The Courier from King's Landing
The Courier from King's Landing
Summary: King Robert Baratheon and Lord Jon Arryn, Hand of the King, reply to Jaremy Terrick's inquiry on Lord Anton Valentin's status as a lord. Try and spot the letter whose writer was sober at the time.
Date: August 288
Related Logs: The Courier
Delivered to Four Eagles Tower, from King's Landing
August 288

From King Robert Baratheon, the first of his name, King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, unto Lord Jerold Terrick.

"My Lord: that you have insulted the legitimacy of a noble family through this proxy of your son has stirred my anger. Think you that a House is so much the lesser for having its ass upon a throne for a mere five years that you can cast insult upon its legitimacy? No, Ser! I recall the service of Cyric Valentin and his son under my banners, I do not recall the face of your own son. I will not suffer one who did not bleed with me for the throne to sap the reputation of one who did.

"Further, bickering such as this is fit for the ears of my Lords Paramount, not for Our own attention. That you have sent this inquiry to Us, rather than Lord Tully tells me clearly that this is some sly effort at intrigue, for which I have no patience, Ser. Whatever your designs upon the land of your neighbor, they shall have no sanction from me.

Done by Our hand on the sixteenth of August, Robert.

From Lord Jon Arryn, Warden of the East, Lord Paramount of the Vale, and Hand of the King, unto Ser Jerold Terrick, Lord of the Roost and protector of the Cape of Eagles.

Lord Ser Jerold,

His Majesty has commanded me to write in greater detail upon the question of the noble House Valentin. The Royal rolls confirm Ser Anton, son of Cyric Valentin as the patriarch of that noble House, entitled as the Knight of Oldstones, whose granted domain consists of the grounds, peoples, waters, and game surrounding Oldstones, for a distance of five leagues. For further inquiry into this matter, you are advised to seek the counsel of Lord Hoster Tully.

Yours in service to the Realm, on this 18th of August, 288 AL.
Lord Jon Arryn