The Prince’s voice returned at last to their homes in the Dunir heartland.
Sir Tirn spent a brief time with his family while visiting Selvos with Sir Noemi Julander during the wool fair. He and Sir Sarrath are learning the manor lord’s trade from Sir Noemi, and yet managed to find lots of time to enjoy the fair.
Sir Kjarri spent some time with his mother, but most of his free time went to interviewing men-at-arms and soldiers as he sought a force to replace some of the men serving at Caer Hyen. His search for a senesharil continues.
Seenaë had lots of time with her father and her brother, but got called in to tend to the Earl of Selvos, as Sir Grolis Chahryn falls ill. Matakea Yordag could find no proof that it was anything more than a chill coming on, and at 80 years old, Sir Grolis is a frail old man. At the Earl’s insistence, she reads the Earl’s manuscript.
Tamari spends some time organizing the occasional rental of her house (starting after the spring fair) and even finds a local willing to oversee it and collect the rent. With the promise of a reasonable fee, Damys of Bostada – the Selvos salter, is willing to see the house is cared for and maintained. She also learned that, while the local yeomen
are finding it difficult to find good game, they have found nothing unusual after the armies passed through.
Nina split her time between the Peonian and Laranian temples, as there was much cooking to be done. The harvest was heavily damaged by the armies and lack of souls to plant. But the granaries are full, and few fear shortages this year. Unfortunately, with the armies movement, there are more “unsavory” people around. No one openly speaks against them, but Nina is quickly able to pick them out from the way the locals avoid or downright shun them.
The fair is a chaotic time, even without the tourneys. Dinner parties abound, and the next one is being held by the Prince — and you’re all invited.