Fenris of Ruewood,
First, tell ne'Ric that I am sorry for his loss. The entire
Dukedom appreciates the sacrifices his people have made in their
fight against the Banded Wasps and the mysterious and powerful
sorceress that commands them. Their suffering will not go
unremembered, nor will it be in vain.
I know that there has been much mistrust between us. As a boy, I
remember my father speaking of your bravery and valor; you were his
most trusted general. But after he was killed in that final battle
against the Fiend, I could not forgive you. I hated you then.
When Kyrand, the most powerful sorcerer in a generation, fell in
battle and you resigned from the army, I even suspected that you
had betrayed and killed him.
However, I have seen your valiant efforts against the Banded Wasps
and I have heard of the sacrifices you have made in defense of us
all. I know now that I misjudged you, Fenris. You are not the
vile betrayer I took you for.
This realization comes at a time when I have a great need for
allies. I believe that there is a plot to assassinate me, incited
by that devil Kyrilla. I fear that some of my chief advisors are
involved, and I do not know who to trust. Since you have not been
at court for years, I can trust you to help me repel this latest
The messenger I sent will bring you to the beachhead at Cavanaugh,
where I will meet you in secret. Please come and help me in my
hour of need.
By my hand,
Baron Geoffrey Volsung