Hope this letter finds you both well. I have adjusting to like at my new posting, Gwerddon Gennad Embassy in Kaliphlin. The land here is very different than back home in Circardia but it is beautiful in its own way.
The duty here isn't tough. Typical Embassy duty of watching the gate and escorting a few traders. The ambassador at Gwerddon Gennad has tried to give us little tastes of home. He is a big fan of old man Duram's mead and ensures we don't run dry! He has made sure the court yard is full of greenery and we have two fresh springs. The sound some how reminds me of the might Isca River even though it is just a trickle in comparison. They do provide relief from the heat. We even have some Blood Bloom flowers in our courtyard. The floors in the embassy are covered in fine Avalonian timber planks. The feeling on my feet brings a smile to my face.
I have also grown fond of some Kaliphlin ways! Outside the embassy is a market full of unique sights and exotic smells.
There is a dwarven merchant selling marvelous spices and fruits along with some other goods . Another selling fine leather goods and another sells goats!
There are two old men that meet daily under some palm trees and partake in a curious practice. They drink a hot drink called "chai" and smoke from a curious device called a "hookah".
My favorite is a man named Ali. Ali prepares the most wonderful roasted spiced leg of lamb that he then shaves into thin strips, piles that onto some bread with fresh vegetables . I will have to try and convince him to move to Circardia when my posting end or at least convince him to teach me how to make it!
Their is also a lovely Kaliphlin girl who works here in the Embassy. Her name is Azhar. She is our cook and cleans the embassy. Her parents were killed years ago by bandits and the ambassador took her in. we often talk of Avalonia and perhaps one day I can convince her to visit with me.
Well I must finish this letter now. The sun is setting and I can smell Ali's meat cooking! All the best and I look forward to the day when I return to Circardia.
Your loving son,
As always, comments and critics are welcome!
Edited by MikeyB, 15 February 2012 - 05:58 PM.