I send my kindest felicitations and blessings for you and your kin, and undertake with eagerness the pleasure of writing your honored self.
We have continued our explorations of the strange manor owned by Silverscore, which is proving most hostile. First we were faced with a werebear, now a peculiar talking bird whom Teak-tzu says is a druid. He was a most aggravating opponent; he flew out the window when he perceived his life to be in danger.
We have still not located Ulf-tzu, but we did find a man locked in a cell here, a merchant by the name of Lute. Lute-tzu was most appreciative for his rescue, and due to circumstances here becoming hostile to him, was quite willing to join our caravan when it was suggested. He shall be a valuable ally, I am certain.
I was somewhat humbled by several of the ninjas in this place. Most embarrassing. It is difficult to fight against an opponent one cannot see; however, I believe the spell glitterdust shall remedy this problem somewhat in the future. I am fortunate to have companions willing to assist me.
Another strange development: Si’R-tzu has vanished. She had been growing weary of the danger—it is possible she may have one of those dispositions not amenable to fighting. She picked up the book of Tallus-tzu, which she emerged from in the first place, and was promptly gone. I do not know where she went, but I hope that she finds her way back to where she came from, or someplace else to her liking. She did leave us with parting gifts, which was very kind of her. With Lao Rhi’s will, she will find her own path.
We were forced to retreat to Kalsgard to rest briefly, but we shall be returning promptly. I have learned the basics of wandcraft, so I shall be occupying my morning constructing a wand. Teak-tzu will be helping me enchant it, as I do not know healing spells.
Ameiko-ren says that not all family ties are formed in blood. It is an odd way of thinking, but it does have a certain appeal. To be sure, at the very least, I expect they will be friends-like-family before this is all over.
I hope all is going peacefully in the Most Serene City and that yourself and my family are well. I believe we should be leaving Kalsgard soon, and I am not sure how well I will be able to communicate on the road. The Crown of the World is not conveniently equipped with outposts. I will write when I can.
Until then, I remain,
Your devoted student,