The Name of the Father

S02 — Session 45

1627, Fire Season, Illusion Week, Freezeday to Truth Week, Clayday

Dramatis Personae




Prince Kallyr, King of Sartar
Lord Tennebris
Lady Kalis
Lady Kalis’ bodyguard
Lord Eril
The Luminous Stallion King
Many servants, flunkies, and guards
A lot of war band


As before, the log will be recounted with extracts from Berra JarangsdottiHumaktisaga, NalaTiwrSaga and The Death of Rajar. As with last time there will be extracts from the Sonnets to Varanis, Sonnets in Praise of Xenefos and The Sonnets to Mellia, Sweetest of Healers, White Lady of Esrolia. There will be reference to the Accounts of the Travels of Irillo Goldentongue. Editorial commentary will be recorded [thus]. The {“D”} voice appears.

What Really Happened

Session Quotes

  • 1
    Time was a bit elastic so possibly they left in the morning.
  • 2
    “I think that with the recent upset with the peasantry it would be useful to move your people. Somewhere towards Alda Chur perhaps. I understand Argrath is in that neighbourhood, and seeing as you did such a good job at bringing me a suitor – and have made an alternate suggestion – perhaps you should bear that suggestion to Prince Argrath.
    “And my thanks. For the food. And with reservations, for the war-band of hot-heads.” – Kallyr
    “Yeaaah. They kind of brought themselves, but I’ll work on making them something useful.” – Varanis
    “As I heard, you kindled the flame in Esrolia.” – Kallyr
  • 3
    On the way down, Xenofos noticed that Berra was struggling, and after careful consideration, did not offer her an arm.
  • 4
    “I think Argrath is trying to finish reducing Alda-Chur, and pushing on into Tarsh. There is some co-operation with the feathered Horse Queen, which is a useful aspect to your quest. Argrath seems to have shaken off the lethargy which plagued him last year. He is…” (Tennebris finishes his wine) “…I don’t know if he will acknowledge the Queen’s right. We do not need a Sartarite Civil War to match the Tarshite one.
    “I know that you are an honourable warrior and so will not strike him down for insulting your liege….. but do your best to convince him that we all fail if Jar-eel rolls through Dragon Pass. I hear the Bat is almost finished in the Heartlands.”
  • 5
    Somewhere nearby, Xenofos winced and probably began composing another sad song.
  • 6
    Varanis looked worried.
  • 7
    D’Val was watching from what might be one of his favourite vantage points. He tossed Berra an apple, which she snatched out of the air easily.
  • 8
    The custom is that a father who wants to acknowledge a child should put in tokens of the gifts he will bring, but there was no room.