the warmest of greetings, my beloved queen, and may the gods continue to rain blessings on our dear realm of blight!
yesterday, i was allowed to witness an event that has taken many seasons to come about. great order's eternal hatchie, tagath, has been released from a promise made and decided to ascend to adulthood!
as your official representative to order, i was invited to take part in the ceremony. bipeds are required to obtain a token of esteem in order to access the peak of storms, the traditional ascension place of dragonkind. therefore, i waited with a group of revelers in dralk until the guest of honor arrived and we all headed to the hermit's cave. majesty, who, can you guess, did i met for the first time at the gathering? after you spoke of her so much and so fairly, i felt as if i know the lovely aine instantaneously! i expressed your feelings of longing and sadness at her absence from blight, and she has promised to try to come home and pay her respects.....
once we met at lantenal's cave, tagath acquired the needed tokens and we were allowed to pass to the portal.
my first sight of the peak was dark and dismal, to my eyes and with no offense to dragonkind meant!
i had heard tales that in the old days, the road to the peak was fraught with danger, with withered aegis harrassing all travellers. you yourself spun yarns of the times you perished attending ascensions, thru fault of your own and none of your companions. however, i was assured this was no longer the case, and this is the truth. not one foe was seen or even sensed as we climbed the road to the peak.
soon, we reached the guardian of the peak of storms, hethas the patient. i was greeted as all such ancient dragons greet the 'naka', which is to say minimally. we gathered around tagath as he stood on the peak platform overlooking the sacred volcano.
once we had all settled, tagath began the transformation, the bubble expanding and contracting while we waiting in breathless anticipation to greet the new adult.
as with all adult dragons, tagath immediately took to the sky, soaring up toward the moon as fireworks, dragons, and more dragons joined in to celebrate the new adult.
i am grateful to the warm and gracious people of order, who made me most welcome to a private ceremony. i extended your thanks and gratitude to tagath and the party, and added all of my own as well. may the wings of tagath and all dragons never tire, and may they provide protection and friendship to all people of istaria!
that is all for now, my liege, and i hope this report pleases and informs you. blessings of all the gods on you and my beloved blight!
(o and awdz, i have a favor to ask of you or any kind tailor of order - thicklesip would love to have a emerald celestial robe, if someone could make one....not sure what i can do for you in return as derexx, but if you ever get to blight, you can ask whatever is in the queen's power to grant!)