Previously in Iadara
“Ah, Priestess Galiandra, how is Soletha this morning?”
“I do hope you’ve had a good morning Ildrim, she was asking about you this morning. She was in good spirits and had been thinking of your tea the previous afternoon. Will you be joining her again today for afternoon tea?”
“I hope to.”
“Oh, I almost forgot, Lady Valainistima was looking for you. She passed by Soletha’s room this morning.”
“Oh, I didn’t know she was in Iadara. Like I was saying I had hoped to join Soletha but I must be in Firenze shortly.”
“I am sure you must”, Galiandra smiles.
My Dear Friend Valainistima,
I do hope that this letter finds your step-daughters Brianne and Abigail, your newest husband and yourself in perfect health.
Seeing as your family will be visiting Firenze, I won’t need you to send my congratulations to your step-daughter Abigail on her recent wedding. I hope I will be able to do so in person although you did not mention when you would be coming. It could be that your visit will find me elsewhere.
During the brief time I have been serving as Magister in Tuskany, I find I spend most of my time out of the country. In that time I have visited Iadara on many occasions and Qadira a few times. I have been able to acquire the basic amenities which I otherwise might have lacked.
There are few here who can understand the subtleties of a fine Elven writer. Although in part it is my responsibility as Magister to explain these sorts of things to those who would listen.
It is a shame that we missed seeing each other in Iadara by such a narrow margin. If I would have known you had been there sooner it would have not been so.
I am looking forward to your visit so we can enjoy each others’ wit and charm. Enjoying a glass of Cerdyfgwîn is an added pleasure. Oh and you must meet my newest apprentice Samandriel, I’m sure he will adore you.
Magister Ildrim of Tuskany