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[Filter: Private]

I think I've figured it out.

It's honestly clever, and I wonder if they thought they'd have me fooled. I'm willing to admit when I've been had. Fayre's plan was never to bring an army to me. Just to make it look like she was so that I would get my soldiers following them. No, ever since she came of age she's figured out that she can build an army anywhere she goes. She waltzes into a new place, and she convinces more people to love her. She never meant to stay in the city at all. She meant to go out to all of my vassals, and pluck them from me one by one while I watch.

Fayre, I'll give you points for thinking you had me beat with you best strategy, but you have to give me some credit. These howling monkeys will seem just as terrible to you as I do because they're just like me. That's why they're loyal to me. I didn't have to kill anyone for this seat. Just your father to put me where I could reach it.

Until you return, however, I'm afraid I have to watch you try.
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[Filter: Private]

What are they doing? They've come to kill me, and to be very effective at all they're going to have to get through my defenses. That should have kept them in my city. I almost had this strange move to visit that plantation figured out, some way to throw me off of my game. I will also admit that it worked. But these messenger birds say they're planning to go further afield? Yes, they pitched it as a tour, but I didn't expect them to doddle. What is out there that they could possibly be interested in?

I highly doubt I scared them away.

This is so strange.
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[Filter: Private]

Preparations are complete. It's the best that can be done. A feast in honor of the King with all of Riva's delicacies in full display. A few days of peace. Watchers at every corner to make sure that no one can enter my rooms without my say. If they want to kill me they'll have to do it in plain view of the entire court.

So much for keeping the war at arms length.

[Filter: Public]

Everything is ready for the court's arrival in my city. My son is beside himself with the prospect that the King himself is here to honor his courtship. Things like this don't happen every day.
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[Filter: Private]

Preparations are complete. It's the best that can be done. A feast in honor of the King with all of Riva's delicacies in full display. A few days of peace. Watchers at every corner to make sure that no one can enter my rooms without my say. If they want to kill me they'll have to do it in plain view of the entire court.

So much for keeping the war at arms length.

[Filter: Public]

Everything is ready for the court's arrival in my city. My son is beside himself with the prospect that the King himself is here to honor his courtship. Things like this don't happen every day.
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[Filter: Lord Rickon]

I am out of Norey assets at the moment save for one, and I need her to go back to Rechesa soon. Are you in any sort of trouble at the moment, or should I just send her on her way now?
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[Filter: Serj]

Why has nothing happened yet? This has gotten more than intolerable. They will be in Rechesa soon, and all of the best places to ambush them will already be behind them. Why have I not heard about an unfortunate accident on the road yet?
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[Filter: Private]

Why is no one in Norey answering their damned journals? They can't all be dead. It's been days, and other than the fortune teller not a soul bothers to give me a status report. If all I have is Rickon -- who is useless in the short term! -- Serj -- who is busy with his plans that should have already happened, damn it -- and Yuliet -- who is useless except for predictions -- then all might well be lost there. I don't care if the war has shifted, I need soldiers there. Chris is still there, and there are so many others.

I can't send anyone from here either because I need all hands for the King's arrival.

Damn them all to hell. See if they can survive for very long with a Pillar on the throne.
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[Filter: Yuliet]

You're one of the few names that I have from Elijah's network. Your help has been very useful in the past. I have a question for you.
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[Filter: Serj]

We've lost a great ally, you and I.
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[Filter: Private]

The homestead is prepared for Martin and I. We'll make the trip out in a few days, and business here should be taken care of very well. They'll come to Riva's doorstep, get to the hall, and they'll be told that only Lady Brittany and a minor entourage will be allowed to come any farther because of our home's limited space. It's only a day's carriage ride to our home, it won't be too inconvenient.

Of course, they won't ever arrive at my home. Not when they're set upon by a hundred well armed homesteaders and their help on an isolated road. Riva is mine. The men who own this island along with me are mine. If I tell them that Norey is grossly overreaching they will believe me. Even if some of them survive to run away, it will be twenty miles of hostile farmland between them and safety with every single face between there informed of their faces and names. A body of water between them and true safety with so many of my people willing to become martyrs if our island is attacked. Consequences for killing the daughter of another house months away at best.

If Elijah delays them then I have more time to attack them there. If he doesn't ... I'm prepared.
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[Filter: Elijah]

I have a mission that you are uniquely qualified for, and in a position to fulfill. One that will finally deliver a visible win for us. One that I have pulled a lot of favours to set up for you to succeed with.
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[Filter: Serj]

It's been some time since we've talked.
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[Filter: Elijah]

Report.
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[Filter: Elijah]

Brenden is most likely dead, his stashes stolen, and Jack retrieved by Lady Fayre's goons. He was an idiot who believed he could continue his business while also playing dead. I suppose he played too well in the end.

Please tell me that you've all been using routes that don't easily trail back to your hiding place.
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[Filter: Elijah]

Are your people ready for a mission?
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[Filter: Elijah]

Do you see how they only talk about one of them in public? A storm builds outside their own fortress too, and they're so quiet. I wonder if they even know yet.
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[Filter: Private]

The Assassin's Guild wants to know if I want them to try to pursue. I'm willing to let them simmer in silence. It's their problem now, and if they want their money they have to solve the issue themselves. If Fayre knows her business she can stay ahead of their blades forever.

If only they hadn't taken Miss Pandora with them ... that woman is a frustrating nuisance. The Prince is still guarded despite being even further in my grasp. It's so tempting to lose focus on Norey for Rachesa.

Instead, I will sow chaos. The crown serves the people, and all I have to do is show everyone how ineffective it can be when it has no idea where the next threat will come from.

Can you see all the many fires that are starting at your feet, Mydra? As soon as my next shipment reaches Norey, you're going to be in for a surprise.

[Filter: Elijah]

I would recommend that you advise your soldiers to separate their opium supplies, and ration it. There may be some issues with the next shipment that reaches Norey.
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[Filter: Private]

Father Vernan turned out to be correct after all. One more of my lieutenants butchered, and on today of all days. Well, I was hoping to hold them back, but now my church contacts will have to be in play.

Some plans need to be moved forward now. Hmm.
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[Filter: Private]

A quiet morning at home. Surrounded by my loving and droll family. Gifts of love and laughter. Fifty warnings in my journal about the imminent eloping of the Prince and Princess.

What gift have you given me, Lady Fayre?
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[Filter: Elijah]

Why exactly were you shooting at Lady Fayre?
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