A few of Beris's letters home to her family. Mostly this is me feeling out what she puts to paper.




Igen Weyr

OOC Date 08 Aug 2018 23:00




Igen Weyr

Eleventh month of the thirteenth Turn of the 12th Pass
Dear Mum and Dad,
I still can’t believe this is all happening. I’m so glad that I found you at last. I thought I never would, or I’d find out you didn’t want me. Knowing that isn’t the way it is, I can’t even describe it.

I’ll definitely come and visit, R’ku said he’ll bring me whenever I want to come. Maybe I can stay for a while? I’d like to get to know Betian and Temera better. It’s so strange to think I have brothers and sisters that I never even knew about. I’ll keep writing to you, for as long as you want me to.

With all my love
Your daughter, Beris.

Second month of the fourteenth Turn of the 12th Pass
Dear Mum and Dad,

I’m sorry I haven’t written for a while. R’ku got a bad Threadscore and I’ve been helping to look after him because it’s hard for him to walk at the moment. He’s okay. It’s a dangerous life being a dragonrider, but I think it would be harder if we both were. We won’t be able to come and visit until the healers say he’s okay, but I’ll keep writing to you.

It was so good to hear that Betian’s a journeyman now. It sounds very interesting that he’ll start to specialise now - maybe when I come and visit he can show me some of the things he’s working on? I don’t know anything at all about leatherworking really, so I’d love to see what a journeyman does.

I’ll write to you soon, and let you know how things are here. Take care and see you soon.

With my greatest love
Your daughter, Beris

Fifth month of the fourteenth Turn of the 12th Pass
Dear Mum and Dad,

It has been such a busy time at work! You’d think that all the fighting would stay in the Pit but yesterday there was a massive fight between at least five customers! It felt like so many more because everyone was jumping in to try and stop them. I think one man’s nose was even broken!

I hope you don’t worry about me - it probably sounds like such a horrible job, but I do enjoy it. Ramita lets me help with making drinks, even new ones, and it’s very interesting. And there usually isn’t that sort of trouble, this was just because someone had borrowed money and lost it on a bet, from what people were saying.

You’ll have to come and visit Igen Weyr, and I can show you around the bazaar and we can go to The Pit. It may not be what you’d like but I’d like to show you where I work. But there are lots of other places we can go and see. The Tea Room (the place I used to work in) is very nice, so we could have tea there. I can tell you what I remember about the teas they have but it was a while ago! And there’s the menagerie, we could go walk around that and see the animals. There’s lots to do.

Anyway I should stop writing so much. I can’t wait to see you again.

With my love
Your daughter, Beris

Eighth month of the fourteenth Turn of the 12th Pass
Dear Mum and Dad,

I’m sorry to write with bad news, but R’ku was badly injured and is not going to be able to fly for some time. He’s okay, but his arm was hurt very badly and it will take him a while to recover fully. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to visit, and I hope that you’ll forgive me for missing Temera’s Turnday. I’ll find a way to get her present to her, and I hope that she’ll like it. Please don’t blame R’ku, it truly isn’t his fault. I think there’s foul play from someone in his Wing that doesn’t agree with him, but it’s not for me to go investigating it I suppose. I’m just happy he’s okay.

I’m glad that Betian’s journeyman work is going well and that he’s enjoying it. I thought it was very clever how he can make gloves so easily. I thought they would be very difficult to make, but he made it look so easy when he showed me. Maybe next time I’ll have a go at helping him! I expect I won’t even be slightly as talented as he is, though.

I’ll write again soon, and hopefully I will know when I might next be able to visit.

With my love,
Your daughter, Beris

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