Delivered mid day by Redcap on the first day of the Full Moon for the month. It is in a scroll case wrapped by entwined red and black ribbon, sealed with a red waxen seal of an hourglass mounted on a spear. The first page is in a clipped and serious tone, with blocky no-nonsense letters
May this letter find you well on the first day of the full moon. I'm sure you (who so boldly named yourself after a pagan sun god) knows of the dread importance of the timing.
What daring! What ambition! What audacity! You would invite me as if we are peers or worse yet a lackey! You would call upon Alexei Von Kroitsau, the scourge of the Black Forest, leader of men, bearer of a spear that has claimed scores of lives?! Truly you do not know your own hubris or the deadly power you have so cavalierly summoned.
You may expect my arrival at the end of the month, and I pray for your sake you are ready for me.
Alexei Von Kroitsau,
Journeyman of House Flambeau
There is a second page, the writing not so formal.
Ha! Is your heart racing old friend? Do you need to have some wine? Perhaps a fresh robe? I can see you sitting now with my letter shaking in your hands. I so well recall our conversations where you thought that all in House Flambeau were boorish pyromancers or widowmakers.
Be at ease old friend, I thought a little jest might brighten your day. As my Master said, "A brush with impending doom is often the best mood lifter."
I am quite pleased to hear of your success and even excess. I will travel to your location swiftly, and you may count on my power and loyalty in this endeavor. I am quite pleased and flattered that you chose me and shall do all I can to make you regard this as a good decision.
Please of course disregard the first page's ominous intent. Though I will probably arrive around the time of the moon, I will come with open arms, peaceful intent, and a bottle of wine that we shared some three years ago.
Very Truly Yours,