Many days have passed since I last stepped foot on the path from Vavard and I find myself weary. Master Allard says that I am homesick as most young men who take their first steps are wont to be. I can not help but feel like a child in spite of what he says even if I recently reached adulthood by my people’s standard. Every step feels as if I have so many more to go and this blasted road only feels all the harsher underfoot.
Still, I can not help but enjoy what I have learned so far. Urth is larger than I originally thought it was. To think that we haven’t even truly left the duchy far behind and we’ve been at it for weeks! Master Allard says that we are headed for Lithmore to meet with some of this peers so that they might get a good look at me and judge my worth. I fear they may find me wanting but he assures me that I’ve taken to the strings as if they were second nature.
There is another man that joined us not long after we left as well. At first he made me uneasy and yet at this point he is almost a comforting presence. Master Allard said that he was pardoned of a crime that he had committed on the eve of the Spring Awakening though I have not a clue of what he had done to earn the ire of so many nor do I think he would be very forthright about it if I asked. He’s a quiet man and I feel he may take solitude in that silence.