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Image from Huntington Library Ms HM 60, f°7, 15th C.

Written this 15th day of March, AS LIII
Being 2019 of the Common Era

My Dear Vashti <>,

The war’s end draws nigh and the encampments begin to pack up and turn
their wains and wagons toward their homelands. Long faretheewells and
pledges to visit echo from tent to tent. Many an elbow shall be bent this
night and many headaches in the morn.

The ephemeral merchants and smiths and taverns so recently sprung, swiftly
fade into memory as they move on to more lucrative possibilities. Many of
our countryfolk have been glad for the opportunity to obtain the exotic
goods available from the trade caravans. Admittedly, I too found the
temptation too great, and procured fabrics and silks for gifts and clothing
and weaving and embroidery.

I have heard it told that this day, the Ides of March, bodes ill, I say
nay, tis not! For the mention of the Calontir Army forever more strikes
fear in the hearts of every foe! So well did our warriors fight that all
from mighty King to common soldier received salutes from every quarter.
Truely a wonder to behold.

Your Cian fought well, and remains unscathed from this southern war. He
shall soon return to you, rest assured.

Rumor has reached my ears Calontir’s northern borders flood in the spring
thaws. My own estates have been surrounded. I trust afore I draw nigh, the
waters recede and the passages clear.

Good fortune smiles upon me, as many good gentles along my way are known to
me. I shall have good company and warm lodgings should the way remain
blocked and my return delayed.
Therefore, upon the morrow, I shall finish packing my own wagon and set out
north for my own estates.

I pray the time is not over long before our paths cross once more and we
may sit side by side and visit again.

As ever, I remain your friend,

Nesscia <>
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