To the son of Khonsu’s Reaper,
Remember what I showed you about flails:
‘Those weighted ends keep swinging about. Remember the night I took you to meet Xerx’ses. You were so surprised when he told you about the tales of him watching the Knights of Dawn doing jousting? Specifically the part where the dummy weighted bag swings around and hits the new riders in the back to remind them to finish the follow through? Listen to Brother Bartholomew and make sure to do your prayers and drills till you find yourself saying them idly, or working the strikes into chores.’
Now that I got that out of the way remember that whether you become a Paladin of the Light, Priest of the Light, Witch-Hunter, or any other path. Isis is known by a hundred names and one of them will watch over you no matter what path you choose. Never begrudge your father his faith or choices he has made. Every action he has taken for seventeen years has been to save you and your mother, Crystal.
I have been blessed to see the good and bad in so many races and almost every corner of the known world. Just remember to never judge a person of any race or creed at face value. Try as hard as it may be to do so on a one-for-one basis. I know Silent Dream is humbled as a child treated him at face value, even though the rumors of his ilk from the north aren’t the best. Your heart is free and may it stay for as long as possible, and follow it where you can.
Never look at the world at face value, for you remarked how you enjoyed seeing Xerx’ses as a gigantic child when he talks about Knights! I watched him grow from an adept wizard to a Demigod. He looks at the world as how he wants it to be and I hope you do so as well. It is a dangerous path but one that should you choose to follow will shed light upon those in the darkness. It will be the highest form of honor to the path your father took for you. May the Three Sisters of Dawn help you in whatever path you choose, you bright and brave boy.
Save this letter and read it once a year, as you grow it will provide a different meanings in the different stages of your life.
Blessings of Isis upon thee,
Picture(s) by our own AZ Rune.