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Sanimir’s Letters

Kestrae,

I would like to speak with you privately on a matter of importance.  I can’t tell you what in this letter, but I have some questions.  I thought you would be the best person to ask because I don’t want to ask a complete stranger.  Please, if you can, let me know when you will be free to meet with me.

-Hethurin Fairsong

***

Ordinicus,

Do you ever miss the dragon?  I kind of miss him.  I bet you don’t miss having to feed him all of the time.  That must have been a lot of work!

I was wondering if you thought it would be safe for me to bring my apprentice to the sanctum.  Safe meaning my sister isn’t there.  Also, are there other places in Shadowmoon where I might be able to take Desdeyliri to observe the dragons?  I don’t want her to observe too much of the other things there, obviously, but I do think the dragons could be a good learning experience.

I’m thinking about taking her to the dragonshrines in Northrend too.  Maybe not all of them.  I’ve never even been to the Obsidian Dragonshrine, and after my experience at the Azure Shrine, I don’t think I want to.  Did I ever tell you about that?  I broke my leg and couldn’t cast to get out because the dragons were detecting magic being used.  I couldn’t even conjure something to eat.  Sath and Aeramin saved me.  Kestrae was with them too.  She could probably tell you about it.

Anyway, let me know about if it’s safe or not.  Maybe I’ll see you soon!

-Hethurin Fairsong

***

Sath,

Hi.  I hope this letter gets to you okay.  What is it like there?  Can you have visitors?  If you can, maybe I can come see you sometime.  They won’t make me stay there, will they?  Hopefully it would be okay if I brought my apprentice too.  I’m trying to plan more trips with her, because I think part of learning is getting out and doing.  Master Daymark couldn’t take me anywhere because my mother wouldn’t allow it, so it’s sort of learning for me too.

I heard that the war is there.  I hope you’re being careful.

I went back to Shattrath again and I saw Aeramin one last time.  I’m not sure why.  It wasn’t really necessary, but I guess I felt like I had to say something to him so I could move on.  I don’t know.  I still love him, but I don’t think we were meant to be together.  Maybe you understand.  I don’t think many people do.

-Hethurin Fairsong

***

Isandri,

Hi.  How are your studies and how are Thero’s studies?  Have either of you finished yet?  How much longer will your apprenticeship be?  I hope you found someone to make good portals.  I’m sorry I’m not making them anymore.  Is that why you don’t want Desdeyliri to look nice?  I guess you could be mad at me.  I don’t think anyone in the Ghostlands is looking at her boobs or how much is showing, which is none because she bought scarves to go with the dresses, but there are bigger problems here.

Like spiders.

Anyway, Tik keeps them mostly away from the house.  We put down some fresh soil and have planted some flowers.  I think it looks nice!  We’re using the greenhouse to grow some vegetables, but the greenhouse is small, so we won’t have many.  I’m a little scared to use the other garden.  You don’t know where things died here.  I guess I’m afraid of finding bones or something if I go digging too much!

We covered the new flowers with some wire to keep the spiders off them.  I hope it’ll be enough.  You should really come and see them.  I think it looks really nice.

-Hethurin

***

Imralion,

Okay, if you didn’t throw this letter away as soon as you saw who it was from, then you’re reading this.  Hi.  I’m sorry about talking to Aeramin at all.  I just had some things I had to say and that’s all.

