A crow with a glittering spot upon its beak flies by, letting go a rolled up message, which lands before the local board. It's written in elegant script, and reads as follows:
Sir William Elderberry,
first of all, I can assure you that there's no espionage taking place upon Caelum's ground, that
was being approved by varshikarian administration... although we'd have all due reasons for such,
for your people already brought more than enough suffering upon our town, for reasons that still
are blurry to us. But even then, I'd never lower myself to a level on which I'd task a child with
such an endeavor - there are some basic, natural laws we're all drawn to, and not to drag a child
into such a conflict is amongst them.
Amira aims to become a scholar someday, thus it is utterly natural that she's nosy: Most likely
she simply meant to explore Briar, and crossed your boundaries by accident. I appeal to your
modesty to withdraw your death sentence you laid upon the two of them: Executing a child, that
not even meant harm, should prove a violation even against Caelum's ethics. I will clarify this
matter with her personally.
And if your nourishment depends so much on it, we naturally will compensate the loss of your
precious rabbit. Would three breads suffice?
Leader of Varshikar