In which Val Con receives a letter from an old family friend.
Timeline sorting: The last two Surebleak chapters of Neogenesis each focus, as this chapter does, on half the delm starting the morning’s work. This one appears to fit between those two; it’s the morning after the first of them, in which Val Con receives the news from Tinsori Light. The second, in which Miri receives an unexpected visitor, appears to yet be in the future.
When the mail queue produced a letter from Lady yo’Lanna, I thought for a moment that the authors had found a way to rescue the letter that features in the non-canonical outtake story “Street Cred”. This, however, is not that letter — although it may be a follow-up to that letter, or one very like it.
There’s a small irony in Lady yo’Lanna mentioning that she can’t appeal to Daav and Aelliana because they’re dead, when we’ve just been reminded that the reports of their deaths were exaggerations.