That was... so many years ago now. After this, we traveled together for a few years, having many adventures and, I should like to think, bringing much good into the world.
But as with all else, our companionship ended in time. I heard of troubles in Ferdunan again, but was unable to convince my companions to accompany me. And so I returned alone, to again fight for this nation that has become my home.
My actions during this war attracted the notice of the King, who saw fit to give me the duchy of a Duke whose line was destroyed in the fighting. I ruled as such for many years, at first alone, and later with my beloved by my side. How she won me I have written elsewhere, and that we cared deeply for one another my numerous descendants can attest, so I will pass on for now to my friends.
Almonihah Zrathanzon and Zakhin'Dakh journeyed together for a few years more after my departure, until a lady griffon nearly as large and perhaps even more intelligent than Zakhin'Dakh attracted his atten