Dear Traitorously, My Baron had asked me to dine with him and his Baroness this evening, and I had gratefully accepted, but then a handsome young knight asked me to go vigiling–at the same time as supper is scheduled! I really like this knight, and I think that if an agreement could be reached with … Continue reading Lost in the Knight
Milady: My most excellent sons and daughter have grown into Lords and Lady of good fortune. My eldest son is a hospitaller in the service of St. John, my second son serves the Holy Church in Rome, and my daughter has made a sound marriage to a magistrate in the neighboring city. Because my esteemed … Continue reading You Don’t Call, You Don’t Write…
Dear Traitorously Phillip, I hope this message makes its way to you, I had to get it past the watchful eye of my lady mother. I was recently fortunate enough to be presented at court. There I made the acquaintance of several young men of interest and cannot wait to get back to court to … Continue reading Daring Daughter
Oh Traitorous One, I would appreciate your wise guidance. My husband the King is tiresome and unlovely. I’ve redecorated the palatium. I’ve learned to shoot, and to ride. Our children are grubby, noisy and annoying. I’ve dallied with many of my husband’s men; they were all dull, singleminded soldiers. I finally escaped with a neighboring … Continue reading Bored Housewife
Sir Phillip the Traitorous, Like many of my fellow warriors, I enjoy a good battle. There’s nothing more satisfying on a glorious summer morning than the clash of opposing forces on the warfield. There’s just one fly in the ointment. Combat archers. I understand that they’re historically accurate and relevant. I realize that the longbowmen … Continue reading Arrows flying
Dear Traitorously Phillip and Loyally Luaithrend, I find myself in a bit of a conundrum. I would like both of your advice in the matter. The King’s court has called a function rapidly approaching and I find myself wondering how best to accessorize for the festival. This event is known to be attended by several … Continue reading Axed out
Dear Traitorously Phillip,
A charming charlatan of a merchant has convinced many people in my town that a most ludicrous chapeau is an absolute necessity this season. He calls it the two-prick hat, or some such ridiculousness. My lady wife is utterly enamored of the things, going so far as to purchase not one, not two, but three of these atrocious accessories! She insists they were a bargain, but I think this merchant is fleecing her. How may I best convince this seditious shopkeeper that he has made a powerful enemy, and should perhaps relocate his operation elsewhere?
Hood and Dagger
I am lady in waiting in sworn service to a a beautiful noblewoman who is very generous with her affections, although not nearly so much with the largesse.
Her lord has asked me to provide details of her adventures, and hinted that such conversations might be quite profitable. I’m unsure where my loyalties should lie.
Dear Traitorously Phillip,
My neighbor has left his holdings unwatched, and his sheep are grazing close to my lands. What is an appropriate number to steal, and how should I best conceal my activities?
Sheepless in Seattle.