-Hethurin

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Aeramin – Aeramin’s Notes

  • I woke up late yesterday, and hungover.  I hate myself for drinking that much.  Maena was already awake.  Luckily, she hadn’t decided to go anywhere, but she had made herself breakfast.  The kitchen area was a disaster.
  • I need to pull myself together.  I’m a mess.  Maena deserves the best care I can give her.  I feel I’ve messed up big time by sleeping in one morning.
  • I was hungover too.  She wanted to sing while she painted.  I asked her not to.  She asked me who I was to tell her what she could and couldn’t do.  I just dropped it.  I can’t win that argument with my own mother, even if she doesn’t remember me.
  • I made it through the day.  I had to take her with me to get her more ink and paint.  She gets upset if we run out.  I’m wondering what I should do with all the art she’s been doing.  I guess a few of the pieces would look good on the walls here.  She’s not bad, but she doesn’t do anything like she used to do.
  • I’d try to sell some of it, but I know for a fact that art doesn’t sell, even if it’s good.
  • I think her problem with it now is that she starts painting one thing and winds up painting something completely different.
  • I fed her supper.  I still hadn’t eaten.  She fell asleep shortly after.  I had been told I could find priests and priestesses on the Aldor Rise, so I left her sleeping and went to find one.  It really would have been easier if I had been able to put up a notice in the library, but I really don’t want Embersun or Vallindra to see it.  So I really didn’t have much choice.  I had to go there.
  • I figured the central building at the top would be the best place to start looking.  I was right.  It was a bit scary going there.  There were a lot of draenei.  More than I expected.  I’ve never really had much contact with them before, just a little here in Shattrath.  Not many of them make their way to the Scryer’s Tier.
  • They’re really tall.
  • Elekks are really big.
  • Male draenei are really big.
  • I walked inside the building at the top during a prayer, just as one of the male priests there was asking the light to give them tolerance for their elven guests in the city.  It was a bit awkward.  For me.  He was probably laughing about it later.
  • I asked for help after it seemed like they were done.  After explaining the situation, they sent me off to another building to talk to one of the priestesses there.
  • I found a draenei priestess willing to talk to me there.  Her name was Abhayaa.  We spoke for a short time.  I thought I was interrupting her work, but then she said she was hungry and asked if I’d like to go get something to eat.  I agreed.  I hadn’t ate all day, and I thought I was hungry.  It turns out I wasn’t.  She ate all of her stew.  I barely touched my soup.  The bread was good.  I ate some of that.  I nibbled at it more on the way home.
  • She asked about what was bothering me.  I guess I wasn’t hiding it that well, but the feelings are still very strong right now.  I don’t want to think he sent the ring back, but I did get it back.  I wound up telling her about Sanimir and how we had parted earlier this week because of his family, but I know for sure now because the ring I gave him was sent back the day before.
  • I was worried about saying boyfriend and said lover instead, but then I referred to him as him, so she probably figured it out.  I don’t know if draenei do that.  She didn’t seem offended or anything.
  • And that, on top of things with my mother… She wasn’t sure what to do about my mother.  I’m not really sure she’s ever dealt with anyone dying of old age before.  I don’t think draenei do that.  She said she would look for someone and spread word that a calligrapher is looking for work.
  • Again, I can’t put up a notice in the library for that either.  The last thing I want is Embersun to know how to contact me.  I took the other one down.
  • I went home.  Maena was still asleep so I sat on the front step for a bit.  I know Embersun or Vallindra could run into me there, but I’m not locking myself inside all of the time out of fear of them.  That would be letting them win.
  • Kestrae stopped by.  She said they’re going to Shadowmoon.  I hope Embersun burns his face off.  All of it.
  • Kes mentioned that I’d probably have to face the felguard again.  It knows me.  It’s probably looking for me.  I did banish it, but I guess it was able to get here somehow on it’s own in the first place.  There’s probably some demonic portal there that it can pass through at will. Somewhere.
  • When I’m stronger.
  • She also mentioned overhearing Vallindra and Embersun in the library.  She said she thought Vallindra was talking about Sanimir, but then she mentioned hawkstriders too.  She wasn’t close enough to hear everything though.
  • She really doesn’t think Sanimir is in Dalaran though.  She said Vallindra was asking all sorts of weird questions about cats and then just teleported away without explanation.  It could be explained by Muffins being left alone in Dalaran, if I thought Vallindra had half a heart to care.  I don’t think she does.
  • I’m still not sure what to think.  I will assume for now that he is not coming back of his own choice.  If I assume otherwise, I may do stupid things.  I promised Kes that I wouldn’t.

