I'm writing this in the off chance it finds its way to you, but this is more for me anyways. How have things been at home? I hope you are treating your mother correctly. Is Hermann still bothering Matilda about going on a date? I'd love to hear how it all turned out.
Templehelm is an interesting place. It's so full of magic and wonder, but I don't know how I feel about it. I feel like all this magic, wonder, and adventure is meant to distract me. Distract me from the way the air feels constricting, from the Gods and what they're doing. I don't know, the longer I stay here the more I reminisce on things from home… especially the small things. I miss the way the air smelled.
It's not all bad though, I've made friends here. The people here have such colorful pasts and personalities. I met a girl around your age, her name is Persephone. She reminds me of you in many ways. I hope you two will be able to meet one day. I also met a woman, her name is Eliah. Don't tell your mother about her, though. She always judges women I'm interested in, she's as much your mom as she is mine. You'd like her - I do.
I've met vampires, angels, crazed religious cave people, a little cat elf who can run so fast she can walk on water and more. There's so much here that I wish you could see, but it's so dangerous here. I don't know if I want you to come here. Maybe once I reestablish the empire here I would be more comfortable. I hope this letter reaches you, somehow. Maybe I'll give a prayer to Akwal. Next letter I'll tell you all about the gods here.
There should be a second piece of parchment in this bottle. It's confidential, and no business of yours. Give it to your mother, she'll know who to give it to.