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The Sixth Letter of a Dragon Slayer.

This is the final installment of the Dragon Letters. In the narrative of Simon, Gregory’s brother, it tells of the end of the Great Dragon.

Simon, Squire of Helfain, Chief Apprentice to the Armorers.

Servant to His Majesty, Prince Edwin Time.

“Dearest Father-

It grieves me I and my brother have been unable to write you since mid-winter. But more distressing are the events since Gregory’s last letter.

In a perverse and childish way, I am glad the news of his death has reached you before the Prince’s herald and my missive, so perhaps the sting of it had lessened somewhat. Undoubtedly, you wish to know how he died and Prince Edwin asked me to articulate this clearly to you so you could see his unwavering courage and bravery, though as his father you have no need of proof. I have seen it every day of my life since he saved me from one of my dangerous misadventures as a small boy. And you were ever his watchful guardian, though it would seem, unlike me, he needed little guidance.

It was early in January and we had been pressed hard all winter. It was bitterly cold and I wish to never see snow again. Gregory was more a man than most about the cold and he never complained or winced if his foot slipped on the treacherous ice. I was not so courageous and battered him mercilessly with my own private troubles.

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The Fifth Letter of a Dragon Slayer

The Third Realm has been under attack for many months now. Crops have burned, the countryside has been ravaged and the knights have been hard pressed to keeping their people alive from hunger and dragons alike. Gregory is putting a bold face on a grim situation, but it isn’t out of false hope, he is a man dedicated to the truth, and the truth is, he plans to stop the dragons, no matter what it costs him.

Lord Gregory, Knight of the Third Realm, Keeper of the Helfain Guard

Servant to His Majesty, Prince Edwin Time.

“Father-

It has done me great good these past weeks to have seen you. The snowstorm that delayed you was providential to my health and I have been much revived by the visit. I know you lived in no small agony by such a long and un-provisioned stay. But Simon and I, though driven to distraction by our sisters, are much better in our constitutions now we have affirmed your well being for ourselves.

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The Fourth Letter of a Dragon Slayer.

Lord Gregory, Knight of the Third Realm, Keeper of the Helfain Guard

Servant to His Majesty, Prince Edwin Time.

 

“Dear Father-

“Much has happened in this last quarter. My life has been far from dull and I hope my brief, impersonal letters to you have not been too severe a reflection of this.

“I trust Simon to keep you apprised of his own doings so I will not have to. I read one of his letters before it was sent and found the potency and passion in his words as refreshing as his presence. I am often away and he has the misfortune of being by himself more often than not. For his part, he is a strong and diligent pupil to me and his skill is growing daily. If we were fighting ordinary dragons he could slay them boldly.

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