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A letter would arrive to Camara de Lobos, sealed with a blue wax, and pressed
with the seal of the Inverno House. The courier did not seem to care if it
reached the hands of Tristao directly, instead trusting that it would
"To Tristao de Tavora, Sacred Guardian of Verseiva
I hope this letter finds you well. I have it on good authority that
you yourself have taken ill, or atleast have been preoccupied
enough to start valuing your own mental health over
the health of people who just want to deceive you.
You know, you were always a compassionate boy.
I recall once when Azalea scraped her knee you insisted
that it was nothing, and read her one of your favorite stanzas.
I oft wonder how politics stole that innocence from us.
Something to consider?
Tristao, it is difficult for me to pen this. But you of all
can understand the importance of family to one such as I.
My children are everything, and it has become impossible
for me to aptly provide them with the guidance I
gave you, and the guidance I promised them.
Forgive me, my son. But Balmira has outgrown I.
The swamp has been beat back. The people have
painted wonders. The theatre, though crippled, is
profitable. And there is something to be said
about profiting off art.
I will make my intention clear. I seek to abdicate my Lordship to
my steward. He is a good man, and knows the city well. He would
train a mighty successor, or be the one you need now most.
I have overseen your growth from my stone tower and I
believe it true you can manage without me. But do not think
this a pathetic soliloquy--my guidance will still be
here, should you find yourself mad enough to ask
it once more.
As for what I shall do after, there is a small region
upon the lake, near the vassal Coizela. With your blessing,
I seek a plot of land there to see my children grow for as long
as I can stop them.
This is not the end of our kinship. I should hope you find
the stories I left you sufficient entertainment. And lead
this nation to the glory it has fostered--but you know all
about that already.