Hazai's letter

Greetings of Night and Fire!
Since you clearly hanker to visit the upper world before the
rest of us, my nephew, then by all means do so. You have my
blessing to visit the human settlements and ensure that none
is forewarned of our little friends’ arrival. Deal with rumours
in the usual way – laughter is much more effective than a slit
throat.
Be especially sure to pass any pertinent information along
to our agents in Saragost. Be diplomatic about it, damn you
– they have been in service longer than yourself and are not
likely to appreciate a smarmy brat parading his expertise
about. We are all of House Vonnarc, remember, from the highest
to the lowest.
Most importantly, ensure that the Circle has not been
interfered with, if you can. I have had dreams – troubling
dreams, which cannot be dismissed as so many dust-visions.
There is nothing in that part of the world but rocks, fish and
inbred peasants, so our course should be clear. Yet I wonder.
I wonder.
Send word to me often. Fail, and I disembowel you. It is only what
you would expect.

A.

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Hazai's letter

T.D.W. Weller