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Aeramin – Letter to Kestrae

Dear Kestrae,

I’m writing to let you know that I found Sanimir at the apartment in Dalaran.  He may be returning to the shrine tonight to see you.  I don’t know.  We discussed everything at length and he and I have both decided it would be best to go our separate ways.  You know how I feel for him, and you know he feels the same for me, so I imagine you’ll want an explanation.  To spare him from having to recount everything to you, I’ll do my best to cover everything and give you the explanation myself.

You were there last evening when Vallindra mentioned the things she did about demons.  She knows.  Sanimir believes it will only be a matter of time before she tells the rest of his family.  The options were to stay and possibly face prosecution, run away with him, or hide only myself.  Sanimir would have chosen the second option if I had let him, but it’s not right to tell him he’ll never see any of his family or friends again.  I can’t ask him to pay for my mistakes.

If Vallindra knows, then there is no doubt who told her.  I’ll be sending a letter to her as well to make sure she is aware of his activities.  They do seem to be spending a lot of time together and I wish no harm to befall Sanimir’s sister.

I do hope you’ll be cautious in all of this as well.  Xanaroth has been spreading not only lies about us, but also some truths.  He has told the wrong people what we do, and I have no doubt that he will continue as he sees fit.  He seems to be the vindictive type, and he hates me.  I guess he’s gotten his wish.  He’s gotten rid of me.

I’ll be okay.  I’m, naturally, sad about leaving.  My heart is torn over leaving Sanimir.  I’ll miss everyone else as well, especially you.  Thank you for everything.

My studies will be on hold until I find an instructor.  I promise not to do anything stupid.  I’ve learned my lesson the hard way, but it is one I will not forget.

Sanimir arranged for me to meet his father a day early this morning.  We went there and I am clear for resuming normal activity.  Luckily, Vallindra hasn’t said anything to him yet.  I think he would have said something if she had.

I plan to continue my work in calligraphy for invitations and such.  I am going to take my work with me and mail the finished invitations to the people who ordered them.  I may start up something small where I wind up after the other orders are completed.

I thank you for that too.  I had forgotten and didn’t think I’d be any good in it still, but you trusted me with your invitations.  You showed me that I had other skills that I could make a living with.

Sanimir gave me some of what he made over the past days.  I told him it was too much but he says it’s a very small amount of what he has.  I may not be able to start work immediately, and he wanted to make sure I had enough.  I’ll be taking my mother with me.  It’s only right that I be the one who takes care of her before she goes.

Please keep an eye on Sanimir.  He understands.  He agrees.  However it is still hard for both of us.  He’ll need support from those who understand.

– Aeramin

 

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Sanimir – Sanimir’s Notes

  • Aeramin seems a little happier now.  Maybe the vale is having a positive effect on him, or maybe it’s because we talked.  Most likely it’s because I found a different inn and I open a portal there at night then bring him back during the day.  Or maybe it’s because he’s with Kes during the day.
  • Maybe bringing him back is a bad idea, but I want him to spend time in the Vale.  Some of the pandaren say it has healing energy.  I don’t know.
  • I’ve been going back to Dalaran everyday and making portals for people.  I still have a lot of business, but it’s less than before.
  • Today during one of my tours to show people where the inn and other things of interest are, I ran into Vallindra.  She said she had found some ley-lines already, but she wanted to talk to me alone.  I finished the tour and went back to where I saw her.
  • I had a little time before the next portal appointment, so we walked out of the shrine a short ways.  She asked where Aeramin was and I told her he was with Kes and that’s when she said she suspected that.  I thought that was a weird thing to say, but I just asked why she wanted to know.
  • She said Aeramin is sleeping with Kes.
  • I didn’t believe her at first.  I thought it was just something Xanaroth made up, but then she said she had good sources of information and that Kes has always been overly defensive about being around younger men.
  • So now I don’t know.  I decided to stay in Dalaran for lunch.  I checked on Muffins and cried.
  • I hate crying.
  • I don’t even want to go back to the shrine now, but I have to because I have to make more portals.
  • Maybe I’ll just make the portals then come back to Dalaran for the night.  He can sleep in Kes’s bed if he wants to.  I won’t stop him.  It’ll be good for him to spend time in the Vale anyway.

