March 15th, 2005
2005/03/15 23:59:00 - [exalted] letters
As I said to Requiem at the end of the session, one of the first things that Vasily is likely to do when he gets to Lookshy is write a few letters. Here I give approximations....
Vasily's parents aren't named in his backstory, but still he would address a letter to them.
I feel that I must offer my apologies to you, both for the manner of my departure and for the fact that I do not feel any remorse for what I've become. I have sent apologies to my sister separately.
Since leaving home I have been through interesting times, and tried to act in the best interests of the Realm. Most recently I was involved in the large battle to the north, a personal result of which was an offer from the Seventh Legion to work with them.
They have a more flexible approach to persons like myself and I feel that it is compatible with my support of the Realm, given the budding climate of cooperation.
I continue to use the House name. If you feel that this is inappropriate I shall stop doing so. Should you require to contact me then the Realm Ambassador here knows who and where I am.
He'll probably write one to his brother Lyosha as well, but that would be somewhere between that for his parents and the one for his sister…
I wish I had thought of something else at the time, but I didn't. I hope that you can forgive me, for what I did if not for what I am.
I've learnt a lot since we last talked, from esoteric details about the Raksha to smithery techniques. You've seen the destructive side of the changes that have come over me, I'd like to offer you the chance to see the creative side.
I think that in the new political climate it should in principle be possible for you to come and visit me here. Should you wish to then I can talk to the Realm Ambassador on your behalf. She is also the person to send letters via until things get a little more sorted out here – or Infallible Messenger always works.
Of the party, he fully expects to see Brant again (like a bad penny he might think, but not really mean it). To both Lucinda and Bitterness he'll send a note of the following form if he can find anyone to attempt delivery
I fear we may now strictly be on different sides again, however should circumstances conspire again that we have common cause then my door is open.
I know your master will be reading this, and they should take the offer seriously.
And, one final letter for completion, this one not from Vasje at all...
The Imperial Ambassador to the Shogunate
The Realm Embassy in Lookshy
Congratulations on your promotion.
I have become appraised of recent events and must beg your assistance in procuring the appropriate documents that I might journey to the city of Lookshy. The visit is personal in nature being as how my great-nephew, one Nellens Vasily, has recently obtained residence within the city.
The personal nature of my visit would not however prevent me from meeting you to offer my congratulations in person, should it be possible to fit me into your busy schedule.
I hope that you can expedite my request. I look forward to once again seeing Vasily, and hope that the circumstances will be less stressful this time.
Nellens Anila Kira
Archives and Translation
Entry Tags: exalted, fiction, rpg
2005/03/16 01:58:15 - reply to #3
The Embassy of the Realm, 1st Descending Fire
By order and grace of the Scarlet Empress, the Imperial Ambassador to the Seventh Legion of the Dragon-Blooded Shogunate, Her Excellency Sesus Adarisa,
My Lady Kira,
Clearly, an official title is lacking in substance if one can write ones letterheads in a single line of characters. I suspect your congratulations were offered in spite of your knowledge of my remark on being named Ambassador by the Regent, "Congratulate me not on appointment but rather on achievment, not on prestige but on performance, not on elevation by the Realm but on approbation by the Seventh Legion. If when I return having discharged my duty the enemies of Creation speak of the strength of the united Host of the Dragon-Blooded, if the Seventh stand together with the Thirty against those who would tear civilisation asunder, and if those who died in the final battle of the Balorian Crusades are not to have fallen for naught, then I will be worthy of your many accolades.", there is, proverbially, little that escapes the sight of your eye nor the record of your pen. So far I fear I have made little progress towards a state in which I will be able to accept even the slightest of congratulations; you would not believe the awkwardness that not being able to meet with the head of each political grouping prior to meeting any of the others caused. But I digress.
Your request, though personal in nature, is political in consequence, and this, alas, cannot be avoided. You are doubtless aware that Vasily was offered and accepted a position within the college of sorceror-engineers in Lookshy; you are one of the Heptagram's foremost historians, scholars and archivists. I am sure you see the problem. I consider it my duty to work towards a time where such a request would sail through without comment; but that is a goal, not yet a reality - nonetheless, I will make every effort to see that you will be made welcome within Lookshy, but I regret that, even with Vasily's aid (which I will naturally attempt to enlist), it may take some time for approval to be secured.
As a member of the Dynasty you would of course be welcome in the Embassy, and, barring an unforseen crisis in relations, I would hope always to have time for one who has previously been of great assistance to myself and my allies.