To: High Prince Altair
From: Prince Whelan of the Realm of Waters
Greetings High Prince Altair,
It was so good to receive your letter. I admit, I have thought of our conversation often, as well.
I would very much like to visit you at the Palace of Night, though I am not sure when I will be able to do so. As you know my father, King Alain, is still firmly in place here in the Watery Keep, but he has decided it is time for me to take on more responsibilities.
I have become a liaison or diplomat of sorts between the merfolk and the throne, and you would be surprised how often I’m called upon to settle disputes between the various clans there.
Still, if you will tell me when, I am sure father will see fit to let me slip away. He admires you very much. He says often that he hopes that when my time comes, I will take on my responsibilities as smoothly and capably as you have.
I fear no other Elf is capable of that, however, so father will have to take me as I am.
Perhaps, you will tell me how you’ve done it.