The note resting gently in Lyrien’s hand as she read it for herself, as she could not believe her steward when he had read it to her.
‘‘Danheim was defeated?’’ she asked in confusion, as she was absolutely sure she had received a message from Wesley not too long ago, in which he boasted a victory.
‘‘It appears each side believe itself the victor of the battle, your grace. Each seeing it from their own perspective. The Valkorians sought their revenge, and pulled out by their own accord when they achieved it. They had won the day according to them. To Danheim, all they saw was that the Valkorians have abandoned the siege, and celebrated a victory.’’ the Steward explained with a bowed head as he stood dead centre in front of her down a short flight of wide steps with the Valkorian messenger a few paces behind him.
’‘Then a meeting would surely open both of their eyes to what happened. I doubt Wesley will be happy. Now, prepare a pair of parchments to compose a reply, and a message to Deniro.’’ she instructed her royal scribe who was standing beside her. He bowed, and graciously left the room for a few short moments to return with a rather abundant collection of paper and an ink pen, they began drafting the messages.
After a long while of figuring out how to respectfully address and invite the two foreign leaders over, with many drafts discarded before even reaching the point of the message, the end products were finally handed to the respective envoys, and sent on their way.
The message to Gaious read:
The message to Wesley read: