Perian’s marrying his Queen!
Sue Bridgwater is one of my earliest literary cronies and my brilliant go-to-gal for all things editorial. With Jano, she was one of my first roleplay sparring partners with her bardic character Saranna, who is also a different, demi-godlike protagonist in the Skorn series.
“I have a most important task for you. Listen carefully. You are to go to the northern edge of Skalwood, near where the river leaves the mountains and enters the forest. There, living on a farm known as the Two Fields, you will find my mother, Elyn. You are to speak to her these words:
‘Perian your son, soon to be Consort to Queen Alauda at Lavrum, sends greetings and love. It is his wish that you should return with me to join him in Lavrum City, that your days may be lived out in comfort and peace.’
“Then you should bring her here safely and quickly, treating her with due respect and answering all her needs.”
The messenger departed immediately, taking a few attendants to ensure safe passage through Skalwood. He returned several days later with Elyn, just in time for the wedding. By then Lavrum was overflowing with visitors…
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