The 15th Day of the Month of Harvest, In the Interim after Emperor Sigismund of Luxemburg, Year 1439 The Barons grow more and more unruly, and the few supporters left of Lady Sophiya (σƒ whom there were few enough to begin with, I am forced to admit) are undenιαвℓу beginning to find temptation in the offers of the other Lords. My Hoυѕє ¢яυмвɭﻉร ѻપՇ from under me. If I can hold the Lords and Barons together, wє мαу уєт ωเՇђรՇคภ๔ Շђє invasions of Ausbay and Hosela until the first snow and tнє αяяιναɭ ѻि ฝٱกՇﻉɼ. ץﻉｲ ﾉ fear what will happen if Altachia or Shonand enter тнє ƒяαץ คร ฝﻉɭɭ. For now, the Lords remain my highest priority. тнє ℓαтє ℓo尺d ﾶﾑ尺ﾒﾉﾚﾉu丂, ﾶץ ۷คɼٱѻપร ρєσple, and myself have all devoted a great deal σƒ тιмє тσ ﻭคՇɦﻉɼٱกﻭ ٱกि尺ﾶﾑｲﾉՇ刀 Շ刀 Շɦﻉ ɭσя∂ѕ, вoth significant and trivial. I am hopiηﻭ тнαт ﻭєՇՇٱกﻭ รѻ๓ﻉ ѻि ﾉｲ Շﾚﾉｲ ﾉ刀 ﾉ刀 ﾑ √รٱ๒ɭﻉ ๓คกηєя ωιℓℓ αℓlow me to make some as-of-yєт υη∂ιѕ¢σνєɼﻉɗ ƈѻกกﻉƈｲﾉՇ刀 Շ尺 丂ՇﾚﾉｲｲﾉՇ刀. 乃ﾑ尺Շ刀 ﾚﾑﾉ尺d ｷ尺ﾑ刀ズ ﾉﾉ Շ[/SIZE]ｷ ﾉｲ[/SIZE]ｱρﻉɼ Շhalen Valley - One of the few who reмαιηѕ ℓσץคɭ Շѻ ﾚﾑdﾘ 丂Շｱんﾉﾘﾑ, ﾑﾚｲんՇﾉђん ｱяιмαяιℓу συт of respect for the Late Lord Marxilપร, คกɗ ｱ乇尺んﾑｱ丂 ﾑﾚ丂o 丂ѻ๓ﻉฝɦคՇ ɗue to his proximity to her land. For now, I can couηт нιм ﾑﾶo刀g Շﾉ[/SIZE]尺 ﾑɭɭٱﻉร, คlthough his resources are limited and he would undoubtedly ƒσℓ∂ પกɗer too much pressure. I must proceed carefully. -Known to have a penchant foɼ िٱกﻉ ฝine. Has an ongoing affair with the ﾚﾉ[/SIZE]ﾉｷ乇 of a nearby inn, ฝɦѻ ٱร, ि尺oﾶ ﾑﾚﾚ 尺ﻉρѻɼՇร, ค very attractive lady. んﾑ丂 ﾑ ﾶﾉﾚd allergy to almonds. Raises huntinﻭ ∂σﻭѕ. Lord Gerold Vorley of Lower Thalen Valley - ﾑ ズ刀Շﾚﾉ刀 丂ﾘﾶｱﾑｲんﾉ丂乇尺 ﾚﾉ[/SIZE]ﾉｲん んՇ丂乇ﾚﾑ, ﾚﾉ[/SIZE]んՇ borders him to the south, Lord Vorﾚ乇ﾘ んՇﾚd丂 ﾑ √乇尺ﾘ ﾉ刀ｷﾚu乇刀ｲﾉﾑﾚ ｱՇ丂ﾉｲﾉՇ刀 刀ﾉ乇 ｲՇ ｲん乇 primary trade routes ｲん尺Շﾉﻉん ｲん乇 ｲんﾑﾚ乇刀 √ﾑﾚﾚ乇ﾘ, ﾑ刀d ｲん乇尺乇ｷo尺乇 ｲん尺Շﾉﻉん ズ乇丂丂乇ﾚ, passing through his land. He んﾑ丂 ﾶﾑ刀乇 刀乇ﾑﾚ丂 wﾉｲん んՇ丂乇ﾚﾑ, ﾚﾉ[/SIZE]んo んﾑ√乇 ﾘ乇ｲ ｲՇ 丂乇刀d troops into his land. Should this ђคקｱ乇刀 ﾶﾉcん Շｷ ｲん乇 ｲんﾑﾚ乇刀 √ﾑﾚﾚ乇ﾘ ﾚﾉՇﾉ[/SIZE]ﾚd 乃乇 ﾑｲ 尺ﾉ丂ズ of falling. -A highly ambitious man, he and the Late LՇ尺d ﾶﾑ尺ﾒﾉﾚﾚﾉu丂 刀乇√乇尺 ﻉՇｲ ﾑﾚՇ刀ﻉ, ﾑ刀刀 ﾉｲ was no secret that Vorley wanted the crown. He wﾑ丂 丂乇乇刀 ｲ尺ﾑ刀丂ｱՇ尺ｲﾉ刀ﻉ ﻉﾉ[/SIZE]ﾑ刀ｲﾉｲﾉ乇丂 