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Aeramin – Letters

(( Sent to the home of Theronil and Isandri Whitemorn in Dalaran. ))

Isandri,

I regret to inform you that, after days of searching, I was unable to locate your brother.  I have returned to Dalaran after having received injuries in Outland.  An archer has accompanied me, and has promised to send my letters for me as I am in much pain.  I need to see a healer soon.  I can’t pay much, but I hope you will stop by.

Has Sanimir been back?  I left a note on the table before I left and it’s not there now.  Please tell me he didn’t go to Outland.

– Aeramin Firewind

(( Sent to the home of Kestrae Vel’ithri in Dalaran, duplicate addressed to ‘Pandria’ which was crossed out and replaced with ‘Pandaria’. ))

Kestrae,

I’ve returned from Outland.  I saw no sign of Sath’alor while I was there.  I’m not sure if you’ve gone yet so I will send a copy of this letter to your home and one to the new continent.  I hope it will find you.

I have received injuries while searching in Shadowmoon Valley.  I didn’t think he would be there, but I had to check.  I had some other places to look for him that I wasn’t able to get to due to my injuries, but I considered them to be unlikely places for him to hide as well.

The archer who brought me back insists that I will live, but I need to find professional healing.  It hurts everywhere.

Do you know if Sanimir has returned yet?

– Aeramin Firewind

(( Addressed to Sanimir Lightmist in ‘Pandria’, but later it was crumpled and unsent. ))

Sanimir,

I miss you.  I have done some stupid things while you’ve been gone, and have paid the price.  I went to Outland again, to search for Sath’alor as Kes deserves to know that he’s okay.  While there, I decided to practice some of my new spells as well as try some that I hadn’t tried before.  I shouldn’t have, not without Kestrae.  I tried to enslave a felguard.  It didn’t work.

It hurts everywhere.

Please come home.

Love,
Aeramin

(( Addressed to Raleth in Dalaran. ))

Raleth,

I have returned from Outland.  I received injuries on my trip that need attention and I may not be able to make it to the library for some time.  I was wondering if I could have permission to bring the book home so that I may work on the translation here?  I’ll be able to set something up with the couch and the table so that I’ll be able to work.

– Aeramin Firewind

 

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Aeramin – Letters

(( A note slipped under the door of Kestrae’s room at the inn in Shadowmoon Valley very early in the morning. ))

Kestrae,

I wanted to let you know that I won’t be around for breakfast this morning, but I will be back in time for instruction.  I have to make a trip to Shattrath to buy some supplies for some of the new spells I would like to try.  I’ll also pick up more wine.  I hope to be able to find the kind we had last night again.

I’m looking forward to trying the new spells.  I’ve practiced the others, and feel I have mastered them.  I would really like to try the imp spell.  I’ve studied every book I could find about it.  I’ve worked on the base shadow spell.  All I need to do is adjust it for the imps.

I know you’ll worry that I’m skipping breakfast.  I’ll be meeting with a friend to eat before returning.

We need some time to talk in private.  Maybe Embersun will take off in a fit again.

– Aeramin

*****

(( A letter addressed to Hethurin Fairsong at the inn of Falcon Watch.  Sent from the Sanctum of the Stars mid-morning. ))

My Love,

I know we just saw each other.  I don’t know when else I’ll have time to write today, and I did promise you a letter.  I will miss you so much tonight, but I suppose it will look better if I’m actually sleeping here at the Sanctum.  Which is why I wasn’t able to meet with you until early morning today.  I need to be here, especially when your sister is looking for you.  Again, I’m sorry you were up all night waiting for me.  I truly did not mean to worry you.

I’m having a lesson and some practice today.  I promise that I’ll be careful.

I will try to write again tonight, but I may be tired.  With luck, your sister won’t be staying here much longer, and I’ll be able to come to see you more.  I’m sure she’s watching me.

Love,
Aeramin

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Art – Kestrae

Art for Kestrae!

The background might change yet…

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