[Sent to Lieutenants of the Militia]



  • Honored Lieutenants of the Arabel City Militia, or their mailreader,

    I'm writing regarding an incident that occurred on the streets of this glorious city, on the day this letter was received. After myself, a Retainer to Lady Elestra Thundersword, offhandedly stated that one of your Sergeants was being dense, I was charged with a series of crimes including slander and disturbing the peace. After the noble of Cormyr I am in service to interjected the Sergeant, one of your Privates, a Pierre Brisbois, said to Lady Thundersword, that he would "put this club to your teeth if you attempt to interfere with the law again". After I reminded him of whom he was speaking to, he proceeded to attack me with his baton in hand, and himself, and both Sergeant and Private Lengram raised their weapons against myself and Lady Thundersword. They dragged me off to the stocks after beating us both down, and ignored the Lady's repeated requests and right to pay the fine on my behalf on the spot, and as such, put a Noble House of Cormyrs colors in the stocks, publicly humiliating her house.

    In short, in the span of ten minutes, the named Militia members in your service ignored, threatened, and assaulted a noble of Cormyr, not to mention attacking myself, a Retainer in her service, without any provocation or resistance from myself.

    Lady Thundersword has asked me to pen this letter to see that, at the least, Private Pierre Brisbois is punished accordingly for committing a capital crime, as the Lady has named the unprovoked attack against me as a personal attack against her and her House. She seeks his honored position, as a Militia Officer in service to Arabel, stripped, as he is incapable of carrying such a position in a respectable manner to the City, the People, and the Crown. Furthermore, she expects a formal, and public apology signed and posted by Brisbois personally, for the attack and defamation of her House.

    It is best to not set a precedent that your Privates are above Nobles of Cormyr, and can freely attack anyone, nevermind someone in service to said Houses, without any repercussion. I trust that this matter will be handled swiftly, as I do not wish to pen another letter to the Honored Judge Johan, or, Gods forbid, bother the Lord Warden with such a silly mistake from a Private who let the power of such a position go to his head.

    Signed,
    Benjamin Barkley,
    Paladin of Shaundakul,
    Retainer in service to Lady Elestra Thundersword


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  • [A copy of the letter is sent to Judge Johan's office, along with an addition]


    Honored Judge Johan of Tyr,

    The Militia twists words. They create issues and then "fix" them. They are either corrupt, or delusional. Both Lady Elestra Thundersword and Sergeant Snyden have urged me to send this to your office, as we wish to take them to court over the charges against myself, and primarily, their actions of threatening and attacking a Noble of Cormyr and her Retainer with weapons raised.

    So far, Private Brisbois has stated that he attempted to arrest me, and that I raised my sword, but I can assure you that I'll have witnesses that will state that I was attacked by Brisbois after reminding him who he threatened, and that my weapon was firmly in its hilt until both Private and Sergeant Lengram drew their weapons on Lady Elestra. One of them will include the Mistral of Akadi, Ophirae, along with a few bystanders.

    Don't follow in Tallstag's footsteps, setting a precedent that the Militia can act however they wish as long as it fills his coffers. No matter how you look at it, it is a simple fact that Brisbois threatened and then proceeded to attack a Cormyrian Noble by proxy. It's a capital crime, regardless of his lies that he uses as reasoning.

    Lady Elestra hopes to hear good news from you soon.

    Signed,
    Benjamin Barkley,
    Paladin of Shaundakul,
    Retainer in service to Lady Elestra Thundersword


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