My dear Azeli-
I know that you will encounter great success on your journey. Remember your teachings and mind your interactions with those whom you meet, and you cannot fail. Doutzen will watch over you until you reach your destination. I will be praying each day that you will attain the wisdom and knowledge you seek. Go knowing the blessings of Lao Rhi follow you.
Azeli-ti- [little Azeli]
Though it pains me to see you go so far, I know you are very capable and will be surrounded by honored friends and acquaintances. You must remember well the world you see outside Kaladay; I am sure you will see many wondrous things. No matter how much you learn, do not lose your sense of wonder, for it is only if we maintain our sense of amazement that we may continue to learn. I will miss you, dear heart, and I will look forward to the day when you return to our city a woman grown, with stories of your own to tell.
Azeli-yue- [little sister, Azeli]
May the gods bless your path, little sister, and fortune speed your journey. Grow well, grow strong, and bring your strength back to us.
Study well, and if you come across some camouflage lichen, do send it along. I believe that the Varisian species has some most unique properties. Do also sketch any Thassilonian runes you find in your research and send them on, and if you happen to come across any Hero’s Brew—ah, Bastien shows impatience. Fortune and wisdom to you, little sister.
If I let Seraphie keep writing, we’d stand here all day. And don’t be fooled by Aiko’s curt words, little sister. She’s hiding her face behind her fan like a girl of three as we write this——- [the pen strokes trail off sharply]
And lo, I have recaptured the letter! Fear not, little sister, I shall be sure to keep them all in line in your absence. I know you’re off to study dusty ruins, but don’t forget to enjoy yourself out there.
~Your favorite brother, Bastien
Favorite brother, indeed. Bastien just wishes you to forget about the time he lost you in the market—ah, he protests. I look forward to hearing of your discoveries, particularly as you learn new spells. I wonder if foreigners have the same spells as we do. If you find any unknown ones, be sure to learn them well so you may teach them to us.
Saveria-ren-i [Saveria, elder sister by minutes] forgot to mention that you should also write the spells down. Your memory is prodigal, Azeli-yue, but it is best not to leave such things to chance. That said, I wish you all the best on your journey. I know you’ll make us proud!
Ah, I envy you, little sister. How grand it would be to see the world outside Kaladay. You will have to write letters detailing everything. Oh, but I am afraid everyone here is being quite demanding of your energy; we do not mean to make a chronicler of you! May the gods bless your journey. Shukhia-vois [Shukhia, our mother] will be praying for you, and I shall pray as well. May Daikitsenn show you favor.
By the time you come back, I’ll be even smarter than you! Safe journey!