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[Filter: Verity]

Dragons!

It's the middle of the night! What the hell is it, Verity? You can't just come in here like this, people will I'm trying to sleep!
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[Filter: Verity]

Dragons!

It's the middle of the night! What the hell is it, Verity? You can't just come in here like this, people will I'm trying to sleep!
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[Filter: Verity]

Well, your time up there by yourself is almost over.
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[Filter: Verity]

Are you still

Is it getting any wor better?
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[Filter: Verity]

Are you still

Is it getting any wor better?
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[Filter: Colleen]

... It must have been hard. For you to watch his daughter grow up so fast, even though she was the only one who could do this ... she's still a little girl, isn't she? She can't be that old.

Are --

What happens now? To you, to ... to the children, to ...
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[Filter: Private]

I's not my army. Even if it was my army, what difference would it make? I don't care about being on Gebann's war council, I don't know -- this isn't my place. Whoever that fallen lord is, whatever he's doing, he probably knows way more about warfare than me or Verity. We're not soldiers, we're .... we're ambushers, and terrorists, and arsonists.

But ..

[Filter: Lord Gebann]

Can I ask you a question?

That man you invited to your war council, a couple weeks ago ...
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"How many houses remain," he asks, and none think to question why he asks it?

Keran of Sarrca has plotted the downfall of every House he names, unless they have bowed to him and offered him promises of loyalty. House Sylea, House Noye, House Varise, all the farthest houses west fell because he laid evidence for a war so they would eliminate themselves. He admits to having destroyed Rayla, whatever reasons he gives for it, and after undermining them for the past several years -- plotting their demise all the while, setting stumbling blocks and pretending they were none of his own work.

He will dismiss the East as none of his own doing, but he felled Kasrae, under the guise of rebels seeking to assassinate its lord. He caught the heirs of Forna in his net and imprisoned them the same way he now imprisons the heir to Rayla, making them all his tools and his hostages to hold as threats should anyone in the country fight him. The line of Rayla, extinguished unless we bow the knee and beg forgiveness.

We will never bend the knee.

How can he still believe we will? He has destroyed this country and expects thanks for it. He has gutted it and devoured it like a beast, and expects us to beg for him to spare our lives as well.

A beast is not reasoned with.

A beast is put down.
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[Filter: Those in Quen]

I hope everyone's having a good holiday. I just checked, and there's still roses on the wagon, if anyone hasn't grabbed one yet ... I'd hurry, though, people were starting to show up to pick it over when I went by. If you haven't gotten one already, you'd better do it soon. Though, uh, I'll ... try and keep my men from going after it, just yet. It's not meant for us, after all ...


[Filter: Colleen]

I ... I don't know if you're aware these things are working again, or not.

We're in Quen. Me, and Verity, and all the rebels ... we're with Gebann of Eina's army. And we're -- I think we're joining forces with the Dentorians here, who are going to march on Sarrca soon? There's so much politics it makes my head spin, but that's what I picked up ...

I just wanted to write to you, I guess. And, you know. Happy Rose Day? I know it seems silly, in the midst of all of this, to write to you about that, but. Well.

Happy Rose Day.
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[Filter: Dame Harriet ... and Verity]

... Dame Harriet.

Can I ask what happened to Rayla? It was Keran, wasn't it?
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[Filter: Verity]

Trust me, I know what I'm doing.

[Filter: Lord Gebann and Maxwell]

Hello.

Some of our own scouts have been patrolling the area and have informed us that your main army is going to be here in a few hours at most. So, I think it's best if we get things in the clear before then, so everything moves smoothly.

Maxwell and I have discussed your terms, and we're ready to negotiate.
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[Filter: Colleen]

There's something else you need to know.

Eina is marching. I'm not sure exactly what happened -- something about an assassination, or an assassination attempt? But they're saying whatever it was, Keran did it. He might have even killed Lord Valtes ...

Eina never marches. I know. We all know ... but they are now. And they're marching on Keran.

[Filter: Verity]

Well ...

The forest means we're getting close, doesn't it?
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[Filter: Verity]

The rumors aren't dying off, you know. In fact, it seems like they're only getting louder. I know we haven't run into many people talking about it, but even as many as we have is enough that we have to start taking this seriously.

Eina's marching to war.

If this is what I think it is -- do you realize what it means?
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[Filter: Private]

At least it seemed like she was taking me seriously for once. The last thing either of us needs is to have this hanging over our heads when we finally reach Forna ...

It's so Dragonsdamned hard to tell if we're even going the right way anymore, most days. We could be close, or we could still be weeks away, Dragons, it's impossible to be sure. All the villages are empty, so we can't ask, and anybody we see on the road is headed the same way we are, and they don't know any better, either ...

But once we get there, whatever's there' we're going to have to decide what we're going to do after that. And -- for whatever Verity's said and done, and whatever mistakes she's made, she'd be a good ally to have. However we have to remake this movement, however long we have to wait before it's safe to strike at Keran again --

But maybe we won't even need that. Maybe everything will be dealt with. People are whispering about Eina doing something, and I can't imagine what, considering they've never gone to war, ever, but if they're stirring, and if colleen ...

Dragons, please, please let Colleen's plans pull through. If there's some way it works, and after all of this --
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[Filter: Verity]

So, you know.

We didn't really talk about this, but we need to.

Keran knows we're out here. Or at least knows I am. If he saw Tasha ... He probably knows exactly who she was. And that means from now on, he's going to me keeping an extra eye out for one of us. Since we're so far out here, we should be safe, but -- but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be extra careful.

All right?
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[Filter: Colleen]

I

You know, this

Jess still

Hi.
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[Filter: Colleen]

I --

Look, I don't know how much you know, but -- but Jess was in a little town in Megam until a few days ago, and she promised she was going to write soon. Once she got to Chiaco, she said. She was supposed to write a few days ago.

I just -- know that the two of you liked each other, and -- and I don't know what's happening to her. Where she is. If she's okay. I'm trying really hard to believe that she's fine, but every hour that goes by, it just gets harder.

And I thought you deserved to know. In case it really did -- in case something really did happen.
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[Filter: Verity]

I wish you wouldn't encourage her.
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[Filter: Verity]

... Is this it?

It's a lot, um ... smaller, than I expected ...

[Filter: Colleen]

Are you, um.

If you're not up, then whenever you see this, you don't have to write back. I just wanted to let you know I was worried, and thinking about you. If you don't want to write me, that's fine.
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[Filter: Verity]

I have no idea how we're going to get out of here undetected. I'd prefer to tell them we're leaving, but I know you won't have any of that. I'll leave the planning about leaving and where we should go and all of that to you.

But I think I have a destination.

I think we should head back East.

There's all these rumors flying around about Forna, and I know it isn't something we started. It can't be something we started. There's too much talk, even for your men.

I think we should head in that direction. It doesn't have to be a straight path, I know how paranoid you get, and it doesn't have to be right away, but ... I feel like we should at least scout out what's happening. Angeline will be there, too, so ... so we can meet up with her, maybe, and decide what to do from there.

What do you think?
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