Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,

[25 Lage 4261]


Yylhauntra wrote back, saying, in many more words, This is a highly regrettable circumstance, and in particular I regret anything I had to do with causing it. As time and situation allow, I will do my best to extricate you from it. My whole family seems to agree on this point, which I am quite glad of.

The Duke

Which lead to the following explanation.

Ilottat:"I think gwn, I know, why the duke of Vheshrame is so determined to have you and nobody else as the ambassador to Vae."

Me:"Because he's annoyed with Hezimikkinen and finding other ways to get revenge on zir?"

Ilottat:"Nullo modo! Something more practical, as your hinting about that seven-winged incendio suggests."

Me:"Because he doesn't have to pay me?"

Ilottat:"Because, angobeithio, if anything happens to you, he will instantly have seven and a half armies of angry Zi Ri bent on revenge. Glikkonen zirself counting as six of those, and Verehinga another one."


Ilottat:"For free, I should think."

I didn't know what to say about that, and I still don't. It sounds awfully plausible, and plausibly awful.

Macropodia Elegans

I finally got the time and energy to visit Thery, Yarwain, Iska, and Macropodia Elegans. Yes, Iska is more or less living with them now. I don't know if she's Yarwain's lover, Thery's lover, both their lover, just a friend, or just a serious disappointment to whoever is paying her scholarship and expecting her to study maths.

Macropodia may be Elegans, or may not be, but Thery is not looking Elegans. She is looking ragged and mostly deflated except around the belly, careworn and ill. "Chrentothany is not pleased with my progress, I'm afraid. Though he is glad to have that new ritual spell Levande bought him. He tried it out on Baron Tigerslaan's new son. If it works on Macropodia Elegans, I will consider myself well and truly bribed in anything that Levande wants, except for my husband and my child. A pity that doesn't leave much left of me for the next few years."

They're all trying to be cheerful. I must admire them for it. Though if things get any worse for them, I may coerce Vae into doing ... well, I don't exactly know what. What's the point to being Ambassador to A Nendrai if I can't get occasional favors like that?

Well, assuming anyone thinks it's a favor.


No huge surprises here. A fairly bad term, all in all, but at least not in ways that will lose my stipend, or will have much to do with the true purpose of a Vheshrame Academy education. Indeed, I could fail all my classes and still get the most important part of a Vheshrame Academy education, at this point.

Formal Enchantment Superficially Followed. My ~mother~ ... whom I should be referring to as Eitharheinen more often ... is expecting this, and will not be too upset.
Applied Enchantment Thoroughly Labored. Seems appropriate. I did a great deal of work (mostly unsuccessful), and only tossed aside one week for boyfriend duties.
Very Dangerous Knobbles Nobly Excused. Which is technically pretty accurate. I was excused for, well, going off to war at the last minute.
Biology of Elementals Well-Reasoned. Not that it's true, that's just a plea bargain.
Leap into this Pool of Boiling Acid Excessively Excelled, as also decided.

Next Term

Applied Enchantment, and Ethology of Nendrai. I suppose I might take something else too. It hardly matters.

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