Huebald, Duke of Carcassonne
I trust that this letter reaches you in good health.
This letter has reached you, by way of the now freed Damsel my men captured in our recent skirmish. I am certain she can confirm that no harm was done to her, and I would assure you that injuries to your men were only inflicted in self defense. I understand that you have come here to the aid of your allies, who have no doubt marked my movement as a threat. I suppose it would be fair
My Dearest Prince Theodor,
I pray this letter finds you well, although I wish I was writing to you with better tidings. Word from the north has reached my lands that there is peasant uprising in your lands. I am most apologetic for this insolent annoyance, and offer you whatever you need to crush these ungrateful sods. If the rumors I hear are true this Marcus has marshaled quite a considerable force, including many of your former men at arms and bow levies. Iíve also heard rumors
-To my lord, the honorable Prince Theodor,
I hope this letter finds you in good health. I have scouted the areas and camps of the uprising as you instructed, and what follows is my assessment as you requested:
The rumours surrounding the origins of the uprising suggest that it began after Knights in the area did become lax in their vows to protect and care for the people that served them, and discontent grew until Marcus, Captain of the watch and one of Ser DuMont's
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