My Dearest Desdeyliri,
Hello! I was so happy to get your letter. I asked for the day off to come to see you in Lani’s wedding, and I think I’m going to get it. There should be less going on then, so I don’t see why they would say no.
Right now, there’s a lot going on. Normally, my post is really boring. You know that. You’ve seen it. However, there’s a fire festival going on right now, and they built a big bonfire in the middle of the city! Now usually, that wouldn’t be a big deal, but someone gave some stupid humans the idea that they should come in to put out the fire! I’m not kidding! There were a lot of them the first day. I hardly got a break, but it’s slowed down a little now. I catch about one each hour during my shift. We’ve been escorting them out of the city and telling them to leave. I’m pretty sure I’ve caught the same one more than once, so I don’t think they’re listening very well. It’s not just humans either. I caught a dwarf the other day!
Did you know dwarves have a lot of facial hair? I read about them, and saw drawings of them in books, but to see it for real is really quite something!
Anyway, some of the others are roughing them up a bit while showing them out the gate. I haven’t. I don’t think it would be good to make them mad. Some of them do have swords after all. Being a guard is hard work. I don’t want to make it harder by being attacked!
The festival is going to last for about another week. Hopefully, no one gets hurt during it. I did go to see the bonfire with my family. They have fire jugglers and everything there, and there were some treats with chocolate and marshmallows. I heard they have fires set up in other places too. Is there one in the Ghostlands? I hope there aren’t any crazy humans coming to the school, and if there are, I hope the Magister takes care of them.
I really look forward to seeing you! Stay safe and away from bonfires until then!