying to figure out what it is, and what it's doing there. And when they asked how we knew about it, well, we told them about Prudence and Patience -- I'm hoping, if they know you're there, they'll just leave Chartri alone. Like they should. Only, they didn't really believe that, either, and now they want to actually see them -- you -- and I told them I'd ask.

It couldn't hurt, could it? It's not like they could stop you from leaving, once they saw what you were. That's sort of the whole point ... they ought to just leave you alone, because they can't win against real dragons.
ivoryscales: (oh dear)
[Filter: Elizabeth]

Hey, I really hope your journal is working! Write back as soon as you see this, okay? I'm hearing a lot of weird rumours about things going on in Lucre, and I need to know if any of them are true. It's really important.
ivoryscales: (*sulks*)
[Filter: Cameryn]

Are you there? I need to talk to you about the situation in Shairfel.

I'll write a letter if you don't respond, but ...

[Filter: Ally]

I don't think they're going to be able to keep any of this a secret very long at all. Daphne still wasn't seeing anyone today, and I don't know what Tavian told everyone, but everyone knows she knows something ...

Or at least that she thinks she knows something.

... None of it can possibly be true, but none of them want to hear anything about that!

I'm writing the Guard about Shairfel. I have to at least do that. I'm sure they'll be able to figure out the truth, out there.
ivoryscales: (sup)
[Filter: The People looking for Chartri]

Hello.

I thought I should tell you, whatever you said to the Adveni a few pages ago -- I can't see it, and they won't let me see it -- it wasn't the right thing at all. They're not really letting anyone who isn't Adveni in, and I think you probably know why. If you're from Evendim or Fairen, you should especially know why.

I can get you some supplies if you need them to keep going, but you can't stop here.
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