of explosives from the southern border, which could be turned ｲՇ Շﾉ[/SIZE]尺 ﾑ刀√ﾑ刀ｲﾑﻉ乇 ﾉｷ Ŧound and captured. His loyalties can undoubtedly be bought. He guard丂 ﾑ 丂ｲﾑ刀乇 ๏Ŧ ๏гςђards near his home zealously, for unknown reasons. ɭ๏г๔ คยгคภє г๏รsel of the Saubel Mountains - Home of Saubel Pass to the West, Lord г๏รรєɭ ђคร Շђє ק๏ՇєภՇเคɭ Շo greatly compromise the security of this land should he єภՇєг เภՇ๏ รєгเ๏ยร ภєﻮ๏ՇเคՇเ๏ภ ฬเՇђ คltachia or Hosela. I have eyes and ears on him. ђคร ๒єєภ รєєภ єภՇєгเภﻮ เภՇ๏ ภєﻮ๏ՇเคՇเ๏ภร ฬเth Lord Gerold, which is rather ominous. H๏ฬєשєг, ђเร ɭคภ๔ เร ђเﻮђɭץ ๔єŦєภรเ๒ɭє Ŧг๏๓ เภשคsion. - ђเﻮђɭץ ๔єקєภ๔єภՇ ยק๏ภ Շгค๔є, คร ђเร land is not fertile enough to feed itself ๏ภ เՇร ๏ฬภ ﻮг๏ฬՇђ. ђคร ๓คภץ гเςђ ๓єՇคɭ deposits. Famous for his successful кเɭɭเภﻮ ๏Ŧ Շђє ๒єคг ՇђคՇ Շєгг๏гเչє๔ Շђє ɭ๏cal village of Gelmea. Rumors circulate tђคՇ ђє ฬคร ภ๏Շ ค Շгยє ςђเɭ๔ ๏Ŧ ɭєﻮคг г๏ssel, although the truth of the matter เร เггєɭєשคภՇ. ɭѻɼɗ ɼٱƈɦﻉɭ ρﻉՇɼٱƈﻉ ѻि Շɦﻉ รѻપՇɦﻉrn Alluvial Plains - A wild card if ever there was ѻกﻉ, Շɦﻉ ρﻉՇɼٱƈﻉ िค๓ٱɭץ ɼપɭﻉɗ that valley long before Kessel came to be. He now marks Շђє ภ๏гՇђєгภ ๒๏ยภ๔คгץ ๏Ŧ кessel, and it is no secret that Ausbay has long desired to คƈ۹પٱɼﻉ ρﻉՇɼٱƈﻉ ɭคกɗ܁ ѻnly the fact that the Late Lord Marxillius never made any attemｱｲ丂 Շѻ คcquire or use the land has kept Lord Petrice loyal. Should Ausbay make hﾉﾶ ｲん乇 ɼٱﻭɦՇ promises, he might allow them to march unhindered. It is doubtful h乇 ﾚﾉﾉﾚﾚ ﾌՇﾉ刀 Շɦﻉ िɼคץ either way unless his ancestral lands are directly tん尺乇ﾑｲ乇刀乇๔. -ɦٱﻭɦɭץ ρѻssessive of his territory and all resourc乇丂 cՇ刀ｲﾑﾉ刀乇d ﾚﾉﾉｲんﾉ刀. んﾑ丂 乃乇乇刀 known to execute merchants accused of thi乇√乇尺ﾘ. 乃ﾘ ﾑﾚﾚ ﾑccՇu刀ｲ丂 ﾑ √乇尺ﾘ ｱ尺ﾉ√ﾑｲ乇 [/FONT] man. Presently has six vﾉﾑ乃ﾚ乇 ん乇ﾉ尺丂, ﾑ刀d 丂ｲ尺Շ刀gﾚﾘ ｷﾑ√Շ尺丂 んﾉ丂 丂乇cՇ刀d son Thom. Of the other ｷﾉ√乇 ﾚo尺๔丂 ｲん乇尺乇 ﾉ丂 ﾚ乇丂丂 ｲՇ 丂ﾑﾘ. 丂んՇﾉﾚ๔ 丂uｱｱo尺ｲ Շｷ ｲん乇 ﾚﾑdﾘ 丂oｱんﾉﾑ 尺ﾉ丂乇, ｲん乇ﾘ ﾶﾉgんｲ 乃乇 ｱ乇尺丂ﾉﾑ๔乇๔ ｲՇ ｷՇﾚﾚՇw ん乇尺 ﾚ乇ﾑ๔, ﾉｷ ﾌu丂ｲ ｲՇ gﾉ√乇 ｲん乇ﾶ ﾑ cんﾑ刀c乇 ｲՇ cՇ刀ｲ乇刀d ｷo尺 ｲん乇 ｲん尺Շ刀乇 ﾚﾑｲ乇尺. ѻि ｲん乇 ｷѻu尺ｲ乇乇刀 乃ﾑ尺ѻ刀丂 ｲんﾑｲ 乇ﾒﾉ丂ｲ wﾉｲんﾉ刀 ズ乇丂丂乇ﾚ ﾉ 丂んﾑﾚﾚ 刀oｲ 丂ｱ乇ﾑズ, ﾑｲ ﾚ乇ﾑ丂ｲ 刀Շｲ 刀Շฝ. 乃ѻย刀๔ ｲՇ ｲん乇 ﾚՇ尺d丂 ﾉ刀 ฝんﾉcん ｲん乇ﾉ尺 ﾚﾑ刀d丂 尺乇丂ﾉ๔乇, ｲん乇ﾘ ฝﾉﾚﾚ ﾚﾉズ乇ﾚﾘ ｷՇﾚﾚՇฝ ｲん乇 丂ﾑﾶ乇 ｱﾑｲん.