On the Matter of Tristanué Yale
12 Straight & Wise
District of the Ten
Island of Our Lady
Republic of Arbonhale
His Right Honourable Lord Aston:
On the fifteenth day of the last month, I was, on the account of my good reputation and the quick pen of the Right Honourable Lord Hoel, Master of the Ministry of His Majesty’s Separate Matters, pressed into service on the matter of the young Tristanué, a lady of our esteemed allies, the House of Yale.
On the details of Lady Tristanué’s arrival in Anzioch, and her many interventions on behalf of our brave countrymen so nobly entrenched there, I have submitted a full report to the aforementioned Right Honourable Lord Hoel and his many deputies. I am told redacted records of those events are available within the House of Lords, while unredacted sources, bound to privacy by the living terms of the Paledragon Amendment, remain in the custody of the Ministry of His Majesty’s Separate Matters.
Given the stirring but sensitive nature of the Sabler victory in Anzioch, not the least of which saw the lawful coronation of Silayujon as the Queen of Sanzakarth and the enfolding of the Western Fortunes into our noble Commonwealth, I have been asked and authorized to provide you, sir, with an ongoing summary—a sort of traveling journal—of Lady Tristanué’s actions and movements subsequent to the Battle of Anzioch, including her ongoing work for the Ministry of His Majesty’s Separate Matters. Pertaining to her secret orders, I regret, I may only be able to report on the wrapping of such surprises, but not the content thereof.
Unfortunately, my specialty lies in the baser crafts of warfare; nonetheless, I shall invoke the best angels of my mood and my manners, to present an accurate accounting of Ms. Yale’s actions. I pray you to forgive the common hand of an untitled agent of His Majesty.
In this matter I remain–
Your faithful servant,
An excerpt from the upcoming Savage Errands Collection featuring Tristanué Yale.
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