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===Letter from Tau=== To: The New Covenant of the Spear, Winter 1216 From: [[Tau]], filius [[Sigma]], of [[Flambeau]], Praeco Sodales, I thank you for your letters of this year, and hope that this letter finds you well now that the colds of winter are in retreat. I have read your reports on the fall of the old covenant with much concern, and have spoken with trusted sodales on the matters you raise. I have news of a sort which may pertain to [[Glaucon]], filius [[Patrick]], who your reports indicated may have left the old covenant prior to its fall. It seems a magus who had the same sigil has been seen in the [[Stonehenge]] Tribunal in recent years and does not speak of his past. I have not travelled in those lands for many years, not since I completed my gauntlet under [[Sigma]], or rather not under him, following his fall into twilight in the lands of [[Loch Legean]], but I do know of a magus close by those lands in the Tribunal of [[Normandy]] who may be able to grant you further information. His name is [[Alroy]] of [[Flambeau]], he is a brave magus who has travelled those lands and has fought here before his retirement. He is of the covenant of [[Florum]] although I do not know if he now lives [inserted] there or [end of insert] at the [[Palace of Spiders]] [inserted] with whom I hear they are allied [end insert]. I urge you to write to him, rather than travel to him. The lands of [[Normandy]] and of [[Stonehenge]] are oft at war, and I do not know if they both stand under their young King [[Henry III of England|Henry]] of [[Angevin]] who I believe has succeeded [[John of England|John]] within the last year, or whether [[Flanders]] is ruled by one of the Family of [[Philip II of France|Philip]] of France. Whichever way many tales have been taken back by those who have returned from their crusades and they do not all look well on those of the Levant. To other matters, I wish to enquire of your relations with the local lords, and with other covenants. I must urge you to take care in such matters:- Those of [[Thebes]] are wily, and they work with the merchants of [[Venice]] in ways that may bring us danger. I am told by [[Scipio]] filius [[Rognvald]] that he has approved the visit of [[Timothy|Timothy the Peregrinator]] ex [[Guernicus]] to aid you in the production of a charter. Once this is done I do urge you to send a copy to <strike>[[Scipio]]</strike> [inserted][[Felix]] of my covenant [end insert], so that we may put matters in progress for 1221. Please continue to provide me with information into the progress of your investigations, and the development of the covenant. [[Tau]] ---- ===Response to [[Tau]]=== Praeco Tau filius [[Sigma]] ex [[Flambeau]], Your friends of the [[Covenant of the Spear]] greet you and thank you for your letter. We are all in good health and spirits, and hope that you are to. There is great growth and change at the covenant. The thaw has begun and spring is upon us. But winter was significant for us, this solstice being the first time we came together and performed Aegis of the Hearth to protect ourselves. [[Timothy]] has worked hard with us to produce a working charter that we all have signed. With these arrangements made I hope you will consider, as we do, the task of re-establishing the covenant complete. Currently we have no relations with other covenants but once things have settled several of us have expressed an interest in travelling to meet our neighbours. Our relations with our local lord [[Nahapet]] are good. He heads the mundane side of the covenant for us and we have installed [[Umberto]]'s man as the working head of the household. It seems to us to be a very convenient way of maintaining a proper mundane face without any messy swearing of fealty. As suggested we will send a copy of the new charter to [[Felix]] which also describes the formalities of the arrangement. Our investigations into the happenings at the old covenant continue. We have not discovered the form of [[Glaucon]]'s sigil. If you know it could you please describe it in your reply so that we can compare it to the mage seen in the Stonehenge Tribunal. What do you know of him from his time in the Levant? Can you describe his appearance? We will find answers to these questions useful. We also request that you send a copy of your responses to [[Alroy]]. Some interesting news the mage called [[Illario]] spotted scouting out our covenant we discover is a Theban mage. We believe he comes from a covenant called the [[Aerie of the Spirit's Breath]] which is located in the land of [[Trebizond]]. [[Aleksandar]], [[Vartan]], [[Toros]] et [[Umberto]] <small>[ [[Letter:Tau, Summer 1215|Previous letter]] | End of correspondance ]</small> [[Category:Letter]] [[Category:Chronicle]] [[Category:1217 Spring]] [[Category:End of Correspondence]]
Letter:Tau, Spring 1217
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